With so many great movies currently playing and coming up, I thought I’d share a new list of the ones I’d like to see.  Some were mentioned in an older post about movies to see, while there are still a lot of movies I’d like to see that I listed in that post.  At this point, it’s a quick reminder of what I want to look for on DVD.  As for the latest movies, here are the top ones I want to see.

  • “Take This Waltz” (2011)

On the “Take This Waltz” IMDB profile, there is a “coming soon in theaters” notice for mid-June.

  • “The Good Doctor” (2011)

The IMDB profile for “The Good Doctor” states Aug. 31 for U.S. release.

  • “Snow White and the Huntsman” (2012)
  • “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” (2012)
  • “The Dark Knight Rises” (2012)
  • “Prometheus” (2012)
  • “Men In Black 3” (2012)
  • “Total Recall” (2012)
  • “The Words” (2012)
  • “Chimpanzee” (2012)
  • “Finding Nemo 3D” (2012)
  • “The Pirates: Band of Misfits” (2012)
  • “Brave” (2012)
  • “Hotel Transylvania” (2012)
  • “Paranorman” (2012)
  • “On the Road” (2012)
  • “Les Miserables” (2012)
  • “The Great Gatsby” (2012)
  • “Django Unchained” (2012)
  • “To Rome With Love” (2012)

A few thoughts on some movies from my list:

I’ll probably see “Snow White and the Huntsman” on my next movie outing.  The effects seen in its trailers are amazing!  My favorite things about this so far include the evil queen’s liquifying mirror, Snow White with a warrior image and Chris Hemsworth as the Huntsman.  Also, Florence + the Machine’s new song for the movie is a great addition to the updated classic story.

With each trailer I see for “Prometheus,” I become more curious about it and I’m already getting that “on-the-edge-of-my-seat” feeling of what’s going to happen.  I’m wondering if certain will things happen that we’ve come to know the “Alien” movies for, considering the buzz between those and Ridley Scott’s new sci-fi.

The technology used to make animated films in recent years is why I’ve come to like a wider variety in that genre.  I remember a while back seeing a program on behind-the-scenes work for “Finding Nemo.”  It showed how the animation team creating realistic images of water, as well as how light and shadow were represented.  The effects are still stunning to me and I can only imagine how they’ll be in 3D version.  This summer, the animation I’m looking forward to the most is “Brave.”  It looks adorable and I love its medieval time period and Scottish theme.

I’m curious to see how “On the Road” will be after having read Jack Kerouac’s book, on which it is based.  That reminds me of something I’ll post about later on the issue of books adapted into film versions.

I just saw the trailer for “Les Miserables” earlier today and am already very impressed by Anne Hathaway.  This is one of those musical titles that I never really knew much about, partly because I didn’t always follow Broadway.  Not that I didn’t like it; more that I felt at a loss on where to begin.  However, my recent trips to NYC for Broadway shows turned me into a theatre fan and I can see that this film version of “Les Miserables” will also turn me into a fan of that production.

Any thoughts on these movies?