Movie Power Rankings: Sundance Festival tops 'X-Men' and 'Zero Dark Thirty'
The 2013 Sundance Film Festival has announced its Premieres lineup, and is unsurprisingly full of stars. Among the big names who will likely make the trek this year are Daniel Radcliffe ("Kill Your Darlings"), Steve Carell ("The Way, Way Back"), Shia LaBeouf ("The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman"), Amanda Seyfried ("Lovelace"), Nicole Kidman ("Stoker"), Ashton Kutcher ("jObs"), Paul Rudd ("Prince Avalanche"), Naomi Watts ("Two Mothers"), Jessica Biel ("Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes), and others to Park City in January. There's also a strong Midnight section this year. Plus, Joseph Gordon-Levitt will unveil his directorial debut, "Don Jon's Addiction," at the famed Utah fest. Don't forget your mittens.
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As for the rest of this week's list... December 8, 2012.
1. Sundance Film Festival (Last week: Not ranked)
Hollywood moves to Park City for two weeks of snow and movies. Ah, the good life.
2. "X-Men: Days of Future Past" (Last week: Not ranked)
Ian McKellen will reprise his role as Magneto, but nothing is official when it comes to Patrick Stewart returning as Professor X or Hugh Jackman playing Wolverine again. But it sure is likely.
3. "Zero Dark Thirty" (Last week: No. 5)
Kathryn Bigelow's new film won over the New York Film Critic's Circle and the National Board of Review. Will it hunt down a best picture nomination?
4. "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" (Last week: No. 10)
Peter Parker's pal-turned-enemy Harry Osborn will be played by "Chronicle's" Dane DeHaan,
5. "Star Trek Into Darkness" (Last week: No. 9)
The brand new poster was followed by the film's tantalizing first teaser. Just who is Benedict Cumberbatch playing? We picked up a few clues from it.
6. "Justice League" (Last week: No. 1)
Is Darkseid too much like "Avengers 2" villain Thanos?
7. "Les Miserables" (Last week: No. 4)
Anticipation for the musical adaptation is building, with the swank London premiere and early reviewers being wowed.
8. "Star Wars" (Last week: No. 8)
We still don't know if Matthew Vaughn ("Kick-Ass") will be directing or not, but we know that George Lucas won't have "much to do" on the next trilogy. Is that a good thing?
9. "Django Unchained" (Last week: Not ranked)
Some critics have seen it, and they seem to like it. The rest of us have to wait until December 25. Watch the Rick Ross-driven final trailer here.
10. "Man of Steel" (Last week: Not ranked)
Is Superman under arrest on the film's new poster? Questions may be answered when the new trailer plays before "The Hobbit" on December 14.
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Cast: Amy Schumer, Kevin Kane, Mike Houston
2013 | Drama | RSummary: Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill have boundless energy in the story of a real-life commodities crook who earned millions through scummy small-time stock trades.Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie
2008 | Science Fiction | PGSummary: Animated series continues the story of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker as they battle the Emperor Palpatine, Count Dooku and General Grievous, but also takes time to explore other smaller characters in the Star Wars universe.Director: George Lucas (creator)
Cast: Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter
1997 | Crime | RSummary: Quentin Tarantino adaptats an Elmore Leonard novel into this story of a few increasingly desperate people scraping to get by.Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster
2013 | Thriller | RSummary: Based on the true story of Daniel Lugo (Mark Wahlberg) a Miami bodybuilder who wants to live the American dream. He would like to have the money that other people have. So he enlists the help of fellow bodybuilder Adrian Doorbal (Anthony Mackie) and ex-convict, Christian bodybuilder Paul Doyle (D...Director: Michael Bay
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie, Tony Shalhoub
1993 | Sports | PGSummary: Emotionally powerful sports classic featuring Sean Astin as a skinny high school kid with big football dreams and the determination to make his way towards his dream team at Notre Dame.Director: David Anspaugh
Cast: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty
1996 | Crime | RSummary: Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to be a snap and nobody's going to get hurt... until people start ...Director: Joel Coen
Cast: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare
1995 | Mystery | NRSummary: Denzel Washington plays an out of work WWII vet who takes the wrong job and is soon neck-deep in a mess of politics, murder, and jazz in '40s Los Angeles.Director: Carl Franklin
Cast: Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals
2007 | Comedy | PGSummary: Newlyweds Nick (Ice Cube) and Suzanne (Long) decide to move to the suburbs to provide a better life for their two kids. But their idea of a dream home is disturbed by a contractor (McGinley) with a bizarre approach to business.Director: Steve Carr
Cast: John C. McGinley, Ice Cube, Nia Long, Aleisha Allen
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