The Notable Films of 2013: Volume D

By Garth Franklin Saturday December 15th 2012 06:42PM

In this volume I look at an AIDS story with one hell of a quirky twist, an alien invasion meets paranormal activity thriller, an Icelandic ocean survival drama, a violent and dark British comedy, a CG animated return to the land of Oz, a two-part film about the end of a relationship, an Australian surfing drama, and a look at the life of the late Princess of Wales.


Dallas Buyers Club
Opens: 2013
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto, Steve Zahn, Dallas Roberts
Director: Jean-Marc Vallee

Analysis: This long in-development $5 million indie drama finally went into production in New Orleans last month, and has already caused something of a stir due to the skeletal thinness of at least two of its stars. Originally set to be a Brad Pitt-led, Marc Forster-directed film, it then became a Ryan Gosling-led, Craig Gillespie-directed project. Finally, it has ended up being a Matthew McConaughey-led, Jean-Marc Vallee-directed film which McConaughey himself helped out with financing on.

The story is loosely based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a "drug taking, women loving, homophobic man" who was diagnosed with full-blown HIV in 1986 and given one month to live. The FDA-approved, AZT medication he was given for treatment brought him to the brink of death. Pushing it aside, he ended up becoming a smuggler of non-toxic, anti-viral medications from all over the world. Other AIDS patients soon sought out his medications and he started the titular club which gave paying members alternative treatments.

The FDA and pharmaceutical companies soon waged war on Ron who managed to stay alive for a further six years until his death in 1992. McConaughey lost 30-40 pounds (13-17 kg) in order to assume the role, and as a result has been photographed looking gaunt and virtually unrecognisable as compared to his usually muscular frame (yes that's him in the picture above).

Gael Garcia Bernal was previously cast in the key supporting role of a drag queen and AIDS patient named Rayon, but had to bow out. Instead, Jared Leto stepped in to replace him with this marking Leto's first on-screen role in four years. Like McConaughey, he's also lost weight for the role. It's a project that actors and filmmakers are obviously keen to do, but studios have generally balked at the idea because it's admittedly not a particularly commercial film. If the quality is good enough though, it's certainly a potential awards candidate.


Dark Blood
Opens: 2013
Cast: River Phoenix, Judy Davis, Jonathan Pryce
Director: George Sluizer

Analysis: Twenty years after filming came to an abrupt halt, "The Vanishing" director George Sluizer has found a way to complete the unfinished final feature of actor River Phoenix. Back when it was filming, the project was originally scheduled to have an eight week shoot - five on location in Utah and three for interior scenes to be shot in Los Angeles. Those interiors were never finished due to Phoenix's death from a drug overdose in October 1993. A few weeks later it was determined that the project had to be abandoned as several important scenes could not be completed.

The film has Phoenix playing an unstable young widower and desert dweller whose wife died of radiation-induced cancer. Some time later, a Hollywood couple (Judy Davis and Jonathan Pryce) travel to the desert on a second honeymoon in an attempt to save their marriage. When their car breaks down, they are rescued by Phoenix's character who holds them prisoner and lusts after the wife.

The insurer that owned the footage was all set to incinerate it back in 1999, but Sluizer managed to nab all 700kg of film stock and smuggle it back to the Netherlands. Sluizer is 80 and his health is deteriorating, so he decided to finish re-editing the material and make some adjustments to it so that a completed film could be released before he dies. The result uses a combination of stills and Sluizer's own narration to fill in the gaps for the missing interior scenes.

Screened at the Netherlands Film Festival in September, reviews were mixed/positive with at least one comparing it to a desert-set spin on Polanski's "Knife in the Water." The location photography and direction were widely praised, but the script is reportedly quite clunky. Descriptions of the narrative sound downright strange at times with the absurdity of the characters and story said to only be grounded by the committed performances.

