The Notable Films of 2013: Volume P: Part 2

By Garth Franklin Thursday January 17th 2013 10:58AM

In this volume I look at a sequel to a young adult franchise about Greek mythology, the follow-up film from the director and star of "Blue Valentine," a shocking South Korean film that won the Golden Lion, a spin-off of Pixar's least admired franchise, adaptations of several highly acclaimed books set in the Middle East, an erotic thriller from the director of "Twilight," and a very strange Mexican film.


Pawn Shop Chronicles
Opens: 2013
Cast: Paul Walker, Elijah Wood, Brendan Fraser, Vincent D'Onofrio, Thomas Jane
Director: Wayne Kramer

Analysis: A $5 million indie feature built on cameos galore, this ensemble piece revolves around items sold or found in a small Southern town's local pawn shop. Characters include the likes of a man searching for his abducted wife, a couple of white-supremacist meth heads and a sad sack Elvis impersonator. Described as a "hillbilly Pulp Fiction," the film is mostly notable for the re-teaming of "Running Scared" director Wayne Kramer and actor Paul Walker who will star in and produce the film.

Amongst the talent participating are the likes of Elijah Wood, Brendan Fraser, Vincent D'Onofrio, Thomas Jane, Matt Dillon, Lukas Haas, DJ Qualls, Rachelle Lefevre, Chi McBride , Michael Cudlitz and Ashlee Simpson. Fred Durst was originally slated to direct, but dropped out which led to Kramer stepping in to take the helm. The film has also scored an R-rating for "violence, sexual material, graphic nudity, pervasive language and some drug use" so it ticks all the right boxes.


Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
Opens: August 16th 2013
Cast: Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario, Jake Abel, Brandon T. Jackson, Nathan Fillion
Director: Thor Freudenthal

Analysis: Though initially dismissed as a cut-rate "Harry Potter" and scoring a mixed response upon release, the first "Percy Jackson" film has become mildly endearing over the years. Clunky direction aside, the idea was cute and the cast was a fun mix. Shot on a costly $95 million, the film raked in $225 million at the box-office and became a hit on disc, which is why this sequel went into production.

In this chapter, Percy Jackson's seventh-grade experience has been very quiet. That is until the magical borders that protect Camp Half-Blood are poisoned by a mysterious enemy. With the only safe haven for demigods in danger, Percy and his friends must journey into the Sea of Monsters to bring back the Golden Fleece and save the camp. Along the way he will discover a shocking new secret about his heritage.

Freudenthal seems an odd choice for director, mostly known for lower-budgeted family fare like "Hotel for Dogs" and "Diary of a Wimpy Kid," so it is likely a cost-saving measure to keep the film's budget reigned in. While the first film often strayed from the book, this one is said to be a much closer adaptation.

Some casting additions are very welcome, such as Nathan Fillion as Hermes, Stanley Tucci as Dionysus, and Mark Hamill as Tantalus, but it looks like many of the main Gods won't be back. Lerman meanwhile has grown as an actor, as any viewer of the superb "Perks of Being a Wallflower" can attest, so I hope that Percy himself is a more assertive and interesting role this time out.


Opens: March 1st 2013
Cast: Ed Harris, David Duchovny, William Fichtner, Lance Henriksen, Jonathon Schaech
Director: Todd Robinson

Analysis: An $18 million indie Cold War thriller set entirely onboard a Soviet submarine, this was shot late 2011 in San Diego and Long Beach with "Lonely Hearts" writer/director Todd Robinson penning and directing. The story is said to be "inspired by true events," but there are also suggestions that supernatural elements are a part of the story which throws that claim of credibility right out of the water.

Harris plays the captain of Soviet submarine B756, a man who has secretly been suffering from seizures that alter his perception of reality. Forced to leave his wife and daughter, he is rushed into this classified mission armed with a single ICBM, and a device that renders them invisible to sonar.

The Captain soon discovers that he has been chosen for this mission in the belief he would fail. Challenged by a rogue KGB special forces group (led by Duchovny's character) bent on seizing control of the missile, the fate of humanity is in his hands. Despite the entirely Russian setting, all the actors speak English with their regular (mostly) American accents.

Other cast members onboard include William Fichtner, Lance Henriksen, Natasha McElhone, Sean Patrick Flanery, Johnathon Schaech, Derek Magyar and Dagmara Dominczyk. Trailers for the film showcase Harris and Fichtner out-acting everyone around them. It is much more a character piece than an action film, so a lot will depend upon the script.


Opens: 2013
Cast: Lee Jung-jin, Jo Min-su, Kang Eun-jin, Woo Gi-hong, Cho Jae-ryong
Director: Kim Ki-duk

Analysis: Coming almost out of nowhere, Kim Ki-duk's explicit and gory South Korean film made headlines when it won the top prize of the Golden Lion at the Venice International Film Festival early in the Fall. It was the first Korean film to win the top prize at one of the three major European film festivals (Venice, Cannes, Berlin), and it beat out higher profile entries like "The Master," and Terrence Malick's "To the Wonder".

Lee Jung-jin plays Kang-do, a heartless man who has no living family and whose job entails threatening debtors to repay his clients. One day he receives a visit from a strange, middle-aged woman claiming she is his long-lost mother. The film fuses Christian symbolism with highly sexual content, a fusion designed to provoke a lot of reaction.

Despite the awards win, reviews from the festival were quite mixed due to the sheer graphicness of the picture, be it a hand job and some unwanted incestuous fingering, to a grisly suicide and a scene of forced cannibalism. Most of the macabre and grotesque acts are confined to the first half, while the second half becomes more a psychological exploration of the twisted Oedipal-like relationship at the film's center.

Ultimately it succumbs to revenge film antics, and the divide between critics seems to be over which half of the film they prefer. It is certainly seen as the filmmaker's most commercial film to date, which explains why it was quickly snapped up for international distribution. I'd expect this to become something of a minor cult hit.


The Place Beyond The Pines
Opens: March 29th 2013
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Rose Byrne, Eva Mendes, Ray Liotta
Director: Derek Cianfrance

Analysis: After the acclaim for their work together in "Blue Valentine" in 2010, it was only a matter of time before Ryan Gosling and filmmaker Derek Cianfrance would re-unite - no one expected it to come about this quickly though. Rather than a brutally honest love story, here they tackle a multi-generational crime thriller which was shot in Schenectady, New York.

Sporting bleached blond locks and various tattoos, Gosling plays a motorcycle stunt rider (Gosling) who sets out to rob banks in order to provide for his newborn child, an act that puts him on a collision course with a cop-turned-politician (Bradley Cooper). There's a solid supporting cast here including Ben Mendelsohn, Bruce Greenwood, Ray Liotta, Dane DeHaan, Rose Byrne and Eva Mendes.

One of the most anticipated film premieres at Toronto this past September, reviews were strong and praised it for its ambition. The reaction, however, was laced with enough disappointment that it took the wind of awards buzz out of the film's sails. Though the film's three acts aren't self-contained, they are very distinct from each other.

Most of the praise was for the Gosling-centric first which has a fast pace and more fun crime action-thriller approach. The Cooper-centric second act slows things down into more heavy melodramatic territory as the film's themes about relationships between fathers and sons comes to bear.

The final act has scored the most criticism with the focus on the pair's grown-up sons who come together and are unaware of their fathers' shared history. Spanning a full two-and-a-half hours, it's a deliberately paced film that takes some highly unexpected twists and turns. It won't be for everyone, but the praise is strong enough that it's already looking to be one of the better films in the first half of the year.


Opens: August 9th 2013
Cast: Stacy Keach, Brad Garrett, Carlos Alazraqui
Director: Klay Hall

Analysis: A spin-off of Pixar's "Cars" franchise, DisneyToon Studios produced the project which was originally aiming for a direct-to-disc release in Fall 2013. Then, late last year, the studio instead opted to release the film theatrically in the late Summer. This will mark the first DisneyToon Studios theatrical release since "Pooh's Heffalump Movie" in 2005.

Already it looks more interesting than the "Cars" sequel, and Disney certainly has high hopes for its potential, a sequel entitled "Planes 2: Fire and Rescue" is already in development. "Cars 2" was crassly commercial, primarily made for rich merchandising revenue rather than setting out to actually tell a decent story. The same could be said about "Planes," the question is if the storytelling is at a level good enough to make it worth bothering with in the cinema.

