Film Releases To Look Out For In 2013

The world hasn’t ended so LET’S ALL GO TO THE CINEMA! 2013 promises to be another year full of sequels, prequels and even some brand new flicks to grab our attention. So here is a countdown of films to look out for in the next year.

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The next instalment of The Hobbit trilogy is highly anticipated this year.

10. World War Z– Set in Philadelphia, but filmed in our very own Glasgow, this film tells the story of a U.N. employee’s battle to stop the outbreak of a deadly zombie pandemic. Starring the lovely Brad Pitt, it will be worth watching just to see the zombie invasion of George Square.

9. jOBS The closing film at the Sundance Film Festival 2013, this feature tells the story of one of the greatest entrepreneurs in American History, Steve Jobs. This indie number, directed by Joshua Michael Stern, promises to be a candid and inspiring tale of the last 30 years of Jobs’ life.

8. Kick Ass 2 Kick Ass, Hit Girl and Red Mist return in June to… well, kick some ass. Kick-Ass has joined forces with a group of other normal citizens who have been inspired to fight crime in costume. Meanwhile Red Mist plots an act of revenge that will affect everyone Kick Ass knows.

7. This Is The End Featuring an all-star cast, this film tells the story of Seth Rogen and numerous other celebrities attending a party at James Franco’s house only to face the apocalypse. With the number of funny men involved this is likely to be a barrel of laughs with countless silly antics taking place.

6. Iron Man 3 The cool, clever and funny Tony Stark returns this year in his metallic body armour with the beautiful Gwyneth Paltrow at his side. This time he must face his most powerful enemy yet: the Mandarin.

5. After Earth The latest in creepy sci-fi flicks from director M. Night Shyamalan, this film tells the story of a father and son exploring a planet that was evacuated by humans 1000 years earlier, after they crash land on it. Starring Will Smith and his son Jadyn, it will be worth it just to watch the Smith boys in action together again.

4. Star Trek Into Darkness Chris Pine return as Captain Kirk leading the crew of the Enterprise. After the crew find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organisation, Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction.

3. Man of Steel An alien infant is raised on earth and grows up with superhuman abilities, which he uses to protect his adopted home planet. The tale of Superman flies back on to cinema screens with Henry Cavill as Clark Kent and Amy Adams as Lois Lane.

2. The Great Gatsby Based on the classic book by F. Scott Fitzgerald, this film tells the story of Nick Carraway, a Midwesterner living on Long Island, who becomes fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbour, Jay Gatsby. This is the latest of Baz Luhrmann’s works and stars Leonardo Dicaprio and Carey Mulligan. Audiences will undoubtedly be unable to tear their eyes from the screen as they are drawn into a world of Fitzgerald and Luhrmann combined.

1. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug The first part of J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic novel may have only just been released last month, but the second part has already become one of the most highly anticipated film releases of 2013.  In this part the Dwarfs, Gandalf and Bilbo have escaped the Misty Mountains and continue their journey to re-obtain gold from the dragon Smaug. It is a long wait until it’s release in December but hey- it gives us something to look forward to.

-Claire Flynn

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