A trailer released online does show the film's age, but also an impressive visual style that hearkens back to Sluizer's original "The Vanishing." Phoenix himself, with close cropped dark hair, looks quite different from what we are accustomed to. Yet, he still gives off the same fire and intensity that made him one of the most promising young actors of his generation. Due to a legal tussle over the rights to the original negative, a commercial release is unlikely. However, screenings at festivals over the coming year sounds like a real possibility so keep an eye out.


Dead Man Down
Opens: March 8th 2013
Cast: Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace, Dominic Cooper, Terrence Howard, Isabelle Huppert
Director: Niels Arden Oplev

Analysis: Danish director Niels Arden Oplev made a name for himself back in 2009 with his Swedish-language adaptation of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo." Shot for television on a budget of just $13 million, the footage was good enough that it was re-cut into a feature which went on to become an acclaimed international hit. Though David Fincher's costly $90 million English-language version was more technically proficient, the fact that Oplev's film is not only comparable, but even preferred in some circles, is a testament to his skill.

Here, in his first film since 'Tattoo', his leading lady Noomi Rapace returns to play a woman seeking retribution after she was left disfigured. Colin Farrell plays a professional killer and right-hand man to an underground crime lord (Terrence Howard) - the same crime lord responsible for Rapace's injury. She seduces and blackmails the killer into taking out his boss, and their intense relationship leads to a violent plan for revenge.

The story sounds fairly generic, but it boasts a script by long-time "Fringe" executive producer J.H. Wyman. The first trailer arrived a week ago and was quickly pulled in deference to the victims of the recent Newtown school massacre. Copies can still be found online if you look around though, and frankly it looks great. Oplev's skill at making a film seem much bigger than its modest budget, is in full effect. This has resulted in some impressive camerawork and shot compositions along with short bursts of large scale action.

Farrell, sporting a buzz cut and dark beard, continues his second career renaissance and makes a more compatible match for Rapace than any of her other Hollywood leading men so far. There is also got a great supporting cast including Dominic Cooper, Armand Assante, Franky G, the aforementioned Terrence Howard playing an utter badass, and even beloved French actress Isabelle Huppert. This could well be an early year surprise.


The Deep
Opens: 2013
Cast: Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Johann G. Johannsson, Þorbjörg Helga Þorgilsdottir
Director: Baltasar Kormákur

Analysis: Filmed before he worked with Mark Wahlberg on "Contraband" and the upcoming "2 Guns," Icelandic filmmaker Baltasar Kormákur helms this survival drama which has made the shortlist of nine films up for a Best Foreign Language Oscar nomination this year. Premiering in Toronto to a tremendous response and quick international sales all over the world, the film is poised to be a critical and commercial success when it opens across various international territories in early-mid 2013.

Inspired by true events, the story follows the crew of a small fishing boat which capsized outside the Westman Islands in the middle of winter in 1984. Only one man survived, an out-of-shape loner type who swam to safety after spending hours in the freezing cold sea. While others are quick to paint him as a national hero, and both journalists and scientists struggle to figure out how he pulled off this super-human feat, he must deal with the death of his friends and the consequences of his survival.

Reviews raved about the film's offshore scenes with all the action on the sea said to rival the best works of Hollywood filmmakers. It's especially impressive that none of the scenes involved the use of computer animation, including the actor swimming ashore onto sharp rocks and between pummelling waves. Full praise also came for the slick production values and performances, along with some daring directorial choices such as the way the Eldfell volcanic eruption of 1973 is worked into the narrative and character back story. Definitely one to catch.


Despicable Me 2
Opens: July 3rd 2013
Cast: Steve Carell, Russell Brand, Miranda Cosgrove, Al Pacino, Steve Coogan
Director: Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud

Analysis: Universal and Illumination Entertainment shook up the CG animated feature world with 2010's "Despicable Me," a fairly economical $69 million film which scored solid reviews and ended up raking in over half a billion dollars worldwide at the box-office. It was the second highest-grossing animated film of 2010, behind only "Toy Story 3," and immediately turned Illumination into a serious rival to both Pixar and Dreamworks Animation.

