Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Looking Forward in 2010

What am I looking forward to in 2010? Well, Jam's baby has been born...so that's over.


How to Train Your Dragon
March 26
The Olympics brought something else to make my giddy: How to Train Your Dragon looks fun for all ages. The humor; the action; the plot. Kristen Wiig does a voice, and I'm a fan of anything she does. Unfortunately Jonah Hill will also be voicing, but at least I don't have watch his annoying self.

Clash of the Titans
April 2
This movie looks incredible. I'm stoked to see it; it sounds like mythology is coming back again. Stars Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes (who DO look alike and respectively play brothers Zeus and Hades) will make this film even better.

April 16
The comic got a film deal almost immediately! I have yet to get my hands on the comic because of its outrageous popularity. But the trailers look amazing: hilarious and awesomely action-packed. I'm thrilled about Hit-Girl, played by the ever-amazing Chloe Moretz. You may have seen her in (500) Days of Summer. It's likely you have if you're reading this blog. Nicholas Cage is also in it...woohoo....I wouldn't take your kids to this though, even though it's a couple kids. They're just going around killing people with katanas and blunt weapons. It might pose problems for some parents.

Iron Man 2
May 7
I admit: I hate Iron Man in the comics. He's an ass; I sided with the rebels in the Civil War. I tend to do that anyway. But damn that first movie was GOLD! I'm looking forward to the second installment. Marvel produces much better superhero movies than FOX.

November 24
Kristen Bell plays a small-town gal who moves to the city and works in a Burlesque show. I'll be first in line at the theatre. Other cast members include Eric Dane, Stanley Tucci, Cher, Julianne Hough, Cher, Christina Aguilera, Peter Gallagher, and Alan Cumming. I'm excited. Lots of legs.

The Best and the Brightest
Neil Patrick Harris and Bonnie Sommerville play a young couple who want to ge tthier kid into an exclusive kindergarten school, and Bridget Regan plays NPH's clingy ex-ladyfriend. Amy Sedaris also lends her INSANE comedic comedy to the likely-inappropriate film. NPH and Sommerville's characters find out just how difficult it is to get your kid in the school.

Barry Munday
No known release date
Starring Patrick Wilson, Judy Greer, Mae Whitman, Colin Hanks, Missi Pyle, Jean Smart, Emily Procter, Malcolm McDowell, Cybill Shepherd and Chloe Sevigny, Barry Munday will surely be funny. This will be hilarious, especially when the plot starts out with Wilson's character missing his "family jewels." His day keeps getting worse after that, including being required to have a paternity lawsuit filed against him.

The Tempest
No known release date
Julie Tamor's latest adaptation of a Shakespearean play will no doubt be amazing, but she has Titus to live up to. She has a fantastic vision and interpretation of Shakespeare. She's done a version on stage, so it should be familiar for her.

No known release date
I loved Ben Gourley's last film Moving MacAllister, and surely this film will be just as enthralling of an adventure as that. It co-stars Jason Mewes as Gourley's best friend. Lindsay McKeon


The return of GLEE
No more needs to be said!

"Game of Thrones"
Adapted from Song of Fire and Ice, one of the most beloved Fantasy novels, the HBO epic will feature Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (New Amsterdam, Virtuality, Wilmbledon) and a slew of fantastic overseas films like Natten), Sean Bean, Jennifer Ehle (Pride & Glory, Possession co-starring Aaron Eckhart and Gewnyth Paltrow), Peter Dinklage (current token little person actor), Lena Headey (300, Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles), and Brian Thompson (misc TV shows and surely recognizable). This will be amazing.

"Party Down"
The second season, as I've mentioned will pick up Megan Mullally. WOOHOO! Everyone should be watching.

Betty White hosts SNL
May 8
Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Molly Shannon, Rachel Dratch, Maya Rudolph, and Ana Gasteyer guest star with the lovely, raunchy 88-year-old Golden Girl. If the writing can keep up with the talent, then this will be the best SNL episode in a decade or so.


Mindy McCready
"I'm Still Here"
March 23
You can preview her new music on her website, and the album's title is the title of the current single, available on i-Tunes. Her voice sounds better than ever, and I'm thrilled of her return to the music industry. Here's to hoping she doesn't mess up her life in the public eye anymore!

She & Him
"Volume II"
March 23
Zooey Deschanel is penning many of Volume II's tunes, and covers include NRBQ's "Ridin' in My Car" and Skeeter Davis's "Gonna Get Along with You." Tilly and the Wall will guest on the song "In the Sun," which is the current single. On the single's B-Side is the song "I Can Hear Music."

Tao Seeger Band
"Rise and Bloom"
Tao, Pete Seeger's grandson, is previously of the group The Mammals and currently of the Tao Seeger Band. He's a dark, rough, alternative folk-rock music. I can't wait to get my hands on this gem!

Elizabeth Cook
May 11

Look for a new album from Scotland's BEST band likely this Fall. I can't wait to hear a recorded version of "Young Emslie" and whatever other lost goodies are in store for us.


The Heroic Age
Marvel enters The Heroic Age in just a couple months, ending the Dark Reign, which went on for far too long. I can't wait!!! I am disappointed in the number of Avengers books and what they are. I'll buy New Avengers and Avengers but not Secret and Academy.

Legends: The Enchanted
The preview came out Feb. 3, and the graphic novel comes out in April. It's a steampunk take on fairytales.

Serenity: The Shepherd's Tale
A graphic novel about Shepherd Books' past. Excited! It will be written by Whedon's brother Zack.

Serenity: Float Out
June 2
This one-shot will feature some of Wash's old friends as they take out a ship they've fixed up, christening it in a way, which is called "float out." It's written by Patton Oswalt...yup, the actor!

Pushing Daisies: Season 3
No known release date
Continuing canceled shows in comic book form seems to be a trend of which I'm glad. As far as we know, Bryan Fuller has completed a couple issues of the series. I'd love to have it continue past the third season, but it's unlikely.

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