Question of the week: what movie are you most looking forward to next year?

Obviously, next year there are going to be a whole bunch of movies released. Some you might even have heard about from this ‘ere blog. So today’s quick question is:

What movie are you looking forward to seeing the most and why?

Helpfully, I’ve put up a great big list of them after the jump that I’ve hurriedly copied and pasted from Movie Insider. Let us all know in the comments below or on your own blog. BTW, if anyone’s having problems leaving comments, can you email me, please? Thanks.

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  • I’m really looking forward to The Dark Knight Rises, hopefully Nolan’s trilogy will end in spectacular fashion. Still not sure about Bane’s costume though…
    Oooh and Judge Dredd. Karl Urban is usually great, I just hope the script is up to scratch.
    Oooh oooh and The Avengers, although I’m cautiously excited about that one.
    So yeah, comic book films. COMICS.

  • Mark Carroll

    I expect we’ll see “The Dark Knight Rises” though I found the script and acting in the previous generally thin. My son much liked the Lord of the Rings films, and they seemed well-executed to me, so “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” is rather likely.
    I didn’t actually see “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” or “The Ides of March” yet; I suppose they’re 2011, but I usually depend on Netflix so I’m behind the curve here: they don’t even yet have “The Debt”. (And maybe their UK equivalent is slower still, I don’t know.)
    I’ll bother with “Underworld: Awakening” and “The Bourne Legacy” for completeness’ sake, without exactly holding my breath for either.
    I will give “Coriolanus” a try.
    Your “looking forward to” isn’t, admittedly, the question I’m answering. It’d be a stretch for anything right now. The things I’ve yet to see and look forward to are more of the form of existing television shows like “Suits”, “Homeland”, “Boardwalk Empire”, “Rubicon”, “Portlandia”.

  • I was nearing the end of the list and was thinking – there’s nothing here that will make me want to go to a theater. And then I saw the listing for “The Hobbit”. So that’s the one I’m picking.

  • Oooh wait a minute, Prometheus. Missed that one on the list. Ridley Scott returns to sci-fi? A must-see surely?

  • Of the ones I already know about: Woman in Black, definitely. Trailers look very creepy!
    Then it’s comic books all the way (poss not Judge Dredd): Spiderman (my niece was at school with Andrew Garfield and I saw him eons ago in a school play, plus he went to my kids’ drama group, so it’s a must!), Dark Knight Rises – have loved this version of Batman, so hope I’m not disappointed, and The Avengers looks fun.
    Skippy Must Die sounds like a must see for someone who LOATHED Skippy as a child, but I know nothing about it:-)
    The Hobbit definitely.
    Will peruse the list at leisure. Of which I have none now, so those are my picks for the moment.

  • Mark Carroll

    Oh, yes, you’re right, thank you for the reminder. I liked “Alien” after all.

  • The other David

    Well, I gotta plump for the sci-fi ones (or, at least, the ones which sound sci-fi-ish). Riddick and Underworld (Kate Beckinsale in a form-fitting rubber suit — with a huge gun! Ooo, lah, lah!) sound interesting. I’d forgotten about Prometheus, but I’ll probably generate enough interest to see if I can’t find a cap of it. As for the rest, we’ll see.
    I’m a little leary of The Hobbit. As that’s the book that got me into reading, it has a special place in my heart. I couldn’t get into the LotR trilogy (like the books, I couldn’t make it past the first one), but they’d better do The Hobbit right or there’ll be h**l to pay.

  • Jonathan Reed

    The big one for me is The Dark Knight Rises, which is a bit of an obvious one, along with Prometheus and The Hobbit etc.
    But one film I’m very keen to see as they’re really not giving away much story so far is Cabin in the Woods by Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard. Seems really intriguing.

  • Jonathan Reed

    Oh, and of course, The Muppets…!