Get the popcorn on standby as we check out 23 of this year's must see new movies with a gallery of pics for the flicks sure to have you hot footing it down to your local multiplex. Which one are you desperate to see?
Django Unchained January 18
Who’s in it? Jamie Foxx, Leonardo Di Caprio, Christoph Waltz and Samuel L. Jackson.
What’s it about? In Quentin Tarantino’s spaghetti western Foxx plays a slave turned bounty hunter out to rescue his woman and get revenge against Di Caprio’s evil plantation owner. Expect wise-cracking dialogue and lashings of ultra violence.
Zero Dark Thirty January 25
Who's in it? Jessica Chastain, Kyle Chandler, James Gandolfini.
What's it about? The makers of The Hurt Locker weave a pulsating thriller from the real-life decade long hunt for Osama Bin Laden. Jessica Chastain plays the CIA operative whose dogged persistence created a window of opportunity for Navy Seal Team 6.
A Good Day to Die Hard February 14
Who’s in it? Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney and Sebastian Koch.
What’s it about? John McClane’s back to open his fifth can of whoop-ass after traveling to see his son in Moscow and discovering he’s actually a CIA agent out to stop a nuclear weapons heist. Yippee-Ki-yay!
The Look of Love March
Who's in it? Steve Coogan, Stephen Fry, Anna Friel and Imoge Poots.
What's it about? The true-life tale of porn baron turned property millionaire Paul Raymond who started out with a nightclub magic act! Set amidst the saucy underworld of London's Soho we're looking forward to this one!
Cuban Fury March 22
Who's in it? Nick Frost, Chris O'Dowd and Rashida Jones
What's it about? Frost does a Strictly and plays a bloke with "fire in his heels and snakes in his hips" who takes to the dance floor to win the girl of his dreams.
The Place Beyond the Pines April 12
Who's in it? Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes and Rose Byrne.
What's it about? Gosling plays a motorbike stunt rider who quits his carnival job riding the wall of death to return to a life of crime pulling heists to support his family. But he's soon on a collision course with ambitious cop Bradley Cooper.
Evil Dead April 12
Who’s in it? A cast of unknowns ready to suffer for your enjoyment!
What’s it about? This Sam Raimi produced reboot of the classic cabin in the woods horror promises to be “the most terrifying film you will ever experience” so we say, bring it on!
Iron Man 3 April 26
Who’s in it? Robert Downey Jr, Ben Kingsley, Guy Pearce
What’s it about? The canned crusader has got a new suit and two new villains to battle in the form of Kingsley’s Mandarin and Pearce as Dr. Killian - a crazed geneticist developing a military tool allowing nanotechnology to bond with human flesh. It’s going to be brutal!
Star Trek Into Darkness May 17
Who’s in it? Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban and Benedict Cumberbatch.
What’s it about? With his fleet under attack Captain Kirk leads the Enterprise on a manhunt to a war-zone to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction. JJ Abrams won’t disappoint so see it in IMAX!
The Hangover Part 3 May 24
Who’s in it? Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms and Justin Bartha.
What’s it about? The Wolf Pack are back on the prowl and with shooting taking place in Los Angeles and Tijuana, New Mexico looks like we’re in for a road trip. With more Mr Chow and a rumoured cameo from Cheryl Cole we can’t wait!
Only God Forgives May tbc
Who's in it? Ryan Gosling, Kristin Scott Thomas
What's it about? Gosling is reunited with Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn for a dark drama played out on the mean streets of Bangkok. The Drve star trained in Muay Thai fighting to play an underworld boss who runs a Thai boxing club as a front for his family's drug smuggling operation. But when his brother is killed his mafia mom (Scott Thomas) forces him to execute a violent revenge.
Man of Steel June 14
Who’s in it? Henry Cavill, Russell Crowe, Amy Adams and Boardwalk Empire’s Michael Shannon as baddie Zod.
What’s it about? Watchmen director Zach Snyder’s DC Comics reboot sees Cavill (who lost out to Craig to play 007) don the spandex as the kid from Krypton on hand to save the world. Go Supe!
World War Z Jun 21
Who’s in it? Brad Pitt and Matthew Fox from Lost.
What’s it about? Max Brooks cult horror read World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War follows globe-trotting UN worker Pitt in his search for clues to stop the undead apocalypse in the biggest budget zombie flick ever made!
Kick Ass 2 June 28
Who’s in it? Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz, Nicolas Cage, Jim Carrey and Christopher Mintz-Plasse.
What’s it about? Kick Ass gets righteous and Hit Girl comes out of retirement joined by Carrey’s Colonel Stars and Stripes to face off with Red Mist who’s now very angry about his dead Dad and reborn as The Mother F*****. Phew! It's gonna be balls to the wall!
Pacific Rim July 12
Who’s in it? Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman and Rinko Kikuchi.
What’s it about? In Guillermo Del Toro’s monsters vs robots popcorn cruncher Earth is under alien attack… So humans are deployed to battle the giant Kaiju beasts in massive bots called Jaegers controlled by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. Mental!
The Wolverine July 26
Who’s in it? Hugh Jackman and Tae Kwon Do Grandmaster Will Yun Lee.
What’s it about? The Marvel hero with the adamantium claws goes to Japan in Christopher ‘The Usual Suspects’ McQuarrie’s tale that sees Logan’s blades clash with samurai steel when old wolfie confronts a mysterious figure from his past…
Elysium August 9
Who’s in it? Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley and Wagner Moura.
What’s it about? The makers of District 9 set their latest flick in the year 2159 where the rich live in luxury on the space station Elysium while the rest must suffer on a ruined Earth. Damon takes on a mission to bring equality for mankind.
Alan Partridge: The Movie August 16
Who’s in it? Steve Coogan
What’s it about? It’s been a long time coming but following the success of Mid-Morning matters writer Armando Iannucci and the director of Little Britain have finally started shooting with Alan facing new challenges at North Norfolk Digital. Altogether now: A-ha!
The Tomb September 27
Who’s in it? Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Vinnie Jones and 50 Cent.
What’s it about? The Prison Break-style plot sees Sly wrongly banged up in a Super Max facility he designed himself. Handy! Joining forces with Arnie’s hardened crim he’s looking for revenge so heads are gonna roll!
Ender's Game October 25
Who's in it? Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield from Hugo, Ben Kingsley, Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) and Abigail Breslin.
What's it about? Seventy years after a catastrophic alien war, a gifted child is sent to a space station military school to prepare for the next invasion. From X-Men Origins: Wolverine director Gavin Hood.
The World’s End October 25
Who’s in it? Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman and Rosamund Pike.
What’s it about? Following Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz the climax of director Edgar Wright’s Blood and Ice Cream trilogy sees the chaps on an epic pub crawl and unwittingly becoming mankind’s only hope for survival against an impending apocalypse. Sounds like a fun night on the lash!
Thor: The Dark World November 9
Who’s in it? Chris Hemsworth, Christopher Eccleston, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston and Idris Elba.
What’s it about? Marvel’s Mighty Avenger is back with his hammer to protect Earth and the Nine Realms from an ancient race of Dark Elves led by the vengeful Malkeith. Bring it on!
Anchorman 2 December 20
Who's in it? Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner and Christina Applegate.
What's it about? The long overdue sequel continues the legend of Ron Burgundy as the Channel 9 news team face up to the digital new media age and the 24 hour news cycle. With silly songs promised too, we're celebrating with three fingers of Glenlivet!
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