Forthcoming Movies I Cant Wait To See

August 8, 2014


A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.


I like any movie where a chick kicks ass and this one seems to be just Scarlett on her own acting out her revenge and in the process becoming super intelligent and powerful. Right up my street! Out on 22nd August.

Book of Life

Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart, embarks on an adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears.


Delightfully colourful animation with a story that is unusual and Halloween is the only holiday that I like so it’s really top of my list!

Wish I Was Here

Aidan Bloom is a 35-year-old man who finds himself at major crossroads, which forces him to examine his life, his career, and his family.

wish i was here poster

I like Zach Braff and I liked Garden State a lot for a long time and I liked the trailer, so, it’s happening. Out in September.

Guardians of the Galaxy

In the far reaches of space, an American pilot named Peter Quill finds himself the object of a manhunt after stealing an orb coveted by the villainous Ronan.


It’s unusual and I’m a comic book fan so I’m keen to watch it although I’m not too sure they got the raccoon’s voice right…

Kingsman: The Secret Service

A veteran secret agent takes a young upstart under his wing.


James Cook from Skins plays a jack-the-lad who becomes a secret service agent. I’m pretty into Jack O’Connell types and Colin Firth and I liked the trailer so it’s on the list. Out in October.

Magic in the Moonlight

A romantic comedy about an Englishman brought in to help unmask a possible swindle. Personal and professional complications ensue.


I am a big Emma Stone fan (she fills in where Amanda Bynes left a gaping hole) and this movie looks to be a light hearted caper and possible romance story filled with eccentrics which is right up my street. Quite an age gap between Emma Stone and Colin Firth but he’s still quite the fox so I’m not complaining. And have you seen him in A Single Man? Such a wonderful film! Out in September.



I read the book right when I was fantasising about going on my own epic trek just to get a clear head. It was a confusing time in my life. This is like the women’s version of Into The Wild. Cheryl Strayed lost her mother and left her husband and walked the entire Pacific Coast Trail with an enormous backpack in the 80s. The story is wonderful and I’m hoping the movie will be enjoyable too. Cheryl is played by Reese Witherspoon. Out in December.


A woman stuck in permanent adolescence lies to her fiancé about going on a retreat and spends the time hanging out with friends instead.


As a mid-30’s woman who refuses to grow up, these kinds of movies always attract me. Out in October.


A chronicle of the life of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who was taken prisoner by Japanese forces during World War II.


Ok, so you remember James Cook in Skins? Well, that cutey is the guy who plays the lead character in this film directed by Angelina Jolie. Just watching the trailer made me immediately think this movie is Oscar worthy and he Oscar nomination worthy and I will be absolutely astounded if both get passed over for the Academy Awards. Jack O’Connell is shaping up to be an incredible actor (just watch the trailer for Starred Up). Out on Christmas day I believe.

A Letter To Momo

Clinging to an unfinished letter written by her recently deceased father, young Momo moves with her mother from bustling Tokyo to the remote Japanese island of Shio. Upon their arrival, she begins to explore her new habitat, meeting local children and learning their routines and customs. However, it’s not long before several bizarre occurrences crop up around the previously tranquil island. Orchards are found ransacked, prized trinkets start disappearing and, worst of all, each morning after her mother leaves for work, Momo hears strange mumblings coming from the attic of their home. Annoyed by these creepy goings-on and her mother’s refusal to believe them, Momo embarks on a strange and supernatural adventure to discover the source of the mischief, which leads her to a trio of troublesome imps: the flatulent lizard Kawa, the childlike Mame and their hulking ogre leader Iwa. Momo also learns that her visit to the island is in some way connected to her father’s mysterious letter.


I absolutely adore Japanese anime cinema, I am a huge Studio Ghibli / Hayao Miyazaki fan (My Neighbour Totoro, Whisper of the Heart and Porco Rosso being my faves!) so when I came across this recently I was intrigued. At first I was kinda put off by these weird looking creatures but the trailer totally endeared me and I can’t wait to see this! Watch here.

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  • Jodie Santer August 9, 2014 at 11:31 pm

    I want to see so many of these films! I’m looking forward to Magic in the Moonlight – Colin Firth and Woody Allen, what’s not to love?!
    Jodie x

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