Are you ready? I sure hope you are. Hollywood has opened the floodgates. Look at all those movies. Just look at them. Are you done looking yet? Okay, I’ll wait….Yes, I made it. And it’s tiny. Ready to move on now?
Anyway, this weekend is just the beginning of the cinematic maelstrom that is the remainder of 2012. It’s the triple threat of “Wreck-it Ralph,” “Flight” and “The Man with the Iron Fists.” Between Robert Zemeckis’ return to non-animated glory, Disney’s return to animated glory, and pure, ridiculous kung-fu fun, theatergoers will have a tough time choosing one movie (I wouldn’t normally advocate theater hopping, but I might be willing to make an exception this once).
And this weekend isn’t even close to the end of it. Next weekend brings two of the year’s most highly anticipated movies: 007’s return in “Skyfall” and Steven Spielberg’s Oscar bait “Lincoln.”
With your wallet empty and your eyeballs filled with stunning imagery, the likes of which have previously never been witnessed by mankind,Hollywood is content to finish you off with “Anna Karenina,” “Life of Pi,” “Silver Linings Playbook,” “Rise of the Guardians” and “Hitchcock” all set to release during November.
After that, you can enjoy your holiday season with your family in peace, not having to trouble yourself with the likes of “Les Miserables,” “The Hobbit” and “Django Unchained” releasing in December. Yeah, nobody wants to see any of those movies. At all.
Anyway, after grumbling how much Hollywood hates you for releasing garbage in the Summer and then bombarding you with awesomeness now, you’ll eventually need to resign yourself to the fact that you have to see most of these in theaters. So, however you plan to spend your movie going moments this Fall/Winter, I hope you’ll have a good time, and reflect upon the fact that we may be facing another “golden age” of film-making Any way you slice it, it’s a great time to be a fan of the movies.