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: 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: January 25, 2013 (Limited Runtime: 1 hr. 58 min. Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Suspense Director: Taylor Hackford Studio: Entertainment One (Canada), FilmDistrict (US) Producer(s): Steven Chasman, Matthew Rowland, Sidney Kimmel, Les Alexander, Jonathan Mitchell, Taylor Hackford Screenplay: John J. McLaughlin Cast: Jason Statham, Jennifer Lopez, Michael Chiklis, Bobby Cannavale, Nick Nolte Official Site:getyourcut.com Rated:R: for strong violence, language throughout and brief sexual content (nudity). Official Movie Art:Parker movie posters
Synopsis: Jason Statham is a thief named Parker, who has his own code of ethics. He never steals from the poor and he only hurts those who deserve it. On his latest heist, his crew double crosses him, steals his take and leaves him for dead. Determined to get his revenge, he tracks them down and finds them in Palm Beach, Florida. He disguises himself as a rich Texan and enlists the help of one of their targeted victims, a real estate agent named Leslie (Jennifer Lopez). She will supply him with information about their latest plan and together they will intercept the thieves, seize the score and Parker will embark on getting his revenge.
Release date: December 19, 2012 (Selected Theaters), January 11, 2013 (Wide Release) Running time: 157 minutes Genre: Thriller, Drama Director: Kathryn Bigelow Studio: Annapurna Pictures Screenplay: Mark Boal Producer(s): Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Joel Edgerton, Jennifer Ehle, Mark Strong, Kyle Chandler, Edgar Ramirez Official Site:zerodarkthirty-movie.com Rating:R for strong violence including brutal disturbing images and strong language Available film art:Zero Dark Thirty movie posters
Synopsis:Zero Dark Thirty chronicles the search for al-Qaeda leader, Osama Bin Laden following the September 11, 2001 attacks, and his subsequent death at the hands of the U.S. Navy SEALS in May 2011.
Release date: December 14, 2012 (Wide in 3D/3D theaters and Imax 3D Runtime: 2 hr. 46 min. Genre: Fantasy, Adventure Director: Peter Jackson Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures Screenplay: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Guillermo del Toro Producer(s): Fran Walsh, Peter Jackson, Carolynne Cunningham Cast: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Elijah Wood, Andy Serkis, James Nesbitt, Ken Stott, Sylvester McCoy, Barry Humphries, Aidan Turner, Dean O’Gorman, Graham McTavish, Adam Brown, Peter Hambleton, John Callen, Mark Hadlow, Jed Brophy, William Kircher, Stephen Hunter, Lee Pace, Benedict Cumberbatch, Manu Bennett, Conan Stevens Official Site:thehobbit.com Rating:PG-13 for extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence and frightening images Available film art:The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey movie posters
Synopsis:In The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Bilbo Baggins is swept up in an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which Smaug the dragon had conquered a long time ago. The wizard Gandalf, pays Bilbo an unexpected visit and before he knows it, Bilbo agrees to join a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior Thorin Oakenshield.
The journey takes them through treacherous lands swarming with goblins and orcs, deadly wargs and giant spiders, shapeshifters and sorcerers and ultimately leads Baggins to finds a magical gold ring tied to the fate of all Middle-earth.
Release date: November 23, 2012 (Limited) Runtime 1 hr. 38 min. Genre: Drama Director: Sacha Gervasi Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures Screenplay: John J. McLaughlin, Stephen Rebello Producer(s): Tom Thayer, Tom Pollock, Ivan Reitman, Joe Medjuck, Alan Barnette Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, Toni Collette, Danny Huston, Jessica Biel, James D’Arcy Official Site:foxsearchlight.com/hitchcock Rating:PG-13 for some violent images, sexual content and thematic material. Available film art:Hitchcock movie posters
Synopsis: Anthony Hopkins plays Alfred Hitchcock in the upcoming self-titled biographical drama, Hitchcock. The movie is essentially a romance as it focuses on the relationship between the director and his wife Alma Reville during the making of the horror movie, Psycho. Hitchcock’s motivation for the horror was the Wisconsin murderer Ed Gein, who was the inspiration for the Norman Bates character.