The Notable Films of 2013: Volume S: Part 1

By Garth Franklin Tuesday January 22nd 2013 06:31AM

In this volume I look at sequels to both an acclaimed Frank Miller comic series and a recent horror anthology feature, the latest adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks work, a remake of a classic Danny Kaye film, a twisted comedy about British serial killers, a kid-lit fantasy adaptation, a re-teaming of two "Silver Linings Playbook" co-stars, a film about the thorny path that lead up to the production of "Mary Poppins," and a thriller involving depressed wives and over-medicating shrinks.


Opens: 2013
Cast: Kelsy Abbott, L.C. Holt, Hannah Hughes, Lawrence Michael Levine, Adam Wingard
Director: Simon Barrett, Jason Eisener

Analysis: Following on from last year's "V/H/S" comes this sequel, another anthology of found footage short horror films built into a frame narrative which acts as its own short horror film. The original was shot for cheap and was sold to Magnolia Pictures at Sundance for a little over $1 million last year. Reviews were mixed overall, but positive amongst genre outlets, and like all anthology films there were some shorts that work considerably better than others.

The framing narrative here has two inept private investigators breaking into an abandoned house to find another collection of mysterious VHS tapes. Producer Brad Miska says the scope is the key difference here, "where the first one seems very micro, and indie, and mumblecore-ish, this one we wanted it to feel really big and apocalyptic and end of the world-ish." That includes the hiring of some big genre directors for the follow-up including Gareth Evans ("The Raid"), Edúardo Sanchez ("The Blair Witch Project"), Jason Eisener ("Hobo With A Shotgun") and Adam Wingard ("You're Next").

This sequel premiered last night in Park City to a very good response. Smartly cutting down the number of shots from five to four has reduced the runtime to a more reasonable 96 minutes, while the overall quality was said to be both more consistent and superior to that of the first film. The tone is also more extreme and contains more laughs. In fact, most of the criticisms were levelled at the still shaky framing story, and the lack of a connecting theme between each of the shorts.

Sanchez delivers a near outright comedy about a cyclist becoming a zombie and giving us a glimpse into undead life via a helmet camera, Wingard delivers a cybernetic spin on "The Eye," and Eisener a sleepover meets alien invasion short. It is Evans' third segment though that seems to be the easy favorite, a downright freaky segment about a seemingly abusive Indonesian cult. The obvious plan here is to make a micro budget franchise, one that will expand with each entry to include high-caliber, independent directors. Not a bad idea, though I'm definitely curious as to what could be the next film's title.


The Sacrament
Opens: 2013
Cast: Joe Swanberg, AJ Bowen, Kentucker Audley, Amy Seimetz, Gene Jones
Director: Ti West

Analysis: One of the most promising indie horror film directors of recent times, Ti West delivered great work with 2009's retro terror tale "House of the Devil" and 2011's nicely creepy "The Innkeepers." Here though, he's teaming with producer Eli Roth on what Roth is calling a mainstream movie done "without sacrificing either the quality or unflinching horror of the subject matter."

What makes West's work stand out so far is his use of classic horror filmmaking structure. There's a patience, intelligence, and meticulousness about him that's so rare with many who work in the genre today. West takes time to establish mood and tension, in fact the character building and establishment of atmosphere in the first hour of his films often holds more appeal than the outright horror of the last half-hour (where limited budgets unfortunately take a toll).

With this film, West is penning and directing while Roth is producing and releasing under his 'Eli Roth Presents' label. Details of the plot are being kept secret, all that is known is production took place in Georgia late last year. I'd expect a festival premiere, likely Telluride or Toronto, ahead of an end of 2013 release.


Safe Haven
Opens: February 14th 2013
Cast: Julianne Hough, Josh Duhamel, David Lyons, Cobie Smulders
Director: Lasse Hallström

Analysis: Just in time for Valentine's Day comes the seemingly annual adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks novel. This will mark the eighth film adaptation of one of his books (which leaves at least another eight to go), and this one seems to be a mash-up of his signature romantic elements with a dash of that 'woman escapes abusive husband' thriller vibe we've seen before ("Sleeping with the Enemy," "Enough").

Don't worry though, all the usual Sparks formula is there. Astonishingly beautiful locales and an impossibly white cast, a soundtrack that will please its target demo, a random element for conflict, and the inevitable tragic death of one of the leads. It's all built on the unexpected romance between a woman in a difficult situation, and the first handsome man she comes across who has his own baggage but remains sensitive, kind, nurturing and emotionally invested in her disproportionate needs.

