Cinema 2012: The Best is Yet to Come

by Brodie Marchant Featured 27 Comments 30 Votes 3064 Views 08/09/2012 Back to Articles

Last year we looked towards 2012 and thought; that's going to be a good year for movies. Now we're in September and seemingly all of the big films like The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises have come and gone, and so far this year has been fairly unspectacular. In the coming months there are a lot of gems to really get excited for, so here's the best of what's to come for the remainder of 2012.

Wreck-It-Ralph


What gamer isn't excited for this film? It's an animated film about a video game villain getting tired of his job and leaving his game. Not only does it star one of the funniest actors in Hollywood, John C. Reilly, but it also features a bunch of video game characters such as Bowser and Zangief.

This is looking like it could easily take the mantle for best video game movie ever, which admittedly isn't difficult at all, but it's definitely something we can all rejoice about.

Release date: 26/12

Argo


After Gone Baby Gone and The Town, Ben Affleck has shown us that he's a very strong director, that really focuses on character. His latest film, Argo, is based on a true story about CIA going into Iran disguised as a film crew to rescue a hostage. It stars Affleck, Bryan Cranston and John Goodman.

This looks simply incredible, and could easily be Affleck's best film yet. Hopefully it will actually give Cranston some screen time to actually act, after his slew of small roles where he basically does nothing.

Release date: 25/10

Ruby Sparks


A few people have told me this looks like this years (500) Days of Summer, and from what we've seen, it certainly could be. It stars Paul Dano and is directed by the duo who made Little Miss Sunshine. The plot on the surface seems a little lame; a writer falls in love with the character he's writing and then she becomes real, though it looks like it's executed very well and it looks really sweet and funny.

This looks like a must watch, for people that like Romcoms and also like good movies. Maybe Dano will finally get his long overdue Oscar nom?

Release date: 20/09

Dredd 3D


Dredd looks awesome. It's about time we got another R rated comic book movie. We've only seen a short trailer that gives us a glimpse at the slow-motion effects and the plot that sounds just like The Raid, but critics got to see some footage at comic-con, and boy are they all excited for it now.

Not to mention it's all in 3D, and a well-made 3D over the top violent film is just what some of us have been waiting for. This movie is going to be awesome.

Release date: 25/10

To Rome with Love


Another Woody Allen film, with a spectacular cast, this is definitely a must see. Alison Pill, Alec Baldwin, Jessie Eisenberg, Ellen Page are just a few of the big names in this huge cast. Do you even need to know the plot? Seriously, it's Woody Allen.

Release date: 18/10

Skyfall


Sam Mendes (American Beauty) directing a Daniel Craig Bond film!? Javier Bardem as the villain!? That's enough alone to warrant it being on this list. But we've seen a bunch of trailers, and this film looks stunning. We've seen a trend this year, of action films focusing a lot on cinematography, and Skyfall looking to be the highlight.

This could very well be one of the best Bond films made in a long time. I've always thought Craig makes a perfect Bond, but Royale and Solace didn't really use him as best as they could. Skyfall is going to be great.

Release date: 22/11

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey


It's been almost 10 years since Peter Jackson took us to Middle Earth for what we all thought was going to be the last time. We had no idea we'd be getting three more films from him but luckily the stars aligned and somehow we get to go back to Middle Earth.

At this point, we have no reason not to trust Jackson, so The Hobbit is looking to be a truly incredible experience, and with the advent of 48fps, even a revolutionary one.

Release date: 26/12

Looper


After Brick and The Brothers Bloom, Rian Johnson has proven that he's one of the best up and coming Directors. Looper is looking to be this years Inception. It's set in the future, where people are sent back 30 years to be killed by hired guns. Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays a younger Bruce Willis who has to kill himself after he is sent back.

Sounds pretty crazy right? Very positive reviews have been coming in saying that this sci-fi thriller is very grounded in the drama, which makes it even more interesting. I decided early on to avoid all of the trailers for this, so I could go in completely fresh. I have no idea what to expect, but man, am I excited.

Release date: 27/09

Lincoln


Steven Spielberg. Daniel Day-Lewis. Abraham Lincoln biopic. We know next to nothing about this film. A trailer hasn't even been released yet. Just from the names involved we already know this is going to be a heavy hitter at The Academy Awards.

The trailer is set to come out next Thursday, watch it.

Release date: 16/11

The Master


Paul Thomas Anderson has been called this generation's Stanley Kubrick. After his three masterpieces, Boogie Nights, Magnolia and There will be Blood, not many people are arguing that. The Master looks absolutely gorgeous. It's shot on 70mm film and every single shot shown in the many trailers we've seen look worthy of an Oscar. Ever since the first teaser trailer hit, it's pretty much been locked down that the films lead, Joaquin Phoenix will be a heavy Oscar for contender. His performance in the teaser alone is horrifying.

The Master also stars Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams. This is going to be a true treat for all cinema lovers.

Release date: 08/11

That's not a bad list of films for the next four months now, is it?

