2012 gave us some stellar cinematic experiences, from blockbusters like ‘The Avengers,’ and ‘The Dark Knight Rises,’ to kid-friendly successes like ‘Brave,’ and ‘Wreck-It Ralph,’ to heartwarming and hilarious dramedies like ‘Silver Linings Playbook.’
With 2013 just on the horizon (Mayans be damned!), it’s time to look ahead and preview some of the movies we’re most looking forward to.
Gangster Squad — January 11
‘Gangster Squad’ was supposed to drop at the tail end of the summer, but a controversial scene dealing with a movie theater shooting called for re-shoots and re-edits in the wake of the Colorado theater massacre, which pushed this promising crime flick to January. You’ve got Ryan Gosling teaming up with Josh Brolin, Anthony Mackie, and a handful of other fine actors as cops who go off the books to take on a power-hungry Sean Penn, playing the ruthless gangster Mickey Cohen in 1940s LA. Oh, and it’s got Emma Stone. Need I say more?
Iron Man 3 — May 3