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We survived the 2012 end of days! It’s really a miracle that we got to see any movies in 2013, right? Let alone 20 movies ABOUT THE APOCALYPSE!
In keeping with the great tradition (check out Matt and Tiny’s posts earlier today), here are my top ten movies of the year. They aren’t necessarily the BEST movies of the year, and that’s intentional. Best of the year list tend to be similar, and have very few surprises. So while you’ll find a few movies on this list that aren’t surprising at all, I like to think that my list has a combination of consensus with the critics and going against the grain. They might not be the best, but these are my Top Ten Favorite Movies of 2013.
Posted in Editorials, Mike White's Columns, Obsessive Friends
Tagged 2013, About Time, Best movies of 2013, bill nighy, Channing Tatum, Domhnall Gleeson, Fruitvale Station, Gravity, Hugh Jackman, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Joe Swanberg, Mike, Movie Columns, Oblivion, Prisoners, Rawson Marshall Thurber, Star Trek Into Darkness, The Conjuring, the impossible, the way Way Back, This is the End, Tom Cruise, we're the millers, World War Z, You’re Next
July was another stellar month for me in terms of the amount of movies watched. My 29 viewings beat my previous record of 25 in 2010. It was a big improvement over last year’s all time low of 12 viewings. So let’s get to it… Continue reading
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Tagged Aaron Paul, Apocalypse Now, Carrie, Fruitvale Station, Jason Sudeikis, Justin Long, Man of Steel, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Michael B. Jordan, Movie 43, Movie Columns, Nick Offerman, Orlando Bloom, Pacific Rim, Riley Keough, Smashed, The Godfather, The Good Doctor
In the early hours of New Year’s Day 2009, 22 year old Oscar Grant was detained with a group of friends by BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) police officers in Oakland, California. In view of a crowd of onlookers with cell phones and digital cameras in hand, an officer detaining him shot Oscar in the back.
Fruitvale Station recounts the last 24 hours of Oscar Grant’s life in a well-paced script with a powerful performance from one of acting’s best up and coming actors. Continue reading
Posted in Matt Hurt's Columns, Movie Reviews
Tagged Bargain Buy, BART, BART Shooting, Bay Area Rapid Transit, Fruitvale Station, George Zimmerman, Melonie Diaz, Michael B. Jordan, Movie Columns, Octavia Spencer, Oscar Grant, reviews, Ryan Coogler, Trayvon Martin