With such a great cast and a nail-biting conspiracy I couldn't keep this one off my list. Broken City is also held together with Academy Award winner Catherine Zeta-Jones, Kyle Chandler, James Ransone and is directed by Allen Hughes.
21 and Over
Being a straight-A-college student generally means you've either paid someone smart to do all your work, or you've pretty much thrown aside the whole party element of college and you've put in the hard yards to get it done. For Jeff Chang, his college experience was the latter. However, on his 21st birthday he gets a surprise visit from his two best mates, who are very keen to take their friend out for the night of his life. Unfortunately for Jeff and everyone involved, he has a very important medical interview the following morning. After being convinced to go out for just one beer, one thing leads to another and let's face it, when you're with your mates, there's no such thing as just "one" beer.
I'm sure we've all seen movies like this, time and time again, but we love them, because they always either give us ideas or make us feel better about our own drunken shenanigans. Justin Chon leads the cast which includes Sarah Wright, Skylar Astin and Miles Teller. 21 and Over, is written and directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, both of which wrote The Hangover. In my opinion, this film has hashtag YOLO written all over it.
I'm not married, a parent and I'm certainly not a woman despite the thoughts and reasonings from certain friends. However, I can imagine how difficult it must be to have to raise children alone while your husband or wife is consistently away on business. Especially when you have almost nil support from family or lack of friends.
These are all the problems Elspeth Dickens has to face everyday while her husband is away. Because of their lack of contact, her husband gives her a webcam so they can stay in touch but he is unfortunately not always contactable, so she then decides to reach out to the world wide web for attention. Faced with fame and fortune, she has a big decision to make.
Making his film debut in this Australian musical is Ronan Keating, and this is partly the reason why I'm excited for this film. However, being an aspiring cyber-sensation myself, I feel the urge to support this film. Goddess is led by Laura Michelle Kelly who plays Mary Poppins in the Broadway production. The cast also includes comedian Magda Szubanski Hugo Johnstone-Burt, theatre sensation Lucy Durack and is directed by Mark Lamprell.
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
Magic has been a mysterious wonder to people of all ages for hundreds of years. The art of illusion has evolved and mesmerised from performer to performer, and only seems to get more and more seemingly impossible. But like any act, there's the possibility of losing your audience to something new and that's the hurdle these two magicians now face.
Being on top of their game for decades and owning one of the most must see shows on the Las Vegas strip usually comes with a price in the long run. Their many years of performing together has made their acts grow apart, and almost hate one another's company. Mixed with their personal issues and the ever so growing competition from another quickly rising magic act, these two borderline washed up magicians need to rediscover what fueled their passion for magic.
It's hard to imagine this film being anything short of entertaining, and the cast does nothing but reiterate that, which includes funny man Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi, Jim Carrey, Olivia Wilde and Alan Arkin. This looks to be a very funny film, so I guess we'll have to wait and see what they pull out of the hat.
Oz: The Great and Powerful
The 1939 film The Wizard of Oz is one of the most iconic films of all time, and audiences all over the world fell in love with the characters and with Oz. Over seven decades later audiences are invited back to Oz to experience a whole new story, one that takes place before Dorothy's magical adventure back in 1939. This is the story of how the Wizard of Oz, actually became the Wizard of Oz.
Other than G.I. Jo: Retaliation (which didn't quite crack the list this month), this is probably the most anticipated film of the month and definitely one for 2013. The upcoming Wizard of Oz, is played by one of the most spectacular actors of this generation, James Franco, and he is supported by the beautiful Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams, Rachael Weisz and Zach Braff.
Check local listings for release dates and times.