[tps_title]Cat Gioino’s Top 10 Films of 2013[/tps_title]
1) Captain Phillips
I would be appalled if Tom Hanks doesn’t get at least nominated for this role. I mean, he was beaten, abused, laughed at and insulted because of his man boobs, so he needs to get this. Oh yeah, and his acting was pretty good too.
On a serious note, Hanks wonderfully portrays a courageous man when all others would fall short, and he is able to depict the intensity and fear that the real Captain Phillips went through, which is not an easy feat.
2) The Conjuring
Hard to imagine it hasn’t been a year yet huh? Well I’m putting this up here because of what it caused. I honestly didn’t even think it was that scary but rather innovative in the sense that it was a prequel to the Amityville Horror. More so, it caused a person to be hospitalized because of the fear it gave. Well done, paranormal doctors, well done.
3) Bad Grandpa
Well it’s not as crazy as the Jackass films but it’s a whole new kind of filmmaking. Sooner or later some filmmaker is going to give a bunch of actors the freedom to do whatever they want as long as they remain in character. This is basically what the two actors had in this film and I have no doubt this will be the first among many more movies to enact this type.
4) This Is The End
I’m usually not a fan of these kinds of movies (as politely as I can say it, stupid humor) but this was extremely hilarious. I had the opportunity to see this at the New York premiere with Seth Rogan in the audience and he would laugh when there wasn’t even a joke on screen, which just makes you wonder what crazy times the actors had playing themselves (re, check number three).
5) Saving Mr. Banks
Now I would be appalled if Tom Hanks does get nominated for this film because I really didn’t feel like he was acting- and I love him (re- check number one). However I loved the premise and I think that Emma Thompson should win an Oscar, hands down. And spectacular supporting actors Paul Giamatti and Jason Schwartzman.
This is exactly what the title tells you- a story of redemption. Jason Statham stars as a homeless ex-military fighter who is constantly on the run from either the law, drug dealers, mobsters, and even bullies. But it’s the sense that he is able to overcome these problems to become a better that makes it a great movie to see.
7) Grudge Match
This movie deserves props for showing that you still have heart no matter what age you are (said the 16 year old who still has her own movable knees). Starring Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone as two aging wrestlers, the film’s comedy depends entirely on Kevin Hart and Alan Arkin, but it’s the message it carries over as proving everyone could do whatever they want no matter what age that makes the film enjoyable.
8) Walking With Dinosaurs
This film is a film adaptation of a BBC miniseries that will remind you of that really boring guy from Mrs. Doubtfire. So this film is a fun animated version that will teach your kids about newly discovered dinosaurs and give them the message to never give up.
9) Runner Runner
Like to see Justin Timberlake being abused and set up? Well this js the movie for you. In a 21 like type of scenario, Timberlake runs around doing errands for Ben Affleck and then learns there aren’t any shortcuts in life.
10) Movie 43
Have you ever seen Four Rooms? If not, drop everything you’re doing and go watch it right now. It basically is a movie made of four shorts, with a growing Quentin Tarantino. This movie is along the same lines featuring Dennis Quaid pitching a bunch of movie ideas to Greg Kinnear. Now this is what I consider to be stupid humor (I mean who doesn’t like seeing Hugh Jackman with. . er.. um.. stuff on his neck? Yeah, the majority of society doesn’t because you don’t mess with his beautiful neck) but I like that they tried to bring this “compilation filmmaking” back to light, plus I found the basketball sketch to be hilarious since it was smart humor.