Enthrall or disappoint, these are new and future movies I MUST SEE.

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1.
Django Unchained (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner. (165 mins.)
“ I have always been a Tarantino fan, but his work gets more and more addictive as he gets older. Following his "Inglorious Basterds" slight of hand, this film is a nod at a classic B-grade spaghetti western named simply: "Django". ” - natezoid-977-898008
 
2.
Life of Pi (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger. (127 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
“ Read the book, and Ang Lee is a director with a wide range of styles. Really looking forward to this one. ” - natezoid-977-898008
 
3.
Looper (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent into the past, where a hired gun awaits - someone like Joe - who one day learns the mob wants to 'close the loop' by sending back Joe's future self for assassination. (119 mins.)
Director: Rian Johnson
“ Possibly my favorite genre of all time: SMART Sci fi... this would include titles like "Moon", "Source Code", and the original "2001". ” - natezoid-977-898008
 
4.
Gangster Squad (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
It's 1949 Los Angeles, the city is run by gangsters and a malicious mobster, Mickey Cohen. Determined to end the corruption, John O'Mara assembles a team of cops, ready to take down the ruthless leader and restore peace to the city. (113 mins.)
Director: Ruben Fleischer
“ Look at this cast... plus it looks fast paced, and I miss gangster pieces from this period. ” - natezoid-977-898008
 
5.
Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out to find them. (94 mins.)
Director: Wes Anderson
“ A little indie I missed but never forgotten. Just pure Anderson. Looks like it could be as good as his best: Rushmore. ” - natezoid-977-898008
 
6.
World War Z (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Former United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to destroy humanity itself. (116 mins.)
Director: Marc Forster
“ I loved the book with all if its research and multi-facets... this is a boom or bust project, but I'll see it regardless. ” - natezoid-977-898008
 
7.
The Host (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
When an unseen enemy threatens mankind by taking over their bodies and erasing their memories, Melanie will risk everything to protect the people she cares most about, proving that love can conquer all in a dangerous new world. (125 mins.)
Director: Andrew Niccol
“ Again, SMART sci-fi. ” - natezoid-977-898008
 
8.
Cloud Atlas (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution. (172 mins.)
“ This one is getting bad reviews, but I have to see it anyway, since it's ambitious enough to tackle karma's link to reincarnation while still making a Hollywood spectacle. ” - natezoid-977-898008
 
9.
Lincoln (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
As the Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves. (150 mins.)
“ I'll pretty much give anything Spielberg a shot, unless it starts with Indiana or Jurassic. ” - natezoid-977-898008
 
10.
Elysium (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
In the year 2154, the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth. A man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds. (109 mins.)
Director: Neill Blomkamp
“ The next movie by the guys that make the flawed but ambitious District 9. Let's see if they can one-up themselves! ” - natezoid-977-898008
 
11.
Skyfall (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Bond's loyalty to M is tested when her past comes back to haunt her. Whilst MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. (143 mins.)
Director: Sam Mendes
“ I am not a big Bond fan, but the preview makes each shot look like eye-candy for the discriminating gentleman. ” - natezoid-977-898008
 
12.
Identity Thief (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Mild mannered businessman Sandy Patterson travels from Denver to Florida to confront the deceptively harmless looking woman who has been living it up after stealing Sandy's identity. (111 mins.)
Director: Seth Gordon
“ I am a fan of the director's comedies. Plus this subject hits close to home for me, as family and friends have been victims of this crime. ” - natezoid-977-898008
 
13.
Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own. (122 mins.)
“ If all romantic comedies were as willing to study the socially awkward non-romantic aspects of people in romances like this one, then I would see more romantic comedies. ” - natezoid-977-898008
 
14.
Back to 1942 (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A deadly drought in 1942 takes its toll on central China's Henan province during the war against Japan. (145 mins.)
Director: Xiaogang Feng
“ This is one of the big features to come out of China next year. Tim Robbins, Adrien Brody, and ME! ” - natezoid-977-898008
 
15.
End of Watch (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Shot documentary-style, this film follows the daily grind of two young police officers in LA who are partners and friends, and what happens when they meet criminal forces greater than themselves. (109 mins.)
Director: David Ayer
“ I hate camera-held movies, but this one seems to have something extra. Fan of both lead actors. ” - natezoid-977-898008
 
16.
Frankenweenie (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Young Victor conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life, only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences. (87 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
“ Liked this story ever since it was a short film. Old school Burton! ” - natezoid-977-898008
 
17.
I, Frankenstein (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Frankenstein's creature finds himself caught in an all-out, centuries old war between two immortal clans. (92 mins.)
Director: Stuart Beattie
“ This could be a total bust, but seems like fun. ” - natezoid-977-898008
 
18.
Wuthering Heights (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A poor boy of unknown origins is rescued from poverty and taken in by the Earnshaw family where he develops an intense relationship with his young foster sister, Cathy. Based on the classic novel by Emily Bronte. (129 mins.)
Director: Andrea Arnold
“ Read the book, and the cinematography and direction in the previews looks so soaked with richness that its a must-try for me. ” - natezoid-977-898008
 
19.
The Great Gatsby (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A writer and wall street trader, Nick, finds himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his millionaire neighbor, Jay Gatsby. (143 mins.)
Director: Baz Luhrmann
“ Baz, try to get this one right! ” - natezoid-977-898008
 
20.
LUV (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
An 11-year-old boy gets a crash course in what it means to be a man when he spends a day with the ex-convict uncle he idolizes. (94 mins.)
Director: Sheldon Candis
“ Little indie film which preview caught my eye. I like more sophisticated films involving children, parents and trust, if they are done right. ” - natezoid-977-898008
 
21.
Chinese Zodiac (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A man searches the world for a set of mystic artifacts - 12 bronze heads of the animals from the Chinese zodiac. (109 mins.)
Director: Jackie Chan
“ Kind of a silly looking film, but hey its light action fun, and I am in it! ” - natezoid-977-898008
 
22.
Robopocalypse (????)
A sci-fi story set in the aftermath of a robot uprising.
“ What a silly title for a multi-billion dollar Spielberg film. ” - natezoid-977-898008
 
23.
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Faced with both her hot-tempered father's fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love. (93 mins.)
Director: Benh Zeitlin
“ This looks like a transcendent film. Just poetry on celluloid. Very interested to see how successful it is at living up to the preview. ” - natezoid-977-898008
 
24.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A reluctant hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of dwarves to reclaim their mountain home - and the gold within it - from the dragon Smaug. (169 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
“ Not as squeely about this as some other fanboys, but the prologue has always been my favorite part of the story. I even like that old 1977 animated version with its hippie folk songs! ” - natezoid-977-898008
 
25.
Argo (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980. (120 mins.)
Director: Ben Affleck
“ Ben Affleck still trying to reaffirm that he can be as talented as his buddy Damon. I was lukewarm on The Town, but this one seems to have quite a story to tell. ” - natezoid-977-898008