The 20 Biggest English Films Of 2013
With at least 20 highly anticipated films scheduled to hit the marquee this year, 2013 sure holds a lot of promise.
We might be singing a different tune once these films are out, but for now, these are the Hollywood blockbusters I'm most thrilled about this year.
Guillermo Del Toro, director of Hellboy and Pan's Labyrinth, takes on gigantic robots in his next film, an epic starring Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnm and Rinko Kikuchi.
Expect to be visually overwhelmed.
Image: A scene from Pacific Rim
Man Of Steel
Starring Henry Cavill in the title role, it's darker in tone, and we all have faith in the producer Christopher Nolan.
Image: A scene from Man Of Steel
The Lone Ranger
For hope, look to Rango.
Image: A scene from The Lone Ranger
And the man who made Thirst can deal with bloodsuckers.
Image: A scene from Stoker
Jack The Giant Slayer
Ian McShane, Bill Nighy and Stanley Tucci all feature.
Image: A scene from Jack The Giant Slayer
Oz, The Great And Powerful
James Franco plays Oz, with stunners Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams and Rachel Weisz all playing Witches hailing from various directions.
Image: A scene from Oz, The Great And Powerful
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi, Alan Arkin *and* Jim Carrey all playing high-profile magicians?
Sign me up, please.
This one looks like one of the most outrageous comedies in a long while.
Image: A scene from The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
Iron Man 3
As if Robert Downey Jr's Tony Stark needed any more lip.
This one should be a big blast.
Image: A scene from Iron Man 3
The Great Gatsby
Plus there's a Bachchan cameo.
Image: A scene from The Great Gatsby
Star Trek: Into Darkness
This should be most enjoyable, not least because we'll get to see Benedict 'Sherlock' Cumberbatch as the villain.
Image: A scene from Star Trek: Into Darkness
And while things might have stagnated in Hangover 2, that gang and their predilection for pre-wedding shenanigans never quite gets old.
Just like bachelor trips never will.
Image: A scene from Hangover
Now You See Me
For an audience.
Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Melanie Laurent and Michael Caine also star.
Image: A scene from Now You See Me
World War Z
Forster, promisingly enough, calls it a cross between the Bourne films and The Walking Dead.
Image: A scene from World War Z
Can they come together and make a good Wolvie film?
They just might, because it's based on a truly terrific Wolverine comicbook saga set in Japan.
Image: A scene from The Wolverine
Written by the wonderfully reliable Peter Morgan, this should be a ripper.
Image: A scene from Rush
Sin City: A Dame To Kill For
Robert Rodriguez wowed us all the first time around with Sin City, and it's taken a good long while to get to this follow-up.
Rachel Weisz is in the lead role as Ava, and that's enough to get us excited.
Also, how long has it been since we saw Clive Owen in something good?
Image: A scene from Sin City: A Dame To Kill For
The World's End
This one's about a pub crawl, perhaps the most epic crawl of all.
Image: A scene from The World's End
Thor: The Dark World
The Norse gang is all back, including the ever-entertaining Tom Hiddleston as Loki.
Image: A scene from Thor: The Dark World
Anchorman: The Legend Continues
There isn't much we know at all about the new Anchorman film, but what we do know is that Adam McKay's got the loony gang back together.
All we can hope for is more Brick Tamland.
And several, several cameos from the Apatow alumnus.
Image: A scene from Anchorman: The Legend Continues
The Monuments Men
Based on a true story, this one has a mouthwatering cast: aside from Clooney, Daniel Craig, Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray and Jean Dujardin all star.
Image: Movie poster of The Monuments Men