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Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Here are my best movie awards for films I watched in 2013. As always, several of these may have crude language, violence, and/or sexual situations. If you want to know the content of any of these films, go to movieguide.org or pluggedin.com.
~ The Place Beyond the Pines
here). The movie asks some hard-hitting questions about fatherhood, fate, and the role of each in our lives. The film is basically filmed in three parts... it starts by following the life of Luke (played by Ryan Gosling), a loser with a temper who wants to do right by his son but can't pull himself out of his sinful and criminal past. About halfway through, it switches protagonists to Avery (played by Bradley Cooper), who is trying to get out from under his own father's shadow. Then last of all, the film again switches its character focus to look at the lives of Luke's and Avery's sons. I won't spoil it beyond that, but I highly recommend this film as the most thought-provoking of the year.
Honorable Mention: Prisoners, Les Miserables, The Impossible, 42, Biutiful, Robot and Frank
~ The Way Way Back
Honorable Mention: The Heat, The Kings of Summer
Honorable Mention: The Hobbit, Bourne Legacy, Django Unchained, Zero Dark Thirty, Olympus Has Fallen, Iron Man 3, Jack Reacher, Star Trek Into Darkness, End of Watch, Man of Steel, Catching Fire
Honorable Mention: Wreck-It Ralph, Despicable Me 2, Monsters U, Jack the Giant Slayer, The Croods, Rise of the Guardians
~ King of Devil's Island
Honorable Mention: Biutiful, Going by the Book
Best Movie You've Never Heard Of
~ Robot and Frank
Honorable Mention: Mud, Dredd, Prisoners
Worst Movie of the Year
~ This is the End
Stupid, crude, inane, stupid. That pretty well describes this movie. I should have done more research before seeing this piece of trash. Don't waste your time.
Honorable Mention: Now You Can See Me, Taken 2