So that first article I was talking about? It came out today. I guess everyone came to work today and it’s a whole thing everywhere that the holidays are over and it’s time to get some work done.
I went online and found the schedule of movie release dates for this year and did some research and made a list of 15 films that will probably make the biggest splashes this year.
I saw a lot more trailers last night, after I had sent my article and felt kind of bad that I didn’t include other films on my list. I can just write another article about the things that kind of slipped through the net. One of the films that I got really interested in is Chappie by District 9‘s Neil Blomkamp. I loved District 9 but was really disappointed by Elysium and I don’t know if Chappie will be more like one or the other. But Hugh Jackman as the antagonist interests me. And I like Dev Patel. So bring it on.
There’s a whole lot of big budget films and “event” films but very few dramas. They’ve been relegated to independent film festivals or have moved to television.
Let’s just wait and see how the world changes in terms of cinema as television has become a better platform to tell compelling human drama stories and the cinemas have been relegated to just the big movies. My Dad says it’s what happened in the 60s when television first became a serious contender against movies and cinema made the transition to Cinemascope. I, for one, still love going to the cinema to watch films, though. I hope that never changes.