Movies Released in 2013 That I've Seen

Movies I've seen from 2013, ranked from best to worst.
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Her (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with his newly purchased operating system that's designed to meet his every need. (126 mins.)
Director: Spike Jonze
“ An absolutely fantastic film, easily one of my all-time favourites. Equal parts hilarious and heartbreaking, Spike Jonze takes another fairly odd idea and just runs with it. In a lot of ways, Her is also frighteningly plausible. Really, I can't heap enough praise on this film, everyone needs to see it and feel the love too. ” - Barloq
Gravity (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space. (91 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
“ People like to complain that no original movies are released anymore, but then something like Gravity comes along and completely blows your mind. An extremely brave and unconventional film in pretty much every sense, you're going to find yourself on the absolute edge of your seat while watching. I'm also totally blown away by the fact that it's in converted 3D rather than real 3D (which most cinephiles will know is generally considerably superior). Pretty much every Oscar is lined up for Gravity this year... ” - Barloq
American Hustle (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso, who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia. (138 mins.)
“ American Hustle is a victim of its own success. There's no denying that it is impeccably made, has great performances, excellent style and some killer costume and make-up designs. It's only real weak point is its plot, but simply because it's a bit convoluted and somewhat generic - hardly a major knock though IMHO. However, the number of accolades it received make even someone like me who enjoyed the film go "oh come on, it wasn't THAT good". It's good entertainment in the end, pure and simple. ” - Barloq
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem. (146 mins.)
“ Considering that this is a series about people being forced to murder each other, Catching Fire is a much more mature film than its predecessor - it already has an audience, so it isn't afraid to shed its "family-friendly" atmosphere. The violence is certainly more gritty and all the more shocking. The film themes also are buoyed by the decision to tell a more mature story, as the dark sides of authority and rebellion are both on display. The actors also have all stepped up their games, with Josh Hutcherson in particular impressing me quite a bit after his relatively bland performance in the first movie. The only real weak point is the games themselves, especially the ending which just feels overly rushed. However, Catching Fire is still a great film and better overall than the original I'd argue. ” - Barloq
The Conjuring (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. (112 mins.)
Director: James Wan
“ A very effective horror movie in the... err spirit of The Exorcist. While not as scary as I had hoped, there were still some truly frightening scenes. Like any good ghost story, the movie is done in such a way that you really question whether or not something like this can happen. I thought that the characters could have been fleshed out a bit more, but on the whole, The Conjuring is a well-made horror movie that succeeds where it intends to. ” - Barloq
Under the Skin (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A mysterious woman seduces lonely men in the evening hours in Scotland. Events lead her to begin a process of self-discovery. (108 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Glazer
“ A very well made arthouse film with an undeniably fantastic, eerie score and beautiful cinematography. Whether or not you enjoy the plot or editing will likely be up to your cinematic sensibilities, but if you don't mind a slow-burning, intellectual film then Under the Skin should interest you. ” - Barloq
Rush (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The merciless 1970s rivalry between Formula One rivals James Hunt and Niki Lauda. (123 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
“ A great film, really buoyed by excellent acting, accomplished direction and a strong story. Even if you're not into racing (like myself), you'll surely be captivated by the intense rivalry between the two leads on and off the track. ” - Barloq
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey, continue their quest to reclaim Erebor, their homeland, from Smaug. Bilbo Baggins is in possession of a mysterious and magical ring. (161 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
“ I'm a bit torn on this one. On the one hand, the movie pretty much does everything it can to piss off people who loved the books, since it deviates pretty heavily (largely to accommodate the decision to split the book + appendices into three three-hour films). On the other hand, the movie was quite good if you can get over the deviations. That said, the opening half hour is way too rushed and the love triangle is just awful, but those are my main major gripes unrelated to fanboy-ism. ” - Barloq
Pacific Rim (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
As a war between humankind and monstrous sea creatures wages on, a former pilot and a trainee are paired up to drive a seemingly obsolete special weapon in a desperate effort to save the world from the apocalypse. (131 mins.)
“ A very fun film with jaw-dropping effects and great action. Yes, the plot and characters are fairly thin, but the film excels in pretty much every other category that it's hard to knock it too much for that. ” - Barloq
Frozen (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
When the newly crowned Queen Elsa accidentally uses her power to turn things into ice to curse her home in infinite winter, her sister, Anna, teams up with a mountain man, his playful reindeer, and a snowman to change the weather condition. (102 mins.)
