8. 30 MINUTES OR LESS
Director: Ruben Fleischer
Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Aziz Ansari, Danny McBride, Nick Swardson, Michael Peña
Release Date: August 12
Why we’re excited: When a filmmaker’s first movie is as enjoyably creative as 2009’s horror-comedy Zombieland, it’s easy to award he or she carte blanche with their second project. This is the case with Ruben Fleischer’s 30 Minutes Or Less, an action-comedy about a pizza delivery guy (Jesse Eisenberg) who must rob a bank within nine hours after two deadbeat criminals (Danny McBride and Nick Swardson) strap a bomb to his chest.
Plot wise, 30 Minutes Or Less certainly has originality on its side. And once you take the movie’s Complex-approved cast (which also includes Parks And Recreation funnyman Aziz Ansari as Eisenberg’s friend/accomplice) into consideration, Fleischer’s Zombieland follow-up has our undivided attention. OK, so our attention is technically portioned in 24 other ways, but you get the point.