My favourite of the Avengers Thor is hitting the big screen as propably the comicbook adaptation with the highest expectations. The surprising choice of director, the master of Shakespeare, Kenneth Branagh and a cast including acting veterans like Anthony Hopkins and Stellan Skarsgård, newly Oscared Natalie Portman, The Wire alumni like Idris Elba and newcomer Chris Hemworth as the leading Norse god, for me there’s not much that can go wrong. In the top 5 for most anticipated of the year for me.
If you’ve seen the likes of The Visitor and The Station Agent you know that Thomas McCarthy’s newest quirky comedy is a must-see. With Paul Giamatti and Amy Ryan that are both equally hilarious and underrated I can see Win Win being this year’s indie hit.
It’s paranormal activity. On the moon. ‘Nuff said.
Continuing Zack Snyder’s highly visual style, he’s finally getting his own story onscreen. A little bit of thriller mixed in with fantasy and action could make or break this film; but looking at Znyder’s track record, I wouldn’t be surprised if it all turns out awesome.
Out this weekend, Rango’s gotten great reviews for it’s capturing of the traditional Western. Voiced by Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher and Timothy Olyphant this seems like the animation of the year that is the grown-up’s favourite.
X-Men : First Class
I’m such a big fan of the X-Men franchise (let’s forget about Wolverine okay!) that you wouldn’t believe. First Class has the potential of being the best in the movie series. Starring two of the best up’n’coming male leads, James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender and an allround ‘hip’ (if I dare use the word) cast.