The Notable Films of 2013: Volume L Part 2

By Garth Franklin Sunday January 6th 2013 11:17PM

In this volume I look at the big-budget film reboot of a classic Western hero, a film about one of the more infamous failures of modern U.S. Naval Special Operations, a long at the most famous king of sleaze in London's SOHO district, Rob Zombie's attempt to fuse horror with operatic art house stylings, a biopic of the star of porn classic "Deep Throat," and a much anticipated period immigration drama from James Gray.


The Lone Ranger
Opens: July 3rd 2013
Cast: Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, Ruth Wilson, Helena Bonham Carter, Tom Wilkinson
Director: Gore Verbinski

Analysis: Already one of the most infamous film productions of recent years, this cinematic rebooting of the American Old West character serials from the 1930s through the 1950s began life a decade ago over at Sony Pictures. Five years later it wound up with producer Jerry Bruckheimer over at Disney, and it soon became a "Pirates of the Caribbean" team re-union as actor Johnny Depp, director Gore Verbinski, and scribes Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio all joined the project.

It was in mid-2011 though when the trouble began. Disney delayed the production due to concerns over the $250 million budget, and the failure of Universal's Western-genre film "Cowboys & Aliens." Those involved ended up cutting action sequences, supernatural elements from the script (basically Native American werewolf mythology), and even their own upfront fees in order to rein in the budget to a more economical $215 million. It came down to the wire but the production went forward and shooting began last February in New Mexico.

Unfortunately severe weather disruptions, set damage, and the cost of constructing period trains for the project led to cost blowouts which brought the budget back up to its original $250 million total. There were numerous delays with shooting and quite a few on-set issues, but ultimately it wrapped filming and is now in post-production ahead of its worldwide release around the July 4th weekend of 2013. Rumors of reshoots that emerged the other day have since been outright denied by Disney Pictures.

Depp plays Tonto, a Native American spirit warrior who recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice. The two unlikely heroes ended up having to learn how to work together. Joining them are a mix of interesting British and American actors including "Luther" scene stealer Ruth Wilson as the love interest, Tom Wilkinson and William Fichtner as the villains, and the likes of Helena Bonham Carter, James Badge Dale, James Frain, Harry Treadaway, Matt O'Leary and "Deadwood" regulars W. Earl Brown and Leon Rippy in supporting parts.

Right now though, the big question is if the film's performance will be good enough for all the hassle to be worth it. Having gambled big and lost in recent years with the expensive failures of "John Carter" and "Mars Needs Moms," Disney needs a live-action Summer hit. 'Ranger' certainly has more of a chance, especially with former Warners chief Alan Horn now running the show, yet Westerns are still a tough sell - especially in overseas markets. Also, despite the release, 'Ranger' doesn't have the buzz around it that other Summer fare such as "Man of Steel," "Star Trek Into Darkness" and "Iron Man 3" have. It'll be an interesting game of wait and see in July.


Lone Survivor
Opens: 2013
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Eric Bana, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster
Director: Peter Berg

Analysis: Some filmmakers have to agree to direct big-budget blockbusters in order to get to make the smaller films they want to do. Michael Bay has to do a fourth "Transformers" as part of the deal he made to get the go-ahead on his bodybuilder action comedy "Pain and Gain". The same goes for Peter Berg who had to helm last year's disastrous mega-budget board game adaptation "Battleship" in order to get the $50 million in funding he needed for this true story Afghan war drama.

While "Zero Dark Thirty" dealt with perhaps the greatest single operational success story of the U.S. Armed Forces in the Middle East over the past ten years, 'Lone' covers one of its most infamous failures. In fact, the 'Operation Red Wings' mission in June 2005 has been described as "the worst single day loss of life for Naval Special Warfare personnel since World War II." A team of four men, SEAL Team 10, were tasked with the mission of surveillance and reconnaissance of the notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah. Just hours after insertion, the group fell into an ambush and three of the four were killed.

