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The Notable Films of 2013: Volume T: Part 1

By Garth Franklin Friday January 25th 2013 11:29PM
The Notable Films of 2013: Volume T: Part 1

In this volume I look at the much anticipated sequel to Marvel's superhero spin on the Norse God of Thunder, a mo-cap animated take on a famed ape man, a prison break tale featuring two 1980s action heroes, an early 1990s-set comedy about sex, a thriller about a trippin' Secret Service agent, an all-star spoof of "You've Got Mail," a dramedy about recovering sexaholics, and various actors playing themselves as they deal with the apocalypse.

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Tar
Opens: 2013
Cast: James Franco, Henry Hopper, Mila Kunis, Jessica Chastain, Zach Braff
Director: Too Many To Name

Analysis: One of two James Franco-produced features opening this year, the other being "Black Dog, Red Dog," this continues Franco's cinematic attempts at conveying his love of poetry by using several NYU graduate students to help him. The students won a competition for the opportunity to direct this pseudo-biopic about prolific Pulitzer Prize-winner C.K. Williams and his famed work "Tar".

Unlike 'Black Dog', which is an anthology of shorts, "Tar" is a unified narrative where the twelve students are swapped out to work on different sections of the film. The rest of the crew remains pretty much the same, including a stellar cast, which is what this project will really be sold on.

The film follows Williams at different times of life through his poems and in flashbacks to his childhood, college years, marriage and parenthood. It explores some major moments of his life, and is said to owe much to the filmmaking style of Terrence Malick - especially Chastain's scenes which are said to be almost plagiarising "The Tree of Life." Premiering in Rome last year, reviews were only decent and indicated that this would be a tough sell - even with the various actors involved.

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Tarzan 3D
Opens: 2013
Cast: Kellan Lutz, Spencer Locke, Anton Zetterholm, Jaime Ray Newman, Mark Deklin
Director: Reinhard Klooss

Analysis: A 3D computer-animated German production shot in English, Constantin Film's latest incarnation of the classic Edgar Rice Burroughs novel aims to attract the kind of family audiences that turned out fourteen years ago for Disney's animated take on the same work. With SO many adaptations having been done featuring this character, the big question remains regarding what a new take can bring to the table that hasn't already been explored. From the sounds of it, the producers themselves aren't sure.

In this version, Tarzan’s parents are billionaire adventurers who are killed in an airplane crash. Jane Porter is the daughter of an African guide, and committed to conservation of the jungle. She eventually works with Tarzan to defeat the mercenary army of Greystoke Energies led by the film's villain - the CEO that took over the company after the death of Tarzan's parents.

Shot on motion capture stages in Munich, a teaser trailer released late last year showcased Tarzan (Kellan Lutz) displaying some fairly smooth and life-like motion as he races up trees and swings through quite lush-looking digital jungle environments. Unfortunately the big problem of mo-cap films also raised its ugly head - the uncanny valley. Tarzan's face is disturbing doll-like and waxen, which makes it all the more unsettling considering the rest of the environment has come off fairly well.

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Thanks for Sharing
Opens: 2013
Cast: Mark Ruffalo, Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim Robbins, Josh Gad, Joely Richardson
Director: Stuart Blumberg

Analysis: "Shame" tackled sex addiction in a very somber, clinical and serious way - in the process yielding one of the best films of 2011. However, "The Kids Are All Right" and "The Girl Next Door" writer Stuart Blumberg is taking an entirely different approach to the subject. The result is an ensemble piece balancing comedy with straightforward observation and even crowd-pleasing redemption elements.

'Sharing' follows a trio of male sex addicts who have been working to break their habit in a twelve-step recovery support group, and ultimately are trying to forge meaningful relationships. Mark Ruffalo is the main lead, an environmental consultant who is celebrating five years in recovery and is advised to start dating again. He soon meets Gwyneth Paltrow's character, a cancer survivor and fitness fanatic who hates addicts. The pair start a relationship anyway.

