2) The Olympic Games
The Great Gatsby — A remake starring a much more grown up version of DiCaprio, than the lad we see in the poster above.
Two Lincoln films — Lincoln by Disney starring Daniel-Day Lewis and Sally Field and… Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter. Swear! A word for word synopsis from the net, in fine print follows:Abraham Lincoln, the Great Emancipator, secretly battles with the undead as an ax-throwing, highly trained vampire assassin. Vampires are presented as the real conflict behind the Civil War.
Butter — A premise even more outrageous than Lincoln battling vampires:
A young orphan discovers her uncanny talent for butter sculpture in an Iowa town where her adoptive family lives. The talent pits her against the ambitious wife of the reigning champion, in the annual butter sculpture competition.
Bullet To The Head — Another subtle and nuanced film written by, and starring, Sylvester Stallone. Yo! No synopsis necessary.Ouija — Yes, based on the board game.The Three Stooges — another Farelly brothers offering, for the Dumb and Dumberset. In watching the trailer, we note that nuns are once again being spoofed. How irreverent! Like that hasn't been done ad nauseum in movies and pop culture in general, over these past fifty years.Though Larry David is in it, he does not appear in the trailer. One might wonder what he brings to this slap-schtick, if one were inclined to wonder about Larry David at all. We will curb our enthusiasm for this one, so to speak.Les Miserables — Regarding the play: it opened in London in 1985…it is the longest-running musical in the world… the second-longest in the West End...third-longest running show in Broadway history. (Wikipedia). And in celebration of its 25th year in 2010, it was sent on a worldwide tour.This then is a movie for the twelve people who didn't see the play. Or for those curious to see if a star-studded cast, including Russell Crowe, can sing?
Mirror, Mirror — No! No! And with Julia Roberts as the Evil Queen? No! No!The Big Wedding — A heavyweight cast— DeNiro, Keaton, Sarandon, Williams—trying to pull off a lightweight premise: "A long-divorced couple fakes being married as their family unites for a wedding."Because divorce of course, is such an aberration in that only 50% of marriages end up that way. (79% for cops, we were told recently by a divorced cop.)