7 Films to watch out for in 2013

5 Jan

There is a long running joke in my family that when we go to the cinema I should get up and leave after the trailers because I think that’s the most important part. It isn’t of course but I am a bit of a trailer junkie and I love knowing what films are coming out soon and so in that spirit I have compiled a list of the films that I am looking forward to in 2013.

Cloud Atlas

Released in the US in October, Cloud Atlas is a visually gorgeous stunning adaptation of the bestselling novel and spans different eras with actors playing multiple parts. It has three directors, Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run) and the Wachowski Siblings (The Matrix Trilogy) and looks to be an exercise in technical brilliance.

Man of Steel

DC begins it retaliation against Marvel with a new adaptation of Superman. It’s a challenge to say the least as the story lacks the gritty realism of Batman but Christopher Nolan is producing and it can’t be any worse than Superman Returns right?

Iron Man 3 / Thor 2

Marvel isn’t slacking either as it enters ‘phase 2’, the build up to Avengers 2. This year sees the release of the second instalments of Iron Man and Thor before Captain America 3 and Guardians of the Galaxy follow next year. It’s not a requirement to see every film as so far, each one has stood alone as a good movie with a self contained story but why spoil the fun?

Stoker

A project that has hung around in development hell for a few years, Stoker has a dark, creepy vibe that’s part Michael Hanneke and part Gothic Horror story.  It stars Mia Wasikowska (Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland) as a girl mourning the death of her father when her uncle arrives.

Pacific Rim

Humanity builds giant robots to protect them from Godzilla-like monsters from the sea, enough said.

Struck by Lightning

Arguably the least annoying of the Glee kids, Chris Colfer writes and stars in this off beat comedy about a guy who blackmails his fellow high school students into helping him start a literary magazine so he can escape his boring small town life.

About the writer: Sarah is a filmmaker and writer with an obsession for luscious visuals and a distain for tomatoes (they are a sneaky and untrustworthy foodstuff). If she’s not blogging, she’ll be watching films or running around with her video camera.

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