"Here's Looking at You, Kid"

1:11 PM

Hopefully you can tell from the title that this will be a post about movies. No? Yes?

In any event, remember my February & June posts from last year? Well, I'm WAY behind on my 2013 movies post that I promised back in February (forgive me, please?). Soooo, I figured I should go ahead and share what I saw, even if I'm like 5 months late. Eh, better late than never, right?

Movies I Saw
Gangster Squad
Hell Baby
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
Movie 43
Identity Thief
Oz the Great and Powerful
Jack the Giant Slayer
*The Croods
G.I. Joe: Retaliation
The Place Beyond the Pines
*Pain & Gain
*The Great Gatsby
*Iron Man 3
*Star Trek Into Darkness
*Fast & Furious 6
*This is the End
*Monsters University
*Man of Steel
World War Z
The Lone Ranger
White House Down
The Heat
*Despicable Me 2
Pacific Rim
Red 2
The Wolverine
2 Guns
*We're the Millers
I Give it a Year
*The World's End
The Family
*Thanks for Sharing
*Don Jon
Baggage Claim
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
*About Time
*The Best Man Holiday
*The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
*American Hustle
*Anchorman 2
*Saving Mr. Banks
Grudge Match
*The Wolf of Wall Street
*Inside Llewyn Davis
*The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

*personal faves

Biggest (Pleasant) Surprises
The two films that surprised me the most this year were Pain & Gain and We're the Millers. I already talked about my love for Pain & Gain in my post from June, so I'm not going to go back into why I think it's amazing. On the other hand, I had no expectations for We're the Millers. I went to see it on a whim. I was so pleasantly surprised. I laughed so much my cheeks (face cheeks lol) hurt after the movie was over. Plus everyone in the theater was having a blast so the atmosphere made it even more fun. Kudos to Pan & Gain and We're the Millers for rocking my world in 2013!

Also, I have to say Don Jon was a pleasant surprise as well. You'd expect the movie to just be about sex, sex, & more sex, but it wasn't at all. There was a beautiful message about relationships, infatuation, and truth in the film. I'd definitely recommend it!

The others that I marked as my faves were all amazing, but that wasn't a surprise. I expected them to blow me away. And they did. The movies from the latter part of the year (The Best Man Holiday, The Hunger Games, American Hustle, Anchorman 2, The Wolf of Wall Street, Inside Llewyn Davis, Her, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty) were especially incredible. 2013 was a great year for movies. I'm excited to see what comes in 2014!

What movies did you love in 2013?

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  1. I realized I need to go to the movies more often!!!! I loved Frozen and Best Man Holiday...those were the only two I saw on your list...I need to do a movie weekend! Love your blog! -Sondra

    1. Hey Sondra! Yaasssss, rent some movies and kick back. So many of these were great movies!

    2. Hey Pam, I love this by the way!

      I thought Chris and I were movie connoisseurs, but hats off to you love!
      I really enjoyed The Great Gatsby. I'm not sure if you remember, but in high school we read the book and watched the original version in class. I also loved Frozen and Monster's University. I must say, even if I didn't have Kayden, I would have watched these movies lol.
      Baggage Claim was surprisingly good to me...I was thinking it would be ok, but I actually could see myself buying it lol. Overall, I enjoyed the Wolf of Wallstreet. Anything with Leonardo Dicaprio is winning, but it really was a good movie.

    3. Hey Teiraney! Yessss, I SO remember reading that for class! And I re-read it before the movie came out so I could compare the two lol. And I went to go see Frozen and Monster's University with DJ...and I went back to see Monster's University 3 times, no lie LOL!

      Baggage Claim was alright to me...but Paula Patton doesn't appeal to me as a leading character. She didn't draw me in. But the movie was still enjoyable. And Wolf of Wallstreet took me THROUGH. I was sitting there with my jaw on the floor lol. Definitely not for the faint hearted!


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