7 items from 2013
Odd List Seb Patrick 23 Dec 2013 - 22:25
Next up on our countdown of our favourites of 2013, here's Iron Man 3, a surprisingly daring superhero movie
Over the past few weeks, Den of Geek writers have been voting for their favourite films of the year. The votes were weighted, calculated, and compiled into a list of our favourites of 2013's films. Here, at number 5, is Iron Man 3...
5. Iron Man 3
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It would have been, let's face it, astonishingly easy for the Marvel films to rest on their laurels in the wake of The Avengers. Formula for a global smash-hit billion-dollar-grossing superhero franchise established, knock out a bunch of sequels that basically each follow the same basic pattern, job done.
But Marvel Studios didn't get where they are today by doing the easy or the sensible thing. And so the second wave of Marvel films have each taken conscious, »
NBC is giving us the best holiday gift ever! The Peacock network has been killing it this season with their surprisingly hilarious Saturday Night Live hosts. We've still got Kerry Washington's catchy rendition of "What Does My Girl Say?" stuck in our heads. And Lady Gaga's dancing stage mom skit? Priceless! And now fans can get excited for three more sensational celebrities who will be hosting and/or performing during SNL's December shows. Better put on some shades y'all, because we're about to name drop some of the biggest and brightest stars in the business... Kicking it off on Dec. 7, the longrunning sketch comedy show will welcome back actor Paul Rudd for his third hosting »
We can all agree that The Wolverine was a vast improvement on its predecessor, X-Men Origins: Wolverine. While the ending followed the usual comic-book-movie cluster of too much CGI, a contrived twist that was telegraphed an hour before the movie was released, and action that went on for way too long, the rest of the film felt like a more focused and intimate experience. Even if the story was a tad on the dull side.
Wolverine wasn’t required to save the world, but was instead tasked with dealing with his own inner demons. The more personal story was the perfect counter balance to the action. Like Dredd, The Wolverine proved that smaller stories carry more punch than watching New York be destroyed for the 150th time.
But for all its good points, there were many things that kept dragging me out of the experience. Things that didn’t make sense or just seemed really, »
- Amarpal Biring
With a prolonged global recession putting increasing pressure on the already fragile financial underpinnings of film festivals all over the world, what’s the argument for yet another curated offering -- and especially one taking place more than an hour from a major city, in rural Virginia? That skepticism greeted the announcement of this weekend’s first annual Middleburg Film Festival, which was spearheaded by Washington DC (and Middleburg) entrepreneur, filmanthropist and sports team owner Sheila Johnson -- one of the producers of "Lee Daniels’s The Butler." Documentary filmmaker Susan Koch ("Kicking It") was executive director of the Festival. The four-day experience, centered at Johnson’s new luxury Salamander Resort (and including venues around the historic horse-country town of 720 inhabitants), drew filmmakers and fans from around the world, and provided a rousing answer.Robert Redford had visited with Johnson, a long-time Sundance Festival board »
- Rick Allen
Liam has finally joined Twitter, and there is one person he is not following: his fiancée Miley! Does this mean the rumors that their romance is off are true?
Liam Hemsworth has Twitter! On June 5 Liam made the brave move to join the social networking site, and he is clearly new to online media because he forgot to follow his fiancée Miley Cyrus! Or did he? The former lovebirds have not been seen together in public in weeks, sparking rumors of a break up, and Liam’s latest move will not do anything to help those whispers!
Liam, 23, officially joined the Twittersverse on June 5, and he got all his fans in a tizzy when he tweeted: ”Kicking it off on Twitter for the first time. Glad to be on board. Thank you for following… -L”
Not very exciting, but he is new to this! »
- Eleanore Hutch
It looks like Liam Hemsworth is ready to express himself in 140 characters or less. The actor has just decided to join the Twitterverse, posting his first first message under the pretty straightforward handle @LiamHemsworth. "Kicking it off on Twitter for the first time," he tweeted on Wednesday. "Glad to be on board. Thank you for following." While he has yet to post any more messages other than that introductory one, the guy does already has just over 12, 600 followers as of this writing. Welcome, Liam. We can't wait to see what you and Miley Cyrus will no doubt share with each other! »
What's better than playing with your food? Kicking it up a notch with a catapult. Introducing Cheetos Cheetahpult, a highly addictive new game that allows you to fling cheetos across the room with your phone or mouse, racking up points and unlocking new levels. If you aren't creative enough with your targeting, you might trigger some funny cut-scenes. You can play the Cheetahpult on the CheetosChannel (we promise not to judge you for your three-year-old behavior), then check out Cheetos on Facebook for more cheesy goodness. Hit the jump to watch. [This article is sponsored content.] »
- Collider Staff
7 items from 2013
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