Friday, March 15, 2013

Movies I'm Excited For In 2013

It's 2013 right? Most of these are Blockbusters with a capitol B, but I'll have an indie list out here soon.

1. Ender's Game. Oh my gosh, you guys, how are more people not excited by this? Ender's Game, Orson Scott Card's class novel, did Young Adult Sci-fi before Hunger Games was a sparkle in Suzanne Collins eyes. The cast alone should make you want to see this movie: Asa Butterfield (Hugo), Harrison fladoodling Ford (Do I really need to list films he's done?),  Viola David (The Help), Ben Kingsley (soon to be seen in the upcoming Iron Man 3, also in Hugo), Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit), Abigail Breslin....seriously, do I need to go on? Virtual reality, battle games, pyschological intrigue, and some crazy action go down in the book. I can't wait for the movie.

2.  The Great Gatsby. From the man who brought us Moulin Rouge and Romeo + Juliet. There was a never a more perfect match made in heaven.  The trailers look crazy, and of course, we're all rooting for Leo to get his Oscar, which might happen, you never know. This is one of my favorite books of all time, and I'm really hoping it's done justice here.

3. Thor 2. Loki. Loki Loki Loki Loki Loki Loki. I need some more Loki. I mean seriously, I'm not just saying that because I looove Tom Hiddleston, I'm saying that because I honestly care more about how they're going to treat Loki in this film after he blew up New York last summer. Redemption? Further insanity? I'm curious beyond belief. But I do care about Thor and Jane and Darcy. And COULSON BABY WHERE ARE YOU?

4. Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing. Shot in four days in Whedon's house in Santa Monica, this looks like it's going to be quite the Shakespeare adaptation. It's interesting that Whedon's first move after the massive Avengers is to do a small Shakespeare play that didn't even start with a major studio funding it. Some Whedon regulars are back as well, like Nathan Fillion and Clark Gregg, amongst others. I love Kenneth Branagh, but I think his Much Ado has some competition coming up here this summer.

5. THE HOBBIT! The Desolation of Smaug. Man, Unexpected Journey was so good, this one has a lot of expectations. I was a little hesitant going into UJ, but Peter Jackson proces once again that we should never let anybody else interpret Middle Earth for the big screen. His first installmen tin the Hobbit trilogy, was funny, frightening, warm, and utterly amazing. Part 2, now with dragons, is going to rock this hobbits non-existant socks off, I can tell already.

6. You didn't think I wasn't going to mention Catching Fire did you? While the new Capitol Portraits definitely did not float my boat, and I'm a little iffy on one or two of th new actors who are joining the cast, I am still uncontrollably excited. Let's see what Francis Lawrence can do with Panem.

7.  The Butler. The first indie besides Much Ado to make it onto the list. It's a biopic about a butler who servede in the White House for a really long time, which doesn't sound like much, I know, but bear with me. The cast is also incredible, boasting Alan Rickman, John Cusack, Robin Williams, Jane Fonda, and Melissa Leo.

8. The Wolverine. Don't judge me, I swear to God, I'm not crazy. I wasn't too hot on X-Men Origins: Wolverine, like most people who saw it, but Hugh Jackman's Jean Valjean sort of restored my faith in humanity in general, and with some new creative talents on board, I'm hoping that this is a Wolverine film that won't me make want to throw my laptop against a brick wall.

9. Iron Man 3. While I absolutely loved the first Iron Man, I didn't really like the second. So perhaps the third time's the charm? Any chance to see Pepper Potts and Tony Stark proceed to have a battle of wits is reason enough for an eight dollar movie ticket.

10. Star Trek Into Darkness. JJ Abrams' next film is probably going to be his biggest ever.  Moviegoers will most likely come out in droves to gauge whether or not this sci-fi wizard will deliver with the next Star Wars film, still shrouded in mystery.  However, I was going to  see this anyway because BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH'S GORGEOUS VOICE OVER A MOVIE THEATER SOUND SYSTEM!