The only guide you need for all the upcoming Christmas and New Year film releases with trailers


Posted by Craig Grobler on Google+ On Monday, November 04, 2013

upcoming film releasesIt seems like just the other day I posted about the Film Distributor's Association's launch of the upcoming Autumn film release schedule and today I'm posting about the exciting upcoming Christmas Season line up!

The FDA have released their Christmas and New Year 2013 Special Movie Preview Guide which you can view below along with all the official trailers and some of my picks marked with an approved stamp from the upcoming UK film release schedule in cinemas from December through to the end of January.

BIG LAUGHS THIS CHRISTMAS

ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES
Television legend Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) leaves behind his beloved San Diego in this hilarious sequel, to make his name on New York’s first 24 hour news station.


ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES - Official Trailer - United Kingdom

Joined by pals Champ (David Koechner), Brian (Paul Rudd) and Brick (Steve Carell) they set about weaving their own peculiar brand of broadcasting magic through the 1980s.

Release Date: From December 20

HARRY HILL THE MOVIE
Brace yourself for the anarchy of TV favourite Harry Hill hitting the big screen, in a tense (and very funny) story revolving around his efforts to save the life of his sick hamster.

The Harry Hill Movie Trailer

 A starry cast includes Julie Walters, Matt Lucas, Simon Bird, Sheridan Smith and Jim Broadbent.

Release Date: From December 20




ACTION & ADVENTURE

THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG
The latest adventure of Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) and his allies sees them journey from the Misty Mountains to the Mirkwood Forest, where they must seek out the secret horde of the dragon Smaug (voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch) in order to complete their mission. But with Gandalf missing this will be easier said than done.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - Sneak Peek [HD]

Release Date: From December 13

NEBRASKA
Pensioner Woody Grant embarks on a journey to collect the million dollars he believes he has won, to the bemusement of his unsympathetic wife and loyal son. Bruce Dern delivers a tour de- force performance as Woody, a difficult man with a troubled past, but with perhaps one last chance to repair the bonds of paternal love.

The Establishing Shot: NEBRASKA TRAILER - 6 DECEMBER 2013

Release Date: From December 6

AMERICAN HUSTLE
A gripping drama set in 1970s New Jersey, features Christian Bale as an ace conman forced to work undercover for a volatile FBI agent (Bradley Cooper) to expose corruption in the highest levels of society. Also stars Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams.

American Hustle - Official International Trailer

From From December 20 (London West End) & January 3 (Nationwide)


BOXING DAY TREATS

47 RONIN
Keanu Reeves heads the cast of this eye popping, action packed adventure set in ancient times, a fantastical tale inspired by remarkable real events. He plays a ronin, a samurai without a master, who is recruited to join 46 others of his kind in order to defend the land against a cruel and powerful warlord.

47 RONIN Official International Trailer -- Legend [Universal Pictures] [HD]

Release Date: From Boxing Day 26 December

ALL IS LOST
Robert Redford shines as a lone sailor in this epic struggle of a man against the elements, told in the best Ernest Hemingway tradition. J.C. Chandor’s acclaimed movie has little dialogue, but that does not prevent the narrative taking hold as events conspire to threaten this resourceful yachtsman’s efforts to sail across the Indian Ocean.

All Is Lost Official Movie Trailer [HD]

Release Date: From Boxing Day 26 December

THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY
In his secret life, Walter Mitty (Ben Stiller) dreams big…really, really big. When he’s not daydreaming, the not-so-secret life of Walter Mitty is the opposite of his heroic alter-ego’s; he’s just an everyday guy who’s too timid to ask out his pretty co-worker.

Official Trailer - The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)

But when Walter faces his ultimate real-world test, he springs into action on a global adventure exceeding anything even he could have dreamed of.

Release Date: From Boxing Day 26 December


FILMS FOR ALL THE FAMILY

FROZEN
In this stunning animated comedy the fearless optimist Anna (Kristen Bell) sets off on an epic journey—teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven - to find her sister Elsa whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman.

