September 20, 2013

Catching up on 2013

Okay, I fell behind on updates. So here's my best of 2013 so far.

Last January I begged audiences and filmmakers alike Please See Django Unchained Before Calling It Racist.

I argued Sunset Boulevard is the best of LA detective stories.

I was witness to the insanity of the Archer Live Show.

And I argued why Hansel & Gretel Witch Hunters is secretly great. Later, I talked with its producer Adam McKay about the movie's "predictable" haters.

As the Oscars approached, I decided Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty was a message in Fuck your Consideration. After the Academy Awards aired I spoke out against Seth MacFarlane's sexist shenanigans.

Getting swept up in emotions over A Good Day to Die Hard and Downton Abbey's Season 2 finale kickstarted my series of GIF reviews. 

In March I compared Oz The Great and Powerful to Broadway's Wicked for Next Movie, swapped faces of the Game of Thrones cast for The FW, and ranted about Tom Hooper's plan to direct the Freddie Mercury biopic for Cinema Blend.

April brought a landslide of silliness including The Great Catsby, Mad Men Today, Ben & Jerry's flavors inspired by Game of Thrones, and a flowchart determining which Danny Boyle hero you are. 

After visiting in Montreal with Channing Tatum, I recounted my set visit to White House Down, then interviewed indie producer Mary Jane Skalski about controversial film incentives.

As summer movie season kicked off, I investigated the Hunger Games Effect, saluted some stellar scene-stealers, recounted the worst of M. Night Shyamalan, and cheered The Kings of Summer.

While I was no fan of Man of Steel, I learned to love Superman after following some commenters' screening suggestions.

After offering an Independence Day survival guide, I recounted the many looks of Johnny Depp before deciding he's become Mike Meyers.

Then I considered the role of women in The Wolverine, and talked with one of idols, the wonderful and sharp Allison Janey about the cult classic Drop Dead Gorgeous.

While the end of summer approached, I detailed the controversy of Mark Millar's rape comments, spoke with an expert about the tech of Elysium, and saw a chick flick so bad it's offensive.

Finally, as fall approached I reveled in the release of Insidious: Chapter 2, interviewing horror impresario Jason Blum and detailing how this sequel proves director James Wan is almost perfect for helming Fast & Furious 7.

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