It’s a new year, and with 12 months stretching ahead of us all I am making damn sure that there is more to look forward to in 2012 then the bloody Olympics. It doesn’t matter where you are in the UK, you won’t be able to escape Boris and Coe (Seb, that is) but you could hide in the warm and dark depths of a cinema, and ignore all the hullabaloo outside and watch a new classic on the big screen.
This Tuesday keep this To-Do List for the whole of 2012, and tick off each of these as and when you see them. Here are the films I can’t wait to see this year:
The Dark Knight Rises
The final installment of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight series. Boasting a flippin’ amazing cast with the usuals of Gary Oldman and Christian Bale being joined by Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Tom Hardy. The only worry I have is Anne Hathaway as Catwoman, as I don’t think she’s a particularly versatile actress, but I’ll reserve judgement until 20th July! Watch the trailer here.
Martha Marcy May Marlene
This is the first big role by Olsen sibling Elizabeth, and I hear she is well deserved to be known within her own right after this performance. MMMM is the story of a young girl brought up in a cult, and the flashbacks she has once she escapes. I reckon it’ll be one of those films that will really affect the audience and that you can’t get out of your head. Watch the trailer here.
A Dangerous Method
I think this is going to be fascinating. The biopic of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung and the innovation of psychoanalysis. Starring Keira Knightley as their batty patient along with two of my favourite actors, Viggo Mortensen and Vincent Cassel. Watch the trailer here.
The Hunger Games
2011 was the end of Harry Potter, 2012 sees the first of a new children’s book adaptation that’s appealing to parents as well as their offspring. The Hunger Games tells the tale of a world where children are pitted against each other in battles to the death. There are rumours that the film hasn’t held back on the violence, despite being a teens book originally. I hope they’re right. Watch the trailer here.
Hooray! 1 of 2 new Tim Burton films due out in 2012, this is a new take on a 60s soap opera about vampires. Classic Burton territory, and of course it stars Johnny Depp. I can imagine it being very much like Ed Wood, which is definitely not a bad thing.
The Great Gatsby
Now, I wouldn’t say I’m exactly looking forward to this. But I am very curious about it. I love the book, I love Carey Mulligan. However, I’m not a fan of Baz Luhrmann films and he’s doing it in 3D. Why in God’s name that is a good idea I do not know. You’ll hear my opinions on here anyway!
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
I shouldn’t even have to explain why this is going to be amazing. Just read the title.