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The Notable Films of 2013: Volume W: Part 2-Z

By Garth Franklin Tuesday January 29th 2013 04:29AM
The Notable Films of 2013: Volume W: Part 2-Z

At last we reach the final chapter in this year's "Notable Films" guide on Dark Horizons. I'm re-tooling the guide next year into something more concise - my guess is a 100 'Most Anticipated' style list.

Clocking in at 431 films and 98,170 words, this year's guide has been the largest I've done by far. An incredible amount of work goes into these guides, and I'd like to thank all those readers out there who leave comments, e-mails and postings throughout the year telling me how much they look forward to these.

I've spent almost all of my spare hours over the past seven weeks working on this series of articles (I do these single-handedly), and I hope the result has been enjoyable and informative. If you have liked the series, please let me know.

In this final chapter I look at Wolverine's eventful holiday in Japan, a politically-minded major zombie epic, the final film in Edgar Wright's comedic trilogy, the story of a sleazy stockbroker involved in mass securities fraud, an already acclaimed home invasion horror thriller, Terry Gilliam's latest sojourn into an Orwellian nightmare, and that other White House hostage thriller.

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White Bird in a Blizzard
Opens: 2013
Cast: Eva Green, Shailene Woodley, Christopher Meloni, Shiloh Fernandez, Angela Bassett
Director: Gregg Araki

Analysis: Indie auteur Gregg Araki returns with his most promising effort since 2004's "Mysterious Skin" and, like that film, he is channeling his excesses into delivering the best possible adaptation he can of author Laura Kasischke's novel. The story follows a troubled young woman, played by "The Descendants" scene stealer Shailene Woodley, who sees her life start to fall apart when her mother (Eva Green) suddenly disappears.

As it's an Araki film one would expect to see plenty of nudity on the part of the younger members of the cast including Woodley, Shiloh Fernandez and Jacob Artist. The surprise here is that Araki has brilliantly filled out some of the older adult roles as well with the likes of Christopher Meloni, Angela Bassett, Mark Indelicato and Dale Dickey. Araki's films have always had a life and energy to them, but have sometimes been lacking in both polish and control such as his most recent "Kaboom". I'd love to see a return to form here.

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White House Down
Opens: June 28th 2013
Cast: Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Woods, Jason Clarke
Director: Roland Emmerich

Analysis: While "Olympus Has Fallen" has the release date advantage, Roland Emmerich's "White House Down" is the film which seems to have more to offer in its tale of an armed takeover of the White House. Boasting a bigger budget and stronger cast, the film also has the advantage of a well-regarded spec script by James Vanderbilt which Sony acquired for a pricey $3 million.

The tone here is said to be akin to the likes of "Die Hard" and "Air Force One". The stories have a slightly different setup - instead of North Koreans, in this an American paramilitary group (led by "Zero Dark Thirty" star Jason Clarke) takes over the White House in an attempted coup. It's up to Channing Tatum's secret service agent to get the U.S. President (Jamie Foxx) out.

The result is something more akin to a late 1980s/early 1990s buddy action movie, Tatum and Foxx end up on their own within the White House trying to find an escape route, only to see every opportunity thwarted. While 'Olympus' plays its drama with deadly seriousness, Emmerich is going with a more playful sense of popcorn fun. Opening right in the middle of Summer, here's hoping it is the blast it could be.

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Winter's Tale
Opens: 2013
Cast: Russell Crowe, Jessica Brown Findlay, Colin Farrell, Will Smith, Matt Bomer
Director: Akiva Goldsman

Analysis: After many years as a writer and producer, filmmaker Akiva Goldsman tries his hand at directing with this $46 million adaptation of Mark Helprin's 1983 novel. Still filming on location around Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and Long Island, Goldsman has managed to convince several big name actors he has worked with over the years - namely Russell Crowe and Will Smith - to take roles in the project.

The story is set in both 1916 and present-day Manhattan and tells the tale of an orphaned mechanic and thief named Peter Lake (Colin Farrell). Attempting to rob a palatial West Side mansion, he comes upon a dying young woman named Beverly Penn (Jessica Brown Findlay) whom he is determined to save. Lake is soon rescued from his enemy Pearly Soames (Russell Crowe) and a gang of thugs by Athansor, a mysterious white horse who becomes his guardian.

Smith plays a judge in the film which also boasts roles for William Hurt and Eva Marie Saint. With Goldsman adapting the script, Caleb Deschanel as cinematographer and Hans Zimmer doing the score, expect this to be a top-notch looking feature which has a light fantastical touch as elements of reincarnation figure into the story (plus the horse can fly).