Disney's FROZEN | First Look Trailer | Official Disney HD

Release Date: From December 6

MOSHI MONSTERS: THE MOVIE
Six monsters travel across the weird and wonderful world of Moshi on a fun-filled, roar-some adventure, in a race against time to collect the ransom for an ancient and extremely rare Moshling egg, which has been stolen by the evil Dr Strangeglove.

Moshi Monsters The Movie - Official Trailer 2013

With Katsuma and Poppet at the helm, the monsters learn that both Monsters and Moshlings can overcome big odds, when they stand together.

Release Date: From December 20

WALKING WITH DINOSAURS: THE 3D MOVIE
The ultimate immersive experience, utilizing state of the art, photo-real 3D to put audiences in the middle of a thrilling and epic prehistoric world, where an underdog dino triumphs to become a hero for the ages. Audiences will truly see and feel what it was like when dinosaurs ruled the Earth.

Walking With Dinosaurs: The 3D Movie - Full Trailer [HD]

Release Date: From December 20


AMAZING TRUE STORIES

KILL YOUR DARLINGS
Set at Columbia University in the 1940’s during the counterculture revolution, Kill Your Darlings is a true crime thriller based on the untold story of a brutal murder that implicated the men who would become the great Beat poets; Allen Ginsberg (Daniel Radcliffe), Jack Kerouac (Jack Huston), William Burroughs (Ben Foster) and their muse, Lucien Carr (Dane DeHaan).

Kill Your Darlings Official Teaser Trailer [HD]

Release Date: From December 6

CHILLS & THRILLS

OLDBOY
Held captive for 20 years, Joe Doucett (Josh Brolin) is suddenly released with no explanation for his incarceration and no clue to his captor.

Oldboy - Restricted Trailer [Universal Pictures] [HD]

He immediately begins his quest for answers and vengeance. Spike Lee directs this tense and thrilling remake of the cult 2003 South Korean hit, a grim psychological journey into a heart of darkness with some violent detours. Samuel L. Jackson and Elizabeth Olsen co-star.

Release Date: From December 6


OTHER GREAT FILMS NOT TO MISS

BLACK NATIVITY
A street-wise teen from Baltimore who has been raised by a single mother travels to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged relatives, where he embarks on a surprising and inspirational journey.

BLACK NATIVITY - Official Trailer 2013

Release Date: From December 6

FANNY
In 1920s France after being abandoned by her lover Marius, Fanny learns that she is pregnant. With her family's blessing she is betrothed to an older gentleman, avoiding scandal and gaining financial security for her unborn child but then Marius returns.

MARIUS AND FANNY - Official UK Trailer

Release Date: From December 6

HOMEFRONT
A former DEA agent moves his family to a quiet town, where he soon tangles with a local meth druglord.

Homefront - starring Jason Statham & James Franco

Release Date: From Dec 6

THE PATIENCE STONE
In Persian folklore, there exists a magic black stone, Syng-e-saboor (the Patience Stone), to which one can confide everything. The stone listens, soaking in all the words, the secrets, the miseries - until it finally explodes, and on that day, one is instantly delivered of all ones sufferings and worries. Some even say this stone is the one in the Kaaba and on the day it explodes, it will be the Apocalypse.

The Patience Stone Official Trailer

Release Date: From December 6

RAMBO RAJKUMAR
Rajkumar (Shahid Kapoor) is an aimless youth who works for a drug baron named Shivraj (Sonu Sood). His latest mission is to kill a rival dealer named Manik Parmar (Ashish Vidyarthi). But Rajkumar's life changes forever when he claps eyes on the beautiful, educated Chanda (Sonakshi Sinha). What he doesn't know is that Chanda is an orphan who's been raised by her uncle - Manik Parmar!

Rambo Rajkumar Rajkumar - Official Theatrical Trailer | Shahid Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Sonu Sood

After some persistent wooing, Chanda falls for Rajkumar's charms. But in order for their love to flourish, he must destroy the drug cartel to which both Shivraj and Parmar owe allegiance, which is controlled by a Mafia don named Ajit Taaka (Srihari), who operates out of Malaysia.

