What’s Tim Looking Forward To?

Believe it or not I couldn’t think of a better title, at least it will stand out of the crowd (Like an ugly person). This is a list of films I am most looking forward too in 2013. First off the list will only go to July because I don’t judge a film until I have at least seen a trailer and no films past there have had one yet. Second it’s not a list of what I think will be impressive to all but rather a list of films I think will be very fun. Films are entertainment, that’s how I watch them and that’s how I judge them. For a more comprehensive list I have a page for new releases, these are UK release dates.

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Django Unchained

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Release Date: 18/01/2013


Set in the South two years before the Civil War, Django Unchained stars Jamie Foxx as Django, a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz). Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty. Honing vital hunting skills, Django remains focused on one goal: finding and rescuing Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), the wife he lost to the slave trade long ago. Django and Schultz’s search ultimately leads them to Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio), the proprietor of “Candyland,” an infamous plantation. Exploring the compound under false pretenses, Django and Schultz arouse the suspicion of Stephen (Samuel L. Jackson), Candie’s trusted house slave.


Warm Bodies

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Release Date: 08/02/2013


A funny new twist on a classic love story, WARM BODIES is a poignant tale about the power of human connection. After a zombie epidemic, R (a highly unusual zombie) encounters Julie (a human survivor), and rescues her from a zombie attack. Julie sees that R is different from the other zombies, and as the two form a special relationship in their struggle for survival, R becomes increasingly more human – setting off an exciting, romantic, and often comical chain of events that begins to transform the other zombies and maybe even the whole lifeless world.


A Good Day To Die Hard

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Release Date: 14/02/2013


John McClane (Bruce Willis) heads to Russia in this fifth installment of the Die Hard film series. Skip Woods (The A-Team) provides the script, with Max Payne’s John Moore directing.


Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters

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Release Date: 22/02/2013


After getting a taste for blood as children, Hansel (Jeremy Renner) and Gretel (Gemma Arterton) have become the ultimate vigilantes, hell bent on retribution. Now, unbeknownst to them, Hansel and Gretel have become the hunted, and must face an evil far greater than witches…their past.




Release Date: 12/04/2013


A court martial sends a veteran soldier to a distant planet, where he is to destroy the remains of an alien race. The arrival of an unexpected traveler causes him to question what he knows about the planet, his mission, and himself.


Evil Dead

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Release Date: 19/04/2013


In the much anticipated remake of the 1981 cult-hit horror film, five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin. When they discover a Book of the Dead, they unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival.


Iron Man 3

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Release Date: 26/04/2013


Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?


Star Trek Into Darkness

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Release Date: 17/05/2013


The Star Trek franchise continues with this follow-up to 2009’s J.J. Abrams-directed reboot. Abrams and Bryan Burk handle producing duties on the sci-fi production, from a script by Damon Lindelof and the writing team of Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman.


Man Of Steel

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Release Date: 14/06/2013


In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time. Clark Kent/Kal-El (Cavill) is a young twentysomething journalist who feels alienated by powers beyond anyone’s imagination. Transported to Earth years ago from Krypton, an advanced alien planet, Clark struggles with the ultimate question – Why am I here? Shaped by the values of his adoptive parents Martha (Lane) and Jonathan Kent (Costner), Clark soon discovers that having super abilities means making very difficult decisions. But when the world needs stability the most, it comes under attack. Will his abilities be used to maintain peace or ultimately used to divide and conquer? Clark must become the hero known as “Superman,” not only to shine as the world’s last beacon of hope but to protect the ones he loves.


World War Z

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Release Date: 21/06/2013


Max Brooks’ epic tome of a fictional time of global war against the undead is brought to life in this Paramount Pictures/Plan B production. Quantum of Solace’s Marc Forster directs from a script by Changeling scribe J. Michael Straczynski. Brad Pitt stars as a journalist covering the disaster, with Mireille Enos, Anthony Mackie, and Bryan Cranston heading up the rest of the cast.


Pacific Rim

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Release Date: 12/07/2013


When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes-a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)-who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.


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26 responses to “What’s Tim Looking Forward To?”

  1. The Focused Filmographer says :

    Hooray for Pacific Rim! a lil surprised to see Hansel & Gretel but that’s cool. I think that one could be pretty fun, but it’s going to take itself too serious and then fall in limbo and not be good ultimately. hmm.

    Great list here man. Interested in seeing your thoughts on Django


  2. sati says :

    I can’t wait for Man of Steel and Pacific Rim – the trailers certainly prove something unique and hopefully these two will prove to be worthy of our anticipation 🙂


  3. ruth says :

    I think you have an extra ‘o’ in your title, shouldn’t it be ‘What’s Tim Looking Forward To?’ 😉

    Hey, glad to see Man of Steel on here, easily THE MOST anticipated of the entire year for me. In fact seeing the trailer again on the big screen made me tear up last night!


  4. filmhipster says :

    All great titles, looking forward to a positive 2013 in film.


  5. keith7198 says :

    Some good stuff on your list. 2013 has the potential to be pretty strong!


  6. VictorsMovieReviews says :

    I forgot you are in the UK was thrown-off by your date notation with my American sensibility.

    Anyway, with the exception of “Evil Dead” I’m looking forward to all your choices as well. Some more out of curiosity because I don’t know really what to expect.


  7. jelliclezombi says :

    I enjoyed reading that. Good round up! Some things there I hadn’t heard much about yet. Looks likes there’s some good stuff coming out this year. I might actually venture to the cinema, something I find myself doing less and less in recent years. due to the high expensive and high ratio of ignorant folk in the audience. Evil Dead however, will definitely have to be consumed on the big screen!


  8. atothewr says :

    Some good choices – going to be a pretty good year.


  9. Spikor says :

    I’m cautiously optimistic about most of these movies. I’m excited to see Django later this week, and very interested in what Evil Dead is going to end up being like.


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