The company's subsequent films "Hop" and "The Lorax," weren't as well-regarded or successful, so the green lighting of a sequel was inevitable. In fact, Universal thinks there's enough material here that they have already begun work on a spin-off film centring on the cute yellow Minions with the plans to get it into theaters by Christmas 2014. Back to the immediate sequel though, and the various key talent from the first film are back - including Kristen Wiig who takes on a new role in the sequel.

Joining them for this entry is the likes of Al Pacino as the villain, and both Steve Coogan and Ken Jeong in key unspecified roles. Universal is keeping the plot specifics under tight wraps, with the various purpose-built trailers released so far not showcasing any real footage from the movie. Even so, they've been cute and funny little short films that work on their own. Set for the July 4th weekend, just two weeks after Pixar's "Monsters, Inc." prequel opens, it'll be interesting to see who comes out on top.


Devil's Knot
Opens: 2013
Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Colin Firth, Dane DeHaan, Martin Henderson, Mirielle Enos
Director: Atom Egoyan

Analysis: While it has been in the news for two decades in the United States, the case of the West Memphis Three doesn't seem as well-known internationally. So a film like this, from acclaimed Canadian helmer Atom Egoyan and boasting a solid cast, has the potential to take the story to an audience who otherwise would have no interest in the already produced documentaries about the murders and subsequent miscarriages of justice.

For those unfamiliar with the case, the bodies of three eight-year-old boys were found bound and beaten in the small religious community of West Memphis, Arkansas in 1993. The cops believed it to be the work of a satanic cult and a month later arrested three teenagers for the crime. After twelve hours of interrogation, one of them (who was mentally handicapped) confesses under duress. Put on trial and convicted, despite no real evidence connecting them to the crimes, the trio claimed innocence and continued to do so from prison.

Further examination of the evidence by forensic experts lent credibility to their innocence and apparently suggested one of the boy's stepfathers, Terry Hobbs, did the murders. Celebrities and parents of the two other victims urged an appeal of the court's decision but it wasn't until a new judge and evidentiary hearing in 2010 that they were allowed to walk free. Now comes this narrative feature, based on the 2002 book by Mara Leveritt, that is expected to cover the entire case up until their release.

To help tell this tale, Egoyan has landed an astonishing cast led by three young unknowns as the WM3. Also onboard are Colin Firth as a private investigator, Bruce Greenwood as the original judge, Martin Henderson and Stephen Moyer as the prosecutors, Amy Ryan as Firth's wife, Dane DeHaan in an unspecified role, Alessandro Nivola as the ultimately suspected Terry Hobbs, and the likes of Reese Witherspoon, Mireille Enos, Kevin Durand and Elias Koteas in key roles as parents and town residents. A late 2013 release is expected, and this could prove an awards contender if it comes together right.


Opens: 2013
Cast: Naomi Watts, Naveen Andrews, Douglas Hodge, Geraldine James, Juliet Stevenson
Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel

Analysis: Originally going under the name "Caught in Flight," Ecosse Films produces this biopic of Princess Diana Spencer focuses not on her death or her impact on the royal family. Instead, the film details the affair she shared with a man who was said to have been the love of her life - Dr. Hasnat Kahn (played by "Lost" star Naveen Andrews). The affair lasted from 1995 until a few months before her death in 1997.

"Downfall" director Oliver Hirschbiegel helms the project which boasts a script by Stephen Jeffreys ("The Libertine"). It is the casting of Aussie actress Naomi Watts as Diana though that has caused most of the commentary so far about the film. Watts is a solid actress, but bears little resemblance to the late princess - even with her hair done up in similar fashion. Watts replaced the originally cast Jessica Chastain who had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts.

