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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.
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Release Date: May 23, 2014
Director: Bryan Singer
Written By: Simon Kinberg (screenplay and story), Matthew Vaughn (story) & Jane Goldman (story)
This summer the two studios which own rights to Marvel characters and aren’t named Marvel will duke it out at the box office. Sony will release the hotly anticipated (and lately scrutinized) Amazing Spider-Man 2. Without a major Marvel studios release, the only competition for Amazing 2 will be Bryan Singer’s return to the helm of the X-Men franchise in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Early excitement would indicate DoFP is the more likely to win the superhero box office battle this summer.
Note: Come back Thursday for a special Thursday edition of Trailer Tuesday for the release of the Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer. Continue reading
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My friends and I have been dedicating the month of October to the horror genre and calling it Shocktober for several years now. I started this blog in February and from the start I was excited about sharing my Shocktober experience with anyone and everyone.
I have been saying for a while that this year has to make up for last year’s abysmal performance. I had it in my mind that I barely watched anything last year. As it turns out, I was 27 movies last year. Not all of them were Shocktober movies, but I had been working under the assumption that I had maybe 10 or 11 viewings total last year.
It’s all for the best because this year was the second best Shocktober I’ve ever had. While I didn’t beat my record of 57 viewings in 2011, I did come close with a very respectable 52 viewings. I’m also proud to say that only 3 of those viewings weren’t Shocktober movies. Continue reading
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Space is an endless landscape for humanity to explore. The idea of colonizing the vast unknown and taking humanity to the stars has been a dream of humanity for centuries. This dream has led to a vast array of fictional voyages into space.
Still, there’s something inherently terrifying about the idea of space travel and the isolation that goes with it. The same unknown that inspires humanity also has the power to ignite our morbid sides. Take a group of humans, put them in a confined space millions of miles from other humans, and horrific monsters won’t be far behind. Continue reading
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Release Date: October 4th, 2013
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
Writers: Alfonso Cuarón, Jonás Cuarón
Stars: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney
The above alternative poster was found here.
This week’s Trailer Tuesday is, admittedly, my first repeat. Back in May, I featured the teaser trailer for Alfonso Cuarón’s highly anticipated space thriller Gravity. The movie features Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as two astronauts stranded in low Earth orbit, fighting the vacuum of space for survival. Continue reading
Alfonso Cuarón has been MIA since he made one of my favorite movies of the last decade, Children of Men (Blu-Ray worthy). Now he’s back and releasing a movie called Gravity starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney right smack in the “Year of Sci-Fi” that is 2013. Continue reading