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2013's BIG MOVIE LIST [click]

IGN decided to post a list (including trailers and description) of every major theatrical release, along with most of dates. Here’s what I’M excited for…

Gangster Squad: It’s kinda like an update Untouchables. 
The Last Stand / Bullet to the Head: Ahhhnold and Stallone are back to make no brainer shoot ‘em ups, my favorite lazy Sunday kinda movies.
The Side Effects: The Directorial follow up to Contagion. 
A Good Day to Die Hard: Forever one of my favorite franchises! 
OZ: The Great and Powerful: James Franco + fantasy epic = fun. 
Carrie: I never really got into the original, but wanted to. And Chloe Moretz is so much fun to watch on screen. 
The Place Beyond The Pines: Ryan Gosling…
Oblivion: It’s nice to see Tom Cruise in another blockbuster, it’s where he belongs. 
Iron Man 3: Duh! 
The Great Gatsby: I’ll stop enjoying Leo Dicaprio in classic timepiece films when he stops making them. 
Star Trek: Into Darkness: The Next Generation was just added to Netflix, and it’s only strengthened my love for the franchise. 
After Earth: I love Will Smith, and I love when he’s on screen with family. 
Man Of Steel: To me, this will make or break the Justice League movie…
This Is The End: I love the concept of a bunch of comedy actors, playing themselves, in an apocalypse setting! 
World War Z: Quite possibly my favorite book, with one of my favorite actors. 
Kick A** 2: I had never heard of the comic until the first movie was released, and now it’s one of those gems I keep coming back to over and over again. 
Pacific Rim: Even though it’s a homage to all the classic Japanese monster films, it still feels refreshingly original. 
The Wolverine: I don’t care what people say, this is Wolverine2, and it will be great! 
300: Rise of an Empire: It’ll be interesting to see what the Persians did after Leonidas’ defeat. 
Elysium: Think the storyline of Gundam, without the Gundams. 
Riddick: I’m really glad they decided to go this way with the trilogy. 
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For: FINALLY!!!
The Worlds End: It’s being called the final act in the Simon Pegg/Nick Frost trilogy. 
Enders Game: All of my booknerd friends rave about this, and it’s got Harrison Ford in an army role, sold. 
Hunger Games: Catching Fire: Hopefully this will finally convince everyone that didn’t read the books that it’s NOT a Twilight ripoff.
The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug: I know that they aren’t following the book, but it’s still excellent to watch. *EDIT* I was TOLD they aren’t following the book 100%…
47 Ronin: Not familiar with the classic? GET FAMILIAR! Also Keannu Reeves in another oriental-style film…I’ll be the only one in the theater, and that’s ok! 
jOBS: And finally this…this has already been picked as my movie of the year, for obvious reasons. A biopic about one of my favorite people, starring Ashton Kutcher, whom I’ve actually grown to like when he’s not playing a comedic role. 
 

ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER [trailer]

The movie you probably didn’t even know was being made…

UNDERWORLD: AWAKENING [movie] Review
The 4th instalment in the vampire vs werewolf series adds a new twist; humans. If you were a fan of the 1st, enjoyed the 2nd, and tolerated the 3rd, you’ll find this one to be a breath of fresh air. It feels more organic to see humans battling against monsters (but don’t worry, the Lycans find a way to be real jerks). And *SPOILER ALERT* the switching of Michael for his dish-daughter with Celine as the role of “sidekick” is so needed. I don’t know about you guys but the whole ‘I love Michael and will fight everyone’ gag was getting old. HOWEVER, that being said, the ending of the movie totally sets it up for another family-filled sequel ;)
This is definitely one of my favorite vampire series. Mostly for the vamp/lycan war storyline. And…possibly…because Kate Beckinsale is a total babe. And while I do think this new film was a step in the right direction, I feel like their going the way of so many action flicks: gimmicky special effects *cough*3D*cough* + forgettable characters + filler storyline that always leaves it open for a sequel. As long as they keep adding the epic plot twists that Underworld is known for, I’ll keep seeing them (and so should you) 

UNDERWORLD: AWAKENING [movie] Review

The 4th instalment in the vampire vs werewolf series adds a new twist; humans. 
If you were a fan of the 1st, enjoyed the 2nd, and tolerated the 3rd, you’ll find this one to be a breath of fresh air. It feels more organic to see humans battling against monsters (but don’t worry, the Lycans find a way to be real jerks). And *SPOILER ALERT* the switching of Michael for his dish-daughter with Celine as the role of “sidekick” is so needed. I don’t know about you guys but the whole ‘I love Michael and will fight everyone’ gag was getting old. HOWEVER, that being said, the ending of the movie totally sets it up for another family-filled sequel ;)

This is definitely one of my favorite vampire series. Mostly for the vamp/lycan war storyline. And…possibly…because Kate Beckinsale is a total babe. And while I do think this new film was a step in the right direction, I feel like their going the way of so many action flicks: gimmicky special effects *cough*3D*cough* + forgettable characters + filler storyline that always leaves it open for a sequel. As long as they keep adding the epic plot twists that Underworld is known for, I’ll keep seeing them (and so should you)