‘Gravity’, closely followed by ‘Star Trek: Into Darkness’
About Time was my surprise favorite. I was expecting a sappy time-travel meets unrequited love story, but instead was completely moved by the family dynamics and the reminder to focus on joy everyday.
Love the intriguing intersection of lives and relationships in ‘Blue Jasmine’ by Woody Allen, and ‘Before Sunset’ by Richard Linklater.
Love the heart-achingly tenderness of ‘Gravity’ by Alfonso Cuaron, and ‘The Great Gatsby’ by Baz Luhrmann.
LOVE the minions in ‘Despicable Me 2′ by Pierre Coffin & Chris Renaud.
Also love ‘TPB AFK’ by Simon Klose because of one line: “IRL (in real life)? We prefer the term AFK because we think the internet is REAL.”
Merry Christmas :)
Mud was excellent and continued Matthew McConaughey’s career resurgence. Rush was a surprise sporting drama and very well told, whilst Gravity has to be the most spectacular film of the year. Documentaries such as Blackfish and Beware of Mr. Baker were excellent. Kings of the Summer and The Place Beyond The Pines were quietly brilliant and likely to become cult classics. Overall I’d go for Mud or Rush; disparate films but dramatic and very enjoyable.
My favorite movie in 2013 is the Monsters University, in which Mike and Sulley, who spend their time studying at college, where they start off as rivals, but slowly become best friends at last. Here are the reasons why I love this “Best” Movie.
1, Producer- “Monsters University is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures.” Ok, don’t judge me, the first reason why I notice this movie because the powerful and high-reputation producer behind it, which won’t depress me every time, I’m the big fan of Pixar and Walt Disney.
2, 3D- Yes, I know you love animate like others, but have you ever watched many 3D animate movies? The answer is no. For youth, 3D is another word of “Fashion, Popular and Hot!”
3, Friendship- Building a bond friendship between 2 different types of people (Monsters) is not an easy job, especially for those who comes from family background. Milk doesn’t have a Strong Famous Sulley Family who can process high-end in Monsters’ Club, who studies and learns hardly and heavily just to verify himself. Conversely Sulley possesses everything, high-reputation, scary and strong superficial body (large, blue, furry) and sound without serious consideration for everything. He is the affluent 2nd generation. However, they become friends after teamed to take part in Scare Games, and the “monster” inside the minor body of Mike pops out after Mike understands the endeavor Sulley made for him when they are endangered in adult’s world. It’s corny story but affecting always.
4, Diligence is not the whole story- When I was a kid, my parent and teacher will tell me the way to succeed is to be diligent. I’m a good student and achieved good study record, but it’s still good enough to get a job in a Bank. Diligence is good but not the whole story. At the first, Mike is a hard-study student, but because of some nature restriction, he can’t make it in exam. Though he successes at last, that’s Cartoon. In reality, direction is more important than diligence. If the job can’t make it because of some natural or impartial reason, you can try to reconsider from different aspect.
When every single line of dialog is clever and makes me laugh, that’s the reason I go to the movies. In HEAT with Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock the acting and laughs were fantastic.
When two women get together and carry guns, watch out.
For me, it all comes down to genres – the action blockbuster ‘Pacific Rim’ was absolutely joyous in its big-screen, neon-soaked glory and it’s big love letter to monster and robot films, the Marvel offerings ‘Iron Man 3′ and ‘Thor: The Dark World’ were both humorous, epic and well-constructed, and even more generic fare like ‘Fast & Furious 6′ and ‘World War Z’ had their moments.
However, the best film I’ve seen this year – and certainly one of the best I’ve ever seen – was ‘Gravity’. It was a thing of heartrending spectacle and raw emotion set against a dark backdrop, but rather than being just an on-the-edge-of-your-seat thriller, it was a massive story about humanity that everyone could relate to if you read between the lines.
The film’s protagonist undergoes a harrowing journey set against the backdrop of her own pain and grief and through her journey of survival comes a chance to actually begin living again. Sandra Bullock puts in the performance of a lifetime, the soundtrack is thrilling and inspiring in equal measure, and the finale which sees a rebirth of spiritual nature was a big, tearjerking and uplifting moment that ended the film on a massive high and a note of hope. If it doesn’t win a lot of awards, I’ll be sadly disappointed, but I suspect so will be a lot of people.
I’m not a big movie person; I have no problem waiting several months for something to come out on DVD. However, one movie this year got me to the theater – Monsters University! I’m a big Pixar fan, and Monsters Inc is tied with the Toy Story trilogy for my favorite movies ever. (I promise I’m an adult!) There’s something about the detailed, humorous stories Pixar writes, combined with the talent necessary to create the characters and settings for everyone else to see, that makes them so amazing I have to see them on the big screen. Monsters University was no different. The story was amusing and engrossing, the campus and characters were beautifully rendered, and there were little jokes referencing the first movie that made you feel like an insider if you got them. All around excellent movie.
Oz The Great and Powerful – the best fairy-tale of 2013
Spring Breakers – the weirdest and stupidest movie of 2013
Oblivion, Pasific Rim – the best sci-fi movies of 2013
Great Gatsby – my favourite one! I love the novel itself, and DiCaprio was really awesome there. He deserves Oscar for this role.
Incidious 2 – the best horror movie of 2013 (though the first chapter was QUITE better)
Warm Bodies – the best movie for girls of 2013
Fast and Furious 6 – the best movie for boys of 2013
Jobs – the best autobiography movie of 2013
The Hangover Part 3 – the best comedy of 2013 (not the perfect one, but I just could not remember any other comedy of 2013, so, here it is)))