In this volume I look at a third chapter in the story of the galaxy's worst role model, a film about dead cops patrolling the supernatural world, a sequel to an all-star geriatric spy comedy, an Aussie dystopian western, the latest effort from a classic British horror label, a killer bear movie, a film about online gambling, and a racing rivalry film that boasts a great deal of Thor-sex.
The Quiet Ones
Cast: Jared Harris, Sam Claflin, Olivia Cooke, Erin Richards, Rory Fleck-Byrne
Director: John Pogue
Analysis: Though it has produced a few films since being revived in 2007, famed British horror label Hammer Film Productions truly came back from the dead this time last year with the release of "The Woman in Black". Not only did this new adaptation of the Gothic horror tale garner amongst the best reviews for a film in the genre in 2012, it also proved highly profitable. Grossing $127 million off a $15 million budget, it became the highest-grossing British horror film in twenty years.
Shortly after release, the company announced a 'Woman' sequel and two other projects - the Victorian-era "Gaslight" and this early 1970s-set film with a supernatural touch. Jared Harris ("Fringe," "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows") plays an unorthodox professor who gets his best students to take part in a dangerous experiment. These young rogue scientists perform a series of tests on a patient to push her to the edge of sanity in order to achieve the desired result - to create a poltergeist.
Like all films dealing with man pushing into areas of science he does not understand, things quickly take a shocking and gruesome turn as the group realise they have triggered a terrifying force. Also onboard are "Hunger Games" hunk Sam Claflin as the documenter of the experiment, and Olivia Cooke as the patient. "Ghost Shop," "The Skulls" and "U.S. Marshals" scribe John Pogue penned and directs the film that harkens back to classic supernatural thrillers, with plenty of time taken to develop the story and characters before all the craziness gets going.
The Railway Man
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Jeremy Irvine, Stellan Skarsgård, Hiroyuki Sanada
Director: Jonathan Teplitzky
Analysis: One filmmaker who has had a strong track record of quality so far is Jonathan Teplitzky. 2003's Sam Worthington & David Wenham-led Aussie comedy "Gettin' Square" was a hoot, 2011's "Burning Man" was a highly impressive if under seen little gem. He even helmed a few episodes of the romantic supernatural dramedy series "Spirited" which was sadly cancelled before its time.
Now he truly goes international with this $26 million adaptation of former British army officer Eric Lomax's best-selling autobiography. During World War II, Lomax was a British officer captured in Singapore and sent to a Japanese POW camp. There he was forced to work on the infamous Thai-Burma Railway and is tortured by a brutal officer.
Still suffering the psychological trauma of his experience many years later, Lomax is persuaded by his wife Patti (Nicole Kidman) to find and confront one of his captors. He and his best friend soon return to the scene of his torture and manage to track down his brutal captor, Japanese officer Takashi Nagase (Hiroyuki Sanada), in an attempt to shed a lifetime of bitterness.
Colin Firth and "War Horse" star Jeremy Irvine will play Lomax in his older and younger incarnations respectively. Rachel Weisz was originally cast in the wife role, but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts with both "The Bourne Legacy" re-shoots and "Oz the Great and Powerful." Kidman replaced her after being asked to take the part by Firth himself. Shot in the U.K., Thailand and Australia, the film is currently in post ahead of an early Summer release in several European countries.
Cast: Claudia Gerini, Ciro Petrone, Nunzia Schiano, Angelica Borghese
Director: Matteo Garrone
Analysis: Matteo Garrone's Italian crime saga "Gomorrah" was a critical masterpiece, so many have been keen to see what the filmmaker has next in store. We got our answer at Cannes where this project, formerly titled "Big House," was revealed. Shot in Naples and Rome, much of the crew from "Gomorrah" came back for this satire of modern celebrity and reality shows.
The story follows a Neopolitan fishmonger intent on landing a role on the reality series "Big Brother" after an encounter with an untalented former contestant who essentially has financial security for the rest of his life. Having auditioned for the show and waiting to hear back, the fishmonger soon grows convinced that the program has sent spies to keep tabs on him and that he's already under Orwellian-style surveillance.
Reviews were solid, Garrone using his reputation as a very realistic and serious filmmaker to lull you into a movie that grows into an increasingly bizarre and satirical take on the strange desire of people to seek fame for no other reason than to be famous. Yet, the comedy is said to be quite gentle, neither savage nor dark, and the filmmakers treat both their characters and the audience with intelligence and respect. At 115 minutes though, it is unnecessarily long comedy and the most common complaint is that it feels it.
Opens: August 2nd 2013
Cast: Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, Catherina Zeta-Jones, Anthony Hopkins
Director: Dean Parisot
Analysis: You'd be hard pressed to find someone who hated the 2010 action comedy "RED," just as you'd be equally stumped finding someone who loved it. An amusing if generic action thriller, what made it memorable was its inclusion of some dramatic acting greats letting loose and having fun playing retired CIA killers itching for some action.
