Here's to 2013!

Now that the holidays are over what's there to look forward to in 2013? The answer: a lot. I'm gonna make this intro short because there's beyond too many of movies to cover for 2013....in fact this list barely scratches the surface. Honestly the year is jam packed! There's rarely a month without a potential blockbuster...so we have a lot of fun at the cinema to look forward to!


GANGSTER SQUAD - I'm hoping the reunion of Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling as a movie pair is a much better overall film than their first. Aside from them, the rest of the cast is great too so the film has a lot of potential. This film was originally slated for last September but was pushed back because of the Dark Knight Rises shooting. Still, January isn't a prime movie opening time....so I have to wonder about the film's quality. Hopefully it's good.

HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS - Okay this movie's premise is pretty preposterous and it looks awful....yet somehow I kind of still want to see this one. If it doesn't take itself too seriously, it could actually be kinda fun. Guess we'll see!


A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD - I'm expecting the fifth installment to be pretty similar to the fourth, therefore I don't really have too high of expectations. I love Bruce's take as John McClane, and despite how far fetched the action keeps getting, I can't say I don't enjoy watching these flicks. I know they'll probably never even come close to the greatness of the first, but that doesn't mean they're not entertaining.


JACK THE GIANT SLAYER - Sound familiar? That's because this was on my preview list for 2012. The film was pushed from last June to this March.....so chances are it isn't the greatest. But the preview looks enjoyable enough, and the story definitely has the potential for the big screen. Plus Marcus from About a Boy looks pretty dishy grown up!

OZ: THE GREAT AND POWERFUL - I'm 50/50 on this one's trailer. The cast and director are fantastic. But it doesn't really scream OZ to me.....in fact it's far more Tim Burton's take on Alice in Wonderland. Some moments from the trailer seemed a little too over the top, but I'm cautiously optimistic the whole movie's tone won't be like that and the story will be good. Here's hoping Sam Raimi doesn't pull a Spider-man 3 again...But the strong cast has me really encouraged the good will outweigh the silly.

THE HOST - Stephanie Meyer's other book. The trailer looked interesting.....but since it's Meyer, I'll wait for the reviews to see if I should give this one a chance or not...because if cheesy romance prevails too much as it almost does in the trailer...I'm not sure if I can handle it.


OBLIVION - The release date of this one is absolutely puzzling. Having just seen Jack Reacher one of the holiday season blockbuster films, I would have expected the two's release dates to be switched around as this one looks to be much more of a money making type film. I'm really interested in this one for the soul reason that Michael Arndt, the man currently penning the Star Wars Episode VII movie, wrote this screenplay as well.....


IRON MAN 3 - I wasn't really a fan of Iron Man 2, but I can't deny that Robert Downey Jr. is down right enjoyable to watch in the role because of how much fun he has with it. I'm hoping this one is more along the lines of the first film and I'll be happy. Plus Guy Pierce is in this one, and I almost always like his work. Jon Favreau opted not to direct this one, so I'm not sure yet whether this is good or bad.

THE GREAT GATSBY - Aside from Australia, I absolutely love Baz Luhrmann. I'm not entirely sure about the music choice in the film, but I'll reserve judgement til I see it. But visually, it looks spectacular and I must admit it has a pretty great cast. I'm very excited to see Leo and Carey Mulligan in these roles.

STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS - I loved the first film and I'm very excited for the second. The trailer looked wonderful and J.J. Abrams is one of my favorites these days!


AFTER EARTH - I really want this film to be good for the sake of my fallen former favorite M. Night Shyamalan. He made a very smart move in casting one of America's favorite actors. It's sure to have people going to see it for that fact alone. Personally, I thought the trailer looked like the film has a great deal of potentially.....so I really hope the film delivers.

MAN OF STEEL - This is definitely one of my most anticipated. I absolutely adore the story of Superman, so I'm really excited what the Nolans and David Goyer bring to the table. Oh and I gueeeesssss Zack Snyder too... The trailer looks great and Henry Cavill looks like a very promising Superman. Not sold on Amy Adams as Lois, but she is a fine actress so hopefully I'll be proved wrong. Very very excited for this one.

