Saturday, April 20, 2013

2013 – New Year, New Movies

2012 is over. This doesn’t necessarily mean I’m done with 2012 movies – in 2010 I saw 9 of the 10 Best Picture nominees, and may make a similar extra effort this year, depending on the nominated movies. If I do so, that will be a separate list which I will not integrate into my 2012 ranking.
In particular, I have some interest in seeing Lincoln and Silver Linings Playbook, but probably not enough to see them in the theater. I have less than zero interest in seeing Zero Dark Thirty. I may have more to say on that subject on Thursday when the nominations are announced.

In the meantime, though, a first for my reviews – a tentative schedule!
I took a quick look at the release schedule for 2013, and noted the ones that I’m planning on seeing. That list follows. Movies marked with asterisks are “maybe”s or “no”s, with the reason in parentheses.
Hansel and Gretel – Jan 25
Movie 43 – Jan 25
John Dies at the End – Jan 25 (Limited)
Jack the Giant Slayer – March 1
Oz: The Great and Powerful – March 8
*GI Joes: Retaliation – March 29 (GI Joe)
*Oblivion – April 19 (Tom Cruise)
Iron Man 3 – May 3
*The Great Gatsby – May 10 (hated the book in high school)
Star Trek Into Darkness – May 17
Epic – May 24
*After Earth – June 7 (Shyamalan)
Man of Steel – June 14
Monsters University – June 21
Kick-Ass 2 – June 28
Lone Ranger – July 3
*Pacific Rim – July 12 (Ugh)
The Wolverine – July 26
300: Rise of an Empire – August 2
Elysium – August 9
*Mortal Instruments – August 23 (teen crap?)
*Riddick – Sept 6 (meh)
Carrie – Oct 18
Ender’s Game – Nov 1
Thor: The Dark World – Nov 8
Hunger Games: Catching Fire – Nov 22
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – Dec 13
Jack Ryan – Dec 25

I’m open to commentary on this list – is there anything coming out in 2013 that you’re super excited for that isn’t here?
Also, I think I’m going to try something that may be amusing. I’m going to pre-rank this list in the order I think they’re going to end up. Not tonight – too tired – but before Jan 25. I invite anyone who might actually read this to do the same, either on the blog or on the Facebook post. At the end of the year, we can all laugh about how wrong we were.

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