The actress is certainly aware of the pressure on her, telling the British tabloids: "Playing Princess Diana was the hardest thing I've done. Because of the pressure of everyone's beliefs about who she was, and the fact that it was just really hard to claim her as my own since everybody feels they know her." As a result she deliberately didn't try to mimic her appearance and physicality. Instead, she tried to "embody her and get the essence of her."

The film is also expected to deal with the emotional impact on Diana in the wake of the affair's end. The princess was reportedly devastated when the relationship was over, and her dating of Dodi Fayed was alleged to have been an attempt to make Dr. Kahn jealous. The project is already under so much pressure and scrutiny that, frankly, it has to deliver something powerful and daring or it simply won't work. If that happens, the backlash could be extreme.


The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: His & Hers
Opens: 2013
Cast: Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Ciaran Hinds, Viola Davis, William Hurt
Director: Ned Benson

Analysis: For his feature debut, filmmaker Ned Benson is certainly going for broke with this two-film project that deals with one story, albeit from the differing perspectives of the two key characters at the heart of it. Though both films can apparently be watched as stand alones, they are also interwoven and work as a whole as well.

The story follows a married New York City couple - a restaurateur named Conor (James McAvoy) and his wife Eleanor (Jessica Chastain) who makes the decision to go back to college. Eleanor suddenly scuttles off to her family home one day, avoiding all contact with Conor. The film will then explore how a close relationship like this broke down, and the emotional fallout that subsequently ensued.

At one point this was looking like a "Zero Dark Thirty" reunion with Joel Edgerton in the lead role, but he had to depart the project which allowed for the much hotter Scottish hunk James McAvoy to step in. With this being Chastain's first post-ZDT film, a lot of eyes will be upon it. Can the dual film experiment work?


Dom Hemingway
Opens: 2013
Cast: Jude Law, Richard E. Grant, Demian Bichir, Emilia Clarke, Kerry Condon
Director: Richard Shepard

Analysis: The latest wickedly dark comedy from the director of 2005's under seen "The Matador," a film which featured one of Pierce Brosnan's most fun turns as an aging, alcoholic, bisexual assassin. Here, the focus is on a mutton chop-sporting Jude Law who plays a profane, prone to anger and larger-than-life safecracker. Said crook has just finished a twelve year stint in prison for keeping his mouth shut, and now he is back out on the streets determined to collect what he is owed.

Having just wrapped filming a few weeks ago in London, the HanWay and BBC Films co-production has been in the tabloids due to Law's romance with wardrobe assistant Ellen Crawshaw. However, it's the film itself that's far more exciting, especially with "Withnail and I" and "Hudson Hawk" scene stealer Richard E. Grant co-starring. With Grant bringing his great and under-utilised comedic talents to bear, count me in.


Don Jon's Addiction
Opens: 2013
Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore, Brie Larson, Tony Danza
Director: Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Analysis: Rising star Joseph Gordon-Levitt can play a lot of things, but one of the last things you can probably picture him as is a bouncer. The "Inception" actor has taken to the challenge with gusto, bulking up and shaving down to star in, write and make his directorial debut on this indie comedy that is set to debut at both Sundance and Berlinale.

JGL plays a modern day Don Juan type and porn addict. After meeting a recently widowed older woman, he sets out to become less self-centered. Of course, casting Scarlett Johansson as his love interest is hardly selfish, but how many men out there wouldn't love to do the same if they were in the same position.

Unlike some other filmmakers, Gordon-Levitt has no concerns about keeping things too secret and has been regularly updating the status of the production over the past few months via his personal Tumblr account. Festival reviews will determine how large a release this will get, but everything is in place for a potential crossover hit.


