Saturday, June 18, 2011

The Weinstein Company has got no shortage of 4th quarter films this year...

...and they certainly seem to be gunning for more Oscar gold. Coming Soon has the slate for this year and next:

The Weinstein Company have released a slew of release dates for their fall prestige pics, with many of them vying for Oscar nominations in order to keep up the company's success with last year's The King's Speech. But before we get to them, the movie that really stands out among the latest release schedule is seeing the title...

Scary Movie 5!
The project was announced back in 2009 and it was said that director David Zucker, who helmed the previous two movies in the series as well as some of greatest spoof movies of all time (like Airplane!) would be back helming it, though there's been no definite word whether series regulars Anna Faris and Regina Hall would be joining him. There have even been a number of presumably fake posters that have cropped up in the last few years there are certainly a lot of horror movies worth spoofing since the previous Scary Movie 4 was released over five years ago. There's Paranormal Activity for one and all the alien invasion movies that have been released in recent months. Who knows? Maybe they can even spoof Wes Craven's Scream 4 being that the original Scary Movie was basically a spoof of that series. Right now, we have no other information other than the release date of April 20, 2012, but we'll definitely be working on it in the weeks to come. Continuing in the horror vein and possibly a franchise that will avoid the spoof treatment is Patrick (My Bloody Valentine) Lussier's reboot Halloween 3D, which has been given the plum Halloween release date of October 26, 2012. You can read more about that over on Then, for Oscar watchers, there's the long-awaited Marilyn Monroe movie My Week With Marilyn starring Michelle Williams, which will be released on November 4. Fresh off its critically-lauded run at the Cannes Film Festival, Michel Hazanavicius's black and white period romance The Artist will be released on November 23. Ralph Fiennes' directorial debut, the war film Coriolanus, co-starring Gerald Butler, Vanessa Redgrave, Jessica Chastain, Brian Cox and James Nesbitt will open on December 2, while the Margaret Thatcher biopic The Iron Lady, starring Meryl Streep and Jim Broadbent and directed by Phyllipa Lloyd (Mama Mia!), will open on December 16. We're unsure whether either of those will get a wide release out of the gate or a slower platform release to make them eligible for Oscars. Lastly, Lee Hirsh's documentary The Bully Project, which played at this year's Tribeca Film Festival, will be released by the Weinsteins on November 11.

-Joey's Two Cents: I think The Artist is their best hope, but we shall see...thoughts?


  1. It's an eclectic mix, to say the least.

  2. The Iron Lady should get them the most nominations and a win for Streep...

  3. It's too soon, but she is definitely coming strong. The Artist truly has the capacity to be a big surprise. I am not gonna lie I am in love with the idea of an unknown number of BP noms. Cause now there is no certainty on who will exactly make it.

  4. Trunks- I hate it, but more on that later.