(CBS News) 2012 was a big year for movies and 2013 promises to be just as great, with films starring classic literary characters, superheroes, and even flying monkeys.
David Edelstein, film critic for New York magazine and "Sunday Morning," gives his take on the movies coming soon to your local multiplex.
The first potential blockbuster is Bruce Willis' fifth "Die Hard" film, called "A Good Day to Die Hard." This time, Bruce Willis' character, John McClane, fights with automatic weapons alongside his son to prevent a nuclear weapons heist.
"It's real 'family values' time at the old multiplex," Edelstein said. "You know, they probably get to mow down a hundred people."
"A Good Day to Die Hard" comes out February 14th.
The next expected blockbuster is a prequel to the 1939 classic, "The Wizard of Oz," called "Oz: The Great and Powerful." James Franco stars in the title role -- a stage magician who gets hurled into a fantasy world with witches and enchantresses.
"James Franco -- What a harem he has," Edelstein joked. "Mila Kunis, Jennifer Lawrence, Rachel Weisz. What wizard wouldn't want to be surrounded by actresses like that?"
Sam Raimi (the "Spider-Man" trilogy) directs this Disney release slated for a March 8th opening.
The classic American novel by author F. Scott Fitzgerald, "The Great Gatsby," is making its way to the silver screen again. This time, Leonardo DiCaprio is in the title role with "Moulin Rouge" director Baz Luhrmann at the helm - in 3-D!
"I think the director will do everything he can to take this great masterpiece from the 1920s and make it as vulgar as humanly possible," Edelstein said. "Because that's kind of his style."
"But Leo is a great Gatsby," he added. "He's a fantastic bit of casting."
To see David Edelstein's full interview, which also includes previews of "Man of Steel" and "Star Trek Into Darkness," click on the video player above.