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01.04.2013by: Chris Bumbray

Our Top 25 Most Anticipated Movies of 2013!

And so, another year begins. For film buffs, January is always a pretty slow month, but even if that upcoming crop of films don’t look so hot, you can rest assured that Hollywood has plenty of big films up their sleeve for the rest of the year and the following is a list of 25 of the most anticipated on JoBlo.com. In the end, 2012 was a pretty damn good year for movies, and 2013 looks just as packed. In fact, it’s so jam-packed with movies, I found condensing the list to 25 movies ended up being really hard -- which is always a good sign. Obviously, not all of these movies will be winners, but the majority of them at least look promising, and if all goes well this should prove to be another extremely memorable year of movie going. CLICK HERE TO SEE ENTIRE LIST OF 2013 RELEASES (222 films in all)

Possible 2013 movies

Before we get to our most anticipated of 2013 list, there are a few films that could “possibly” come out this year, but didn’t make it on to the list due to the fact that they don’t have release dates, and could potentially wind up coming out in 2014. ONLY GOD FORGIVES , which reteams Ryan Gosling with director Nicholas Winding Refn seems like a good bet to come out this year, following a (presumed) bow at Cannes, but we’ll see. I hope so, as DRIVE was my favorite film of 2011. Spike Jonze has a new film in the works called HER, about which little is known. Being Jonze, I’m sure it’ll be weird but awesome. The Coen Bros., INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS should also come out this year, following a festival bow at Cannes or Toronto, but who knows? Certainly that’s one we’d all be looking forward to. Finally, there’s TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE, from SHAME director Steve McQueen, and starring the perennially underrated Chiwetel Ejiofor, as well as Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, and Benedict Cumberbatch. Hopefully all these will make it to the big screen this year- but even if not, this seems to be a jam-packed year. Read on…

25- GANGSTER SQUAD

Ruben Fleisher’s GANGSTER SQUAD gets the dubious honor of being on the “most-anticipated” list two years in a row. To be fair, GANGSTER SQUAD would have never gotten delayed had it not been for the horrific Aurora shooting- with some of the film being re-shot to eliminate a big movie theater shoot-out. The film is finally coming out, but again- is tainted by another shooting, this time the tragedy in Newton. Hopefully, people will be able to take GANGSTER SQUAD for what it (reportedly) is, a comic-book style riff on THE UNTOUCHABLES, with the action taking place against the rule of gangster Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn- who looks more like a character out of DICK TRACY than Cohen). While I’m pretty sure the pulpy tale told by GANGSTER SQUAD will only have the slightest basis in reality, and that it won’t even begin to compare to L.A CONFIDENTIAL- it still looks like a good time at the movies. Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Penn and Emma Stone are always worth watching, and who doesn’t like a good gangster movie?

24- THOR: THE DARK WORLD

People were divided on THOR’s maiden big-screen outing, although everyone pretty much agreed that Chris Hemsworth was ideal in the title role, as was Tom Hiddleston as Loki. With THE AVENGERS owning the box office throughout the summer of 2013, we can reasonably expect THOR: THE DARK WORLD to get some serious hype towards the end of the year, especially now that Hemsworth’s become such a big star. Given that a trailer is still months away, it’s anyone’s guess as to how THE DARK WORLD is going to look, but the hiring of GAME OF THRONES vet Alan Taylor seems like a good choice, especially if this spend more time on Asgard than the first film- which is the rumor.

23- THE COUNSELOR

Reasons why THE COUNSELOR will be amazing:

- A script by Cormac McCarthy
- Directed by Ridley Scott
- Stars Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem
- It’s a crime thriller- and the last time McCarthy wrote a crime thriller, it was NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN.

Need I say more?

22- GRAVITY

Alfonso Cuaron’s CHILDREN OF MEN is probably my favorite film of the last ten years or so. To me, Cuaron is one of the unquestionable geniuses working in film, and I’m super-excited to see his long-awaited follow-up GRAVITY. This is another film that was supposed to come out in 2012, only to get the release date shuffle, with the rumor being that Cuaron needed more time for the VFX. It’s being shot by Emmanuel Lubezki, who contributed all those amazing long-takes to CHILDREN OF MEN. This will be a huge film for star Sandra Bullock, who plays an astronaut floating through space after a space-station calamity. George Clooney co-stars, although the rumor is that his part is small.

21- THE WOLF OF WALL STREET

Martin Scorsese. That name alone is enough for THE WOLF OF WALL STREET to immediately skyrocket right to the top of my own most anticipated of 2013 list. Add to that the fact that it once again reteams him with Leonardo DiCaprio (who’s body of work over the last decade as been almost perfect), and is written by BOARDWALK EMPIRE’s Terrence Winter, I’m salivating at the prospect of seeing this true tale of financial wheeling and dealing. Jean Dujardin, Jonah Hill and Matthew McConaughey co-star.

