January 17, 2013

My List of the 57 Most Anticipated Movies of 2013, In Order!


I split this list up into a couple of categories for clarity sake. I don't have enough time in my day to explain my choices unless you want to watch my kids and do my homework.


For the director/writer:
1. Gravity – Alfonso Cuarón
2. To The Wonder – Terrence Malick
3. Upstream Color – Shane Carruth
4. Inside Llewellyn Davis – The Coen Brothers
5. Elysium - Neill Blomkamp
6. Frank Or Francis/Anomalisa – Charlie Kaufman
7. Iron Man 3- Shane Black
8. Birdman - Alejandro González Iñárritu
9. Her – Spike Jonze
10. Mood Indigo – Michel Gondry
11. The World’s End – Edgar Wright
12. 47 Ronin – Carl Rinsch
13. Mud- Jeff Nichols
14. Snowpiercer – Joon Ho-Bong
15. Amicus – Richard Kelly
16. The Zero Theorum – Terry Gilliam
17. Night Moves – Kelly Reichardt
18. Pacific Rim – Guillermo del Toro
19. Robocop – Jose Padilha
20. Haunter - Vincenzo Natali
21. Bedbugs/The Sacrament – Ti West
22. Only God Forgives - Nicolas Winding Refn
23. The Rover - David Michôd
24. Freezing People Is Easy – Errol Morris
25. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty – Ben Stiller
26. The Wind Rises/The Tale Of The Bamboo Cutter – Ghibli Studios
27. Twelve Years a Slave – Steve McQueen
28. The Grand Budapest Hotel – Wes Anderson
29. The Wolf of Wall Street – Martin Scorsese
30. Under The Skin – Jonathan Glazer
31. Last Days on Mars – Ruairi Robinson
32. The Green Blade Rises – A.J. Edwards
33. Monuments Men – George Clooney
34. Open Windows – Nacho Vigalondo
35. The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag - Alex Proyas
35. Labor Day – Jason Reitman
36. Big Sur/18 Wheel Butterfly – Michael Parish
37. Our Kind of Traitor – John Le Carre
38. The East – Zal Batmanglij
39. Prince Avalanche/ Joe – David Gordon Green

For the story:
1. The Europa Project - Sebastian Cordero
2. World War Z – Marc Foster
3. The Double – Richard Ayoade
4. The Seventh Son - Sergey Bodrov
5. Top of the Lake – Jane Campion
6. The Last Voyage of Demeter – Neil Marshall
7. Magic Magic/Crystal Fairy – Sebastian Silva
8. Prisoners/An Enemy - Denis Villeneuve
9. The Invisible Woman – Ralph Fiennes
10. Out of the Furnace – Scott Cooper

Because its a good franchise:
1. The Arrested Development Movie - Mitchell Hurwitz
2. Man of Steel – Zach Snider
3. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – Peter Jackson
4. Neon Genesis Evangelion: You Can (Not) Redo – Hideaki Anno
5. The Wolverine – James Mangold
6. Evil Dead – Fede Alvarez
7. Star Trek: Into Darkness – JJ Abrams
8. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For – Robert Rodriguez
9. Monsters University – Dan Scanlon

Absent from most people’s anticipated list (for good reason):
1. Oz: The Great and Powerful
2. Jack the Giant Slayer
3. Hansel and Gretel
4. The Muppets 2
5. Thor 2
6. The Lone Ranger
7. The Hangover 3
8. Epic
9. After Earth
10. 300: Rise of an Empire
11. I, Frankenstein
12. The Tomb
13. Planes

Will we see something from these guys this year?!
Duncan Jones
Mark Romanek
David Fincher
Terry Zwigoff
Mike Leigh
Michael Mann
Peter Weir
Paul Catling
Lynn Ramsay
Alejandro Amenabar
Elmore Leonard