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 Posted:   Dec 12, 2013 - 1:42 PM   
 By:   On the Score   (Member)

All right folks. After well over 130 movies seen in the theater, and no small amount of current releases seen on VOD, here's my movie Best / Worst lists for 2013!



The Best

American Hustle
Blue Jasmine
The Book Thief
Fruitvale Station
Philomena
The Place Beyond the Pines
Rush
Star Trek: Into Darkness
12 Years a Slave
Zero Charisma

The Runners Up

All is Lost
A Band Called Death
The Butler
Byzantium
Dallas Buyer’s Club
Ender’s Game
Europa Report
The Reluctant Fundamentalist
The Spectacular Now
What Maise Knew

The Most Entertaining

Bad Milo
Fast and Furious 6
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
Iron Man 3
Frozen
Kiss of the Damned
Now You See Me
Olympus Has Fallen
Pain and Gain
This is the End

The Worst

After Earth
CBGB
The Fifth Estate
Gangster Squad
Inside Llewlyn Davis
Man of Steel
Only God Forgives
White House Down

The Most Disappointing and Overrated

Bad Grandpa
Bullet to the Head
Gravity
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Jobs
Lone Survivor
Nebraska
Passion
Pacific Rim
The Wind Rises

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 12, 2013 - 1:51 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

Wow. Only one there that I've heard. Man of Steel, which I thought was great. One of the first Hans Zimmer scores I've enjoyed in many years.

 
 Posted:   Dec 12, 2013 - 4:04 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

As someone who liked "Gangster Squad", "Pacific Rim" and (especially) "White House Down", ouch.

"Bullet to the Head" was indeed a disappointment, though.

 
 Posted:   Dec 12, 2013 - 4:45 PM   
 By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

The Worst

Inside Llewlyn Davis


This alone renders any other opinions you have as worthless.

And it's Llewyn. Get the goddamned title right at least.

 
 Posted:   Dec 12, 2013 - 5:04 PM   
 By:   On the Score   (Member)

That's how much I hated the movie. Can't even remember the correct spelling smile

This is a subjective list, as art is the most subjective form of all, hence I might consider your opinions worthless. But they are your opinions, and worth something to you. At least we can both agree on loving The Shadow, coming again on blu ray!

 
 Posted:   Dec 12, 2013 - 5:15 PM   
 By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

lol, true enough. Although I don't see how even the most disappointing Coen bros. film could make a ten worst of any given year. smile

 
 Posted:   Dec 12, 2013 - 5:45 PM   
 By:   On the Score   (Member)

lol, true enough. Although I don't see how even the most disappointing Coen bros. film could make a ten worst of any given year. smile

Believe me, it did mine. Mean-spirited, obnoxious, unnecessarily vulgar, hateful characters, and beyond annoying music, all tied up with a ridiciously pretentious ending. I felt like I wanted to smash the guitar out of his hands, a la Bluto Blutarski. And I know I have several people who'd back me up. I did love John Goodman, and the "sing for your supper" scene, but that is truly it. I really run hot and cold on the Coens, especially when it comes to such unbearable critical darlings O Brother. Hudsucker and Arizona are far more my speed.

If you want to see two particularly great, and neglected period recreations that do wonders with obnoxious characters, watch On the Road and Kill Your Darlings.

 
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