In supporting roles are Tim Robbins, Joely Richardson and Patrick Fugit as a family driven apart by the alcoholism of each of the men, and Josh Gad as an ER medic doing court-ordered time for non-consensual frottage. Gad's character forms a bond with tattooed tough girl Dede, played by singer Alecia 'Pink' Moore who reportedly steals the film according to various reviews. Critics weren't as kind on Paltrow, her character is said to be completely out of place and overwritten. The whole film sounds fairly formulaic, hopefully the fun is enough to compensate for the familiarity of the material.

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Therese Desqueyroux
Opens: 2013
Cast: Audrey Tautou, Gilles Lellouche, Anaïs Demoustier, Catherine Arditi, Stanley Weber
Director: Claude Miller

Analysis: The closing night film of last year's Cannes Film Festival, filmmaker Claude Miller's final feature is this adaptation of Nobel Prize winner Francois Mauriac's most famous work.

Set in 1928 around Bordeaux, Audrey Tautou plays a free-spirited yet enigmatic Frenchwoman who finds her life being crushed by the weight of expectations from her family, a deeply Catholic society, and her circumstance of being trapped in both a loveless marriage and a dull provincial life. She sets out to escape her mundane existence by poisoning her husband and hooking up with her best friend's Portuguese lover.

Reviews say the production looks like a classy "Masterpiece Theater" effort, but the narrative itself is fairly cold and aloof with little depth or quality to it. Tatou's performance has divided people, it's an understated work that projects much of the character's thoughts and emotions inward.

For no real reason, the film also follows a more linear plot than that of the book, which starts in media res and unfolds through flashbacks. The swap is apparently to its detriment as it deflates much of the energy from the first half of the story. Clocking in at nearly two hours, it sounds like the kind of film that will struggle to find much of an audience beyond western Europe.

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They Came Together
Opens: 2013
Cast: Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, Michael Shannon, Amy Poehler, Ed Helms, Cobie Smulders
Director: David Wain

Analysis: The "Wet Hot American Summer" writing and directing team of Michael Showalter and David Wain re-team for this star-studded parody of the romantic comedy genre. Shot over the Summer, Wain describes it as a really silly rom-com that both sends up and pays homage to films of this kind. The story deals with the unlikely relationship between knick-knack shop owner Molly (Amy Poehler), and Joel (Paul Rudd) whose conglomerate is trying to shut Molly's company down.

Basically it is a spoof of "You've Got Mail," and those involved say it includes all the cliches you could think of - a jealous ex-girlfriend, a lazy yet insightful young brother, an office jerk, scary in-laws, a boring dentist, a wise dog and plenty of backgrounds showcasing New York City in the Fall. The impressive cast including Michael Shannon, Ed Helms, Melanie Lynskey, Max Greenfield, Christopher Meloni, Cobie Smulders, Lynn Cohen and Michael Ian Black. Should be fun.

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Third Person
Opens: 2013
Cast: Liam Neeson, Mila Kunis, Olivia Wilde, James Franco, Casey Affleck
Director: Paul Haggis

Analysis: A triptych romance drama from "Crash" writer/director Paul Haggis, the story follows three different couples living in different countries and explores issues of romance rather than race. To allow for a deeper exploration of each character, 'Third' will follow only the three storylines rather than the six or so employed in "Crash". The idea is to do a serious story about modern relationships set against scenic locales - in this case Paris, New York and Rome.

Unlike other romantic ensemble pieces such as "Valentine's Day," this aims to be a much darker and more honest piece. The Paris-set story deals with a now separated writer's complicated on/off relationship with a mistress. The New York story deals with a custody battle, while the Rome story follows an American businessman who falls for an Italian woman and is pulled into a plot involving her daughter being kidnapped by an Italian gangster.

Adrien Brody, Kim Basinger, and Maria Bello are also part of the cast of this $28 million project which began production back in October. This will mark Haggis' first film in a while following the twin flops of "The Next Three Days" and "In the Valley of Elah." Nearly ten years ago he was THE go to scribe for films, can he make something of a comeback with this?

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This Is The End
Opens: June 14th 2013
Cast: Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride, Jay Baruchel
Director: Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen

Analysis: "Pineapple Express" and "Superbad" writers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg penned and direct this feature film version of the short "Jay and Seth vs. The Apocalypse" which Rogen and Baruchel created a few years back. While that short was just a quickie micro-budget affair, this is a more ambitious and yet still quite cost-effective expansion of the premise.