“ A great, modern family film and somewhat unconventional take on the Disney princess narrative. If you liked Tangled, then I guarantee you'll also like Frozen. ” - Barloq
You're Next (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
When the Davison family comes under attack during their wedding anniversary getaway, the gang of mysterious killers soon learns that one of the victims harbors a secret talent for fighting back. (95 mins.)
Director: Adam Wingard
“ (The movie premiered in 2011, but it wasn't until 2013 that it got a limited release)
Quite a clever take on the overdone home invasion thriller archetype. It's pretty well-done all around with some chilling moments and some rather dark comic bits as well (the film is considered a black comedy, but I only really found the last 5 minutes to be truly humorous... I dunno, I guess I'm not that morbid). The film is also interesting for not making the "final girl" a useless piece of crap, so it's rather empowering actually. Not revolutionary by any means, but definitely fun if you're into violent horror films. ” - Barloq
Thor: The Dark World (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
When Dr. Jane Foster gets cursed with a powerful entity known as the Aether, Thor is heralded of the cosmic event known as the Convergence and the genocidal Dark Elves. (112 mins.)
Director: Alan Taylor
“ I really like how Thor managed to stand out in the crowded superhero genre by being both unique and funny. The Dark World continues this trend while raising the stakes. It's certainly not the best movie to come out of the MCU, but it's a lot of unpretentious fun to watch if nothing else. ” - Barloq
The World's End (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Five friends who reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub crawl from twenty years earlier unwittingly become humanity's only hope for survival. (109 mins.)
Director: Edgar Wright
“ I'm a huge fan of the previous two films in the Cornetto trilogy, they're both among my all-time personal favourite movies. Unfortunately, while I enjoyed the movie overall, The World's End doesn't quite live up to them. This is in large part due to tonal issues and a plot which isn't anywhere near as tight as Shaun or Hot Fuzz. It might just be me, but I didn't find it particularly funny on a consistent basis. I've also not really gotten into the alien invasion/body-snatcher sub-genre, so it doesn't resonate so much with me as the previous two films did. Still, it's a very fun movie, but just not at the level its pedigree would suggest. ” - Barloq
This Is the End (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
While attending a party at James Franco's house, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel and many other celebrities are faced with the apocalypse. (107 mins.)
“ I'm not a big fan of stoner comedy, but I couldn't help but laugh at This Is the End. While it could also have done with a bit less juvenile humour, it's still a good enough premise that there's plenty of laughs to carry it through. ” - Barloq
Iron Man 3 (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution. (130 mins.)
Director: Shane Black
“ Better than Iron Man 2, but this film fails to live up to the original film due to its inconsistent plot and overblown-to-the-point-of-ridiculousness villains. That said, I thought the humour was a breath of fresh air in a time when super hero movies seem to have to be dark and gritty. Oh and as for the "twist", I actually thought it was quite clever (and I'm not a fanboy of the Iron Man comics so I didn't have anything to be disappointed about). ” - Barloq
Fast & Furious 6 (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Hobbs has Dominic and Brian reassemble their crew to take down a team of mercenaries: Dominic unexpectedly gets convoluted also facing his presumed deceased girlfriend, Letty. (130 mins.)
Director: Justin Lin
“ While it's not quite as entertaining as Fast 5, Furious 6 is yet another ridiculously fun action film - with heavy emphasis on the "ridiculous". The action is even more over the top, but the main set-pieces manage to throw in their own twists to make sure things don't get too stale (a lesson that the extremely dull 4th film needed to learn), and the action stays kinetic, no matter how many characters we're keeping track of at once. Perhaps most importantly though, the banter between the large cast is what separates Furious 6 from poorer action films - they're fun to hang around with and you feel at least a bit of a connection to them. Furious 6 keeps up the sudden uptake in quality that the F&F franchise has picked up, and hopefully the 7th film will keep the franchise on top and end it on a high note. ” - Barloq
White House Down (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
While on a tour of the White House with his young daughter, a Capitol policeman springs into action to save his child and protect the president from a heavily armed group of paramilitary invaders. (131 mins.)
Director: Roland Emmerich
“ White House Down is an unabashed Die Hard ripoff (hell, the hero is even named "John" FFS). That said, it's a hell of a lot of fun to watch, even if it is very stupid and jingoistic. Easily the best Roland Emmerich film in a decade. ” - Barloq
Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
After the crew of the Enterprise find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction. (132 mins.)
