THE WEBER MOVIE COUNTDOWN

THE GOAL FOR 2018: 200 MOVIES WATCHED BY MIDNIGHT NEW YEAR'S EVE!  (AFTER TOPPING OUT AT 194 in 2017)

CAN HE DO IT?

​​THE WEBER MOVIE COUNTDOWN

THE BEST AND WORST MOVIES SEEN BY JW IN 2013 PLUS ALL 150 MOVIES SEEN!



So we hit 150 films this year (!) - I had NO IDEA how many films I watched in a calendar year...that said, here's the best and worst plus a list of ALL of them!  Remember, these are films I saw in 2013, so some older films (or 2012 films) will slip in here...ready?

 

BEST FILMS SEEN IN 2013

 

GRAVITY (2013) was hands down the film that totally blew me away...and if there's a way you can see this in Imax and 3-D, DO SO!!...from 2012, ZERO DARK THIRTY, END OF WATCH and BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD were amazing films...back to '13, and THE WAY, WAY BACK is funny and touching with characters you really care about and a flawless performance by Sam Rockwell (Steve Carell also great playing a not-very-nice character, too!)...Josh Whedon's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING  is now my favorite Shakespeare adaptation...THIS IS THE END and MUD are well worth your time...and so glad I FINALLY saw FROST/NIXON from '08...shame on me for waiting...

 

WORST FILMS SEEN IN 2013

 

Boy was this easy...GETAWAY (2013) had people (me included) hooting and throwing lines at the screen at the ALL MEDIA SCREENING (!)...yep it's that bad...MOVIE 43 (2013) only missed tying for worst movie by at least coming up with a mission (to be as scatalogically offensive as possible) and sticking to it, however warped and painfully unfunny that mission was...kudos for totally embarassing an amazing all-star cast...Dishonorable mention in this category go to IDENTITY THEFT, A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD, SAFE HAVEN, GIRLS AGAINST BOYS, AFTERSHOCK and MANIAC for achieving memorable levels of boredom, idiocy, pointlessness and/or vileness. And AVOID a 2012 POS called BRANDED  that is indescribably awful...and warn others!!

 

THE COMPLETE LIST follows...(in order of seen)

 

1) This is 40 (2012)
2) Killing Emmett Young aka Emmett's Mark (2002)
3) Young Adult (2011)
4) The Outside man (1972)
5) 2 Days in new York (2012)
6) Mr. Makestyk (1974)
7) Corman's World - Exploits of a Hollywood REbel (2011)
8) Zero Dark THirty (2012)
9) That Guy Who Was in that Thing (2012)
10) Girls Against Boys (2011)
11) Parental Guidance (2012)
12) Coldblooded (1995)
13) Knife Fight (2013)
14) Taken 2 (2012)
15) Mama (2013)
16) Rulers of the City aka Mr. Scarface (1976)
17) Inescapable (2013)
18) Top Banana (1954)
19) The Master (2012)
20) 36 Hours (1965)
21) Yellow Submarine (1968)
22) Safe Haven (2013)
23) Broken City (2013)
24) Tidal Wave (2009)
25) Beautiful Creatures (2013)
26) Upside Down (2013)
27) It's a Disaster (2013)
28) Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
29) Mimesis (2012)
30) My Amityville Horror (2012)
31) Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)
32) Playing for Keeps (1986)
33) Welcome to the Punch (2013)
34) Lay the Favorite (2012)
35) Rubber (2010)
36) Crazy Joe (1974)
37) Red State (2011)
38) Looper (2012)
39) Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
40) Identity Theft (2013)
41) Les Miserables (2012)
42) 42 (2013)
43) Aftershock (2013)
44) Evil Dead (2013)
45) The Appointment (1981)
46) Beetlejuice (1988)
47) Oblivion (2013)
48) Jeff Who Lives at Home (2013)
49) Seven Psychopaths (2012)
50) Hyde Park on Hudson (2012)
51) Iron man 3 (2013)
52) Wet Hot American Summer (2001)
53) Sunday in the Country (1974)
54) Radioactive Dreams (1985)
55) The Witch Who Came From the Sea (1976)
56) Vigilante (1983)
57) Darktown Strutters (1975)
58) Pick-up Summer aka Pinball Summer (1980)
59) The Great Gatsby (2013)
60) Caliber 9 (1972)
61) Doomsday Book (2012)
62) Maniac (2013)
63) Much Ado About Nothing (2013)
64) Star Trek into Darkness (2013)
65) The Italian Connection (1972)
66) The Boss (1973)
67) The Hangover Part III (2013)
68) A Common Man (2012)
69) The Naked Gun: from the Files of Police Squad (1988)
70) The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear (1991)
71) Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final insult (1994)
72) Plan Nine from Outer space (1959)
73) Red Dawn (2012)
74) End of Watch (2012)
75) Torso (!973)
76) DRagnet 1966 (1969)
77) 50/50 (2011)
78) Man of Steel (2013)
79) This is The End (2013)
80) Warm Bodies (2013)
81) The Purge (2013)
82) Family Band: The Cowsills' Story (2013)
83) World War Z (2013)
84) Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)
85) Grease 2 (1982)
86) The Don is Dead (1973)
87) A Haunted House (2013)
88) Spy Hard (1996)
89) Pacific Rim (2013)
90) THe Stepmother (1972)
91) Side Effects (2013)
92) To Rome with Love (2012)
93) Justice League The Flashpoint Paradox (2013)
94) The Way, Way Back
95) The Phenix City Story (1955)
96) We're the Millers (2013)
97) Branded (2012)
98) In a World... (2013)
99) Magic Magic (2013)
100) The Call (2013)
101) Call 1119 (1950)
102) Robot Stories (2003)
103) Europa Report (2013)
104) Cockneys vs. Zombies (2012)
105) Getaway (2013)
106) Mud (2013)
107) I Walk the Line (1970)
108) The World's End (2013)
109) Happily Ever After (2004)
110) Clue (1985)
111) The Anderson Tapes (1971)
112) The Brave One (2007)
113) Shout at the Devil (1976)
114) Rapture-Palooza (2013)
115) A Good Day to Die Hard (2013)
116) Phase IV (1976)
117) Hot Fuzz 92007)
118) Spring Breakers (2013)
119) The Poker House (2007)
120) The Heineken Kidnapping (2011)
121) World War Z (uncut version) (2013)
122) John Dies at the End (2013)
123) Gravity (2013)
124) Room 237 (2012)
125) Escape From Tomorrow (2013)
126) After Earth (2013)
127) The Conjuring (2013)
128) Body Bags (1993)
129) The Last Days on Mars (2013)
130) JFK: The Smoking Gun (2013)
131) Stripes (!981)
132) Parkland (2013)
133) Dark Skies (2013)
134) Thor: The Dark World (2013)
135) R.I.P.D. (2013)
136) Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
137) White House Down (2013)
138) Head (1968)
139) American Breakdown aka Stories USA (2007)
140) Frost/Nixon (2008)
141) Jayne Mansfield's Car (2012
142) I, Robot (1994)
143) Airplane II: The Sequel (!982)
144) The President's Plane is Missing (1973)
145) Alien Uprising (2012)
146) Paranoia (2012)
147) Movie 43 (2013)
148) All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (2006)
149) Death Occured Last NIght (1970)
150) American Hustle (2013)