The Double
Opens: 2013
Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska, Wallace Shawn, Cathy Moriarty, Noah Taylor
Director: Richard Ayoade

Analysis: Still best known for his work as the nerdy Maurice Moss opposite Chris O'Dowd in the cult British sitcom "The IT Crowd," Richard Ayoade took an impressive step into the filmmaking world with 2010's award-winning coming-of-age comedy "Submarine." Now he's swapped adapting Joe Dunthorne's sarcastic bit of teen angst for something even more challenging - a novella by classic Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

Though ill-received at the time of release, the dramedy remains one of the great early 'high concept' works with a premise readily adaptable to various times and places. That setup? A meek man finds his life in tatters after what he believes to be an exact copy of himself has begun working in his office and attempts to ruin him. Said double also has a polar opposite personality - extroverted, confident, even aggressive.

With a script adapted by Ayoade and "Mister Lonely" scribe Avi Korine, the story is set in contemporary times in the United States with the lead character a Government clerk. Shot in London last summer, the project has attracted a solid cast including Jesse Eisenberg and Mia Wasikowska in the lead roles. The first stills and details about the project hint at a darker tone and more abstract feel than expected, with Ayoade calling the entire project a reflection on loneliness and our need to be loved.


Opens: 2013
Cast: Sam Worthington, Xavier Samuel, Myles Pollard, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Roby Malcolm
Director: Morgan O'Neill, Ben Nott

Analysis: Sam Worthington returned home in late 2011 for this $11 million surfing drama shot around the Margaret River region in Western Australia. The "Avatar" star plays a bohemian surf photographer and filmmaker who inspires the main characters. Think something akin to a less flashy version of Heath Ledger's "Lords of Dogtown" turn, albeit one with a whole lot more hair.

"Sea Patrol" actor Morgan O'Neill penned the script and co-directs the true story tale which follows Jimmy and Andy Kelly (Xavier Samuel, Myles Pollard), brothers who battled killer waves, conservative society and ruthless bikers to kick start an entire global industry and help create the laid-back surf attitude lifestyle that many live today.

Wrekin Hill and Hopscotch Films will distribute the film sometime early in 2013, a little later than expected as more than a few people were hoping to see it out around now. A recent trailer revealed a solid, if familiar looking comedic drama which mainly has the distinction of some stunning location photography, big surf action set pieces and various 1970s style quirks.



Dark Skies
Not to be confused with that mid-90's TV series that tried to rip-off the success of "The X-Files," this low-budget supernatural thriller comes from "Legion" and "Priest" director Scott Stewart. The story deals with a couple trying to save their family from an apparent alien presence who prays on their children. The tone is very much akin to the likes of "Insidious" and "Sinister," albeit with the demons replaced by shadowy corporeal beings from another world. It's fairly generic material, but the trailer does have a decent atmosphere and the presence of Keri Russell immediately gives it more cred than it probably deserves.

Decoding Annie Parker
Breast cancer isn't a subject that has really been focused on in films outside the cable television realm. Yet, Steven Bernstein's dramedy about two women inexorably linked by this terrible disease has managed to attract a solid cast. Helen Hunt stars as geneticist Mary Claire King who famously discovered a gene linked to breast cancer in 1990, and Samantha Morton plays the title character of Annie Parker - a woman who resolves to fight her cancer diagnosis. Set over the course of a fifteen-year period, other cast members include the reunion of "West Wing" alumni Richard Schiff and Bradley Whitford along with Rashida Jones, Aaron Paul, Bob Gunton, Alice Eve and Maggie Grace.


Delivery Man
Quebec-born filmmaker Ken Scott remakes his own 2011 high-concept French-language comedy "Starbuck" for Dreamworks. Vince Vaughn steps into the lead role played by Patrick Huard in the original - a man with a perpetually adolescent personality. He soon learns that, as a sperm donor, he has fathered 530 children. Around 30% of the now grown-up kids are trying to force the fertility clinic to reveal his true identity. On top of that, his girlfriend is pregnant and does not feel that he is mature enough to be a father. Scott signed on for the remake to primarily reach a broader audience, whilst still making sure the key ingredients from the original were retained. Filming is currently under way in New York ahead of a release in October.

