Release date: July 26, 2013 (Wide) Runtime: 2 hr. 16 min. Genre: Action, Adventure Director: James Mangold Studio: 20th Century Fox Producer(s): Lauren Shuler Donner, Hutch Parker Screenplay: Mark Bomback, Scott Frank Cast: Hugh Jackman, Hiroyuki Sanada, Famke Janssen, Will Yun Lee, Rila Fukushima, Tao Okamoto, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Haruhiko Yamanouchi Official Site:thewolverinemovie.com Rated:PG-13: for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence, some sexuality and language Official Movie Art:The Wolverine movie posters
Official Synopsis:Based on the celebrated comic book arc, this epic action-adventure takes Wolverine, the most iconic character of the X-Men universe, to modern day Japan. Out of his depth in an unknown world he faces his ultimate nemesis in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality, emerging more powerful than we have ever seen him before.
Release date: July 19, 2013 (Wide) Runtime: 1 hr. 36 min. Genre: Comedy/Action Director: Robert Schwentke Studio: Universal Pictures Producer(s): Neal H. Moritz, Mike Richardson, Michael Fottrell Screenplay: Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi Cast: Jeff Bridges, Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Bacon, Mary-Louise Parker, Stephanie Szostak, Robert Knepper, James Hong, Marisa Miller, Mike O’Malley, Devin Rattray Official Site:ripd.com Rated:PG-13: for violence, sci-fi/fantasy action, some sensuality and language including sexual references. Official Movie Art:R.I.P.D. movie posters
Synopsis: The popular Dark Horse comic book comes to the big screen in the blockbuster, R.I.P.D. starring Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges. Reynolds plays a Boston police officer, who is killed in the line of duty. When he arrives in the afterlife, he is assigned to the Rest in Peace Department (R.I.P.D.) where and his new partner Roy Pulsifer (Bridges) are tasked with finding and arresting lost souls who are hiding out on Earth.
Release date: June 28, 2013 (Wide) Runtime: 2 hr. 17 min. Genre: Action Director: Roland Emmerich Studio: Columbia Pictures Producer(s): James Vanderbilt, Larry Franco, Laeta Kalogridis, Bradley J. Fischer, Harald Kloser Screenplay: James Vanderbilt Cast: Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, Richard Jenkins, James Woods, Joey King, Rachelle Lefevre, Matt Craven, Michael Murphy Official Site:whitehousedown.com Rated:PG-13: for prolonged sequences of action and violence including intense gunfire and explosions, some language and a brief sexual image. Official Movie Art:White House Down movie posters
Synopsis: When his application with the Secret Service was rejected, Capitol Policeman John Cale (Channing Tatum), not wanting to tell his daughter (Joey King) the bad news takes her on a tour of the White House. While they both tour the complex, a heavily armed paramilitary group seize control and an explosion tears through the building and mass chaos ensues.
When the dust settles, Cale learns that heavily armed terrorists have taken both his daughter and the president hostage. Realizing that his daughter and the president’s life is in danger and with time running out for the nation, Cale springs into action.
Release date: May 24, 2013 (Wide) Runtime: 130 min. Genre: Action & Adventure Director: Justin Lin Studio: Universal Pictures Producer(s): Vin Diesel, Clayton Townsend, Neal H. Moritz Screenplay: Chris Morgan Cast: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Luke Evans, Elsa Pataky, Gina Carano Official Site:thefastandthefurious.com Rated:PG-13: for intense sequences of violence, action and mayhem throughout, some sexuality and language. Official Movie Art:Fast & Furious 6 movie posters
Synopsis: Vin Diesel and Paul Walker return in Fast & Furious 6. The crew has been scattered across the globe since their last heist where they toppled a kingpin’s empire leaving the crew with 100 million dollars. Unable to return home, they realize that there is something missing in their lives.
Diplomatic Security Service agent, Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) has been tracking an organization of lethally skilled mercenary drivers across 12 countries whose mastermind (Luke Evans) is assisted by a ruthless second-in-command who is none other than Letty (Michelle Rodriguez), whom Dom thought was dead. Hobbs asks Dom to assemble his elite team and meet him in London, so that they can stop this crime wave. If he agrees to help Hobbs, Dom and his team will receive full pardon so that they can return home to their families and resume their lives.
Release date: May 10, 2013 (Wide Release) Running time: 143 min. Genre: Drama Director: Baz Luhrmann Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures Screenplay: Baz Luhrman, Craig Pearce Producer(s): Neal H. Moritz, David Dobkin, Ori Marmur, Patrick McCormick Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher, Jason Clarke, Elizabeth Debicki, Amitabh Bachchan Official Site:thegreatgatsby.warnerbros.com/ Rating:PG-13 Available film art: The Great Gatsby movie posters
Synopsis: Based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby, would-be writer, Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) moves to New York to become a bond salesman. He rents a house, next door to millionaire Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio) in the upscale village of West Egg in New York. Across the bay lives Nick’s second cousin, Daisy (Carey Mulligan) and her old money, philandering husband, Tom Buchanan (Joel Edgerton). Through the Buchanans, Nick meets golfer, Jordan Baker (Elizabeth Debicki). Daisy encourages Jordan to date Nick and Jordan tells Nick about his rich, mysterious, party-throwing neighbour, Gatsby. It is thus, that Nick becomes drawn into the world of the uber-rich with all its treachery and unscrupulousness.
