Movies I Look Forward in 2013

by Jaime Grijalba.

As every year, I shall post my top 10 films that I expect the most from this new year of 2013, now that the top 20 has been posted it’s time to look forward to the next year and how much joy and great films will be seen. Each and every one of these movies will be seen and reviewed in this site. Each film will have a bit of information on its status as well as all the available material for it. So, let’s not waste any time and let’s go inside what this new year can give us.

1. Trance (Danny Boyle)

With the release of a new trailer recently, we welcome back one of the most impressive and astounding british directors back to the scene with a movie that mixes the action and the psychological, maybe in a similar way that ‘Inception’ (2010) did some years ago, with the story of an art thief who can’t remember where he put the painting that he stole, and he tries to get it back through psychology. It looks amazing visually and rhythmically, that and the actors make it my top choice for what I look forward in 2013. I leave you with the trailer.

2. Man of Steel (Zack Snyder)

Christopher Nolan made something amazing with the character of Batman, and now he is in charge of producing and he also wrote a first treatment for this film that will try to launch a new series of movies based on the most beloved character of the DC Universe. Even if it’s directed by the less loved Zach Snyder, the images, the trailer and what’s been available to this date is not discouraging, all but that, it looks like a movie about origins and that will recall, more than anything, to that classic movie directed by Richard Donner in the 70’s. Here’s the trailer for those who haven’t watched it.

3. Stoker (Chan-wook Park)

The american debut of one of my favorite directors of all time, this movie was on my list last year, but it never got released, and now it has a date for a wide release, and it looks amazing, with a lot of interesting performances, cinematography and a mystery to be resolved when we all sit down in front of our screens and see the film for ourselves. Good work Park, now about that western you were going to make… here’s the latest trailer for this movie.

4. [REC]4 Apocalipsis (Jaume Balagueró)

The last installment of this fascinating horror series of movies shall be directed by the other half of the spanish duo that gave us the first two. Details are almost non-existant regarding the movie, but it’s a fact that it will play in Sitges in 2013. Let’s hope for the best and a worldwide release for this amazing horror film. I leave you with a teaser trailer that reminds you of the first two movies.

5. Norainu (Yasuo Tsuruhashi)

This is a remake adaptation of the famous Akira Kurosawa film ‘Nora Inu’ (1949) that was already remade in the 70’s and now it’s getting the drama treatment for japanese television. The airing of the film itself is near so we shall be taking a look at it sooner than later. In the official site here, you can see a one minute video that show the potential of the production. Way to go Kurosawa!

6. Foxcatcher (Bennett Miller)

Filming right now, Bennett Miller is a director I’ve been apreciating a lot recently, specially after he continued his masterpiece ‘Capote’ (2005) with ‘Moneyball’ (2011), a great movie that made me take some interesting in a sport that I previously had no interest in: baseball. It’s not as if I now watch that sport, but hey, at least I respect it. This movie has been a dream for Miller and is finally being able to do it, the story of John Du Pont, who is a schizofrenic and killed a pro wrestler. Sounds interesting.

7. Kaze tachinou (Hayao Miyazaki)

Based on a manga written and drawn by Miyazaki himself, this film will surely be the last feature directed by Miyazaki but also the start of a new era for Ghibli Studios, something that here we will always look forward to. What can we expect but brilliance and greatness from them?

8. The Green Inferno (Eli Roth)

Let’s give this guy a chance, he knows how to move the camera, he knows horror, he is a fan and he knows how to act in a really funny and impressive way. This film is the first that will be widely released in terms of the new center of Chilewood, and it won’t even be a chilean production. This film features cannibals and it will be a throw back to the italian films of the 80’s, sure will be a bloody good show.

9. 7500 (Takashi Shimizu)

He is one of the most achieved japanese horror directors of all time, his movies are always interesting to watch, and in this new try at the american box office (after the two Grudge remakes) he is going with a new kind of horror. What is in that plane that starts attacking the passangers? It’s not snakes, I assure you. This one looks scary, and to proove that we have a trailer that you can look at. Rejoice! (Nice going with the flight going to Tokyo).

10. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Peter Jackson)

We don’t have a trailer yet for the second installment, but at this time it’s a given that it will be amazing as the plot moves forward into Smaug himself. What a great time to see movies when this comes out.

That’s all, what are you looking forward to?

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