Shot in North Carolina last Summer, the film boasts an impossibly good looking cast including "Rock of Ages" actress Julianne Hough and the pec-tacular Josh Duhamel. Lasse Hallström, who worked on another Nicholas Sparks adaptation (2010's highly successful "Dear John"), is back as director for this bit of fluff. Hopefully it won't go down the "Nights in Rodanthe" route (SPOILERS) as in "woman loves man, man dies in mudslide, horse stampede on a beach cures grieving woman."


Saving Mr. Banks
Opens: December 20th 2013
Cast: Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, Colin Farrell, Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman
Director: John Lee Hancock

Analysis: Aside from the Marvel films, Disney has essentially opted out of producing further live-action films unless they are based on a property they can exploit - namely pre-owned franchises (eg. "The Muppets," "Star Wars") or film versions of their own intellectual creations such as the upcoming "Maleficent" and the "Pirates of the Caribbean" ser1ies. One that fits the bill in an entirely unexpected way is this feature which has the distinct possibility of being both a commercial and critical success if it comes together right.

Kelly Marcel's script deals with the fourteen-year courtship by Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) to persuade Australian author P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) to sell him the film rights to her book "Mary Poppins". Travers' book was highly personal, and reflected hardships in her own life and her relationship with her alcoholic father (Colin Farrell) who died when she was seven and living in rural Queensland. Disney finally persuaded her to let him make the film, though she was prickly all the way to the end.

Though acclaim for the film was immediate, Travers hated the animated sequences so much that she refused to sell any of her other works to Disney. The story will switch between three time periods - her childhood in 1907, the negotiations with Walt in the 1940s and 1950s, and the making of the film in the 1960s. There is also a pretty incredible cast on offer here including Ruth Wilson as Travers' mother, Rachel Griffiths as Travers' aunt, Bradley Whitford as screenwriter Don DaGradi, Jason Schwartzman and B.J. Novak as the songwriting Sherman Brothers, Paul Giamatti as Travers' kindly limousine driver Ralph, and Kathy Baker as one of Disney's trusted studio associates.

Originally slated to film in Australia, the entire production ended up shooting in Los Angeles - a place that really doesn't have any areas that look anything like rural Queensland. Set for a Christmas release, Disney might take its chances in the awards contention game like the film's director John Lee Hancock did with his last effort "The Blind Side". An interesting gamble that should pay off.


The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Opens: December 25th 2013
Cast: Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Adam Scott, Shirley MacLaine, Patton Oswalt
Director: Ben Stiller

Analysis: While the films he has only starred in have had their ups and downs, when it comes to projects he both stars in and directs - Ben Stiller is pretty much four-for-four at this point ("Reality Bites," "The Cable Guy," "Zoolander" and "Tropic Thunder"). Stiller's fifth time in the helmer's chair is this remake which has been kicking around Hollywood for many years.

Filmmakers like Ron Howard, Steven Spielberg, Mark Waters and Gore Verbinski, along with actors like Mike Myers, Jim Carrey, Owen Wilson, Zach Braff, Eddie Murphy, Sacha Baron Cohen, Whoopi Goldberg and Scarlett Johansson, have all been linked to it at one time or another. Several studios have had it setup, only to see their version swiftly crumble. Numerous scripts were penned over the years and none really got anyone excited until the current script came along by "The Pursuit of Happyness" scribe Steve Conrad.

The film is based on the 1947 Danny Kaye film which itself was based on a 1939 James Thurber short story. This take follows a quintessential daydreamer, in this case Stiller as a timid magazine photo manager, whose vivid imagination allows him to escape from the mundane constraints of his ordinary life. Things change though when his latest assignment sets him out on a true-life adventure to find an important film negative that has gone missing. One change to this version is the inclusion of a back story for Walter to explain his daydreams - namely his father's death at age seventeen which forced him to give up his desire to travel.

Another is that these wild pop-culture fuelled flights of fancy are an obstacle that gets in the way of Walter and his love interest (played by Kristen Wiig) coming together. Though some of it was shot in Manhattan, a whole bunch of the movie's film shoot took place in Iceland which should give us some spectacular visuals. Despite Stiller's presence as director, don't expect this to have the dark R-rated laughs of his previous work. 20th Century Fox has set this up as their big tentpole release for Christmas 2013 across the globe.


