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Movies I'm excited for in 2013:
Here are a few of the movies releasing in the U.S. that I’m excited for this year. Click the titles for trailers. Here we go:
Now, I may just be a sucker for Elle Fanning, particularly a 1960’s Elle Fanning, but I find myself really attracted to this movie. Maybe it’s because Elle will have her first on screen kiss, maybe it’s because wow, a movie about the Cold War + the sexual revolution. Who knows? It looks very pretty, devious, shattering.
Everyone who knows me, knows that this fits all the criteria I look for in a movie trailer. The boy, flashing lights, neon lights, some amazing electronic music, and big, clean font. Now, I’ve been in love with Brady Corbet for such a long time, but it’s been such a long time since he’s had a main role (off the top of my head Funny Games and Mysterious Skin), so I’m so proud my little crush finally has another big role. Not only am I excited for this movie, I’m jonesing for it. I gotta have it. Prostitutes, money, Paris, and something very very dark hiding just beneath the surface of this young man. All the applause.
Now, seeing as the first Saw was great, and Insidious all great up until the last forty minutes, I’m kind of excited about James Wan. Ghost stories are my guilty pleasure, and James Wan knows it’s all about what you don’t see that makes a movie terrifying. Very simple things like a door not being closed all the way, when you know you closed it, or a glass being moved from one table to the next. Little sounds, echos, things that sound familiar but aren’t. I’ve been waiting for a ghost story like this and, we’ll see. If it’s good, it’s great, if it’s bad, it’s horrible. I’ll probably like it any which way.
Being a huge Evil Dead fan, I can’t explain how excited I am for this. While the first Evil Dead was all about the tack and camp, and that’s what makes it what it is, I was a little hesitant about a remake #1, without Bruce Campbell #2, without claymation #3, with a whole new revamp on the story. But after watching the trailer I was convinced. Because, wow, gore! Violence! Ridiculousness! Let’s do it, it will be fun.
Any movie that starts off “In New Mexico,” I must watch, because hey, I’m so proud. But a movie that starts off in New Mexico, with a pretty Asian girl, and sex slaves, well, I’m intrigued. At first, reading the description for the movie, I thought “Oh, it’s one of those movies.” But upon watching the trailer, I changed my mind. It looks a little gritty, little grungy, little dark and menacing and brutal, with a very subtle beauty.
I don’t think I have to explain much here. Ex-Disney girls gone bad, gangster James Franco, drugs, drinks, neon lights, Gucci Mane. I really don’t have to explain much beyond that. It appeals to my greasy, gross, “that’s not cool” side, which is why I want to see it. It’s disgusting in the kind of way you don’t want to shower, but rather writhe in your filth. Yes.
Ryan Gosling, driving, some more. This time tatted, bleached blonde, and sporting a motorcycle. I’m rather psyched to see Ryan commit more crimes, to see him with a baby, and to see Bradley Cooper as a cop, also with a baby. Not only does it look brilliant, it’s got a very intriguing and lovely title. “The Place Beyond the Pines,” pretty, isn’t it?
Having the biggest boner for road movies, Garrett Hedlund, Kirsten Dunst and Viggo Mortenson, I was rather stoked to see this movie pop up. I went “Wow this is going to be a stupid movie,” then I saw Garrett. Then I saw Kirsten. Then I saw Viggo. I decided it would be okay, I’ll give it a chance. It has grand potential.
Room 237 is a documentary coming out with an in depth look at the meaning behind The Shining. We all know Kubrick says something very specific with the films he chooses to create, yet The Shining has been one of the most ambiguous movies he’s made. This film explores everything from the genocide of Native Americans to conspiracy theories. I’m rather excited to see it, to see what hidden meanings are found within the film and explore Kubrick’s mind a little more.
From the director who brought us Rubber, comes a new tale about a man who loses his dog. Reviews say it will literally melt your face off with its twists and turns, a new kind of surreal film that actually has a plot (sorry Rubber). It looks charming, funny and well, there’s a dog in it. I love dogs.
World War II movie with Rupert Grint, David Kross, and Lachlan Nieboer, yes please. Not only that, but what looks to have some brilliant cinematography (based off the trailer) and a very bleak and washed out color palette. It looks pleasing to the eyes, maybe a little dramatic with not the best plot, but something that is sure to make me squeal.
Now, I’m not the biggest fan of Rob Zombie. In fact, I used to detest him. But I won’t say he’s not a master of horror. He’s brilliant at disgusting his audience, and perhaps that’s why I never quite liked him, because I was disgusted by what he’s created. But this film looks quite artistic, maybe less disgusting, but the same amount of horrifying. It looks visually stunning, and hey, it’s his homage to Rosemary’s Baby, and man, do I love Rosemary’s Baby. I’m actually looking forward to this a lot, it will be quite fun.
I’m not the biggest fan of Lars Von Trier either, but I must say he knows how to work a camera. I haven’t seen much at all for this movie, but it is indeed the movie Shia LaBeouf agreed to have an unsimulated sex scene in. And although the movie may just be raunchy and slightly sad slow-motion sex, it will definitely be beautifully orchestrated and shot. I’m not outrageously excited for the movie to come out, but it will indeed be interesting to watch.
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
What else do you want me to say. Sin City 2. I’ve been waiting for this day to come for so long. For so damn long.
Ooooh, a remake of Carrie with Chloe Moretz playing the lead role. Are you kidding me, I am so in. Now, I know for a fact there’s no topping the original, but think of it as two separate movies. As you usually have to think of remakes. Don’t compare them or of course you’re going to be disappointed. Personally, I’m so pumped for this. Look at her. LOOK.
In the House
Mostly I’m watching this for pleasant looking French boys. But I guess I’ll tell you the plotline. It’s about a boy who insinuates himself into the house of one of his classmates so he can write essays for his class. His teacher is conflicted about the student, he’s intrigued, yet he’s also disturbed, and the rest unfolds from there. I’ve heard good things about it, and I’m waiting patiently for it to happen. Please come soon.
I thought this was going to be another jump scare movie, a slasher flick or whatever. Turns out to be something else. Something very sinister and creepy that looks well thought out and beautiful. I’m actually very excited about this movie. It reminds me of Twin Peaks, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Silence of the Lambs. Also Germans.
I have literally not seen anything about this movie at all, except for these menacing pictures of killers with animal masks. Mostly I want to see it because, hey, animal masks. The pictures of it that are available look absolutely stunning and I can’t wait for a home intruder movie like this one. Man. Look at it.