Top 25 Remaining Movies of 2013 | Part 2

#6: Lovelace

Amanda Seyfried stars in this biopic of adult film star Linda Lovelace, focusing on her tumultuous, to say the least, relationship with her husband, Chuck Traynor, played by Peter Sarsgaard. The buzz for this movie has sizzled and fizzled since its debut at the Sundance Film Festival.

The middling reception of the overall movie withstanding, this is a make-or-break role for Seyfried whose hot streak since 'Mama Mia!' has since, seen interest in her career wane. One could hope she’ll re-establish herself with what appears from the trailer, to be a brave performance. It is rather apparent that 'Boogie Nights' is the mark they’re trying to hit, how close they come to that very high standard will be up to movie-goers to decide. Release Date: August 9

#7: Prince Avalanche

Set in 1988, this is the unusual tale of two road workers painting the highway, as they struggle with personal differences and the isolation of their work, a voyage of friendship takes root. Directed by David Gordon Green, the mind who brought us the underrated ‘Your Highness’, is bringing together something quiet, reflective and seemingly poignant with this piece, a departure from his recent films.

Add Paul Rudd, shedding his typical shtick, Emile Hirsch; who surprised with a fantastic turn in last year’s ‘Killer Joe’ and a soundtrack from the emotionally reticent, Explosions in the Sky and what you get is a film worth watching. Release Date: August 9

#8: Kick-Ass 2

The sequel to cult favorite, ‘Kick-Ass’, finds Dave (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) banding together with other like-minded citizens who also want to fight crime. Don’t worry the ever popular Hit-Girl (Chloe Grace Moritz) will be along for the ride too. If you’ve seen the first ‘Kick-Ass’, a mind blowing example of dark comedy executed with utter brilliance, you have high expectations.

Original director Matthew Vaughn is not returning for this go-around and has been replaced by Jeff Wadlow (‘Never Back Down’). Anytime the original helmer leaves a project there are concerns the original magic might be lost. Hopefully that isn’t the case with this one. The original cast returning and Jim Carrey, in a possible career re-surging role is enough to give it shot. Click here for the review - Release Date: August 16

#9: Paranoia

Liam Hemsworth stars in his first major lead role in this corporate espionage thriller that pits Gary Oldman and Harrison Ford in a battle between two titans of industry for the keys to the white collar kingdom. All the while, Hemsworth’s spy finds himself falling for an intriguing woman (Amber Heard).  While some might discount this as a run-of-the-mill thriller, Oldman starring in it, points to the script being of greater substance.

Hemsworth needs this movie to prove that he has what it takes to shoulder a major lead role. Amber Heard is an actress on the rise; her underrated talents will probably not get the platform they deserve here, as she is in yet another, girlfriend role. Though she is sure to steal any scene she’s in with this one. Click here for the review - Release Date: August 16

#10: The Family

Robert De Niro stars as the head of a crime family living on the down low with his wife (Michelle Pfeiffer) and kids (Glee’s Dianna Agron & John D’Leo) after they have to join the Witness Protection Program. The cast on this is exciting with Tommy Lee Jones also starring.

Luc Besson, the brilliant director behind ‘Leon: The Professional’ and the writing mastermind behind ‘The Transporter’ franchise and ‘Taken’ promises an exciting twist on things. Besson stepping behind the camera to helm this one, it speaks to him really sensing something special with this. Click here for the review - Release Date: September 13

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