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Top 10 - Films of 2013

All the top lists I'v been checking everyone's been pretty pumped about how badass of a year it was... I'm not quite as fired up. There's some solid drama's, but it was a little weak on the action, which is a more my bread and/or butter.

10. Mud - Matty McCounaghey was the actor of the year, kids are great in this too... Solid hillbilly actors all over the place.

9. Evil Dead - I thought it was different enough from the OG while still keeping things super intense.

8. You're Next - Maybe the most fun I had in a theater last year.

7. Drug War - Saw this movie pretty late in the game and was super impressed, best action/crime movie of the year.

6. Pacific Rim - Definitely not the best, but probably the movie I'll re-watch the most in the future.

5. The Wolf of Wall Street - Super entertaining, but not on the same level as Goodfellas or even Casino, as some people are comparing it - a little unruly.

4. Gravity - The most technically impressive film

3. 12 Years a Slave - this got knocked off the top spot only because it's a movie I'll probably only watch once, rough to sit through all the abuse.

2. Before Midnight - Pretty amazing these 3 have kept the quality so consistently high throughout this trilogy.

1. Her - Best script of the year, and design and direction is ridiculously good.

Honorable mention - Inside Llewyn Davis, V/H/S/2, American Hustle, This is the End, The Conjuring, Only God Forgives, Man of Tai Chi, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, (Jodorowsky's Dune, Cheap Thrills - saw these at Fantastic Fest, would've been in my top 10 if they were released theatrically).

recent blu-ray reviews
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
In a World...
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
Short Term 12
The Spectacular Now
A Band Called Death
Lone Survivor
The Act of Killing
Drug War
47 Ronin
Upstream Color
Prince Avalanche
The Wolf of Wall Street
Inside Llewyn Davis
Blue Jasmine
American Hustle
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
The Way Way Back
The Kings of Summer
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Only God Forgives
Dallas Buyers Club
12 Years a Slave
Thor: The Dark World
The Counselor
Captain Phillips
Bullett to the Head

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Jug Face
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A Boy and His Dog
Clear History
Frances Ha
Would You Rather
Don't Be Aftraid of the Dark (1973)
Deep Red
Lets Scare Jessica to Death
The Hit
2010 The Year We Make Contact
The Iceman
The Shining
American Graffiti
The Bay
Batman: Under the Red Hood
The Dark Knight returns I and II
Berserk: The Golden Age Arc 1 - The Egg of the King
Colossus: The Forbin Project
Berserk: The Golden Age Arc 2 - The Battle for Doldrey
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
Come Out and Play
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Bad Kids Go to Hell
Searching for Sugar Man
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ABCs of Death
Truth or Die
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