THE BIG FILMS OF 2013
From the next " Hunger Games" to Brad Pitt fighting zombies, Today's Rupert Morgan presents the big filma of the year. So sit back with some popcorn and enjou your 2013 movie guide...
A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD
Do you think Bruce Willis is too old to be in an action movie? 20th Century Fox seems to think so because in this fifth Die Hard movie, we meet his son (played by Jai Courtney). The plot? John McClane ( Willis) travels to Russia to see his son who, unknown to hin, is a CIA operative. Before long, they have Russian gangesters trying to kill them and a nuclear war to avert. A typical Die Hard day, in other words.
Now that Harry Potter and Twilight have vinished, Warner Bros hopes to recreate their magic with this film based on a bestselling novel about a girl with supernatural powers. When 15-year-old Lena (Alice Englert) arrives in a small South Carolina town, everyone notices something strange about her. Buy only Ethan, a boy her age, undertstands what she is - a Caster, a being with magical powers that might get taken by the dark side on her 16th birthday. Surely he can't let that happen, can he?
Based on a novel by Twilight author Stephenie Meyer, The Host abandons vampire and werewolf love triangles and concentrates on alien invasion. Invisible aliens have invaded the planet, taking control of humans but leaving their bodes unchanged. Melanie (Saorsie Ronan) is one of the last free humans, but she is captured and her body invaded by an alien named Wanda. Despite Wanda's efforts, Melanie refuses to cede control of her body. The two finally become allies and go in search of the masn they both love. Oh dear, sounds like another Meyer love triangle.
OZ: THE GREAT AND POWERFUL
Aprequel to the classic film The Wizafrd of Oz, this is the sotry of a carnival illusionist who is transported to the fanastical land of Oz. There, he meets three witches with real magical powers. If he wants to survive, he has to convince them that he is also a great magician.
assault: an attack
attend: to go to
bleed: to los blood
border fence: a barrier on the frontier
bullet points: the essentials
ccondo: an apartment
council: the body governing a town or city
corpse: a dead body