A sixteen-man helicopter crew sent in to rescue them was subsequently shot down by a rocket propelled grenade. The operation lasted three more weeks as the bodies of the deceased were recovered and the only survivor, Marcus Luttrell (Wahlberg), was rescued. Of the film adaptation, the real Luttrell says: "I want to make sure that the movie is true to the book. Most people get their information from movies and TV and don't read so I want to make sure this movie is as realistic as possible."

Employing the RED Epic cameras (ala "The Hobbit") and shot in New Mexico this past Fall, Wahlberg is joined by a great cast including Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster as his three fellow SEALs. There's also Alexander Ludwig and Eric Bana as a SEAL and a Lt. Commander respectively who were both on the helicopter. It's a fairly grim story, but Berg has demonstrated an excellent handling of this kind of action and can be a solid director when the material is good enough as it was in "Friday Night Lights" and "The Kingdom". This is also a film that has the potential to be both critically and commercially well-regarded.


Long Time Gone
Opens: 2013
Cast: Virginia Madsen, Sam Trammell, Zach Gilford, Anthony LaPaglia, Eva Longoria
Director: Sarah Siegel-Magness

Analysis: "Precious" producer Sarah Siegel-Magness makes her directorial debut on this $15 million Los Angeles-based indie drama about what happens to a family left behind after the father leaves his wife (Madsen) for another woman. Based on the April Stevens novel "Angel, Angel" and adapted by Karen McCullah, the tale is easy to relate to as most people usually know of someone who has gone through the situation. Though people come out the other side, how many scars they receive along the way and carry with them varies greatly.

There's a solid little cast here to join Madsen. "Friday Night Lights" actor Zach Gilford plays one of the sons trying to help his shattered mother, while "True Blood" shapeshifter Sam Trammell plays a handsome landscape gardener and potential new love interest for her. Anthony LaPaglia and Eva Longoria have small roles as the philandering husband and his mistress. The scene stealer though looks to be Amanda Crew who plays a carefree spirit whose outlook changes the perspective of the family members and restores their sense of hope. Phase 4 is planning a simultaneous theatrical and VOD release in the Spring.


A Long Way Down
Opens: 2013
Cast: Rosamund Pike, Pierce Brosnan, Aaron Paul, Sam Neill, Toni Collette
Director: Pascal Chaumeil

Analysis: An adaptation of the darkly comic 2005 novel by British author Nick Hornby ("About a Boy," "High Fidelity"), it will be interesting to see a mainstream movie built on a concept that some might find highly objectionable. While Johnny Depp is a famous fan of the book, the work itself received mixed reviews from various literary critics. D.V. DeVincentis ("High Fidelity") is penning the script and Pascal Chaumeil ("Heartbreaker") is directing this film version which will hopefully draw a better response.

The premise follows four strangers who happen to meet on the roof of a high building called Topper's House in London on New Year's Eve, each intent on committing suicide. With their plans for a solitary death ruined, each recounts their misadventures as they decide to come down from the roof alive and start their own support group for each other.

The quartet includes Pierce Brosnan as a married successful radio DJ who lost his career and family after sleeping with an underage girl and going to prison, Toni Collette as a single mother of a disabled son who is feeling more and more trapped, Aaron Paul as a man who gave up his dreams to be a rock star, and Imogen Poots as a teen girl with family problems. It feels like one of those films that could go either way, but we'll have to wait and see.


The Look of Love
Opens: 2013
Cast: Steve Coogan, Tamsin Egerton, Imogen Poots, Anna Friel, Stephen Fry
Director: Michael Winterbottom

Analysis: Set to premiere at Sundance ahead of a UK release in March, 'Love' explores the life of London porn baron turned property billionaire Paul Raymond. Matt Greenhalgh ("Nowhere Boy," "Control") penned the script for this fourth collaboration of Winterbottom and Coogan after "24 Hour Party People," "Tristram Shandy: A Cock & Bull Story" and "The Trip".