20- MACHETE KILLS

In all honesty- I did not like MACHETE. Sure, the fake Grindhouse trailer was fun, but stretched out to ninety minutes, it was a joke that got old fast. However, it did have its moments- chief among them being a solidly badass performance by Don Johnson, paving the way for his part in DJANGO UNCHAINED. MACHETE KILLS sees the return of Danny Trejo, with none other than Mel Gibson playing the baddie. Oh yeah, and Charlie Sheen plays the president. Seriously. Well- this will obviously be bug-nuts insane, and fun in a “midnight movie” kind of way, but I’d be lying if I said it was a 2013 release I was really excited for. Then again, I may be in for a surprise.

19- OZ: THE GREAT AND POWERFUL

The trailers for OZ: THE GREAT AND POWERFUL , make it look like a fifty-fifty split between Sam Raimi-style genius, and 21st century Disney/ALICE IN WONDERLAND style crap. I have faith that Raimi will pull this off, but to be sure, OZ has the potential for falling flat on its face. Visually, it looks interesting, especially the 1:33:1 b&w-Kansas framing scenes being juxtaposed against the 2:35:1 candy-colored 3D spectacle of Oz. But will the script be any good, and does THE WIZARD OF OZ really need a prequel? Why not just do a big-screen version of WICKED? Another questionable aspect is the choice of leading man. James Franco is brilliant in comedies and indies- but his work in big-budget event movies is inconsistent to say the least. He has a really bad habit of phoning-in performances when he’s not engaged by the material, but again- it all comes down to whether Raimi will be able to get more out of him than others have. Hopefully, this will work. We’ll see.

18- A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD

Over the holidays, I got the chance to re-visit the first three DIE HARD’s- which hold up stunningly well (the first is an undisputed classic, but DIE HARDER and WITH A VENGEANCE are almost as good). Too bad A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD looks a lot more like LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD than the other movies. Sometimes I wonder whether the new suits at Fox have even seen the old DIE HARD’s, as they seem to have no idea of what made them successful. What made Bruce Willis as John McClane unique was that he was an average blue-collar cop, forced by circumstance to become a virtual superhero. Compared to the other action heroes of his era, McClane was a flesh and blood human, full of doubt, guilt (the scene where he fails to rescue plane load of people in DIE HARD 2 is a killer), and who- above all, just wants to be a good husband and father.

Having McClane’s daughter in on the action in LIVE FREE was a good idea, as is the notion of having his son in GOOD DAY, but the action is too over-the-top. McClane should not be jumping on to jets, or taking out helicopters with his car. The action should be limited to intense hand-to-hand, shootouts, stunts, and maybe a chase scene or two. Any explosion should be done practically. A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD , with its Russian locale and huge action set pieces, looks like LIVE FREE all over again. The choice of John Moore to direct also strikes me as a bad move, as I’ve yet to enjoy any of his films (although BEHIND ENEMY LINES was passable). The rating is still up-in-the-air, but I expect Fox to release this as PG-13, another bad move.

17- CATCHING FIRE

THE HUNGER GAMES was a pleasant surprise, as I honestly walked into it expecting TWILIGHT all over again. While it was still a watered-down BATTLE ROYALE for tweens, the combination of star Jennifer Lawrence’s natural charisma, a solid supporting cast, and a surprisingly juicy heroine in Katniss Everdeen made HUNGER GAMES a cut-above the usual tween flick. While I have no idea whether Suzanne Collins’ novels will be able to sustain a franchise, THE HUNGER GAMES was good enough that I really don’t mind revisiting that world. Too bad director Gary Ross isn’t returning, as he seemed to bring a lot to the table. Hopefully Francis Lawrence will be able to deliver a good follow-up. That said, even if CATCHING FIRE is terrible, expect it to make half a billion dollars.

16- THE TOMB

Both Sylvester Stallone (BULLET TO THE HEAD) and Arnold Schwarzenegger (THE LAST STAND) have other, solo, action films coming out this year, but THE TOMB is their first, all-out big-screen team-up. Sure, they’ve shared the screen in THE EXPENDABLES 1 & 2, but this is a real buddy flick, casting Sly as a prison designer who winds up an inmate at the state-of-the-art prison he designed. Before you can say PRISON BREAK, he meets up with another inmate, played by Arnie (with a cool salt and pepper goatee), and- one assumes, the two team-up to do same damage. Hardcore action fans have been waiting for a Sly/Arnie buddy flick since the eighties. This BETTER deliver the goods.

15- THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG

While I wasn’t exactly blown away by THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY, I still mostly enjoyed it. Hopefully, the second part- which will no doubt benefit from an audience that will now be acclimatized to 48FPS, will be better. I can’t honestly say I’m really looking forward to it, but then again THE TWO TOWERS was probably the best LOTR, so maybe, being sandwiched between the exposition-heavy first film, and a third film that will have to tie up loose ends- SMAUG will be a quicker paced adventure. I also think the cool (if far from disastrous) fan reaction to the first film may inspire Jackson to tighten up the theatrical releases of the next two films, which- to me anyways, seems like a good idea.

14- THE EVIL DEAD

When I heard they were remaking THE EVIL DEAD , the fanboy in me wasn’t optimistic in the least, even after hearing Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell signed on as producers. But- the buzz has been absolutely terrific, and the first trailer makes it look like there’s way more up director Fede Alvarez’s sleeve than a beat-for-beat remake. I’m now cautiously optimistic, but optimistic nonetheless.

13- WORLD WAR Z

The buzz on WORLD WAR Z has been toxic to say the least. Apparently, it’s a totally out-of-control production- similar to another (possible) 2013 release, THE 47 RONIN. Even before hearing about the out-of-control budget, and re-shoots (which supposedly involved scrapping a full third of the film), WWZ seemed like a bad idea. If you’ve read the book, it’s kind of difficult to ever imagine them being able to turn it into a two-hour, PG-13 movie- and the hiring of Marc Forster- who’s coming off the disastrous MACHINE GUN PREACHER, and the relative failure of QUANTUM OF SOLACE (proving he’s not yet adept at staging action scenes) seemed like a strange choice. Then again, maybe Forster and producer/star Brad Pitt will pull it off. If WWZ ends up being like CONTAGION with zombies, that would be fine by me- but I dunno, this one seems like a train-wreck.

12- SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR

It’s finally on its way! Robert Rodriguez has been teasing us with a SIN CITY sequel for years (hard to believe the first movie came out eight years ago), and it looks like it’s finally going to happen. The good news is that A DAME TO KILL FOR was probably the best graphic novel in Frank Miller’s series, so this should be a cool noirish film. Also- Mickey Rourke is back as Marv, which is awesome. Hopefully, Clive Owen will also be brought back as Dwight, although- if they go by the comic, he’ll only play Dwight in the second half, unless they use prosthetics (which I’d prefer to casting another actor). Either way- I hope Owen comes back. He’s one of my favorite actors- and I’d love him to make more SIN CITY films (Dwight’s in a lot of the comics).

11- FAST SIX

A couple of years ago, if you had told me a sixth installment of THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS franchise would be on its way, I would have rolled my eyes. While the first film was fun (but has dated really badly) all the others passed gas. Up to FAST FIVE that is. That was a flick I walked into expecting absolutely nothing, only to discover that Justin Lin had taken this previously puny serious and pumped it up to the point that it resembled a blue-collar MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE. And I loved it! FAST FIVE was the film star Vin Diesel’s own XXX should have been, and while it was certainly dopey, it also rocked- hard. Diesel, and co-stars Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez (despite dying in the fourth film) are all back, as it Dwayne Johnson, who seems like an ideal fit into Lin’s re-imagined franchise, along with Gina Carano. Will FAST SIX, or FAST & FURIOUS 6, or whatever it’s being called be silly? Yes- I’m sure it will be. But, it should also be a friggin’ blast.

10- THE HANGOVER 3

To quote Seth MacFarlane’s TED, on his recent Jimmy Kimmel appearance, THE HANGOVER 2 was “pretty much the first film, only in Thailand”. Yup- that about covers it. Hopefully, Todd Phillips and the rest of the Wolf Pack have something else in store for the (possibly) final installment of the series, and a return to Vegas seems like a good start. The again, this may end up as even more of a carbon copy than the last one. Either way, I just hope it’s funny.

9- PACIFIC RIM

Guillermo Del Toro's PACIFIC RIM could be this year's breakout blockbuster. Certainly, the preview makes it look like all the best parts of IRON MAN and classic Toho monster movies rolled together. Combine Del Toro's strengths behind the camera, with the potentila breakout quality of Charlie Hunnam, and especially Idris Elba, and you have a film that looks like a huge winner.

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THE WOLVERINE is another one of this year’s films that I feel I should be more excited for than I really am. I loathed X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE, but then again, everyone did- so hopefully Fox learned something from its (relative) failure. Given that X-MEN: FIRST CLASS was so good, it seems Fox is more committed to making their tent poles “not suck” as opposed to years past. THE WOLVERINE tells the acclaimed Japan-storyline from Wolverine’s mythology, and the choice of James Mangold to direct seems intriguing. Granted, he’s no Darren Aronofsky (who was linked to this for awhile), but WALK THE LINE, COPLAND, and 3:10 TO YUMA are pretty good films in their own right. Of course, he also made the crappy KNIGHT & DAY, but- nobody’s perfect. At the very least, I’m sure Jackman will be good, as always.

