Now that I’ve finally had a chance to properly recover from post holiday reality, I thought I’d run over some of my top picks for films I’m really excited about this year. Here are a couple of my potential favourites that promise to be interesting.
5. Tim & Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie.
Let’s face it. It may not be the most intelligent movie you’ll ever see, but it’s probably a safe bet to say you won’t see something similar to it ever again (unless they make a sequel). Tim & Eric have had their own show for awhile now and judging from the trailer, the film will reflect the same uncomfortably weird and sometimes surreal humour from the show. Also look out for a great bunch of cameos including Zach Galifianakis, Will Ferrell and Jeff Goldblum.
4. Moonrise Kingdom.
Directed by Wes Anderson and featuring an awesome cast including Edward Norton, Bruce Willis and Bill Murray. The premise of the film set in the 1960s in a New England town is about two young lovers that runaway together with Sheriff Bruce Willis in charge of finding them. Gold!
3. Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory.
This HBO produced documentary is a sequel to the films Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills and Paradise Lost 2: Revelations. If you haven’t seen the previous films, see them today. They are both 2 of my favourite docs of all time and tell the tale of the West Memphis 3; the true story of 3 boys falsely accused of murder and subsequently jailed for years without a shred of physical evidence. The third movie promises to reveal new footage and evidence of this highly compelling case. If you can’t view the trailer below, click here to see it.
2. John Dies at the End.
This intriguing new movie is based on a webserial comedy horror novel written by David Wong, a writer for Cracked. It’s about someone experimenting with a drug called Soy Sauce and having subsequent repercussions that make him question what is real and what isn’t. The book was wildly popular and there’s a huge internet fanbase for it. The trailer promises something wildly dark and riveting stuff with Paul Giamatti producing and starring.
Director Ridley Scott revisits his Alien roots in this classic sci-fi series. I caught the trailer last week and it absolutely blew me away. I subsequently re-watched all 4 Alien movies in preparation for this movie. It promises to reveal some background on the original series and stars Charlize Theron and Guy Pearse. I can’t wait for it!
Remember a movie called Rubber last year about a tire that kills people? Yeah, that one. Well this is Director Quentin Depieux‘s followup film that looks, well… really strange and wonderful involving a lost puppy premise.