2013 looks set to be a great year for film releases. Depending on your particular taste, you’re sure to find something to whet your appetite and warrant a trip to the local cinema!
January sees the release of perhaps one of the most highly anticipated musical adaptations, Les Miserables, starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Eddie Redmayne, among others. Rated 12A, this certainly is worth considering going to see, even if you’re not a musical fan. Another release that looks to be a hit is Django Unchained, starring Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington and Leonardo DiCaprio. Rated 18, this one is for the older audience but if the trailers are anything to go by, this is one to see.
February sees the release of the latest installment of the Die Hard series, A Good Day To Die Hard. For any for of this franchise, this is a must see and stars, as expected, Bruce Willis, as well as Jai Courtney and Cole Hauser.
March sees the release of Jack The Giant Slayer. This looks to be an interesting movie starring Ewan McGregor. Described as a modern day fairy tale about the threat to the long-standing peace between men and giants. Rating unknown as yet, but looks to be aimed at the family audience.
May sees the release of the latest installment of the highly successful Iron Man series of films, Iron Man 3. This latest movie stars Robert Downey Jr., along with Guy Pearce and Ben Kingsley. Fans of the previous films look not to be disappointed if the trailer os anything to go by, and looks set to be one of 2013’s summer blockbusters. Another exciting release in May, and one set to challenge Iron Man 3 for the top spot is the latest installment of the Star Trek franchise, Star Trek Into Darkness. This is director J. J. Abrams’ second helping of a Star Trek movie, and recasts Chris Pine in the role of the lovable captain, James Kirk. If the last Star Trek movie is anything to go by, this one is sure to be a big hit in the summer.
June also looks to be a great month with the release of Man of Steel. This latest adaptation on the Superman theme sees Henry Cavill take on the lead role of Clark Kent / Superman and also boasts a star studded cast including Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner, Laurence Fishburne and Amy Adams. Again, another summer blockbuster not to be missed!
July sees the release of a great family movie, Monsters University. This film is a look back at the university days of Mike and Sulley, the stars of Monsters Inc. Billy Crystal and John Goodman are recast as the protagonists voices and looks to be a great hit.
In August we get a treat to a feature film of the wonderfully created character by Steve Coogan of Alan Partridge in The Alan Partridge Movie. Details are a bit scarce at the moment but this is a must see for any Alan Partridge fans and looks to be a great British comedy hit.
That takes us up to probably one of the most highly anticiapted release of 2013 in December with The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Fans of The Hobbit look not to be disappointed, if 2012’s offering of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is anything to go by. Director Peter Jackson has taken his highly successful filming style directly from his Lord of the Rings movies to bring to life the prequel in these films. Starring once again Martin Freeman in the role of Bilbo Baggins and Ian McKellen as Gandalf the Wizard, this blockbuster will likely be one of the year’s biggest success.
Overall, 2013 looks to be a great year for film releases, so make sure you get your cinema tickets early and enjoy what it has to offer!
Guest article by Dragonfly Productions a TV and film production company based in London.