7- THE WORLD'S END

The final installment of the “Three Flavors: Cornetto” (tee hee hee) trilogy, THE WORLD’S END reteams Simon Pegg and Nick Frost with director Edgar Wright. Where SHAUN OF THE DEAD took on zombies, and rom-coms, and HOT FUZZ deconstructed macho action, THE WORLD'S END is a take on “social science fiction”- which I suppose means THE WORLD’S END is a little less bombastic than the similarly themed end-of-the-world comedy, THIS IS THE END (which also looks funny). I love these guys, so I’m waiting on THE WORLD'S END with baited breath. If anything, director Edgar Wright has only gotten more ambitious since HOT FUZZ, and I’m curious to see how the experience of SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD rubs off on his latest. I really can’t wait. Of all the movies on this list, THE WORLD’S END really has the potential to be a new comedy classic.

6- The Monuments Men

George Clooney. Matt Damon. Cate Blanchett. Bill Murray. John Goodman. Daniel Craig. Jean Dujardin. These actors have two things in common- one, that they’re all amazing, and two- that they all star in George Clooney’s latest film, THE MONUMENTS MEN. Based on the true story of a group of art historians who raced to recover known works of art stolen by the Nazis during WW2, MONUMENTS MEN sounds a bit like an old John Frankenheimer/ Burt Lancaster movie called THE TRAIN, which is a pretty great film in its own right. The premise is intriguing, and with his passion for history and vintage filmmaking, Clooney seems like the ideal star/director, although this is larger scaled then anything he’s attempted so far behind the camera. That said, I fully expect this to be great.

5- ANCHORMAN: THE LEGEND CONTINUES

“You’ve got a dirty whorish mouth. I like lamp. I’m going to punch you in the ovary. I want to be on you.” I could go on and on quoting ANCHORMAN dialogue, but I won’t. But how the heck did it take nine years for us to FINALLY get an ANCHORMAN sequel? No matter- it’s almost here, with Ron Burgundy, Bran Fantana, Champ Kind, and Brick Tamland about to once again unleash their genius upon an unsuspecting world. I can’t wait to see what these boys get up to in the eighties. Will it be as endlessly quotable as the first? I don’t know- but I ate a big, red candle.

4- OBLIVION

The trailer for OBLIVION knocked quite a few socks off when it hit the net last month. I definitely include myself in this category. Say what you will, Tom Cruise has a knack for choosing interesting projects, and this heavy-duty sci-fi opus, pairing him with TRON: LEGACY director Joseph Kosinski promises to be visually stunning. Kosinski has tremendous talent as far as visuals go- although TRON: LEGACY had a major failing in the script department. But- I have faith OBLIVION will be a much better film, given that Cruise tends to attract top flight screenwriters, with OBLIVION being penned by Oscar-winner William Monahan. Add to that a soundtrack by French electronica group M.8.3, and we have a movie that’s sure to be good, and just might be great.

3- IRON MAN 3

IRON MAN 3 looks to be darker take on the character than we got in the last couple of movies (including THE AVENGERS), with Jon Favreau stepping aside for writer/director Shane Black. It’s Black’s involvement that’s really got me excited, as the last time he paired with Robert Downey Jr., we got the incredibly underrated KISS KISS BANG BANG. Given the huge budget and scope, it’ll be an interesting exercise for Black as a director, but given his reputation for penning action classics like LETHAL WEAPON & THE LAST BOY SCOUT, we can rest assured that Black knows how to do action. I’m very curious to see how this turns out.

2- MAN OF STEEL

MAN OF STEEL is yet another big-screen SUPERMAN reboot. I wasn’t keen on Bryan Singer’s SUPERMAN RETURNS, which was a slavishly faithful ode to a series of films that were never THAT good to begin with (although Christopher Reeve remains the ideal Superman). Zack Snyder’s a divisive director, but the trailer is very impressive, making it look somewhat akin to what a superhero movie directed by Terrence Mallick might look like. While I doubt that finished product will feel too much like that (which would be kinda interesting actually) - I think Snyder’s going to deliver a pretty good big-screen reboot of perhaps the greatest of all comic book characters. Also- Michael Shannon as General Zod. Hell yes.

1- STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS

J.J Abrams’ big-screen STAR TREK reboot is one of those blockbusters that seemingly everyone, from hardcore Trekkies, right through to casual filmgoers seemed to like. STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS looks to be a much darker take on the material than the first film, but I’m pretty sure it’ll be just as good. Abrams makes solid blockbuster entertainment, and the trailer was pretty damn exciting. While it looks like they’re trying a little too hard to position this as the DARK KNIGHT of STAR TREK movies, I’m still very intrigued; especially if new villain Benedict Cumberbatch ends up being Khan. Hate the awkward title though. Why not just call it SATR TREK 2?

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4:05PM on 01/28/2013
Star Trek Into Darkness?!?
Star Trek Into Darkness?!?
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3:49PM on 01/28/2013
Star Trek Into Darkness?!?
Star Trek Into Darkness?!?
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3:36PM on 01/28/2013
Star Trek Into Darkness?!?
Star Trek Into Darkness?!?
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1:07PM on 01/09/2013

DEF.....#1

MOS is Number 1 spot by a long run.....LOVE LOVE LOVE JAs Star Trek and very very very excited for it but the anticipation of the reboot of Superman.....is killing me.
MOS is Number 1 spot by a long run.....LOVE LOVE LOVE JAs Star Trek and very very very excited for it but the anticipation of the reboot of Superman.....is killing me.
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1:05PM on 01/09/2013

DEF.....#1

MOS is Number 1 spot by a long run.....LOVE LOVE LOVE JAs Star Trek and very very very excited for it but the anticipation of the reboot of Superman.....is killing me.
MOS is Number 1 spot by a long run.....LOVE LOVE LOVE JAs Star Trek and very very very excited for it but the anticipation of the reboot of Superman.....is killing me.
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10:23PM on 01/05/2013

the tomb

this is going to be nothing but shit. sorry. shit.
this is going to be nothing but shit. sorry. shit.
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3:51PM on 01/05/2013
This is number one for me.
This is number one for me.
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3:09PM on 01/05/2013

#1...IMO...

I agree with those that say this should've been #1.

Can't wait.
I agree with those that say this should've been #1.

Can't wait.
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9:07AM on 01/05/2013
...and, alas, not a single foreign language film was to be found. What a (mostly) shitty list of Hollywood toss. Idiocracy, here we come.
...and, alas, not a single foreign language film was to be found. What a (mostly) shitty list of Hollywood toss. Idiocracy, here we come.
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9:37PM on 01/04/2013
While the first film was fun, I caught the 9 minute preview and thought it sucked major ass!
While the first film was fun, I caught the 9 minute preview and thought it sucked major ass!
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7:08PM on 01/04/2013

No Love For Horror

I know this isn't AITH but I only see one horror flick on the list (Evil Dead). Hope that's just personal taste and not indicative of what the genre has to offer this year. Anyone know of some promising horror left off of here?
I know this isn't AITH but I only see one horror flick on the list (Evil Dead). Hope that's just personal taste and not indicative of what the genre has to offer this year. Anyone know of some promising horror left off of here?
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5:17PM on 01/04/2013
I agree totally, Star Trek 2 is my most anticipated movie of 2013, too.
Especially after the 10 minute IMAX preview.
I agree totally, Star Trek 2 is my most anticipated movie of 2013, too.
Especially after the 10 minute IMAX preview.
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4:00PM on 01/04/2013
ugh couldn't you have just listed the movies because I am not about to sift through 25 pages of movies.
ugh couldn't you have just listed the movies because I am not about to sift through 25 pages of movies.
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3:54PM on 01/04/2013

"Never that Good"

How is that 20/20 fanboy hindsight working out for you, Chris? You really just diss what many consider the first film to bring validity to a Superhero franchise?
How is that 20/20 fanboy hindsight working out for you, Chris? You really just diss what many consider the first film to bring validity to a Superhero franchise?
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1:59PM on 01/04/2013
I loved the Hobbit AUJ and I can't wait for The Hobbit TDOS.
I loved the Hobbit AUJ and I can't wait for The Hobbit TDOS.
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1:57PM on 01/04/2013
Meh, Gary Ross almost ruined the Hunger Games, good riddance. That film survived on its actors performance. Gary Ross using shaky cam technique in the District was nauseating.
Meh, Gary Ross almost ruined the Hunger Games, good riddance. That film survived on its actors performance. Gary Ross using shaky cam technique in the District was nauseating.
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12:54PM on 01/04/2013

Hobbit movies, superhero flicks, all cool and all.

