These are in no particular order or ranking system, just a general list of movies coming out this year that look extremely good. Go buy tickets.
If you saw the first Kick-Ass you probably enjoyed it quite a bit, I mean Nic Cage? No contest. The trailer for the sequel makes it seem like they stuck to their roots and I’m hoping that will make for another really well balanced and extremely unique film.
Plus this one has Jim Carrey.
Don’t let the shitty movie poster throw you, this one actually looks decent. It’s like a mix of Rounders, 21, and The Social Network had a baby with Casino. It’s got JT so it’ll probably be decent, even with Benny boy dragging it down.
PLUS: JEAN-RALPHIO BONUS POINTS
Okay, so this cast is just great. Dennis from It’s Always Sunny, Stevie from Eastbound and Down, Josh Groban, and Jean-Ralphio from Parks and Rec. AND NO! I’m not going to put their real names because this is how they are referred to 90% of the time.
PLUS: JEAN-RALPHIO BONUS POINTS
Obligatory Nature Documentary: Blackfish
This one could be pretty fascinating. Orcas are like the pitbull of the sea, in the sense that people think they’re inherently mean and will bite people. This movie goes inside the widely publicized death of a Sea World trainer a few years back and looks at what could have motivated it: the wrangling of the young whales, keeping them in tiny dark storage containers for months, or simply just keeping a wild animal in captivity for so long. It’s getting a lot of buzz in the Sundance community and I think it could be a winner.
The Kings of Summer
This will be known one of the best movies of the year. Although it’s already out, it’s tough to find showings, although it seems to recently have gained more attention and is getting slotted on more screens. Nick Offerman aka Ron Swanson is fantastic and the overall plot makes for one of the best feel-good movies I’ve seen in years. It brings you back to being a teenager and makes you want to get out and enjoy the world. GO SEE IT NOW!
RON SWANSON BONUS POINTS
Although there isn’t a movie poster out yet for this one, and even though I fucking hate Liam Hemsworth, I will still be seeing this. Gary Oldman is at it again, this time with a lil’ cockney in ‘im, and it looks like he’ll be fucking stellar in this. Harrison Ford, even though he’s 70, still has some serious screen present. The plot looks like your standard double spy getting double crossed but it’s always fun to see who comes out on top in these.
OKAY THIS NEXT ONE MAY OR MAY NOT BE THE MOVIE I’M MOST EXCITED FOR THIS YEAR
Yes. This movie will be tremendous. James McAvoy can do no wrong, AND it’s based off of the book written by Irvine Welsh (the author of Trainspotting, another trmendous book that became a great movie as well). McAvoy stars as a deranged, perverted, drug addict police man. The story, in typical Welsh form, is a gritty and almost too realistic look at an often ignored segment of reality with bits of surrealism/hallucinations/absurdity mixed in. The trailer makes it seem like a movie that you wouldn’t be able to look away from, and I don’t plan on it.