Release Date: From December 6

SCATTER MY ASHES AT BERGDORF’S
It's the most mythic of all American emporiums and the scene of many an ultimate fashion fantasy. Now audiences get a rarified chance to peek behind the back room doors and into the reality of the fascinating inner workings and fabulous untold stories from Bergdorf Goodmans iconic history in Matthew Mieles Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's.

Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's Trailer

Release Date: From December 6

CINEMA PARADISO (Digitally Remastered)
A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist.

Cinema Paradiso (1988) - Official Trailer

Release Date: From December 13

FILL THE VOID
A young Hasidic Jewish woman is pressured into an arranged levirate marriage to an older widower.

FILL THE VOID by Rama Burshtein - Trailer (HQ)

Release Date: From December 13

KLOWN
In order to prove his fatherhood potential to his pregnant girlfriend, Frank 'kidnaps' her 12-year-old nephew and tags along on his best friend Casper's debauched weekend canoe trip.

Klown - Official UK 'Red Band' trailer

Release Date: From December 13


INSPIRING TRUE STORIES

THE RAILWAY MAN
A true story celebrating the indomitability of the human spirit, Colin Firth stars as Eric Lomax, one of the British soldiers captured at the fall of Singapore who suffered torture at the hands of the Japanese in building the Burma railway. Still haunted by his nightmares decades later, he returns to confront his wartime nemesis. Also stars Nicole Kidman.

The Railway Man - Official Exclusive Trailer, starring Colin Firth

Release Date: From January 1

MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM
British actor Idris Elba has been receiving rave reviews for his portrayal of South African political leader Nelson Mandela. Justin Chadwick’s poignant film charts his journey from child in a country divided, to firebrand revolutionary, political prisoner and eventually inspiration figure for peace in the reformed Rainbow Nation. Naomie Harris plays his second wife, Winnie

Mandela - Official Trailer - Pathe

Release Date: From January 3


ACTION & ADVENTURE

JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT
Chris Pine takes on the mantle of Tom Clancy’s CIA analyst hero, in an adventure that forces him to question the loyalties he holds most dear. Kenneth Branagh directs, and also plays Ryan’s Russian nemesis while Keira Knightley plays his wife, a relationship that’s complicated as Ryan uncovers a potential terrorist attack on American soil.

The Establishing Shot: JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT TRAILER - FRI 31 JANUARY 2014

Release Date: From January 31

I, FRANKENSTEIN
Mary Shelley’s mythic creation gets a 21st century makeover in this good versus evil tale told on an epic scale. Aaron Eckhart plays the creature, possessed of superhuman strength and a desire to save mankind from an apocalyptic supernatural threat. Also stars Bill Nighy.

I, Frankenstein - Official Trailer

Release Date: From January 24

LONE SURVIVOR
This stirring true life drama of a 2005 mission follows four Navy SEALS sent to kill a notorious Taliban leader, only for their mission to be disastrously compromised. Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch and Ben Foster head the cast.

Lone Survivor - Trailer

Release Date: From January 31


BIG SCREEN LAUGHS

LAST VEGAS
Life will never be the same for four ageing friends who travel to Vegas to give one of their number a suitable send off before he marries his much younger bride. Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline are the old pals behaving badly

Last Vegas - Trailer 2

Release Date: From January 3

DELIVERY MAN
An underachieving delivery driver discovers that a donation he made to a fertility clinic many years before has resulted in him fathering 533 children. A little overwhelmed by this news, David (Vince Vaughn) decides to seek out his unexpected offspring.

Delivery Man - UK Teaser Trailer

Release Date: From January 10

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
The tangled relationships binding the larger than life women of the Weston family are unravelled in this starry adaptation of Tracey Letts’s hit play.

August: Osage County (2014) Official Trailer [HD]

Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Juliette Lewis and Abigail Breslin are the multi-generational females feuding and making up, while Chris Cooper, Ewan McGregor and Benedict Cumberbatch portray the men in their lives.

Release Date: From January 17

GRUDGE MATCH
In-jokes abound in the coming together of two actors famed for playing boxing icons, Rocky Balboa and Jake La Motta. Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro play long retired fighters, bitter foes lured back into action for a final showdown.