Thor will be cool, Iron Man too. Superman. But after 2012, this feels like a let down. Feel I crave for something new on the menu.
Thor will be cool, Iron Man too. Superman. But after 2012, this feels like a let down. Feel I crave for something new on the menu.
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1:07PM on 01/09/2013
I agree completely....2012 was a major disappointment, esp. summer movies; besides Batman and Spiderman and Prometheus....I thought the rest were meh...
I agree completely....2012 was a major disappointment, esp. summer movies; besides Batman and Spiderman and Prometheus....I thought the rest were meh...
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12:53PM on 01/04/2013
If this seems like it's going to be a train-wreck (which it does), then why is it listed at #13 ahead of some much more promising films like Wolf of Wall Street and The Counselor?
If this seems like it's going to be a train-wreck (which it does), then why is it listed at #13 ahead of some much more promising films like Wolf of Wall Street and The Counselor?
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12:49PM on 01/04/2013

I don't get it...

Why are half of these films even IN your "Most Anticipated" if you aren't even excited for them, or wonder whether they'll be good? Doesn't that defeat the purpose of having a "Most Anticipated" list? Also, was this written while hung over? 'Cause I've yet to see so many spelling/grammar errors in a Joblo.com article...
Why are half of these films even IN your "Most Anticipated" if you aren't even excited for them, or wonder whether they'll be good? Doesn't that defeat the purpose of having a "Most Anticipated" list? Also, was this written while hung over? 'Cause I've yet to see so many spelling/grammar errors in a Joblo.com article...
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12:23PM on 01/04/2013

wait cant do action scenes?

Gotta be kidding me QOS was full of great action, which was teh problem, it was alla ction all the way through!!
Gotta be kidding me QOS was full of great action, which was teh problem, it was alla ction all the way through!!
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12:18PM on 01/04/2013

Franoc is just terrible...

in drama. He just doesnt have the chops, to me he always looks and acts stoned and that was way before Pineapple Express. He just doesnt have the range.
in drama. He just doesnt have the chops, to me he always looks and acts stoned and that was way before Pineapple Express. He just doesnt have the range.
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12:17PM on 01/04/2013

Franoc is just terrible...

in drama. He just doesnt have the chops, to me he always looks and acts stoned and that was way before Pineapple Express. He just doesnt have the range.
in drama. He just doesnt have the chops, to me he always looks and acts stoned and that was way before Pineapple Express. He just doesnt have the range.
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12:16PM on 01/04/2013
Dude, how can you forget that he said "I LOVE lamp"? You said you could go on and on quoting ANCHORMAN dialogue, but you would go on and on, quoting it wrong.
Dude, how can you forget that he said "I LOVE lamp"? You said you could go on and on quoting ANCHORMAN dialogue, but you would go on and on, quoting it wrong.
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12:08PM on 01/04/2013
Really...??? Hangover 3 makes the list, but not Elysium or Kick Ass 2...??? Pretty sure District 9 & Kick Ass were awesome and Hangover 2 was terrible. Just sayin.
Really...??? Hangover 3 makes the list, but not Elysium or Kick Ass 2...??? Pretty sure District 9 & Kick Ass were awesome and Hangover 2 was terrible. Just sayin.
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11:54AM on 01/04/2013
No Place Beyond the Pines?
No Place Beyond the Pines?
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11:22AM on 01/04/2013

How is the Hobbit not #1

The Hobbit should be #1 or at least in the top 5 how does Hangover 3 and Fast Six be rated higher than the Hobbit or Thor or even most of the movies on this list is crazy.
The Hobbit should be #1 or at least in the top 5 how does Hangover 3 and Fast Six be rated higher than the Hobbit or Thor or even most of the movies on this list is crazy.
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11:18AM on 01/04/2013

Knight and Day

Was a good and fun flick.
Was a good and fun flick.
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11:17AM on 01/04/2013

This should be #1

I thought the Hobbit AUJ was awesome and is my favorite film of 2012 a close 2nd is the Avengers.
I thought the Hobbit AUJ was awesome and is my favorite film of 2012 a close 2nd is the Avengers.
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11:15AM on 01/04/2013
How is Elysium not on this list? District 9 was awesome! It's kinda absurd to include The Hangover part 3, but not Elysium - I mean really?
How is Elysium not on this list? District 9 was awesome! It's kinda absurd to include The Hangover part 3, but not Elysium - I mean really?
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10:45AM on 01/04/2013

Nolan

Nolan producing. I trust Nolan.
Nolan producing. I trust Nolan.
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10:37AM on 01/04/2013

It's unfortunate...

...that I'm not looking forward to this one. The original Die Hard trilogy is one of my favorites of all time, but this one just looks like...the last one but in a different country. Bruce Willis has played the same character so many times that I don't feel like I'm watching John McClain anymore. It's just... Missing something.
...that I'm not looking forward to this one. The original Die Hard trilogy is one of my favorites of all time, but this one just looks like...the last one but in a different country. Bruce Willis has played the same character so many times that I don't feel like I'm watching John McClain anymore. It's just... Missing something.
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9:51AM on 01/04/2013

I agree with you my Friend....

