After seeing a few great movies already this year, I have decided to compile a list of all the films that I am looking forward to seeing in 2013. It seems to be a year of sequels and instalments, I really hope there are no major disappointments on this list. So without further ado, and in no particular order…
…MY TOP FILMS TO SEE IN 2013…
- Oz the Great and Powerful
Released: 8th March Starring: James Franco, Michelle Wiliams, Rachel Weisz
I cannot wait to see this! Actually, Ian is working all weekend so I might actually take a loner trip to my local cinema to see it! Last March I went to see Wicked in London with a few friends and loved it. So, what could make another facet of the story better? I know, add Mila Kunis and a sexy James Franco.
- The Great Gatsby
Released: 17th May Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan
I get chills down my spine every time I see any trailer or poster for this film. I’m not saying this to be a clone, but The Great Gatsby has been my favourite book ever since reading it or the first time in 4th Year English. I’m a bit cautious about Carey Mulligan as Daisy, but I’m sure I will barely notice her over all the costumes! Excited.com.
- World War Z
Released: 21st June Starring Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos
I’m more curious about this one actually because I can’t imagine Brad Pitt being very good in a zombie flick without Clooney as a ball-busting sidekick. Nevertheless, this made the list cause I’m a sucker for anything with the walking dead, and some of the scenes were filmed in Glasgow!
- The Lone Ranger
Released: 9th August Starring: Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer
Johnny Depp. Chaps. Nuff Said.
- Iron Man 3
Released: 26th April Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Guy Pearce, Gwyneth Paltrow
RDJ. Superhero. Nuff Said.
- Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
Released: 3rd October Starring: Jessica Alba, Mickey Rourke, Rosario Dawson
If this is even a fraction of the masterpiece that the first one was, then it will be totally worth it. Gore, violence, artwork and some sexy ladies thrown in to boot.
Released: 29 November Starring Chloe Grace Mortez, Julianne Moor, Judy Greer
Dare I say it, I think I might enjoy this one better than the original? Sissy Spacek looked to wired for me to warm to her, but I think CGM will be spot on with the creep-factor. She did nail the part of Abby the Vampire in the Hollywood remake of Let the Right one in. Spot on.
- Enders Game
Released: 25th October Starring Asa Butterfield, Abigail Breslin, Harrison Ford
Based on a book? Check. Threat to the human race? Check. Crazy twist at the end? Double check. I have always hoped that this excellent series would be made into a film and I don’t think I will be disappointed!
- Thor: The Dark World
Released: 30th October Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman
I really shou;dn’t have to explain this one cause Chris Hemsworth is a goddamn hot potato (as is Portman) but I will. Contrary to popular opinion, I really enjoyed the first instalment of the Thor saga. I’m a sucker for comics being made into films and this one is no exception. Bring on the lightening!
- The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Released: 22nd Novemeber Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth
AAAAAAARRRRRGGGGGHHHHHHHH… Happy Hunger Games everyone! And may the odds be ever in your favour. Can’t. Wait. Hollywood’s golden child of the moment is pretty much Goldie’s golden child too – I totes love her. I’m a huge fan of this
- The Wolverine
Released: 26th July Starring Hugh Jackman, Will Ynu Lee
Any form or variarion of X-Men is A-OK in my book. I have to say that I am probably looking more forward to X-Men: Day’s of Future Past which is scheduled for 2014, but that is for another list…
- Red 2
Released: 2nd August Starring: Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich
I LOVED the first RED film. I have a major granny crush on Helen Mirren and the whole concept of the movie was quite fun for me 🙂 I’m not sure how this instalment will measure up to its predecessor, but I’m excited to see it.
- Star Trek: Into Darkness
Released: 17th May Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana
J.J Abrams did a cracking job with his first Star Trek film, so if the same panache and pizzaz is in this one, then I will be a happy chappy.
- The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Released: 13 December Starring: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage
Being a MASSIVE LOTR/Tolkien fanboy, why wouldn’t this one be on my list? I thought Martin Freeman plays a fantastic Bilbo and no one else can give me Gandalf like McKellen. BRING IT.