All the cast members portray fictional versions of themselves with the main group consisting of James Franco, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride and Craig Robinson. After a series of cataclysmic events ravage Los Angeles, the six soon find themselves holed up in Franco's house. As dwindling supplies and cabin fever threaten to tear apart their friendships, they are forced to leave the house in order to face their fate.

While there are definite hints of an alien invasion storyline to frame the action, most of this is a one-set affair with the various comedians riffing off each other. A recent red-band trailer showed the actors making fun of themselves - joking about the 'death' of Michael Cera, the failure of Rogen's "Green Hornet," and Franco's ever increasing fascination with gay sex. Throw in cameos from Emma Watson, Jason Segel, David Krumholtz, Paul Rudd, Mindy Kaling, Martin Starr, Kevin Hart, Rihanna, and Aziz Ansari, and you have a star-studded affair that should be a blast.

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Thor: The Dark World
Opens: November 8th 2013
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Christoper Eccleston
Director: Alan Taylor

Analysis: Joe Johnston's "Captain America: The First Avenger" may have gotten more critical love in 2011, but I found myself warming to Kenneth Branagh's "Thor" far more. Of all the Marvel characters to make the jump to film, this was the one that they had to get right or the whole elaborate "Avengers" plan would have fallen flat on its face. It was hardly seamless, but Branagh delivered a real surprise - a trippy and utterly enjoyable Shakespearian space opera that managed to stay just the right side of camp. Throw in many superb casting choices and stunning design ideas, and we scored a tale with far more fun and re-watch value than the polished but bland first adventure of the overly earnest Steve Rogers.

Now with Marvel into its second phase, "Thor" returns at the end of the year and explores the most intriguing question brought up by the first film - if Asgard, Earth and the Frost Giant's home planet of Jotunheim are three of the Nine Realms, what lives on the other six? We have an answer, one of them contains an ancient enemy, a primeval race of Dark Elves led by Malekith the Accursed (Christopher Eccleston). That race is out for revenge and intends to plunge the universe into darkness. Confronted by an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot overcome, Thor reunites with Jane Foster and sets out on a dangerous journey that will force him to make the ultimate sacrifice.

After the first film opened, scripting began right away on the second film in order to meet what was originally a Summer 2013 release date. The amicable departure of Branagh as director led to a game of musical chairs in regards to who would take the helm. The result ended up being frequent "Game of Thrones" director Alan Taylor, a great choice that is fitting for the sequel's slight change of tone. The science-fiction elements of both the first film and "The Avengers" are being scaled back in favor of something more akin to the grounded fantasy of HBO's 'Thrones', albeit without the intrigue and incest. Photos and video from the London and Iceland sets showcase a lot more practical and less visible green screen this time out, fully embracing the idea of taking this story in a darker and more epic direction.

Hiddleston's Loki character is more on the sidelines this time, his scenes are said to involve some major interaction with his mother (Rene Russo). Russo's role is thankfully expanded this time out after it was chopped down to a mere cameo in the first. Idris Elba's Heimdall and Jaimie Alexander's Sif also get more screen time. Natalie Portman, Stellan Skarsgård and Kat Dennings return, though it sounds like there will be less Earthbound scenes in this chapter. The Thor-Jane relationship, however, will pick up from where it left off in the first one. In fact, the events of the first film are vital here, the destruction of the Bifrost for example precipitates the rise of this Dark Elven army.

Looking like medieval Cybermen, it is not yet certain what the final look of the Dark Elves will be. Only a few have been photographed out of their creepy looking armor and each has varied considerably. They seem to be akin to the Orcs from "The Lord of the Rings," but with mo-cap reference dots which indicates CG enhancement will come into play in the final look. Aside from "The Hunger Games" sequel, the "Thor" sequel pretty much has November to itself and is opening in the weekend in which "Skyfall" launched this past year to over a billion in worldwide box-office. If Marvel gets even half that, I'm sure they will be very happy with the result.

