50 Most Anticipated Movies of 2013: Part II

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2013-Logo-585x352Yesterday, we revealed our 50 Most Anticipated Movies of 2013: Part I. But we think you’ll agree that there’s a lot more than just those films to look forward to. Today is Part II, featuring 25 additional titles that 2013 has to offer. Lots of familiar names and variety, from huge blockbusters films to smaller indie films. Stop reading this, and just check ‘em out!

The Monuments Men

The Monuments Men
Directed by: George Clooney (Good Night, and Good Luck., The Ides of March)
Starring: George Clooney, Daniel Craig, Cate Blanchett, Jean Dujardin, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Hugh Bonneville and Bob Balaban
Set in the dying days of World War II, a crew of art historians and museum curators unite in a race against time to recover renown works of art stolen by Nazis before Hitler destroys them
Release Date: Decemner 18, 2013

Bruce Dern and Will Forte in NebraskaNebraska
Directed by: Alexander Payne (About Schmidt, Sideways, The Descendents)
Starring: Bruce Dern, Will Forte and Stacey Keach
An aging, booze-addled father makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million dollar Publisher’s Clearing House sweepstakes prize
Release Date: TBD; Late 2013

Now You See MeNow You See Me
Directed by: Louis Leterrier (The Incredible Hulk)
Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Mélanie Laurent, Common, Isla Fisher, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Dave Franco and Mark Ruffalo
FBI agents track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money
Release Date: June 7, 2013

Tom Cruise in OblivionOblivion
Directed by: Joseph Kosinski (TRON: Legacy)
Starring: Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko and Melissa Leo
One of the few remaining drone repairmen assigned to Earth, its surface devastated after decades of war with the alien Scavs, discovers a crashed spacecraft with contents that bring into question everything he believed about the war, and may even put the fate of mankind in his hands
Release Date: April 19, 2013

Ryan Gosling in Only God ForgivesOnly God Forgives
Directed by: Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive)
Starring: Ryan GoslingKristin Scott Thomas and Tom Burke
An English gangster in Thailand sets out to avenge his murdered brother in a brutal story of rage, betrayal and the possibility of redemption
Release Date: TBD; Spring 2013

Josh Brolin in OldboyOldboy
Directed by: Spike Lee (25th Hour, Inside Man)
Starring: Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Sharlto Copley, Michael Imperioli and Samuel L. Jackson
An innocent man is kidnapped and held captive for fifteen years. Once released, he must find out who has imprisoned him, and why they have let him go
Release Date: October 11, 2013

Christian Bale Out of the FurnaceOut of the Furnace
Directed by: Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart)
Starring: Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Zoe Saldana, Sam Sheperd, Woody Harrelson, Willem Dafoe and Forest Whitaker
The picture centers on two brothers living in the economically-depressed Rust Belt. One is jailed, and the other is lured into one of the most violent crime rings in the Northeast, which comes with irreversible consequences
Release Date: TBD; Fall 2013

Pacific RimPacific Rim
Directed by: Guillermo Del Toro (Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth)
Starring: Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Ron Perlman and Charlie Day
When humanity is besieged by monsters emerging from the ocean, our best response is to build a fleet of giant robots to defeat them
Release Date: July 12, 2013

Pain & GainPain & Gain
Directed by: Michael Bay (Transformers, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Transformers: Dark of the Moon)
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Ed Harris, Ken Jeong, Rob Corddry and Anthony Mackie
A based-on-a-true-story tale about a couple of Floridian bodybuilders who kidnap, rob and leave for dead a wealthy businessman in a get-rich-quick scheme. But their plans take a twist when their victim survives and hires a P.I. to help him exact revenge
Release Date: April 26, 2013

ParklandParkland
Directed by: Peter Landesman (Feature film debute)
Starring: Zac Efron, Billy Bob Thornton, Paul Giamatti, Jacki Weaver and Marcia Gay Harden
A recounting of the chaotic events that occurred at Dallas’ Parkland Hospital on the day JFK was assassinated
Release Date: TBD

The Place Beyond the PinesThe Place Beyond the Pines
Directed by: Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine)
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Bradley CooperDane DeHaan, Emory CohenRay Liotta, Eva Mendes, Rose Byrne, Bruce Greenwood and Ben Mendelsohn
A motorcycle rider commits a crime to support his child. A policeman targets him because of the incident and the two men become locked on a tense collision course which will have a devastating impact on both of their families in the years following
Release Date: March, 29 2013 (limited)

Hugh Jackman in PrisonersPrisoners
Directed by: Denis Villeneuve (Incendies)
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Maria Bello, Terrence Howard, Viola Davis and Melissa Leo
A Boston man kidnaps the person he suspects is behind the disappearance of his young daughter and her best friend
Release Date: September 20, 2013

Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges in RIPDRIPD
Directed by: Robert Schwentke (Red)
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Bacon and Mary-Louise Parker
A recently deceased cop joins a bureau of undead officers to help solve his own murder
Release Date: July 19, 2013

Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Bruhl in RushRush
Directed by: Ron Howard (Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind, Cinderella Man)
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Bruhl, Olivia Wilde and Russell Crowe in a cameo as Richard Burton
A biography of Formula 1 champion driver Niki Lauda and the 1976 crash that almost claimed his life. Mere weeks after the accident, he got behind the wheel to challenge his rival, James Hunt
Release Date: September 20, 2013

Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson in Saving Mr. BanksSaving Mr. Banks
Directed by: John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side)
Starring: Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, Colin Farrell, Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman, Ruth Wilson and Bradley Whitford
The story of how Walt Disney convinced cantankerous author P.L. Travers to let him make a film of “Mary Poppins.”
Release Date: December 20, 2013

Sin City: A Dame to Kill ForSin City: A Dame to Kill For
Directed by: Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez (Sin City)
Starring: Clive Owen, Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Michael Madsen, Rosario Dawson, Jamie King, Dennis Haysbert and Jamie Chung
A return visit to Frank Miller‘s stylized noir city, for a story likely to focus on the returning Dwight and femme fatale Ava.
Release Date: October 4, 2013

Chris Pine and Benedict Cumberbatch in Star Trek Into the DarknessStar Trek Into Darkness
Directed by: J.J. Abrams (Star Trek, Super 8)
Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Benedict Cumberbatch, Karl Urban and Simon Pegg
The Federation must defend itself from the terrorist actions of a megalomaniac operating from within
Release Date: May 17, 2013

This Is the EndThis Is the End
Directed by: Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen (Directing debut)
Starring: Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, James Franco, Craig Robinson, Danny McBride, Jonah Hill, Emma Watson, Paul Rudd, Jason Segel and Michael Cera
Release Date: June 14, 2013

James McAvoy in TranceTrance
Directed by: Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours)
Starring: James McAvoy, Vincent Cassel and Rosario Dawson
An art auctioneer who has become mixed up with a group of criminals partners with a hypnotherapist in order to recover a lost painting.
Release Date: TBD; Spring 2013

Twelve Years a SlaveTwelve Years a Slave
Directed by: Steve McQueen (Shame)
Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Kenneth Williams, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, Alfre Woodard, Scoot McNairy, Sarah Paulson and “Beasts Of The Southern Wild” stars Dwight Henry and Quvenzhané Wallis
A man living in New York during the mid-1800s is kidnapped and sold into slavery in the deep South
Release Date: TBD; Spring/Fall 2013

Christian Bale in AbscamUntitled David O. Russell/Abscam Project
Directed by: David O. Russell (The Fighter, Silver Linings Playbook)
Starring: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Bradley Cooper
When a cocky con man is caught by a less-than-competent FBI mastermind agent, he agrees to become an informant and help with several other white collar busts
Release Date: TBD; Late 2013

Channing Tatum in White House DownWhite House Down
Directed by: Roland Emmerich (Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow)
Starring: Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Richard Jenkins, James Woods and Jason Clarke
A Secret Service agent is tasked with saving the life of the U.S. President after the White House is overtaken by a paramilitary group.
Release Date: June 28, 2012

Brad Pitt in World War ZWorld War Z
Directed by: Marc Forster (Finding Neverland, Quantum of Solace, Machine Fun Preacher)
Starring: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Matthew Fox, James Badge Dale and David Morse
A worldwide zombie epidemic spreads throughout, threatening a journalist in an attempt to reveal the truth.
Release Date: June 21, 2013

The World's EndThe World’s End
Directed by: Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz)
Starring: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Eddie Marsan, Rosamund Pike and Paddy Considine
Five friends who reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub crawl from 20 years earlier unwittingly become humankind’s only hope for survival
Release Date: October 25, 2013

Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wold of Wall StreetThe Wolf of Wall Street
Directed by: Martin Scorsese (Goodfellas, The Departed)
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey, Jonah Hill, Jon Favreau, Kyle Chandler, Jean Dujardin, Margot Robbie, with Rob Reiner and Spike Jonze
A New York stockbroker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, the corporate banking world and mob infiltration.
Release Date: TBD; Fall 2013

Hugh Jackman in The WolverineThe Wolverine
Directed by: James Mangold (Cop Land, Walk the Line, 3:10 to Yuma)
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee, Tao Okamoto, Hiroyuki Sanada and Famke Janssen
Despondent mutant Wolverine retraces his past in modern day Japan, crossing paths with feuding gangs
Release Date: July 26, 2013

 

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