Yesterday, we featured the first part of our “Top 10 Movies To Look Out For” for this year, where we featured five movies. As promised, here’s the second part, featuring more movies that we simply can’t wait to watch!
The Great Gatsby
Directed by the visionary Baz Luhrmann, “The Great Gatsby” is an upcoming cinematic adaption of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel of the same name. It follows the life and times of millionaire Jay Gatsby (played by Leonardo DiCaprio) and his neighbor Nick Carraway (played by Tobey Maguire). Nick Carraway find himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of Jay Gatsby at the height of the Roaring Twenties. But the more he gets drawn into Jay Gatsby’s circle, the more he discovers obsessions of sorts and ultimately, a tragedy.
Man of Steel
Not sure why anyone needs an introduction to this one but here goes – directed by Zack Snyder and producer by Christopher Nola, “Man of Steel” is based on the DC Comics character, “Superman”. Yes, you know the one, that alien infant who was raised on Earth as Clark Kent and who has superhuman abilities. The same one who jets around with a red cape. But this is no ordinary “Superman” tale; the film will be a reboot of the “Superman” film series, portraying the character’s origin story. Henry Cavill plays Clark Kent aka “Superman” whereas Amy Adams plays Lois Lane. And we can’t wait to watch it in IMAX.
Despicable Me 2
Exciting times ahead as the minions get their own movie! “Despicable Me 2” is all set to be one of this year’s most highly anticipated 3D computer animated comedy film, also the sequel to 2010’s “Despicable Me”. Part two will be directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud, with voiceovers by the crazily hilarious team of Hollywood icons such as Steve Carell, Russell Brand, Kristen Wiig, and Al Pacino. We hear that there will also be a host of new characters. Like we said, exciting times ahead!
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” is the second installment in “The Hunger Games” trilogy and film series. Directed by Francis Lawrence, the science-fiction adventure film based on Suzanne Collins’ novel sees the continuation adventures of Katniss Everdeen (played by Jennifer Lawrence). She safely returns home after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute, Peeta Mellark (played by Josh Hutcherson). But a rebellion is simmering and now, another challenge arises (75th Annual Hunger Games aka “Quarter Quell) which could change Panem forever. Prepare to immerse in the futuristic dystopian world once again come 21sr November 2013.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Directed and co-written and produced by filmmaker extraordinaire Peter Jackson, “The Hobbit” is a series of three epic fantasy adventure films based on J. R. R. Tolkien’s 1937 fantasy novel of the same name. The “Lord of the Rings” (LotR) is originally a sequel to the novel, thus the “The Hobbit” series acts as a prequel to Peter Jackson’s film trilogy. In the “The Hobbit” film series, actors such as Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis, Ian Holm, Hugo Weaving reprise their roles from LotR whereas Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee, Elijah Wood, and Orlando Bloom will make cameo appearances. “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” revisits Middle-earth as Bilbo Baggins (played by Martin Freedom) accompany 13 dwarves on a quest to reclaim the Lonely Mountain from the dragon Smaug.
And there you have it, our top 10 movies of 2013 that we all need to keep tabs on. Can’t wait to watch ’em all!