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Ticket For One Please...

Usually I'm most excited around January/February time for films as there is the excitement of all the big Oscar contenders being released and it’s the best time to go to the cinema. At the moment however, the same kind of excitement is building up as there seems to be an inordinate amount of exciting films coming out in the coming months. 

Here are some trailers of the films I’m most excited about seeing...

Jane Eyre

This is the first film I shall be rushing along to see. Jane Eyre is one of my favourite books and is very precious to me. The casting of Michael Fassbender as Mr Rochester is thrilling and I think Mia Wasikowska will be a wonderful Jane. Can’t wait to enjoy the repressed romance of it all.

Very, very excited.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

I am sucker for an exciting trailer and this to me is an amazing trailer – the music is just brillian, it’s all very intriguing. An amazing cast is also a bonus – so many individual actors to get excited about here. This will be the film of the Autumn.

The Ides of March

I am a massive fan of Ryan Gosling – sure he’s very good looking, but I also think he’s an amazing actor (see ‘The Believer’) and I think he’s got the potential to be one of the best actors of his generation. This film looks like a brilliant thriller, great cast – it has everything going for it.

The Rum Diary

Is Johnny Depp ageing? Because it really doesn’t seem he is. This looks like it could be rather enjoyable and how beautiful is Amber Heard?!

Bruce Robinson of ‘Withnail and I’ fame is behind it so that’s reason enough to go check it out.

Like Crazy

Always a sucker for a bit of romance and this looks rather lovely. I also love the two leads – Felicity Jones and Anton Yelchin. It looks like a heartbreaker.

A Dangerous Method

The fact that this film stars Michael Fassbender, Vincent Cassel and Viggo Mortensen is frankly enough to sell it to me, but it also looks rather interesting – if rather naughty. I don’t think I’ll be taking my mother to see this (she does love Viggo though, so I can see her asking me to take her to see it. Awkward...).

One thing that might grate – Keira Knightley’s accent. I do like her though – it took me a while to get there, but since ‘Atonement’, I love her.


Michael Fassbender’s at it again, starring in another randy film about a man obsessed with sex. Fassbender just won the best actor prize at the Venice Film Festival for his role in this, and it’s directed by the award-winning director, Steve McQueen who directed Fassbender in the very amazing Hunger.

Also features the talented and lovely Carey Mulligan.

No trailer yet but here’s a clip from the film.

The Descendants

I’m not entirely sure how sold I am on this trailer but I do love George Clooney and you don’t often see him in a role like this, playing the bumbling, hapless father so I’m interested to see how he gets on with it.


I love Kirsten Dunst and I’m thrilled to see her getting such plaudits for this film – she deserves to be a big star, in really brilliant movies. Again, some brilliant casting here – I love Kiefer Sutherland always, Charlotte Gainsbourg is one of my favourites and I shall be swooning over the very handsome Alexander SkarsgĂ„rd.

We Need To Talk About Kevin

I really can’t emphasis enough just how excited I am about this film. I can’t wait to see it, yet I dread it in a way, such was the effect the book had on me. The casting of Tilda Swinton seems to be to be spot on and I look forward to being thoroughly disturbed by this. (If you haven’t read the book already, I recommend you do. Amazing.)


Another film that won’t be offering much in the way of laughs is Paddy Considine’s directorial debut Tyrannosaur. It boasts an incredibly talented cast – Peter Mullan in particular is just one of the most talented actors/directors going (see ‘My Name is Joe’) and while this film will most likely depress the hell out of me, I think it’s a must-see.


More Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan – no bad thing. Again, another strong cast and this looks rather stylish and exciting – one I think I can take mum to see (she loves a good thriller - if it’s violent, even better).


Another exciting looking trailer, featuring Michael Fassbender yet again – seriously, when does this man sleep? Has he just been working non-stop? Ewan McGregor also stars – he too seems to have quite a few films coming out. Impressive cast and again, it looks dynamic and stylish.


This is the film that has me torn. On one hand, I love Joseph Gordon-Levitt, I think he’s a great actor and very appealing (and also very very cute), and it looks like this film deals with the subject matter well. On the other hand, I’ve watched one of my best friends go through (and most importantly survive) cancer treatment and just watching this trailer brings back some pretty upsetting memories of that time. I don’t think I could make it through this film. I do admire the humour they bring to this topic – while cancer treatment is no joke, there were some hilarious moments and we tried to see the funny side of things, so I appreciate that approach.

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