Grudge Match - Official Trailer [HD]

Release Date: From January 24


GIVE YOUR EMOTIONS A WORK-OUT

HER
A tale for the times we live in, director Spike Jonze’s latest film tells of lonely writer Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix) who falls in love with the seductive female tones of the computer operating system designed to anticipate his every need. Scarlett Johansson voices ‘Samantha’, a disembodied but seemingly conscious presence in Theodore’s otherwise empty life.

Release Date: From January 10

THE WOLF OF WALL STREET
Leonardo DiCaprio is reunited with American directing legend Martin Scorsese in this darkly comic tale of financial excess and other forms of very bad behaviour. Incredibly it’s all based on the true story of Jordan Belfort (DiCaprio), a high flying trader who soon graduated into fraud, corruption and an uncomfortably close connection with organised crime.

The Wolf of Wall Street - Trailer 2 [Universal Pictures] [HD]


Release Date: From January 17

12 YEARS A SLAVE
Born a free man in the pre-Civil War northern states of America, Solomon (Chiwetel Ejiofor) is captured and sold into slavery when he ventures south. He endures cruelty and privation, but also glimpses rare acts of kindness, as he endures his fate until he can once again be free. Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch and Brad Pitt co-star

12 YEARS A SLAVE - In UK Cinemas January 2014

Release Date: From January 10

INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS
From Academy Award-winners Joel and Ethan Coen, the film follows a week in the life of a young folk singer at a crossroads, struggling to make it in the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac) is faced with many obstacles, some of them of his own making. Also stars Carey Mulligan, Justin Timberlake and John Goodman.

Inside Llewyn Davis by Coen Brothers - Official Trailer

Release Date: From January 24

THE BOOK THIEF
Liesel, an extraordinary and courageous young girl is sent to live with a foster family in World War II Germany. She learns to read with the help of her new family (Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson) and Max, a Jewish refugee who they are hiding. For Liesel and Max, the power of words and imagination become the only scape from the tumultuous events happening around them.

THE BOOK THIEF - OFFICIAL INTERNATIONAL TRAILER

Release Date: From January 31

OUT OF THE FURNACE
This intense tale of brotherly love stars Christian Bale as Russell, a man who will risk everything to achieve justice for his younger brother Rodney (Casey Affleck). Set in the criminal hinterland of America’s ‘rust-belt’, the film co-stars Woody Harrelson.

Out Of The Furnace -- Official Trailer #2

Release Date: From January 31


INSIGHTFUL DOCUMENTARY

THE ARMSTRONG LIE
In 2009 Alex Gibney was hired to make a film about Lance Armstrong’s comeback to cycling. The project was shelved when the doping scandal erupted, and re-opened after Armstrong’s confession. The Armstrong Lie picks up in 2013 and presents a riveting, insider’s view of the unravelling of one of the most extraordinary stories in the history of sports. As Lance Armstrong himself says: “I didn’t live a lot of lies, but I lived one big one.”

The Armstrong Lie Official HD Trailer

Release Date: From January 31


ALSO OUT

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY - THE MARKED ONES
After being "marked," Jesse begins to be pursued by mysterious forces while his family and friends try to save him.

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: THE MARKED ONES - Official UK Trailer

Release Date: From January 3

FOXCATCHER
The story of Olympic Wrestling Champion Mark Schultz and how paranoid schizophrenic John duPont killed his brother, Olympic Champion Dave Schultz.

Foxcatcher (2013) - Teaser Trailer HD

Release Date: From January 17

THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER (Digitally Remastered)
A religious fanatic marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell him where their real daddy hid $10,000 he'd stolen in a robbery.

The Night of the Hunter (1955) Trailer - The Criterion Collection

Release Date: From January 17

THE GENERAL (Digitally Remastered)
The real-life story of Dublin folk hero and criminal Martin Cahill, who pulled off two daring robberies in Ireland with his team, but attracted unwanted attention from the police.

The General (trailer) by J. Boorman

Release Date: From January 24

THAT AWKWARD MOMENT
Three best friends find themselves where we've all been - at that confusing moment in every dating relationship when you have to decide "So...where is this going?"

That Awkward Moment - In UK Cinemas January 31 2014 - Redband Trailer

Release Date: From January 31

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