Monday, January 7, 2013

Top 25 Most Anticipated Movies of 2013

Turns out the Mayans were wrong - the world did not end as predicted.  And thank goodness for that. It would be tragic if we missed all these exciting movies listed below. Hollywood is churning out one great film after another - spanning from its array of comic book heroes, to Disney adaptions, book adaptations, thrillers and reboots, all the way to prequels and sequels. From least to most, I give to you the Top 25 Most Anticipated Movies of 2013.

25. The Lone Ranger (July 3rd) 
Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice.

24.  This Is the End (June 14th)
Who says the end of the world can't be funny? While attending a party at James Franco's house, Seth Rogen, Danny McBride and many other celebrities are faced with the apocalypse. 

23. World War Z (June 21st)
Zombies are everywhere nowadays, both on TV and in movies. A U.N. employee (Brad Pitt) is racing against time and fate, as he travels the world trying to stop the outbreak of a deadly Zombie pandemic.

22. Side Effects (February 8th)
Emily Taylor (Rooney Mara) turns to prescription medication as a way of handling her anxiety concerning her husband's upcoming release from prison.

21. The Place Beyond the Pines (March 29th)
A motorcycle stunt rider (Ryan Gosling) considers committing a crime in order to provide for his wife and child, an act that puts him on a collision course with a cop-turned-politician.

20. G.I. Joe: Retaliation (March 29th)
The G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence. This movie was pushed back to this year to due re-shoots - rumor has it they reshot a bigger part for Channing Tatum, so maybe he can bring some of his “magic” to this one.

19. The Wolverine (July 26th)
Hugh Jackman, who's in the best shape of his life, get's to return to the silver screen as Wolverine to tell us more of his favorite Logan stories: This time around he travels to Japan to train with a samurai warrior.

20. Jack Ryan (Christmas Day)
Jack Ryan (Chris Pine), as a young covert CIA analyst, uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack.

17. Elysium (August 9th)
Set in the year 2159, where the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth, Max (Matt Damon) takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds.

16. The Fast and the Furious 6 (May 24th) 
What happens in the sixth "Fast and the Furious" movie? Who knows, and who cares? Rest assured, it’s got Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson, and Ludacris back together, and cars will go absurdly fast and then crash spectacularly. It is known that they’re taking the show to England this time around, so they’ll be driving recklessly on the other side of the road.

17. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (November 22nd)
The continuing adventures of Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), which take place in a futuristic dystopian world, as she prepares for the Quarter Quell.

16. Warm Bodies (February 1st)
Like I said, zombies are popping up everywhere.  After a zombie becomes involved with the girlfriend of one of his victims, their romance sets in motion a sequence of events that might transform the entire lifeless world.

15.  A Good Day to Die Hard - IMAX (Valentine's Day)
Yippie Ki-Yay, Mother Russia. John McClane (Bruce Willis) travels to Russia to help out his seemingly wayward son, Jack (Jai Courtney), only to discover that Jack is a CIA operative working to prevent a nuclear-weapons heist, causing the father and son to team up against underworld forces.

14. Paranoia (October 4th)
An entry-level employee at a powerful corporation finds himself occupying a corner office, but at a dangerous price: he must spy on his boss's old mentor to secure for him a multi-billion dollar advantage.

13. The Host (March 29th)
Based on the Best Seller novel by Stephenie Meyer: A parasitic alien soul is injected into the body of Melanie Stryder (Saoirse Ronan). Instead of carrying out her race's mission of taking over the Earth, "Wanda" (as she comes to be called) forms a bond with her host and sets out to aid other free humans.

12. Oz: The Great and Powerful - 3D (March 8th)
A stage magician (James Franco) is hurled into a fantasy world, and must use his wits to stay ahead of three enchantresses who have plans for him.

11. Thor: The Dark World - 3D (November 8th)
Thor (Chris Hemsworth) battles an ancient race of Dark Elves led by the vengeful Malekith who threatens to plunge the universe back into darkness after the events of The Avengers.

10. White House Down (June 28th)
A Secret Service agent (Channing Tatum) is tasked with saving the life of the U.S. President (Jamie Foxx) after the White House is overtaken by a paramilitary group.

When Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio team up it's pure genius.  Forget what it's about - these two people alone are enough to get me in the door.  A New York stockbroker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, corporate banking world and mob infiltration.

8. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
3D (December 13th)
Ah, back to Middle Earth we go. The Dwarfs, Bilbo (Martin Freeman) and Gandalf (Ian McKellen) have successfully escaped the misty mountains, but Bilbo has gained the one ring. They all continue their journey to get their gold back off the Dragon, Smaug.

7. Gangster Squad (January 11th)
A chronicle of the LAPD's fight to keep East Coast Mafia types out of Los Angeles in the 1940s and 50s.

6. Oblivion (April 19th)
This trailer knocked quite a few socks off when it hit the net last month - myself included. Say what you will, Tom Cruise has a knack for choosing interesting projects. One of the few remaining drone repairmen assigned to Earth, its surface devastated after decades of war with the alien Scavs, discovers a crashed spacecraft with contents that bring into question everything he believed about the war, and may even put the fate of mankind in his hands.

5. The Great Gatsby - 3D (May 10th)
Another book adaptation makes the list. Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire), a Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio). He is drawn into Gatsby's circle, becoming a witness to obsession and tragedy.

4. Iron Man 3 - 3D (May 3rd)
Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) uses his ingenuity to fight those who destroyed his private world and soon goes up against his most powerful enemy yet: the Mandarin.

The boys are back in town and they mean business - top rated newsmen business.  It will be almost ten years when the sequel hits theaters and yet it only feels like yesterday when this famous anchorman hit the scene. 

2. Man of Steel (June 14th)
An alien infant is raised on Earth, and grows up with superhuman abilities (Henry Cavill). He sets out to use these abilities to guard his adopted world. Cannot wait for this one, baby! I think Snyder and Nolan are going to deliver a pretty good big-screen reboot of perhaps the greatest super hero of all time. Excited to see General Zod (Michael Shannon) and Superman duke it out.

1. Star Trek Into Darkness - IMAX/3D (May 17th)
Definitely the most anticipated movie of 2013. After the crew of the Enterprise find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization, Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. I have no doubt this movie will be phenomenal.

If 2013 doesn't ring your bell, you're a lost cause, because I don't know what will. There's definitely a slew of versatile movies here for every girl and boy to enjoy.  And I look forward to seeing each and every one.  So tell me... what movies are you anticipating the most this year?


Anonymous said...

ooh those all look good. I am really excited to see the HOST. I didn't recognize anyone in it except the blonde agent who is after wanda. I will totally be waiting for a lot of these to come out. Thanks for the heads up

Diane Argyle said...

So many great movies! I can't wait to see them! Richard Armitage on the big screen? Yes, please!

Anonymous said...

Star Trek, hands down! Man of Steel, tho it looks amazing, I worrie it'll bomb.

Anonymous said...

5. Only God Forgives - NWD re-teaming with Gosling after Drive

4. Mud - Nichols' follow up to Take Shelter this time adding McConaughey

3. Escape From Tomorrow - Illegally shot at Disneyland.

2. The Way, Way Back - Film from two of the guys who wrote The Descendants (Dean Pelton!).

1. Inside Llewyn Davis - New Coen Bros! Can't wait.

Should be a good year.


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