2013 Preview: April

Can it live up to the trailer?

As 2012 comes to a close, let’s take a month by month look at the notable movies being released in 2013 (all dates subject to change by anxiety-ridden studios).


The Heat (Apr 5) Hollywood is often skeptical of any comedy starring women that doesn’t involve simpering over a wedding dress, but even the most dinosaur-minded exec would have to feel good about a cop comedy starring Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock.

Jurassic Park 3D (Apr 5) Dinosaurs. And they’re coming RIGHT AT YOU!!

42 (Apr 12) The Jackie Robinson biopic arrives close to the anniversary of the day of Robinson’s earth-shaking debut in the major leagues (April 15, 1947). Chadwick Boseman stars as Robinson and Harrison Ford as Branch Rickey.

Scary Movie 5 (Apr 12) For those who want it.

The Evil Dead (Apr 12) The remake of the horror classic, again, for those who want it.

Oblivion (Apr 19) The scifi film starring Tom Cruise opens nationwide after a limited opening in IMAX theaters on April 12th. You would never have believed it last year at this time, when Cruise was riding high on the success of “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol,” but Cruise could use a hit after the flop of “Rock of Ages” and the disappointment of “Jack Reacher.”

The Big Wedding (Apr 26) A wedding comedy! With lots of stars, including Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Amanda Seyfried, Ben Barnes, Susan Sarandon, Robin Williams, Topher Grace, and Katherine Heigl. With that much star power, surely it can’t fail. Actually yes, it most certainly can.

Pain and Gain (Apr 26) Michael Bay goes small (relatively…well, sort of…) in this based on a true story tale of gym rats who get mixed up in a kidnapping gone bad. Dwayne Johnson and Mark Wahlberg star as the muscleheads, roles they were meant to play. Anthony Mackie and Tony Shalhoub also star.

jOBS (undated April release) The Steve Jobs biopic, starring Ashton Kutcher, is said to be getting an April release after it premieres at Sundance.



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