If you’re like most collegiettes, you more than likely feel out of the loop when it comes to the latest movies. You go home, excited to watch the biggest hit, only to realize it’s so old that it’s no longer showing in theaters. It seems abnormal and infrequent now to take a trip to the movie theaters, but here are five upcoming movies that you should take time out of your busy collegiette life to go see!
1. Gone, starring Amanda Seyfried, is a new suspense thriller that came out February 24, 2012. Other stars include Jennifer Carpenter of Dexter, Sebastian Stan of Black Swan, and Wes Bentley of The Hunger Games. Gone follows Jill Parrish (Seyfried) when she comes home to find that her sister has been abducted. Jill, who was kidnapped two years ago, believes the same serial killer has taken her sister. With no support from friends or family, she sets out to find the killer and save her sister alone. This thriller is rated PG-13.
2. Don’t deny it. Dr. Seuss was your childhood. Thanks to the creators of Despicable Me, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, rated PG, is coming to theaters on March 2, 2012. It features the voices of Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Betty White, and Danny DeVito. The animated movie will take on the familiar tale of a 12-year-old boy named Ted, voiced by Efron, who searches for the tree that will win over the girl of his dreams. To find the desired tree, he must discover the Lorax, known to be a grumpy yet charming character. The Lorax (DeVito) is a character that believes in his world and will go to all measures to protect it.
3. If you haven’t heard of The Hunger Games yet, I don’t know where you’ve been. Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games trilogy, adapted the first book into a film, which will star Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss, Josh Hutcherson as Peeta, and Liam Hemsworth as Gale. It is set in a futuristic and weakened North America where the Capitol selects a boy and a girl randomly from each of its twelve districts to literally fight to the death on live television. The two tributes from district 12 are Peeta (Hutcherson) and Katniss (Lawrence), but only because Katniss jumped to volunteer to replace her younger sister in the games. Anticipated to have a PG-13 rating, The Hunger Games is set to release on March 23, 2012.
4. The story of Titanic is one that every person has heard. The second best-selling movie of all time will be re-released in theaters on April 4, 2012 with enhanced scenery and 3D technology. The re-release of this movie coincides with the centennial anniversary of the Titanic’s attempt to travel the Atlantic. Titanic 3D will show the viewers the depth of the outdoor deck of the ship, the enormity of the iceberg, and Rose’s final grasp of Jack’s hand. The “unsinkable” Titanic with a heart wrenching love story between Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet returns to the big screen with a PG-13 rating.
5. Nicholas Sparks, an acclaimed bestselling author, is just as well-known for his love stories as Titanic is. On April 20, 2012, a film adaptation of The Lucky One will open in theaters nationwide. The Lucky One is about a Marine, played by Zac Efron, who travels to North Carolina once he returns from Iraq after three years. Back from one mission, he has set out on another of a completely different matter – he is determined to find the unknown woman, played by Taylor Schilling, he believes was his good luck charm during his time overseas. There’s a problem: all he has is a photograph. The Lucky One highlights the love story between two strangers as they overcome mistrust and complications.
The Lorax: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1482459/
The Hunger Games: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1392170/
Titanic 3D: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120338/
The Lucky One: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1327194/