Watching a dressed up Helen Mirren taking pleasure in firing a gatling gun was all the marketing that was needed, turning the first movie into a $200 million worldwide grosser that exceeded even the most optimistic pre-release estimates. Naturally a sequel was put into development right away which shifts the action to Europe (London, Paris and Moscow specifically).
Already shot and scheduled to open in early August, a recently released trailer showed more of the same kind of action and laughs - such as the sight of Mirren in an evening dress disposing of a body with acid. The story this time out has Willis and his cohorts on a quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device. To succeed, they will need to survive an army of relentless assassins, ruthless terrorists and power-crazed government officials all eager to get their hands on it.
"Galaxy Quest" director Dean Parisot takes over the helm and once again those involved show an impeccable taste in casting even the small roles. Willis, Parker, Mirren and Malkovich reprise their roles, as does the great Brian Cox. Anthony Hopkins plays a villain, Lee Byung-hun as an ass-kicking assassin, Catherine Zeta-Jones as a former flame of Willis' character, David Thewlis as an information dealer, and Neal McDonough in an unspecified role.
Cast: James Marsden, Thomas Jane, Billy Bob Thornton, Piper Perabo, Adam Beach
Director: David Hackl
Analysis: It feels like an age since we had a man vs. giant killer bear film, with 1997's "The Edge" the last one I can recall (not counting Herzog's "Grizzly Man" documentary). Here is a $10 million budget survival drama that looks like it will fit the bill. James Marsden and Thomas Jane play two estranged brothers who reconcile on a camping trip with their girlfriends. Once in the remote wilderness, things go horribly awry when they are attacked and relentlessly stalked by a horrifying and erratic grizzly bear nicknamed 'The Red Machine'.
It's a great title for a film, no question. Same as the idea of having Billy Bob Thornton playing a legendary bear expert and hunter - the kind of role that sounds like a big excuse to chew scenery. J.R. Reher scripted the film which was originally slated to both star and be produced by Adrien Brody. When he left, the script saw some re-writes and the current actors came onboard. Marsden beat out the likes of Chad Michael Murray, Hayden Christensen and Paul Walker for his role.
"Saw V" director David Hackl helmed the movie which was shot in Vancouver early in 2012, but then went back for reshoots in October. Seems that the additional filming was to reincorporate the earlier ending from the screenplay drafts when Brody was attached. Like "The Edge," this employs a trained real bear rather than visual effects, which is always the better move. As one commenter has said, the film sounds like "'The Grey' meets 'Couple's Retreat'." I loved the former, hate the latter so I expect I'll end up somewhere in the middle with this.
The Reluctant Fundamentalist
Opens: April 24th 2013
Cast: Riz Ahmed, Kate Hudson, Liev Schreiber, Kiefer Sutherland, Martin Donovan
Director: Mira Nair
Analysis: Acquired by IFC after a mixed response at both the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals this year, 'Fundamentalist' marks the second effort from the Doha Film Institute following 2011's "Black Gold" which scored a similar response. 'Gold,' funnily enough, is finally getting a U.S. release this month under the name "Day of the Falcon."
An adaptation of Mohsin Hamid’s Booker Prize-nominated best-selling 2007 novel, this tells the story of a young Pakistani man named Changez who is chasing corporate success on Wall Street in the late 1990s. After the events of 9/11, he experiences a major change in his own attitude and eventually abandons his American life.
British actor Riz Ahmed ("Four Lions," "Centurion," "Black Gold"), who voiced an abridged version of the novel for BBC Radio 4 in 2011, stars as Changez alongside an impressive American cast including Kate Hudson, Liev Schreiber and Kiefer Sutherland.
Mira Nair ("Monsoon Wedding"), only the third Indian filmmaker so far allowed to shoot in Pakistan, said she was inspired to make a contemporary film about Pakistan. She also expected the film to divide opinion, saying she made it to encourage the conversation about Pakistan and America's relationship with Islam.
Reviews praised British actor Ahmed, the ambition of the story, and Nair's ability to handle family drama and smart spy movie thrills. However, she was criticised for a heavy-handed approach, uneven performances (especially Hudson) and William Wheeler’s script failing to explore either the fresh angles or interesting elements it sets up.
Still, even the most critical reviews called it a smart work and one worthy of consideration, while audiences will likely prove less stingy in regard to any apparent lack of ambiguity. Shot in Atlanta, New York, Lahore, Delhi and Istanbul, there's an international appeal on offer here that could translate to solid sales.
