Sunday, December 23, 2012

Lionsgate Into 2013

It's the holidays and folks are scampering about, screaming at each other over stolen parking spaces, sale prices that aren't ringing up at the register while 50 angry shoppers wait impatiently in the shadows and that very last Cabbage Patch Kid that was really mine even though that woman with the three kids said it was hers and then she fell down. So I took it. Mine. Along with the Holidays comes prayer to our volcano gods and a look into the year to come. It's magical. Here's Lionsgate's lineup!
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Genre: Horror
Rating:R for strong grisly violence and language throughout. U.S. Release Date: January 4, 2013

Cast (Character):Alexandra Daddario (Heather Miller), Dan Yeager
(Leatherface), Introducing Tremaine ‘Trey Songz’ Neverson (Ryan), Scott
Eastwood (Carl), Tania Raymonde (Nikki), Thom Barry (Sheriff Hooper),
Paul Rae (Burt Hartman), and Bill Moseley (Drayton Sawyer), Special
Appearance by Gunnar Hansen (Boss Sawyer)
Directed by:John Luessenhop
Lionsgate’s TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D continues the legendary story of the homicidal Sawyer family, picking up where Tobe Hooper’s 1974 horror classic left off in Newt, Texas, where for decades people went missing without a trace.  The townspeople long suspected the Sawyer family, owners of a local barbeque pit, were somehow responsible.  Their suspicions were finally confirmed one hot summer day when a young woman escaped the Sawyer house following the brutal murders of her four friends.  Word around the small town quickly spread, and a vigilante mob of enraged locals surrounded the Sawyer stronghold, burning it to the ground and killing every last member of the family – or so they thought.  Decades later and hundreds of miles away from the original massacre, a young woman named Heather learns that she has inherited a Texas estate from a grandmother she never knew she had.  After embarking on a road trip with friends to uncover her roots, she finds she is the sole owner of a lavish, isolated Victorian mansion. But her newfound wealth comes at a price as she stumbles upon a horror that awaits her in the mansion’s dank cellars…                                                                                       


Twitter: @LionsgateAction | #TheLastStand

Genre: Action
Rating:R for strong bloody violence throughout and language
U.S. Release Date: January 18, 2013

Cast (Character):Arnold Schwarzenegger (Ray Owens), Forest Whitaker
(Bannister), Johnny Knoxville (Lewis Dinkum), Rodrigo Santoro (Frank
Martinez), Jaimie Alexander (Sarah Torrance), Luis Guzmán (Mike
Figuerola), Eduardo Noriega (Gabriel Cortez), Peter Stormare (Burrell),
Zach Gilford (Jerry Bailey), Genesis Rodriguez (Agent Ellen Richards),
Daniel Henney (Agent Phil Hayes), John Patrick Amedori (Agent Mitchell)
Directed by:KIM Jee-Woon

Action icon Arnold Schwarzenegger makes his much-anticipated return to the big screen in Korean director KIM Jee-Woon’s hard-hitting U.S. directorial debut, THE LAST STAND.

After leaving his LAPD narcotics post following a bungled operation that left him wracked with remorse and regret, Sheriff Ray Owens (Schwarzenegger) moved out of Los Angeles and settled into a life fighting what little crime takes place in sleepy border town Sommerton Junction. But that peaceful existence is shattered when Gabriel Cortez (Eduardo Noriega), the most notorious, wanted drug kingpin in the western hemisphere, makes a deadly yet spectacular escape from an FBI prisoner convoy.

With the help of a fierce band of lawless mercenaries led by the icy Burrell (Peter Stormare), Cortez begins racing towards the US-Mexico border at 250 mph in a specially-outfitted Corvette ZR1 with a hostage in tow.  Cortez’s path:  straight through Summerton Junction, where the whole of the U.S. law enforcement, including Agent John Bannister (Forest Whitaker) will have their final opportunity to intercept him before the violent fugitive slips across the border forever.

At first reluctant to become involved, and then counted out because of the perceived ineptitude of his small town force, Owens ultimately rallies his team and takes the matter into his own hands, setting the stage for a classic showdown.

Official Site: Coming Soon    
Twitter: @TemptationMovie I #Temptation

Rating:PG-13 for some violence, sexuality, and drug content
U.S. Release Date: March 29, 2013

Cast (Character):Jurnee Smollett-Bell (Judith), Lance Gross (Brice), Kim
Kardashian (Ava), Vanessa Williams (Janice), Robbie Jones (Harley),
Renée Taylor (Ms. Waco Chapman), Ella Joyce (Sarah), and Brandy
Norwood (Melinda),     
An explosive romance about the seductive dangers of the forbidden, TYLER PERRY'S TEMPTATION tells the provocative and sensual story of Judith, an ambitious married woman whose obsessive passion for a handsome billionaire leads to betrayal, danger and a choice that will forever alter the course of her life. 


Official Site: Coming Soon
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Genre: Romantic Comedy
Rating:This film is not yet rated
U.S. Release Date: April 26, 2013

Cast (Character):Robert De Niro (Don), Katherine Heigl (Lyla), Diane
Keaton (Ellie), Amanda Seyfried (Missy), Topher Grace (Jared), Susan
Sarandon (Bebe), Robin Williams (Father Moinighan), Ben Barnes
(Alejandro), Christine Ebersole (Muffin), David Rasche (Barry), Patricia
Rae (Madonna), Ana Ayora (Nuria)
With an all-star cast led by Robert De Niro, Katherine Heigl, Diane Keaton, Amanda Seyfried, Topher Grace, with Susan Sarandon and Robin Williams, THE BIG WEDDING is an uproarious romantic comedy about a charmingly modern family trying to survive a weekend wedding celebration that has the potential to become a full blown family fiasco.  To the amusement of their adult children and friends, long divorced couple Don and Ellie Griffin (De Niro and Keaton) are once again forced to play the happy couple for the sake of their adopted son's wedding after his ultra conservative biological mother unexpectedly decides to fly halfway across the world to attend. With all of the wedding guests looking on, the Griffins are hilariously forced to confront their past, present and future - and hopefully avoid killing each other in the process. Screenplay by Justin Zackham. Directed by Justin Zackham.


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Rating:This film is not yet rated
U.S. Release Date: May 10, 2013

Cast (Character):Craig Robinson (Wade Walker), Kerry Washington
(Grace Peeples), David Alan Grier (Virgil Peeples), S. Epatha Merkerson
(Daphne Peeples), Tyler Williams (Simon Peeples), Melvin Van Peebles
(Grandpa Peeples), Diahann Carroll (Nana Peeples), Malcolm Barrett
(Chris Walker), Kali Hawk (Gloria Peeples), Ana Gasteyer (Mayor Hodge),
Kimrie Lewis-Davis (Meg) 

Sparks fly in the Hamptons when "regular guy" Wade Walker (Craig Robinson) crashes the preppy Peeples family reunion to ask for their precious daughter Grace’s (Kerry Washington) hand in marriage.  Wade might be a fish out of water among this picture-perfect East Coast clan always trying to keep up appearances, but he’s not about to let himself sink.  Instead, in a wild weekend of fun, dysfunction and hilarious surprises, Wade is about to discover there’s room for all kinds of Peeples in this family, no matter their differences.  Writer and first-time director Tina Gordon Chism (writer of DRUMLINE) joins forces with Tyler Perry to present a laugh-out-loud look at the family ties that freak us out . . . but bind us together with love.  

Official Site: Coming Soon    
Twitter: @LionsgateHorror

Rating:This film is not yet rated
U.S. Release Date: August 23, 2013
Run time:n/a
Cast (Character): Sharni Vinson (Erin), AJ Bowen (Crispian), Nick Tucci (Drake), Wendy Glenn (Zee), Joe Swanberg (Drake), Rob Moran (PaulDavison), Barbara Crampton (Aubrey Davison), Maragaret Laney (Kelly), Amy Seimetz (Aimee), Ti West (Tariq), Larry Fessenden (Erik Harson), Lane Hughes (Fox Masked Man), L.C. Holt (Lamb Masked Man), Simon Barrett (Tiger Masked Man), Calvin Reeder (Officer Trubiano)

One of the smartest and most terrifying films in years, YOU'RE NEXT reinvents the genre by putting a fresh twist on home-invasion horror. When a gang of masked, ax-wielding murderers descend upon the Davison family reunion, the hapless victims seem trapped...until an unlikely guest of the family proves to be the most talented killer of all. 


Official Site: Coming Soon
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Genre:Action, Horror 
Rating:This film is not yet rated
U.S. Release Date:September 13, 2013
Cast:    Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Yvonne Strahovski, Miranda Otto, Jai Courtney
Directed by:Stuart Beattie

I, FRANKENSTEIN is a modern-day epic:  Frankenstein's creature, ADAM, has survived to present day due to a genetic quirk in his creation.  Making his way to a dark, gothic metropolis, he finds himself caught in an all-out, centuries old war between two immortal clans.


Official Site: Coming Soon
Twitter: @TheHungerGames

Genre: n/a
Rating:This film is not yet rated
U.S. Release Date: November 22, 2013

Cast (Character):Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss Everdeen), Josh
Hutcherson (Peeta Mellark), Liam Hemsworth (Gale Hawthorne), Woody
Harrelson (Haymitch Abernathy), Elizabeth Banks (Effie Trinket), Lenny
Kravitz (Cinna), Philip Seymour Hoffman (Plutarch Heavensbee), Jeffrey
Wright (Beetee), Sam Claflin (Finnick Odair), Jena Malone (Johanna
Mason) with Stanley Tucci (Caesar Flickerman), and Donald Sutherland 
(President Snow)    

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark.   Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour" of the districts.  Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) - a competition that could change Panem forever. 


Official Site: Coming Soon    
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Genre: Comedy
Rating:This film is not yet rated
U.S. Release Date: December 13, 2012        

Madea gets coaxed into helping a friend pay her daughter a surprise visit in the country for Christmas, but the biggest surprise is what they'll find when they arrive.  As the small, rural town prepares for its annual Christmas Carnival, new secrets are revealed and old relationships are tested while Madea dishes her own brand of Christmas Spirit to all.

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