2013 films: The good, the bad – I’ll see them all, anyway. (Part 2)

Welcome to Part 2 of my good and bad anticipated films of 2013! I’m going to skip the introductory words and get right to the good stuff…


This is my birth month, and every single major release film in it looks like a dud. I will spend July boycotting The Lone Ranger.


You’re Next
August 23
Apparently this has already been out for over a year but is just getting a theatrical run near the end of 2013? That may not bode well, but regardless, in August I begin to seek out horror films. I get in the spirit for the day of spooks way too early.


The Little Mermaid (3D re-release)
September 13
Never did I think I’d be looking forward to two 3D re-releases, but in addition to my dad’s inevitable enthusiasm for Top Gun I’M REALLY EXCITED  FOR THE LITTLE MERMAID. This was one of the staple films of my childhood, and in my opinion Disney has done a great job with these 3D re-releases, keeping the gimmicky effects to a minimum.


October 18
Part of me is nervous about this because it would be very easy to screw up. Part of me is very excited because I think it may stick more closely to the book than the Sissy Spacek film did (though I love that version a whole lot). At this moment, the excitement is winning out.


The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
November 22
I’ve been looking forward to this since the minute I walked out of the theater from the first installment. The second book in the series is my favorite. The adaptation of the first book really impressed me and I’m hoping this one will be even better.


The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
December 25
I’ve read the story, I’ve seen the 1947 film. I have fairly low hopes for this new version based on the cast, but I’ll probably see it anyway out of curiosity.

Saving Mr. Banks
December 20
Tom Hanks starring as Walt Disney in a biopic about the making of Mary Poppins? Count me in! If he can make me enjoy Larry Crowne, I’m pretty sure he can make me enjoy anything. The rest of the cast looks pretty promising as well.

Films I still need to see from 2012
Beasts of the Southern Wild
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
The Cabin in the Woods
End of Watch
The Five-Year Engagement
(I know, I know, but I love Jason Segel)
The Hobbit
Hotel Transylvania
Hyde Park on Hudson
Killer Joe
The Master
Moonrise Kingdom
Not Fade Away
The Oranges
The Paperboy
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Rust and Bone
Searching for Sugar Man
Seven Psychopaths
Silver Linings Playbook
To Rome with Love
Zero Dark Thirty

6 thoughts on “2013 films: The good, the bad – I’ll see them all, anyway. (Part 2)

  1. From your list of films that you still need to see from 2012, my recommendations would be Argo, Moonrise Kingdom, and Seven Psychopaths, all in my Top 5 for the year. Seven Psychopaths is quite violent, but if you saw and enjoyed In Bruges, then you should like this one.

    And I don’t know why you’re boycotting The Lone Ranger, but based on the preview trailer I saw, I’ll be avoiding this one like the plague as well.


    1. In Bruges is amazing! I’ll bump all of those up to the top of the list.

      I’m boycotting The Lone Ranger because of Johnny “I’m 1/16th Native but I can’t even name my tribe” Depp being cast as Tonto when there are a plethora of underrated Native actors who could have brought some semblance of accurate portrayal to the role. Also, the trailer does look terrible!


        1. I haven’t seen the ’81 film but sight unseen I feel confident in saying that it probably blows the ’13 film out of the water haha. I wish they’d stop milking Depp’s “star power” and throwing him in every movie. I love some of his older films (Cry-Baby, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, Benny and Joon, etc.) but I’m rapidly becoming tired of seeing his name.


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