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The Wolf of Wall Street
Opens: 2013
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Matthew McConaughey, Jean Dujardin, Kyle Chandler
Director: Martin Scorsese

Analysis: Filmmaker Martin Scorsese, and his muse of the past decade Leonardo DiCaprio have been trying to make this adaptation of Jordan Belfort's memoir since at least 2008. However, disputes over the rights prevented them from pursuing the project and they opted instead to work on "Shutter Island". Then, at one point, Ridley Scott was slated to direct until he too bowed out. It took time and some lucky scheduling, but at last the stars aligned early last year and production moved forward.

Boasting a script by Emmy-winning "Sopranos" writer-producer Terence Winter, the story follows New York stockbroker Belfort, a flashy, drug-abusing, hooker-hiring, model-marrying prick sent to jail for participating in a massive securities fraud in the 1990s. Said fraud involving corruption on Wall Street, the corporate banking world and mob infiltration.

Marking DiCaprio and Scorsese's fifth collaboration together, this $100 million drama will be Scorsese's second film to be shot digitally after "Hugo". It boasts a fairly incredible cast including Jonah Hill, Matthew McConaughey, Jean Dujardin, Jon Favreau, Rob Reiner, Joanna Lumley, Spike Jonze, Jon Bernthal and Kyle Chandler. Wrapping up filming the other week, an end of year release is being targeted with this already shaping up to be a potentially serious awards contender.

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The Wolverine
Opens: July 26th 2013
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Hiroyuki Sanada, Hal Yamanouchi, Tao Okamoto, Will Yun Lee
Director: James Mangold

Analysis: It has been a surprisingly long road for the return of Hugh Jackman's clawed mutant to the big screen after the disappointment that was "X-Men Origins: Wolverine". Rumblings began over four years ago that the plan was to follow that 2009 film up with a sequel set in Japan and based on Chris Claremont and Frank Miller's 1982 limited comic series. That particular story is Jackman's favorite, but wasn't suitable for a first standalone film. Christopher McQuarrie was quickly brought onboard to pen the script and things got moving.

Then it hit choppy waters. For a few months there Darren Aronofsky was attached to direct and the talked turned to making this a dark stand-alone story. Suddenly it felt like the character was headed in a bold, fresh and exciting direction. That elation was cut down after Aronofsky bowed out, while the whole production was put on the back burner following the Japanese tsunami in early 2011. Further delays happened due to Jackman's scheduling for "Les Miserables," and it wasn't until last August that filming finally got under way with James Mangold ("3:10 to Yuma") at the helm.

Shot primarily in Sydney, some of the big revelations in recent months have been that the action is set AFTER the events of "X-Men: The Last Stand". Mangold says that decision was made because he felt "it was really important to find Logan at a moment where he was stripped clean of his duties to the X-Men, his other allegiances, and even stripped clean of his own sense of purpose. I was fascinated with the idea of portraying Logan as a ronin – the definition of which is a samurai without a master, without a purpose. Kind of a soldier who is cut loose. War is over. What does he do? What does he face? What does he believe anymore? Who are his friends? What is his reason for being here anymore?"

The story has Logan visiting Japan at the behest of a figure from his past. He soon finds himself out of his depth in an unknown world. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he faces the Silver Samurai in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Half of the film's characters speak Japanese and the tone is said to be as much a detective drama and film noir as it is an action movie. It blends Japanese culture, gangster culture, and ninja culture into a character piece set within an insulated world.

Unfortunately for "The Wolverine," it's in the same position as last year's "The Amazing Spider-Man" - it's the least widely anticipated of the three superhero movies opening in the Summer. Marvel's "Iron Man 3" juggernaut and DC's "Man of Steel" Superman reboot have blown more wind up people's skirts so far, though admittedly they also started earlier on their marketing campaigns. Jackman and Mangold have been tirelessly talking up the movie, but we've reached a time where Fox needs to launch some strong trailers to make sure this particular film doesn't get lost in the crush.

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Words with Gods
Opens: 2013
Cast: Demián Bichir, Emir Kusturica, Makiko Watanabe, Masatoshi Nagase, Kazuya Takahashi
Director: Guillermo Arriaga, Hector Babenco, Bahman Ghobadi, Amos Gitai, Álex de la Iglesia, Emir Kusturica, Mira Nair, Hideo Nakata, Warwick Thornton

Analysis: Much like "Paris, je t'aime"/"New York I Love You," 'Words' is the first of four planned anthology features going under the moniker of 'Heartbeat of the World'. Each film will consist of ten shorts helmed by different directors from around the world with each short linked by a common thread to that film. In the 'I Love You' series it was a particular city with each film, in this series it's global topics - religion, sexuality, politics and drugs.

