High Five!

23 Jan

2013 is set to be a big year for films. It might not have the overload of Blockbusters that 2012 had, what with the first Avengers ensemble film being released and the last of The Dark Knight trilogy punching its way into the cinemas, but there are some truly promising treats heading our way. Just to give you a taste, I have compiled a list of my Top 5 upcoming films, all complete with their very own trailer.

*for trailers simply click on the title of the film and it will link you through to the official trailer on IMDB.

Red2 – This slick new comedy is the follow up to the 2010 film Red about the best-of-the-best ex-CIA agents and stars Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Mary-Louise Parker. The first installment seems to have completely slipped under my radar, and judging by the trailer I would say that I am not so disappointed by this fact. The second film from the same writers Jon and Erich Hoeber and the director of the sci-fi spoof Galaxy Quest, looks far superior in all aspects; styling, humour and plot.

Selling point – Helen Mirren pouring acid onto a body whilst proclaiming in a motherly tone that, ‘It’s important to enjoy life while you still can’.


Mud – Thankfully McConaughey seems to have escaped the rom-com illness that had plagued him for so long and is now showing the world what he is made of. Mud sees him playing a fugitive who seeks the help of two young boys to escape the bounty hunters who are after him and reunite him with his true love. The trailer manages to promise so much – astounding performances, beautiful cinematography and an intriguing story-line – whilst still remaining secretive in its approach. This will no doubt propel director Jeff Nichols into super-stardom.

Selling point – Child actor Tye Sheridan is set to astound audiences with his performance and although we only catch a glimpse of it here, I am willing to bet he will steal the show.

The Iceman – Michael Shannon is finally being recognized as a credible actor. After years of bit-parts, the highly acclaimed television series Boardwalk Empire seems to have given him a platform in which to excel. Based on a true story The Iceman sees Shannon playing Richard Kuklinski, the notorious contract killer and family man. From 1964 he killed 100 people and when finally arrested in 1986, neither his wife nor daughters had any clue about his real profession. With a supporting cast that includes Winona Ryder, Ray Liotta, an unrecognizable Chris Evans and James Franco this film looks to set to thrill and chill.

Selling Point – The trailer speaks for itself but an added extra is definitely the huge amount of handle-bar moustaches.

Dead Man Down – I really detest Colin Farrell, he just has a face that doesn’t agree with me and so generally I avoid his films. This one I will not avoid. Noomi Rapace plays Beatrice, a woman left scarred by the local crime-lord and so seeks help for retribution from his right-hand man (Farrell). I hope that the tone of the trailer is an accurate portrayal of the film in its entirety, as it certainly packs a punch and as far as revenge and seduction plots go this one seems well structured and easily-related.

Selling point – The cool, calm and collected acting styling’s of Terence Howard who plays said crime-lord. I have adored him since ‘Crash’ (2004) and I will continue to do so after this film I am sure.


Star Trek Into Darkness – See my original article for more information but I had to bring it up again because, well, just look at the trailer.

Selling Point – Everything.

I hope you have enjoyed these trailers as much as I have and agree that 2013 is set to be one giant film-lovers dream.

One Response to “High Five!”

  1. amyevans8811 May 10, 2013 at 9:27 am #

    Reblogged this on afewgoodfilmreviews and commented:

    Welcome New Followers! Thank you for taking the time to have a look around. Just for you I have re-blogged my ‘High Five!’ article complete with trailers which I am going to be adding too over the weekend…so many exciting new films coming out!
    Happy Reading Everyone 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: