1) The Grand Budapest Hotel
Sure, Wes Anderson’s brand of film is a little unique, and more than twee, but the man knows how to make a movie that celebrates the art of making movies. With a fantastic cast – including Ralph Fiennes, Ed Norton, Willem Dafoe, Adrien Brody, Bill Murray and Tilda Swinton – and the kind of hand-crafted sets Anderson has made a trademark in, this is sure to please fans of the director. With murder, intrigue, and romance all set in 1920’s Europe, this is a film to watch for.
Release Date: March 7th (tentative)
2) Under The Skin
Considered one of the best films to debut at this years Toronto International Film Festival, Jonathan Glazer’s film takes the Science Fiction genre to a new level of dramatic effect. The film tracks woman of unknown origin as she combs the highway in search of isolated or forsaken men, luring a succession of lost souls into an otherworldly lair. They are seduced, stripped of their humanity, and never heard from again. Reviewers are already labeling Glazer as an heir to Kubrick and this film as an instant cult classic.
Release Date: April 4th
3) Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes
When Rise of the Planet of the Apes became a critically acclaimed hit a few years ago, it surprised everyone. With Dawn of the Planet of the Apes we’ve swapped Franco for Gary Oldman (already a huge improvement) and as we all know the stunning CGI capabilities exhibited in the first film have only gotten better in the years since. Add Scott Z Burns, longtime collaborator of Steven Soderbergh and we expect this movie is going to be better than its predecessor.
Release Date: July 11th
Christopher Nolan’s a notoriously secretive filmmaker, so specific details surrounding Interstellar are difficult to come by. According to some sources, the story’s about scientists trying to use wormholes in space to find arable land for a starving planet. Officially, though, all that’s been confirmed is that it’s about the discovery of a wormhole, and a team of scientists’ voyage through it.
The cast includes Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Casey Affleck and John Lithgow, and filming has been underway since August in locations including Canada and Iceland. The screenplay, rewritten by Christopher and Jonathan Nolan, is based on the work of theoretical physicist Kip Thorne.
Release Date: November 14th
5) Dumb & Dumber To
yes, comedic sequels rarely live up to the hype, but this remake of the 90’s classic has the benefit of reuniting the original creative team of the Farrelly Brothers, Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels. Though details are scant, we’re holding out hope that this film will live up to the original’s sheer brilliance. We know we’ll instinctively flock like the Salmon of Capistrano to a nearby theater.
Release Date: November 14th