It is that time of year again!

Yes, those wonderful four days in San Diego, California when all manner of fans put on their best Darth Vader, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, Captain America, Katniss Everdeen (and whatever else pop culture has to offer) costumes and descend on the city by the sea like wolves to a slab of bloody meat. In these four wonderful days, actors from movies big and small, from tentpole to teepee, will grace the stages of places with names like Hall H, Ballroom 20 and Room 6A, to pitch their wares and tell you why you should spend your hard earned money to see their movie, buy their toys, and indulge the hype when their product hits the screen.

As always, Comic-Con is filled with just about everything. Gone are the days when this place was simply filling a niche for fanboys and fangirls. There's toys, comics, books, software, food and just about everything in between to satisfy one's taste regardless of if they are there for Godzilla, RoboCop, The Hunger Games or anything in between.

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It is because of this ocular bottleneck that we have decided to simplify the experience for you. You wouldn't enter a battle zone without first equipping yourself with the most up to date weapons, nor should you wade through the treacherous waters of Comic-Con without a guide for what panel discussions you should check out.

This is why we have broken it down for you here with the "10 Movies You Must Check Out at Comic-Con 2013." At the Con, time is precious, so why waste it when history might be being made in the room (or hall) you aren't in?


Saturday @ 10:45am


Legendary Pictures are poised to make quite an impression as they showcase the newest Godzilla film. This 2013 redo sees one of the world's most iconic and historic monsters going up against a bevy of creatures that have been genetically engineered by humans. The cast is toplined by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, David Strathairn and if that wasn't enough... Bryan Cranston. The screenplay is from Max Borenstein, Frank Darabont and Dave Callaham. Given the history of the beloved Godzilla character, it stands to reason to that this could be one of the most important panels to happen at any Comic-Con in history. Other films that are sharing the panel stage are the supernatural The Seventh Son, the long awaited 300: Rise of an Empire, the intoxicating Gravity, and the ingenious looking The Lego Movie. Again, if time is not your friend at the Con, considering how many massively important, big ticket films are being presented, you've got to add this series of panels to your dance card. It takes place Saturday, July 20 from 10:45am-1:15pm in Hall H.

What are you most excited about seeing at Comic-Con 2013? Did one of your most anticipated upcoming movies not make the list? Let us know what you think!

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Evan Jacobs