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Schedule highlights

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

January

“Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters”: The fairy-tale siblings (Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton) are all grown-up and bagging crones for a living (opens Jan. 25).

February

“Bullet to the Head”: Sylvester Stallone plays a hit man teamed with a cop as they seek to avenge their respective partners’ deaths (opens Feb. 1).

“Identity Thief”: Jason Bateman’s desperate to get his good name restored after a woman (Melissa McCarthy) appropriates his identity (opens Feb. 8).

“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 (opens Feb. 15).

“Dark Skies”: Keri Russell stars in a supernatural thriller about a family terrorized by an evil force (opens Feb. 22).

“Snitch”: Dwayne Johnson’s a dad who goes undercover with a drug cartel to clear his son on a narcotics charge (opens Feb. 22).

March

“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 (opens March 1).

“Admission”: Tina Fey and Paul Rudd star in the story of a straight-laced college admissions officer bending the rules for an unusual teen (March 8).

“Oz the Great and Powerful”: Sam Raimi spins the story of how a certain wizard (James Franco) came to the land of Oz (opens March 8).

“The Incredible Burt Wonderstone”: Steve Carell and Steve Buscemi are star Vegas magicians fending off an upstart (Jim Carrey) (opens March 15).

“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 (opens March 22).

“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 (opens March 29).

“Tyler Perry’s Temptation”: The prolific filmmaker tells a dark drama about a married woman caught up with a dashing billionaire (opens March 29).

April

“The Heat”: An uptight FBI agent (Sandra Bullock) teams up with a trash-talking cop (Melissa McCarthy) to take down a drug lord (opens April 5).

“Jurassic Park”: Dinosaurs roam the screen world again with a 3-D reissue of Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster (opens April 5).

“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 (opens April 12).

“42”: Harrison Ford plays Brooklyn Dodgers boss Branch Rickey as he signs major league baseball’s first black player, Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) (opens April 12).

“Scary Movie 5”: The fright-flick lampoon franchise returns to spoof another rush of recent Hollywood hits (opens April 12).

“Oblivion”: Tom Cruise is a repair guy of the future caught in a fight with aliens on a devastated Earth (opens April 19).

“Pain & Gain”: Three bodybuilders (Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie) concoct a kidnapping scheme that goes terribly wrong (opens April 26).

“The Big Wedding”: Family farce rules in a nuptial comedy featuring Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Katherine Heigl, Amanda Seyfried and Robin Williams (opens April 26).

May

“Iron Man 3”: Robert Downey Jr. gets into heavy-metal mode again as the superhero finds his privileged life uprooted by a villain (opens May 3).

“The Great Gatsby”: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan star in Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic (opens May 10).

“Star Trek Into Darkness”: Kirk (Chris Pine), Spock (Zachary Quinto) and the starship Enterprise warps into action in J.J. Abrams’ sci-fi sequel (opens May 17).

“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 (opens May 24).

“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 (opens May 24).

“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 (opens May 24).

“The Purge”: A couple (Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey) fight to survive a government-sanctioned night when all crime – even murder – is legal (opens May 31).

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 (opens June 7).

“The Internship”: “Wedding Crashers” buddies Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson reteam as down-and-out salesmen battling smart, young prospects for jobs at Google (opens June 7).

“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 (opens June 14).

“This is the End”: Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel and other celebrities cope with the apocalypse while partying it up at James Franco’s house (opens June 14).

“Monsters University”: The prequel to “Monsters, Inc.” chronicles the college days of the lovable beasties voiced by Billy Crystal and John Goodman (opens June 21).

“World War Z”: Brad Pitt’s a United Nations guy racing to stop a zombie outbreak that could wipe out humanity (opens June 21).

“White House Down”: Jamie Foxx is president and Channing Tatum’s the Secret Service guy protecting him when a paramilitary group invades (opens June 28).

“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 (opens June 28).

July

“The Lone Ranger”: Johnny Depp is spirit warrior Tonto to Armie Hammer’s masked lawman as they hit the trail in the Old West (opens July 5).

“Despicable Me 2”: Steve Carell returns to voice the reformed super-villain in the animated sequel (opens July 5).

“Grown Ups 2”: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock and David Spade have some more maturing to do (opens July 12).

“R.I.P.D.”: Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges are undead cops fighting supernatural baddies (opens July 19).

