Amph List your favorite movies of 2013

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

  1. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    I for one absolutely adore Millions and think it to be Danny Boyle's best film to date.
  2. Sarge Chosen One

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    More of you need to see The Book Thief. Beautiful movie.
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  3. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    Really. Huh. Okay. I like Shallow Grave and most of Sunshine a lot. But Trance just . . . fell flat to me. What in particular made you appreciate it so much?
  4. Drac39 Force Ghost

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    I mean to use it as a detraction to argue that he is overrated. I hated 'Trance'.
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  5. Barbecue17 Jedi Master

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    This year so far, I'd go with:

    The Conjuring
    Evil Dead
    Pacific Rim
    Star Trek: Into Darkness
    and You're Next

    Of course, this could change over the next few weeks as more movies come out.
  6. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    Oh, durr, I see what you mean now. Totally misread you for some reason.
  7. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    I'm kinda sad that Prisoners was snubbed at the Golden Globes this year. At least give Jackman a nomination. That one was probably the best non-horror thriller of the year.
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  8. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    Oh, easily. I would have liked to see Gyllenhaal get a nomination. I thought he was really excellent.
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  9. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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    That movie was fantastic end to end. Shame it didn't get any noms but it's always possible the Oscars will diverge and rectify that.
  10. spicer Jedi Grand Master

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    Adding The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug to the list :D
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  11. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    Yeah that's what happened with True Grit. It wasn't nominated for any Golden Globes back in 2011, but the Oscars took care of that.
  12. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    Okay, we're into the three star movies now. From this point on, you will have a good time at all the movies I post. We're out of the bad stuff now.

    Good – “Sure, why not?”

    All is Lost (2013) – J.C. Chandor - ***
    Survivalist Redford, alone at sea .
    Experimental film interests; emotionally distancing.

    The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) – Marc Webb - ***
    Peter Parker, Uncle Ben, Lizard.
    Relax, you guys; worthy reboot.

    Big Trouble in Little China (1986) – John Carpenter - ***
    Truck driver faces ancient sorcery.
    Witty; great action; kinda slight.

    La Camioneta: The Journey of One American School Bus (2013) – Mark Kendall - ***
    Junked bus travels to Guatemala.
    Slice of life documentary engrosses.

    Captain Phillips (2013) – Paul Greengrass - ***
    Somalian pirates kidnap ship captain.
    Loses steam after first hour.
  13. EmpireForever Force Ghost

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    But I didn't have a good time at Amazing Spider-Man...
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  14. AaylaSecurOWNED Force Ghost

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    But Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone.
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  15. Lazy Storm Trooper Jedi Grand Master

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    Of what I have seen.

    1) Frozen
    2) Catching Fire
    3) Thor: The Dark World
    4) The Great Gatsby
    5) Iron Man 3
    6) Oz the Great and Powerful
  16. Legolas Skywalker Force Ghost

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    Desolation of Smaug is on the top of my list for 2013 :)
  17. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    Five more:


    Good – “Sure, why not?”

    Cutie & the Boxer (2013) – Zachary Heinzerling - ***
    Artists’ create art, complicated marriage
    Interesting, entertaining documentary about life.

    Hannah Arendt (2012) – Margarethe von Trotta - ***
    Eichmann trial inspires controversial book.
    Compelling ideas overcome dramatic weaknesses.

    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) – Peter Jackson - ***
    Dwarves, Hobbit on epic quest.
    Cartoonish moments trouble likable movie.

    In the House [Dans la Maison] (2012) – Francois Ozon
    Creepy kid fascinates creepy teacher.
    Creepy, but not that creepy.

    Iron Man 3 [Iron Man Three] (2013) – Shane Black - ***
    Tony Stark spins a tale.
    The first two-thirds are great.
  18. epic Ex Mod / RSA

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    it's a great movie. both female leads are excellent but particularly Exarchopoulos. there is nothing cheap about this movie, it's all heartfelt. highly recommended.
  19. duende Force Ghost

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    okay, i'll check it out some time.
  20. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    Good – “Sure, why not?”

    Lee Daniels’ The Butler (2013) – Lee Daniels - ***
    Black butler serves eight presidents.
    Surprisingly intelligent, great ensemble cast.

    Monsters University (2013) – Dan Scanlon - ***
    Mike, Sully learn life lessons.
    Surprisingly mature; needs more laughs.

    Now You See Me (2013) – Louis Leterrier - ***
    Frustrated cop pursues criminal magicians.
    Entertaining, entirely unbelievable, thrill ride.

    Populaire (2012) – Rene Rogisard - ***
    Klutzy secretary with surprising talent.
    Deborah Francois is endearingly wonderful.

    This is the End (2013) – Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg - ***
    Celebrities ride out the apocalypse.
    Best CGI penis in history.
  21. Point Given Mod of Literature and Community

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    Now that I've seen 2 more movies this month:

    1. Gravity
    2. Pacific Rim
    3. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
    4. Star Trek: Into Darkness
    5. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  22. Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One

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    Uhhhh did I even see five movies this year? Olympus Has Fallen (lolz), Star Trek Into Darkness, Man Of Steel, Gravity. I'll be seeing Desolation Of Smaauuuooooooog this weekend to make it a solid five.
  23. AaylaSecurOWNED Force Ghost

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    Kechiche creeps me out too much for me to be able to watch it. Sometimes it's hard to leave the outside stuff at the door when you're watching a movie, and I don't think I could handle this one.
  24. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    Good – “Sure, why not?”

    To the Wonder (2012) – Terrence Malick - ***
    Oklahoma backdrops a tumultuous relationship.
    Poetic presentation of archetypal story.

    The Wolverine (2013) – James Mangold - ***
    Logan faces death, chooses life.
    Atmospheric thriller with silly climax.

    World War Z (2013) – Marc Forster - ***
    Brad Pitt fights zombie pandemic.
    Frenetic action covers occasional silliness.

    Very Good – “You should go see it.”

    About Time (2013) – Richard Curtis - *** ½
    Time-traveler values love and family.
    Unashamedly sappy, but effective romance.

    Babel (2006) – Alejandro Gonzalez Innarritu . - *** ½
    Four stories connect, span cultures.
    Evocative stories, with weak connection.
  25. AaylaSecurOWNED Force Ghost

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    I finally watched Frances Ha and I absolutely didn't understand the praise for it. Just as I was thinking that it was a mediocre, somehow-even-less-funny rehashing of Girls, the actor from Girls shows up playing the same exact archetypal jerkwad he plays on the show. I think people who enjoyed Frances Ha must not have ever heard of Lena Dunham or mumblecore, and those are the only reasons they find it even remotely watchable? I will say, it had one single redeeming quality in the fact that the protagonist actually, like, showed a tiny sliver of maturity and growth as a person at the end, which is the only thing that sets it apart from its kin.