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Lionsgate (2013) Movie Preview: TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D, CATCHING FIRE

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Lionsgate’s 2013 Annual Preview. Lionsgate has released its annual movie preview for 2013 and it includes Texas Chainsaw 3D, The Last Stand, Tyler Perry’s Temptation, The Big Wedding, We the Peeples, You’re Next, I’ Frankenstein, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas.

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Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation or Lionsgate, is an American entertainment company. The company was formed in Vancouver, British Columbia, on July 3, 1997, and is headquartered in Santa Monica, California. As of 2012, it is the most commercially successful independent film and television distribution company in North America and the sixth most profitable movie studio.

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Genre: Horror
Rating:R for strong grisly violence and language throughout. U.S. Release Date: January 4, 2013
Running time:92 minutes

Cast (Character):Alexandra Daddario (Heather Miller), Dan Yeager
(Leatherface), Introducing Tremaine ‘Trey Songz’ Neverson (Ryan), Scott
Eastwood (Carl), Tania Raymonde (Nikki), Thom Barry (Sheriff Hooper),
Paul Rae (Burt Hartman), and Bill Moseley (Drayton Sawyer), Special
Appearance by Gunnar Hansen (Boss Sawyer)

Directed by:John Luessenhop
Screenplay by: Adam Marcus & Debra Sullivan and Kirsten ElmsStory Stephen Susco and Adam Marcus & Debra SullivanBased on Characters
Created by: Kim Henkel and Tobe HooperProduced by: Carl Mazzocone
Executive Producers:Avi Lerner, Mark Burg
Executive Producers: Michael Paseornek, Jason Constantine, Eda KowanExecutive
Producers: Danny Dimbort, John Thompson, Trevor Short, Tobe HooperExecutive Producers:Rene Besson, Christa Campbell, Lati GrobmanExecutive Producers:Robert Kuhn, Kim Henkel

Lionsgate’s TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D continues the legendary story of the homicidal Sawyer family, picking up where Tobe Hooper’s 1974 horror classic left off in Newt, Texas, where for decades people went missing without a trace. The townspeople long suspected the Sawyer family, owners of a local barbeque pit, were somehow responsible. Their suspicions were finally confirmed one hot summer day when a young woman escaped the Sawyer house following the brutal murders of her four friends. Word around the small town quickly spread, and a vigilante mob of enraged locals surrounded the Sawyer stronghold, burning it to the ground and killing every last member of the family – or so they thought. Decades later and hundreds of miles away from the original massacre, a young woman named Heather learns that she has inherited a Texas estate from a grandmother she never knew she had. After embarking on a road trip with friends to uncover her roots, she finds she is the sole owner of a lavish, isolated Victorian mansion. But her newfound wealth comes at a price as she stumbles upon a horror that awaits her in the mansion’s dank cellars…

With gruesome surprises in store for a whole new generation, TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D stars Alexandra Daddario, Dan Yeager, Tremaine ‘Trey Songz’ Neverson, Scott Eastwood, Tania Raymonde, Shaun Sipos, Keram Malicki-Sanchez, James MacDonald, Thom Barry, Paul Rae and Richard Riehle, along with special appearances from four beloved cast members from previous installments of the franchise: Gunnar Hansen (the original Leatherface), Marilyn Burns, John Dugan and Bill Moseley. The film is directed by John Luessenhop (TAKERS), from a screenplay by Adam Marcus & Debra Sullivan and Kirsten Elms, based on a story by Stephen Susco and Adam Marcus & Debra Sullivan and based on characters created by Kim Henkel and Tobe Hooper, and produced by Carl Mazzocone. Lionsgate presents a Millennium Films production and Main Line Pictures production.

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Genre: Action
Rating:R for strong bloody violence throughout and language
U.S. Release Date: January 18, 2013
Running time:107 minutes

Cast (Character):Arnold Schwarzenegger (Ray Owens), Forest Whitaker
(Bannister), Johnny Knoxville (Lewis Dinkum), Rodrigo Santoro (Frank
Martinez), Jaimie Alexander (Sarah Torrance), Luis Guzmán (Mike
Figuerola), Eduardo Noriega (Gabriel Cortez), Peter Stormare (Burrell),
Zach Gilford (Jerry Bailey), Genesis Rodriguez (Agent Ellen Richards),
Daniel Henney (Agent Phil Hayes), John Patrick Amedori (Agent Mitchell)

Directed by:KIM Jee-Woon
Written by: Andrew Knauer
Produced by:Lorenzo di Bonaventura
Executive Producers:Guy Riedel, Miky Lee, Edward Fee
Executive Producers:Michael Paseornek, John Sacchi

Action icon Arnold Schwarzenegger makes his much-anticipated return to the big screen in Korean director KIM Jee-Woon’s hard-hitting U.S. directorial debut, THE LAST STAND.