The Devil's Rapture
Previously known as "The Occult," this $10 million indie thriller from "The Roommate" helmer Christian E. Christian and "The Divide" scribe Karl Mueller was shot back in the Spring in North Carolina. While it sounds a little better than either of those aforementioned films, nothing revealed so far separates it from the various generic yet highly profitable faith-centric horror films of recent years (ala "The Exorcism of Emily Rose," "The Devil Inside"). The story here deals with young girls within said cult going missing, leading to a division within the ranks as the youngsters believe the elders are killing them off. Jennifer Carpenter ("Dexter"), Rufus Sewell ("Dark City") and Colm Meaney ("Hell on Wheels") star.


In his first non-documentary feature, "Murderball" helmer Henry Alex Rubin tackles this indie ensemble drama which boasts three interconnected stories about people affected by the Internet and other forms of modern communication - namely issues of cyber-bullying, identity theft and online prostitution. It also boasts a solid cast including Jason Bateman, Alexander Skarsgard, Max Thierot, Paula Patton, Hope Davis, Andrea Riseborough, Michael Nyqvist and Frank Grillo. Reviews out of Toronto last year were politely dismissive - calling it obvious, self-important and "self-consciously operatic" in one case. While the material sounds overly familiar, the compelling performances are said to lift the quality to higher levels.

Dorothy of Oz
The least interesting of the upcoming Oz-related films is this $60 million 3D computer-animated musical adaptation of the 1989 book by L. Frank Baum's grandson Roger. In this version, Dorothy and Toto return to the Land of Oz when it comes under attack by a Jester using the wand of the Wicked Witch of the West. Indie producer Summertime Entertainment is hoping to make a franchise out of this, and they've certainly cast up well with the likes of Lea Michele, Patrick Stewart, Oliver Platt, Dan Aykroyd, Hugh Dancy, Martin Short, Kelsey Grammar and Bernadette Peters all providing voice work. However, the trailer plays very flat and looks like a direct-to-video title. It's essentially 'Oz' for the pre-school crowd and no one else.


Drinking Buddies
A new rom-com from SXSW fave Joe Swanberg ("Uncle Kent") which has considerable commercial appeal. Anna Kendrick, Olivia Wilde, Jake Johnson and Ron Livingston star in this story which follows two beer geeks, Luke and Kate, who are inseparable friends and work together at a Chicago brewery. Despite their obvious attraction to each other, he has a live-in girlfriend and she romances an older music-producer boyfriend. What ensues is a film exploring relationship politics in the age of texting, and it's all apparently improvised according to Kendrick. With Swanberg's past experience, not to mention "Beasts of the Southern Wild" cinematographer Ben Richardson doing the visuals, this should be good.

Best known for his TV work such as ITV's "Vera" and "Clapham Junction," UK actor David Leon has turned to directing in recent times and makes his feature debut with this semi-autobiographical crime thriller about Leon's own childhood experiences growing up in late eighties Newcastle. He's also snagged an impressive cast including Peter Capaldi ("The Thick of It"), Iwan Rheon ("Misfits"), Damian Lewis ("Homeland") and Jessica Brown-Findlay ("Downton Abbey"). Filming kicks off shortly for a late 2013 release.

The Complete Notable Films of 2013 Guide

Volume 0-9: 2 Guns, 21 and Over, 33 dias, 42, 47 Ronin, 300: Rise of An Empire, 7500

Volume A: The ABC's of Death, About Last Night, About Time, Admission, A.C.O.D., Adult World, After Earth, Afternoon Delight, Aftershock, Ain't Them Bodies Saints, All Is Lost, Anchorman: The Legend Continues, The Angriest Man In Brooklyn, Angry Little God, Are We Officially Dating?, As I Lay Dying, Ass Backwards, At Any Price, August: Osage County, Austenland