The plot this time out follows Dusty, big-hearted, fast-flying crop duster who dreams of competing in the most exhilarating around-the-world air race in history. There's a catch though, not only is Dusty not built for racing, but he also happens to be afraid of heights. With encouragement from a naval aviator named Skipper, Dusty qualifies and begins to rattle the defending champ of the race circuit, Ripslinger. Jon Cryer was originally cast as Dusty, but dropped out for unknown reasons.

John Lasseter serves as producer on the project, despite the fact that Pixar isn't producing the film. Lasseter has been talking it up though, saying "by expanding the Cars world, Planes gave us a whole new set of fun-filled situations and a great opportunity to introduce some fantastic new characters. The team at DisneyToon Studios has done such an amazing job creating a heartfelt story filled with great comedy, adventure, and emotion." We'll see John, we'll see.


Opens: 2013
Cast: Emily Browning, Cam Gigandet, Frances Fisher, Xavier Samuel, Dawn Olivieri
Director: Catherine Hardwicke

Analysis: Though originally slated to be a re-teaming of "Thirteen" director Catherine Hardwicke and actress Evan Rachel Wood, Australian actress Emily Browning ("Sucker Punch," "Sleeping Beauty") ended up taking on the lead role in this erotic thriller about music and obsession. The film itself looks like it is in a wheel house that feels quite comfortable for Hardwicke. A straightforward drama with an edge akin to what we saw in her first two efforts.

Browning plays Haley, a rising rock star who finds herself in a downward spiral after losing her band mate and brother to a drug overdose. After the band's second album is a critical and commercial disaster, she finds new hope and friendship in replacement guitarist Enzo (Xavier Samuel) who inspires her. Their collaboration soon crosses the line sexually, a big problem as Hayley is married and with two children. She slowly discovers Enzo's dark and troubled history, and realizes she may have let a madman into her home and near her family.

Shot over just a couple of weeks in the early Fall, the film is being sold as a "twisting, erotic" thriller with a vibrant young cast. The trouble with having a young cast in these sorts of films is that the movie itself either drifts into generic slasher territory, or it comes off as poor man's imitation of better and more adult movies (such as "Swimfan" being a teen "Fatal Attraction"). Hardwicke's presence indicates we should expect to see something boundary pushing and exciting, and hopefully not as disastrous as her Twilight-esque take on "Red Riding Hood."


Post Tenebras Lux
Opens: May 1st 2013
Cast: Adolfo Jiménez Castro, Nathalia Acevedo, Willebaldo Torres
Director: Carlos Reygadas

Analysis: Mexican filmmaker Carlos Reygadas scored much acclaim for his films like "Sangre," "Battle in Heaven" and the often extraordinary "Silent Light." Now he returns with this semi-autobiographical feature which was shot in Mexico, Britain, Spain, and Belgium - all places where Reygadas has lived. Premiering at Cannes last year where it won Best Director, the film returns to the more aggressively pretentious arthouse leanings of his earlier films.

The story involves a couple living in rural Mexico who are having marital issues, while the husband has distinct aggression problems of his own. Reygadas has called the film an "expressionist painting" rather than a logical story that follows a line of reasoning. Consequently the film's chronology is all over the place, scenes are mixed up, and all the outdoor scenes have a strange and blurred kaleidoscopic edging.

It also often makes no logical sense, letting its often strange and sometimes beautiful imagery do all the heavy lifting. A red-silhouetted figure randomly appears, one character removes his own head at one point. Action shifts from a rugby field, to wild sex saunas and back with little rhyme or reason. Surreal and very divisive, it'll be fascinating to watch both the critical and public reaction to a film like this.


Prince Avalanche
Opens: 2013
Cast: Paul Rudd, Emile Hirsch, Lance LeGault, Joyce Payne, Gina Grande
Director: David Gordon Green

Analysis: The "Pineapple Express" and "Your Highness" director seemingly shot this indie film in secret as no one seemed aware of it until after it was already complete. A remake of Icelandic filmmaker Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson's "Either Way," Green has swapped out the rocky Iceland landscapes for Texas where this version was shot.