'Words' tackles religion and has a distinctively more Asian and Latino flavour than the American & Euro-centric stylings of the 'I Love You' films. There's also no real stars either beyond Oscar nominee Demian Bichir. The focus here is being kept on the stories being told rather than who is involved in them.

That said the list of directors is pretty damn great including Serbia's Emir Kusturica ("Underground"), Australia's Warwick Thornton ("Samson and Delilah"), Iran's Bahman Ghobadi ("Turtles Can Fly"), India's Mira Nair ("Salaam Bombay!"), Argentina's Hector Babenco ("Carandiru"), Israel's Amos Gitai ("11'09'01"), Spain's Álex de la Iglesia ("The Last Circus"), Mexico's Guillermo Arriaga ("The Burning Plain"), and Japan's Hideo Nakata ("Ringu").

Each tackles religion in different ways. Arriaga's focuses on atheism in Mexico, Ghobadi's deals with Islam in Turkey, Kusturica's with orthodox Catholicism in Serbia, and Thornton's will likely deal with indigenous religions in Australia's Alice Springs. All four films in this proposed series have secured funding from private investors in Mexico. No word on a date when this will premiere as each segment depends upon the filmmaker's availability. I'd expect a festival debut later in the year.

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World War Z
Opens: June 20th 2013
Cast: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, James Badge Dale, Lucy Aharish, Julia Levy-Boeken
Director: Marc Forster

Analysis: With zombie apocalypse tales, the story is almost always kept to a small scale with only minor glimpses of the larger event. The focus sticks with a group of people, usually somewhere in a non-coastal American city, hiding out in suburban and rural locales to keep away from the undead hordes. It is also often a deadly serious affair with only the occasional bit of black comedy or satire snuck in.

Max Brooks' "World War Z" novel on the other hand was a fun and clever read because it was all about the bigger picture. Fusing horror with political satire, the book consisted of several dozen chapters with each being an interview of a different subject about their experiences relating to the event. Through these recollections from civilians, soldiers and officials from around the globe, we learn how the outbreak started, how different countries and religions reacted to the problem, how a solution was found, and how the world order was affected in the process.

It's the perfect material for a big budget anthology TV series with each episode based on one of the short stories. Instead, Brad Pitt's Plan B production company secured the rights and hired "Babylon 5" creator J. Michael Straczynski to turn it into a feature. It's a challenge as it essentially requires a massive re-write and shift in focus from the book, turning the barely discussed UN interviewer character into the main lead.

Initially budgeted at a considerable $125 million, this was shot over the course of much of the second half of 2011 in various European locales. It was a notably troubled production, made even more infamous last year when Paramount pushed it back six months from a proposed December release to a June 2013 date. Damon Lindelof was brought in to re-write the final act, a job he ultimately handed over to Drew Goddard, and a whopping seven weeks of additional shooting was scheduled in Budapest.

With a budget now pushing towards $200 million, the plans for a proposed WWZ trilogy look unlikely to come to fruition unless this proves a massive worldwide hit. Two months ago the film's first trailer was released online and caused all kinds of arguments for its treatment of the armies of the undead. These were not groups of running people in make-up, but rather massive, physics-defying computer-animated tsunamis. The scale was impressive, but right now too many lingering questions are slightly dampening both enthusiasm and excitement for the project. Hopefully it will all come together.

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The World's End
Opens: October 25th 2013
Cast: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Rosamund Pike, Paddy Consindine
Director: Edgar Wright

Analysis: God bless Edgar Wright. Following on from "Shaun of the Dead" and "Hot Fuzz," the lovable English filmmaker took a break to do something different. That resulted in the quirky and highly enjoyable "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World". Now, he returns to the U.K. and re-teams with his regular cohorts Simon Pegg and Nick Frost for this final film in his Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy (or Blood and Ice Cream trilogy for those who don't know what a Cornetto is).

While 'Shaun' was a romantic comedy blended with a zombie apocalypse (red strawberry-flavored Cornetto), and 'Fuzz' a buddy cop action film mixed with a British murder mystery (blue vanilla-flavored), this sounds almost like a coming-of-middle-age comedy set during a sci-fi apocalypse (green mint choc-chip flavoured).

The story is set twenty years after five childhood friends attempted an epic pub crawl. Said friends reunite when one of them drags his reluctant pals to their hometown and once again attempts to reach the fabled pub at the end of their list - The World's End. Attempting to reconcile past and present, they soon realize the real struggle is for the future of humanity.