Opens: 2013
Cast: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Rhys Ifans, Toby Jones, Sean Harris
Director: Susanne Bier

Analysis: A match made in critical heaven. On the one hand you have acclaimed Danish director Susanne Bier who has delivered some stunning dramas such as "In a Better World," "After the Wedding" and the original "Brothers". On the other you have "Silver Linings Playbook" co-stars Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence bringing their excellent chemistry together again so soon in roles that sound strikingly different from their Oscar-nominated 'Playbook' work.

The original plan for this film was quite different. When first announced, Darren Aronofsky was slated to direct while Angelina Jolie would have starred. When Bier and Lawrence came onboard, Lawrence was the one to suggest Cooper for the role of her husband to which he agreed. Based on the novel by Ron Rash and adapted by "Alexander" and "K-19: The Widowmaker" scribe Christopher Kyle, the story is set in Depression-era North Carolina.

Newlyweds George and Serena Pemberton plan to create a timber empire together at a camp in the mountains where George has already lived long enough to father an illegitimate child. The pair becomes a powerful duo who ruthlessly kill or vanquish those who fall out of favor. Things take a turn when Serena learns that she will never bear a child. She then sets out to murder the son George fathered without her, and this intense, passionate marriage starts to unravel.

Despite the Appalachian setting, this was actually shot in the Czech Republic. Already set for release in various European territories throughout the Fall, this looks almost certain to be heading for a Venice/Telluride/Toronto festival run ahead of an end of year limited or platform release. I doubt it will be the crowd-pleaser that 'Playbook' is, and Bier's presence indicates we'll likely get her signature mix of a melodramatic story with very real world sheen and excellent production values.


The Seventh Son
Opens: October 18th 2013
Cast: Ben Barnes, Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore, Kit Harington, Djimon Hounsou
Director: Sergei Bodrov

Analysis: Russian filmmaker Sergei Bodrov ("Mongol," "Nomad") directs this adaptation of "The Spook's Apprentice," the first novel in Joseph Delaney's young adult novel series "The Wardstone Chronicles." In the works for nearly five years now, a number of different names have been attached to the various roles. The most notable departure was Sam Claflin who left the lead role suddenly with no explanation, and was replaced by "Narnia" franchise regular Ben Barnes. Both actors are considerably older than the 14-year-old character in the book.

The story is set in the 1700s and follows a young man named Tom Ward (Ben Barnes) in training to be the apprentice of John Gregory (Jeff Bridges). Gregory is a Spook, a fighter against evil magic. Trouble begins when Tom's friend Alice (Alicia Vikander) is tricked into releasing the malevolently powerful witch Mother Malkin (Julianne Moore). Gregory imprisoned her centuries ago, and she is seeking vengeance and preparing to unleash her terrible wrath upon an unsuspecting world. Gregory now has only until the next full moon to do what usually takes years: train his new apprentice to fight a dark magic unlike any other.

Also onboard are "Game of Thrones" star Kit Harington as the former apprentice of Bridges' character, Djimon Hounsou as an original character named Radu, and Olivia Williams. The big draw for adults though is the re-teaming of "Big Lebowski" stars Moore and Bridges. Both concept art and stills from the production look highly impressive. Shot in Vancouver last year, the film is expected to be a big tentpole family franchise for Legendary and Warners who are giving it the 3D and 3D IMAX treatment.


Side Effects
Opens: February 8th 2013
Cast: Jude Law, Rooney Mara, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Channing Tatum, Vinessa Shaw
Director: Steven Soderbergh

Analysis: Once a truly great filmmaker, Steven Soderbergh's films have taken on an oddly TV movie look and feel ever since 2009's "The Girlfriend Experience". From the 'urine haze' saffron filter over many scenes in "Contagion" and "Magic Mike," to some lacklustre and generic scripts that reek of direct-to-DVD fare. It's all seemed oddly bland and safe for a director who used to push boundaries.

The trend continues with this psychological thriller formerly titled "The Bitter Pill." The story follows a young woman (Rooney Mara) whose insider trader husband (Channing Tatum) has just been released from jail. She soon falls into depression, fuelled by an unscrupulous doctor (Jude Law) who carelessly administers a prescription drug. Things get nasty when a body turns up and a lawsuit against the doctor and the pharmaceutical company is launched.

A recent trailer makes it look like one of those formulaic 1990s thrillers with Channing Tatum in the hapless Jeanne Tripplehorn or Anne Archer role, Jude Law as Michael Douglas, and Mara as the woman who initially seems like a victim, but is revealed to be a scheming bitch who masterminded an elaborate scheme to get rich. Despite the overly familiarity of these recent Soderbergh films, they have all proven to be of a solid enough calibre that they're usually worth one go around.


