and I know that so many of you have based what movies you have watched this year solely on that list alone! Therefore,it would be irresponsible,with July fast approaching, to leave you all without a clue of what is to come and giving you a push in the right direction of what to see. With that said, The Firewall presents to you the Must See 24 Movies of 2013 (July-December).
Why? Did anybody who saw the first movie not enjoy it? Despicable Me was a real winner,I saw it because of the draw of Steve Carell and he did not disappoint! Judging by the trailer, Despicable Me 2 will have plenty of funny moments to offer, and with Al Pacino lending his voice to one of the characters,how can it fail?
Starring:Ken Jeong,Steve Carell,Russell Brand Kristen Wiig and Steve Coogan.
Why? Alien attack...giant robots...combined with a trailer that looks freakin' kewl!
Starring:Charlie Hunnam,Idris Elba and Charlie Day.
Why? From the director who has brought us two of the best horror movies of the last 10 years (Saw and Dead Silence) and one which was pretty good (Insidious),I can't think of a reason not to see this movie. Over the last few years I've become quite a fan of good horror movies and a fan of Patrick Wilson who, recently, doesn't seem to be shying away from horror roles so I'm excited to see how this one turns out.
Starring:Vera Farmiga,Patrick Wilson and Lili Taylor.
Why? While the trailer is short and doesn't quite blow me away, Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch are two of my favourite actors and there is no chance that I'm missing the opportunity to see them both in the same film.The fact that it's the same director as Pineapple Express is,also,a pretty strong selling point.
Starring:Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch
Why? This one looks like it will be a powerful movie but won't be to everyone's taste, but it stars two of the most talented and under-rated actors in recent memory in Casey Affleck and Ben Foster. I can't be sure that I'll end up being completely satisfied by the movie but I am confident that the acting side of the movie will not let me down.
Starring:Rooney Mara,Casey Affleck and Ben Foster.
Why? The first Kick-Ass is a great movie and there is,understandably, a lot of excitement about the sequel. The idea of replacing one great acting veteran (Nicolas Cage) for another (Jim Carrey) was a terrific casting choice,although I would have loved to have seen them together.
Starring:Chloe Grace Moretz,Jim Carrey,Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Christopher Mintz-Plasse.
Why? No-one in this movie particularly sells this comedy to me,despite the obvious comic abilities of Ed Helms and Jason Sudeikis. What does sell it to me is the idea itself,it's fresh,it's interesting and I think it will be funny and worth a watch.
Starring:Jennifer Aniston,Jason Sudeikis and Ed Helms.
Why? I am a huge fan of the Simon Pegg/Nick Frost/Edgar Wright team, they have given us two truly great modern comedies in Shaun Of The Dead and Hot Fuzz. I don't know if The World's End signals the end of that team but with the host of British talent that they usually bring with them, there is no doubt that I want a front row seat to this one!
Starring:Simon Pegg,Nick Frost,Martin Freeman,Rosamund Pike,Paddy Considine and Eddie Marsan.
Why? I enjoyed the first Insidious,despite the fact that I only remember there being one particularly scary moment. I like the combination of Rose Byrne and Patrick Wilson and the trailer doesn't make me not want to watch it so I'll be waiting for it.
Starring:Patrick Wilson,Rose Byrne and Ty Simpkins.
Why? I know Prisoners doesn't come out until September but I'm shocked that it took me researching to write this post to find out about this movie. The good thing is, now that I know about it, Prisoners is now one of the movies which I am most looking forward to seeing on this list. It has a great cast and a great story. I hope that I am alone in not hearing about this movie and that it will get the attention that it looks like it's going to deserve.
Starring:Hugh Jackman,Jake Gyllenhaal,Terrence Howard,Paul Dano and Viola Davis.
Out Of The Furnace
Why? I didn't have to know anything about this movie other than Christian Bale,Casey Affleck and Woody Harrelson. I'm looking forward to seeing a trailer or at least a movie poster for this one.
