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Star Trek Into Darkness
Star Trek Into Darkness

With 2012 having had some very enjoyable movies, which we’ll be talking about in the next day as we wrap up 2012 after it’s actually over, today we’re going to take a peek into 2013. One of the things that made the end of 2012 a little different for me is that I signed up for the Movie Pass option which essentially lets me see as many 2D movies a month as I want, but only one per day on it. I definitely enjoy going to the movies but sometimes the financial side just makes it hard. With this card, if I see three movies a month, it essentially pays for itself and anything afterwards is gravy. So it forces me to hit more movies, which is what I really needed to have happen anyway. So expect a few more movie reviews in the coming year.

There’s a lot to like with 2013 as we take a first pass look at what the offerings are. There’s a lot of big movies coming up that we’re eager to catch and certainly others that will get slotted in as we see more trailers and commercials that make them more interesting than they sound on paper at the time.  So fill us in on what movies you know are coming that aren’t on our list that we should see!


January’s a weak month in general but it has one I’m hugely keen on with Gangster Squad, which was supposed to be out in September but got delayed due to the Aurora shootings. Emma Stone in a 40’s style dress? I’ll pay double to see that. The Last Stand looks like goofy fun and Hansel & Gretel looks even worse but should be stupidly fun in its own way, especially just to see Gemma on the big screen again.

  • Gangster Squad
  • The Last Stand
  • Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters


I’m still mixed on zombie material in general, but the trailers for Warm Bodies has won me over and my eldest daughter is insisting I take her and a few tween friends to go see it. So that ought to be hilarious. I’m less thrilled with Beautiful Creatures, but I’m curious about the continuing adaptations of young adult novels. And honestly, I’m still enjoying the Die Hard films, so seeing a bit more silly Bruce Willis action just makes me grin.

  • Warm Bodies
  • Beautiful Creatures
  • A Good Day To Die Hard


Where to start! There’s a strange mix of features in March, which is quickly becoming a big month for big movies after the way films like Hunger Games have done so well there. Oz the Great and Powerful is high on my list and I’m actually intrigued by The Host after learning that Andrew Niccol is working on it, someone I’ve adored since his early work on Gattaca. The comedies ramp up a bit this month as well and I’m crossing my fingers once again when it comes to GI Joe, simply hoping there are no stupid armor suits in this one.

  • Jack the Giant Slayer
  • Admission
  • Oz the Great and Powerful
  • The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
  • G.I. Joe: Retaliation
  • The Host


I like Tom Cruise, so sue me. With Joseph Kosinski directing this one as his first feature after TRON: Legacy, I want to see what else he’s capable of in a more normal science fiction environment.

  • Oblivion


So. Much. Good. Stuff. I’m loving the Trek reboot franchise and want more, so I’m hugely enthused here. I’m also very excited to see what the first post-Avengers film will be like and to just see Shane Black and Robert Downey Jr. work together again. Fast & Furious 6 is a guilty pleasure to be sure. Epic… well, that trailer wowed me. I mean, really wowed me, particularly with the smart music choice where the lyrics factor in a big way. I can watch that trailer over and over.

  • Iron Man 3
  • Star Trek Into Darkness
  • Epic
  • Fast & Furious 6


The big, big month. Lots of variety here once again, though I think it’s a real toss-up between two very different films that I’m the most excited about. Can Kick-Ass 2 and Man of Steel be any more different?

  • After Earth
  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • Man of Steel
  • Monsters University
  • World War Z
  • Kick-Ass 2


The Wolverine owns this month for me, though family wise it’s going to be Despicable Me 2. I’m still not hugely enthused for Pacific Rim based on the trailer so far, and RIPD has had so little buzz or talk going on about it since it started filming that it has me worried. I love the idea and where it came from and continue to be hopeful. With The Lone Ranger, it’s more a curiosity thing than anything else, but the second trailer has warmed me up to it more since it actually focuses on the Lone Ranger himse.f

  • Despicable Me 2
  • The Lone Ranger
  • Pacific Rim
  • R.I.P.D.
  • The Wolverine


Eeeee! RED 2ElysiumTwo more very different films that I’m hugely excited about. I loved the previous RED and getting this crew together again is just a dream come true. Elysium has had little said about it since it’s such a quiet production, but it’s the closest to some big profile serious style science fiction to really hit this year so that has me really looking forward to it.

  • 300: Rise of an Empire
  • RED 2
  • Elysium
  • Percy Jackson:  Sea of Monsters
  • The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones


The Riddick movies were hit and miss so far, but more Riddick is a good thing, especially for Vin Diesel fans to get him back into that character. The whole project is a real passion piece with those working on it and following Diesel’s postings about it just brings such energy to it.

  • Riddick
  • I, Frankenstein
  • Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2


Three films, three hits, all hugely anticipated for me. Sin City has been a blast in the books and I loved the style of the first movie.

  • Sin City: A Dame To Kill For
  • Oldboy
  • The World’s End


Ender’s Game is a book I’ve reread every few years since it came out, so seeing an adaptation is scary and exciting at the same time. The first trailer is going to be a make or break moment for the fans though. And as much as I was dreading it when it first came out, I really loved the first Thor film and have huge expectations of the next as it shifts gears. If the fans can handle this character amid the more real world characters, it gives me even more hope for Guardian’s of the Galaxy.

  • Ender’s Game
  • Thor: The Dark World
  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire


Smaug! What more be said? The big movie of the year for me I suspect. The other curiosity piece is Jack Ryan as I’m curious to see how Chris Pine handles the role. To me, Alec Baldwin still is the only one that made a perfect Jack Ryan movie with The Hunt For Red October. I love Harrison Ford, but it just never felt right and the same can be said for Ben Affleck’s attempt.

  • The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug
  • Anchorman: The Legend Continues
  • 47 Ronin
  • Jack Ryan

So, what did we miss? What do you think we should cross off the list? Sound off!

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