15. NEBRASKA- November 22
Buzz on this was decent out of the Cannes Film Festival, but it's a film by Alexander Payne, the guy who made The Descendants, one of the best films of 2011 that should have won best picture. So after that long, grammatically incorrect sentence, I tell you that I am quite excited for Nebraska even if the buzz is middling.
14. CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2- September 27
The first one was good, an oddly quirky animated film. With the trailer just released for the second one, I know that it will be right up my alley. Bright, colorful animation, cool concepts and just an overall sense of fun. That's why I go to animated movies and that's why I'll be going to this one.
13. THOR: THE DARK WORLD- November 8
12. THE WORLD'S END- August 23
11. THE CONJURING- July 19
10. THE BUTLER- August 16
9. PRISONERS- September 20
Prisoners is one of those films that I had no idea existed at the beginning of the year or even the beginning of the summer, but now, is one that I'm really exited for. It looks Kubrickian in style, the plot sounds really solid and we could get another Oscar-worthy performance from Hugh Jackman.
8. SAVING MR. BANKS- December 13 (limited), December 20 (wide)
A biopic about Walt Disney, one of my favorite historical figures, telling the relationship between him and PL Travers. Just sounds like a great idea. It's a Hollywood story. I love those. It's a biopic. I love those. It's Disney. I love Disney. What could truly go wrong. Sure, it looks sappy, but that's kind of the point.
7. THE MONUMENTS MEN- December 18
The Monuments Men stars a huge cast including Matt Damon and John Goodman, is produced by the guys who made Argo, and is directed by George Clooney. Can anyone tell me what is not to like about this movie???
6. JACK RYAN- December 25
5. CAPTAIN PHILLIPS- October 11
4. AMERICAN HUSTLE- December 13 (limited), December 25 (wide)
3. INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS- December 6
2. ANCHORMAN: THE LEGEND CONTINUES- December 20
1. GRAVITY- October 4
So that's it. There were a lot of films that just got cut that I'm excited for, but in the end, these are the movies that I am looking forward to the most.