Raymond was an eccentric character at the heart of several pivotal events in British culture. Originally titled "The King of Soho," the name had to be changed after the threat of legal action by Paul Raymond's son, Howard. Howard was already developing a project of the same name about his father's life.

Of the film, Coogan says: "It has that strange combination of comedy and tragedy that Michael Winterbottom manages to pull off with a real deftness of touch. Like very few films these days it's actually about something without being portentous. Oh and there's lots of naked ladies in it too."


The Lords of Salem
Opens: April 26th 2013
Cast: Sheri Moon Zombie, Meg Foster, Bruce Davison, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Ken Foree
Director: Rob Zombie

Analysis: Musician Rob Zombie's career shift to filmmaking takes a turn towards the more interesting with this original horror tale. Before now, Zombie's films seemed to wallow in a certain level of debasement. From "House of 1000 Corpses" and its boundary pushing sequel "The Devil's Rejects," to both the films in the "Halloween" franchise reboot, the only thing that has marked his work so far has been a continual and graphic level of brutality. He was not helped by tackling a highly-regarded benchmark like the early "Halloween" films and bringing them down to an utterly dysfunctional level.

With 'Lords' though, Zombie has set out to do something different and, unlike "Halloween," he has managed to score the complete creative freedom he needs to do it. Made with the help of "Paranormal Activity" and "Insidious" producers Haunted Films, the result is this more artistic attempt at horror that puts a greater emphasis on establishing atmosphere than spraying blood. The story follows a radio DJ and recovering drug addict (Sheri Moon Zombie) in the sleepy Massachusetts town who works as part of a radio team.

A vinyl record arrives for her which she assumes is a rock band, and as it starts to play she experiences a flashback to a past trauma. She soon slowly starts to lose her grip on sanity as the agenda of a group of witches comes to bear. There's a definite "Rosemary's Baby" element to the whole thing, but it all unfolds with some truly weird and abstract Gothic imagery including a much talked about scene involving an encounter with a tentacled demon.

Reviews out of the Toronto Film Festival were good, even from stern art house critics and frequent festival filmgoers with many labelling it as his best work yet. Praise came for Zombie finally instilling a sense of restraint within himself, one reviewer claiming that the movie "aims more for surreality than shock." There's been some disagreements about the ending, but this more Alejandro Jodorowsky-inspired surreal approach (whilst still visceral enough to please his long time fans) is a welcome change of pace and hints at bigger things to come.


Opens: 2013
Cast: Saskia Rosendahl, Kai Malina, Nele Trebs, Ursina Lardi
Director: Cate Shortland

Analysis: An Australian film done entirely in German, "Lore" marks the second feature of filmmaker Cate Shortland. Her first was 2004's brilliant "Somersault" about the relationship between a 16-year-old girl and the son of a local farmer. Winning multiple awards, the film launched the career of Abbie Cornish and showcased how truly great Sam Worthington can be as a dramatic actor in what remains the best performance of his career.

"Lore" has been almost as well-received in Australia. The story is based on Rachel Seiffert's Booker Prize shortlisted novel "The Dark Room" and is set at the end of World War II. Saskia Rosendahl plays a young German girl named Lore who realises that something is dreadfully amiss when her S.S. father arrives with a truck to pack up their home to move to a remote location. Abandoned by their parents, Lore is left to fend for her younger sister, twin brothers and a baby. The group head out on a 1000km journey to their grandmother's house near Hamburg, along with a Jewish death camp survivor they meet on the road.

There's a distinct lack of specifics about the film, "Lore" is very much a mood piece with an impressionistic dream-like style served well by cinematographer Adam Arkapaw ("Animal Kingdom," "Snowtown"). Yet, it also deals with some very grim realities as it tackles both one girl's coming-of-age, and the wider issues of the personal cost of the Second World War for those on the losing side. It's risky material - Lore and her family grew up unquestioning Nazis, and the film takes a quietly involving and fairly authentic look at the way her belief system slowly crumbles in on itself as she takes this journey. It's a journey you should take as well.


