Tuesday, January 8, 2013

2013 movies!

It's time once again for movies coming out this year that I am looking forward to.

Oblivion 4/19 This one I am really torn on. Interesting looking scifi, directed by the guy who did TRON: Legacy but starring Tom Cruise (who I really really can't stand) so I am not sure.
VERDICT: Wait for reviews before seeing it or waiting for disc.

Iron Man 3  5/3 RDJ and Shane Black back together again?
VERDICT: See opening day.

Man of Steel 6/14 hmmmm I do enjoy Superman but since there hasn't been a good Superman film since the second Donner film I am not sure. Other than Suckerpunch, Zach Snyder has always entertained me and with Chris Nolan producing I am more than slightly interested.
VERDICT: Probably see in theater.

Monsters University 6/21 Mike and Sully the early years? YES!
VERDICT: You haven't seen a Pixar film in a theater since Finding Nemo so probably yes.

Kick-Ass 2 6/28 The first one was entertaining and a decent adaptation of the book.

Pacific Rim 7/12 Giant Monsters fighting Giant Robots starring Dr. Mrs' cousin Clifton? It's like G. del Toro
jacked right into my brain and asked what I wanted.
VERDICT: See opening day. Possibly twice.

The Wolverine 7/26 is this finally the Wolverine film we are waiting for? Hopefully.

RED2 8/2 The first one was a rocking great time and a lot of fun. Way more fun that it should have been. Showed 'The Expendables' how "old guys kicking ass" should be done.
VERDICT: Go see it if you don't have any other plans that weekend

8/9 Looks like a neat scifi film and directed by the guy who did District 9
VERDICT: Go see it

Riddick 9/6 I enjoyed Pitch Black but never saw the second one. 
VERDICT: rent it

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For 10/4 The first one was a marvelous adaptation so I expect the same. But no need to rush out to see it.
VERDICT: rent it

The Worlds End 10/25 Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman directed by Edgar Wright. A pub crawl turns into an apocalyptic world saving adventure? How could this be anything but amazing?
VERDICT:  See it!

Thor: The Dark World 11/8 As long as Earth isn't punished for some god's screw up this time you can count me in. Who am I kidding..Chris Eccleston is the bad guy. Of course I want to see it.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 12/13 Not even gonna talk about this one.
VERDICT: See it. Twice. Wear your hobbit feet.


  1. Dude! We have such similar taste in movies. Ken is totally stoked about Oblivion. But I have the same hesitation you do and his name is Tom Cruise. Never saw RED the first time but will slot it in Netflix per your rec. Riddick, Sin City and Kick Ass 2 might be too violent for my taste but we'll see. Do Simon and Nick ever do anything by themselves anymore? But they are the best bro-mantic couple ever. Lastly, how come you dissing my man Hugh Jack? Don't want to see his rippling abs on a theater screen? Your loss my friend. :)

    1. Oh no dissing of Hugh at all. Other than too tall (seriously...Logan should be like 5'6" tops) he has done an amazing job as Wolverine. It's just unfortunate that his other solo flick was crap and I never really cared for much of the x-men franchise past #1 (First Class however was awesome but he was only in it for like 5 seconds.) As for not wanting to see it on the big screen, its more a question of what the Dr. Mrs. will want to go out and see as much as what I want to see. She isn't the biggest X-Men fan (but loves Captain America)

      Simon and Nick do all kinds of stuff on their own, but together they are pretty magical. They even made 'Paul' fun. 'The Worlds End' is however the third film in the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy (with Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz) so it's extra special.