MANILA, Philippines – Christmas season is also awards season in the US. Some of the nominees in the January 13 Golden Globes will be screened in Manila after the awards event, such as Lincoln that will be screened in February.
Here are some movies that will usher in 2013’s first quarter:
1) Life of Pi (3D)
Cast: Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Rafe Spall, Gerard Depardieu
Director: Ang Lee
Playdate: January 9, 2013
Based on the bestselling book by Yann Martel, Life of Pi tells the story of a young man’s incredible survival at sea against impossible odds.
2) Parental Guidance
Cast: Billy Crystal, Bette Midler, Marisa Tomei
Director: Andy Fickman
Playdate: January 16, 2013
Old-school meets modern-day parenting when comedy legends Billy Crystal and Bette Midler play Artie and Diane Decker, who are called in by their daughter (Marisa Tomei) to help care for their 3 grandkids. When their parenting methods collide with their daughter’s new school of thought, the once-orderly household spins out of control.
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johannson, Toni Collette, Jessica Biel
Director: Sacha Gervasi
Playdate: February 6, 2013
Behind Alfred Hitchcock — cinema’s “master of suspense” — was his steadfast wife and filmmaking collaborator, Alma Reville. This movie lays bare their captivating and complex love story. It does so through the sly, shadowy lens of their most daring filmmaking adventure: the making of the spine-tingling 1960 thriller, Psycho, which would become the director’s most controversial and legendary film.
2) Die Hard 5
Cast: Bruce Willis, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jai Courtney, Amaury Nolasco
Director: John Moore
Playdate: February 13, 2013
Bruce Willis reprises his role as John McClane in one of the most successful action franchises in history. In “Die Hard 5,” a typical bad day for McClane turns into an international chase when he learns that his son is being held hostage by Russian terrorists intent on war.
Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Steven Spielberg, Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones, Joseph Gordon Levitt
Director: Steven Spielberg
Playdate: February 20, 2013
In the final 4 months of Abraham Lincoln’s life and presidency, the full measure of the man — his passion and his humanity — came to bear on his defining battle: a time when the dark shadow of slavery is lifted and a country torn by war must be made whole.
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Matthew Goode, Mia Wasikowska
Director: Chan Wook-Park
Playdate: March 1, 2013
India Stoker (Mia Wasikowska) was not prepared to lose her father and best friend Richard (Dermot Mulroney) in a tragic auto accident. The solitude of her woodsy family estate, the peace of her tranquil town and the unspoken somberness of her home life are suddenly disturbed by not only this mysterious accident, but by the sudden arrival of her Uncle Charlie (Matthew Goode), whom she never knew existed.
When Charlie moves in with her and her emotionally unstable mother Evie (Nicole Kidman), India thinks the void left by her father’s death is finally being filled by his closet bloodline. Soon after his arrival, India comes to suspect that this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives. Yet instead of feeling outrage or horror, this friendless young woman becomes increasingly infatuated with him.
2) The Croods
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone, Catherine Keener
Director: Kirk De Micco, Chris Sanders
Playdate: March 30, 2013
In a previously undiscovered era known as the Croodacious period, Mother Nature was still experimenting and the flora and fauna we know today have not evolved yet. At the center of this world is the Crood family, led by Grug (voiced by Academy Award® winner Nicolas Cage), an overprotective father who, like all dads, is doing all he can to hold his family together at a time when cataclysmic changes are happening.
Together with his wife (Catherine Keener), kids (Emma Stone and Clark Duke) and mother-in-law (Cloris Leachman), Grug guides his family through this spectacular environment, full of amazing creatures, to find a new cave to call home. Along the way, they encounter Guy (Ryan Reynolds), an imaginative and resourceful newcomer who takes risks and wholeheartedly embraces the promise of tomorrow. – Rappler.com
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