Director: J.J. Abrams
“ As someone who doesn't care for Star Trek, I found Into Darkness to be a very entertaining, competently-made action/adventure romp which is far better than the film's subsequent levels of backlash would have you believe. I might have liked it a bit more than the first JJ Abrams film in fact. ” - Barloq
Elysium (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
In the year 2154, the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth. A man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds. (109 mins.)
Director: Neill Blomkamp
“ On the one hand, Elysium is a kick-ass action movie with great direction and stunning special effects. On the other hand, it's pretty one-dimensional, with ham-fisted social commentary and characters we could give less of a damn about. If this wasn't the follow-up to District 9, then I'm sure it would have gotten a lot more love, but on its own merits, Elysium is an enjoyable popcorn flick - it's just too bad it isn't more. ” - Barloq
Riddick (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Left for dead on a sun-scorched planet, Riddick finds himself up against an alien race of predators. Activating an emergency beacon alerts two ships: one carrying a new breed of mercenary, the other captained by a man from Riddick's past. (119 mins.)
Director: David Twohy
“ The Riddick franchise took a major nosedive after The Chronicles of Riddick, but after a long break, Vin Diesel and David Twohy are back. Riddick is an entertaining return to form for the character, although it feels like a pseudo-remake of Pitch Black a lot of the time. Nothing spectacular, but it is certainly an enjoyable action/sci-fi/reverse-slasher movie. The aggressive sexism/homophobia is a bit of a turn-off though. ” - Barloq
Evil Dead (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Five friends head to a remote cabin, where the discovery of a Book of the Dead leads them to unwittingly summon up demons living in the nearby woods. (91 mins.)
Director: Fede Alvarez
“ I quite enjoyed the previous 3 Evil Dead movies, and so I figured I'd check this one out as well. While I am not exactly one to shy away from gore (hence why I saw this in the first place), this has to be the most violent movie I've ever seen to date. The movie doesn't have the same sense of humour that the previous films did, making this basically an hour and a half of sheer intensity. On one hand, this means that the demonic possessions are treated with real gravitas. On the other, you're probably going to lose your lunch if you have a weak stomach. The movie wasn't bad, nor did I really dislike it by any means, but I just didn't enjoy the nature of the violence in it... and with this movie, that certainly hurts the enjoyment. ” - Barloq
Kick-Ass 2 (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Following Kick-Ass' heroics, other citizens are inspired to become masked crusaders. But the Red Mist leads his own group of evil supervillains to kill Kick-Ass and destroy everything for which he stands. (103 mins.)
Director: Jeff Wadlow
“ I am a big fan of the first Kick-Ass, and Kick-Ass 2 largely carries on the legacy of the first film quite well (and certainly far better than most sequels attempt to). The direction is a bit scattershot and most of the secondary characters aren't given nearly enough time to develop, but Kick-Ass 2 has a lot of fun and humour going for it. To be honest, I don't really understand why it is getting savaged by critics as it is a largely competent film and a sensible next step for the franchise. Oh and if nothing else, it is FAR better than the comic it is based on. ” - Barloq
Would You Rather (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Desperate to help her ailing brother, a young woman unknowingly agrees to compete in a deadly game of "Would You Rather," hosted by a sadistic aristocrat. (93 mins.)
Director: David Guy Levy
“ (The movie premiered in 2012, but it wasn't until 2013 that it got a limited release)
I'm not really a fan of torture porn movies, but Would You Rather is a pretty sick and twisted twist on the sub-genre. The suspense is just plain harrowing at times, and that basic element carries the movie through. Jeffrey Combs also puts in a great performance as the host, Lambrick. If you're in the market for a horror movie and don't mind if it's torture porn (which implies far more than it actually shows), you can definitely do worse than Would You Rather. ” - Barloq
Warm Bodies (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
After a highly unusual zombie saves a still-living girl from an attack, the two form a relationship that sets in motion events that might transform the entire lifeless world. (98 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Levine
“ This movie is very charming, which nearly makes up for all its other gaping flaws. It's story is both cliche and absurd, although it keeps things interesting with its dark humour and zombie twist. It may just be Twilight with zombies, but it's still significantly better than any of those movies were. Also, this movie was considerably gorier than World War Z, how did it get a PG-13 rating? Bloody MPAA... ” - Barloq
Pain & Gain (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A trio of bodybuilders in Florida get caught up in an extortion ring and a kidnapping scheme that goes terribly wrong. (129 mins.)