The story is set in 1988 and chronicles the evolving friendship between two highway maintenance men who work together in the barren wilderness. Paul Rudd plays the meditative and stern Alvin, while Emile Hirsch is his girlfriend's brother - the dopey and insecure Lance. Together they spend a summer repainting traffic lines down the center of a country highway ravaged by wildfire. Along the way they learn more than they want to know about each other and their own limitations.

The film was kept secret because Green apparently wanted to get back to his independent roots after working back-to-back on three major studio films. Don't expect some overly moody artistic piece like "Gerry" though, this one is said to be filled with filthy humor and affectionate bromance. We'll find out in a few days when it premieres at Sundance if this is a return to form for the director.


Opens: September 20th 2013
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Maria Bello, Terrence Howard
Director: Denis Villeneuve

Analysis: Alcon Entertainment certainly has confidence in this thriller, setting the film's release date long before production has begun - not strange for a tentpole, but a little unusual for a film in this genre. Several different names have been attached to the project over time, including directors Bryan Singer and Antoine Fuqua, and actors Christian Bale and Leonardo DiCaprio. It was highly acclaimed "Incendies" director Denis Villeneuve though who ultimately scored the task of helming it.

Aaron Guzikowski ("Contraband") penned the Black List script which revolves around a small-town carpenter named Keller (Jackman) whose young daughter and best friend are kidnapped. After the cops fail to find them, Keller takes the law into his own hands. In the process, he runs up against the big city detective (Gyllenhaal) assigned to the case.

Villeneuve's second English-language thriller following the much smaller "An Enemy," this actually hasn't even begun filming yet (it was waiting for Jackman to finish both "The Wolverine" and his "Les Mis" press commitments) and is already locked into a fairly break-neck schedule that will see it hit cinemas in September. To be shot in Connecticut and Georgia, the project boasts a superb cast including those listed above plus Viola Davis and Melissa Leo. Could be a serious contender if it is pulled off.


The Prophet
Opens: 2013
Cast: Unknown
Director: Too Many To Name

Analysis: Salma Hayek and the Doha Film Institute have teamed to produce this animated adaptation of Lebanese author Kahlil Gibran's beloved 1923 book which has sold more than 100 million copies over the past century. Hollywood has been trying to do a film adaptation for some time, but the book itself is an anthology consisting of just over two dozen essays about all sorts of generalised topics like death, work, religion, beauty, happiness and sorrow.

As a result, there isn't a storyline that really allows for a film adaptation beyond a documentary approach such as Gary Tarn did with his 2011 adaptation narrated by Thandie Newton. This film has decided to follow the formula of Disney's 1940 classic "Fantasia." That film had eleven directors, each helming a specific segment. The same is happening here, each segment will be based on a chapter of the book and sport a different director.

How many of the chapters will make the transition is unknown, though Oscar-nominated "The Lion King" director Roger Allers is co-ordinating the process. For those involved, this is said to be a real passion project that aims to be a collaborative fusion of great artistic talents with universally acclaimed source material. Gibran after all is the third-most read poet in history, behind only Shakespeare and Lao-Tzu.

The scripting of the individual chapters is also largely up to each director. Amongst those filmmakers committed to the film are the likes of Marjane Satrapi ("Persepolis"), Tomm Moore ("The Secret of Kells"), Bill Plympton ("Guard Dog"), Joan C. Gantz ("Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase"), and Michal Socha ("Chick"). The list of rumored collaborators is equally interesting including Sylvain Chomet ("The Triplets of Belleville"), Kunio Kato ("Tsumiki no ie"), Chris Landreth ("Ryan"), Nina Paley ("Sita Sings the Blues"), Darragh O'Connell ("Granny O'Grimm's Sleeping Beauty"), Alan Smith and Adam Foulkes ("This Way Up"), and John Stevenson ("Kung Fu Panda").


