Here are some of the movies I'm most looking forward to that will be premiering in 2013, plus a list of pretty much every genre movie releasing this year as well. We are not promising to review all of them, although I will probably get to most of them.
This list is ordered chronologically to prevent confusion.
Warm Bodies - Feb 1 - Starting Teresa Palmer (I am Number Four), Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: First Class), and John Malkovich. This is a Zombie romance, I'm honestly not kidding. R (the main character doesn't remember his name, you know, because he's a mindless zombie) is one of the shambling dead until he meets, and unsuccessfully attacks, Julie who starts his heart instead of stopping it. The trailer is witty, and the premise is kind of cute. I'm intrigued, plus I don't have to wait too long to see this one.
The Host - March 29 - Based on Stephenie Meyer's (Twilight) other book. Directed by Andrew Niccol who directed Gattaca, there is some potential for a decent movie. Still, it could go either way. The producers are banking on residual Twilight mania to give this a solid fan base. I'm honestly not sure if that will work.
After Earth - June 7 - Another dystopian-future action movie, with flashy space ships and wild creature special effects. Totally something I'd want to see, then why am I nervous? It stars Will Smith, who is pretty solid and almost always delivers. The effects look fascinating, and so does the premise about a father and son team trying to survive on an earth that has grown wild after being abandoned for centuries. Again why am I nervous... oh yeah it's directed by M. Night Shyamalananananan.
Man of Steel - June 14 - The new Superman movie, directed by Zach Snyder. The trailer looks like they are starting over with the origin story. This isn't a bad thing, in fact if we can all have a new take on Spider-man less than half a decade after the first trilogy, it's more than time for a new version of Superman. As a franchise, this is the flagship of the comic book world. Superman is an icon, and it's a shame there hasn't been great movie with him in it since 1980 (Superman Returns wasn't bad, but it wasn't great). Not to mention the whole Justice League franchise could very well rest on the success of this movie. In other words, I need this movie not to suck.
Ender's Game - Nov 1 - Harrison Ford. Ben Kingsley. Viola Davis. Abigail Breslin. Adaptation of an great book. Nuff Said.
Thor: The Dark World - Nov 8 - I don't know much about this one, except that Kenneth Branagh didn't return to direct it. I imagine we'll find out more details as we approach the release date. Still it's definitely on my must see list for the year.
Hobbit, I have no idea what's in store for this second part of the trilogy. I expect grand spectacle, and more silliness. I imagine there will be at least one epic battle, and even more nods to the Lord of the Rings trilogy. I hope it'll be better than part one, even though the title reminds me of Attack of the Clones.
Now here's the full list of nearly every genre movie being released in 2013 (including those movies listed above):
Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters - Jan 18
Warm Bodies - Feb 1
Beautiful Creatures - Feb 13
A Good Day to Die Hard - Feb 14
Dark Skies - Feb 22
Jack and the Giant Slayer - March 1
G.I. Joe: Retaliation - March 29
The Host - March 29
Evil Dead - April 12
Oblivion - April 12
Iron Man 3 - May 3
About Time - May 10
Star Trek: Into Darkness - May 17
Epic - May 24
Fast and Furious 6 - May 24
After Earth - June 7
Now you See Me - June 7
The End of the World - June 14
Man of Steel - June 14
World War Z - June 21
Kick Ass 2 - June 28
The Lone Ranger - July 3
Pacific Rim - July 12
The Conjuring - July 19
R.I.P.D. - July 19
The Wolverine - July 26
300: Rise of an Empire - Aug 2
RED 2 - Aug 2
Elysium - Aug 9
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters - Aug 16
Mortal Instruments: City of Bones - Aug 23
Riddick - Sept 6
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For - Oct 4
Carrie - Oct 18th
Ender's Game - Nov 1
Thor: The Dark World - Nov 8
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire - Nov 22
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - Dec 13
There is several more on this list that I'm looking forward to, but that would've been a much longer article. Here's to a year of movies that looks like it'll be memorable.