Starring:Christian Bale,Woody Harrelson,Casey Affleck,Zoe Saldana,Willem Defoe and Forest Whitaker.
Why? Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg...I'm not sure I've ever needed any more than that!
Starring:Mark Wahlberg,Denzel Washington and Paula Patton.
Sin City 2
Why? It's been 8 years since the success of Sin City, I think everyone is excited to find out how the story will continue with its all star cast.
Starring:Joseph Gordon-Levitt,Bruce Willis,Josh Brolin,Jessica Alba,Mickey Rourke,Eva Green,Juno Temple,Rosario Dawson and Ray Liotta.
Why? I can't for the life of me remember how I came to find out about and watch Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs but I'm glad I did. The best compliment I can pay this movie is that there are a lot of big, bad ass sequels coming out in the next 6 months, and there are few that I am looking forward to seeing more than Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2.
Starring:Anna Faris,Bill Hader,Neil Patrick Harris,Andy Samberg,Terry Crews,James Caan and Will Forte.
Why? With the run that Ben Affleck has been on lately, I would say that he is really hitting his stride as far as making quality movies go and even though he's not directing this one,I'm still looking forward to seeing Affleck and Timberlake share a screen.
Starring:Gemma Arterton,Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake.
Why? It's Thor! Come on!
Starring:Chris Hemsworth,Natalie Portman,Tom Hiddleston,Kat Dennings and Anthony Hopkins.
Why? Based on the trailer, Captain Phillips looks like it is going to be another great performance by Tom Hanks, which is what everyone has come to expect from him and what he delivers every time and that is why this is a must-see!
Starring:Tom Hanks,Catherine Keener and Christopher Stadulis.
Why? Although I have not yet seen the much praised original Oldboy,it will be interesting (for better or for worse) to see how the American version compares. With Samuel L. Jackson and Josh Brolin starring, my expectations are understandably high.
Starring:Samuel L. Jackson,Josh Brolin and Elizabeth Olsen.
Why? what might look, to some, like another movie to cash in on the popularity of The Hangover genre of movies,to me looks like a great chance to see some iconic actors like you've never seen them before! Last Vegas,if nothing else, looks like a lot of fun and I'm looking forward to seeing it.
Starring:Morgan Freeman,Robert DeNiro,Michael Douglas and Kevin Kline.
Why? Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese!
Starring:Leonardo DiCaprio,Jon Favreau,Spike Jonze,Rob Reiner,Jonah Hill,Cristin Milioti and Matthew McConaughey.
Why? I really enjoyed the first Hobbit movie which came out last year.I would go as far as to say that I preferred it to the first of the Lord of the Rings trilogy which surprised me. So,I'm looking forward to seeing if it can keep my interest or if they peaked with the first film.
Starring:Ian McKellen,Martin Freeman,Cate Blanchett,Hugo Weaving,Elijah Wood,Christopher Lee,Evangeline Lilly,Andy Serkis and Billy Connolly.
Why? While I'm not a particularly big fan of Jennifer Lawrence,this true story of a con artist sounds interesting and is backed up by a great cast and a great director.Plus,I'll watch pretty much anything with Christian Bale's name on it!
Starring:Jennifer Lawrence,Bradley Cooper,Amy Adams.Christian Bale,Jeremy Renner and Robert DeNiro.
Why?“He had a voice that could make a wolverine purr and suits so fine they made Sinatra look like a hobo.”
Starring:Steve Carell,Will Ferrell,Paul Rudd,Vince Vaughn,Christina Applegate,David Koechner and, according to IMDb, a treasure trove of other awesome people.
The Monuments Men
Why? If it was just George Clooney's name on this then I don't think The Monument's Men would be on this list, not from the description alone anyway.Once again, with not much other information available,it's the cast that are selling it to me.
Starring:Matt Damon,George Clooney,John Goodman,Cate Blanchett and Bill Murray.
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