“Turbo”: Ryan Reynolds heads the voice cast in the animated story of a snail with amazing speed who takes on the Indianapolis 500 (opens July 19).

“The Conjuring”: Paranormal investigators (Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson) face demonic terror at a secluded farmhouse (opens July 19).

“The Wolverine”: Hugh Jackman bares his metal claws again as he continues his “X-Men” superhero spinoff (opens July 26).

August

“The Smurfs 2”: The little blue folks return in another live-action and animation combo (opens Aug. 2).

“300: Rise of an Empire”: It’s outnumbered Greeks against invading Persians again in the follow-up to the ancient-world hit (opens Aug. 2).

“Elysium”: On a blighted future Earth, Matt Damon’s a have-not battling to reach an orbiting paradise where the rich live in splendor (opens Aug. 9).

“We’re the Millers”: A stripper (Jennifer Aniston) and a pot dealer (Jason Sudeikis) pose as vacationing parents to smuggle marijuana from Mexico (opens Aug. 9).

“2 Guns”: Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg partner up as feuding feds on the run in an undercover drug operation (opens Aug. 16).

“Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters”: Sea god Poseidon’s son (Logan Lerman) returns in search of the mythical Golden Fleece (opens Aug. 16).

“Getaway”: A race driver (Ethan Hawke) enlists a computer hacker (Selena Gomez) to help find his kidnapped wife (opens Aug. 30).

September

“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” (opens Sept 6).

“I, Frankenstein”: Aaron Eckhart’s the creature made from spare parts, now caught in a war between immortal clans (opens Sept 13).

“The Little Mermaid”: The animated underwater musical returns in a 3-D re-release (opens Sept 13).

“Prisoners”: A desperate dad (Hugh Jackman) goes to extremes to retrieve his abducted daughter (opens Sept 20).

“Rush”: Ron Howard’s Grand Prix tale stars Chris Hemsworth as British driver James Hunt and Daniel Bruhl as Austrian rival Niki Lauda (opens Sept 20).

“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 (opens Sept 20).

“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2”: The machine that turns water into food now is creating strange animal hybrids in the animated sequel (opens Sept 27).

“Runner Runner”: An online gambling whiz (Justin Timberlake) tries to turn the tables on his devious mentor (Ben Affleck) (opens Sept 27).

October

“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” (opens Oct. 4).

“Delivery Man”: An underachieving sperm donor (Vince Vaughn) learns he fathered 533 children (opens Oct. 4).

“Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith”: Darth Vader rises again with a 3-D re-release of the prequel trilogy’s finale (opens Oct. 4).

“Captain Phillips”: Tom Hanks stars in the true-life story of a U.S. cargo ship hijacked by Somali pirates (opens Oct. 11).

“Carrie”: High school’s deadliest wallflower returns in a new take on Stephen King’s horror story, with Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore (opens Oct. 18).

“Seventh Son”: A knight (Jeff Bridges) trains his apprentice (Ben Barnes) to fight an evil witch (Julianne Moore) (opens Oct. 18).

November

“Ender’s Game”: Harrison Ford’s a future military leader training youths to fight against invading aliens (opens Nov. 1).

“Mr. Peabody & Sherman”: The TV cartoon hits the big-screen as a genius dog and his human pal travel in time to repair history (opens Nov. 1).

“Thor: The Dark World”: Chris Hemsworth’s Norse god goes solo again after “The Avengers” to battle an ancient race of evil (opens Nov. 8).

“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”: Jennifer Lawrence is pressed back into the deadly televised competition in part two of the post-apocalyptic series (opens Nov. 22).

“Frozen”: Kristen Bell voices a spirited hero aiming to save a kingdom trapped in eternal winter in an animated adventure (opens Nov. 29).

December

“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 (opens Dec. 13).

“Anchorman II”: This just in, Will Ferrell, Steve Carell and Paul Rudd return for more newsroom laughs (opens Dec. 20).

“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 (opens Dec. 20).

“Saving Mr. Banks”: Tom Hanks is Walt Disney as he tries to win the film rights to “Mary Poppins.” (opens Dec. 20).

“Last Vegas”: Old guys rule as Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline relive their youth on a bachelor-party bash (opens Dec. 20).

“Jack Ryan”: Tom Clancy’s CIA hero gets new life in an action update starring Chris Pine as the agency analyst (opens Dec. 27).

“47 Ronin”: Keanu Reeves leads outcast samurai on a mission of vengeance (opens Dec. 27).

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