Love and Honor
Opens: March 22nd 2013
Cast: Liam Hemsworth, Teresa Palmer, Aimee Teegarden, Austin Stowell
Director: Danny Mooney

Analysis: Formerly titled "AWOL," Danny Mooney's Vietnam War-era romantic drama looks and smells like a Nicholas Sparks work (ala "Dear John," "The Notebook," "Nights in Rodanthe"), but it's not. Not a bad idea though, last year's "The Vow" was also a 'Sparks-esque' clone which became a hit and helped push Channing Tatum's career into overdrive.

Can 'Love' do the same for Aussie hunk Liam Hemsworth? Chris' younger brother broke out onto the U.S. scene with an actual Sparks adaptation, "The Last Song," and followed it up with a couple of smart choices like "The Hunger Games" and "The Expendables 2". Aside from the 'Hunger' sequel, he has three films in which he is front and center in 2013.

This is the only one though that's being sold entirely on his name, and it's also the one in a genre that should bring out his female fan base. Hemsworth plays a soldier fighting in the Vietnam war. He and a friend travel to Michigan on a week-long leave, it's there that he falls in love with a hippie protester (Teresa Palmer). The guys soon debate going AWOL instead of returning to the war.

Mooney's directorial debut is a low-budget indie affair, something that unfortunately shows quite blatantly in the war and protesting scenes in the trailer. IFC is only giving the film a limited release, but it looks like it could be a solid little performer that should find an audience amongst romantics of all ages.


Love is All You Need
Opens: May 3rd 2013
Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Trine Dyrholm, Kim Bodnia, Paprika Steen, Christiane Schamburg-Muller
Director: Susanne Bier

Analysis: Having already opened in much of the world, "After the Wedding" and "In a Better World" director Susanne Bier takes a break from her more dramatic fare with this rather breezy and commercial bittersweet romantic comedy. "An Italian 'Mamma Mia' without music numbers" is one way the project has been described, and there's been plenty of praise for the film's full use of the picturesque locales. As for the actual narrative however, the reaction isn't as unanimous.

The story has a young couple, Patrick and Astrid, who are to be married at a villa on the coast at Sorrento owned by Patrick's English widower father Philip (Brosnan). Astrid's Danish mother Ida (Trine Dyrholm) is in the late stages of chemotherapy while her philandering husband Leif (Kim Bodnia) is having an affair. They all turn up for the wedding weekend where the sparks fly. Cue a rom-com that is much more about Philip and Ida ending up together than it is their kids.

Despite the Beatles song for a title, "That's Amore" is the final film's true theme song and is a worrying sign of how oddly obvious Bier is going with this rather large serving of corn. Her films are quite refined and intelligent takes on characters and situations that could come off as melodramatic in another director's hands. While she is said to squeeze in some serious dramatic moments and surprises here, critics have been divided as to whether she has effectively pulled it off. Audiences will likely be the same.


Opens: 2013
Cast: Amanda Seyfried, Peter Sarsgaard, Adam Brody, James Franco, Sharon Stone
Director: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman

Analysis: With rival film "Inferno" having fallen apart, this indie biopic of Linda Boreman now stands on its own and is slated to go before the press at Sundance in a few weeks. Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman ("Howl") helm from a script by W. Merritt Johnson ("Temple Grandin," "In Treatment") which is based on the biography by Eric Danville.

Boreman rose to fame as iconic porn star Linda Lovelace of 1972's "Deep Throat." She subsequently transformed into feminist, anti-porn activist Linda Marchiano after breaking away from her abusive and exploitative husband. This particular film is told through the perspective of three interviewers at various stages of her life from 20 to 32. According to the filmmakers, the aim was to show her "ascent, decline and '80s-era redemption." Each act is said to be depicted in "different styles" to fit the content.

Seyfried is taking some risks with this, going full-frontal in a movie that will feature quite a bit of nudity from many involved. Other key players include Peter Sarsgaard as Boreman's pornographer husband Chuck Traynor, Wes Bentley as her second husband, Sharon Stone as her mother, James Franco as Hugh Hefner, Sarah Jessica Parker as Gloria Steinem, and Adam Brody as porn star Harry Reems. Despite the flash, the film is said to have a major empowerment message amidst all the T&A.


