Looking for some epic cinema viewing this season? Well. This should keep you busy for a bit…
Thor: The Dark World
Because 1. The Marvel Universe is awesome and 2. Chris Hemsworth is the closest thing to a god I can think of.
But seriously, Thor: The Dark World deserves to be a great movie, with Hemsworth, Portman and Hiddleston all returning to kick some Svartalfheim ass in the sequel. If you’re a Doctor Who fan as well as a comic book geek, then you might want to book your tickets now – ex Doctor Christopher Eccleston also joins the cast as the super villain Malekith!
Synopsis: Joaquin Phoenix is Theodore, a lonely writer who develops an unlikey friendship with an artificially intelligent operating system called Samantha (Scarlett Johansson). Forget all those 90’s movies about how the Internet is going to eventually kill us all – Her is set to be the Indie underdog of the year, highlighting our ever-expanding dependency on technology and touching on the fragility of relationships.
A more physical role for Johansson this time around, albeit one you might not expect! Don Jon stars the super talented Jospeh Gordon-Levitt as Jon Martello, an objectifying man who also happens to be addicted to porn. Written and Directed by the leading man himself, it looks like it’s going to be a confident, unexpectedly heart-warming film.
P.S The end of the trailer slays me every time…
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Katniss Everdeen is back (YAY!) which means I get to fall in love with Jennifer Lawrence all over again whilst simultaneously hating on Peeta Mellark’s constantly pained expression. Hunger Games fans who have already watched the Catching Fire trailer will have noticed the huge difference in budget, which has helped to shape the theatre of Panem and the Quarter Quell games into a real visual treat. Speaking of visual treats, let’s take a moment to appreciate the casting of Sam Claflin as Finnick Odair…
A psychological horror with a decent cast and clever plot. You’ll never be able to look at Michael Cera the same way again.
The Way Way Back
From the studio that brought you Juno and Little Miss Sunshine comes another stellar coming of age film about a socially awkward teen named Duncan (Liam James) who finds a friend in the manager of a water park (Sam Rockwell).
Anchor Man: The Legend Continues
By the beard of Zeus! The Channel Four news crew is back for the most eagerly anticipated comedy of the year, and I cannot WAIT. Expect a boatload of quotable lines and jokes that will make that XL drink you ordered come out of your nose.
The Wolf of Wall Street
Based on the true story of a wealthy stockbroker who landed in hot water during the corruption of Wall Street in the 90’s. It’s basically a great story tied up inside Leonardo-Heart-throb-DiCaprio aka Baller-Jordan-Belfort throwing extravagant parties, throwing little people like darts, and literally throwing money away.
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
Ok so it’s out already, but it’s my guilty pleasure. DON’T JUDGE ME.
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