Summer Blockbusters Storm Fall and Winter
By JEFF SILER of the Forum
By the end of every epic summer movie season we are usually left with a feeling of wanting something more and we have a few questions that went unanswered. “Did I see all the movies I wanted to see? Did all the movies live up to my expectations?” Well the good thing about the end of the summer movie season is that by the end of it, most of the early summer movies are now coming out on DVD and Blu-ray…legally that is...and movie lovers can now enjoy all the movies they may or may not have gotten to enjoy in theatres from the comfort of their own home. With all that being said I’m going to give you some dates for when you can expect to see your favorites come out on DVD and Blu-ray.
You won’t have to wait long to get the biggest movie from the summer, as The Avengers will be coming out on DVD/Blu-Ray on September 25. The Dark Shadows remake comes out on October 2. Two enjoyable movies from different sides of the spectrum come out on October 9 as The Raven and Rock of Ages both hit selves. Prometheus, the prequel to Alien, comes out two days later. October 16 should be a good day when Madagascar 3, That’s My Boy, Chernobyl Diaries, and critical darling Moonrise Kingdom hit selves. If you’re waiting for The Dark Knight Rises then be prepared to wait until early December considering that is its speculated release. The same goes for Ted, The Campaign, The Bourne Legacy, The Expendables 2, and ParaNorman. No date has been given to Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, but it’s speculated to be sometime in October. Finally keep an eye out for Men In Black 3, Total Recall, and Sparkle sometime in November.
Keep in mind that even though the summer movie season is over, that doesn’t mean there aren’t good movies still coming to theatres this winter. Stephen Spielberg gives us his take on Abraham Lincoln as Lincoln hits theatres on November 16. Be on the lookout for James Patterson’s Alex Cross series coming to film on October 19. The latest Bond film, Skyfall comes out on November 9. Dredd, the remake of the 1995 film Judge Dredd, is bound to be good when it comes out on September 21. I know Lord of the Rings fans can’t wait for December 14 to get here seeing that The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey hits theatres. Twilight fans can rejoice as all the K-Stew drama comes to a close when Breaking Dawn Part 2 comes out on November 16. For me, December 14 is the date I’m anticipating the most as Les Miserables hits theatres. It’s such a compelling story and I really enjoyed the latest version of Victor Hugo’s masterpiece that I saw in film.
Unfortunately, there are way too many film releases that I didn’t get to mention on this list but hopefully it will give people a great way to plan their fall/winter when it comes to the world of film.