Here’s Part 1, #25-20, Part 2, #19-14, and Part 3, #13-8 if you missed them.
Part 4 of 5: “Threequels, Sequels, and One Lost in Space”

7) EVIL DEAD (April 5th)

There have been too many god-awful horror remakes in recent memory to count, but for some reason, I’ve had a great feeling about this one since the beginning. Sam Raimi’s blessing, director Federico Alvarez’s promise of 100% practical effects, and the pretty effective trailers have a lot to do with why, and hearing the great buzz it’s getting at SXSW this week only confirms my suspicions. This looks to be a super gory good time!

6) ANCHORMAN: The Legend Continues (Dec. 20th)

Yeah, no way this long-awaited sequel wouldn’t make my list. The Channel 4 news team is re-assembling, along with new additions Kristen Wiig, John C. Reilly, and Harrison Ford, and they’re forced to deal with diversity (and I don’t mean an old, wooden sailing ship). Whether you’re a fan of Will Ferrell or not, you’re in the lame minority if you don’t think ANCHORMAN is one of the funniest, most quotable comedies of the last couple decades. “Don’t act like you’re not impressed.”



Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke, and Julie Delpy are back to tell another chapter in the romantic saga of Jesse and Celine. Nearly two decades after their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna, we find the couple at another crossroads, this time on a vacation in Greece. I adore the first two no-budget films of this series—1995’s BEFORE SUNRISE and 2004’s BEFORE SUNSET—and another 9 years later, I’m ready to see what I’ve missed, and what the future holds for the verbose, but guarded couple.

4) THE WORLD’S END (Oct. 25th)


Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost, the trio behind one of my favorite television series, Spaced, reteam for the third installment of their “Blood and Ice Cream” trilogy. SHAUN OF THE DEAD and HOT FUZZ are two of my absolute favorite comedies, so I have no doubt this film, about five friends who reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub crawl from twenty years earlier and unwittingly become mankind’s only hope for survival, will keep to the tradition of its predecessors’ biting, hilarious satire.

3) GRAVITY (Oct. 4th)


This was on my Most Anticipated of 2012 list, and a year later, I don’t know any more than I did then. No official images have released yet; for all I know it’ll be delayed another year. The reason it makes the list is because it’s director Alfonso Cauron (CHILDREN OF MEN) doing a hard sci-fi film, which includes a 20 minute-long opening shot, about astronauts (George Clooney, Sandra Bullock) attempting to return to earth after debris crashes into their spacecraft, leaving them drifting alone in space. Yep. Count me in.


After the crew of the Enterprise finds an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction (Sherlock’s Benedict Cumberbatch). JJ Abrams reinvigorated a legitimately dying brand (one that I dearly love) with 2009’s flawed, but incredibly entertaining, and much needed franchise reboot, STAR TREK, and I’m eager to say the dark places he takes this horribly titled, but great-looking followup.

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