2013 Movie Log

03dec13: Grudge Match

Continuing with the nerdy experiment I began in 2012, I’m keeping a record of every movie I watch in the 2013 calendar year. Links are to Philadelphia City Paper/Philly Mag reviews or Tumblr blurbs. Latest CP review(s) will be featured above. For those who do not know (i.e. you are not a friend I have conned/guilted into attending a screening with me), the movies I review tend to feature one or some of the following elements: ninjas, vampires, aliens, ghosts, robots, zombies, wizards, Asians, Gossip Girl cast members, Jason Statham, gun-loading montages, car explosions/car bombs, regular explosions, the dramatic closing of a dead person’s eyelids, swords, Judd Apatow’s involvement, time travel, parkour/capoeira/both, arcane “magick” with a K, talking animals, flying spacecraft, characters with multiple personalities, Sean Bean, the “turn in your badge and your gun” scene, terracotta statues that come to life, terrible CGI, female protagonists who are as sexy as they are deadly, teens with superpowers, Mark Wahlberg.

Clips from years past:

The Brave One > The Bourne Ultimatum > Cloverfield > Wanted > The Dark Knight > Pineapple Express > WALL-E > Ninja Assassin > Transformers: Revenge of the FallenGreen Zone > Kick-Ass > Iron Man 2 > Blood Into Wine > Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 > Tron: Legacy > Hanna > A Matter of Taste: Serving Up Paul Liebrandt > The Guard > Attack the Block > Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 > Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest > The Ides of March > Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol > Chronicle > Jiro Dreams of Sushi > GoonThe AvengersBattleshipThe Amazing Spider-Man > Ted > Savages > Lawless > End of Watch > Looper > Smashed > Skyfall > Killing Them Softly > Promised Land

06jan13: Texas Chainsaw 3D
07jan13: Gangster Squad 
14jan13: Amour, LUV
15jan13: Mama
16jan13: The Last Stand
18jan13: Dredd
19jan13: The Expendables 2
21jan13: Side Effects
24jan13: Parker
28jan13: Asad, Buzkashi Boys, Curfew, Death of a Shadow, Henry

05feb13: Identity Thief
06feb13: Beautiful Creatures
07feb13: Safe Haven
19feb13: Snitch
23feb13: Jack the Giant Slayer
25feb13: The Sweeney
26feb13: 21 and Over

01mar13: All the President’s Men
07mar13: Dead Man Down
11mar13: Admission, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
12mar13: Stoker
14mar13: Spring Breakers
16mar13: The Croods, Life of Pi
21mar13: Zero Dark Thirty
22mar13: The Master
27mar13: Starbuck

01apr13: The Company You Keep
11apr13: Mother
18apr13: Pain & Gain
29apr13: The Source Family
30apr13: The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Midnight’s Children, Iron Man 3

03may13: Broken City
04may13: Elway to Marino, Manhunt, The Place Beyond the Pines
05may13: Roll Tide/War Eagle, Run Ricky Run
06may13: The Great Gatsby
07may13: Frances Ha
08may13: Jack Reacher
11may13: Welcome to the Punch
15may13: Star Trek Into Darkness
17may13: Dial M for Murder
20may13: Fast & Furious 6
23may13: Pony Excess
25may13: Swingers
29may13: Now You See Me
30may13: The East

04jun13: The Purge, Dark Skies
05jun13: Twenty Feet From Stardom
10jun13: This Is The End
11jun13: The Bling Ring, Man of Steel
14jun13: Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, A Good Day to Die Hard
17jun13: The Way, Way Back, Monsters University
18jun13: Monsters, Inc.
21jun13: Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair
22jun13: Byzantium
23jun13: The Attack
24jun13: World War Z, Hannah Arendt
25jun13: White House Down
26jun13: The Lone Ranger
27jun13: Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
28jun13: Kiss the Girls
29jun13: Despicable Me 2
30jun13: Sneakers, The Long Kiss Goodnight

02jul13: Venus Vs.
04jul13: Lola Versus
06jul13: Warm Bodies
08jul13: The Conjuring
09jul13: Safety Not Guaranteed
15jul13: The Watch
23jul13: Violet & Daisy, The Wolverine, Evil Dead
24jul13: Pacific Rim
25jul13: The Host
29jul13: We’re the Millers
30jul13: 2 Guns

05aug13: Elysium
07aug13: You’re Next
09aug13: Oblivion
10aug13: G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Tokyo Drifter, The Curious Case of Curt Flood
11aug13: Clear History
12aug13: The Grandmaster
13aug13: Kick-Ass 2
14aug13: Paranoia
15aug13: The Spectacular Now
17aug13: A Serious Man
20aug13: Cutie and the Boxer
22aug13: The World’s End
23aug13: Olympus Has Fallen
27aug13: Getaway
28aug13: Drinking Buddies

04sep13: Salinger
06sep13: Afternoon DelightThérèse
11sep13: The Family
12sep13: The Patience Stone
13sep13: Primal Fear
16sep13: You Will Be My Son, Rush
24sep13: The Trials of Muhammad Ali, The Book of Manning
30sep13: Gravity

01oct13: Hawaiian: The Legend of Eddie Aikau
02oct13: Runner, Runner
03oct13: Captain Phillips
08oct13: Machete Kills
12oct13: Man of Tai Chi
15oct13: Escape Plan
22oct13: 12 Years a Slave
26oct13: Redemption
27oct13: Erased
29oct13: Ender’s Game

01nov13: R.I.P.D.
03nov13: Only God Forgives
04nov13: Kill Your Darlings
05nov13: Dallas Buyers Club
06nov13: The Book Thief
08nov13: Thor: The Dark World
09nov13: The Heat
13nov13: Philomena
18nov13: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
20nov13: Homefront
23nov13: Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
24nov13: Nebraska, The Best Man Holiday
27nov13: The Contender
29nov13: Red 2

02dec13: Out of the Furnace, Twice Born
03dec13: Grudge Match
05dec13: L.A. Confidential
09dec13: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
10dec13: The Last Days on Mars
15dec13: Youngstown Boys
16dec13: The Siege
17dec13: Inside Llewyn Davis
19dec13: Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
21dec13: American Hustle
23dec13: Frozen, Saving Mr. Banks
24dec13: Insidious: Chapter 2
25dec13: The Wolf of Wall Street
27dec13: Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
31dec13: Bernie and Ernie, The Best That Never Was