Ain’t them Bodies Saints
Exciting cast, interesting narrative and some positive rumblings from its Sundance Première.
Cast: Rooney Mara, Ben Foster and Casey Affleck
Director/Writer: David Lowery
IMDB Synopsis: The tale of an outlaw who escapes from prison and sets out across the Texas hills to reunite with his wife and the daughter he has never met.
Est. Release: Aug.2013
Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck in Ain’t them Bodies Saints
Ooo I do have a soft spot for the Afflecks. Ben Affleck can do no wrong for me at the moment.
Cast: Ben Affleck, Justin Timberlake and Gemma Arterton.
Director: Brad Furman (The Lincoln Lawyer)
IMDB Synopsis: A businessman who owns an offshore gambling operation finds his relationship with his protégé reaching a boiling point.
Est Release: Sept. 2013
The only proof this film is happening. No stills from the films or a trailer have been released yet
Anchorman: The Legend Continues
Please don’t be shit, please don’t be shit, please don’t be shit…
Confirmed Cast: Will Farrell, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, David Koechner, Christina Applegate, Harrison Ford, Kristen Wiig, James Marsden
Rumoured Cast: Luke Wilson, John C. Reilly
Director: Adam Mckay (Anchorman)
IMDB Synopsis: The continuing on-set adventures of San Diego’s top-rated newsman
Est Release: Dec. 2013
Loved District 9, love Matt Damon and, if done well, this could be amazing.
Cast: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster
Director: Neill Blomkamp (District 9)
IMDB Synopsis: Set in the year 2159, where the very wealthy live on a man-made space station. The rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth, and a man embarks on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds.
Est Release: Sept. 2013
Matt Damon in Elysium
Kick Ass 2
If the writing and the story is as good as the first then I’ll be happy. Sequels are tricky beasts so I hope this retains the simplicity and class from the original.
Cast: Chloe Grace Moretz, Aaron Taylor Johnson, Jim Carrey, Christopher Mintz Plasse, Donald Faison
Director: Jeff Wadlow (Matthew Vaughn directed Kick Ass)
IMDB Synopsis: The costumed high-school hero Kick-Ass joins forces with a group of normal citizens who have been inspired to fight crime in costume. Meanwhile, the Red Mist plots an act of revenge that will affect everyone Kick-Ass knows.
Est Release: July 2013
Trailer looks fantastic. Matthew McConaughey has been reborn as an actor with some real weight. The supporting cast aren’t half bad either.
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Michael Shannon, Sarah Paulson
Director: Jeff Nichols (Take Shelter)
IMDB Synopsis: Two teenage boys encounter a fugitive and form a pact to help him evade the bounty hunters on his trail and to reunite him with his true love
Est Release: May 2013
Michael Shannon (his second feature on this list) stars; he is fast becoming one of my favourite actors. Fantastic cast. Compelling story. What could go wrong?
Cast: Michael Shannon, Winona Ryder, James Franco, Chris Evans, Ray Liotta, David Schwimmer
Director: Ariel Vromen
IMDB Synopsis: The true story of Richard Kuklinski, the notorious contract killer and family man. When finally arrested in 1986, neither his wife nor daughters have any clue about his real profession.
Est Release: June 2013
The World’s End
So excited by this!! The cast, writers and director are enough to have me pre ordering my cinema ticket already. If this isn’t funny then I give up.
Cast: Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Rosamund Pike, Eddie Marsan, Paddy Considine,
Director: Edgar Wright
Writers: Edgar Wright & Simon Pegg
IMDB Synopsis: Five friends who reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub crawl from 20 years earlier unwittingly become humankind’s only hope for survival.
Est Release: Aug. 2013
Freeman, Considine, Pegg, Frost and Marsan in The World’s End
Monsters Inc. was such a delight, I’m excited but scared for this sequel/prequel. Fingers crossed it will retain the magic and wonder from the original. Trailers looks great though.
Voice Cast: John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Helen Mirren, Steve Buscemi, Alfred Molina,
Director: Dan Scanlon (Cars)
IMDB Synopsis: A look at the relationship between Mike and Sulley during their days at Monsters University — when they weren’t necessarily the best of friends.
Est Release: July 2013
The Wolf of Wall Street
DiCaprio. Scorsese. Bosh.
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Matthew McConaughey
Director: Martin Scorsese
IMDB Synopsis: A New York stockbroker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, corporate banking world and mob infiltration.
Est Release: Nov. 13
Leonardo Dicaprio in the, first look still from, The Wolf of Wall Street