We’re getting to the end of 2011 which means time to compile a lot of lists including our most anticipated of 2012. I don’t know too much about too many of these – a few of which are debuting at Sundance – and some might not actually come out until 2013 but still…. Here are my 12!
currently listed as a 2013 film there’s still a chance Sally Potter’s latest (which isn’t even filming yet) can still show up at say Toronto next year though I kind of doubt it as a 2013 Sundance or 2013 Cannes premiere seems more likely.
11. Movie 43 / Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie
a little cheat. At number 11 I’ve put these 2 sketch comedy based movies. At least I assume Tim and Eric’s movie is sketch comedy based since their tv show was.
10. The Kill List
a huge hit at festivals this year, it’s getting a release in the us in the beginning of 2012.
9. Black Rock
Katie Aselton’s latest starring Kate Bosworth and Lake Bell is playing Sundance in January.
8. Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters!
The big WTF? Of next year is this film that will either bomb at the box office but become a cult hit or just be terrible.
7. The Motel Life / Effie
Another cheat hehe. 2 new movies starring Dakota Fanning, the greatest actress of the 2000s (or, at least top 3). I’m much more interested in motel life than Effie though.
Joe Swanberg teams up with a bunch of his friends to make a movie about a group of friends who find a strange videotape. The Ring meets Super 8 goes mumblecore?
ok it got terrible reviews at tiff but I’m a sucker for Chloe Grace Moretz.
4. Dark Shadows
there’s no way this Tim Burton film isn’t going to suck but I still kind of want to see it. Also, the Chloe rule applies here too!
3. For Ellen
the chick who made “in between days” and “treeless mountain” finally makes a movie in English.
A huge hit at Tribeca this year, I hope it comes out in the us in 2012.
the new film by Quentin Dupieux of Rubber fame. I rest my case.
I don’t know why I didn’t also include Dakota Fanning’s other 2012 release, Now is Good.
Now is Good totally sounds like tearjerky Oscar bait but it might be ok.
No Batman? No Prometheus? How about James Bond? The Wettest County in the World?
PS – Somewhere around here there’s another thread on this exact topic
Batman doesn’t interest me much. I mean, I’ll see it but it’s not top 12.
As for Prometheus and Wettest County, they are definate honorable mentions.
psyched for the Tim & Eric movie. It will be interesting to see what kind of box office it does. I’m guessing it will bomb and then develop a cult following.
No room on your list for Bullet to the Head? Walter Hill directed that shit…
It’s funny, I can’t believe 2012 is almost here. I am finally getting caught up on everything from 2011, I think I need a break from researching upcoming films for next year.
1. The Dark Knight Rises (Christopher Nolan)
2. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Peter Jackson)
3. Skyfall (Sam Mendes)
4. Prometheus (Ridley Scott)
5. Django Unchained (Quentin Tarantino)
6. Dark Shadows (Tim Burton)
7. Lincoln (Steven Spielberg)
8. Gambit (Michael Hoffman)
9. The Company You Keep (Robert Redford)
10. Gravity (Alfonso Cuarón)
11. Moonrise Kingdom (Wes Anderson)
12. Nero Fiddled (Woody Allen)
I really have no idea which films are coming out in 2012 besides the ones that were on the 2011 S&S and a handful like Django Unchained and Batman.
I guess from the few I know about I’m most looking forward to Django Unchained.
The Hobbit is 2013
No, the Hobbit is a two-part film.
First part – An Unexpected Journey (release 2012) and second – There and Back Again (2013).
I’m looking forward to:
The Dark Knight Rises
The Amazing Spider-Man
….and a lot of other films that I don’t know about yet.
The Hobbit doesn’t translate as well into a movie as LOTR does.
Twelve dwarves with similar names, I am eager to see how they manage to make it easy for the audience to differentiate all of them. And the way it starts out with Gandalf basically randomly showing up at Bilbo’s doorstep and essentially forcing him against his will to come kill a dragon doesn’t translate to cinema as well.
Much Ado About Nothing
Only God Forgives
Rust and Bone
Seconds of Pleasure
Stoker—Untitled Terence Malick Project—
World War Z
Noticeably low on foreign films (mainly because I haven’t heard about too many):
-Universal Soldier: A New Dimension
-Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
-The Lords of Salem
-3.11 Sense of Home
-Bullet to the Head
-Something in the Air
I think I’m gonna skip looking forward to anything in 2012 and keep my eyes on ‘13 for Scorsese’s Silence.
Batman + NGE + Wong Kar Wai
Holly Motors (Carax)
The End (Kiarostami)
The Other Sea (Angelopolous) (maybe 2013)
Keep the Lights On (Sachs)
Jack and Diane (Gray)
For Ellen (Kim)
Heartland/Untitled Ramin Bahrani Film (Bahrani)
Something in the Air (Assayas)
Magic Mike (Soderbergh)
La Creatrice (Dumont)
Both Paul Schrader films
V/H/S (Swanberg, West, Wingard, Bruckner, McQuaid, Silence)