Highlights of Hollywood's 2013 film lineup

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This undated publicity image released by Marvel shows Robert Downey Jr., as Tony Stark/Iron Man, in a scene from "Marvel's Iron Man 3."  (AP Photo/Marvel/Zade Rosenthal)
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This undated publicity image released by Marvel shows Robert Downey Jr., as Tony Stark/Iron Man, in a scene from "Marvel's Iron Man 3." (AP Photo/Marvel/Zade Rosenthal)

Highlights of Hollywood's 2013 schedule (release dates are subject to change):

JANUARY:

"Broken City": Mark Wahlberg's an ex-cop out for revenge against a double-crossing mayor (Russell Crowe).

"Gangster Squad": Josh Brolin and Ryan Gosling are LA detectives going after mob boss Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) in the late 1940s.

"Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters": The fairy-tale siblings (Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton) are all grown-up and bagging crones for a living.

"The Last Stand": Arnold Schwarzenegger's a former LA cop who's now a sheriff hunting an escaped drug kingpin.

"Mama": Jessica Chastain plays a woman caring for two traumatized sisters who may be haunted by an evil force.

FEBRUARY:

"Beautiful Creatures": A Southern teen (Alden Ehrenreich) finds love with a mysterious newcomer (Alice Englert) in the adaptation of the best-selling supernatural romance.

"Bullet to the Head": Sylvester Stallone plays a hit man teamed with a cop as they seek to avenge their respective partners' deaths.

"Dark Skies": Keri Russell stars in a supernatural thriller about a family terrorized by an evil force.

"A Good Day to Die Hard": Bruce Willis and son try to foil a nuke heist in Moscow in the fifth chapter in the "Die Hard" franchise.

"Identity Thief": Jason Bateman's desperate to get his good name restored after a woman (Melissa McCarthy) appropriates his identity.

"Snitch": Dwayne Johnson's a dad who goes undercover with a drug cartel to clear his son on a narcotics charge.

"Top Gun": Tom Cruise takes to the air again with a 3-D reissue of his 1986 smash, playing a limited run at IMAX theaters.

MARCH:

"Admission": Tina Fey and Paul Rudd star in the story of a straight-laced college admissions officer bending the rules for an unusual teen.

"The Croods": Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone and Ryan Reynolds lead the voice cast in an animated comedy about prehistoric cave dwellers in search of a new home.

"G.I. Joe: Retaliation": Bruce Willis and Dwayne Johnson join up with Channing Tatum as the team battles its old enemy Cobra and new foes in their own government.

"Jack the Giant Slayer": The fairy-tale beanstalk climber (Nicholas Hoult) is hurled into battle against a race of giants.

"The Incredible Burt Wonderstone": Steve Carell and Steve Buscemi are star Vegas magicians fending off an upstart (Jim Carrey).

"The Last Exorcism: Part II": Turns out that last exorcism was only next to last as Ashley Bell returns as a teen terrorized by an evil force.

"Oz the Great and Powerful": Sam Raimi spins the story of how a certain wizard (James Franco) came to the land of Oz.

"Tyler Perry's Temptation": The prolific filmmaker tells a dark drama about a married woman caught up with a dashing billionaire.

APRIL:

"The Big Wedding": Family farce rules in a nuptial comedy featuring Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Katherine Heigl, Amanda Seyfried and Robin Williams.

"Evil Dead": Sam Raimi and original star Bruce Campbell produce a new take on their horror tale about friends who unleash demons at a cabin in the woods.

"42": Harrison Ford plays Brooklyn Dodgers boss Branch Rickey as he signs Major League baseball's first black player, Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman).

"The Heat": An uptight FBI agent (Sandra Bullock) teams up with a trash-talking cop (Melissa McCarthy) to take down a drug lord.

"Jurassic Park": Dinosaurs roam the screen world again with a 3-D reissue of Steven Spielberg's blockbuster.

"Oblivion": Tom Cruise is a repair guy of the future caught in a fight with aliens on a devastated Earth.

"Pain & Gain": Three bodybuilders (Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie) concoct a kidnapping scheme that goes terribly wrong.

"Scary Movie 5": The fright-flick lampoon franchise returns to spoof another rush of recent Hollywood hits.

MAY:

"About Time": A time traveler (Domhnall Gleeson) gets continual do-overs to re-arrange his romantic life with the woman of his dreams (Rachel McAdams).

"Epic": Colin Farrell and Amanda Seyfried lead the voice cast in the animated story of a girl transported to a magical forest where a battle rages between good and evil.

"Fast and Furious 6": Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson put on more speed in the follow-up to the franchise's rejuvenating fifth installment.

"The Great Gatsby": Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan star in Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic.

"The Hangover Part III": Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis find more morning-after trouble, this time without even a bachelor party to blame.

"Iron Man 3": Robert Downey Jr. gets into heavy-metal mode again as the superhero finds his privileged life uprooted by a villain.

"The Purge": A couple (Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey) fights to survive a government-sanctioned night when all crime — even murder — is legal.

"Star Trek: Into Darkness": Kirk (Chris Pine), Spock (Zachary Quinto) and the starship Enterprise warps into action in J.J. Abrams' sci-fi sequel.

"We the Peeples": A man (Craig Robinson) finds dysfunction galore when he crashes a family reunion to propose to his girlfriend (Kerry Washington).

JUNE:

"After Earth": Will Smith and real-life son Jaden play a dad and his boy stranded on Earth 1,000 years after humans fled the planet.

"The Internship": "Wedding Crashers" buddies Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson reteam as down-and-out salesmen battling smart, young prospects for jobs at Google.

