I probably won’t go to the movie theatre this year. It’s a lot of effort and I don’t want to catch something in that confined space. I’m not a germaphobe, but I did see Outbreak. (Not in theatres.) So here’s a list of upcoming films I probably won’t see – at least not until they’re on Netflix.
The plot of Woody Allen’s new film starring Cate Blanchett and Alec Baldwin has yet to be released. The intrigue! It’s set in Europe, which is always good. It’s written and directed by Woody Allen, which is sometimes good. And it pits Cate and Alec against? together? who knows?, which is most definitely good. Blue Jasmine will be in theatres July 26th.
The Fifth Estate
That didn’t take long! The Fifth Estate is Hollywood’s take on the relationship between WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and his friend and colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg. The film explores the founding of WikiLeaks and the series of controversies that eventually led to Julian Assange’s state as a political refugee.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Okay, I will be seeing this in theatres. Lice, the flu, and Ebola be damned. I’ll sit in that movie theatre. The Hobbit is one of the first books I remember first reading by myself. (For a second time, my parents read it to me as a baby. That might explain a lot.) Peter Jackson split The Hobbit into three parts and, despite a bit of embellishment, has stayed quite true to the book. The second film in the series promises the Dragon, mutiny, and a lot of courage from a little hobbit!