Ten Films That I’m Looking forward to in 2013.

2013First of all I would like to give a shout out to Not Now I’m Drinking a Beer and Watching a Movie for planting this idea in my head, he recently made a similar list which you should check out here. Some of the films that I’ve listed  have already been released in 2012 in places such as America, however they have not yet been released in the UK and so qualify for this list.

Anyway, I hope you have fun reading this – be sure to let me know what you agree and disagree on in the comment section below!

Carrie Poster - Wikipedia10. Carrie

First up is Carrie. I’ve been looking forward to this one for ages; ever since I heard that Julianne Moore and Chloe Grace Moretz had signed onto it. The recent release date set back is worrying, but I’m going to look on the positive side and assume it is to make Carrie a Halloween release, instead of being the result of problems with the film. Out of those that I have read, which admittedly isn’t that many, Carrie is my favourite King novel – and so I have high hopes for this one.

Gangster Squad Poster - Wikipedia9. Gangster Squad

This one makes the list primarily because of its cast; any film that stars either Ryan Gosling or Emma Stone is a must-watch in my eyes, plus Crazy, Stupid, Love has taught us that those two have great chemistry together and so I can’t wait to see them reunited on screen. The rest of the cast is pretty cool as well and the fact that this is a 1940/50’s LA gangster film just seals the deal. I just hope that it delivers on what it promises.

The Place Beyond the Pines Poster - Wikipedia8. The Place Beyond the Pines

Writer and director Derek Cianfrance’s Blue Valentine featured a fantastic performance from Ryan Gosling, and so there’s no doubt that I’ll be seeing their next film together. In a way this film seems to be drawing off Drive; with Gosling playing a highly skilled driver (this time on motorcycles) who is drawn into crime in order to provide for a family-  and you know what? I’m completely alright with that. Plus this one seems to be significantly different in the story that it’s telling and the way that it approaches the material, and so all I can say is roll on April 12th!

Les Miserables Poster - Wikipedia7.  Les Misérables

I’ve heard mixed opinions about this one so far, but being a fan of the stage show, I’ll be seeing it regardless of what I read. I seem to have known about this film for ages, even nearly getting cast as an extra in it (if only that hadn’t fallen through!). The cast, whilst not primarily known for their singing, is still great with members including; Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Helena Bonham Carter and Amanda Seyfried. I’m holding out hope that this one delivers what it promises, despite the negative criticisms that are flying around.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Poster 6. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

I thoroughly enjoyed my time with The Hobbit’s first instalment and hope that this one only improves upon the first. There’s a real danger that the stretching of the source material will show most in the second out of three films, and so it’s a matter of keeping fingers crossed that Jackson has it under control.


No Kick-Ass 2 Poster Yet5. Kick-Ass 2

You’ll have to excuse my attempt at creating an image for this one; there is no official poster released as of yet and I figured that something to look at is better than nothing, right? Anyway, I loved the first film and so have been looking forward to this one for quite some time. Still haven’t got around to reading the second comic yet and so no spoilers please!

Lincoln Teaser Poster - Wikipedia4. Lincoln

My interest here lies almost entirely in Daniel Day-Lewis’s performance. I’ve been hearing such incredibly high praise already from those of you lucky enough to have seen this, that I won’t be able to miss this one. Apart from him though this one has some other great actors amongst its cast, including the seemingly everywhere Joseph Gordon-Levitt – seriously, has he rested at all this year?!

Jurassic Park 3D Poster - Wikipedia3. Jurrasic Park 3D

Many people have shunned this conversion but I am going to be there, popcorn in hand and taking in every moment that I get to spend seeing this film in the cinema. The fact that I’ll be seeing it in 3D is just an added bonus, I don’t understand why anyone would think that seeing the T-Rex in 3D would be a bad thing, and the film to my eyes seems like a completely natural choice to convert to 3D. It’s going to be awesome.

The Great Gatsby Poster - Wikipedia2. The Great Gatsby

Here’s another film which it seems I have been waiting endlessly for. It was very disappointing to hear that it had been moved back from its original December 2012 date, but hopefully there are no issues with the film itself, rather the move was switched for marketing reasons. I completely understand why some people are rejecting a Baz Luhrmann interpretation of Gatsby, but I’m looking forward to a glitzy, shiny version – as long as he has managed to still connect to the story underneath.