Release date: April 5, 2013 (Wide Release) Running time: 91 min. Genre: Horror Director: Fede Alvarez Studio: Columbia Pictures Screenplay: Fede Alvarez, Rodo Sayagues Mendez Producer(s): Bruce Campbell, Rob Tapert, Sam Raimi Cast: Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lucas, Elizabeth Blackmore Official Site:evildead-movie.com Rating:R for strong bloody violence and gore, some sexual content and language. Available film art:Evil Dead movie posters
Synopsis: In Evil Dead, the remake of the 1981 cult classic, five twenty-something friends with plenty of free time are staying in a remote cabin. The five friends discover a “Book of the Dead” and proceed (unwittingly) to summon a host of dormant demons, who are inhabiting the nearby woods. The demons possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left to fight for survival.
Release date: March 15, 2013 (Wide Release) Running time: 1 hr. 40 min. Genre: Comedy Director: Don Scardino Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures Screenplay: Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Daley Producer(s): Chris Bender, Steve Carell, Jake Weiner, Tyler Mitchell Cast: Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi, Olivia Wilde, Alan Arkin, James Gandolfini, Jim Carrey Official Site:theincredibleburtwonderstone.com Rating:PG-13 for sexual content, dangerous stunts, a drug related incident and language. Available film art:The Incredible Burt Wonderstone movie posters
Synopsis: Burt Wonderstone (Steve Carell) and Anton Marvelton (Steve Buscemi) have been raking in millions, for years, performing their death defying illusions in Vegas. When Burt injures Anton during one of the hotbox trick, Anton packs up and moves to the Far East. During Anton’s absence, Guerrilla street magician, Steve Gray (Jim Carrey) develops a large cult following that is overshadowing Burt’s Las Vegas act, which seems stale in comparison. Burt must convince Anton to rejoin the act so that they can rediscover their love of performing and take on Steve Gray.
Release date: March 1, 2013 (Wide Release) Running time: 114 min. Genre: Fantasy, Action, Adventure Director: Bryan Singer Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures Screenplay: Darren Lemke, Christopher McQuarrie, Dan Studney Producer(s): Neal H. Moritz, David Dobkin, Ori Marmur, Patrick McCormick Cast: Nicholas Hoult, Eleanor Tomlinson, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Eddie Marsan, Ewen Bremmer, Ian McShane, Christopher Fairbank Official Site:jackthegiantslayer.warnerbros.com Rating:PG-13 for intense scenes of fantasy action violence, some frightening images and brief language. Available film art:Jack the Giant Slayer movie posters
Synopsis:Jack the Giant Slayer is a reimagining of the beloved children’s fairytale, Jack and the Beanstalk. Jack unwittingly opens a gateway that leads to the world of the Giants. This restarts a war as the Giants seek to reclaim the world that they had lost centuries ago. Jack is forced into an epic battle to save not only his own life, but that of the inhabitants of the kingdom and the life of the princess.
Release date: February 8, 2013 (Wide) Runtime: 1 hr. 47 min. Genre: Comedy Director: Seth Gordon Studio: Universal Pictures Producer(s): Scott Stuber, Jason Bateman, Pamela Abdy Screenplay: Steve Conrad, Craig Mazin Cast: Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy, Jon Favreau, Amanda Peet, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Genesis Rodriguez, Morris Chestnut, John Cho, Robert Patrick, Eric Stonestreet, Jonathan Banks Official Site:identitythiefmovie.com Rated:R: for sexual content and language. Official Movie Art:Identity Thief movie posters
Synopsis: In Identity Thief, accounts representative and responsible family man, Sandy Bigelow Patterson (Jason Bateman) has a huge problem. A thief (Melissa McCarthy) in Orlando, Florida has stolen his identity and has racked up a huge debt thereby, destroying his credit. Getting no help from the police, Sandy decides to travel to Orlando and find the thief and bring her back to Denver to face justice. He soon finds out that this isn’t going to be easy as this spunky criminal isn’t going to give up without a fight.
Les Miserables has been one of the most epic musical plays ever
created and has won millions of fans over. Director Tom Hooper brings the tale
to the big screen with nothing less than some of the finest actors in the movie
industry. Using a unique sound and feel to the musical, this remake of Victor
Hugo’s classical tale accentuates the vocals unlike so many others. Loaded with
an incredible cast of actors, this version of Les Miserables will move
you in ways you never thought a movie could.
1. Vocals - Unlike many other musicals, the singing for this incredible
movie is done live. Meaning it’s not from a track that the actors essentially
lip-sync. This creates a greater impact to those watching the movie as the cast
seamlessly move into a song. The result is a movie that holds the viewers
2. Jean Valjean - Hugh Jackman’s portrayal of Jean Valjean demonstrates
his range of acting as he makes the part his own. His impressive command of the
lyrics during his singing raises the bar for Mr. Jackman versus roles he has
played in the past. Les Miserables could easily become one of the most
memorable moments of his career for those who are fans of his work.
3. Javert - It’s quite common to see Russell Crowe in the role of an
authoritative figure whether he is a good guy or the vendetta carrying officer
in Les Miserables. Mr. Crowe’s vocals in this entrancing movie are
impressive to say the least. Completely different from any performance this fine
actor has been involved in, few could play the part of Javert as Russell Crowe
4. Fantine – Many will remember Anne Hathaway from her "Princes Diaries"
movies as well as a slew of other richly emotional projects. Her portrayal of
Fantine makes for an impressive performance as her range of vocals can win any
heart over. She has a great deal of talent and is an excellent supporting
Since 1913, Les Miserables has been made into movies, television
mini-series, and has been performed at the theater for nearly a century. It is
an epic tale that is sure to put anyone through an emotional roller coaster. Tom
Hooper’s vision of this classic tale brings romance, intrigue, and action.
This epic tale is set prior to the June Rebellion which takes place in Paris in
1832 involving student societies who launched an anti-monarchist stand in
France. It is a story of hard times throughout the lives of these poor souls
culminating to the rebellion. Fans of the original musical will be awed as
characters are brought to life in an amazing display of deeply emotional
performances provided by the entire cast.