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Three Days To Kill
Opens: 2013
Cast: Kevin Costner, Amber Heard, Hailee Steinfeld, Connie Nielsen, Richard Sammel
Director: McG

Analysis: Coming off the awful "This Means War," filmmaker McG is in need of a decent action hit. He just might get it with this slightly trippy take on a familiar formula that French filmmaker Luc Besson co-wrote and is producing (ala "Taken," "Lockout"). Production only got under way last month in Paris so details are still fairly scarce at this point.

Costner plays a dying Secret Service agent who decides to retire in order to reconnect with his estranged family. When the Secret Service offers him access to an experimental drug that could save his life in exchange for one last assignment, he finds himself trying to juggle his family, his mission, and the drug's hallucinatory side-effects.

This is Besson's second Western-targeted action film for the year, the first being the more dramedy-oriented "Malavita". Both are presently scheduled for a release in the Fall, though with this still filming it is likely that this is the one that could be pushed into very early 2014. The other question of course is tone - will it aim to be a hard PG-13 (ala "Taken"), or do the drug use elements automatically bump it up to an R?

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The To Do List
Opens: August 16th 2013
Cast: Aubrey Plaza, Rachel Bilson, Donald Glover, Johnny Simmons, Clark Gregg
Director: Maggie Carey

Analysis: Shot almost two years ago, it has been an oddly long journey to the big screen for this all-star gross-out comedy. Even so, there's still a lot of anticipation for it, and a red-band trailer revealed this past Summer confirms that excitement is justified.

"Safety Not Guaranteed" and "Parks and Recreation" star Plaza plays a type-A, studious girl who graduates high school and hasn't done anything with a guy. Before college, she decides to make a list of every sexual act out there. She then sets out to experience them in order to be prepared. Her straight-laced friends are understandably taken aback by her forthrightness.

Cue MANY cracks about everything from hand jobs and cunnilingus, to bumming and the messiness of ejaculations. Helping her along is a hell of a supporting cast including Bill Hader, Rachel Bilson, Andy Samberg, Johnny Simmons, Donald Glover, Clark Gregg, Connie Britton, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Scott Porter, Alia Shawkat, Mae Whitman, D.C. Pierson and Dominic Dierkes.

One thing that makes it look like loads of fun is that it is period - setting the action in the early 1990s allows for fun fashion faux pas and pop culture references. More importantly, it also adds a sweet nostalgic vibe for that time before cellphones and the internet when accessing material that would let you understand sex was a much harder thing to do. Here's hoping it lives up to its potential.

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Tom a la ferme
Opens: 2013
Cast: Xavier Dolan, Caleb Landry Jones, Evelyne Brochu, Pierre-Yves Cardinal, Lise Roy
Director: Xavier Dolan

Analysis: Young Québécois filmmaker Xavier Dolan's fourth feature is an adaptation of Michel Marc Bouchard's play, and marks the first time he will adapt a script not of his own making. Dolan staged the play in Montreal in 2011 and asked Bouchard at the time about the film adaptation. When Bouchard revealed no one had jumped on it, Dolan volunteered and the pair began work on the screenplay soon after.

The story follows Tom (Dolan), a man grieving over the death of his lover (Caleb Landry-Jones). When he meets the deceased's family he learns the mother was not aware of her son being gay, let alone his relationship with Tom. The brother of the deceased forces Tom to conceal the truth from the mother, threatening him with severe reprisals should he reveal the secret. Dolan's three previous films scored premieres at the Cannes Film Festival, which makes this one no doubt a shoo-in to return.

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The Tomb
Opens: September 27th 2013
Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Caviezel, Curtis Jackson, Vincent D'Onofrio
Director: Mikael Håfström

Analysis: While "The Last Stand" may be Arnold Schwarzenegger's first post-Governor film project, this action thriller was originally slated to have that honor and is certainly the more interesting sounding film. Swedish filmmaker Mikael Håfström helms this $70 million New Orleans-shot project which looks to be an expensive gamble for Summit Entertainment in the wake of the box-office fizzle of 'Stand'.