Opens: 2013
Cast: Jeremy Renner, Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix, Dagmara Dominczyk, Angela Sarafyan
Director: James Gray

Analysis: "Two Lovers" and "We Own the Night" director James Gray re-teams with his good luck charm Joaquin Phoenix for a fourth time on this $16 million, 1920s New York-set drama. Marion Cotillard plays one of two Polish immigrant sisters who travel to New York to start a new life. When her sister becomes deathly ill and is quarantined, Cotillard is tricked into a life of burlesque and prostitution. She soon falls for a charming magician (Jeremy Renner), the cousin of the sleaze (Joaquin Phoenix) who keeps her turning tricks.

There's been some confusion over the title, first it was "Lowlife," then it was untitled, then "The Nightingale," and now it has reverted to being "Lowlife" again. The confusion came over Luc Sante's book of the same name, though the events in Sante's book take place a good six to seven decades before those in the Gray film. 'Lowlife' refers to a designation given to certain people coming in through Ellis Island - ones whom the immigration officers thought would end up becoming wards of the state, and so were often not allowed within the United States.

The Weinstein Company has scored the North American rights to the film which was completed just a few weeks ago. Gray is hoping for a Cannes debut if the festival will allow him. He has also reportedly screened it, and "the response from people who like my films is that it's my best film." A few minutes of the film were shown this past year at the Telluride Film Festival where it drew a great reaction.



London Project
British filmmaker Joanna Hogg's third feature following her acclaimed work on "Unrelated" and "Archipelago." Once again she and her regular collaborator Tom Hiddleston ("Thor," "The Avengers") team for this feature which was shot in October in London. No details are available about the plot, only the cast which includes Liam Gillick and Viv Albertine from punk band The Slits. Both BBC Films and the British Film Institute have backed the project, which speaks to its pedigree somewhat. Hogg herself says: "I continue to be fascinated by the blurred line between the comic and the horrendous - but depicting this in an ordinary, every day context that is closer to home, and therefore more terrifying."

The Longest Week
YRF Entertainment, the new Hollywood banner of a veteran Bollywood production company, saved this $15 million film after the original financier bailed. Jason Bateman plays a spoiled rich kid living off of his parents in a Manhattan Hotel. In the space of a week he is evicted, disinherited and falls in love with the object of his best friend's affection. In these tight economic times, stories of spoiled rich kids finding themselves are a tough sell (hello "Arthur" remake). Bateman's appeal has also worn thin thanks to some dud choices of late, so hopefully the material is good enough it can escape both the standard rom-com trappings and its setup.


Best known for his hunky good looks in various screen and stage roles, New York actor Andrew Veritas has been making the move to film production in recent years with producing credits on the likes of "The Art Of Getting By" and "At Any Price". He now makes his directorial debut on this dramedy about a man (Garrett Hedlund), estranged from his family, who receives word that his father (Richard Jenkins) has chosen to take himself off life support within 48 hours. So begins a race to reunite with his other family members before his dad passes. Levitas has managed to pull in some amazing talent for the project including Amy Adams, Jessica Brown Findlay, Terrence Howard, Anne Archer, and Jennifer Hudson. Still no word on a release date yet though.

One of the first limited releases of 2013, coming a full year after its Sundance 2012 premiere, is this coming of age indie drama set across the space of one day. With a mother in rehab and father out of the picture, a young 11-year-old Baltimore boy (Michael Rainey Jr.) is reunited with his charismatic and recently released from prison Uncle Vincent (Common) who wants to open a high-end crab shack. Taking the kid with him as he tries to get a bank loan, Vincent ends up having to turn to his former associates and do one more drug deal to demonstrate his loyalty. Reviews have been alright, with most praising Common's performance. It is, however, very much a niche film with a distinctly limited appeal.

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