Director: Michael Bay
“ A pretty decent crime drama, proving that Michael Bay CAN make a watchable movie when he isn't beholden to anybody else's input. The characters and morals are pretty (intentionally) despicable, and all-in-all it's an entertaining, morbid descent into chaos. In fact, my only real major qualm is Bay's trademark goofy/stupid humour, which the film is just riddled with, which is extremely grating more often than not. ” - Barloq
This Is 40 (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Pete and Debbie are both about to turn 40, their kids hate each other, both of their businesses are failing, they're on the verge of losing their house, and their relationship is threatening to fall apart. (134 mins.)
Director: Judd Apatow
“ As much as I like Judd Apatow's earlier comedies, This Is 40 is definitely a step down. For one thing, it's not all that funny at all - the number of times I laughed could be counted on one hand. However, like Knocked Up and The 40 Year Old Virgin, it is quite honest and poignant throughout. However, unlike the aforementioned films, it really just feels very aimless in the end, lacking forward momentum and having very little in the way of a plot or resolution. It's not a *bad* movie, it just could have been much more. ” - Barloq
The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
After living a long and colorful life, Allan Karlsson finds himself stuck in a nursing home. On his 100th birthday, he leaps out a window and begins an unexpected journey. (114 mins.)
Director: Felix Herngren
“ A reasonably funny, foreign comedy with a very hefty helping of quirkiness to set it apart. At its best, it introduces us to a colourful cast of characters as the titular 100-year-old man escapes the retirement home. At its absolute worst, it's a shoddy Forrest Gump rip-off whenever the main character goes into his past. Worth seeing, but not exactly life-changing. Also keep an eye out for the worst police detective since No Country For Old Men. ” - Barloq
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
With the '70s behind him, San Diego's top-rated newsman, Ron Burgundy, returns to take New York's first 24-hour news channel by storm. (119 mins.)
Director: Adam McKay
“ Anchorman has some really good laughs, but it is also really inconsistent. In fact, the movie is very weak until nearly the halfway point, with most of the jokes falling flat and feeling like pale reflections of the original's style. However, Anchorman 2 throws some satire into the mix this time around which is quite refreshing, and towards the latter half, the absurdist humour starts to make a welcome return. Fans of the original might enjoy Anchorman 2, but be sure to temper your expectations. ” - Barloq
Carrie (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White, a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother, who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom. (100 mins.)
Director: Kimberly Peirce
“ I'll be honest, I've never seen the '76 classic Carrie. However, this remake was pretty good, although it is brought down by a few issues. First of all, outside of the two leads, the acting is sub-par. The secondary heroine, Sue, is also not well developed and actually disappears for most of the film, making it hard to care about her at all (the sub-par acting doesn't help either). Probably most damning of all though, is the fact that the movie builds towards Carrie's rampage the whole time, and yet the rampage itself is much less interesting than the build-up was. Still, it's not a bad film, but I'm sure it doesn't hold a candle to the '76 original. ” - Barloq
The Wolverine (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
When Wolverine is summoned to Japan by an old acquaintance, he is embroiled in a conflict that forces him to confront his own demons. (126 mins.)
Director: James Mangold
“ A pretty decent entry in the X-men series, although it suffers somewhat from a muddle narrative. Considering that Wolverine is supposed to be "humanized", he probably shouldn't be taking quite so much punishment and keep going - he gets shot 4 or 5 times and just continues to kick ass all the while. Still, worth seeing if you're a fan of the X-men films. ” - Barloq
Man of Steel (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Clark Kent, one of the last of an extinguished race disguised as an unremarkable human, is forced to reveal his identity when Earth is invaded by an army of survivors who threaten to bring the planet to the brink of destruction. (143 mins.)
Director: Zack Snyder
“ For a movie which sold itself as an intelligent super hero movie, the Superman equivalent of The Dark Knight, it's disappointing to see that Man of Steel is just a hollow shell of dumb, overdone spectacle. Perhaps the biggest surprise is that the story's just not all that compelling and is punctuated with some astoundingly idiotic moments (the tornado scene in particular is just plain embarrassing). The action doesn't really hold a candle to Superman II either - sure the special effects are flashier, but the battles themselves are dull, overblown and lack the emotional power (despite being considerably lower stakes... sometimes simpler is better and allows more focus). All-in-all, a disappointing reboot - hopefully the next movie focuses less on explosions and more on telling a compelling narrative. ” - Barloq
Gangster Squad (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
It's 1949 Los Angeles, the city is run by gangsters and a malicious mobster, Mickey Cohen. Determined to end the corruption, John O'Mara assembles a team of cops, ready to take down the ruthless leader and restore peace to the city. (113 mins.)
