Cloud Atlas – Wachowski Bros – Oct 2012
Cosmopolis – Cronenberg – Fall 2012
Django Unchained – Tarantino – Christmas 2012
Gangster Squad – Ruben Fleischer – Oct 2012
The Grandmasters – Kar-wai – TBA
Gravity – Cuarón – Nov 2012
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Jackson – Dec 2012
Inside Llewyn Davis – Coen Bros – TBA
Like Someone in Love – Kiarostami – TBA
Lincoln – Spielberg – Christmas 2012
The Master – PT Anderson – Fall 2012
On The Road – Salles – Fall 2012
Only God Forgives – Refn – Fall 2012
Prometheus – Scott – June 2012
Rust and Bone – Audiard – Fall 2012
Stoker – Chan-wook – TBA
Untitled Terrence Malick Project – Malick – Who knows?
Titles at Sundance, Berlin and Cannes that we haven’t heard of yet.
oh yes and of course Grandmasters – Wong Kar Wai
There are some good ones coming up this year.
Skyfall – the new Bond directed by Sam Mendes
Brave – Pixar
21 Jump Street – the trailer actually made it look pretty good
The Hunger Games – eh, why not
The Avengers – Joss Whedon
Gravity – Cuaron
Looper – Rian Johnson’s follow up to Brothers Bloom
Haywire – looks like a proper action flick
Django Unchained – oh yes
“Looper – Rian Johnson’s follow up to Brothers Bloom”
How so? Topically they are dissimilar and The Brothers Bloom is Johnson’s sophomore feature, not his debut (that would be Brick ). Colloquially critics tend to use “follow up” for sophomore features under a sort of construction that any first movie offering a distinctive style is an “introduction” and then the following movie is a “follow up” in that it either a) has the same distinctive style and thus expands upon the first (think Bottle Rocket —> Rushmore ) or b) counteracts/changes up the first (think Hard 8 —> Boogie Nights. ) Unless all movies are “follow ups” to the previous one, in which case Skyfall is Mendes’ follow-up to Away We Go.
That said, I readily expect Looper to contain the same twisty plot-devices and screwball dialog of retro criminal dramas as his other two films, so in that sense it would be a follow-up to his general style and not Brothers Bloom in specific.
—PolarisDiB is in a hair-splitting mood today.
La leggenda di Kaspar Hauser (Davide Manuli)
@DiB – I was gonna say, that’s some rough hair-splitting! Made me rethink how casually I use the term “follow-up.” I’ll probably still do it though.
I feel like I listed my anticipated ‘12 films in another topic, but the only ones I can think of at the moment that aren’t listed here are The Dark Knight Rises, Moonrise Kingdom, Cogan’s Trade and Seven Psychopaths.
Michael Haneke’s Amour.
Can’t wait to see what he does with Huppert again.
Post Tenebras Lux, by Carlos Reygadas
Here’s an on-going list that I have. For more titles, check out Ioncinema which has a list of 100 films that you might not have heard of.
Seriously Can’t Wait
- Amour (dir. Michael Haneke)
- Gravity (dir. Alfonso Cuaron)
- Django Unchained (dir. Quentin Tarantino)
- The Master (dir. P.T. Anderson)
- The Place Beyond the Pines (dir. Derek Cianfrance)
- Only God Forgives (dir. Nicolas Winding Refn)
- Mud (dir. Jeff Nichols)
- The Burial (dir. Terrence Malick)
- Killer Joe (dir. William Friedkin)
- Lincoln (dir. Steven Spielberg)
- Gangster Squad (dir. Rueben Fleischer – starring Penn, Brolin, & Gosling)
- The End (dir. Abbas Kiarostami)
- The Company You Keep (dir. Robert Redford – political thriller)
- Killing Them Softly aka Cogan’s Trade (dir. Andrew Dominik)
- The Wettest County (dir. John Hillcoat)
- World War Z (dir. Marc Forster)
- Something in the Air (dir. Olivier Assayas)
- Big House (dir. of Gommorah)
- Blackbird (dir. of The Counterfeiters)
- Nero Fiddled (dir.Woody Allen)
- On the Road (dir. Walter Salles)
- Side by Side (doc on transition from film to digital)
- Simon Killer (dir. Antonio Campos)
- Take This Waltz (dir. Sarah Polley – starring Seth Rogen & Michelle Williams)
- Under the Skin (dir. Jonathan Glazer)
- Argo (dir. Ben Affleck)
- I Wish (dir. Hirokazu Kore-eda)
- Inside Llewyn Davis (dir. Coen Bros)
- Zero Dark Thirty (dir. Kathryn Bigelow)
- The Dark Knight Rises (opening July)
- Prometheus (opening June)
- The Bourne Legacy (opening Aug)
- Skyfall (opening Nov)
- Dog Fight (starring Ferrell/Galifinakis)
- Omogen (dir. Springer/Pulcini – starring Kristen Wiig)
- Moonrise Kingdom (dir. Wes Anderson)
- Neighborhood Watch (starring Stiller/Vaughn/Jonah Hill)
- This is Forty (dir. Judd Apatow)
- Cloud Atlas (dir. Wachowski Bros.)
- The Impossible (dir. of The Orphanage)
- Black Rock (dir. Katie Aselton)
- The Paperboy (dir. Lee Daniels)
Thanks for the list, Santino.
Cloud Atlas is one of my favorite novels of the past decade. Watching the Wachowski Bros butcher that should be an interesting experience.
“Amour (dir. Michael Haneke)”
Supposedly Artificial Eye acquired the distribution rights for Amour in the U.K before Haneke even shot a single frame.
i’ll use santino’s list as a guide:
Amour (dir. Michael Haneke)
The Burial (dir. Terrence Malick)
Cosmopolis(dir.Cronenberg. after re-reading the novel just last week i’m very interested to see how he structured the narrative, esp since there isn’t much of one in the actual book)
The End (dir. Abbas Kiarostami)
Killing Them Softly aka Cogan’s Trade (dir. Andrew Dominik)
The Wettest County (dir. John Hillcoat)
Big House (dir. of Gommorah)
Death Row TV documentary (Werner Herzog)
The Grandmasters (Wong Kar Wai)
Nero Fiddled (Woody Allen)
The Master (Paul Thomas Anderson)
Django Unchained (Quentin Tarantino)
Something in the Air (Olivier Assayas)
Gravity (Alfonse Cuaron)
Blondie (Jesper Ganslandt)Paradise Road (Tomas Smulkis)Aurora (Kristina Buožytė)In the Fog (Sergei Loznitsa)Narcissus (Dovilė Gasiūnaitė)Post Tenebras Lux (Carlos Reygadas)Keep the Lights On (Ira Sachs)Captive (Brillante Mendoza)
3. To Rome with Love
5. Django Unchained
6. Moonrise Kingdom
8. The Company You Keep
9. Dark Shadows
10. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey