Top 5 Blockbuster Films: Fall 2012

26 Sep

This Top 5 Blockbuster film list was very difficult to comprise. Some deserve mentioning while others are less so. However, what makes a film a blockbuster has everything to do with large scale production, wide release and or sequel status. So please take a look at what’s coming up this Fall 2012 and let us know what you think. Enjoy!

1.       The Man with the Iron Fists-Release: November 2nd

2.       The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn 2-Release: November 15th

3.       Rise of the Guardians-Release: November 21st

4.       The Hobbit-Release: December 14th

5.       Les Miserables-Release: December 25th

Here are a few more that are worth a mention.

Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away (3D/2D theaters)

Zero Dark Thirty

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18 Responses to “Top 5 Blockbuster Films: Fall 2012”

  1. dudendiva September 26, 2012 at 7:21 AM #

    Reblogged this on DUDE*n*DIVA.

    • Open Book September 26, 2012 at 6:10 PM #

      Welcome-DudenDiva!

      U have a interesting site. Everyone should check it out.

  2. Comic Relief September 26, 2012 at 11:08 AM #

    “Large scale production, wide release and or sequel status”

    I can’t wait for the discussion, it will be interesting to discuss this criteria.

    • Open Book September 26, 2012 at 6:22 PM #

      Thanks CR!

      • Comic Relief September 27, 2012 at 9:11 AM #

        OB,

        In a previous article, “Top 10 Most Anticipated Films for: Fall 2012” you mentioned “Argo” as a film that would be distributed this year. In this current article you mention “Zero Dark Thirty.”

        With one film addressing Iran and the other directed toward Pakistan, how would you describe Hollywood’s contemporary relationship to international politics?

        • Open Book September 27, 2012 at 5:25 PM #

          Great question CR. I will have to think about it and come back to u.

        • Open Book September 27, 2012 at 9:28 PM #

          CR-

          U said: “how would you describe Hollywood’s contemporary relationship to international politics?”

          The California man behind the Anti-Islamic Youtube video aside. Hollywood filmmakers should not be held accountable for the work of a mentally unstable individual. In other words, what he produced is not filmmaking or art.

          Given both films Argo and Zero Dark Thirty are based on real events. The films are still a dramatization prone to embellishment etc…. What I’m sure these filmmakers would like to do is compel audiences to further the dialogue and educate themselves on international politics. I know films are very powerful for influencing ideas but films are still a work of art IMO.

          • Open Book September 28, 2012 at 11:22 AM #

            CR-

            TBH its hard for me to answer your question because I have yet to see both films to say Yes or No on the issue. However, given both filmmakers Argo and Zero Dark Thirty are made by well respected filmmakers. The reality is, a professional filmmaker want audiences to interact with their films to encourage further exploration on their own. It’s impossible to expect a dramatic filmmaker to be totally accurate or factual. Why? They are artist first, who are concerned with pacing, production design, plots, camera angles, blocking etc… to entertain as well as hold an audiences interest for 90 minutes. Then at the end (if they are lucky) it will compel audiences to want to learn more about the topic. That’s why its better to see films as art instead of a statement which convicts and shuts down discussion. So I guess the question for me after seeing these films would be. Did these films compel me to want to learn more about the topic? Does that make sense?

  3. Open Book September 27, 2012 at 5:26 PM #

    Everyone-

    Tonight is an open discussion. So please if u have any questions or comments feel free to leave them and I will come back later tonight and respond.

    • Comic Relief September 29, 2012 at 1:29 PM #

      Yes, that makes sense.

  4. littlebells September 27, 2012 at 7:40 PM #

    Hi everyone! Sorry I’m late. Let me get caught up! 🙂

  5. littlebells September 27, 2012 at 7:46 PM #

    Ok, I couldn’t get all the.videos to play but from what I know, I’m looking forward to The Hobbit (finally watched all LoTR), les Miserables, and Argo. I seriously cannot handle watching the BD2 trailer more than once.

    • Open Book September 27, 2012 at 8:43 PM #

      Hi LB-

      What is it about Argo and the other films u mentioned are films u would want to see them in Theaters?

      • littlebells September 28, 2012 at 7:40 PM #

        Hi OB,

        Ok, just watched Rise of the Guardians. I forgot I had seen the trailer in theaters. I want to see this too. Plus I’m a Guillermo del Toro fan. 🙂

        Argo looks great because it SEEMS to not be sensationalized HW non-fiction. Plus as I said in another comment, I love Ben Affleck’s direction. So far I have not been disappointed. The content of the story also is very intriquing and the cast looks fantastic.

        The Hobbit. Two Words: Peter Jackson.

        Les Miserables: well as a musical fanatic who thoroughly enjoys the score, this film looks very well directed, cast, and produced. I thought the original with Claire danes was incredibly lacking without the score. And in a very tardy response to CR, the reason I am excited for this film is that the combination of lyrics and score are quite compelling and give more emotion than any spoken word could give. It also depends on how the song is interpreted. Just because there are notes on a page doesn’t mean you have to sing each one perfectly. Sometimes it has more impact if the words are whispered, tearful, or shouted (just to name a few). Also there is something to be said of a large group of people singing together.

        CDS & ZDT also look interesting and I may go see them if there is good word of mouth. If not I will just wait for Redbox or netflix.

        So in looking back it seems that the reason why I look forward to most of these films is because of direction. I haven’t been disappointed yet by these directors, so I will be sure to support them by purchasing my $10 movie ticket. 🙂

        • Open Book September 29, 2012 at 10:27 AM #

          LB-

          What a fantastic observation on Les Mis! Wonderful commentary.

  6. littlebells September 28, 2012 at 7:43 PM #

    Here is an example of using vocals to tell a story through inflection. You hear passion, longing, sadness, and hope:

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