The Purge
Opens: May 31st 2013
Cast: Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Max Burkholder, Rhys Wakefield, Adelaide Kane
Director: James DeMonaco

Analysis: Announced the other month, James DeMonaco's high-concept dystopian thriller makes for a refreshing smaller scale change from the rest of the films on offer at the Summer box-office this year. Blumhouse, Platinum Dunes and Universal have all teamed on the project which stars Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey.

The film is built on a high-concept setup - with the United States wracked by crime and overcrowded prisons, the government has issued a decree which allows the populace one-night every year to commit any crimes (including murder) within a 12-hour window without facing consequences. The police can't be called, hospitals suspend help, and the citizenry must regulate itself.

The story keeps the focus on one family over the course of this single night. The four family members are tested to see how far they will go to protect themselves when the vicious outside world breaks into their gated community and their home. This contained anarchy keeps the action and the stakes more personal, but it also allows the filmmakers to do a wild idea like this on quite a tight budget.

It's one of those ideas that sounds so patently ridiculous and out there that it will either work, or completely collapse into an utter disaster. DeMonaco has demonstrated solid writing skills before with the likes of "The Negotiator" and the only decent John Carpenter remake so far "Assault on Precinct 13." Still, even he is going to struggle to pull this off.



A low-budget crime thriller starring the likes of Michael Chiklis, Forest Whitaker, Ray Liotta, Common, Nikki Reed, Stephen Lang and Max Beesley. Chiklis also produces the film which came about while he was shooting "Parker" and decided to team with producer Brad Luff on a "tiny little movie." The story deals with a petty robbery that spirals into a tense hostage situation after three gunmen hold up a diner that is a front for the mob. Shot at breakneck speed in just fifteen days in early December, on a tiny $2.1 million budget at that, all things considered it is something of an achievement. No word on when we can expect to see it other than sometime this year.

Penthouse North
Michael Keaton and Michelle Monaghan star in Joseph Ruben's psychological thriller which began shooting a month ago in Canada. Monaghan plays a photojournalist blinded in Iraq who falls prey to a criminal (Keaton) who believes there are stolen diamonds hidden in her apartment. On the surface, the plot sounds like a remake of the Audrey Hepburn classic "Wait Until Dark." Keaton though has demonstrated great chops playing creepy bad guys in this field in films like "Pacific Heights" and "Desperate Measures" back in the 1990s, so it'll be great to see him back to playing bad again. Dimension Films is set to release the film in North America, likely sometime in the early Fall.

The Physician
An adaptation of Noah Gordon's international bestseller, British newcomer Tom Payne ("Luck," "Inheritance") is the star of this 11th-century set story about a penniless orphan left to fend for himself in a mining town when his mother dies of a mysterious illness. Vowing to become a physician and vanquish death itself, he travels to Persia to study medicine under the great Ibn Sina (Ben Kingsley). His unflagging quest for knowledge leads to the blossoming of friendship and true love. A German teaser trailer went online last month showcasing an impressive and epic-scaled historical drama with giant armies on horseback, scimitars preparing for be-headings, and the astonishing pale blue eyes of Payne himself. Not awards fodder, but certainly entertaining.


Plastic Jesus
"Breaking Dawn" actress Mackenzie Foy and former "One Tree Hill" actress Hilarie Burton team on this coming-of-age drama penned by "The Strangers" writer/director Bryan Bertino. "The 27 Club" and "Find Love" helmer Erica Dunton directs the film, her first effort after her 2011 teen thriller "To.get.her" picked up the audience award at Sundance. Shot in North Carolina in September, the story follows three small-town kids who encounter mystery, loss and hope over a season. The tone is said to be akin to "Stand by Me," which a lot of films of this vein want to emulate. No word on a release date as yet.

The Playroom
"Late Bloomers" director Julia Dyer's second feature is this fairly contained 1970s set coming-of-age tale which looks at a family's problems entirely from the perspective of the children. Playing at the Tribeca Film Festival to both fairly good reviews and frequent comparisons to "The Ice Storm," the film explores that time when kids realise their parents aren't perfect - they are as f**ked up as everyone else. While complaints were made about the heavy-handedness and sluggishness of some scenes, the most common praise was that it gets all the little details right, which is the essential thing. Plus, who doesn't want to see "Deadwood" alumni John Hawkes and Molly Parker together again on screen.

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