Volume B: Backmask, Baggage Claim, Bailout: The Age of Greed, Battle of the Year, Beautiful Creatures, Before Midnight, Belle, The Best Offer, Better Living Through Chemistry, Beyond The Hills, Big Sur, The Big Wedding, Black Dog Red Dog, The Black Marks, Bling Ring, Blood Ties, The Brass Teapot, Breathe In, Broken City, Bullet to the Head, The Butler, Byzantium

Volume C: The Call, Can a Song Save Your Life?, The Canyons, Captain Phillips, Carol, Carrie, A Case of You, Cavalry, CBGB, Chavez, Child of God, Chinese Zodiac, Closed Circuit, Closer to the Moon, Cloudy 2: Revenge of the Leftovers, C.O.G., The Colony, Come Out and Play, The Company You Keep, The Congress, Concussion, The Counselor, The Coup, The Croods, Crystal Fairy

Volume D: Dallas Buyers Club, Dark Blood, Dark Skies, Dead Man Down, Decoding Annie Parker, The Deep, Delivery Man, Despicable Me 2, Devil's Knot, The Devil's Rapture, Diana, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: His & Hers, Disconnect, Dom Hemingway, Don Jon's Addiction, Dorothy of Oz, The Double, Drift, Drinking Buddies, Driven

Volume E: The East, Eden, Elsa and Fred, Elysium, Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes, Emperor, Empire State, Empires of the Deep, Ender's Game, The English Teacher, Epic, Errors of the Human Body, Escape From Planet Earth, The Europa Report, Evangelion 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo, Everything Will Be Fine, Evil Dead

Volume F: Fading Gigolo, Fast Six, Fellini Black and White, Felony, A Field in England, Fill the Void, Filth, Foxcatcher, Foxfire, From Up On Poppy Hill, Frozen, Fruitvale, The Frozen Ground

Volume G: Part 1: Gambit, Gangster Squad, The Gatekeepers, Get a Job, Getaway, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Ginger and Rosa, Girls Against Boys, Girl Most Likely, A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III, Gods Behaving Badly, A Good Day to Die Hard

Volume G: Part 2: Graceland, The Grand Masters, Grand Piano, The Grand Seduction, Grave of the Fireflies, Gravity, The Great Gatsby, Great Expectations, The Green Blade Rises, A Green Story, Greetings from Tim Buckley, Growing Up (and Other Lies), Grown Ups 2

Volume H: The Hangover Part III, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia, The Heat, Hell and Back, Hell Baby, Her, Hidden, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Homefront, Horns, The Host, The Host 2, How I Live Now, Hummingbird, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Hunt

Volume I: I Frankenstein, The Identical, Identity Thief, I'm So Excited, In a World, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete, In Fear, Inside Llewyn Davis, Insidious Chapter Two, Interior Leather Bar, The Internship, In the Blood, The Invisible Woman, Iron Man 3

Volume J-K: Jack Ryan, Jack the Giant Slayer, Java Heat, Jayne Mansfield's Car, Jimmy Picard, jOBS, Jurassic Park 3D, Justin and the Knights of Valour, K-11, Kick-Ass 2, Kid Cannabis, Kill Your Darlings, Kiss of the Damned, Kon-Tiki, Knight of Cups

Volume L: Part 1: Labor Day, The Last Days On Mars, The Last Exorcism: Part II, The Last Stand, Last Vegas, Laurence Anyways, Leo the Lion, Leviathan, Le Weekend, Libertador, The Lifeguard, Like Someone in Love, The Little Mermaid 3D, The Loft

Volume L: Part 2: London Project, The Lone Ranger, Lone Survivor, The Longest Week, Long Time Gone, A Long Way Down, The Look of Love, The Lords of Salem, Lore, Love and Honor, Love is All You Need, Lovelace, Lowlife, Lullaby, Luv

Volume M: Part 1: Machete Kills, Magic Magic, Malavita, Mama, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Maniac, Man of Steel, Man of Tai Chi, The Man Who Sold the World, A Many Splintered Thing, Mariah Mundi and the Midas Box, Mary Mother Of Christ, May in the Summer, McCanick, Meet Me In Montenegro, Milo