Opens: July 19th 2013
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Bacon, Mary-Louise Parker, Robert Knepper
Director: Robert Schwentke
Analysis: What could effectively be for the gritty supernatural what "Men in Black" was for glossy sci-fi, this afterlife buddy cop comedy is based on the Dark Horse comic by Peter M. Lenkov. After a bit of a struggle to get into production, with McG originally slated to helm before Robert Schwentke ("RED," "Flightplan") took over, filming began in Fall 2011. Reports of some difficulties emerged during filming, with re-shoots taking place in Boston a year after the project originally began principal photography.
On the whole though, the project still sounds promising. Ryan Reynolds plays a young cop murdered in the line of duty who agrees to enlist in "God's police force" for a chance to catch his killer. The action follows a regular day in the life of him and his partner, a gunslinger (Jeff Bridges) who himself has been dead since the 1800s. Zach Galifianakis was originally set to play the gunslinger, but the casting of Bridges gives the film a different and more interesting feel.
Also onboard are the likes of Kevin Bacon as the villain, Robert Knepper as a ghost, Mary-Louise Parker, James Hong and Marisa Miller. Oddly though Universal has kept super quiet about the project, there hasn't been a single promotional photo or video made available as yet. While the release date they have targeted shows confidence, we are getting to the point now that people have started to wonder if the studio has lost confidence.
Opens: September 6th 2013
Cast: Vin Diesel, Karl Urban, Katee Sackhoff, Jordi Mollà, Nolan Gerard Funk
Director: David Twohy
Analysis: Vin Diesel's iconic anti-hero Riddick made a muscular debut in David Twohy's impressive R-rated horror sci-fi tale "Pitch Black". Shot for just $23 million, it more than doubled that at the worldwide box-office and became a home video sensation. It was a strong enough cult success that Universal thought it would be worth trying to turn into a tentpole franchise. Four years later came "The Chronicles of Riddick," a $120 million, PG-13 rated, "Dune" style sci-fi piece with more of an action bent and a whole lot of unnecessarily complicated pseudo-religious mythology.
It disappointed, garnering only its budget back at the worldwide box-office along with generally negative reviews. Once again though, the film had major success on the home market. Game and book spin-offs featuring the character in subsequent months were also solid success stories. After several years of discussion, it was in late 2009 that work finally got under way on this third chapter of the saga. Gone is the larger space opera of the previous film. Instead, this outing goes back to the stripped down, hard R-rated, horror-toned, character-driven survival drama of the first.
Picking up after 'Chronicles', Lord Vaako (Karl Urban) betrays Riddick and leaves him for dead on a desolate planet. Now Riddick has to fight for survival against not just the indigenous alien predators, but bounty hunters from throughout the galaxy who are descending on the planet to take his head. As visions of a woman haunt him, he comes to realise that the only way to survive is to drop the more civilised traits he has picked up and return to his merciless hunter origins.
Proudly scoring an R-rating for "strong violence, language and some sexual content/nudity," the $38 million film hit a few financial speed bumps during production, but ultimately it all came together fine. Twohy spent much of last year polishing the film in post and Universal has agreed to give it a release on September 6th. How much of a promo push the film gets will be interesting to see (it feels tailor made for a Comic Con premiere), the move back to a darker and cheaper franchise is a smart idea as it's both more fitting for the character, and gives it better odds of continuing as a franchise.
Cast: Robert Pattinson , Guy Pearce, Scoot McNairy, Samuel F. Lee, Anthony Hayes
Director: David Michod
Analysis: "Animal Kingdom" director David Michod reunites with actor Guy Pearce for what is being called a "dirty and dangerous near-future western set in the Australian desert" according to the film's producer. Michod wrote the script based on an idea he and Joel Edgerton came up with.
Set in Australia twenty years from now, Pearce plays a man who has left every semblance of human kindness behind him. When his final possession, his car, is stolen by a gang of dangerous American criminals, he sets out to track them down. He soon kidnaps the naive simpleton of the gang (Robert Pattinson), the brother of one of the key members.
A three or four month long shoot will commence in the next few weeks in both Adelaide and the Flinders Ranges, and an excellent blog has gone up that is keeping track of how the production is going. It'll be a rush to get this to cinemas by the end of the year, but that may not be the plan the producers have in mind.
Michod avoided opening "Animal Kingdom" in Australia first, opting instead to launch it at Sundance where the kudosfest would generate buzz that would boost local interest. The plan worked, turning that film into a multi-award winning and quite profitable one in a country infamous for shunning many of its homegrown films. Could "The Rover" follow the same pattern?
Opens: September 27th 2013
Cast: Ben Affleck, Justin Timberlake, Gemma Arterton, Anthony Mackie, David Costabile
Director: Brad Furman
Analysis: "The Lincoln Lawyer" director Brad Furman and "Rounders" scribes Brian Koppelman and David Levien have teamed for this thriller set in the lucrative, but highly secretive world of online gambling. Shot in Puerto Rico last Summer, Justin Timberlake stars as a Princeton student cheated of his tuition money by playing online poker. He flies to Costa Rica in the hope of reclaiming his losses from the site's billionaire owner (Ben Affleck).
