Amph List your favorite movies of 2013

Discussion in 'Community' started by Jabbadabbado, Dec 3, 2013.

  1. EmpireForever Chosen One

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    Because The Wolf of Wall Street hasn't been released yet.
  2. AaylaSecurOWNED Force Ghost

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    I haven't seen 12 Years a Slave or Justin Bieber: Believe yet. This list is far from final.
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  3. tom Chosen One

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    have you actually seen it in 2d? i did the first time i watched it and it felt like something was missing the whole time. watched in 3d a few days later and it really did make a world of difference.
  4. AaylaSecurOWNED Force Ghost

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    Huh. I haven't, actually. I'll probably watch it again soon on a non-3D medium, so I guess I'll see then. I can't imagine feeling like the 3D was "missing" for most of the movie, though. The opening sequence and the later shrapnel scenes were enhanced by it, but there's a lot more to the movie than the action scenes.
  5. duende Force Ghost

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    best stuff i saw:

    like someone in love
    upstream colors
    mud
    only god forgives
    prisoners (even though some of it was dopey)
    place beyond the pines

    meh stuff i saw:

    catching fire
    the world's end
    iron man 3
    to the wonder

    bad stuff i saw:

    frances ha
    side effects
    the gatekeepers

    stuff i missed, but wanted to see:

    museum hours
    no
    gravity
    captain phillips
    machete kills
    12 years a slave
    the immigrant
    spring breakers
    ain't them bodies saints
    don jon
    all is lost

    stuff i will try to see:

    smaugs
    american hustle
    the unknown known
    wolf on wall street
  6. EmpireForever Chosen One

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    The World's End is the greatest comedy, at least, of the year.
  7. duende Force Ghost

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    probably true. it's just that i was looking at pegg and saying why are you playing the goof and looking at frost and saying why are you playing the straight guy? i appreciate that they are trying to change it up but i just didn't buy it.
  8. Adam of Nuchtern Force Ghost

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    Really? I bought it just fine.
  9. EmpireForever Chosen One

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    Because he's the king.
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  10. duende Force Ghost

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    well that's fantastic, adams of nocturne!
    Last edited by duende, Dec 3, 2013
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  11. tom Chosen One

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    maybe "the whole time" was a slight exaggeration but it definitely wasn't just the action scenes. i think the scene with ryan's tears is probably the most glaring example, but there were plenty of other quiet moments that were clearly intended to be in 3d, such as the part where ryan is floating through the space station and various objects are floating through the frame. maybe if i didn't know the movie was shot in 3d it wouldn't have been distracting, but at times it really was. i imagine it will be less so on a small screen though.
  12. EmpireForever Chosen One

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    Fans of The World's End should read this
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  13. Legolas Skywalker Force Ghost

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    The Wolverine
    Catching Fire
    Man of Steel
    Thor: The Dark World
    Monsters University
    This is the End
    The Conjuring

    Probably some others that I have forgotten

    Hobbit Part 2 will be on my list after next week
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  14. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    It actually wasn't. Which makes all the post-production hackjobs that rolled out in the wake of Avatar somehow much worse.
    Last edited by Darth Guy, Dec 3, 2013
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  15. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    Maybe Adam of Neptune bought it for more than you?
  16. DarthTunick Arena Streak for Colors Commissioner

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    In no particular order of relevance, films I enjoyed immensely:

    Olympus Has Fallen
    This Is The End
    The World's End
    The Wolverine
    Fast & Furious 6
    Pain & Gain
    The Iceman
    Pacific Rim
    42
    Red 2
    The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
    Oldboy
    Homefront
    Bad Grandpa
    Thor: The Dark World
    The Hangover III



    The "meh"/disappointing category:

    Elysium
    Man of Steel
    The Identity Thief
    The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
    Oz the Great and Powerful
    World War Z
    Star Trek: Into Darkness



    Why the **** did I have any expectations for this turd?:

    The Internship



    Films that I'll have to drink massive amounts of liquor to forget that I saw them:

    Scary Movie V
    Only God Forgives
    Last edited by DarthTunick, Dec 3, 2013
  17. duende Force Ghost

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    i would buy that for a dollar, ender of naptime!
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  18. EmpireForever Chosen One

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    I would think you'd need massive amounts of liquor--or at least some other form of brain trauma--to forget any movie you saw this year.
    Last edited by EmpireForever, Dec 3, 2013
  19. DarthTunick Arena Streak for Colors Commissioner

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    In theory, if I were to concentrate hard enough, even when plastered beyond the buzzed stage, I think I could forget about those truly terrible pieces of cinematic garbage without sacrificing the good memories.
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  20. Arawn_Fenn Chosen One

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    What if you only want to forget part of a movie?

    Movie, you know who you are.
  21. AaylaSecurOWNED Force Ghost

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    whoaaa, I had assumed Gravity was shot in 3D, too. that's really surprising, the 3D was really good.
  22. Todd the Jedi Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV

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    Top 10 (more or less release order)

    The Place Beyond The Pines
    The Way Way Back
    Pacific Rim
    The Conjuring
    Mud
    The World's End
    Pain and Gain
    Blue Jasmine
    Gravity
    12 Years A Slave

    Honorable Mentions (in no particular order)

    Behind the Candelabra
    The Great Gatsby
    This Is the End
    42
    Don Jon
    Captain Phillips
    The Butler
  23. Darkslayer Force Ghost

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    1. Man of Steel - 11/10
    2. Thor: The Dark World - 10/10
    3. Star Trek: Into Darkness - 10/10
    4. Pacific Rim - 9/10
    5. World War Z - 9/10
    6. 42 - 9/10
    7. Olympus Has Fallen - 8/10
    8. Iron Man 3 - 7/10
    9. A Haunted House - 4/10
    10. The Conjuring - 2/10

    Still waiting to see The Desolation of Smaug.
  24. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    I'm still yet to be convinced the Desecration of Smog will be any damned good.
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  25. Bacon164 Force Ghost

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    I have hope that these subplots they've developed will help it support its otherwise undeserved runtime, unlike AUJ which was just thirty minutes too long thanks to needlessly long action/exposition sequences and a fifteen minute prologue.
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