It's been a slightly underwhelming year of cinema so far in 2013; sure, we've had some little gems edge out of the woodwork, but the year's summer blockbusters on the whole were merely decent-to-good rather than great, leaving us looking ahead to the slate for the remainder of 2013. There are still 4 months to go in 2013, and the latter four tend to be the most intense and prolific of the lot, as the cold weather and early nights draw in, and folks find themselves running to the refuge of the cinema rather than playing frisbee in the park. Whether it's the impending awards season or the allure of a good 'ol fashioned genre flick, there's plenty enticing to keep us busy for the rest of the year, and hopefully, these 10 films in particular will deliver on their enormous promise. Here are 10 potentially awesome movies still to come in 2013 (and if you're wondering why Rush isn't on here, it's because I've seen it, and I'm not allowed to talk about it yet)...
10. Runner, Runner (Sept 27 UK, Oct 4 US)
It's surprising to me that Runner, Runner hasn't been picking up more buzz on the awards circuit, given that it stars Ben Affleck, and has all the makings of a smart, slick stylish thriller - what's not to like? Brad Furman's (The Lincoln Lawyer) film revolves around Richie Furst (Justin Timberlake), a student who gets cheated out of his student loan while playing online poker, and when he goes to confront the site's owner, Ivan Block (Affleck), he ends up being flipped and starts working for him. FBI Agent Zbysko (Anthony Mackie), however, is hot on their trail. The Buzz: The movie has yet to screen for most quarters of the press, but the promotional materials to date suggest a sexy, entertaining romp. Still, if the movie isn't being positioned for an awards haul, it might simply be that the movie - which runs at a lean 91 minutes - might be more lightweight than we were expecting, but that doesn't mean it won't be a great movie; just not one tipped for Oscars.
Frequently sleep-deprived film addict and video game obsessive who spends more time than is healthy in darkened London screening rooms. Follow his twitter on @ShaunMunroFilm or e-mail him at shaneo632 [at] gmail.com.