AUSTIN (KXAN) - It is awards season in Hollywood & that translates to a quiet time at the box office with fewer notable releases. But since we just kicked of 2013, I'm thinking we should take a sneak peek at what to expect between now & the summer season!
"Texas Chainsaw 3D" - Lions Gate
A chainsaw maniac is on the loose in "Texas Chainsaw 3D." This week's only major release continues the story of the 1974 horror classic with a deranged killer using power tools to hunt young people.
"Gangster Squad" - Warner Bros
Next week, it's old-time cops and robbers in "Gangster Squad." Ryan Gosling and Josh Brolin go up against a mob boss played by Sean Penn.
"Snitch" - Summit Entertainment
Waging a war with organized crime next month is Dwayne Johnson in "Snitch."
"The Last Stand" - Lionsgate
Look for Hollywood's old dogs to perform familiar tricks. Arnold Schwarzenegger is a small town sheriff standing between a heavily-armed fugitive and the Mexican border in "The Last Stand."
"Bullet to the Head" - Warner Bros.
Sylvester Stallone plays a hit man with revenge in his sights in the February release "Bullet to the Head."
"A Good Day to Die Hard - 20th Century Fox
And on Valentine's Day, there's no love lost when Bruce Willis makes a mess of Moscow in "A Good Day to Die Hard."
"Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters - Paramount
Classic tales continue their monster metamorphoses. Jeremy Renner leaves a trail of breadcrumbs and blood in "hansel and gretel: witch hunters."
"Jack and the Giant Slayer" - Warner Bros.
In March, magic beans lead to a war against a race of overgrown ogres in "Jack the Giant Slayer."
"Warm Bodies" - Summit Entertainment
And a zombie tracker finds love at first bite in the undead romance "Warm Bodies.".
"Identity Thief - Universal
Looking for laughs? February finds Melissa McCarthy manhandling Jason Bateman in "Identity Thief."
"The Heat" - 20th Century
She's paired with Sandra Bullock in April as a foul-mouthed cop in "The Heat."
"Admission" - Focus Features
Comedy queen Tina Fey plays a straight-laced college recruiter in "Admission."
"The Incredible Burt Wonderston" - Warner Bros.
And Steve Carrell is set to amaze audiences as "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" in mid-March.
Look for Tyler Perry's next project that same month with "Confessions of a Marriage Counselor."
Prolific Proseman Nicholas Sparks cranks-out his next southern-fried romance in "Safe Haven."
And a pre-toto James Franco discovers the emerald city in "Oz the Great and Powerful."
Willie Nelson's nine-hole golf course in Briarcliff is up for sale and the asking price is $3 million, according to a local real estate website.
The lawyer for embattled District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg argued Wednesday that the civil trial aimed at removing her from office should be dismissed.
Pope Francis, the first Jesuit pontiff who won hearts and headlines with his humility and common touch, was named Time magazine's Person of the Year for 2013.
When Dawn Erin decided to seek health coverage for the first time in two decades, she was prepared for the red-tape run-around.
Most of the crowd that poured into Austin City Hall on Tuesday night was disappointed with the Parks and Recreation Department's decision to approve a smaller off leash area at Auditorium Shores.
The cold weather tends to bring a bump in cold and flu cases in Central Texas which has a lot of people reaching for over-the-counter drugs. Doctors say to use caution though when picking out those medicines.