Opens: 2013
Cast: Sarah Stewart, Alice Lowe, Tony Way, Jonathan Aris, Lucy Russell
Director: Ben Wheatley

Analysis: Having already opened in numerous international territories, this is the follow-up effort from U.K. director Ben Wheatley following the success of his ultra-strange and stunning horror tale "Kill List". Certainly less surreal than that grim story, "Sightseers" is a very black comedy with the odd burst of wild violence. It mines laughter through a macabre and deeply cynical approach to life, a style of humor that the British are often the best in the world at exploiting.

Steve Oram and Alice Lowe play Chris and Tina, a socially inept couple who decide to take a cross-country caravan trip. Tina soon comes to realise that Chris has been murdering the obnoxious people they have met along the way. Rather than being scared, Tina excitedly joins in on this kill spree as these two oddballs make their way across England's north.

Produced by Edgar Wright and co-written by the two lead actors, the film takes its time with a slow setup that showcases the family life of these two before they begin their trip of cutting a swath through Yorkshire - an area that many already associate with serial killers thanks to shows and films like "Wire in the Blood" and "Red Riding". Coming in at a tight 88 minutes, reviews from all around the globe have been almost unanimously positive. No word on a U.S. distributor as yet, but the film can easily be imported from Amazon UK in late March.


Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
Opens: October 4th 2013
Cast: Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis, Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rosario Dawson
Director: Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller

Analysis: It has been a long road for this follow-up to 2005's "Sin City". Robert Rodriguez's stylised $40 million first film adaptation of Frank Miller's neo-noir graphic novel series was a success both critically and commercially. It quadrupled its budget at the box-office, landed on many Top Ten lists for the year, and is now a part of cinematic history for being one of the first fully live-action films shot entirely on digital with some of the first professional-grade HD cameras.

The use of almost entirely green screen filming combined with "digital backlots" has now become more commonplace, but that doesn't make this sequel any less anticipated or exciting. That buzz has carried this project through almost seven years of waiting as Miller and Rodriguez began developing the sequel back in 2006 and already had the comic story "A Dame to Kill For" in mind to serve as the main story of the film. As time went on, it was confirmed that it would be one of four stories, and "The Departed" scribe William Monahan had come onboard to do some script tweaking.

Though numerous 'start dates' were on the cards, actual filming on the project finally got under way this past October. Because of the nature of the all digital production, Rodriguez is able to shoot the film piecemeal depending upon actor availability. Just the other day he admitted that the introduction story (the shortest of the four) is the only one complete so far - the other three stories still have quite a bit of filming to go. Nevertheless, Rodriguez is famous for turning out elaborate films at both lightning speed and on a tight budget, meaning the film should hit it release date unless something goes drastically wrong.

The four stories here take place before, during and after events in the first film. In "A Dame to Kill For", Dwight (Josh Brolin) is called by his former lover, Ava Lord, who wants his help to escape her abusive billionaire husband. "Just Another Saturday Night" has Marv (Mickey Rourke) awakening on a highway overlooking the Projects and surrounded by dead young guys. "The Long Bad Night" is an original story about a cocky gambler (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) out to destroy the town's biggest villain, and a currently untitled story picks after "That Yellow Bastard" and follows Jessica Alba's Nancy.

Many of the cast members from the first film are coming back, though there have been a couple of changes. Jamie Chung replaces Devon Aoki as Miho, Dennis Haysbert replaces the late Michael Clarke Duncan as Manute, and Josh Brolin plays Dwight before the plastic surgery turns him into Clive Owen. Other newcomers revealed so far include Ray Liotta, Christopher Meloni, Jeremy Piven and Juno Temple. Rodriguez is using state-of-the-art 3D cameras for this tale that, combined with that highly stylised look, should yield some fascinating results.


A Single Shot
Opens: 2013
Cast: Sam Rockwell, William H. Macy, Melissa Leo, Jeffrey Wright, Jason Isaacs
Director: David M. Rosenthal

Analysis: Set for a world premiere at Berlinale, this crime drama in the forest wilderness was originally slated to have a rising young star named Michael Fassbender in the lead role back in its earliest incarnations in 2009. He bowed out and was replaced by the older, but just as talented Sam Rockwell who sports a rugged look for this drama from documentarian and cinematographer David M. Rosenthal.

