The Washington Times-Herald


February 13, 2012

Can't-miss movies: 2012 features big-buzz blockbusters


World War Z (Dec. 12)

Based on one of the quintessential zombie novels, a U.N. representative travels the world to document the zombie apocalypse that is unfolding on a global scale.

Why we can't wait: Hello? Zombies! Oh, and Brad Pitt.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Dec. 14)

Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) is caught up in a quest by a band of dwarves to reclaim their lost kingdom. There’s adventure, a dragon and the discovery of a magical ring.

Why we can't wait: Director Peter Jackson returns to Middle Earth, along with cast members Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Orlando Bloom and Elijah Wood.

Django Unchained (Dec. 25)

A slave is freed by a bounty hunter, and the duo begin a cross-country journey to save his wife from a sadistic plantation owner.

Why we can't wait: Quentin Tarantino directs a Western! The cast features Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kurt Russell and Samuel L. Jackson.

And if that’s not enough ...

~ John Carter (March 9)

~ Wrath of the Titans (March 30)

~ Titanic 3-D (April 6)

~ Men in Black 3 (May 25)

~ Rock of Ages (June 15)

~ Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (June 22)

~ Total Recall (Aug. 3)

~ The Expendables 2 (Aug. 17)

~ The Gangster Squad (Oct. 9)

~ Breaking Dawn: Part II (Nov. 16)

~ Les Miserables (Dec. 7)

~ The Great Gatsby (Dec. 25)

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