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 Posted:   Jan 7, 2014 - 6:04 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

...available here:

http://montages.no/2014/01/thor-joachims-topp-20-2013/

The text is in Norwegian, but I'm sure you can make out the titles, which are pretty much the same as the English most of the time.

 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2014 - 6:39 AM   
 By:   mstrox   (Member)

I haven't even seen 20 movies. Here is my list of 2013 movies.

I tend only to see action and franchise movies in theaters, and watch quieter movies on Blu-Ray or Netflix later - so this list would beef up over the next few years.

1. Iron Man 3
2. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
3.The Last Stand
4. Evil Dead
5. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
6. Star Trek Into Darkness
7. World War Z
8. This Is the End
9. Thor: The Dark World
10. Man of Steel
11. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
12. Oz the Great and Powerful
13. Mama
14. Epic
15. The Purge

 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2014 - 6:49 AM   
 By:   RoryR   (Member)

I tend only to see action and franchise movies in theaters

So, I guess you haven't seen THE WOLF OF WALL STREET yet, and probably won't until it comes to home video?

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2014 - 7:18 AM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

...available here:

http://montages.no/2014/01/thor-joachims-topp-20-2013/

The text is in Norwegian, but I'm sure you can make out the titles, which are pretty much the same as the English most of the time.



Wow, nice choice with Pain & Gain. This movie caught lots of flack just for being a Michael Bay movie, but it was pretty damn good and deserved a wider audience.

 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2014 - 7:35 AM   
 By:   mstrox   (Member)

I tend only to see action and franchise movies in theaters

So, I guess you haven't seen THE WOLF OF WALL STREET yet, and probably won't until it comes to home video?


Correct - those are the only 15 2013 releases I've seen, and several of them were video rentals as well.

 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2014 - 7:36 AM   
 By:   mstrox   (Member)

dp

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2014 - 8:35 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

Google translate mostly successful.

 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2014 - 9:27 AM   
 By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

Very lackluster year. Only one "keeper" so far for me, but I still have a lot of catching up to do. (Note: I consider other favorites of mine Frances Ha, To the Wonder, Kon-Tiki, Neighboring Sounds and Mud, which all went into general release in the U.S. in 2013, to be 2012 films as that's when they had their initial showings in other countries and/or film festivals.)

1. Inside Llewyn Davis

Upstream Color

The Great Gatsby

Saving Mr. Banks

—still need to see:

Nebraska

The Grandmaster

A Field in England

Like Father, Like Son

The Past

This is Martin Bonner

The Spectacular Now

The Immigrant

The Book Thief

American Hustle

The Zero Theorem

Before Midnight

Gravity

Computer Chess

The Last Time I Saw Macao

The Great Beauty

The Call

Her

The World’s End

Mood Indigo

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2014 - 11:10 AM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

Like mstrox, I tend to only see "larger" movies in the theater. With the price of tickets these days, I want to try and get the most bang for my buck when I go see a movie. There were others I wanted to see -- Monsters University, Gravity, Captain Phillips, Ender's Game, Delivery Man and Saving Mr. Banks -- that I simply missed out on and will have to catch up with this year on Blu-ray.

These are all the new movies I saw last year, ranked in order of my personal preference. I saw 22 all together, so I just included them all.

1. World War Z - 5/5
2. The Last Stand - 5/5

Nothing wrong with these two at all. I thought they were solid, satisfying movies. My top favorites of the year.

3. Fast & Furious 6 - 4/5
4. Snitch - 4/5
5. Man of Steel - 4/5
6. The Call - 4/5
7. Curse of Chucky - 4/5

Minor complaints here and there (Amy Adams was a horrible Lois Lane, The Call misfired it's final scene), but otherwise I thought they were very entertaining.

8. Bullet to the Head - 3/5
9. Homefront - 3/5
10. 42 - 3/5
11. The Iceman - 3/5

These movies were nothing incredible or anything truly bad, and ultimately they satisfied me.

12. The Wolverine - 2/5
13. A Good Day to Die Hard - 2/5
14. R.I.P.D. - 2/5
15. Oblivion - 2/5
16. Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters - 2/5
17. Evil Dead - 2/5
18. The Lone Ranger - 2/5
19. Warm Bodies - 2/5

These had their moments, but ultimately the bad outweighed the good and they were disappointing.

