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Movies coming in 2010

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Well boys and girls I thought it was time to take a look at a few of the films that will be filling our multiplexes in 2010.

Lets start with January.

Daybreakers

Daybreakers.  What better way to start the year than with a good old vampire yarn?  Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe and Sam Neill filmed this one way back in 2007.  The story goes:  In 2019 the vampires rule the earth, but they are running short on humans to feed on.  Two bloodsuckers have to work on a way to keep their human prey alive.

Then we have one for the kids.

Hoodwinked 2

Hoodwinked! 2 Hood v Evil.  In this sequel we have Red Puckett in training for the sister Hoods.  She must allay herself with the big bad wolf to investigate the disappearance of Hansel and Gretel.

Then the horror!

piranha 3d

Piranha 3-D.  Alexandre Aja directs this CGI fish fest of blood and nastiness.  Plot?  Oh yeah.  The rather peckish fish are let loose in a popular tourist lake leading to lots of scenes of faces and flesh ripped off.  Yummy.

Nicolas Cage in Season of the Witch

Nicolas Cage in Season of the Witch

Season of the Witch sees Nicolas Cage and Ron Perlman team up to transport a child-witch to trial for allegedly spreading the plague known better as the black death.

A Nightmare on Elm street
Nightmare on Elm Street is set to return to our lives with a whole new reboot.  Only this time without (gasp!) Robert Englund.  His role is taken by Jackie Earle Hayley.  Cue stripy sweater, hat and razor claw and lots of slashing about.

And then we lock and load for some good old fashioned action, Stallone style.

The Expendables

The Expendables is his first film since the ill-advised Rambo 4.  Stallone wrote and produced this project himself, a first for him.  Anyhow, the Expendables are Sly, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren and a few other meatheads.  They are hired to remove a Generalissimo of some obscure South American country, and they have to take on ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austen and Eric Roberts (remember him?)

Iron man 2

The much awaited Iron Man 2 kicks in around May next year.  The second instalment of the comic-book franchise is a lot darker than the first.  It is more character driver, focussing on Tony Stark’s alcoholism as well as his battle against evil.  At least this time he has help, in the form of the boys and girls of SHIELD, as he contends with Whiplash and Justin Hammer.

Mickey Rourke as Whiplash

Mickey Rourke as Whiplash

So as Bugs Bunny would say, that’s all folks, but there is more to come next month.

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Written by Nick Gilmartin

July 30, 2009 at 4:25 pm

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  1. I agree! I am stunned this really happens in modern day times. I was happy I am not running. The Owners have asked about this. Lets see the change and going forth.

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    February 6, 2013 at 10:34 pm


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