If it's crap ... We'll tell you
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Happy New Year, everybody. We've said goodbye to 2012 and now it's time to look into the future and see what movies are worth anticipating in 2013.
There are several movies that have me excited, some big re-releases, sequels, remakes, and so much more. Why are we wasting time then?
Let's get to it, these are the movies I'm looking forward to in 2013:
1. GANGSTER SQUAD (January 11th)
Has a really good cast on board and a great director, Ruben Fleischer, the director of Zombieland!, plus it looks like a really good gangster movie. Ryan Gosling leads the film with Emma Stone, Josh Brolin, and Sean Penn, it has to at least be watchable.
2. THE LAST STAND (January 18th)
This movie looks preposterous, over the top, and not taking itself seriously at all...and that's why I can't wait for this. It's the return of Arnold Schwarzenegger in all his badassness as the sheriff of a small town trying to protect it from an approaching crime gang.
Sure, it'll be stupid and over the top, but I'll definitely be there to see it all go down.
3. HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS (January 25th)
Here's a movie that feels like it's been delayed for awhile now. Right off the bat, that kind of frightens me but nonetheless, I like the plot, I like the casting of Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton, and I like some of the elements of it. I'm looking forward to it but I'm proceeding with caution.
4. BULLET TO THE HEAD (February 1st)
A hard-as-nails gritty action film starting Sylvester Stallone and directed by Walter Hill, it's been far too long since both of them have really impressed me with a movie and the action seen in the trailers for this has me excited to see this.
5. WARM BODIES (February 1st)
A zombie romantic comedy directed by the director of one of my favorite movies of 2011, 50/50, Jonathan Levine. I'm sold.
6. A GLIMPSE INSIDE THE MIND OF CHARLIE SWAN III (February 8th)
Judging it from the trailer for this, this movie could be a fun and insane over the top comedy. It's also the second film from Roman Coppola, who directed the underrated CQ, so we'll see if the Coppola family name can continue to show greatness with Roman.
7. SIDE EFFECTS (February 8th)
Any director who can make me like a movie about male strippers gets an A in my book and Steven Soderbergh's last film as a director looks like it could be a perfect end to his elusive directorial career.
8. A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD (February 14th)
Yes, I'm the only one that's still looking forward to another Die Hard movie. But you know what, I don't care, I still love all these movies, including the last one, they are over the top and fun action movies and I can't wait to see if this one can continue on that track.
9. OZ: THE GREAT AND POWERFUL (March 8th)
This movie look so spectacular, the visuals look amazing, the cast looks very good, I'm very curious to see if this will work out as well as I expect it to. Hey, never deny the power of Sam Raimi as a director.
10. THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE (March 15th)
Jim Carrey and Steve Carell reuniting for another comedy and one about magic and one that features Olivia Wilde, Steve Buscemi, and Alan Arkin. Sign me up.
11. THE CROODS (March 22nd)
Dreamworks' animation output over the last few years has greatly improved, ending more recently with Rise Of The Guardians. And The Croods looks like it will continue that tradition, the trailers show off a spectacular looking world with likeable characters and a story that I can see myself getting into.
12. G.I. JOE: RETALIATION (March 29th)
There was fun, silly, over the top action in the first movie and while this new film looks like it's taking itself much more seriously, but not that much, I'm still looking forward to turning my brain off at the door and watching and hopefully enjoying this movie.
13. THE HEAT (April 5th)
Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy in an action comedy directed by the guy who directed Bridesmaids, that's got me excited already. Also, the movie looks more funny that the other Melissa McCarthy comedy opening early this year, Identity Thief.
14. JURASSIC PARK 3D (April 5th)
Can't wait to check out one of my favorite movies on a big screen for the first time. Sure, it's a flawed movie as all hell but it's a solid friggin movie and well worthy of being considered a classic.
15. OBLIVION (April 19th)
A Tom Cruise sci-fi epic directed by the director of Tron Legacy. I looked at this trailer and I saw an sci-fi film that has the potential to be really good. I think it looks way better than After Earth does on all levels.
16. PAIN & GAIN (April 26th)
Michael Bay lost a lot of credibility with every Transformers sequel, but with this 'somewhat' low budget movie, I think he could possibly redeem himself. The casting of The Rock and Mark Wahlberg and the plot sounds very promising and I'll be interested to see this.
17. IRON MAN 3 (May 3rd)
How anybody is not looking forward to this, I don't know. I really can't wait to see this. Once you add in the direction by Shane Black and add in the power of Robert Downey Jr., Iron Man 3 could have the potential to be the best one of the series, despite the lack of comedy in that first trailer.
18. THE GREAT GATSBY (May 10th)
Baz Luhrmann, you either hate him or you love him. But either way, The Great Gatsby looks like it could be really good. You have a solid cast on board including Leonardo Dicpario, Tobey Maguire, Isla Fisher, Carey Mulligan, and Joel Edgerton and they have enough power to carry this movie towards something great.
19. STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS (May 17th)
This is another one that you seriously can't be not looking forward to. All the trailers that have come out in the past month have been really spectacular showing the promise of a really good sequel although I'm not liking the idea of them mimicking the dark style that we saw in The Dark Knight.
20. FAST & FURIOUS 6 (May 24th)
When a franchise gets better and better with every film, there's no way I couldn't be more excited with where the Fast & Furious franchise is heading. I'm hoping that trend continues in this new film.
21. THE HANGOVER PART III (May 24th)
Sure, Part II was basically a retread of the first film but at the same time, it wasn't terrible.