"Kick-Ass 2": Joined by Jim Carrey as a new vigilante, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Chloe Grace Moretz return to battle newly minted super-villain Christopher Mintz-Plasse.

"Man of Steel": It's a fresh start for the kid from Krypton, with Henry Cavill as the boy who falls to Earth and becomes its protector as Superman.

"Monsters University": The prequel to "Monsters, Inc." chronicles the college days of the lovable beasties voiced by Billy Crystal and John Goodman.

"This Is the End": Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel and other celebrities cope with the apocalypse while partying it up at James Franco's house.

"White House Down": Jamie Foxx is president and Channing Tatum's the Secret Service guy protecting him when a paramilitary group invades.

"World War Z": Brad Pitt's a United Nations guy racing to stop a zombie outbreak that could wipe out humanity.

JULY:

"The Conjuring": Paranormal investigators (Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson) face demonic terror at a secluded farmhouse.

"Despicable Me 2": Steve Carell returns to voice the reformed super-villain in the animated sequel.

"Grown Ups 2": Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock and David Spade have some more maturing to do in their comedy sequel.

"The Lone Ranger": Johnny Depp is spirit warrior Tonto to Armie Hammer's masked lawman as they hit the trail in the Old West.

"Pacific Rim": Two pilots (Charlie Hunnam and Rinko Kikuchi) controlling a giant robot join a last-ditch battle against colossal sea creatures.

"R.I.P.D.": Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges are undead cops dispatched from the great beyond to fight supernatural baddies.

"The Smurfs 2": The little blue folks return in another live-action and animation combo.

"Turbo": Ryan Reynolds heads the voice cast in the animated story of a snail with amazing speed who takes on the Indianapolis 500.

"The Wolverine": Hugh Jackman bares his metal claws again as he continues his "X-Men" superhero spinoff.

AUGUST:

"Elysium": On a blighted future Earth, Matt Damon's a have-not battling to reach an orbiting paradise where the rich live in splendor.

"Getaway": A race driver (Ethan Hawke) enlists a computer hacker (Selena Gomez) to help find his kidnapped wife.

"Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters": Sea god Poseidon's son (Logan Lerman) returns in search of the mythical Golden Fleece.

"300: Rise of an Empire": It's outnumbered Greeks against invading Persians again in the follow-up to the ancient-world hit.

"2 Guns": Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg partner up as feuding feds on the run in an undercover drug operation.

"We're the Millers": A stripper (Jennifer Aniston) and a pot dealer (Jason Sudeikis) pose as vacationing parents to smuggle marijuana from Mexico.

SEPTEMBER:

"Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2": The machine that turns water into food now is creating strange animal hybrids in the animated sequel.

"I, Frankenstein": Aaron Eckhart's the creature made from spare parts, now caught in a war between immortal clans.

"The Little Mermaid": The animated underwater musical returns in a 3-D re-release.

"Prisoners": A desperate dad (Hugh Jackman) goes to extremes to retrieve his abducted daughter.

"Riddick": Vin Diesel's back as an escaped con fighting aliens and mercenaries in a follow-up to "Pitch Black" and "The Chronicles of Riddick."

"Runner Runner": An online gambling whiz (Justin Timberlake) tries to turn the tables on his devious mentor (Ben Affleck).

"Rush": Ron Howard's Grand Prix tale stars Chris Hemsworth as British driver James Hunt and Daniel Bruhl as Austrian rival Niki Lauda.

"Star Wars: Episode II — Attack of the Clones": Surly teen Anakin Skywalker finds love and turns toward the dark side in a 3-D reissue.

OCTOBER:

"Captain Phillips": Tom Hanks stars in the true-life story of a U.S. cargo ship hijacked by Somali pirates.

"Carrie": High school's deadliest wallflower returns in a new take on Stephen King's horror story, with Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore.

"Delivery Man": An underachieving sperm donor (Vince Vaughn) learns he fathered 533 children 20 years earlier.

"Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For": Graphic novelist Miller and Robert Rodriguez direct a follow-up to their stylish crime saga "Sin City."

"Seventh Son": A knight (Jeff Bridges) trains his apprentice (Ben Barnes) to fight an evil witch (Julianne Moore).

"Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith": Darth Vader rises again with a 3-D re-release of the prequel trilogy's finale.

NOVEMBER:

"Ender's Game": Harrison Ford's a future military leader training youths to fight against invading aliens.

"Frozen": Kristen Bell voices a spirited hero aiming to save a kingdom trapped in eternal winter in an animated adventure.

"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire": Jennifer Lawrence is pressed back into the deadly televised competition in part two of the post-apocalyptic series.

"Mr. Peabody & Sherman": The TV cartoon hits the big-screen as a genius dog and his human pal travel in time to repair history.

"Thor: The Dark World": Chris Hemsworth's Norse god goes solo again after "The Avengers" to battle an ancient race of evil.

DECEMBER:

"Anchorman II": This just in, Will Ferrell, Steve Carell and Paul Rudd return for more newsroom laughs.

"47 Ronin": Keanu Reeves leads outcast samurai on a mission of vengeance against the overlord who killed their master.

"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug": Peter Jackson continues his second Middle-earth trilogy as Bilbo Baggins and his dwarf pals head into dragon country.

"Jack Ryan": Tom Clancy's CIA hero gets new life in an action update starring Chris Pine as the agency analyst.

"Last Vegas": Old guys rule as Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline relive their youth on a bachelor-party bash.

"The Monuments Men": George Clooney directs and stars in the World War II story of art experts sent into Germany to recover masterpieces stolen by the Nazis.

"Saving Mr. Banks": Tom Hanks is Walt Disney as he tries to win the film rights to "Mary Poppins" from reluctant author P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson).

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