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Are you ready for 2013! Well we take a look at the movies that you should watch out for this 2013 starting with Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters

This was certainly a film that took us by surprise when the trailer first ran. Who would have thought that the classic bedtime story could be retold with such seriousness and grit. Certainly they’ve got a great cast in the form of Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton and Famke Janssen. We all know the background story right and that Hansel and Gretel were kidnapped by a witch as children. So whatever happened after that? Hey think about it, you get so traumatized as a kid surely it’s gonna change you. Well this movie explains.

The Plot

After getting a taste for blood as children, Hansel (Jeremy Renner) and Gretel (Gemma Arterton) have become the ultimate vigilantes, hell bent on retribution. Now, unbeknownst to them, Hansel and Gretel have become the hunted, and must face an evil far greater than witches…their past.

Hansel and Gretel opens in cinemas 24 Jan

That ought to get our 2013 off to a flying start. Well here are some other notable movies that will redefine popular culture this year.

G.I. Joe Retaliation 3D

The Plot

In this sequel to the 2009 release of G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, the G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence. The film will be presented in 2D and 3D.The film stars D.J. Cotrona, Byung-hun Lee, Adrianne Palicki, Ray Park, Jonathan Pryce, Ray Stevenson, Channing Tatum with Bruce Willis and Dwayne Johnson.

Opens End March


The Plot

On a spectacular future Earth that has evolved beyond recognition, one man’s confrontation with the past will lead him on a journey of redemption and discovery as he battles to save mankind.

Jack Harper (Tom Cruise) is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete.
Living in and patrolling the breathtaking skies from thousands of feet above, his soaring existence is brought crashing down when he rescues a beautiful stranger from a downed spacecraft. Her arrival triggers a chain of events that forces him to question everything he knows and puts the fate of humanity in his hands. This film marks Tom Cruise’s first science fiction film since 2005’s War of the Worlds.

Opens April
Iron Man 3
The Plot

Marvel Studios’ Iron Man 3 pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr) against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?

It’s the first Marvel film post-Avengers and it’s Shane Black’s first film since 2005’s Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.

Opens 3 May
Star Trek Into Darkness
The Plot
When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis.
With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.

Opens 17 May
After Earth
The Plot


Jaden Smith and Will Smith star in the film, directed by M. Night Shyamalan that is set One thousand years after cataclysmic events forced humanity’s escape from Earth, Nova Prime has become mankind’s new home. Legendary General Cypher Raige (Will Smith) returns from an extended tour of duty to his estranged family, ready to be a father to his 13-year-old son, Kitai (Jaden Smith). When an asteroid storm damages Cypher and Kitai’s craft, they crash-land on a now unfamiliar and dangerous Earth. As his father lies dying in the cockpit, Kitai must trek across the hostile terrain to recover their rescue beacon. His whole life, Kitai has wanted nothing more than to be a soldier like his father. Today, he gets his chance.

Opens June
Man of Steel
The Plot

Henry Cavill dons the cape as the titular man of steel with Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni, and Russell Crowe. Zack Snyder directed the film and David Goyer wrote the screenplay. Not much is known about the film but we do know for sure that Superman will square off against General Zod which should please many fanboys.

It’s the first Superman film in six years and with Christopher Nolan producing, it looks promising.

Opens 14 June
The Lone Ranger
Armie Hammer dons the mask for the film with Johnny Depp as Tonto. Tom Wilkinson, William Fichtner, Barry Pepper, James Badge Dale, Ruth Wilson and Helena Bonham Carter round out the cast. The Lone Ranger is a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes. Native American spirit warrior Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid , a man of the law, into a legend of justice—taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.

Opens 3 July
Pacific Rim
The Plot
When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes—a washed up former pilot and an untested trainee who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.

Opens 12 July
Notable mentions
The Wolverine – Opens end July
300: Rise of an Empire – Opens August
Riddick – Opens September
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For – Opens October
Thor: The Dark World – Opens November
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – Opens December
Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters images courtesy of United International Pictures Singapore
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