Movies I've Seen in 2013 (so far)

These are the movies that I've seen in 2013 for the first time. Quotes come from my reviews.
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1.
Stardust (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In a countryside town bordering on a magical land, a young man makes a promise to his beloved that he'll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm. (127 mins.)
Director: Matthew Vaughn
“ At times, Stardust feels more like a children's film with it's intellectually insulting humor. ” - JoshuaMitchell
 
2.
Creature Comforts (1989 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A humourous and thought provoking view of what animals in zoos might be thinking about their captivity and surroundings. (5 mins.)
Director: Nick Park
“ Wonderfully clever and witty. Creature Comforts proves to be among the best of Aardman's work. ” - JoshuaMitchell
 
3.
When the Day Breaks (1999 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A rooster has his last biscuit for breakfast and goes grocery shopping. A pig prepares her breakfast (potato peelings... (10 mins.)
“ Captivating. Both whimsical and thought provoking. ” - JoshuaMitchell
 
4.
The Snowman (1982 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
On Christmas Eve, a young boy builds a snowman that comes to life and takes him to the North Pole to meet Santa Clause. (26 mins.)
“ Not all of the narrative detours work, and there are certainly flaws here. But The Snowman is still one of the greatest achievements in short films, and even cinema in general that I've ever seen. ” - JoshuaMitchell
 
5.
The Lion King (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Lion cub and future king Simba searches for his identity. His eagerness to please others and penchant for testing his boundaries sometimes gets him into trouble. (89 mins.)
“ While not as funny, nor as poignant as Disney's best work, The Lion King is still a delightful film from the house of mouse. ” - JoshuaMitchell
 
6.
Source Code (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A soldier wakes up in someone else's body and discovers he's part of an experimental government program to find the bomber of a commuter train. A mission he has only 8 minutes to complete. (93 mins.)
Director: Duncan Jones
“ Source Code has it's share of thrills early on, but after half an hour, the whole film drags, leaving a potentially fresh and enjoyable film in a cacophony of improbability and blunt stupidity. ” - JoshuaMitchell
 
7.
Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Layton and Luke are caught up in an adventure, when a masked figure steals an entire opera house and forces those in attendance to play a high-stakes game. The winner will receive eternal life, but it could mean death for the losers. (99 mins.)
“ While Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva isn't perfect as well as being heavily flawed, it's still an entertaining and satisfying film that goes above what is often expected of video game films. ” - JoshuaMitchell
 
8.
Finding Neverland (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The story of J.M. Barrie's friendship with a family who inspired him to create Peter Pan. (106 mins.)
Director: Marc Forster
“ Disney's Peter Pan has long since been my favorite Neverland adventure put to film, but it seems that it has now been dethroned. ” - JoshuaMitchell
 
9.
The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A discovery made by a kung fu obsessed American teen sends him on an adventure to China, where he joins up with a band of martial arts warriors in order to free the imprisoned Monkey King. (104 mins.)
Director: Rob Minkoff
“ While it's worth seeing for unintentional laughs (and you will get quite a few), there's little of redeeming value here. ” - JoshuaMitchell
 
10.
Apollo 13 (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy. (140 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
“ While there's not much here in the way of flaws (though some might argue that it's a bit repetitive), Apollo 13 also just misses being a truly great film. ” - JoshuaMitchell
 
11.
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The true story of Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars' worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor. (141 mins.)
“ A confident and enjoyable ride, that even boasts some surprising emotional depth. ” - JoshuaMitchell
 
12.
And Then There Were None (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Ten people are invited to an isolated island, only to find that an unseen person is killing them one by one. Could one of them be the killer? (97 mins.)
Director: Rene Clair
“ Though the hugely different conclusion and back story changes may be just enough to turn off fans of the book, this is still an excellent mystery film, if a bit lacking compared to Christie's novel. ” - JoshuaMitchell
 
13.
Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
The ancient war between humans and a race of giants is reignited when Jack, a young farmhand fighting for a kingdom and the love of a princess, opens a gateway between the two worlds. (114 mins.)
Director: Bryan Singer
“ The comedy is often lowbrow or childishly crude. Boogers, farting, and belching are just a few things that Jack the Giant Slayer expects us to laugh at.

Note: Due to excessive length, this review has not been posted onto IMDb. You can read the full review here: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/user/924374/reviews/?search=Jack+the+Giant+Slayer ” - JoshuaMitchell
 
14.
Fresh Guacamole (2012 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Transforming familiar objects into fresh guacamole. (2 mins.)
Director: PES
“ A visual feast. ” - JoshuaMitchell
 
15.
Head Over Heels (2012 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
After many years of marriage, Walter and Madge have grown apart: he lives on the floor and she lives on the ceiling... (11 mins.)
Director: Timothy Reckart
“ A charming and clever short, with some surprising emotional strength as well. ” - JoshuaMitchell
 
16.
Western Spaghetti (2008 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Everyday objects become delicious ingredients as we learn how to cook spaghetti through stop-motion photography. (2 mins.)
Director: PES
“ Ingenious, if slightly less so than Fresh Guacamole. ” - JoshuaMitchell
 
17.
The Little Matchgirl (2006 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A poor young girl has a burning desire to find comfort and happiness in her life. Desperate to keep warm, the girl lights the matches she sells, and envisions a very different life for herself in the fiery flames. (7 mins.)
Director: Roger Allers
“ A beautiful reminder of why I bother scavenging the internet for animated shorts. An absolute masterpiece. ” - JoshuaMitchell
 
18.
The Chubbchubbs Save Xmas (2007 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Meeper and the Chubbchubbs go to the North Pole; when Santa Claus is injured and can't deliver his presents, he is replaced by Meeper. (5 mins.)
Director: Cody Cameron
“ Lacks the charm and consistent humor of the original. ” - JoshuaMitchell
 
19.
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 shameless attempt at cashing in on a hot trend, Oz the Great and Powerful has little more than sparkly visuals to fall back on. ” - JoshuaMitchell
 
20.
One Man's Trash (2006 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The surreal story of two pieces of trash (a freshly written song and a dancing Santa) that find their... (8 mins.)
“ A clever and amusing production, sure to delight fans of Good Mythical Morning. ” - JoshuaMitchell
 
21.
Frankenweenie (1984 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A young boy sets out to revive his dead pet using the monstrous power of science. (29 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
“ Though Barret Oliver charms as the lead, Frankenweenie just isn't as funny or delightfully creepy as Burton's remake. ” - JoshuaMitchell
 
22.
Alma (2009 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Alma, a little girl, skips through the snow covered streets of a small town. Her attention is caught by a strange doll in an antique toy shop window. Fascinated, Alma decides to enter. (6 mins.)
Director: Rodrigo Blaas
“ It's brief and entertaining, but I couldn't help but feel a lot of potential was completely wasted. ” - JoshuaMitchell
 
23.
Charade (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Romance and suspense ensue in Paris as a woman is pursued by several men who want a fortune her murdered husband had stolen. Who can she trust? (113 mins.)
Director: Stanley Donen
“ With a great cast, witty screenplay, and some great twists, this is the ideal mystery movie. ” - JoshuaMitchell