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Looper sounds fantastic! I can't wait to hear more about it.
Django???? Great list though, really interested in Wreck-It-Ralph and Ruby Sparks after reading!
Taken 2?
Django is having so many on-set issues, it is either going to suck or get delayed. Probably wise not to include it.
Never heard of 'Wreck It Ralph'. I'm not excited for it as a gamer, but as a cartoon fan.
That Ben Affleck film 'Argo' looks promising. Bryan Cranston is in many films these days; not surprising he's a great actor.
Looking forward to seeing Skyfall and The Hobbit. Lets hope that this is a good James Bond film this time.
Also, for us Aussies Django is late Jan.
Trailers didn't really do it for me either :/
Hmmmm... dunno if i agree the best is yet to come... We've had TDKR, Prometheus, Amazing Spiderman, Bourne, Totall Recall, Abe Lincoln etc and none of them lived up to expectations. Quite possible it'll be the same for these.

Makra said: Hmmmm... dunno if i agree the best is yet to come... We've had TDKR, Prometheus, Amazing Spiderman, Bourne, Totall Recall, Abe Lincoln etc and none of them lived up to expectations. Quite possible it'll be the same for these.

All of these movies except Skyfall and Lincoln (and To Rome With Love which is getting average reviews) have had their premieres and they are all getting understanding reviews... Looper and Dredd for example are on 100% on RT.
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Milky said:

Makra said: Hmmmm... dunno if i agree the best is yet to come... We've had TDKR, Prometheus, Amazing Spiderman, Bourne, Totall Recall, Abe Lincoln etc and none of them lived up to expectations. Quite possible it'll be the same for these.

All of these movies except Skyfall and Lincoln (and To Rome With Love which is getting average reviews) have had their premieres and they are all getting understanding reviews... Looper and Dredd for example are on 100% on RT.


Wow, didn't know that. Dredd getting 100% from 29 reviews is especially surprising, I had pegged that as being trash for sure. Awesome!
think because of dredds hardcore 3D and not the usual crap 3D. and The Raid was a good movie... Karl Urban ftw.

Makra said:


Milky said:


Makra said: Hmmmm... dunno if i agree the best is yet to come... We've had TDKR, Prometheus, Amazing Spiderman, Bourne, Totall Recall, Abe Lincoln etc and none of them lived up to expectations. Quite possible it'll be the same for these.

All of these movies except Skyfall and Lincoln (and To Rome With Love which is getting average reviews) have had their premieres and they are all getting understanding reviews... Looper and Dredd for example are on 100% on RT.


Wow, didn't know that. Dredd getting 100% from 29 reviews is especially surprising, I had pegged that as being trash for sure. Awesome!

Yeah I wasn't keen for Dredd, because I adore The Raid and it is the exact same plot... but the reviews are AHHHHH-MAAAAAAAAAA-ZING!
Skyfall *_*

But I'm a bit of a Bond fanboy.
Looking forward to Ruby Sparks and Looper.

I went to the movies last night and saw a trailer for Paranormal Activity 4.
I AM SO EXCITED.
Favourite scary movie *_*
Django looks and sounds like crap anyway.

Red Dawn and Resident Evil 5 for me so far.
Tano
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Skyfall is all I care for.

ResEvilfan said: Django looks and sounds like crap anyway.
Red Dawn and Resident Evil 5 for me so far.

You say Django looks crap but then list Red Dawn and Resident Evil 5 as your most anticipated...


Tano
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ResEvilfan said: Django looks and sounds like crap anyway.
Red Dawn and Resident Evil 5 for me so far.



ResEvilfan said:Resident Evil 5 for me so far.


[Facepalm]

ResEvilfan said: Django looks and sounds like crap anyway.
Red Dawn and Resident Evil 5 for me so far.


Cinema 2012: The Best is Yet to Come
meh, he likes RES 5 and doesn't like django... who cares.

personally I think all those problems on django has put me off it as well, even though i do like tarantino i just don't think it'll be all that great.

Milky said:

ResEvilfan said: Django looks and sounds like crap anyway.
Red Dawn and Resident Evil 5 for me so far.

You say Django looks crap but then list Red Dawn and Resident Evil 5 as your most anticipated...





Beta said:

ResEvilfan said: Django looks and sounds like crap anyway.
Red Dawn and Resident Evil 5 for me so far.






@_@
Wreck-it-Ralph looks sweet.
My opinion is that the Resident Evil series is OK, nothing special, but that Quentin Tarantino is an award-winning director that knows how to tell a story.

I don't really care that you are more excited for RE5. I just think it's going to be really, really shit.

Beta said: My opinion is that the Resident Evil series is OK, nothing special, but that Quentin Tarantino is an award-winning director that knows how to tell a story.
I don't really care that you are more excited for RE5. I just think it's going to be really, really shit.



I just excited about the new RE because I think it looks like it's going to be the best out of the series and it's Leon Kennedy, Barry Burton & Ada Wong in the movie 3 good characters that should have been in the other RE films.

I liked Reservoir Dogs and that's about it really all his other movies I thought were pretty lame.

Beta said: Skyfall is all I care for.


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