Saturday, March 2, 2013

Movies I'm Looking Forward to in 2013

Today, I will take you on a journey to the future!  I'm presenting my list of the movies that I am officially and looking forward to watching in 2013.

The new version of The Evil Dead:

The Hangover Part 3

What I am looking forward to most in 2013 is the film adaptation of the novel Ender's Game, a fantastically well written story of a young boy torn from his parents and pitted against the most badass future military officers in the world in a school that is part West Point and part Spartan training arena.  Sadly, there is not an official trailer or website for the Ender's Game move out yet.  Below is a still from a blog that is tracking the production of the movie:

Look, the official poster:

Below is a fan made trailer for the film:

According to NPR, the novel Ender's Game ranks #3 on their top 100 Sci-Fi books of all time just behind The Lord of the Rings and The Hitchihker's Guide to the Galaxy.  Here is the link to the full article.  Below is their list of the top 100 with lines through those books I have already read:

1. The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, by J.R.R. Tolkien
2. The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, by Douglas Adams
3. Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card
4. The Dune Chronicles, by Frank Herbert
5. A Song Of Ice And Fire Series, by George R. R. Martin
6. 1984, by George Orwell
7. Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
8. The Foundation Trilogy, by Isaac Asimov
I read one of these books.
9. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
I started it but didn't finish.
10. American Gods, by Neil Gaiman
11. The Princess Bride, by William Goldman
12. The Wheel Of Time Series, by Robert Jordan
13. Animal Farm, by George Orwell
14. Neuromancer, by William Gibson
15. Watchmen, by Alan Moore
16. I, Robot, by Isaac Asimov
17. Stranger In A Strange Land, by Robert Heinlein
18. The Kingkiller Chronicles, by Patrick Rothfuss
19. Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut
20. Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley
I started reading this but didn't finish.
21. Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?, by Philip K. Dick
22. The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood
23. The Dark Tower Series, by Stephen King
24. 2001: A Space Odyssey, by Arthur C. Clarke
25. The Stand, by Stephen King
26. Snow Crash, by Neal Stephenson
I love Snow Crash and am surprised that it is not ranked higher on this list.
27. The Martian Chronicles, by Ray Bradbury
28. Cat's Cradle, by Kurt Vonnegut
29. The Sandman Series, by Neil Gaiman
30. A Clockwork Orange, by Anthony Burgess
31. Starship Troopers, by Robert Heinlein
32. Watership Down, by Richard Adams
33. Dragonflight, by Anne McCaffrey
34. The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress, by Robert Heinlein
35. A Canticle For Leibowitz, by Walter M. Miller
36. The Time Machine, by H.G. Wells
37. 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, by Jules Verne
38. Flowers For Algernon, by Daniel Keys
39. The War Of The Worlds, by H.G. Wells
40. The Chronicles Of Amber, by Roger Zelazny
41. The Belgariad, by David Eddings
42. The Mists Of Avalon, by Marion Zimmer Bradley
43. The Mistborn Series, by Brandon Sanderson
44. Ringworld, by Larry Niven
45. The Left Hand Of Darkness, by Ursula K. LeGuin
46. The Silmarillion, by J.R.R. Tolkien
47. The Once And Future King, by T.H. White
I started reading this but did not finish.
48. Neverwhere, by Neil Gaiman
49. Childhood's End, by Arthur C. Clarke
50. Contact, by Carl Sagan
51. The Hyperion Cantos, by Dan Simmons
52. Stardust, by Neil Gaiman
53. Cryptonomicon, by Neal Stephenson
54. World War Z, by Max Brooks
55. The Last Unicorn, by Peter S. Beagle
56. The Forever War, by Joe Haldeman
57. Small Gods, by Terry Pratchett
58. The Chronicles Of Thomas Covenant, The Unbeliever, by Stephen R. Donaldson
59. The Vorkosigan Saga, by Lois McMaster Bujold
60. Going Postal, by Terry Pratchett
61. The Mote In God's Eye, by Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle
62. The Sword Of Truth, by Terry Goodkind
63. The Road, by Cormac McCarthy
I found the lack of proper punctuation in The Road to be distracting.
64. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, by Susanna Clarke
65. I Am Legend, by Richard Matheson
66. The Riftwar Saga, by Raymond E. Feist
I played the computer game when I was much younger.
67. The Shannara Trilogy, by Terry Brooks
68. The Conan The Barbarian Series, by R.E. Howard
69. The Farseer Trilogy, by Robin Hobb
70. The Time Traveler's Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger
71. The Way Of Kings, by Brandon Sanderson
72. A Journey To The Center Of The Earth, by Jules Verne
73. The Legend Of Drizzt Series, by R.A. Salvatore
74. Old Man's War, by John Scalzi
75. The Diamond Age, by Neil Stephenson
I started reading this.
76. Rendezvous With Rama, by Arthur C. Clarke
77. The Kushiel's Legacy Series, by Jacqueline Carey
78. The Dispossessed, by Ursula K. LeGuin
79. Something Wicked This Way Comes, by Ray Bradbury
80. Wicked, by Gregory Maguire
81. The Malazan Book Of The Fallen Series, by Steven Erikson
82. The Eyre Affair, by Jasper Fforde
83. The Culture Series, by Iain M. Banks
84. The Crystal Cave, by Mary Stewart
85. Anathem, by Neal Stephenson
86. The Codex Alera Series, by Jim Butcher
87. The Book Of The New Sun, by Gene Wolfe
88. The Thrawn Trilogy, by Timothy Zahn
89. The Outlander Series, by Diana Gabaldan
90. The Elric Saga, by Michael Moorcock
91. The Illustrated Man, by Ray Bradbury
92. Sunshine, by Robin McKinley
93. A Fire Upon The Deep, by Vernor Vinge
94. The Caves Of Steel, by Isaac Asimov
95. The Mars Trilogy, by Kim Stanley Robinson
96. Lucifer's Hammer, by Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle
97. Doomsday Book, by Connie Willis
98. Perdido Street Station, by China Mieville
99. The Xanth Series, by Piers Anthony
100. The Space Trilogy, by C.S. Lewis


  1. That's a pretty impressive list. Are you planning to read all 100? I need to read 1984 and the classics along those lines. I can't wait for Anchorman 2. I had no idea there was going to be a Hangover 3. I'm hoping there will be new jokes this time.

    1. I'm going to give it a shot. Currently, I'm reading American Gods. The first chapter caused me to cock my head to the side and stare blankly the way a dog does when trying to understand human language. Now that I'm on the fifth chapter I think I have a better sense as to what is going on.

  2. Great list man, there's so many new films coming out this year and they're all going to be awesome.

  3. the new modern evil dead looks twisted so I kind have to check that out. They're still draining the Hangover for all it's worth eh? sad.

  4. I've heard so much about Ender's Game. Really need to go out a get a copy of it.

    1. You really do. I still enjoy the book.

  5. I'm excited for all of these, even Hangover 3, but only because I've heard they're going to do something different this time. I have faith that they can do something different and funny instead of rehashing the same gag. Same goes for Anchorman 2.

    1. I hope you're right. Comedy film history gives me some hope, e.g. Austin Powers 2 was far too similar to the original but part three had some new gags.

  6. my life will only be complete once i finally see Ken Park and the man who voices Patrick from Spongebob in it...

  7. We can't wait to see Anchorman 2! We have missed Brick! :-) And we didn't even know that there was going to be a Hangover 3. That's going to be craziness!

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings