2013 Spring Movie Preview

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Not surprisingly, the first two months of 2013 have been about 2012. With so many great films and the most interesting Oscar race in about a decade, much of the early new releases this year flopped at the box office and weren’t exactly a critical success. Sure, there are a few exceptions (Warm BodiesSide Effects), but 2013 isn’t exactly off to a great start. But, with the Oscars airing February 24, spring movies won’t waste any time getting people back to the theater. Here’s the five films we won’t be missing in March and April.

 

Photo Credit: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107290/Honorable Mention: Jurassic Park 3D

I don’t normally like to put 3D rereleases on these previews, but seriously, who’s going to skip Jurassic Park? Steven Spielberg’s 20 year old (feel old?), classic dino-flick is one of the few films worth heading back to the big screen for. In IMAX no less. Your theater is going to rumble every time you see a little glass of water shake, and the still impressive dinosaur effects will be closer than ever. Hold on to your butts. (Apr. 5)

 

 

Photo Credit: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0481499/?ref_=sr_15. The Croods

Jurassic Park isn’t your only chance to visit prehistory this spring. From Dreamworks Animation comes The Croods, the story of a family of cave people who are forced to leave their home. Starring the voices of Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, and Nicolas Cage, the previews are actually quite hysterical. If you need a family trip to the movies before the weather comes around, this could be the film for you. (Mar. 22)

 

Photo Credit: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0790628/?ref_=sr_24. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

Okay, so it’s not exactly The Prestige but Jim Carrey vs. Steve Carell? Wtih Steve Buscemi, Alan Arkin, and Olivia Wilde? Why the heck not? This all-star comedy is going to be ridiculous, crude, and probably, very funny. Coming from the writers of Horrible Bosses is a magician rivalry you never knew you wanted to see. Jim Carrey appears to be spoofing Chris Angel (he does tricks like holding in his urine for 12 days and calls it magic). I’m down. (Mar. 15)

 

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Wait, don’t baseball movies come out in September? Well this April we ar getting a stylish Jackie Robinson biopic starring unknown Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford. Sure, the trailer is a little hokey, but Harrison Ford is always worth watching (even if it’s been for camp factor as of late). It’s also from the director of A Knight’s Tale, so there’s that. (Apr. 12)

 

 

Photo Credit: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1351685/?ref_=sr_12. Jack the Giant Slayer

I’m inappropriately excited for this one. Maybe it’s the fact that Sir Ian McKellan narrates one of the trailers. Maybe it’s the fact that in said trailers, Ewan McGregor looks to be having a ball. Maybe Nicholas Hoult charmed me into being excited with Warm Bodies. Maybe it’s that Bryan Singer is finally returning to fun blockbusters. Maybe it’s Stanley Tucci. Probably a combination of them all and then some. An epic retelling of “Jack and the Bean Stalk” sounds delightfully light after all the heavy Oscar films. Who am I kidding? It’s always Stanley Tucci. (Mar. 1)

 

Photo Credit: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1623205/?ref_=sr_11. Oz the Great and Powerful

The agressive marketing campaign weighed me down, I have to see this movie. Sam Raimi directing James Franco in a prequel to The Wizard of Oz that also stars Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams, and Rachel Weisz as the three witches? Yup. A 3D, fantasy, extravaganza is exactly what I want to replace the cold black and white of winter with the color of spring. This might even be worth a midnight showing. (Mar. 8)

 

What films are you most excited to see in March and April? Has anything from 2013 so far really impressed you? Sound off below!

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