Unexpectedly he ends up becoming the deceptive and corrupt CEO's right-hand man. At the same time, an FBI agent (Anthony Mackie) sees the student's proximity as a way into the world of this criminal CEO whom he has spent years trying to bring down. Of his role as "the Gordon Gekko of Internet gambling websites," Affleck has said it reminded him of his cameo in "Boiler Room" as he has to deliver a lot of long speeches about the brutal truth that comes with getting ahead.
Opens: September 20th 2013
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Brühl, Olivia Wilde, Alexandra Maria Lara, Natalie Dormer
Director: Ron Howard
Analysis: Chris Hemsworth gets naked and engages in plenty of wild on-screen sex. Sure, this is a serious drama about a professional racing rivalry, but that recently revealed factoid by a producer about the Aussie "Thor" hunk getting his kit off will likely sell more tickets to this new Ron Howard film than the actual story itself. It will certainly do more to bring in two demographics (women, gay men) who often don't express interest in the world of Formula One racing.
Luckily this $38 million film boasts a script by the great Peter Morgan ("Frost/Nixon," "The Queen") and deals with a topic fascinating enough on its own - the rivalry between drivers James Hunt (Hemsworth) and Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl) in the mid-1970s, a period often described as the golden age of the sport.
Both drivers also couldn't be more different - the reserved and methodical Austrian Lauda vs. the privileged, charismatic and handsome English playboy Hunt. The film itself follows their personal lives both on and off the track and charts the rivalry from its inception, through to the 1976 fiery crash in which Lauda nearly died. He returned to the track just six weeks later to race Hunt.
Howard has shown a deft skill with crafting biopics in the past, and I expect the same touch here considering the subject matter and solid pedigree both in front of and behind the camera. Shot in many of the real life locations where this rivalry unfolded, this should be one of the highlights of the early Fall season - even for non-fans of the sport.
Scheduled to premiere at Sundance tomorrow night, Anchor Bay Films has already picked up Calvin Lee Reeder's mid-west mystery drama featured based on his own acclaimed short film which premiered there back in 2008. Dermot Mulroney stars as a man recently released from prison who stumbles upon a strange mystery as he attempts a dangerous journey through treacherous back roads and small towns en-route to reconnecting with his long lost brother. Shot in New Mexico and financed with the help of pre-sales, it is a low-budget effort that will likely get a limited theatrical and near-simultaneous VOD release.
Having already been titled "Kristy" and "Satanic," I wonder if the current title of "Random" for this psychological thriller will stay in place. Penned by "Vanishing on 7th Street" scribe Anthony Jaswinski and directed by "Donkey Punch" helmer Oliver Blackburn, Haley Bennett stars as a college girl alone on campus over the Thanksgiving break. She soon finds herself targeted by a group of outcasts, and must conquer her deepest fears to outwit them and fight back. Lucas Till and Ashley Greene also star in this New Orleans-shot piece. This is not to be confused with Tyler Shields' similar, but more interesting sounding "Final Girl" in which the girl turns the table on her tormentors.
Red Light Winter
Acclaimed stage actor Adam Rapp directs and pens this feature adaptation of his own play. The story follows two male friends who travel from New York to Amsterdam and become caught up in a love triangle with a prostitute. This brings to the surface some dark undercurrents in their troubled friendship. Ben Foster is cast as one of the men, while Katherine Waterston plays a woman they have both been involved with at one time. Both Kirsten Dunst and Mark Ruffalo have been linked, but Ruffalo is out (I'm not sure about Dunst). Scheduled to begin shooting soon, the question is if Rapp can finish the film in time for the Fall festival circuit.
Terrence Malick's step-son Will Wallace helms this indie romantic drama, and Malick himself helped scribe Kathleen Orillion develop the script. Considering dialogue and narrative cohesiveness are the two things Malick is known the least for, one wonders what kind of help that entailed. The story is set in a small Texan town, but plot details remain scarce. A rumour that it was based on a French novella by George Sand caught fire a while back, but was quickly shot down. Bill Paxton, Luke Perry, Frances Fisher and Joelle Carter star.
Set to begin shooting in March, the question is if director Mike Newell ("Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," "Donnie Brasco") can turn this $10 million indie drama around in time for an end of year awards run. I'm sure those involved would love to try as this has all the pedigree of a potential contender. Michael Douglas and Christoph Waltz play Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev respectively in this dramatization of the 1986 Icelandic summit which came in the wake of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. The U.S. President and Soviet leader ironed out a peace accord effectively ending the Cold War. No one else is cast as yet, but things are expected to move very soon.
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 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