After leaving his LAPD narcotics post following a bungled operation that left him wracked with remorse and regret, Sheriff Ray Owens (Schwarzenegger) moved out of Los Angeles and settled into a life fighting what little crime takes place in sleepy border town Sommerton Junction. But that peaceful existence is shattered when Gabriel Cortez (Eduardo Noriega), the most notorious, wanted drug kingpin in the western hemisphere, makes a deadly yet spectacular escape from an FBI prisoner convoy.

With the help of a fierce band of lawless mercenaries led by the icy Burrell (Peter Stormare), Cortez begins racing towards the US-Mexico border at 250 mph in a specially-outfitted Corvette ZR1 with a hostage in tow. Cortez’s path: straight through Summerton Junction, where the whole of the U.S. law enforcement, including Agent John Bannister (Forest Whitaker) will have their final opportunity to intercept him before the violent fugitive slips across the border forever.

At first reluctant to become involved, and then counted out because of the perceived ineptitude of his small town force, Owens ultimately rallies his team and takes the matter into his own hands, setting the stage for a classic showdown.

Arnold Schwarzenegger stars in THE LAST STAND. Directed by KIM Jee-Woon and written by Andrew Knauer, THE LAST STAND also stars Forest Whitaker, Johnny Knoxville, Rodrigo Santoro, Jaimie Alexander, Luis Guzmán, Eduardo Noriega, Peter Stormare, Zach Gilford and Genesis Rodriguez. The film is produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura (the TRANSFORMERS series, RED, GI JOE, SALT).

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Rating:PG-13 for some violence, sexuality, and drug content
U.S. Release Date: March 29, 2013
Run time:111 minutes

Cast (Character):Jurnee Smollett-Bell (Judith), Lance Gross (Brice), Kim
Kardashian (Ava), Vanessa Williams (Janice), Robbie Jones (Harley),
Renée Taylor (Ms. Waco Chapman), Ella Joyce (Sarah), and Brandy
Norwood (Melinda),

Written for the screen,
Produced and Directed by: Tyler Perry
Produced by:Ozzie Areu, Paul Hall
Executive Producers:Mike Upton, Michael Paseornek

An explosive romance about the seductive dangers of the forbidden, TYLER PERRY’S TEMPTATION tells the provocative and sensual story of Judith, an ambitious married woman whose obsessive passion for a handsome billionaire leads to betrayal, danger and a choice that will forever alter the course of her life.

TYLER PERRY’S TEMPTATION is written for the screen, produced and directed by Tyler Perry. Lionsgate and TPS Present, A TPS/Lionsgate Production, A Film by Tyler Perry.

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Genre: Romantic Comedy
Rating:This film is not yet rated
U.S. Release Date: April 26, 2013
Running Time: 89 minutes

Cast (Character):Robert De Niro (Don), Katherine Heigl (Lyla), Diane
Keaton (Ellie), Amanda Seyfried (Missy), Topher Grace (Jared), Susan
Sarandon (Bebe), Robin Williams (Father Moinighan), Ben Barnes
(Alejandro), Christine Ebersole (Muffin), David Rasche (Barry), Patricia
Rae (Madonna), Ana Ayora (Nuria)

Directed by:Justin Zackham
Screenplay by: Justin Zackham
Produced by: Clay Pecorin, Harry J. Ufland, Justin Zackham
Produced by:Richard Salvatore, Anthony Katagas
Executive Producers:Thierry Spicher, Philippe Martin
Executive Producers:Michael Paseornek, Jason Constantine, Eda Kowan
Executive Producers: Avi Lerner, Danny Dimbort, Trevor Short, Boaz
Davidson, John Thompson

With an all-star cast led by Robert De Niro, Katherine Heigl, Diane Keaton, Amanda Seyfried, Topher Grace, with Susan Sarandon and Robin Williams, THE BIG WEDDING is an uproarious romantic comedy about a charmingly modern family trying to survive a weekend wedding celebration that has the potential to become a full blown family fiasco. To the amusement of their adult children and friends, long divorced couple Don and Ellie Griffin (De Niro and Keaton) are once again forced to play the happy couple for the sake of their adopted son’s wedding after his ultra conservative biological mother unexpectedly decides to fly halfway across the world to attend. With all of the wedding guests looking on, the Griffins are hilariously forced to confront their past, present and future – and hopefully avoid killing each other in the process. Screenplay by Justin Zackham. Directed by Justin Zackham.
Lionsgate and Millennium Films present a Two Ton Films production.