Director: Ruben Fleischer
“ When I saw the trailer for this movie, I seriously thought it was going to be Best Picture caliber cinema (a la Drive). Unfortunately, for a film which sells itself as a historical action-drama, it's remarkably light on the history and the drama. It's ridiculously cartoonish most of the time, which makes it really hard to take seriously. The plot is also extremely conventional with any "surprises" being telegraphed at least 5 minutes in advance to anyone who's paying attention (and in my own case, I wasn't even watching the screen half the time but still could see all the twists and turns coming). On the plus side though, the film's basically a big, dumb, stylish action-fest, so if that's enough to please you then you'll be entertained at least... I'm just disappointed that it failed to even bother to approach the potential it had going for it. ” - Barloq
Machete Kills (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
The U.S. government recruits Machete to battle his way through Mexico in order to take down an arms dealer who looks to launch a weapon into space. (107 mins.)
“ I want to like this movie more than I do, because it's hilariously over the top and has some really great moments peppered throughout. However, it also feels really slapped together narratively (why couldn't they have made the killer Prostitutes and El Chameleon henchmen of Voz!?!) and isn't nearly as over the top as it could be. Oh and the movie needed WAY more of Amber Heard and Mel Gibson, the movie always improved when one of them was on screen. ” - Barloq
Despicable Me 2 (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
When Gru, the world's most super-bad turned super-dad has been recruited by a team of officials to stop lethal muscle and a host of Gru's own, He has to fight back with new gadgetry, cars, and more minion madness. (98 mins.)
“ The first Despicable Me was pretty great for all ages, but Despicable Me 2 is pretty much a strictly kids-only affair. The story is extremely simple and the humour leans on the really silly side of things. Obviously, the kids are going to enjoy this one, but it's not one of those films which is destined to be a classic years from now. Oh, and the theme of "single dad HAS to get married to make his children feel complete!!!!" is really tiresome and troublesome in equal measures. ” - Barloq
Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A small-time magician is swept away to an enchanted land and is forced into a power struggle between three witches. (130 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
“ A surprisingly decent, family-friendly movie. I didn't have a lot of interest going in, but I'll admit that I found it surprisingly engaging when I got around to it. The story is unfortunately weak and it's rather hokey at times, but the movie is kept afloat by a fair bit of humour, a charismatic lead performance by James Franco and a ton of reverence for the Wizard of Oz. Also, while the movie is overloaded with CGI, the one extremely notable mention is the China Girl - every scene she appears in is awesome. All-in-all, Oz is a surprisingly decent movie, although a bit silly. ” - Barloq
RED 2 (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Retired C.I.A. agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device. (116 mins.)
Director: Dean Parisot
“ I thought the first Red was decent, but lost the over-the-top action which punctuated the first half of the film. While Red 2 features a great cast, characters, plenty of humour and some amazing moments of ridiculous action, they're wasted on a terrible script which is more senselessly stupid rather than enjoyably silly. Worth a watch maybe just to see Helen Mirren dual wield in the middle of a car chase, but not nearly as entertaining as you would hope it would be. ” - Barloq
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Hansel & Gretel are bounty hunters who track and kill witches all over the world. As the fabled Blood Moon approaches, the siblings encounter a new form of evil that might hold a secret to their past. (88 mins.)
Director: Tommy Wirkola
“ This movie is about as stupid as you'd expect, but the action scenes are just the right amount of over-the-top, bloody, cartoonish violence that it's hard to hate it. It's definitely a leave your brain at the door experience, but there's enough campy fun here to at least enjoy yourself for an hour and a half. ” - Barloq
World War Z (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Former United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to destroy humanity itself. (116 mins.)
Director: Marc Forster
“ An extremely muddled zombie film which feels like it was written by a committee of executives looking to cash in on the zombie craze. The story is basically just there to facilitate action sequences, but unfortunately they're not all that great (barring the Israel sequence which is admittedly pretty exhilarating). The characters also just appear and disappear throughout like they don't even matter (and don't get me started on the misogyny...). The fact that it's PG-13 is pretty damn ridiculous too, although the Unrated version helps somewhat in this regard. ” - Barloq
Assault on Wall Street (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Jim, an average New Yorker, lives with a sick but loving wife. Suddenly, everything changes when the economy crashes and causes him to lose everything. Filled with anger and rage, Jim goes to seek revenge for the life taken from him. (99 mins.)