It isn't made clear yet what this apocalypse will be, though Wright made a reference to the works of "The Day of the Triffids" and "The Midwich Cuckoos" author John Wyndham in one interview. Shot mostly around the pubs of Welwyn Garden City in Hertfordshire, the film is slated for a release in the UK in August ahead of a international rollout later in the year.

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You Are Here
Opens: 2013
Cast: Amy Poehler, Zach Galifianakis , Owen Wilson, Melissa Rauch, Laura Ramsey
Director: Matthew Weiner

Analysis: After years of trying, "Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner has finally got his feature film directing debut into production. Originally planned as a Jennifer Aniston, Bradley Cooper, and Zach Galifianakis vehicle back in 2009, the project was recast as a Jack Black, Matt Dillon, and Renée Zellweger film back in 2010.

That version also fell through with the final mix being Amy Poehler, Zach Galifianakis and Owen Wilson in the lead roles. The story centers on two childhood best friends who embark on a journey back to their hometown after one of them learns he has inherited a large sum of money from his recently deceased estranged father.

In other words, it's a road trip movie with Wilson as the hard-partying womaniser, Galifianakis as the unstable oddball, and Poehler as the late father’s trophy wife widow jealous over missing out in the will. Shot around the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, this romantic dramedy sounds fairly plain. Yet with Weiner writing the script, and the quality talent in front of the camera to enact it, there should be definitely more here than meets the eye.

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You're Next
Opens: August 23rd 2013
Cast: Sharni Vinson, AJ Bowen, Amy Seimetz, Barbara Crampton, Wendy Glenn
Director: Adam Wingard

Analysis: Drawing rave reviews at festivals starting with its premiere at Toronto in late 2011, the only question with Adam Wingard's much anticipated home invasion thriller is why in the world it has taken so damn long to get a theatrical release. Lionsgate picked up the rights shortly after its Toronto debut, but took forever to schedule it. They finally settled on a late August bow this year.

The story follows Crispian Davidson (A.J. Bowen), a young man who brings his new girlfriend (Sharni Vinson) along to celebrate his parents wedding anniversary at their remote country estate. The family's evening together is shattered when a gang of masked mysterious killers begin to hunt them down with brutal precision. One of the victims, however, has a secret talent for fighting back.

All the praise for the film is that it doesn't try to reinvent the wheel, instead it tries to perfect it. Wingard and writing partner Simon Barrett have focused on telling a familiar scenario as well as they possibly can, and without treating their audience like idiots. The result is a film that sounds like it makes full use of its setting, delivers clear and fresh characterisation, is filled with both creative deaths and occasionally appropriate dark humour, and rockets along at a good pace.

The heroine is assertive rather than reactive, sound effects are relied on to build atmosphere, gore is sparingly used and effectively disturbing when it is, and the suspense is apparently maintained for much of the runtime. Now THAT sounds like the kind of horror film that made me love the genre in the first place. I can't wait.

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You're Not You
Opens: 2013
Cast: Emmy Rossum, Josh Duhamel, Hilary Swank, Ali Larter, Frances Fisher
Director: George C. Wolfe

Analysis: Currently shooting in Los Angeles, this film adaptation of Michelle Wildgen's novel deals with the topic of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as motor neurone disease or Lou Gehrig's disease. George C. Wolfe ("Nights in Rodanthe") helms the project which has attracted a major cast including those above plus Jason Ritter, Julian McMahon, Marcia Gay Harden, Ernie Hudson and Loretta Devine.

Swank plays a former advertising executive and accomplished chef who is now immobilised by ALS. She is soon given a new caregiver, an aimless 23-year-old woman named Bec (Rossum) who has been sleeping with a married professor and losing interest in her classes. As the pair's friendship blooms, both of them find their lives changing for the better. Swank is also producing the film.

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The Young and Prodigious Spivet
Opens: 2013
Cast: Kyle Catlett, Helena Bonham Carter, Judy Davis, Callum Keith Rennie
Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Analysis: "The City of Lost Children" and "Delicatessen" director Jean-Pierre Jeunet returns with another quirky fable which feels very much in line with his last film "Micmacs". Shot in Alberta in the third quarter of last year, the story follows a 12-year-old cartography enthusiast (Kyle Catlett) in an eccentric family, who travels across country hidden on board a freight train after being invited to the Smithsonian Institute.

