Drum roll please… previewing 2013’s hottest movies

Drum roll please… previewing 2013’s hottest movies

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Round up the usual suspects for the Golden Globes. Most of the same movies and actors who are up for Oscars will be competing for Golden Globes this Sunday. "Lincoln" leads with seven nominations. It's competing for best move drama with "Zero Dark Thirty," "Argo," "Django Unchained" and "Life of Pi." "Les Miz" is up for best movie musical. One category where the Globes differ from the Oscars is best director. Ben Affleck, Quentin Tarantino and Kathryn Bigelow are nominated for Globes, but were snubbed by the Oscars. John Hawkes is nominated for best actor after being passed over for an Oscar nomination.


by Justine Ward /KMOV.com


Posted on January 16, 2013 at 2:46 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 16 at 3:04 PM

Here's a look at the best of what the silver screen has to offer in 2013. 

Let’s start with the Sequels you all have been waiting for…

February: Die Hard Number 5—say what? That’s right folks.  "Die Hard" is back with it’s fifth installment: “A Good Day to Die Hard,” and this time Bruce Willis’ character and son try to take down a nuclear bomb heist in Moscow.

March:   G.I. Joe Retaliation.  “G.I. Joe” is back and if it’s as good as the first movie—prepare for an action-packed "Avatar" meets "Rambo" with lots of twists, turns and sci-fi elements.  Channing Tatum, The Rock, and Bruce Willis team up in this adventure.

May:  The Hangover Part III, Iron Man 3, AND Star Trek: Into Darkness.  Whoa… watch out!

June:  Monsters University.  In this prequel to “Monsters, Inc.” we take a peek at our favorite monsters Sulley and Mike in their college days.

July:  Despicable Me 2.  Steve Carrell returns as the voice to super-villan/genius gone good.

The Wolverine.  Hugh Jackman continues his superhero quests in this “X-Men” spinoff.

August:  300: Rise of an Empire.  This time it’s Greeks v. Persians.

October:  Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.  Stylish crime is the name of the game in this “Sin City” follow-up.

November: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.  Possibly the most-anticipated sequel of 2013, the second installment of “The Hunger Games” franchise hits theatres in November.

Thor: The Dark World.  Chris Hemsworth goes solo in this superhero sequel.

December:  Anchorman II.  Will Ferrell, Steve Carrell and Paul Rudd are back in the newsroom.  You stay classy San Diego.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.  Peter Jackson continues his second trilogy.


Newbies to Watch Out For

February: Identify Theif.  Jason Bateman + Melissa McCarthy = comedy heaven.

April:  Oblivion.  Tom Cruise battles aliens (again) this time on a ravaged Earth.

March:  Oz the Great and Powerful.  This twist on the classic story shows how a wizard, played by James Franco, comes to the land of Oz.

May:  The Great Gatsby.  Need I say more?  Leonardio DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan star in this remake that is sure to be stellar.  

June:  Man of Steel. Superman is back, played by English hearthrob Henry Cavill.

The Internship: Dynamic duo Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson battle it out for jobs at Google.

World War Z: Brad Pitt must wipe out Earth’s zombie outbreak.

July:  The Lone Ranger.  Johnny Depp is transformed into Tonto in this Old West flick.

 August:  Elysium.  Matt Damon chases utopia in this much-anticipated futuristic film.

October:  Captain Phillips.  This true-life story features Tom Hanks as the Captain of a U.S. cargo ship hijacked by Somali pirates.

Carrie.  She’s baaaaack.  This re-make stars Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore.

December:   Last Vegas.  Hollywood legends Michael Douglas, Robert DeNiro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline throw one last bachelor party in this good-time flick.


Returning to Theatres in 3D

February: Top Gun.  This 1980s smash-hit will return to IMAX theatres in 3D.

April: Jurassic Park. If you thought the dinosaurs were life-like in the original version, wait ‘til it hits a 3D screen near you.

September:  The Little Mermaid and Star Wars: Episode II—Attack of the Clones.  Under the sea and in the stars looks better in 3D.

October:  Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith. Every Star War’s fans prayers have been answered.