Monday 2 January 2012

Hellooo 2012!


So last year I made quite an extensive list of films releasing in 2011, and I was a bit off in my predictions. I will make a similar list this time round- of films I will watch, and then of my most anticipated films of 2012.

  • 21 Jump Street- The trailer was funny. Johnny Depp cameo!
  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter- Just because it has a cool name.
  • Argo- Really liked The Town, and so I'm expecting great things from Ben Affleck's next project.
  • Bin Laden film- I haven't seen any Katherine Bigelow films. Hopefully I will amend this by the time this releases.
  • Cosmopolis- Cronenberg's next with Robert Pattinson as lead. Can RPatz show that he's more than a sparkly dead face?
  • Dark Shadows- Tim Burton's next. I hope it brings us back to the good old Edward Scissorhands days.
  • Dr. Seuss' The Lorax- It looks adorable, and I love Dr. Seuss stories!
  • Frankenweenie- The other Tim Burton film. It looks adorable.
  • Les Miserables- I hate Tom Hooper, but even that cannot stop my need to hear Hugh Jackman sing.
  • Lincoln- So Daniel Day-Lewis is totally getting nominated for, and probably winning the Oscar for his portrayal of Abraham Lincoln in this. 
  • On The Road- This was in my list last year as well, but it didn't release. I hope it's great.
  • Perks of Being a Wallflower- I love me some teenage angst, and it has Logan Lerman, Emma Watson and Ezra Miller.
  • Skyfall- Bond 23. Not convinced about Sam Mendes but it really is one helluva cast.
  • Snow White and the Huntsmen- Ugh, I am sooo on the Evil Queen's side. Charlize-liciousness is too much.
  • The Amazing Spiderman- I am watching this for Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone only, unless they come up with some really mindblowing trailer.
  • The Five-Year Engagement- Cute, funny and I love Emily Blunt.
  • The Great Gatsby- The 3D aspect freaks me out, but it will be a Baz Luhrmann spectacular, and man Leo looks gorgeous!
  • The Hunger Games- It looks cool enough, and it is said to be the next big franchise.
  • The Wettest Country in the World- Really cool cast, including the lady of the hour- Jessica Chastain.
  • This Means War- I'm sorry but I will let my hormones decide this.
  • World War Z- A different take on the whole post-apocalyptic tale.

And now, my most anticipated films of 2012:

10) The Woman in Black
Daniel Radcliffe's first film role after Harry Potter (no HP film this year, or ever again *my creys*). The trailers have been fantastic, and it has the potential of being a really good scary movie. I hope it delivers.

9) Prometheus
After seeing Alien and Aliens recently, I am seriously hooked on to this series. Plus super-sexy cast with Fassy as an android.

8) The Avengers
The trailer looked like fun, and this will be the real clash of the titans as too many superheroes may spoil the broth. Love Loki though!

7) The Gangster Squad
The picture alone guarantees a spot here. But it does have a stellar cast and everyone is getting serious L.A. Confidential vibes from it. Oooh.

6) Gravity
Alfonso Cuarón's next is about two scientists played by Oscar-winners Sandra Bullock and George Clooney who are stuck in space together, and promises to be absolutely mindblowing with things we have never seen on the silver screen before *drool*.

5) Moonrise Kingdom
The most brilliant cast ever assembled in this- Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, Frances McDormand and Harvey Keitel. Can't wait for the next Wes Anderson modern classic.

4) Brave
I am in love with Princess Merida, and my devotion to Pixar is absolute. They will make a comeback with this, I am certain.

3) The Dark Knight Rises
Uh duh. I mean The Dark Knight has to be one of the best films ever made, and Christopher Nolan is a certified genius, and the trailer of this looks fantastic. Also Catwoman :D

2) The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Oh look it's my husband there with Gollum! I am so excited for this. LoTR is one of the greatest trilogies ever made, if not the greatest, and The Hobbit is certainly on the right track with that amazing trailer.

1) Django Unchained
The wonderful and violent genius returns with a Western. After what he did with Inglorious Basterds, I can't even fathom (not that I can ever fathom anything in any of his movies) what sort of pure brilliance is going to be shown here. Plus, Leo as a villain seems too delicious a role to miss. Absolutely dying to see this.

* I completely forgot about Nero Fiddled (formerly known as Bop Decameron) which is Woody's next and stars Jesse Eisenberg, who was born to act in a Woody Allen film. 
** Also the Untitled Terence Malick project... though Ben Affleck makes me want to puke.
*** Martin McDonagh's Seven Psychopaths, because we love In Bruges, don't we?
**** P.T. Anderson's The Master, as anything following up to There Will Be Blood has to be a cinematic event.
***** The next Refn-Gosling venture- Only God Forgives.

It will be a great year, ouie?


  1. It is okay if the world does end this year...all of these cool movies will surely kill us with their awesomeness, anyway! Haha.

    I'm looking forward to The Dark Knight Rises more than anything...but Chris Nolan and Quentin Tarantino in the same year?! This has never happened before! It will be too much for me to take, that's for sure.

    I'm also quite looking forward to The Gangster Squad, the Bin Laden film (you should totes watch Strange Days - Kathryn Bigelow's direction was awesome and it is the second hottest Ralph Fiennes movie after Quiz Show), Brave, The Wettest County in the World and The Great Gatsby.

    I'm also totes looking forward to The Avengers! It is going to be awesome seeing more Hiddles as Loki!

  2. Happy New Year!
    I haven't watched many new trailers yet, so thanks for suggesting some great-looking movies.
    Sadly, I'll have to wait until December to watch The Hobbit and Django Unchained...
    But there's a lot of good stuff coming out before that.

  3. Happy New Year! I can't wait, we get to see Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and Hulk all in the same movie!!! EEEE! And the Hobbit - December is too long to wait!!

  4. Oh yes, and The Woman in Black - definitely can't wait to see more of Dan Radcliffe. The trailer looks quite decent.

  5. @Stevee- Yes, but we cannot have the world ending before the release of The Hobbit and Django Unchained. No sir.
    I don't think it's happened before- too much awesomeness!
    I like the word 'totes'. Just saying.

    @Mette- Happy New Year! You are welcome and yes, there are loads to look forward to.

    @Ruth- Happy New Year! December IS too long to wait- the world better not end.
    I think the Woman in Black trailers are rather good- the first one being the best I've seen in a long time. DanRad *heart*.

  6. Great list Nikhat. Your top 3 is probably the same as mine although I would definitely add the next Terrence Malick movie which has been described as "The Tree of Life on steroids" up there.

    Not really anticipating Brave all that much, I'm usually a wait-and-see person in terms of animations.

    And I see you are still a Potterhead with your mention of the Woman in Black, I had to make sure ;)

  7. Thank you. I wasn't sure when the film will release- I did actually think about it.
    But Brave is Pixar! Which is not about cars, and instead about a redhead! I am quite scared about it though.
    And ofcourse I'm still a Potterhead!!