The Year Ahead in Film and TV
Sunday, February 26 2012
The Rum Diary (March 15) – Johnny Depp stars in this booze-soaked, Puerto Rican-set tale of journalistic intrigue based on Hunter S. Thompson’s novel.
- The Rum Diary (March 15) – Johnny Depp stars in this booze-soaked, Puerto Rican-set tale of journalistic intrigue based on Hunter S. Thompson’s novel.
- The Avengers (May 4) – Superhero team-up film joins Thor, Iron Man, Captain America and The Hulk. Directed by Buffy creator Joss Whedon. A nerd’s wet dream.
- Men in Black III (May 24) – Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones return to fight the alien menace once again… only now it involves time travel.
- Prometheus (June 7) – Alien Director Ridley Scott returns to his science fiction universe after thirty years. Cast looks great, and special effects are sure to dazzle.
- Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Killer (June 21) – The title says it all really. Directed by Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) .
- The Dark Knight Rises (July 19) – The final chapter in director Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. Features Anne Hathaway and a hulking Tom Hardy as villains Catwoman and Bane.
- The Great Gatsby (Dec 25) – Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire star in Baz Luhrmann’s sumptuous adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel.
- Luck – New HBO series from David Milch (Deadwood) starring Dustin Hoffman and set in the arena of horse racing. Premiered in the US on Jan 29.
- Smash – NBC’s version of Glee featuring a Broadway bound female protagonist. Buzz is strong, unlike the idea. Screens on Foxtel from February 21 on W channel.
- Mad Men – after a long hiatus, the ultra slick Madison Avenue executives return for a highly anticipated fifth season, airing March 25 in the US.
- Veep – Armando Iannucci’s (In the Loop, The Thick of It) new series on HBO, starring Julia Louis Dreyfus as a Sarah Palinesque Vice President. Premieres April 22 in the US.
- Dallas – continuation of the classic 80s primetime soap with some original cast members as well as added contemporary stars. Premiering mid-year in the US.
- Bikie Wars: Brothers in Arms – From the producers of Underbelly comes Australia’s answer to hit US series Sons of Anarchy, based on the Milperra 1984 massacre. Will air on Channel Ten.
- Jack Irish – Based on the best selling works of Peter Temple, Guy Pearce stars as a private investigator in two telemovies shot in Melbourne. Screening on ABC1 sometime this year.