Stormtrooper Terry

Stormtrooper Terry

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The Top Ten Movies I'm Looking Forward to in 2013

If y'all haven't noticed, 2013 is right around the corner. That is, unless a bunch of people who have been dead for centuries are wrong and the world isn't going to end in eight days. I'm operating under the assumption that we'll still be here to ring in the new year and all the new movies that come with it. Since I was off today, I thought this would be the perfect day to put together the list of the ten movies I most want to see next year. To that end, I went on IMDB (with a late assist from when IMDB failed me) and made a list of all the movies coming out next year that I wanted to see so I could whittle it down to ten.

Sounded like a simple idea until it became obvious there are forty-fucking-seven movies coming out next year that I want to see.

Yes, I know. I watch a lot of movies. Deal with it. I have.

Clearly I had to find a way to narrow the field a bit. So I decided the best question to ask myself was, "Which of these movies do I absolutely want to see in theaters and which would I be fine with seeing in other ways?" That took me from forty-six to twenty-one, and from there it was much easier to pick out ten that stood out above the others.

So here are the top ten, in no particular order because, well, it was hard enough picking them, I don't have nearly enough brain power left to put them in any kind of order other than the way they were listed on IMDB: by release date.

January gives us Mama, a highly creepy-looking horror movie from Guillermo Del Toro, which is a recipe for success if I ever heard one. Gangster Squad also comes out that month, and aside from having an awesome trailer, I'm down just for the talent involved: Sean Penn, Nick Nolte, Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, and Emma Stone? That's a hell of a cast. I'm in.

Yes, THAT Emma Stone.

In February there's Stand Up Guys, an old-man-buddy-mafia-movie starring Al Pacino, Alan Arkin, and Christopher Walken. If you need to know anything other than that, well, we just really shouldn't be friends.

April gives us the controversial and long-awaited remake of Evil Dead. Normally I'm pretty leery of remakes, but this one has the blessing and endorsement of the people involved in the original, and has the hubris to declare itself the scariest movie of all-time. I like that kind of moxie, so I'll give it a go.

You probably already know what I'm going to say when it comes to May: Iron Man 3. No surprise there. Another round of RDJ in the role he was born to play, in the movie that kicks off what is being called Phase Two of the Marvel Movie Universe? Yes please.

We skip ahead to July, when another Guillermo Del Toro movie comes out: Pacific Rim. This one has giant robots fighting monsters, apparently. And did I mention it's by Del Toro? Del Toro + Robots + Monsters = guaranteed awesomesauce.

There are two movies in August. The first is another long-awaited picture, this one the sequel to Sin City, entitled Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. Given how stylized and how much of a niche movie the first one was, I have nothing to say her, really... you either loved it and are eagerly awaiting this, or you didn't, and you aren't. August is a month for sequels, as Insidious Chapter 2 comes out. The first Insidious was a horror movie that did a pretty good job of fucking m life up; it also led to an absolutely hysterical moment between me and my cohort Jabba the Black that I will NOT be relaying here.

The last two movies both come out in November. There's The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. I absolutely loved the first one so I can't wait to see the next part. Plus, I just love me some Jennifer Lawrence, so, bonus. Lastly, there's Thor: The Dark World, the second Marvel movie next year which apparently picks up just seconds after Marvel's The Avengers ends. Do I have to say anything else?

So those are the ten. As hard as this list was to compile, I'm sure it'll change more than a few times, but this is where it is right now. Any of you out there have any movies you're looking forward to? Let's talk about it!


  1. I'm dying to see Stoker. It's Chan-woo Park's American debut, and it looks to wonderfully dark and fucked up.

    Hansel & Gretal: Witch Hunters looks like mindless entertainment with lots of gore.

    And, we have new movies with Arnie, as well as a new Die Hard to please the action lover in me.

    1. I'm pretty much over Arnie as anything other thna a joke at this point, but I did have the new Die Hard on the list, it just didn't make it to the final ten.

      As for Hansel & Gretal... well, that was on my list of movies I was looking forward to in 2012. Any movie that gets pushed back an entire year, I kind of lose faith in lol