Kevin’s 12 Most Anticipated Movies of 2012

(In no particular order)

1. Moonrise Kingdom

Director: Wes Anderson
Release Date: May 25th
Cast: Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Bruce Willis, Frances McDormand

Two young lovers (Kara Hayward and Jared Gilman) run off, which causes a local search party to find them.

Click here for our post on the trailer release



2. Only God Forgives

Dir: Nicolas Winding Refn
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Kristin Scott Thomas

Gosling’s character runs a Thai boxing club in Bangkok which is a front for a drug smuggling operation. On the run from the British police, he feels his life is lacking something.

3. Stoker

Dir: Chan-wook Park
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska

A teenage girl mourning the death of her father deals with an uncle who mysteriously shows up to meet the family.



4. The Place Beyond the Pines

Dir: Derek Cianfrance
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Rose Byrne

A motorcycle stunt driver (Gosling) considers commiting a crime in order to take care of his family.



5. The Master

Dir: Paul Thomas Anderson
Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Joaquin Phoenix

The relationship between “The Master” (Hoffman) whose faith-based organization (not Scientology) begins to catch on in America, and a young drifter (Phoenix) who becomes his right-hand man.



6. Night Moves

Dir: Kelly Reichardt
Cast: Paul Dano, Peter Sarsgaard

Three environmental activists plan to blow up a dam.



7. Django Unchained

Dir: Quentin Tarantino
Release Date: December 25th
Cast: Jamie Foxx, Leonardo Dicaprio, Kerry Washington

A slave-turned-bounty hunter (Foxx) sets out to save his wife (Washington) from a brutal plantation owner. Perfect for Christmas!




8. Inside Llewyn Davis

Dir: Joel & Ethan Coen
Cast: Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman

A singer-songwriter navigates New York’s folk scene during the 60’s. Based on the life of musician Dave van Ronk.


9. Holly Motors

Dir: Leos Carax
Cast: Eva Mendes, Kylie Minogue, Michel Piccoli

A character travels between different lives including that of a murderer, beggar, CEO, monstrous creature and father of a family.


10. Dogfight

Dir: Jay Roach
Cast: Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, Jason Sudeikis

Two rival South Carolina politicians (Ferrell and Galifianakis) with presidential aspirations tangle with one another.


11. Prometheus

Dir: Ridley Scott
Release Date: June 8th
Cast: Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba

A team of explorers on a journey to the darkests corners of the universe must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.




12. The Dark Knight Rises

Dir: Christopher Nolan
Release Date: July 20th
Cast: Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

It’s Batman and it’s Christopher Nolan. What more do you need to know? Also, they blow up Heinz Field.

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