20. G.I. Joe: Retaliation - 1/5
21. 2 Guns - 1/5
22. Olympus Has Fallen - 1/5

The worst I've seen all year. Truly awful on every level.

 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2014 - 3:32 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

My favorite movies of 2013:

American Hustle
The Croods
Iron Man 3
The Last Stand
This is the End
Thor: the Dark World
2 Guns
White House Down
The Wolf of Wall Street
The Wolverine

Ten more good ones:

About Time
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
Escape Plan
Frozen
Gravity
Monsters University
Pacific Rim
Pain and Gain
Saving Mr. Banks
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2014 - 3:38 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

It's funny, that what some of you say about only seeing 'larger' movies in the cinema. What is a 'large' movie, exactly?

I mean, a fabulous film like Paolo Sorrentino's LA GRANDE BELEZZA is certainly a more 'quiet' film than your average Hollywood action blockbuster, but it is chockful of audiovisual spectacle and artistry that can best enjoyed on a big cinema screen. IMO, of course.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2014 - 3:51 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

It's funny, that what some of you say about only seeing 'larger' movies in the cinema. What is a 'large' movie, exactly?

Perhaps "large" wasn't quite the right word to use, but look at my list and you can see what I mean. The big action/adventure type movies. Those are kinds of movies I most enjoy seeing in the theater, something where the big screen really adds to the experience, as opposed to, say, a small intimate dramatic movie. I will say, there's nothing quite like the experience of seeing a good comedy in the theater with a packed house. But a lot of what passes for comedies these days (films starring unfunny guys like Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Ben Stiller, Zack Galifianakis, etc.) don't do anything for me, so it's been a long time since I've seen one theatrically.

I can't afford to see tons of movies each year like I used to, so I basically just have to pick and choose, so a lot gets pushed back to later home viewing. After thirty years of being a moviegoer, I think I have a pretty good idea of what I'll like and not like, so I let that guide me when I'm choosing what to see in the theater.

 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2014 - 4:05 PM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

I agree -- I tend mainly to see "effects movies" and the occasional 3D movie in the theater. Quieter movies I generally would rather watch at home, but the big comic book movies and so forth I want to see in the theater first to see the effects on the big screen, and second because those are the movies most talked about, for better or worse.

 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2014 - 4:05 PM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

I agree -- I tend mainly to see "effects movies" and the occasional 3D movie in the theater. Quieter movies I generally would rather watch at home, but the big comic book movies and so forth I want to see in the theater first to see the effects on the big screen, and second because those are the movies most talked about, for better or worse.

 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2014 - 5:28 PM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

I also am very selective about when I go to theaters these days because I am tired of the whole theater experience (minus the actual film which I love). Too many ads, over-loud trailers, too many trailers, etc. It is typically the bigger effects-driven films that I get out to see in theaters because they are just more enjoyable on the big screen. I wouldn't miss out on my chance to see The Hobbit or The Hunger Games in theaters. At the same time I also make it out to theaters for the films that look like they are making full use of the experience. The shots in The Counselor and American Hustle were fantastic.

Anyway, here is my top 10.
1. American Hustle
2. 12 Years a Slave
3. The Counselor (I know a lot of people hated this but I loved it).
4. Gravity
5. Captain Phillips
6. Insidious 2
7. Pacific Rim
8. Man of Steel
9. The Hunger Games Catching Fire
10. The Book Thief

 
 Posted:   Feb 14, 2014 - 5:46 PM   
 By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

Update:

1. Inside Llewyn Davis (the Coens)

2. The Past (Farhadi)

also good: The Great Gatsby, Saving Mr. Banks, Upstream Color.

still need to see: American Hustle, Before Midnight, The Book Thief, The Call, Computer Chess, A Field in England (the most anticipated film for me and I missed a chance to see a screening of it last week here in Seattle. Arrghh.), Generation War, The Grandmaster, Gravity, The Great Beauty (I'll be seeing the Criterion edition soon), Her, The Immigrant, The Last Time I Saw Macao, Like Father Like Son (just opened today at a local movie house), The Lunchbox, Mood Indigo, Nebraska, The Rocket, The Spectacular Now, This is Martin Bonner, The World's End, The Zero Theorem (or is this now a 2014 movie?)

It'll probably take me until February 2015 before I finally figure out what my top 10 of 2013 is. big grin

Meanwhile, the 2014 film year gets going for me this month and next with "The Monuments Men" and Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" (I'm going out of mind with excitement for that one.) To be continued........ wink

 
 Posted:   Feb 14, 2014 - 6:32 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

1.) 12 Years A Slave: A
2.) Gravity: A
3.) Her: A
4.) The Wolf Of Wall Street: A
5.) All Is Lost: A
6.) American Hustle: A
7.) Prisoners: A
8.) The Conjuring: A-
9.) Inside Llewyn Davis: A-
10.) Captain Phillips: A-
11.) Iron Man 3: A-
12.) Nebraska: A-
13.) The World's End: A-
14.) This Is The End: A-
15.) Evil Dead: A-
16.) The Dallas Buyers Club: B+
17.) Mud: B+
18.) From Up On Poppy Hill: B+
19.) Frozen: B+
20.) Saving Mr. Banks: B+
21.) Out Of The Furnace: B+
22.) Thor: The Dark World: B+
23.) The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug: B+
24.) Oldboy: B+
25.) 2 Guns: B+
26.) You're Next: B+
27.) Star Trek: Into Darkness: B+
28.) The Bling Ring: B+
29.) Philomena: B+
30.) Oz The Great And Powerful: B+
31.) The Hunger Games: Catching Fire: B+
32.) 42: B+
33.) Now You See Me: B+
34.) The Way Way Back: B+
35.) The Place Beyond The Pines: B+
36.) The Spectacular Now: B+
37.) Monsters University: B+
38.) Don Jon: B+
39.) Side Effects: B+
40.) Pacific Rim: B+
41.) Oblivion: B
42.) Only God Forgives: B
43.) Kick-Ass 2: B
44.) Insidious, Chapter 2: B
45.) The Wolverine: B
46.) The To-Do List: B
47.) Machete Kills: B
48.) Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2: B
49.) White House Down: B
50.) Mama: B
51.) The Croods: B
52.) Elysium: B
53.) World War Z: B
54.) Epic: B
55.) The Last Stand: B
56.) Despicable Me 2: B-
57.) Passion: B-
58.) Riddick: B-
59.) The Family: B-
60.) Carrie: B-
61.) The Grandmaster: B-
62.) Lone Survivor: B-
63.) Man Of Steel: B-
64.) Trance: B-
65.) Upside Down: C+
66.) Dead Man Down: C+
67.) The Counselor: C+
68.) Jack The Giant Slayer: C+
69.) Escape Plan: C+
70.) The Purge: C+
71.) The Book Thief: C+
72.) Parker: C
73.) R.I.P.D: C
74.) Red 2: C
75.) The Host: C-
76.) Gangster Squad: C-
77.) Olympus Has Fallen: C-
78.) A Good Day To Die Hard: C-
79.) After Earth: C-
80.) The Lone Ranger: D+
81.) Pain & Gain: D-

 
 Posted:   Feb 14, 2014 - 6:38 PM   
 By:   Mr Greg   (Member)

1) Gravity
2) Man of Steel
3) Iron Man 3
4) Sharknado
5) Oblivion
6) Alpha Papa
7) Insidious: Chapter 2
8) Rush
9) Frozen
10) The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
11) The Dyatlov Pass Incident
12) Despicable Me 2
13) Thor: The Dark World
14) VHS 2
15) Jack The Giant Slayer
16) Frankenstein's Army*
17) Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2
18) Europa Report
19) Evil Dead
20) 42

* Although I have put these in some rough order, I do perhaps do a disservice to this particular film - there is more inventiveness and smart film-making savvy and swagger in this one movie than in all the rest put together.

 
 Posted:   Feb 15, 2014 - 1:30 PM   
 By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

Oh yes, DePalma's "Passion" is another one I'll be seeing soon. I just hope he was able to recapture his thriller style of old.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 15, 2014 - 2:13 PM   
 By:   Angelillo   (Member)

Oh yes, DePalma's "Passion" is another one I'll be seeing soon. I just hope he was able to recapture his thriller style of old.

You could also try the first version :



Not really a favourite of mine of that prestigious french director but if you enjoy comparing remakes, could be fun !


 
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