Director: Uwe Boll
“ I didn't realize this was a Uwe Boll film until it was over, but I did recognize the similarities to his best film, Rampage. I'll give him credit for doing a fine job behind the camera and attempting to inject some intelligence into the storyline, but Assault on Wall Street is just too predictable, slow and ridiculous to be the intelligent thriller it clearly aspires to be. The ending in particular is just beyond stupid, being little more than macho wish-fulfillment for sociopaths. If nothing else though, Boll has certainly improved by leaps and bounds in just the last 4 years, and this certainly shows far more nuance than the indefensible Postal. ” - Barloq
Willow Creek (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
From celebrated Director Bobcat Goldthwait comes this edge of your seat horror that will make you think twice before going into the woods. (80 mins.)
“ This movie has a lot going for it, with an effective set-up in the first couple acts. Hell, even a found footage angle is very effective for this kind of movie, and helps make it feel scarier. Unfortunately, the third act is awful. It fumbles out of the gate with a notoriously long scene involving people outside a tent making noises that goes on for about 15 minutes before anything really starts to happen. It might feel intense at first, but eventually it just drags on and really kills the effective pacing the film had built itself up around (and for the record, the movie's only an hour and twenty minutes so that's even more substantial than it sounds). Also... did these wilderness explorers seriously not pack a bloody compass? ” - Barloq
A Good Day to Die Hard (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
John McClane travels to Russia to help out his seemingly wayward son, Jack, only to discover that Jack is a CIA operative working undercover, causing the father and son to team up against underworld forces. (98 mins.)
Director: John Moore
“ Easily the worst film in the Die Hard franchise, A Good Day lacks any sort of ambition, falling into "dull, generic action movie" territory. That would be bad enough (see Die Hard 2), but then you have to take into account boring villains, bad editing, shaky camera work, phoned-in performances and a plot that seems to have been stolen from Infinity Ward's offices when no one was looking. Oh and the action scenes aren't really all that interesting either, outside of an early car chase which certainly has its moments and the dispatching of the main baddy (hint: it involves propeller blades). Probably the worst sin of all: John McClane has become BLOODY ANNOYING. All-in-all though, A Good Day to Die Hard pretty much takes a *beep* on the Die Hard name (and this is coming from someone who really liked Live Free or Die Hard). ” - Barloq
R.I.P.D. (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A recently slain cop joins a team of undead police officers working for the Rest in Peace Department and tries to find the man who murdered him. (96 mins.)
“ If there's one thing I didn't expect to say about R.I.P.D. before watching it, it was that it would be "too silly". Like, isn't that supposed to be the whole point of watching this movie? However, R.I.P.D. somehow manages to mess up this one, vital aspect with fatal results. The film has some funny moments, but more often than not you're left groaning at the stupidly juvenile jokes which were thrown in for no good reason. The plot was very formulaic as well, which could have been fine if the rest of the film was enjoyable, but seeing that it wasn't, it just ends up making it feel worse. ” - Barloq
Battledogs (2013 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  
A werewolf virus is unleashed upon New York, and Major Hoffman looks for a cure while Lt. General Monning wants to establish a new canine army. (88 mins.)
“ It's pretty bad when your movie is ruined 5 seconds in. "How", you may ask? Well simply because the words "Asylum pictures" showed up on screen. That said, werewolf effects are okay considering that they're CGI and very low budget. Battledogs is a very lazy film (super generic storyline and characters) and unbelievably stupid as well (the US army CHARGES a pack of werewolves... CHARGES THEM. WTF!?!). However, the movie has enough over the top and unintentionally funny moments that you might enjoy the movie on some level at least. ” - Barloq
The Purge (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
In the future, a wealthy family is held hostage for harboring the target of a murderous syndicate during the Purge, a 12-hour period in which any and all crime is legalized. (85 mins.)
Director: James DeMonaco
“ Disappointing is the best word to describe this movie. It has promise from the premise alone, but it fails to reach it from any angle. The movie fails pretty badly in all of the following things it attempts - political satire, slasher, horror, thriller and action. To make matters worse, the acting is pretty mediocre-to-bad and the script is completely illogical. The movie is smattered with plot holes which just make things even worse. I didn't expect The Purge to be anywhere near amazing, but it failed to be even entertaining. ” - Barloq