Volume M: Part 2: Mindscape, Mobius, Mockingbird, Molly Moon: The Incredible Hypnotist, Monsters University, The Monuments Men, Mood Indigo, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, A Most Wanted Man, Mother of George, Movie 43, Mr. Morgan's Last Love, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, Much Ado About Nothing, Mud, Mystery Road

Volume N: Nebraska, The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman, Night Moves, Nina, No, No One Lives, No Place on Earth, Non-Stop, Northern Soul, Not Safe for Work, Now You See Me, The Numbers Station, Nymphomaniac

Volume O-P: Part 1: Oblivion, Oculus, Odd Thomas, Oldboy, Olympus Has Fallen, One Direction Concert Movie, One Square Mile, Only God Forgives, Only Lovers Left Alive, Open Windows, Out of the Furnace, Oz: The Great and Powerful, Pacific Rim, Pain and Gain, The Paradise Trilogy, Paranoia, Parker, Parkland, Passion, The Past, The Patience Stone

Volume P: Part 2: Pawn, Pawn Shop Chronicles, Penthouse North, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, Phantom, The Physician, Pieta, The Place Beyond The Pines, Planes, Plastic Jesus, The Playroom, Plush, Post Tenebras Lux, Prince Avalanche, Prisoners, The Prophet, The Purge

Volume Q-R: The Quiet Ones, The Railway Man, The Rambler, Random, Reality, RED 2, Red Light Winter, Red Machine, Red Wing, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Reykjavik, R.I.P.D., Riddick, The Rover, Runner Runner, Rush

Volume S: Part 1: S-V/H/S, The Sacrament, Safe Haven, Saving Mr. Banks, Scary Movie 5, The Scribbler, The Sea, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Serena, The Seventh Son, Side Effects, Sightseers, Simon Killer, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, A Single Shot, Small Apartments, Small Time, The Smurfs 2

Volume S: Part 2: Snitch, Snowpiercer, Someone Marry Barry, Something in the Air, The Sorcerer and the White Snake, Space Warriors, The Spectacular Now, Spring Breakers, Starbuck, Star Trek Into Darkness, Star Wars: Episode II & III 3D, Still Life, Stoker, Stories We Tell, Sweetwater, Syrup

Volume T: Part 1: Tar, Tarzan 3D, A Teacher, Thanks for Sharing, Therese Desqueyroux, Therese, They Came Together, They Die by Dawn, Third Person, This Is The End, Thor: The Dark World, A Thousand Times Good Night, Three Days To Kill, Three Worlds, The To Do List, Tom a la ferme, The Tomb, Tomorrow You're Gone

Volume T: Part 2: To The Wonder, Too Late, Touchy Feely, Toy's House, Tracks, Trance, The Trials of Cate McCall, Trust Me, Turbo, Twelve Years A Slave, Twenty Feet From Stardom, Twice Born, Two Night Stand, The Two Faces of January, Two Mothers, Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas, Tyler Perry's Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor, Tyler Perry Presents: We The Peeples

Volume U-W: Part 1: Under the Skin, Unforgiven, Untitled David O. Russell Project, Untitled Nicole Holofcener Project, Untitled Terrence Malick Film, Upstream Color, Venus in Fur, Very Good Girls, Virtually Heroes, Wadjda, Walking with Dinosaurs 3D, War Witch, Warm Bodies, The Way Way Back, We Are What We Are, We're the Millers, Welcome to the Jungle, Welcome to the Punch, What Maisie Knew

Volume W: Part 2-Z: White Bird in a Blizzard, White House Down, The Wilderness of James, Winter Rose, Winter's Tale, Wish You Well, The Wolf of Wall Street, The Wolverine, Wolves, Words with Gods, World War Z, The World's End, You Are Here, You Can't Win, You're Next, You're Not You, The Young and Prodigious Spivet, The Zero Theorem