With this final film in the trilogy, I'm hoping that what director Todd Phillips said was true and this is going to be a different movie unlike the last two films. It would be a perfect end to the series if they did that.
22. MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (June 7th)
Joss Whedon's adaptation of William Shakespeare's play featuring many of the Whedon regulars. I'm looking forward to watching a smaller Whedon film again before we get to Avengers 2 in 2015.
23. MAN OF STEEL (June 14th)
I was one of those people that were skeptical of this after the torture that Zack Snyder put us through with Sucker Punch but watching the new trailers for this, I'm actually excited for this. It looks like this movie could be really great if it's done the right way. From what I'm seeing in these trailers, it looks like they are putting us in the right direction.
24. THIS IS THE END (June 14th)
An apocalyptic comedy featuring a very funny cast in it including Seth Rogen, James Franco, Danny McBride, Jay Baruchel, and many more playing themselves. This movie looks like it could be very funny.
25. MONSTERS UNIVERSITY (June 21st)
A prequel to Monsters Inc. that's also being set up as a college comedy. Unlike Cars 2, this is a sequel that's actually worth looking forward to.
26. DESPICABLE ME 2 (July 3rd)
A sequel to the surprisingly enjoyable Despicable Me. There's a pretty good cast on board, much like the first film, including Al Pacino playing the villain. I mean, if Al Pacino's agreed to play the voice of a role in a kids' film, it has to have something worth my time.
27. PACIFIC RIM (July 12th)
I'm excited for this but I still have my doubts about these types of movies after the torture I got from Battleship. But hey, it's Guillermo Del Toro, I think I have nothing really to worry about.
28. ELYSIUM (August 9th)
Neill Blomkamp's long overdue follow-up to District 9. You have a really good cast on board including Matt Damon and Jodie Foster and a pretty cool premise. Let's hope that this is as good as District 9.
29. THE TO DO LIST (August 16th)
A romantic comedy that looks like a better movie than any other romantic comedy and it has a more likeable lead than any other romantic comedy, Aubrey Plaza plus a huge all star supporting cast on the side. I really can't wait to see this.
30. RUSH (September 20th)
A racing movie that has some pretty good things going towards it, the direction of Ron Howard and the script by Peter Morgan, the same team that brought us Frost/Nixon, and Chris Hemsworth in the main role. It sounds like it could be very good.
31. CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 (September 27th)
Aside from The Smurfs, Sony Pictures Animation has made really good animated movies and I'm excited to see what they'll do with a big screen sequel to Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs.
Granted, it'll be hard to top the hilarious first film but I think they can make a movie that's as good as the first movie.
32. RUNNER RUNNER (September 27th)
Don't know much about the plot but I like the people behind it, the director Brad Furman, who made the terrific The Lincoln Lawyer, and the cast featuring Ben Affleck, Justin Timberlake, and Gemma Arterton.
33. THE TOMB (September 27th)
An action thriller with Sylvester Stallone & Arnold Schwarzenegger, it sounds like it could be a good movie but I have to see a trailer first.
34. SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR (October 4th)
A long overdue sequel to Sin City with the main players on board. The only backside is that Frank Miller is also listed as a director and after The Spirit, now I'm scared.
35. CAPTAIN PHILLIPS (October 11th)
Based on the famous story about the 2009 Somali pirates attack, Captain Phillips stars Tom Hanks in the title role and the movie is directed by Paul Greengrass. I think it could be really good.
36. OLDBOY (October 11th)
It's been a couple of years since Spike Lee made a serious action film and I'm curious to see what he's done to this story. They've got a pretty decent cast on board so I'll be interested to check this out.
37. THE WORLD'S END (October 25th)
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost in an Edgar Wright comedy. Need I Say More...
38. MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN (November 1st)
I'm interested to check this out because I grew up with the Rocky & Bullwinkle cartoons and I like the casting of Ty Burell as Mr. Peabody. Still wish Robert Downey Jr. had gotten that role but hey, I'm hoping that this will be good.
39. THOR: THE DARK WORLD (November 8th)
Who would've thought that the first Thor would be as great as it was? I'm very curious to see how Thor 2 will tie in to the next storyline that leads us into Avengers 2.
40. THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE (November 22nd)
The first movie was really good and was in my list of the best movies of 2012. I'm hoping that the sequel delivers a just as great film experience and doesn't pull the bullshit that the Twilight films did. God, I hate those movies.
41. FROZEN (November 27th)
Another Disney animated movie and considering how incredible all of the Disney animated movies have been in the past few years, I can't help but be excited for this.
42. THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG (December 13th)
Haven't seen the first Hobbit yet but the fact that we are going to get three Hobbit movies no matter what. There's no doubt the next one can improve on whatever flaws are in the first one.
43. ANCHORMAN: THE LEGEND CONTINUES (December 20th)
Hyped about all last year, Anchorman 2 hopefully will be a sequel that will make me want to come back and revisit these characters that I loved in the first movie.
44. SAVING MR. BANKS (December 20th)
The plot sounds interesting about how Walt Disney bought the rights to Mary Poppins. I'm impressed that Disney would want to tell that story and I'll be curious to see how this plays out.
45. JACK RYAN (December 25th)
Finally, we get a new Jack Ryan movie. That's been way overdue following the shitfest known as The Sum Of All Fears. I would've like to see one more Jack Ryan film with Harrison Ford but hey, Chris Pine, I think, fits the role enough.
Whew, that's a lot of stuff that's got me excited. I'm hoping that 2013 will be a far superior film year that 2012 so let's see what happens.
That's it from here, Happy New Year, everybody and enjoy yourselves, fools.