Sunday, November 29, 2009

I'm impatiently waiting for these releases!

I have so much to blog about from this amazing past week, but I just don't feel up to it today. It was absolutely wonderful, as always, to have my Uncle in town (from MA), and I got to spend 2 full days with my bestie in Denver. Thanksgiving was a fun-filled day as it is every year, and we were lucky to have perfect Colorado weather for the entire week. I have lots of pictures to share and want to go into more detail, but like I said, I'm just not up for that task this morning (call me lazy, it's ok), so instead let's talk about all of the amazing-looking movies that will be coming out in the near future:

Letters to Juliet
Release Date: May 2010
Starring: Amanda Seyfried, Vanessa Redgrave, Gael Garcia Bernal and Christopher Egan
Plot: An American girl on vacation in Italy finds an unanswered "letter to Juliet" --one of thousands of missives left at the fictional lover's Verona courtyard, which are typically answered by the "secretaries of Juliet" -- and she goes on a quest to find the lovers referenced in the letter (

I cannot wait to see this lovely-looking romance set in gorgeous Italy! How can anyone resist that scenery?! Amanda Seyfried is certainly making a name for herself, and I am sucker for Christopher Egan (he reminds a bit of Heath Ledger with his smallish eyes and deep voice).

Leap Year
Release Date:
January 2010
Starring: Amy Adams and Matthew Goode
Plot: A woman (Adams) who has an elaborate scheme to propose to her boyfriend on Leap Day, an Irish tradition which occurs every time the date February 29 rolls around, faces a major setback when bad weather threatens to derail her planned trip to Dublin. With the help of an innkeeper, however, her cross-country odyssey just might result in her getting engaged (

Ireland + Amy Adams + Romantic Comedy = my perfect movie! Enough said. :-)

It's Complicated
Release Date: December 2009
Starring: Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin
Plot: A romantic comedy in which two men vie for the affection of a woman (

I rarely find fault with Meryl Streep, especially in a comedic role, so I have high hopes for this movie! Add in Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin, and I expect to have a happy side ache from too much laughter!

Release Date: December 2009
Starring: Matt Damon and Morgan Freeman
Plot: The film tells the inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela joined forces with the captain of South Africa's rugby team to help unite their country. Newly elected President Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa's rugby team as they make their historic run to the 1995 Rugby World Cup Championship match (

I love awe-inspiring movies based on true stories and Morgan Freeman is by far my favorite actor. I cannot imagine this movie being anything but magnificent; the preview alone gives me chills!

Dear John
Release Date: February 2010
Starring: Channing Tatum, Amanda Seyfried
Plot: A romantic drama about a soldier who falls for a conservative college student while he's home on leave ( FYI- this plot summary contains movie spoilers).

I must confess that I have not read this book and do not intend to. Due to Nicholas Sparks always killing off a beloved character, I've sworn off his books for the most part. Nonetheless, this movie looks to contain all of the Nicholas Sparks essentials: drama, romance, heart break, a hot guy (yum, Channing Tatum!) and the promise of a few good tears. Plus, another starring role for Amanda Seyfried!

What movies are you all looking forward to seeing? Do you prefer new-idea films or based-on-a-book films? I must confess that I love both!


  1. Oooh all of those movies look fabulous! I have to admit, I think it is bold to try to make a movie based on book because rarely is it as good as the book. But, in many cases, the audience hasn't read the book so there isn't a whole lot of criticism. But in the case of a cult following, such as Harry Potter (who, me?), fans can get pissed if the movie strays from the book. But I love movies based on books usually :)

  2. Um, I saw the preview for Dear John on Friday when I went to see New Moon. I blogged about how excited I got! I LOVE Channing Tatum. I have had a crush on him since I saw him on Step Up, or whatever that dance movie was called! I think he is just gorgeous! Anyway, I read the book. I can't wait for the movie.
    My husband is not a big movie fan, but he REALLY wants to see Invictus! Probably becuase of the rugby portion and he is familiar with the true story.
    They all look so good!

  3. Ashley- I did read your Dear John blog and I have to say that I feel the same way about Channing Tatum that you do!! He is drop dead gorgeous! :-) If you see the movie before I do, you'll have to let me know how it is!


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