The Top Five Must-See Movies of 2013

1. Man of Steel (June 14)

Zach Snyder, director of “300,” and Christopher Nolan of the “Dark Knight” trilogy team up to produce this reboot of the “Superman” film series. Unlike 2006’s “Superman Returns,” “Man of Steel” promises to be more dark. Henry Cavill plays Superman, Amy Adams plays Lois Lane and Russell Crowe plays Jor-El in this film that shows the origin of the Superman character. Lawrence Fishburn, Kevin Costner and Diane Lane also star.

2. Oblivion (April 12)

Tom Cruise plays ex-Marine Commander Jack Harper, one of the last few drone repair men stationed in airborne towns on Earth destroyed by an alien invasion 60 years ago. The film looks like a mix between “Star Wars” and “Planet of the Apes.” Joseph Kosinki directs this film based on the graphic novel of the same name. “Oblivion” stars Morgan Freeman as Malcolm Beech and Olga Kurylenko as Julia Rusakova.

3. World War Z  (June 21)

Brad Pitt plays a United Nations employee looking for a way to stop a zombie pandemic that traverses the globe. Think “I Am Legend” on a global scale as the outbreak has caused governments to collapse and armies to be devastated. Marc Foster (Monster’s Ball, Finding Neverland) directs this post-apocalyptic film that critics are buzzing may be the best in the zombie genre. The film is based on the novel by Max Brooks.

4. Anchorman 2 (December 20)

Ron Burgundy and the Channel 4 news team are back after 9 long years. Will Ferrell will return as Ron Burgandy, Steve Carell will return as Brick Tamland and Paul Rudd returns as Brian Fantana. The original cast returns to their seats of San Diego’s most watched news source. Not many details have been released about the plot but I have a good feeling not many fans mind. Chris Parnell, Christina Applegate and Vince Vaughan also star.

5. Gravity (October 4)

Starring George Clooney as Matt Kowalsky and Sandra Bullock as Ryan Stone, “Gravity” is about a pair of astronauts who, when their orbiting space station falls apart after a catastrophic incident, must fight for survival in debris-strewn space. While there are some skeptics about the whole “floating off in space” plotline, it sure sounds intriguing. The film was directed by Alfonso Cuarón, who wrote the screenplay with his son.

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