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13 Movies From 2013 Worth Another Look

We look back at 13 under-appreciated films from the previous year that are worth a second look. Having passed the halfway point of the 2014 movie season, we began to think back on the 2013 movie season and were amazed that many of our Top 30 films didn't exactly hit homeruns with audiences. Rather than blame ourselves for being so wrong, we've sought to bring these back into the consciousness by highlighting them below. Given time away from them, some titles can take on new life, far exceeding their lackluster box office results. Luckily, the home market is more vibrant than ever, and with services like Netflix always adding new content from 2013, it's easier than ever to catch these little gems. In that spirit, we present 13 movies from 2013 that deserve another look. To be clear: these are films which rank 40 or lower according to BoxOfficeMojo's 2013 box office results, and were released before the end of the year. They can also be films that were critic

Marvel's Comic Plans to Affect The Movies?

Read on to learn how Marvel's announcements mean bigger changes to the Cinematic Universe. This week's news of major changes within Marvel Comics are potentially bigger than those when the company relauched its comic series under the new banner Marvel Now! nearly two years ago. At that time, the shifting of writers, the introduction of new lines, and the re-positioning of characters like Rocket Raccoon and The Guardians of the Galaxy made their introduction into the Cinematic Universe possible. But as news this week of shake-ups for Thor, Captain America, and Iron Man were slowly rolled out on various television talk shows, two things became very apparent. Before getting into that, let's look at the changes themselves. On Monday, Marvel announced that Thor was losing his ability to wield Mjolnir, and that his power was being transferred to a woman. On Wednesday, The Colbert Report announced that Captain America will soon be replaced by The Falcon, as America&

Our Top 10 Marvel Films: 6-1

Our list concludes with Hammers, Shields , an Iron Dude , and an epic superhero mashup. We've been counting down our top 10 Marvel films, which wasn't an easy thing considering our conundrum at #6.  We even felt a little Green Rage Monster inside of us at having to decide.  But decide we did, and so here is the rest of our list.  Please read our full reviews under each number: 6-4: THREE-WAY TIE -   Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), Thor (2011), Thor: The Dark World (2013)  Much like our bowels, our love for these three constantly shift.  We love FA because of its wholesome goodness wrapped in evil Red Skull-ness, as little Stevie Rogers becomes the ripped Avenger.  Director Joe Johnston even throws in a little Raider of the Lost Ark  reference as Hugo Weaving holds The Tesseract in his possession.  For Thor and Thor 2 , we love Loki and his high-jinks - Tom Hiddleston is Loki  in every way, embodying the desperation of a god who just gets no respect.  W

Our Top 10 Marvel Films: 10-7

We rank our top 10 Marvel films so you can yell at us. Story by: Matt Cummings If anyone had told us back in 2008 that Marvel would become the profitable franchise in recent history, we would have laughed them out of the room. Who could blame us: after selling their soul (and several famous properties) to Fox and Sony , Marvel rebounded with an impressive list of their own films. But of the entire universe, which rank the highest and which deserve to languish in the Blu-ray bargain bin?   DC had better get its act together, before Planet Earth forgets them entirely. To make it easier to read, we've broken it down into two articles.  We'll release our top 5 list sometime this week.  You'll soon see why we only took four this time and not five. Here now is our top favorite Marvel films from 10 to 7: 10) X2 (2003)  Up to this point, we hadn't seen a film quite like X2 , a film which actually upped the stakes for comic book movies by outdoing the orig

6 (or 7) Movies On Our Radar - March 2014

By: Matt Cummings These are the March films which should get you to the theaters. After a surprisingly strong Winter movie season, March arrives with an intriguing lineup that feels more like something we'd see in Summer. Over the past few years, March has been interesting in that it seems more like a roll-out month than a leech, ready to usher in a strong April that ultimately leads us to Summer. That's good or bad depending on how you look at it, but one thing is for sure: there are a surprising amount of high profile releases that could either become impressive money-makers or duds that will quickly find their way to the Blu-ray bargain bin. For a schedule that includes a second Bible epic, a comic book adaptation, and a Muppet movie, March certainly arrives with six (or seven) movies that have peaked our interest. 300: Rise of an Empire (March 7th)   The original 300 was a masterpiece of cinema: beautifully violent, it ushered in a new way of film-making