Kicking off the year of 3D movies is a feat not many humans could take on. Good thing then that Kellan Lutz is starring as Hercules in this epic origin story from Cliffhanger and Die Hard 2 director Renny Harlin. In the film, Hercules is exiled and sold into slavery because of a forbidden love and must fight his way back into his kingdom.
The new year presents a busy slate of family films getting the 3D treatment. First up will be The Nut Job, a nutty comedy about a grumpy squirrel who is banished from his park and is forced to survive in the city. Lucky for him, he stumbles upon a nut shop and with some help, plans a heist that will save his life.
Aaron Eckhart's abs in 3D. That should be reason enough for you to check out this adaptation of the Darkstorm Comics reimagination of the Frankenstein mythos. Bill Nighy stars as the film's villain with Yvonne Strahovski co-starring as the female lead.
Someone finally made a feature length movie using LEGOs and voiced the characters with an all-star cast. The film centers on a ordinary LEGO minifigure who is recruited to stop Lord Business from gluing the universe together. Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett and Will Ferrell are among the voice cast for what promises to be an early 2014 hit.
Game of Thrones fans will get to see Jon Snow (Kit Harington) in the first of two big budget movies in 2014. In the film, Harington plays a slave turned gladiator who finds himself in a race against time to save his true love (Emily Browning) all while Mount Vesuvius is erupting and the city of Pompeii is crumbling around him.
It has been eight years since the first 300 movie wowed movie fans with it's hyper-stylized action sequences. This year, the sequel finally arrives in theaters with a pair of strong ladies facing off against one another. Eva Green leads her Persian army to war against Lena Heady and the Greeks in Rise of an Empire.
What started out as a segment of The Rocky & Bullwinkle Show has now been expanded into a standalone 3D CG movie. Mr. Peabody and his pet human Sherman are on a mission to restore history after an accident sends things spiraling out of control.
Marvel's first big film of the year finds Capt. America facing a new adversary in The Winter Soldier. Captain America: The Winter Soldier introduces us to Anthony Mackie as The Falcon, Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter/Agent 13 and Sebastian Stan as The Winter Soldier. Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow will feature heavily in the film as Cap's partner.
Three years ago, Rio was somewhat of an under-the-radar hit. So much so that Fox commissioned a sequel that finds Jesse Eisenberg and Anne Hathaway's Blu and Jewel now happily married and parents. Jewel decides to take the kids back to the Amazon so they can experience their roots while Blu goes beak-to-beak with a vengeful Nigel.
Serving as a bridge to two more Spider-Man movies, there's plenty of speculation as to what we'll see in this second installment of Marc Webb's Spidey universe, but we do know the film will be crammed with at least three new villains - Rhino (Paul Giamatti), Electro (Jamie Foxx) and Green Goblin/Norman Osborn (Chris Cooper).
Here's a 3D movie to take the kids to just as the summer movie season kicks off. This spin-off of the classic Wizard of Oz tale finds Dorothy back in Kansas. When she hears that the Land of Oz is in grave danger, she returns back to help her old friends and makes some new ones along the way.
The classic movie monster gets a remake in his return to the big screen. Bryan Cranston, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen are the human stars in this sci-fi disaster flick which finds Godzilla taking on M.U.T.O. a monsterous creation which threatens our very existence.
Much like Sony continues to milk their Spider-Man movie rights, Fox keeps pumping out X-Men movies. The latest is a time-traveling action adventure that finds Wolverine (of course) meeting the original X-Men cast along with the younger First Class crew.
Disney's highly-anticipated live action adaptation of
the Sleeping Beauty villain, Maleficent arrives in theaters with Angelina Jolie playing the title villain. The examines what caused Maleficent to have a cold heart and curse Princess Aurora.
There are very few actors who are bigger, bankable stars around the world than Tom Cruise. Sticking with the sci-fi genre, Cruise stars in this adaptation of Hiroshi Sakurazaka's All You Need Is Kill as a soldier who keeps living his last day over and over again. Yes, it's like Groundhog Day set in a mech-warrior universe. Emily Blunt co-stars.
Dreamworks Animation's highly anticipated sequel to their 2010 hit finds Hiccup and Toothless living peacefully on the island of Berk. Upon the discovery of new dragons living in an ice cave, the two must team up to help preserve the peace between humans and dragons. Jay Baruchel, Kristen Wiig, Cate Blanchett, Jonah Hill and Kit Harington are part of the voice cast.
Three years removed from Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon, Michael Bay reboots the multi-billion dollar franchise with a new cast (Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz and Jack Reynor) and new Transformers, including the much-buzzed-about Dinobots. Plus explosions. Lots of explosions.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes helped resurrect the Apes franchise three years ago and this latest installment looks to pick up where that film left off, both in story and box office momentum. Andy Serkis returns to play Apes leader Caesar who, along with his other genetically engineered apes have brokered a fragile peace with surviving humans.
It wouldn't be summer movie season with Channing Tatum. The hunky actor stars in the Wachowski siblings latest sci-fi adventure Jupiter Ascending as an interplanetary killer sent by the Queen of the Universe to assassinate Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis). Of course he doesn't, a love story blossoms and sci-fi action sequences hurtle us to an ultimate confrontation with the Queen.
Disney wasted little time to commission a sequel to their Planes movie. This sequel pays homage to the men and women who help protect our national parks. Dane Cook returns to voice Dusty with Julie Bowen voices Lil Dipper along with other soon to be announced additions.
Marvel's second big movie is a huge gamble. Guardians of the Galaxy not only takes Marvel Studios in a much more niche direction than they've ever gone while also setting up the events of The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel and David Bautista make up the principle Guardians cast.
Cross your fingers and hope this sequel actually makes its 2014 release date. Having been delayed for several times, the sequel directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller is primarily based on the second volume of Miller's comic series. The film stars Josh Brolin and Joseph Gordon-Levitt as well as original Sin City stars Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis and Rosario Dawson.
From "the hands that made" Coraline and ParaNorman comes yet another quirky stop-motion animation feature film. This time, the focus is on a young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors. The film is an adaptation of Alan Snow's children's novel, Here Be Monsters.
Marvel comics and Disney animation collide in this comic book adaptation that finds six superheroes recruited by the government to help disarm a threat on the fast-paced, high-tech city of San Fransokyo. Ok, so it's not a Pixar version of The Avengers but it's a start.
The 3D movie schedule ends much like the 2013 movie season did with the third and final chapter in Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy arriving in theaters. Picking up from the events of The Desolation of Smaug, can Bilbo and the dwarves recalim Erebor and the treasure and, more importantly, can they hold on to it?