2013 Movie Preview: Part 2

Here is part 2 of The Nosebleeds movie preview of 2013. The first 10 most anticipated movies of 2013 can be found here in part 1.

Part 2 includes some of the most anticipated crime dramas, long awaited sequels, and classic revamps of the upcoming year. With reoccurring roles out of Mark Wahlberg, Joel Edgerton, and recent Oscar winner Melissa Leo, along with film titles that include Denzel and Leo, it looks like it will be a promising 2013 (fingers crossed).

Broken City–January 18th

Kicking off the New Year, ‘Broken City’ seems to be another Wahlberg thriller. In a city full of scandal Russel Crowe is the man in charge. This smooth talking mayor, Nicholas Hostetler, asks ex-cop Billy Taggert (Wahlberg) to investigate his wife’s affair. But after diving further into the affair, Taggert realizes he has kicked a hornet’s nest and there is no way out. Also starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, Kyle Chandler, and Barry Pepper, ‘Broken City’ will have a solid cast to establish it as a perfect way to start the year off.

Oblivion–April 19th

One of the more anticipated Sci-Fi’s of 2013; ‘Oblivion’ looks like it will be a fantastic addition to the Tom Cruise Resume. A veteran soldier Jack Harper (Cruise) is sent to a foreign planet by a court marital to extinguish a threatening alien race. But like any good movie script, there are complications with Harper’s mission. Along with fighting an alien race, he must also find the truth about his life, and his role in the mission. ‘Oblivion’ also stars Morgan Freeman, Nikolaj Coster- Waldau, Olga Kurylenko, and Melissa Leo. This movie is under direction of Joseph Kosinski who recently completed Tron: Legacy.

The Great Gatsby–May 10th

‘The Great Gatsby’ is my most anticipated movie of 2013 due to the fantastic novel by F.Scott Fitzgerald. The film was originally supposed to be premiering in late 2012 but was pushed back because director Baz Luhrmann wanted to spend more time filming. This movie has a stellar cast of Tobey Maguire, Leonardo Dicaprio, Isla Fisher, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgarton, and Jason Clarke. I am relieved that the release date was pushed back 6 months because you simply cannot tarnish such a classic work of literature with a subpar film. This must be a masterpiece, and having Leo as the main star as Jay Gatsby confirms my confidence that this one will not flop. If you need a summary of ‘The Great Gatsby’ do yourself a favor and just read it, thank me later.

After Earth–June 7th

Will Smith and Jaden Smith are back together but this time in a futuristic sci-fi M.Night Shyamalan film. The storyline is that these two are on board a ship that has crash landed on Earth, which was evacuated a thousand years prior. From what we can see in the newly released trailer, humans have been denounced in the food chain and there has been a drastic rise in predatorial threats. This film looks like it will have a lot of chases through the woods, huge prehistoricesque beasts, and spectacular landscapes which follows suit with Avatar. It will be interesting to see M. Night Shyamalan directing a movie like this. And I think the father and son duo will bring out the best in this genre.

The Lone Ranger– July 3rd

Johnny Depp continues his campaign of committing to the most deranged movie roles of any actor of his generation. This time he will be the Native American side kick of The Lone Ranger (Armie Hammer), Tonto. This remake of the 1949 classic television series tells the story of the man John Reid, who turned into the legendary man of the law in the West. With the help of his spirit warrior the lone ranger stands as the masked man who stands in the way of every train robber in the West. Disney has the reins on this Gore Verbinski film, so it will be interesting to see how this does opening weekend, and if it can be set up for a possible sequel.

300: Rise of an Empire–August 2nd

The prequel to the 2006 film 300, 300: Rise of an Empire is the newest film that centers on the war stories of Ancient Greece. But this time it will focus on the rule of Xerxes as the Jason Taylor looking Rodrigo Santoro that will once again star as the Persian King. The first time around 300 did well in the box office and featured the original slow motion fight sequences that really captured all the choreographed movements beautifully. Noam Murro looks to do more of the same with Sullivan Stapleton taking the lead role as Themistocles who leads a Greek army against the biggest army the world has ever seen. Hopefully he will be able to capture the Greek warrior role as good as Gerard Butler did as Leonidas. With a few loud battle cries and hit sticks with his shield, I am sure Stapleton will play the role just fine.

2 Guns–August 16th

Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg star as two operatives working together to take down Mexican drug cartels in ‘2 Guns’. Washington is a DEA agent and Wahlberg is a Naval Intelligence Officer but neither of them know that they are undercover federal agents. In being set up by the mob they find that they only have each other while on the run from organizations who want them dead. I am very excited to see Wahlberg and Denzel together in a crime drama. This combination will be refreshing and will capture performances from two actors who are seemingly nearing the pinnacle of their careers. Also starring in ’2 Guns’ are James Marsden, Paula Patton, Bill Paxton, Edward James Olmos, and Fred Ward.

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For–October 4th

Frank Miller is back with the second installment of the 2005 crime drama ‘Sin City’. With Jessica Alba back as Nancy Callahan, along with Alexa Vega, Jaime Chung, and Rosario Dawson, all is well in the sequel. Also Clive Owen, Mickey Rourke, and Michael Madsen are going to be starring in this comic book film adaption. As in the original, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For will be bloody, it will be sexy, and it will be absurd. ‘Sin City’ for me was one of the most original screenplays I have ever seen. In for the most part all black and white, Frank Miller and Robert Rodriquez have a project that was shot in a way that depicts an incredibly grotesque story that predominantly uses simple lighting effects. This movie harnesses a perfect transition from comic book to feature film.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug–December 13th

The second part of the 3 part series, ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ looks to continue the success of its first film ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’. From all the hype in the past year of our favorite childhood story by J.R.R Tolkien, Peter Jackson is on track to bask in the same praise that he received upon completing the ‘Lord of the Ring’s’ trilogy. With the first part premiering this week it is tough to look ahead to the second movie coming out next year, but this just shows how much confidence I have in Jackson. There is really only one word to describe this film, EPIC.

Anchorman: The Legend Continues–?

The legendary news team is back, and they are taking to the streets of San Diego once again as the number one ranked news team in the city. The whole crew of Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, and David Koechner are back together along with Christina Applegate and possibly Kristen Wiig and Luke Wilson. There has not been a release date set for the sequel, but it looks like it will be set for theaters in 2013. It is about time that there is another Anchorman movie, because quite frankly it has been just too damn long. I need some more Ron Burgandy, and more scotch, scotch, scotch.

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