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 Posted:   Jul 14, 2013 - 5:28 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

Really enjoyed The great Gatsby - a veritable 3D spectacle. Quite enjoyed The Hobbit, but liked it more on blu ray. Jack Reacher was a film about a shortish guy who shared a name with a literary phenomenon but little else. My most anticipated film is Cloud Atlas, which didn't seem to show at a cinema near us, and is sitting on blu ray about eight feet from me waiting for an opportunity to be seen.

 
 Posted:   Jul 14, 2013 - 9:48 AM   
 By:   random guy   (Member)

think i've seen about 9 movies this year but will try to do a list

Top movies
Pacific Rim *I heart Mako*
Evil Dead *I heart Jane Levy and Roque Banos*
Star Trek 2 *I heart Benedict Cumberbatch*
This is the End

Movies I liked but wish I had loved instead
Iron Man 3
Man of Steel
Fast and Furious
The Last Stand

 
 Posted:   Jul 14, 2013 - 11:43 AM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

This has been an interesting film year, half way into it. I can only hope the remainder provides some good entertainment.

I absolutely loved films such as Upstream Color (mastadge I hope you get a chance to see and enjoy this one), Pacific Rim, Evil Dead, Before Midnight, Oblivion, and The Lords of Salem. These six films have made the year tolerable.

These following films I found entertaining and slightly rewarding, but ultimately flawed and it's doubtful I may watch them again: The Call, Man of Steel, Side Effects, The ABCs of Death, Broken City, The Great Gatsby, V/H/S/2, To the Wonder, and John Dies at the End.

And there were luckily only a few which I saw which were absolutely not much fun and wasted my time and money, like Star Trek Into Darkness, Parker, and Spring Breakers.

I hope to get around to seeing Fast & Furious 6, World War Z, Stoker, Much Ado About Nothing, and This Is The End.

 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2013 - 3:14 AM   
 By:   GOLDSMITHDAKING   (Member)

Fav films so far this year..

1) Star Trek Into Darkness.
2) Man Of Steel.
3) Fast And Furious 6.
4) Olympus Has Fallen.

Worst films of the year...

1) A Good Day To Die Hard.
2) Iron Man 3.

 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2013 - 6:15 AM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

Then again, it's a Scorsese film, so I don't expect anything worthwhile there.

You do realize that's like saying, "I love cartoons, but Chuck Jones is a freakin' hack", right?

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2013 - 6:24 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

Liked
Star Trek ID
Monsters University
Lone Ranger was fine, imperfect
Jack the Giant Slayer - better than reported
Iron Man 3 - was fine


Disliked
Oz Great and Powerful

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2013 - 6:53 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

On January 6th, I decided to make a list of all films I was going to see this year -- both old and new -- and give them grades from 1 (poorest) to 6 (highest) with + and - to adjust.

Looking at that list -- and taking ONLY films that came this year into consideration (Norwegian premiere dates), it seems like LIFE OF PI is the best so far with a straight 5.

Other good ones were MAN OF STEEL (4+), ÄTA SOVA DÖ (4), WAR WITCH (4), FØR SNØEN FALLER (4), DJANGO UNCHAINED (4) and WORLD WAR Z (4). A good mix of 'popcorn movies' and more serious 'art' fare. There are several other ones I've seen with higher grades, but they're not from 2013.

 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2013 - 9:13 AM   
 By:   Dyfrynt   (Member)

Best film I have seen thus far in 2013 is the new teaser for How to Train Your Dragon 2! Seriously beats the pants out of anything else I have seen in the theatres!

 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2013 - 9:55 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

Then again, it's a Scorsese film, so I don't expect anything worthwhile there.

You do realize that's like saying, "I love cartoons, but Chuck Jones is a freakin' hack", right?


It's also a valid opinion. I know Scorsese is well-loved, and while I can respect the craft that goes into his films and his passion for both the art and the industry of film, I really don't find much to like in his films either.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2013 - 10:10 AM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

It's also a valid opinion. I know Scorsese is well-loved, and while I can respect the craft that goes into his films and his passion for both the art and the industry of film, I really don't find much to like in his films either.

Agreed.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2013 - 12:03 PM   
 By:   Joe E.   (Member)

I won't even try to say what's "best," just my own favorites and least-favorites.

My favorites so far are Iron Man 3, Monsters University and Pacific Rim (listed alphabetically and in release order, not necessarily order of preference).

I enjoyed Star Trek Into Darkness considerably more than its predecessor from 2009, but that's not saying much, and it's still my least favorite movie this year as well as my second-least favorite Star Trek movie.

 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2013 - 2:43 PM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

On January 6th, I decided to make a list of all films I was going to see this year -- both old and new -- and give them grades from 1 (poorest) to 6 (highest) with + and - to adjust.