MONSTER'S UNIVERSITY - I'm not positive this needed to be made, but the original is one of my favorite Pixar Movies...so I'm hoping it's more along the lines of a Toy Story sequel, than a Cars one. There's potential here for a fun little film, so here's hoping that the legacy doesn't get dragged down!


THE LONE RANGER - I love Armie Hammer and I love Johnny Depp. The trailer looked like a lot of fun, and if Gore Verbinski brings a similar energy as he did to the first Pirates film this should be a success. Westerns aren't my favorite, but I enjoyed that it looked like it didn't take itself too seriously...which is almost always a plus. And if nothing else the film looked like it had a lot of beautiful scenery to stare at for two hours! Haha

PACIFIC RIM - The scale of this film is absolutely incredible. The trailer looked very impressive indeed, and this film is on many people's most anticipated list. Personally I'm hoping the characters can be good enough to make it truly memorable....the world doesn't need another Transformers.

THE WOLVERINE - Yep. Another one. Still, Hugh Jackman just loves playing this role and I can't say I don't love seeing him play it. I wouldn't say I have many expectations for it, but at least the director of the very good 3:10 to Yuma is involved....so hopefully it can be an improvement over the last one.


ENDER'S GAME - Okay, I'll admit I know nothing about this book or movie.....but I do know people are obsessed with it, therefore I'm intrigued. This comes out the same month as the Hunger Games sequel so it should be interesting to see the competition between the two.

THOR: THE DARK WORLD - Looks like Thor is back to earth again, this time sans the rest of the Avengers. So I guess that means Natalie Portman gets to return. I'm excited to see what the sequel brings. The world of Thor in the first film was a lot of fun and full of tons of potential. We'll see how much of that potential gets tapped in the sequel.

HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE - As someone with no knowledge whatsoever of the books, and is only familiar with the films, I'm looking forward to the followup to the original. I'm not sure where the story is going to go, but I'm excited to find out. I'm also excited because Michael Arndt (see Oblivion) had part in writing this script, as well as the screenwriter of both Slumdog Millionaire and 127 Hours....so hopefully the script here is much tighter than that of the original.


THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG - I loved the first installment, so I can't wait to see where the second one takes us. Plus, as I said in my Unexpected Journey review it's always a treat to visit Middle Earth. And I gotta say, I really am excited to see more of Smaug!

ANCHORMAN: THE LEGEND CONTINUES - It took ten years....but finally a sequel for the hilarious Anchorman makes its way to theaters at the end of the year. I hope it comes close to the hilarity of the original....Will Ferrell has seemed to be off as of late, but hopefully he can get some inspiration when revisiting one of his most famous and loved roles.

JACK RYAN - Chris Pine takes on the famous role of CIA agent and teams up with....Keira Knightley? Interesting coupling. The film is directed by Kenneth Brannagh....who successfully took on Thor, so I'm hoping this one will be just as fun.

Whew! Told you it was jam packed!! And that's not even all of the films I'm looking forward to this year! Sundance has a slew I'm anticipating, so hopefully I'll be able to see them to give you some advanced reviews! I'm pretty excited for this new year of film! Last year's was pretty good, so I'm hoping this one is even better.


courtney wightman said...

looks like a pretty good year for movies, i'm excited. check this out: http://monstersuniversity.com/edu/index.html

Emily said...

Hey that link didn't work for me! Also, I should have asked everyone which movie they were looking forward to the most. So I'll do that here. Which movie(s) are you looking forward to most?

Emily said...

Nevermind I got the link to work. Adorable. And if you didn't watch the link for Monster's U I posted above too, totally same vibe. I love it :)

Sarah said...

I'm still excited to see the first Hobbit! Monsters University looks super cute. Lots of good choices.

Johanna said...

I want to know what's at Sundance and what indie films are coming out. Still some of these looked good...even to me. :)

Amelia said...

I think I'm most looking forward to... HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS!!! Jk... for real though Great Gatsby, OZ: The Great and Powerful, Hunger Games, and Star Trek are all ones I've been waiting for. I'm also really curious to see how they adapt Ender's Game and the Host.

Emily said...

Every joke has a little bit of truth to it. I think that IS the one above all you want to see the most!!