Here are my top 50 Films of 2013:
*like I always warn, Im not picky when it comes to release dates. Some movies may have gotten a limited release last year or a foreign release. I go by when I personally had access to a movie. So if it was released in NY/LA in December 2012, but then released here in Illinois in January, its a 2013 movie for me.
CURSE OF CHUCKY
THE ACT OF KILLING
ONLY GOD FORGIVES
THE WORLD'S END
WORLD WAR Z
OUT OF THE FURNACE
LESSON OF EVIL
ALL IS LOST
ZERO DARK THIRTY
STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS
THE WOLF OF WALL STREET
THOR: THE DARK WORLD
WE'RE THE MILLERS
THE WAY WAY BACK
HANSEL AND GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS
BATMAN: DARK KNIGHT RETURNS pt 2
THIS IS THE END
THE LAST STAND
THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE
SHIELD OF STRAW
And here are my top 10 personal favorite films of 2013:
DEAD MAN DOWN
WOULD YOU RATHER
The first VHS left me very disappointed. I only like one or maybe 2 of the stories. I was much more excited for this one thanks to the excellent directors behind it. It was better than I even expected. 10 times better than the first one and such a fun ride.
This was an excellent surprise. Blind bought the bluray from Best Buy before hearing anything about it. It was fantastic. LOVE the ending. Its streaming on Netflix so I recommend it.
THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG
Im a huge fan of the Rings trilogy and while I thought the first Hobbit was fun, it didnt reach the same heights for me. This one was a huge step above the first one and is just fantastic and entertaning throughout its entire runtime. Loved it.
WEST OF MEMPHIS
While Ill always love the Paradise Lost films that started my fascination with this case, this was a great doc in itself. I feel this plays as a great summary of the entire case with all the new evidence displayed and of course ending with their freedom.
If anyone knows me then this will be no surprise. This movie was just flawless to me and another example of an amazing remake. They made it into their own with the great idea to have it be from the Frank's perspective. The real star of this movie though? The incredible music. I listened to the soundtrack to this more than any other album this year...and continue to listen to it. A great movie and my favorite of 2013.