Here are five movies that will be released this year, with release date, that will almost certainly be golden at the box office (listed in chronological order):
v “Iron Man 3” (May 3): Billionaire industrialist Tony Stark battles the formidable Asian foe known as The Mandarin, played by noted actor Ben Kingsley.
v “Star Trek Into Darkness” (May 17): Director J.J. Abrams is back at the helm, and Chris Pine returns as James T. Kirk to lead the crew of the Enterprise into the final frontier in pursuit of a terrorist who turned Starfleet into a shambles.
v “Man of Steel” (June 14): Zack Snyder (“300,” “Watchmen”) directs this origins story that stars Henry Cavill as Superman and Amy Adams as Lois Lane.
v “Thor — The Dark World” (Nov. 8): Chris Hemsworth is back from his battles in “The Avengers” to do a little solo world-saving again. This time, he faces a gang of Dark Elves.
v “Anchorman 2 — The Legend Continues” (Dec. 20): The anchorman who is more man than most is back after a nine-year absence. What took so long, Will Ferrell?
“Betty White’s Off Their Rockers” (7 p.m., NBC): It’s a new season of senior citizen punking.
“The Lying Game” (8 p.m., ABC Family): The teen drama kicks off Season 2.
“American Experience — The Abolitionists” (8 p.m., PBS): Part one of three focuses on the early days of the antislavery movement.
“JUSTIfied” (10 p.m., fx): “Justified,” one of prime time’s top dramas, returns for a fourth season, and this time, Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant) finds himself looking into a 30-year-old cold case that echoes all the way back to his boyhood days in Harlan.
“cougar town” (10 p.m., tbs): Break out the wine. “Cougar Town” is back. But now, Courteney Cox and her happy-drinking cul-de-sac crew are doing their thing on basic cable.
“jimmy kimmel live” (11:35 p.m., abc): No, your DVR isn’t lying to you. Starting tonight, “Jimmy Kimmel Live” airs before “Nightline,” in a time slot that allows Kimmel to go toe-to-toe with Leno and Letterman.
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Packard Band in concert Sunday
The W.D. Packard Concert Band will present a free concert titled “Swinging & Dancing Into 2013” at 3 p.m. Sunday at Packard Music Hall, 1703 Mahoning Ave. NW. Stephen L. Gage is the conductor, and Janel Darren will make her debut with the band as guest vocalist.
Black Keys coming to Consol arena
The Black Keys with The Flaming Lips will come to Consol Energy Center on April 30 for an 8 p.m. concert. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at livenation.com, all Ticketmaster outlets and by phone at 800-745-3000. Prices are $59.50 for general admission floor and reversed bowl seating, and $47.50 and $34.50 for some reserved bowl seating (additional charges may apply).
The Black Keys are touring in support of their seventh studio release, “El Camino.