I'll play that game with the 2013 movies I've seen from this year:

Iron Man Three - 3+
Safe Haven - 2
Texas Chainsaw - 2-
Star Trek Into Darkness - 3-
Parker - 2-
The Last Stand 3
Family Weekend - 4+
Dark Skies - 2-
Gangster Squad 3+
Warm Bodies - 3-
Mama - 4
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters 2+
Snitch - 4
Man of Steel - 1
Oz the Great and Powerful 3+
The Call - 4
A Good Day to Die Hard 2-
Pacific Rim - 4+

Nothing yet even to rank a 5, let alone a 6.

 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2013 - 3:18 PM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

Ooh, games and lists and ratings... I'll play

The ABCs of Death (3-)
Before Midnight (4+)
Broken City (2+)
The Call (2+)
Elysium (1-)
Evil Dead (4)
Fruitvale Station (5-)
G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2-)
The Grandmaster (5)
The Great Gatsby (3-)
John Dies at the End (2)
The Lords of Salem (3+)
Man of Steel (3)
Mud (5+)
Oblivion (4-)
Only God Forgives (5)
Pacific Rim (4+)
Pain & Gain (4-)
Parker (-1)
Side Effects (3-)
Spring Breakers (-3)
Star Trek Into Darkness (-2)
To the Wonder (2-)
Trance (4)
Upstream Color (5-)
V/H/S/2 (2+)
You're Next (4+)

 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2013 - 3:23 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

I should mention that having seen PACIFIC RIM yesterday, the Best Of 2013 list is already out of date!

Likewise.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2013 - 3:48 PM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

Good grief, realized we haven't even been to the movies this year !

 
 Posted:   Aug 18, 2013 - 6:45 PM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

Ooh, games and lists and ratings... I'll play

The ABCs of Death (3-)
Before Midnight (4+)
Broken City (2+)
The Call (2+)
Evil Dead (4)
The Great Gatsby (3-)
John Dies at the End (2)
The Lords of Salem (3+)
Man of Steel (3)
Oblivion (4-)
Pacific Rim (4+)
Parker (-1)
Side Effects (3-)
Spring Breakers (-3)
Star Trek Into Darkness (-2)
To the Wonder (2-)
Upstream Color (5-)
V/H/S/2 (2+)


I've got some new additions!
Elysium (1-)
Fruitvale Station (5-)
Mud (5+)
Only God Forgives (5)

Overall, this year has been very, very strong for the ones that manage to duck under the general audiences radar (and then I have to read about those people complaining that there aren't any good films out there!), and the blockbusters have been underwhelming.

I would highly recommend my top 5 favorites, but would judge accordingly to your personal preferences. Please take some time to seek out Mud, Only God Forgives, Upstream Color, Fruitvale Station, and Pacific Rim, and don't forget Before Midnight (especially if you are complaining that there are no movies about adults, for adults!!)!!! smile

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 18, 2013 - 7:05 PM   
 By:   bondo321   (Member)

OBLIVION, by far. Everything else has been a terrible remake/sequel/sidequel/reboot.

 
 Posted:   Aug 18, 2013 - 7:38 PM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

Have to update my list, now I would say,

1. Pacific Rim
2. Man of Steel
3. Kickass 2

 
 Posted:   Aug 18, 2013 - 8:02 PM   
 By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

I would choose To the Wonder and Frances Ha, but these technically are 2012 movies having premiered at film fests then. That leaves The Great Gatsby as the only 2013 film I've seen so far. I enjoyed it, but it's too problematic to be a contender for best movie of the year for me.

The upcoming films that I'm most enthusiastic about are the Coen bros' Inside Llewyn Davis and Alexander Payne's Nebraska. The trailers for Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street and the Disney Saving Mr. Banks make those films look obnoxious as hell. Here's hoping they're better than that.


Along with Inside Llewyn Davis and Nebraska as I mentioned above, I am most interested in seeing (either in the theater or on DVD):

Upstream Color
Mud
A Field in England
The Grandmaster
Like Father, Like Son
The Call
The Immigrant
Trance

 
 Posted:   Aug 18, 2013 - 9:40 PM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

So I take it by the responses so far that no one has any interest in Fruitvale Station? It's one of the strongest depictions of a youthful life wasted which I've seen, and the acting and story (based on real events) were powerful. Michael B. Jordan is a young black actor to watch, one who showed early promise on the brilliant HBO television series The Wire, and who most might know from Chronicle. I'm hoping he gets his just rewards come the dreaded award season. His lead performance as Oscar Grant is greatly nuanced and memorable. Mostly, Fruitvale Station reminded me of stirring social dramas like the French film La Haine and the American masterpiece Do The Right Thing.

I hope some will take my recommendation to heart.

 
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