October 4, 2011

10 Most Anticipated Movies

my friends always tell me that i’m one of their main sources on movies, what they should watch, what they really should have seen already and mostly, what movies they should be waiting impatiently.  so i thought i’d pass a piece of my endless movie knowledge to you too.  here’s my top 10 Most Anticipated Movies right now.

note! the premiere dates are for Finland only,  most movies come to Finland quite late, so some of these might already be on your local theater.

1. 30 Minutes or Less
Who:  directed by Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland), starring Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) andAziz Ansari (Parks and Recreation).

What: Two criminals kidnap a pizza delivery guy and strap a bomb on his chest, forcing him to rob a band in the next nine hours or they will blow him up.
Why:  because of the hilarious cast, original idea and the fact that Zombieland was pretty awesome.
Trailer |IMDB | Premieres on 28th of October

2. 50/50
Who:  starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Inception) and Seth Rogen (Knocked Up).
What:  a story of 27 years old Adam who is diagnosed with a rare form of spiral cancer and has 50% chance of surviving. With the help of his best friend, mother and a young therapist he learns what and who the most important things in his life are.
Why:  a comedy about cancer, that’s bold! it seems like such a real and heartwarming movie. Joseph is always amazing and Seth makes and odd pair for him, which might just be perfect.
Trailer |IMDB | Premiere date hasn’t been released yet.

3. The Art of
Getting By
Who:  starring Emma Roberts  (It’s Kind of a Funny Story) and Freddie Highmore (Charlie and The Chocolate Factory).
What:  George is a lonely teen who has made it to his senior year without ever having done a real day of work. He becomes friends with Sally, a girl who is popular but complicated and sees a kindred spirit in him.
Why:  because Emma is adorable, and don’t you just wanna see how that little boy from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Finding Nemo suddenly just grew up!
Trailer |IMDB | Premiere date hasn’t been released yet.

4. Restless
Who:  directed by Gus Van Sant (Milk), starring Mia Wasikowska (The Kids Are Alright) and Henry Hopper.
What:  a boy who likes to crash funerals and has a ghost friend falls for terminally ill girl.
Why:  I like unique stories with strange characters. I have the feeling this is going to make me cry.
Trailer |IMDB | Premieres on 21st of October

5. Like Crazy
Who:  starring Anton Yelchin (Star Trek) and Felicity Jones.
What:  a British college student falls for an American boy and is forced to be separated from him when she gets banned from USA after overstaying her visa.
Why: I’m weak for painfully realistic love stories.
Trailer |IMDB | Premiere date hasn’t been released yet.

6. We Need to
Talk About Kevin
Who:  starring Tilda Swinton (Michael Clayton), John C. Reilly (Magnolia) and Ezra Miller.
What:  A mother of a teenage boy who went on a high-school killing spree tries to deal with her grief and feeling of being resbonsible by her sons actions by writing to her estranged husband.
Why:  based on an amazing book by Lionel Shiver this is just a must see.
Trailer |IMDB | Premiere date hasn’t been released yet.

7. J. Edgar

Who:  directed by Clint Eastwood (Million Dollar Baby), starring Leonardo DiCaprio (Inception), Armie Hammer (The Social Network) and Naomi Watts (21 Grams).
What:  a biographical film about FBI director J. Edgar Hoover
Why:  everything FBI related fascinates me, especially the history of the Bureau and I’m also interested how this movie examines Hoover’s alleged homosexuality.
Trailer |IMDB | Premiere date hasn’t been released yet.

8. Being Elmo:
A Puppeteers Journey
Who: Kevin Clash (Sesame Street)
What:  a documentary about Kevin Clash, the puppeteer behind beloved Elmo.
Why:  documentaries are my new love, and every year I try to see at least half a dozen new, exciting documentaries and Being Elmo seems like such an inspirational and touching story.
Trailer |IMDB | Premiere date hasn’t been released yet (keep next year’s Docpoint documentary movie festival in mind!).

9. Contagion

Who:  directed by Steven Soderbergh (Ocean’s Eleven, Twelve & Thirteen), starring Kate Winslet (The Reader), Matt Damon (Will Hunting) and Jude Law (Cold Mountain).
What:  International team of doctor try to deal with the outbreak of a deadly disease.
Why:  there are many movies like these and usually they just repeat them selves, they always interest me cause I’m into all things Science Fiction, but often disappoint me. what interests me about this movie is the amazing cast. Kate Winslet has never done a bad movie, and I trust her for not doing that now either.
Trailer |IMDB | 21st of October

 10. Extremely Loud
and Incredibly Close
Who:  directed by Stephen Daldry (The Hours, Billy Elliot, The Reader), starring Tom Hanks (Forrest Gump) and Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side).
What:  A nine year old boy founds a mysterious key that used to belong to his father who was killed by 9/11. the boy starts searching for the lock that matches the key.
Why:  Daldry is one of my favorite directors, he makes beautiful movies with heartwarming characters and he always makes me cry, and when I watched this trailer, teary-eyed, I knew I needed to see this as soon as I can.
Trailer |IMDB | Premiere date hasn’t been released yet.

do you have any movies you are dying to see?


  1. Vau, en ollutkaan tajunnut, että Poikani Kevinistä on tulossa elokuva. Se on ehkä pakko nähdä!

  2. tuntuu että haluan nähä nää kaikki! kiitos vinkeistä, nyt rupeen oottelemaan näitten ilmestymistä :-)

  3. Janninna: se on kyllä pakko nähä. siitä on jo aikoja kun kirjan luin, mutta kuitenkin. traileri myös oli jotenkin vaikuttava.

    Irina: oli ilo antaa vinkkejä :D. mulla on ihan liikaa eripituisia listoja muistikirjassa tulevista elokuvista. sitten niitä vaan odottelen koko ajan. mulla on addiktio!


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