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Rating:This film is not yet rated
U.S. Release Date: May 10, 2013
Run time:n/a

Cast (Character):Craig Robinson (Wade Walker), Kerry Washington
(Grace Peeples), David Alan Grier (Virgil Peeples), S. Epatha Merkerson
(Daphne Peeples), Tyler Williams (Simon Peeples), Melvin Van Peebles
(Grandpa Peeples), Diahann Carroll (Nana Peeples), Malcolm Barrett
(Chris Walker), Kali Hawk (Gloria Peeples), Ana Gasteyer (Mayor Hodge),
Kimrie Lewis-Davis (Meg)

Written and Directed by:Tina Gordon Chism
Produced by:Tyler Perry, Ozzie Areu, Matt Moore, Stephanie Allain, Paul Hall

Sparks fly in the Hamptons when “regular guy” Wade Walker (Craig Robinson) crashes the preppy Peeples family reunion to ask for their precious daughter Grace’s (Kerry Washington) hand in marriage. Wade might be a fish out of water among this picture-perfect East Coast clan always trying to keep up appearances, but he’s not about to let himself sink. Instead, in a wild weekend of fun, dysfunction and hilarious surprises, Wade is about to discover there’s room for all kinds of Peeples in this family, no matter their differences. Writer and first-time director Tina Gordon Chism (writer of DRUMLINE) joins forces with Tyler Perry to present a laugh-out-loud look at the family ties that freak us out . . . but bind us together with love.

WE THE PEEPLES stars Craig Robinson, Kerry Washington, David Alan Grier, S. Epatha Merkerson, Tyler Williams, Melvin Van Peebles, and Diahann Carroll, and is written and directed by Tina Gordon Chism. WE THE PEEPLES is a presentation of Lionsgate and 34th Street Films, and a 34th Street Films/Paul Hall/Stephanie Allain/Lionsgate production.
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Rating:This film is not yet rated
U.S. Release Date: August 23, 2013
Run time:n/a
Cast (Character): Sharni Vinson (Erin), AJ Bowen (Crispian), Nick Tucci (Drake), Wendy Glenn (Zee), Joe Swanberg (Drake), Rob Moran (PaulDavison), Barbara Crampton (Aubrey Davison), Maragaret Laney (Kelly), Amy Seimetz (Aimee), Ti West (Tariq), Larry Fessenden (Erik Harson), Lane Hughes (Fox Masked Man), L.C. Holt (Lamb Masked Man), Simon Barrett (Tiger Masked Man), Calvin Reeder (Officer Trubiano)

Directed by:Adam Wingard
Written by:Simon Barrett
Produced by:Keith Calder, Jessica Wu, Simon Barrett, Kim Sherman

One of the smartest and most terrifying films in years, YOU’RE NEXT reinvents the genre by putting a fresh twist on home-invasion horror. When a gang of masked, ax-wielding murderers descend upon the Davison family reunion, the hapless victims seem trapped…until an unlikely guest of the family proves to be the most talented killer of all.

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Genre:Action, Horror
Rating:This film is not yet rated
U.S. Release Date:September 13, 2013
Running Time:n/a

Cast: Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Yvonne Strahovski, Miranda Otto, Jai Courtney

Directed by:Stuart Beattie
Screenplay by:Stuart Beattie
Based on the graphic novel by: Kevin Grevioux
Produced by: Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi, Andrew Mason, Richard Wright

I, FRANKENSTEIN is a modern-day epic: Frankenstein’s creature, ADAM, has survived to present day due to a genetic quirk in his creation. Making his way to a dark, gothic metropolis, he finds himself caught in an all-out, centuries old war between two immortal clans.

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Genre: n/a
Rating:This film is not yet rated
U.S. Release Date: November 22, 2013
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Cast (Character):Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss Everdeen), Josh
Hutcherson (Peeta Mellark), Liam Hemsworth (Gale Hawthorne), Woody
Harrelson (Haymitch Abernathy), Elizabeth Banks (Effie Trinket), Lenny
Kravitz (Cinna), Philip Seymour Hoffman (Plutarch Heavensbee), Jeffrey
Wright (Beetee), Sam Claflin (Finnick Odair), Jena Malone (Johanna
Mason) with Stanley Tucci (Caesar Flickerman), and Donald Sutherland
(President Snow)

Directed by:Francis Lawrence
Screenplay by: Simon Beaufoy and Michael deBruyn and Scott Frank
Based on the Novel by: Suzanne Collins
Produced by:Nina Jacobson, Jon Kilik

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a “Victor’s Tour” of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) – a competition that could change Panem forever.

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE is directed by Francis Lawrence, and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The novel on which the film is based is the second in a trilogy that has over 50 million copies in print in the U.S. alone. THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE opens on November 22, 2013.

Lionsgate Presents; A Color Force/Lionsgate Production

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Genre: Comedy
Rating:This film is not yet rated
U.S. Release Date: December 13, 2012
Run time:n/a

Madea gets coaxed into helping a friend pay her daughter a surprise visit in the country for Christmas, but the biggest surprise is what they’ll find when they arrive. As the small, rural town prepares for its annual Christmas Carnival, new secrets are revealed and old relationships are tested while Madea dishes her own brand of Christmas Spirit to all.

TYLER PERRY’S A MADEA CHRISTMAS is written for the screen, produced and directed by Tyler Perry. Lionsgate and TPS Present, A TPS/Lionsgate Production, A Film by Tyler Perry.

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