Based on the novel by Matthew F. Jones, Rockwell plays a down on his luck hunter who loses his family farm. On one clandestine mission to earn money poaching big game, he stumbles upon a hidden campsite full of drugs and cash - in the process accidentally killing a teenage girl. He makes off with the loot and keeps quiet about what happened, but the money's owners have other ideas and he's soon on the run.

It's an immediately promising and very "A Simple Plan"-esque looking film. The casting is excellent, such as those listed above, plus the likes of Kelly Reilly and Ophelia Lovibond in supporting roles. No distributor is currently set, but a bunch of recently released photos are remarkable looking enough that I'm sure several of them are already in touch with the filmmakers about trying to secure the rights.


Small Time
Opens: 2013
Cast: Bridget Moynahan, Christopher Meloni, Amaury Nolasco, Devon Bostick, Xander Berkeley
Director: Joel Surnow

Analysis: Joel Surnow, the producer best known as the co-creator of TV shows "24" and "La Femme Nikita," makes his feature directorial debut on this autobiographical indie drama. Surnow actually co-wrote the script in 1976 when he graduated film school, partly basing the story on his father. The story itself follows a used car dealer in Los Angeles still in love with his ex-wife and dealing with a son who wants to forgo college and work on the lost alongside dad.

Surnow locked the script away after the other writer, whom he penned the initial draft with, died three months later. He has only occasionally returned to it over the years to tweak it. Once he wrapped work on the controversial "The Kennedys" mini-series in 2011, he decided that after 35 years it was time to do something about this script.

He then went in, streamlining and updating the story and changed the character professions. Scoring independent financing, the film also stars Christopher Meloni in essentially his first leading man movie role after years of acclaimed TV work and colorful supporting parts. Shot back in April/May last year, there's no word on a specific release date or distributor as yet.



Scary Movie 5
It is the franchise no one wants, but the Weinstein's keep plugging away at them because the overall series has made close to a billion dollars worldwide from a combined budget of just $150 million. Anna Faris opted not to return for this outing, due to her pregnancy, with Ashley Tisdale taking over the lead female role. "Undercover Brother" and "The Best Man" director Malcolm D. Lee takes over directing duties on the film which will mainly spoof "Black Swan" and "Paranormal Activity," though it will also include swipes at "The Hunger Games," "Inception," "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," and the "Final Destination" and "Child's Play" movies. I suppose it could be worse, it could be an "Epic Movie" sequel instead.


The Scribbler
Katie Cassidy heads up this low-budget comic book adaptation about a young woman confronting her destructive mental illness using an experimental machine designed to eliminate multiple personalities. The closer she gets to being 'cured', the more she worries that the last unwanted identity will be her. Garret Dillahunt, Michelle Trachtenberg, Eliza Dushku, Gina Gershon, Michael Imperioli, Billy Campbell and Sasha Grey also star in the R-rated thriller which has a solid enough concept to be worth a look. No word on release plans as yet, though a limited theatrical/near-simultaneous VOD launch would be the likeliest possibility.

The Sea
Rufus Sewell, Ciaran Hinds, Charlotte Rampling, Natascha McElhone and Sinead Cusack lead this impressive sounding adaptation of John Banville's novel. U.K. Independent and Ireland's Samson Films co-produce the project which follows a man who returns to the sea where he spent his childhood summers in search of peace following the death of his wife. Stephen Brown makes his directorial debut on the film, which is slated to hit Blighty late in 2013.


Simon Killer
Competing at last year's Sundance Film Festival, "Afterschool" director Antonio Campos helmed this story of a heartbroken and handsome American student (Brady Corbet) in Paris. His casual fling with an exotic prostitute blossoms into a serious relationship that ultimately leads to blackmail, betrayal and the murder. Shot in long and languid takes, reviews were decidedly mixed at the festival with a few citing that the graphic sexuality, violence, and even the daring ending are done purely for shock value to add interest to an often dull movie. IFC has slated it for a limited theatrical and VOD release in mid-April.

Small Apartments
Former "Little Britain" funny man Matt Lucas leads a massive ensemble in this garish looking indie comedy from "Horsemen" director Jonas Åkerlund. Premiering at SXSW last year, unkind reviews savaged the film's extreme quirkiness. Lucas plays a deadbeat who accidentally kills his landlord and tries to hide the body. James Caan, Johnny Knoxville, Billy Crystal, Juno Temple, James Marsden, Peter Stormare, Rosie Perez, Dolph Lundgren, Saffron Burrows and Rebel Wilson all have colorful cameos, but it all seems to be trying so hard that it is robbed of any genuine humor. A brief theatrical in early February precedes a VOD release two weeks later.

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