Stallone plays Ray Breslin, a well-regarded structural engineer who has designed numerous high-tech buildings. Wrongly convicted of a crime, he is sent to serve out his sentence in an escape-proof maximum security prison of his own design. He now faces the challenge of breaking out with the help of his cell mate, the complicated Emil Rottmayer (Schwarzenegger).

Adding some flavour to proceedings are Jim Caviezel as the ruthless warden, Vincent D'Onofrio as the prison's deputy director, Vinnie Jones as a corrupt guard, Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson as a cybercriminal who plans to escape with the other two, Sam Neill as the prison's sympathetic doctor, and Amy Ryan as Stallone's business partner and potential love interest.

Though Schwarzenegger cameoed with Sly in his "The Expendables" movies, this marks the first time the pair have actually taken leading roles together in a film. They have been discussing the idea of teaming as far back as the mid-1980s, but their schedules never matched up. This film has also attracted the interest of another friend of theirs, Bruce Willis, who was originally attached in Stallone's role when Antoine Fuqua was slated to direct. Sounds like a big ol' macho good time.

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Tomorrow You're Gone
Opens: 2013
Cast: Stephen Dorff, Willem Dafoe, Michelle Monaghan
Director: David Jacobson

Analysis: After two well-regarded indie films with 2002's "Dahmer" and 2005's "Down in the Valley," filmmaker David Jacobson returns with this character-driven piece which one person has already described as a "hillbilly noir" with David Lynch-style overtones. The film screened back in early November at a film festival in Savannah to a tepid response.

The story follows a recently released prisoner (Stephen Dorff) who seeks vengeance for the death of his jail-house mentor (Willem Dafoe). Along the way he meets a streetwise porn star named Florence Jane (Michelle Monaghan) and the pair set off on an unlikely roadtrip in search of redemption.

Throw in some religious metaphors and ambiguous plotting to the mix and you have a film that's both interesting and frustrating in equal measure. Reviews slammed the film's scripting, the way Dafoe's storyline feels like it is part of a completely different movie, and the overall lack of direction. Jacobson's previous works have always been divisive, and this sounds no different. Already released on disc in various overseas territory under the title "Boot Tracks," there's no word as yet on when this will open in the United States beyond later this year.

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A Teacher
Screening at Sundance, Hannah Fidell’s disturbing debut feature boasts a strong performance by Lindsay Burdge as a high school teacher who begins an illicit sexual relationship with a male student, a relationship that devolves into a reckless obsession. Reviews were strong, praising the way the this quiet character study handles the subject matter with both respect and the proper weight it deserves. It's a small film, but the apparent breakout work of Burdge should help push it into the limelight.

Therese
Charlie Stratton helms this latest film adaptation of Emile Zola's classic 1867 novel "Therese Raquin" about the title character (Elizabeth Olsen) and her lover Laurent (Oscar Isaac) who murder Therese's husband Camille (Tom Felton). After marrying, the couple are visited by Camille's ghost, slowly turning their love for one another into an all-consuming hatred. Jessica Lange, Matt Lucas, Shirley Henderson and Mackenzie Crook also star in the film which was originally slated for a Christmas release, but got pushed back to an unspecified 2013 date.

A Thousand Times Good Night
Norwegian director Erik Poppe ("Hawaii, Oslo," "Troubled Water") helms this $7 million biographical film based on his own experiences as a war photographer in the 1980s. The story follows a woman (Juliette Binoche) divided between her passion for her dangerous work and her love for her husband and their young daughters. Maria Doyle Kennedy ("The Tudors"), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau ("Game of Thrones"), and U2's Larry Mullen Jr. co-star in the film which was shot in all sorts of places including Ireland, Morocco, Kenya and Afghanistan.

Three Worlds
Catherine Corsini (2009's "Leaving") helms this French dramatic thriller which premiered in Un Certain Regard back at Cannes last year. Raphaël Personnaz, Clotilde Hesme, and Arta Dobroshi star in the story that kicks off with a hit and run accident which brings together three different characters - a working-class car dealer, a bourgeois medical student and a Moldovan immigrant. Reviews were so-so on the film and labelled it a well-meaning, but dull affair that likely won't crossover outside its home market.

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

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