Amph List your favorite movies of 2013

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

  1. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    Intriguing idea.
  2. Drac39 Force Ghost

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    I think this material cannot be successfully adapted to the screen. It's all about the marriage of the prose and narrative. A film cannot contain convey Fitzgerald's poetry.
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  3. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    This one sort of did with Tobey Maguire's narration.
  4. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    I haven't read the book, but I loved The Great Gatsby. And here's five more of mine!


    Average – “You know, whatever.”

    Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013) – Cody Cameron, Kris Pearn - **
    Scientists discover living food animals.
    Very creative designs; otherwise dull.

    G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013) – Jon M. Chu - **
    Bruce Willis, Rock overthrow President.
    Still silly, but much better.

    The Lone Ranger (2013) – Gore Verbinski - **
    Western icon gets postmodern workup.
    Too strange to be successful.

    Man of Steel (2013) – Zack Snyder - **
    Clark Kent, Planet Earth meet.
    Amazing action can’t salvage script.

    Muscle Shoals (2013) – Greg Camalier - **
    Alabama studio revolutionizes popular music.
    Interesting stories, but no atmosphere.
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  5. Darkslayer Force Ghost

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    To anyone who leaves Man of Steel off of their list:

    [IMG]

  6. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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  7. EmpireForever Chosen One

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    I just watched Frances Ha. That.
  8. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    Average – "You know, whatever.”

    Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself (2012) – Tom Bean, Luke Poling - **
    Plimpton becomes writer, has fun.
    Should be interesting but isn’t.

    Trance (2013) – Danny Boyle - **
    Art thieves need hypnotist’s help.
    Vibrant style surrounds uninteresting film.

    War Witch [Rebelle] (2012) – Kim Nguyen - **
    Child soldier struggles to survive.
    Needed a better lead actress.

    Above Average – “Eh, you can.”

    Stoker (2013) – Park Chan-wook - ** ½
    Creepy uncle fascinates creepy niece.
    Wonderful direction with no story.

    Warm Bodies (2013) – Jonathan Levine - ** ½
    Zombie’s heart begins to love.
    Would make a great short.
  9. Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus

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    Yep. I wish I'd thought to include this on my list. A more entertaining comic-bookish movie than anything Disney/Marvel has done.

    The main thing I liked about it is that Greta Gerwig seems to be trying so hard all the time. The movie is a nearly perfect metaphor for her own career as an actress.

    Still need to see Hunger Games 2 and 12 Years a Slave.
  10. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    I heard Frances Ha is very quotable.
  11. spicer Jedi Grand Master

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    Gravity
    Elysium
    Star Trek: Into Darkness
    Iron Man 3
    Man of Steel
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    Riddick
    Pacific Rim
  12. Count Yubnub Force Ghost

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    I had actually forgotten "Riddick." I thought the beginning of that film (when it was just a man & his dog) was pretty good, but once the bounty hunters showed up it got pretty stupid pretty quickly, and the less said about the ending (when Riddick is so masculine that he turns a lesbian woman straight) the better.
  13. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    Hey so Riddick is Ian Fleming's James Bond for a futuristic age!
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  14. Count Yubnub Force Ghost

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    But a bit less.... suave.
  15. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    I do still need to see Riddick. Can't be as bad as Chronicles.
  16. Count Yubnub Force Ghost

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    I actually enjoyed Chronicles. But FWIW, they have the same IMDb rating.
  17. DarthMane2 Force Ghost

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    Gravity
    12 Years A Slave
    Hunger Games: Catching Fire
    The Conjuring


    Honorable mention: Pacific Rim
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  18. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    The Conjuring is probably the best horror film of 2013, though I haven't seen Mama yet.
  19. spicer Jedi Grand Master

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    Oops, I forgot to add Prisoners to the list!
  20. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    Don't bother with Mama. I went and saw it on the strength of its genuinely wonderful trailer and was horrendously disappointed. By the end, it had become laughable. The Conjuring is the most terrifying movie I've seen in the theaters in . . . a really, really long time. I always have to mention those first forty-five minutes; nearly unbearably suspenseful.
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  21. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    I'll check out Mama on DVD. I intend to watch everything before I die.
  22. Drac39 Force Ghost

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    Not a Boyle fan and I intend to use that one very frequently as an example of his worth as a film maker.
  23. AaylaSecurOWNED Force Ghost

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    But the first 2/3rds of Sunshine are soooo goooood.
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  24. tom Chosen One

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    i find his films original and refreshing even if they're very flawed at times.
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  25. CloneUncleOwen Force Ghost

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    [face_thinking]

    Fair enough... I'll watch it again.