This 3D adaptation of Reif Larsen's cult 2009 novel is the filmmaker's second English language feature following 1997's "Alien Resurrection". Helena Bonham Carter, Judy Davis and Jeunet regular Dominique Pinon star, while various key personnel from his most famous film "Amelie" are also onboard. The 3D will be provided by Demetri Portelli, who also did Scorsese's "Hugo". The film is described as a touching drama, with a LOT of visual effects elements so don't expect it until late in the year at the earliest.

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The Zero Theorem
Opens: 2013
Cast: Christoph Waltz, Tilda Swinton, David Thewlis, Ben Whishaw, Matt Damon
Director: Terry Gilliam

Analysis: Shot over only a few weeks in Romania, Terry Gilliam's next project is a science-fiction film that sounds very much up the acclaimed helmer's alley. Pat Rushin penned the script for the project which was originally set to star Billy Bob Thornton back when the late Richard D. Zanuck was attached to produce back in 2009.

The story is set in an Orwellian corporate world run by a shadowy figure called 'Management'. Christoph Waltz plays Qohen Leth, an eccentric and reclusive computer genius plagued with existential angst who is tirelessly working on a mysterious project - to discover the solution to a mathematical formula which will finally determine whether life has any meaning.

Leading an almost monastic existence within a burnt-out chapel, he keeps finding his work being interrupted by both a flamboyantly lusty love interest (Mélanie Thierry), and Management's rebellious whiz-kid teenage son (Lucas Hedges). It also sounds delightfully weird, and is set to feature a wealth of cameos including Tilda Swinton, Ben Whishaw, Peter Stormare and Sanjeev Bhaskar as doctors, David Thewlis, and Matt Damon as 'Management' himself.

Gilliam says that this is the lowest budgeted film he's had to work on since before "Life of Brian," and most of the actors who were involved did it for basically nothing. The main aim was to do something fresh and inventive, and hopefully they have succeeded. With that cast and Gilliam's rep, a festival premiere seems the likeliest possibility.

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Wish You Well
"Cadillac Records" director Darnell Martin helms this adaptation of "Absolute Power" author David Baldacci's novel. The author himself adapted the script for this coming-of-age story set in the 1940s. After a family tragedy, a young girl moves from New York with her younger brother to live with their great-grandmother (Ellen Burstyn) on a Virginia farm. She soon comes closer to understanding the land and roots that inspired her father’s writings while discovering herself. Josh Lucas and "Breaking Dawn" actress Mackenzie Foy also star in the recently completed feature.

The Wilderness of James
Originally slated to be a re-teaming of "Let Me In" co-stars Chloe Moretz and Kodi Smit-McPhee, Moretz had to drop out of this indie coming-of-age tale due to scheduling issues with "Kick-Ass 2". Instead, "Orphan" and "The Hunger Games" actress Isabelle Fuhrman has stepped into the female lead in this story of a young boy dealing with absence of his father. First-time director Michael Johnson penned the script and helms the Portland-set film which was only recently shot.

Winter Rose
Kristin Scott Thomas re-teams with her "I've Loved You So Long" director Philippe Claudel on this Toronto and Luxembourg-shot French drama in which Daniel Auteuil ("Cache") will play a successful 60-year-old neurosurgeon with a perfect life and wife (Scott Thomas). One day a bunch of roses start to be delivered anonymously to their home, at the same time as a twenty-year-old girl named Lou (Leïla Bekhti) seems to repeatedly cross his path. Masks start to come off, and it soon seems like no one is who they are pretending to be. Shot over October and November, a Cannes premiere would be the earliest possibility.

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Wolves
"X-Men 2" and "Watchmen" scribe David Hayter makes his directorial debut on this young adult supernatural story starring another X-Man - 'First Class' actor Lucas Till. The blond Texan hunk plays a teenager forced to hit the road after the death of his parents. He soon finds his way to the isolated town of Lupine Ridge to hunt down the truths of his ancestry. Cue all sorts of werewolf action with Jason Momoa playing the villain. On paper this $18 million project sounds like one you could dismiss, but Hayter's presence should guarantee something with more bite than your average venture into the genre.

You Can't Win
Having departed "Boardwalk Empire," actor Michael Pitt is making the move into filmmaking with this passion project which he stars in, produces and co-writes. The story is a biopic based on the 1926 memoir by thief and adventurer Jack Black. "Zoo" helmer Robinson Devor directs the Seattle-shot project which will deal with Black's time freight-hopping around the Western U.S. and Canada while he explores the topics of crime, addiction and justice. Black's works were said to have been a major influence on writer William S. Burroughs. The film is likely targeting a Fall festival debut.

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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