18 MAJOR MOVIE RELEASES SOON AT THE CINEMA Date: 11/27/2013   Views: 136.017

Disney's Frozen

Directors: Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee
Cast: Kristen Bell
Genre: Fantasy Animation Adventure

Plot: Based on a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, Disney continue their sterling run of quality animations (after Tangled and Wreck-It Ralph) with a tale of a fearless optimist, Anna, who teams up with handsome stranger Kristoff on an epic journey into the Everest-like wilderness to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in an eternal winter. Throw in a couple of fun sidekicks (a snowman and a reindeer), and you've got a near-guaranteed animation winner.

UK Release Date: 6 December 2013
US Release Date: 27 November 2013

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Director: Peter Jackson
Cast: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellan, Benedict Cumberbatch
Genre: Fantasy

Plot: The Dwarves, Bilbo and Gandalf continue their adventure to recover their gold haul from the terrifying, all conquering/enflaming Dragon, Smaug.

UK Release Date: 13 December 2013
US Release Date: 13 December 2013

Anchorman: The Legend Continues

Director: Adam McKay
Cast: Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Kristen Wiig, Paul Rudd
Genre: Comedy

Plot: It may have been almost a decade since Ron Burgundy and co last hit our screens, but we have a feeling a lot won't have changed. Cue surreal, random, improvved and very funny jokes as the news reporting crew battle rival networks and - ugh - feminism. All we know about the story is that it's going to revolve around the debut of rolling news.

UK Release Date: 20 December 2013
US Release Date: 20 December 2013

47 Ronin

Director: Carl Rinsch
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Rinko Kikuchi, Hiroyuki Sanada
Genre: Martial Arts Fantasy

Plot: Keanu Reeves embraces his Matrix martial arts skills in a tale of a band of samurai on the hunt of a killer shogun who murdered their master.

UK Release Date: 25 December 2013
US Release Date: 26 December 2013

Jack Ryan

Director: Kenneth Branagh
Cast: Chris Pine, Keira Knightley, Kevin Costner, Kenneth Branagh
Genre: Action Thriller

Plot: Chris Pine takes the lead of one of Hollywood's most recycled characters (after Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck all took a pop at the title role), in an action-thriller adaptation of Tom Clancy's hugely successful spy thriller novels.

UK Release Date: 26 December 2013
US Release Date: 25 December 2013

American Hustle

Director: David O. Russell
Cast: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Christian Bale
Genre: Drama

Plot: O. Russell reunites with his Silver Linings Playbook leads, as well as an array of other suitably starry actors, for a 70s-set drama based loosely on the true story of an FBI sting that ended up uncovering government corruption.

UK Release Date: 26 December 2013
US Release Date: December 2013

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Director: Ben Stiller
Cast: Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig
Genre: Sci-Fi Drama

Plot: Colour us intrigued - the first trailer for Ben Stiller's forthcoming adaptation of the classic 1947 drama looked as beautiful as it was mind-bending. Stiller directs and stars as the titular bored office worker, who spends his days creating elaborate fantasy worlds for himself in which he gets to live a life of adventure while romancing his co-worker (Wiig).

UK Release Date: 26 December 2013
US Release Date: 25 December 2013

The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence)

Director: Tom Six
Cast: Eric Roberts
Genre: Body Horror

Plot: Aiming to deliver on the stomach-churning set-up from the first two movies, Tom Six returns to his weird and bonkers body horror universe in which people are stitched mouth-to-anus because… erm… we're still not entirely sure of the motivation. Anyway, this time around Oscar-nominated actor Eric Roberts is inexplicably on-board for a tale that is said to include a 500 person Human Centipede. Delightful.

UK Release Date: TBC 2013
US Release Date: TBC 2013


Director: Lars von Trier
Cast: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgard, Shia LaBeouf, Jamie Bell
Genre: Erotic Drama

Plot: Never one to shy away from controversial or shocking subject matter, von Trier returns with a sure-to-be-shocking drama focused on a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac's retelling of her erotic experiences. The really surprising angle though? LaBeouf said that there was a disclaimer at the top of the script saying every actor had to basically have sex for real on camera.

UK Release Date: TBC 2013
US Release Date: TBC 2013

The Green Inferno

Director: Eli Roth
Cast: Ariel Levy, Lorenza Izzo, Sky Ferreira
Genre: Horror

Plot: Trust Eli Roth to take a culturally enlightening, life-enriching experience and turn it into something utterly, pant-soilingly terrifying. Yip, The Green Inferno is based on an altruistic bunch of student activists who fly out to the Amazon to save a dying tribe. Only when their plane crashes, it turns out the tribe are more interested in having them FOR dinner.

UK Release Date: TBC 2013
US Release Date: TBC 2013

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones

Director: TBC
Cast: TBC
Genre: Ghost Horror

Plot: A brief, Spanish-language post-credits sequence to Paranormal Activity 4 teased Paramount's plans to widen the franchise, and now it's official - a primarily Latino cast will helm the first spin-off, in a horror that's set to hit cinemas in early 2014.

UK Release Date: 2014
US Release Date: 3 January 2014

Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom

Director: Justin Chadwick
Cast: Idris Elba, Naomie Harris
Genre: Biopic

Plot: One of modern history's most recognisable and legendary leaders, there's going to be a lot of expectation riding on Idris Elba's shoulders - especially as Mandela's still alive. The biopic will focus on his years from his childhood in a rural South African village until his inauguration as South Africa's first democratically elected president.

UK Release Date: 3 January 2014
US Release Date: 29 November 2013

The Monuments Men

Director: George Clooney
Cast: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Cate Blanchett
Genre: World War 2

Plot: Part Inglourious Basterds, part The Dirty Dozen, The Monuments Men follows the story of a group of art historians and museum curators on a mission to save valuable artworks from Nazi destruction during the way.

UK Release Date: 9 January 2014
US Release Date: 18 December 2013

The Wolf of Wall Street

Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey, Jonah Hill
Genre: Crime Drama

Plot: If the trailer's anything to go by, The Wolf of Wall Street is going to be a hell of a lot of fun - with Leo on prime screen-snaffling form as a corrupt, Gordon Gecko-ish trader, and a host of debauched greed-inspired setpieces (midget throwing, for one), it could be the most fun financial drama ever made.

UK Release Date: 17 January 2014
US Release Date: 15 November 2013

Grudge Match

Director: Peter Segal
Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro, Kim Basinger
Genre: Comedy Drama

Plot: The pitch - Raging Bull vs Rocky. Only old. And as a comedy. Yip, Stallone and De Niro are going head-to-head in a boxing ring in this comedy drama of two ageing boxing rivals who find themselves exchanging blows once more.

UK Release Date: 24 January 2014
US Release Date: 25 December 2013

The LEGO Movie

Directors: Phil Lord & Chris Miller
Cast: Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Morgan Freeman, Will Arnett, Alison Brie
Genre: CGI Comedy Adventure

Plot: You wouldn't think that LEGO has the biggest narrative propellent behind justifying a multi-million dollar adventure movie, but one look at the trailer has eased all our worries. Directed by the animation geniuses behind the sublimely ridiculous Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and starring an all-star cast, the plot finds one LEGO figure inexplicably destined for greatness. Expect cameos galore.

UK Release Date: 14 February 2014
US Release Date: 7 February 2014

Robocop (2014)

Director: Jose Pahilha
Cast: Joel Kinnaman, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman
Genre: Sci-Fi Action

Plot: Remaking one of the 80s most seminal action flicks is going to be a tough job, but we're keen to see the results. The story, as far as we're aware, is similar to the original - when a good cop is gunned down in a future, crime-ridden city, he's reborn as a cyborg on a mission to right wrongs and overthrow the corrupt leadership.

UK Release Date: 7 February 2014
US Release Date: 7 February 2014


Director: Paul W.S. Anderson
Cast: Kit Harington, Emily Browning, Kiefer Sutherland, Carrie-Anne Moss
Genre: Action adventure
Plot: Resident Evil director Paul W.S. Anderson gives history a thrashing as he stages a blockbuster re-enactment of the destruction of Pompeii. Game Of Thrones totty Kit Harington is on hand as a freed gladiator who gets caught in the carnage – and has something of a chaste love affair with Emily Browning’s noblewoman. Sounds hot…
UK Release Date: 28 February 2014
US Release Date: 21 February 2014