It seems like it was only yesterday that we were reliving 2012, ranking our favorite movies and moments and sex and controversies — but it wasn’t yesterday, because yesterday was January 1st, 2013. So out with the old and in with the new, eh? The coming year promises about what you’d expect: lots of sequels and comic book movies and sequels to comic book movies. But we’re not snobs — some of those look awfully exciting, and some of the smaller, more indie-minded titles have got us mighty interested as well. Join us after the jump for a look ahead at the ten 2013 pictures we’re looking forward to the most — and, of course, add your own in the comments.
RELEASE DATE: February 8
DIRECTOR: Steven Soderbergh
CAST: Channing Tatum, Rooney Mara, Jude Law, Catherine Zeta-Jones
If he sticks to his word (and we’re crossing our fingers that he doesn’t), this will be Steven Soderbergh’s final theatrical feature for… well, forever. So that means we’re approaching this one with a mixture of excitement and dread, because we don’t want one of the most innovative and unpredictable filmmakers of our time to throw in the towel. But if he’s gonna do it, this looks like a promising exit venture: he’s working from a script by Scott Z. Burns (they previously collaborated on Contagion and The Informant!), reteaming with three actors who’ve done terrific work for him before, and throwing Rooney Mara (in her first post-Lisbeth role) into the mix. Plus, as with Haywire, we thank Soderbergh for putting out something interesting in the usually grim pre-Spring Break movie-going season.