Loved the first instalment and I am sure this will be awesome.... Pretty decent list except for a few choices I liked the rest...
Loved the first instalment and I am sure this will be awesome.... Pretty decent list except for a few choices I liked the rest...
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9:46AM on 01/04/2013

I love those three....

Definitely in my top 5 for 2013.....
Definitely in my top 5 for 2013.....
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9:29AM on 01/04/2013
I was genuinely surprised by The Hobbit.... I went in expecting a train wreck but got a good movie instead. If only they had cut in on the Runtime....
I was genuinely surprised by The Hobbit.... I went in expecting a train wreck but got a good movie instead. If only they had cut in on the Runtime....
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9:21AM on 01/04/2013
Fassbender, Pitt and Bardem in a thriller??? With Ridley Scott behind the Cam... I am in.....
Fassbender, Pitt and Bardem in a thriller??? With Ridley Scott behind the Cam... I am in.....
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7:55AM on 01/04/2013
Hangover 3? Because Hangover 2 was such a Tour de Force?
Hangover 3? Because Hangover 2 was such a Tour de Force?
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7:52AM on 01/04/2013
The red band trailers have really been selling me on this remake.
The red band trailers have really been selling me on this remake.
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7:49AM on 01/04/2013
"no doubt benefit from an audience that will now be acclimatized to 48FPS" ?

Considering most people didn't see the movie in this format (there were significantly less HFR screenings), and most people who saw it in HFR hated it, this statement sounds incorrect.

I know I'll watch the next 2 hobbit films, but after seeing Unexpected Journey I honestly am not anticipating the sequels very much. I was so disappointed with this movie. Such a bloated movie.
"no doubt benefit from an audience that will now be acclimatized to 48FPS" ?

Considering most people didn't see the movie in this format (there were significantly less HFR screenings), and most people who saw it in HFR hated it, this statement sounds incorrect.

I know I'll watch the next 2 hobbit films, but after seeing Unexpected Journey I honestly am not anticipating the sequels very much. I was so disappointed with this movie. Such a bloated movie.
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3:10PM on 01/05/2013
I can definitely do without 48 FPS myself.
I can definitely do without 48 FPS myself.
7:38AM on 01/04/2013
I thought Only god Forgives was getting a May release
I thought Only god Forgives was getting a May release
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7:20AM on 01/04/2013
Chris, I noticed you described a lot of films as "I hope it doesn't suck" (I'm paraphrasing). That tells me 2013 looks like a crappy year for movies! But a few of these look to be pretty awesome, so I'm satisfied :)
Chris, I noticed you described a lot of films as "I hope it doesn't suck" (I'm paraphrasing). That tells me 2013 looks like a crappy year for movies! But a few of these look to be pretty awesome, so I'm satisfied :)
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6:28AM on 01/04/2013
"Never THAT good" Oh, come on. The first 2 were awesome, from the monumental score, to the effects (which were great for that time) to the casting. Hell, even the quote "kneel before Zod" is a classic. And while I love most of Zack Snyder´s work (especially his Watchmen) I doubt he can come up with anything as iconic or uplifting as the old Superman movies.
"Never THAT good" Oh, come on. The first 2 were awesome, from the monumental score, to the effects (which were great for that time) to the casting. Hell, even the quote "kneel before Zod" is a classic. And while I love most of Zack Snyder´s work (especially his Watchmen) I doubt he can come up with anything as iconic or uplifting as the old Superman movies.
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6:03AM on 01/04/2013
not thrilled about this list, you missed alot of great films comming out.. and put in others..
not thrilled about this list, you missed alot of great films comming out.. and put in others..
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6:02AM on 01/04/2013
really? this is in your top films to see in '13?
really? this is in your top films to see in '13?
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4:48AM on 01/04/2013
William Moynihan is no longer credited on IMDb for some reason, but Michael Arndt is listed as one of the scriptwriters, and I respect him as a writer (and he has an Oscar to show for it.). Joseph Kosinski conceived this story and wrote some of the script, so this is more of a personal passion project for him. He is great with visuals, and he wasn't totally to blame for the poor script with Tron Legacy, which he didn't write. It could be good.
William Moynihan is no longer credited on IMDb for some reason, but Michael Arndt is listed as one of the scriptwriters, and I respect him as a writer (and he has an Oscar to show for it.). Joseph Kosinski conceived this story and wrote some of the script, so this is more of a personal passion project for him. He is great with visuals, and he wasn't totally to blame for the poor script with Tron Legacy, which he didn't write. It could be good.
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4:22AM on 01/04/2013