Django Unchained Poster - Wikipedia1. Django Unchained

Despite how much I’m looking forward to many others on this list, Django beats them all. The sense that I’m getting from those who have already seen the film ranges from: good but not Tarantino’s best, all the way up to it being heralded as a masterpiece. Even if it isn’t amongst Tarantino’s best, that’s still a pretty great place to be ranked and so I’m remaining very excited for this one!

What did you think? Have I named all the films that you too are looking forward to? Or have I made some terrible mistakes? Let me know with a comment below!


  1. I’ve seen Lincoln and it’s great. Django has already come out here but I haven’t seen it yet.

    Nice list. I’m really looking forward to seeing To The Wonder, Inside Llewyn Davis, The Wolf on Wall Street, and Only God Forgives.

    1. Cheers. They are all great choices and I hope to be seeing all of them if I can. Ryan Gosling teaming back up with Nicolas Winding Refn is pretty exciting, as is any new Coen brothers film – especially when it stars Carey Mulligan!

  2. Solid list. I have high hopes for Carrie as well. The 7 month set back sucks but it could be for the best.

    1. Thanks. Lets hope so!

  3. So funny (well, sad funny) that half of these are 2013 movies for you. 😦

    The Place Beyond the Pines looks great, no? And I loved Kick Ass, so maybe Kick Ass 2 will be just as good!

    1. I know, it’s so rare that we get to see something before America does (Skyfall being an exception).

      Yeah Pines looks great – in fact there are multiple great looking films that star Ryan Gosling coming out this year. I’m still debating whether to read Kick-Ass 2 in graphic novel form before I see the film, or whether to do it the other way around!

  4. Thanks for the shout out sir (although I borrowed the idea off someone, and frustratingly cannot remember too).

    Cool list. I am looking forward to most of these, but have to say I did not enjoy the first Hobbit film, so not too psyched for that.

    We don’t seem to get too many 3D re-releases out here, but I would be all over Jurassic Park if it does come out. Also massively keen for Kick Ass 2, definitely in my top 10. I just restricted my list to films with trailers though. A bit weird that it is supposedly out mid year and there is no trailer or poster yet aye?

    I feel your pain on the crappy delayed release dates. Though even in Australia we got Les Mis in 2012 (just).

    1. No problem (I saw that you had that problem and so instantly jotted down that I got the idea from you 🙂 ).

      Thanks, shame you didn’t enjoy The Hobbit but I can understand why some people may take issue with it. Will you still be seeing the second film?

      Yeah I couldn’t believe it when I couldn’t find any Kick-Ass promotional material – very odd.

      Release dates are such a pain – especially as Les Mis premiered here in the UK, only to then go all around the world before we can actually see it!

  5. meeradarjiyr1 · · Reply

    Great choice! I would probably choose similar films. However, Surprisingly I haven’t heard of ‘The place beyond the pines’. The hobbit just recently came out here and I definitely need to watch that one!

    1. Thanks! There’s a trailer out for Pines now, so I would recommend checking that out. Not that I really expect them to be at all similar but did you watch/like Drive?
      Yeah The Hobbit is worth watching, it’s not as good as the LotR trilogy – but its still a good time.

      1. meeradarjiyr1 · · Reply

        Yeah I just watched the trailer for Pines and Drive seems very similar, especially with Gosling’s character. Though its still added to my watchlist 🙂

        1. Cool. Pines strikes me as a much more emotional experience than Drive was, but then maybe I’m just thinking back to Blue Valentine.
          Thanks for commenting!

  6. I hope you will like Django and Lincoln – they are both great! I can’t wait to see next Hobbit film – I found the first one to be average but the second one will have so many great moments it’s bound to be great. While I’m against Carrie remake – the original is in my top 20 and I think Chloe is wrong for the part – I don’t think you should worry about the postponed release – they probably didn’t manage to finish CGI on time and figured if they have to postpone it Halloween is the perfect time for the premiere.

    1. I hope I do like them! I’ve been reading such praise for them both.
      Yeah the first Hobbit film was good, it kept me really entertained throughout but it could have been improved. Lets hope that you’re right about the second!
      I don’t know how well Chloe fits the part, perhaps she is not quite right, but she is a great actress and hopefully will give a really good performance.

  7. Cool round-up. Looking forward to each and every one of these films (with the notable exception of 6) to some degree.

    1. Cheers man, after reading your review of the first Hobbit film I figured you wouldn’t be crazy about number 6!

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