YAM’s Most Anticipated Films of 2013
The World’s End (dir. Edgar Wright)
Who didn’t laugh out loud at least once while watching Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz? Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Edgar Wright conclude their action comedy Cornetto Trilogy with this film, in which a pub crawl reunion turns into a fight for survival during the Apocalypse.
Twelve Years a Slave (dir. Steve McQueen)
Director Steve McQueen’s (Hunger, Shame) next project stars Chiwetel Ejiofor as a free man in mid-1800’s New York who is captured and sent into slavery in the South. The cast also includes Brad Pitt, Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Kenneth Williams, Sarah Paulson, Paul Dano, Alfre Woodard, Scoot McNairy, Beasts of the Southern Wild discoveries Quvenzhané Wallis and Dwight Henry, as well as frequent McQueen collaborator Michael Fassbender.
We hope it will not only be a great movie, but also counteract the major African-American-themed movies helmed by white directors last year.
Guillermo del Toro. Giant robots. Giant monsters. Idris Elba. GLaDoS. I really shouldn’t have to say much else outside of that to explain why Pacific Rim is one of our most anticipated movies, but in case I do, let me just add that this is a film about GIANT ROBOTS FIGHTING GIANT MONSTERS. Is this the closest thing we’ll ever get to live-action Neon Genesis Evangelion? Probably. And I’m very happy about that.
2009’s Star Trek reboot was pure shiny adventure fun. Let’s hope Abrams maintains that energy in this sequel, which pits the Enterprise crew against a mysterious villain (Benedict Cumberbatch).