Skip Woods

The fact that Skip Woods--who wrote Sword Fish and did the rewrites to X-Men Origins: Wolverine that helped make it the mess it became--is responsible for the script is the most disconcerting aspect of all.
The fact that Skip Woods--who wrote Sword Fish and did the rewrites to X-Men Origins: Wolverine that helped make it the mess it became--is responsible for the script is the most disconcerting aspect of all.
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4:17AM on 01/04/2013
To think, this film almost starred Robert Downey Jr. If James Franco is as bad as most anticipate, this original casting would have made for a far better movie. What could have been . . .
To think, this film almost starred Robert Downey Jr. If James Franco is as bad as most anticipate, this original casting would have made for a far better movie. What could have been . . .
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2:47AM on 01/04/2013
I really don't think ''Star Trek: ID'' will make half the money ''Iron Man 3'', ''Man of Steel'' and even ''Pacific Rim'' will, so...how can this be the #1. Don't get me wrong, the first one was great and i will be there for this one but...C'mon!!
I really don't think ''Star Trek: ID'' will make half the money ''Iron Man 3'', ''Man of Steel'' and even ''Pacific Rim'' will, so...how can this be the #1. Don't get me wrong, the first one was great and i will be there for this one but...C'mon!!
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5:21PM on 01/04/2013
Who mentioned the word ''quality''? Most anticipaded = people see the movie = $$$.
Who mentioned the word ''quality''? Most anticipaded = people see the movie = $$$.
11:17AM on 01/04/2013
Yeah because the quality of a movie is dictated by the amount of money it generates at the box office. Right...
Yeah because the quality of a movie is dictated by the amount of money it generates at the box office. Right...
2:33AM on 01/04/2013
And it has James Bond in it.
And it has James Bond in it.
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2:24AM on 01/04/2013
Fast Five has some of the most impressive action scenes I've ever seen, mostly due to the use of practical effects. And that cliff hanger! Must. See. What happens. Next.
Fast Five has some of the most impressive action scenes I've ever seen, mostly due to the use of practical effects. And that cliff hanger! Must. See. What happens. Next.
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4:35AM on 01/04/2013
Wow, acupuncture, do you know what "practical effects" mean? It refers to action scenes that were done mostly in camera and without an overuse of CGI. It has nothing to do with realism. Your comment does not apply to the original statement, because, in spite of the unrealistic action, the effects were mostly practical. Or do you expect action stars to actually put themselves in real danger?
Wow, acupuncture, do you know what "practical effects" mean? It refers to action scenes that were done mostly in camera and without an overuse of CGI. It has nothing to do with realism. Your comment does not apply to the original statement, because, in spite of the unrealistic action, the effects were mostly practical. Or do you expect action stars to actually put themselves in real danger?
4:28AM on 01/04/2013
I agree. Nothing was more real and practical than Diesel and The Rock punching each other in the face' then subsequently flying through three separate glass windows to have nothing but sweat dripping from their faces. Very practical.
I agree. Nothing was more real and practical than Diesel and The Rock punching each other in the face' then subsequently flying through three separate glass windows to have nothing but sweat dripping from their faces. Very practical.
2:21AM on 01/04/2013
Wishful thinking.
Wishful thinking.
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2:18AM on 01/04/2013
How is this Cuaron's first film in 6 years? This is unacceptable.
How is this Cuaron's first film in 6 years? This is unacceptable.
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2:16AM on 01/04/2013
There would be four Ryan Gosling films to be released this year if this and the film by Terrence Malick had official release dates. I'm going to be optimistic and say they'll all be released this year, which would make me one happy guy.
There would be four Ryan Gosling films to be released this year if this and the film by Terrence Malick had official release dates. I'm going to be optimistic and say they'll all be released this year, which would make me one happy guy.
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1:22AM on 01/04/2013
Wow, so you skipped over movies that look great like Prototype, RED 2, John Dies At the End, Monsters University, Kick Ass 2, R.I.P.D., Elysium, Riddick, Seventh Son, Enders Game, and Byzantium for this list? Frankly, I think that Cormac McCarthy movie is going to suck balls and be totally forgotten when it comes out.
Wow, so you skipped over movies that look great like Prototype, RED 2, John Dies At the End, Monsters University, Kick Ass 2, R.I.P.D., Elysium, Riddick, Seventh Son, Enders Game, and Byzantium for this list? Frankly, I think that Cormac McCarthy movie is going to suck balls and be totally forgotten when it comes out.
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2:49PM on 01/04/2013
No, it's more like the Top 25 most uninspired choices and/or sequels of 2013, Chef. Is that snarky enough for you?
No, it's more like the Top 25 most uninspired choices and/or sequels of 2013, Chef. Is that snarky enough for you?
11:38AM on 01/04/2013
Sorry, but this isn't the Top 59 Movies We're Looking Forward To
Sorry, but this isn't the Top 59 Movies We're Looking Forward To

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