Movies of the week
Movie-goers, don’t allow hopelessness suck out your enthusiasm!’ Several promising movies are in the pipeline to make up for the insufficiency you have experienced of late. This, in spite of the fact that 2012 has been a year of disappointments; movies with leviathan budgets and unprecedented publicity have turned out to be duds.
There’s light at the end of dark tunnel! Nearly half of 2012 is pending, and if we have more cinematic gems like ‘The Avengers’ and ‘The Dark Knight Rises’, the current year will also give us our money’s worth like the last one.
‘The Bourne Legacy’ and ‘The Expendables 2’ are queued up to give us a much-needed boost up. These movies will carry forward a huge legacy and are expected to send the cash registers rolling. Precisely, speaking, they are 100 million films in the making.
Let’s not forget ‘The Campaign’ starring Will Ferell and Zach Galafianakis. Both are stretching their work hours to build audience curiosity towards their movie. It’s a comedy about the clash of egos as two CEOs try to turn the tide in the favor to topple over Congressman, who has not seen defeat in a long long time. The movie could not have been released on a more apt time (August 10), when President Obama and Mitt Romney have tightened their belts to win supporters.
Hope Springs is another bright spot among the dark clouds enveloping the box office. It’s based on the problems that most couples face, as their marriage grows old and the old patterns appear stale and differences creep in. With Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones as the main leads, the movie promises to be both enlightening and rib-tickling experience for the viewers. By the time I have written this words, it would have already started screening and we’ll soon have a critical opinion!
As you can gauge, hope is aplenty!