Things I'm Looking Forward to In 2013

A new year, and new stuff to look forward to. Here's some stuff I'm looking forward to watching, listening to, and reading in the new year:


A Good Day To Die Hard: John McClane will soon have a movie for EVERY holiday - yippie kiyay! Though, in the interest of full disclosure, I will likely get drunk before I see the film.

Saving Lincoln: Based on a book by Bill O'Reilly and starring Tom Hanks? Ok I'm kind of curious about this one.

Oz: The Great And Powerful: The trailers look AMAZING. Seriously.

Star Trek Into Darkness: Ditto for this.

Man Of Steel : I'm not even a huge Superman fan but this looks fantastic. Fingers crossed. And mmm... Henry Cavill.

I'm mildly interested in the following:

G.I. Joe: Retaliation: the first movie was entertaining, I'll give this a whirl. Also possibly while drunk.

jOBS: Ashton actually DOES look like young Steve Jobs. I think it will suck though.

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone potential for epic hilarity or epic suck, hard to say but the costumes are fabulous.

The Evil Dead: I'm not even sure I can handle this. The trailers are terrifying.

The Great Gatsby: Ditto. Kidding. It looks Baz-tastic.

Fast & The Furious 6: Can you even believe there are SIX of these? This time around Gina Carrano joins the Rock. I'll watch that. LOVED her in Haywire.

World War Z: Brad Pitt. Zombies. Epic delays in production.

Kick-Ass 2: MOAR HIT GIRL.

Monster University: Pixar. Love.

Carrie: MOAR HIT GIRL. Actually this looks like it might be a pretty great adaptation of a pretty fun novel.

Ender's Game: LOVE this book. Can't wait to see how they film it.

Thor: Dark Worlds: I was surprised as anyone by how good the first Thor film was. Cautiously optimistic here.

Hunger Games: Catching Fire: Love this book, thought the first film was solid.

Anchorman: The Legend Continues: Ron Burgundy. Enough said.

47 Ronin: Samurai with Keanu Reeves. I'm intrigued.


TOOL is planning to release a new album. TOOL. Seriously y'all. TOOL. Wonder if they'll finally go digital and release to iTunes? NEW TOOL. I can't even believe it.

Arcade Fire is planning a new album. No details yet but whatever. I'll preorder it now.

U2 have actually ditched their longtime producers Steve Lillywhite, Daniel Lanois, and Brian Eno for their new album and they're instead working with... Danger Mouse. And I can't quite wrap my head around that so I'm intrigued.

I'm mildly interested to hear new tunes from Lady Gaga, Janet Jackson, Dido, Eminem, How To Destroy Angels, Pearl Jam, David Bowie, and The Strokes.


The Affair by Colette Freedman: It's about a marital love triangle and cheating and is from all three points of view. I read an advanced copy. It's pretty interesting. Get it.

Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris: Ok, the last few Sookie Stackhouse books have sucked. I mean really, really sucked. But this is the LAST EVER Sookie book. So I'm in.

The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier: I've loved some of her other books. This one's about the Underground Railroad. It's not something I read about often so I'm planning to give this one a try.

The Storyeller by Jodi Picoult: Read this blurb and tell me you're not in "The Storyteller is about a beloved older citizen who confesses to a woman he has befriended that he used to be a Nazi SS Guard. He asks the woman to kill him because he says he deserves to die. Of course, in typical Picoult-fashion, the request is complicated by the fact that the woman's grandmother is a Holocaust survivor."

A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson: Ok, I'm like six books behind and haven't read in years but this is the LAST EVER BOOK. The series started in what, 1990? And Robert's been gone for a few years now. I'm just impressed that this thing got finished.

Blood & Beauty by Sarah Dunant: Great writer, historical fiction about the Borgias. Check it out if you're a fan of the TV series.

The Serpent And The Pearl: Another Borgia themed novel by one of my favorite authors. It focuses on Giulia Farnese, a pretty fascinating woman.

The Summer Queen by Elizabeth Chadwick: One of my fave authors writing about one of my fave women - Eleanor of Aquitaine. Pre-ordered.

Other authors: Chloe Neill, Kim Harrison, Steven King to name a few.

What did I miss? What are YOU looking forward to in 2013?

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