12 Films To Look Forward To In 2012

12) Bill Cunningham New York
Release Date: March 16th 2012

Bill Cunningham is the man responsible for the origins of street style photography and chronicling New York fashion trends in the Times's Style section with his columns "On the Street" and "Evening Hours". The fact that no-one knows anything about him makes this documentary a must-see for anyone interested in one of fashion's most prolific and respected photographers.

11) Skyfall
Release Date: October 26th 2012

Everyone breathed a sigh of relief when director Sam Mendes refuted claims that Bond's 23rd adventure would contain little or no action so now it's officially OK to get a bit amped about it. The plot centres on Bond having to question his loyalty to M or something but the most important fact here is that Daniel Craig will once again parade around in his knickers. 

10) The Five-Year Engagement
Release Date: April 27th 2012

Among the plethora of painful rom-coms churned out every year there's always one decent offering and the latest creation from the Judd Apatow factory already betters everything else thanks to its likeble leads and geuinely funny trailer. And honestly, who doesn't want Emily Blunt and Jason Segel to live happily ever after?

9) Haywire
Release Date: January 18th 2012

Steven Soderbergh ventures into the action genre via the surprisingly hot "Face of Women's MMA", Gina Carano, and although it doesn't feature a dead Gwyneth Paltrow,  Michael Fassbender is in it which makes everything A-OK.

8) Brave
Release Date: August 17th 2012

Any film from Pixar is cause for excitement but their first foray into fairy-tale territory makes it even more anticipated. Said to be more mature and darker than their previous award hoggers, it's set in the Scottish highlands and actually stars a few genuine Scottish people (Kelly McDonald, Billy Connolly, Craig Ferguson) which means there should be no heinous ear-melting accents to sit through. 

7) The Bourne Legacy
Release Date: August 17th 2012

Like the flawless trilogy before it, The Bourne Legacy has nowt to do with Robert Ludlum's novel series and since it doesn't (as far as we know) feature Bourne himself, we'll have to wait and see whether this is actually a decent thriller worthy of the Bourne name or just a desperate attempt to revive the money-spinning franchise.

6) The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists (3D)
Release Date: March 28th 2012

Aardman Animation. Nuff said.

5) Prometheus
Release Date: June 1st 2012

Two things bother me about this trailer: 

1) The Inception horn. Shame on you Marc Streitenfeld, shame on you.
2) Michael Fassbender's bleach blonde mop.

Apart from that it's boss.

4) Gangster Squad
Release Date: November 9th 2012


Sean Penn, Emma Stone and Josh Brolin also star.

3) Rock of Ages
Release Date: June 15th 2012

Since the Footloose remake had to ruin everyone's fun by actually being quite good, it's up to this big screen adaptation of the Broadway smash to pick up where Burlesque left off. It's set in the 80s, features more weaves than the Bronner Bros. hair show, has a soundtrack consisting of every awful rock anthem of the decade and stars Tom Cruise and Alec Baldwin. Sold. 

P.S. What the hell has Catherine Zeta-Jones done to her face?

2) Django Unchained
Release Date: December 26th 2012

After tackling the Holocaust in his own unique way, Tarantino turns his attention to slavery in a story of revenge. Every aspect of its production so far has been documented proving that Tarantino is still a draw despite constant accusations that his best work is far behind him. The leaked script featured plenty of nudity, rape and violence but I'm sure he'll find a way to get some toe shots in.

1) The Dark Knight Rises
Release Date: July 20th 2012

You know why.