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Monday, December 30, 2013

Movies of 2013

Recalling some of the films I posted about this last year ....

- Argo ... a 2012 historical drama about the rescue of six U.S. diplomats from Tehran during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis. It starred Ben Affleck ...



- Big Miracle ... a 2012 family movie starring Drew Barrymore and John Krasinski, about Operation Breakthrough, the 1988 international effort to rescue gray whales trapped in ice near Point Barrow, Alaska.

- The Company You Keep ... a 2012 political thriller starring Robert Redford, Shia LaBeouf, Susan Sarandon, Julie Christie, Stanley Tucci, and Chris Cooper.

- Europa Report ... a 2013 science fiction movie about a fictional first manned mission to Jupiter's moon, Europa.

- Hitchcock ... a 2012 film about the famous movie director, starring Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, and Scarlett Johansson.

- The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey ... you know all about it, but let me just mention that there were hedgehogs! :) ...



- Jack the Giant Slayer ... a 2012 fantasy adventure about the fairy tale story of the reallllly tall beanstalk :). It starred Nicholas Hoult, Ewan McGregor, and Stanley Tucci. McGregor ...



- The Keys of the Kingdom ... a 1944 film starring Gregory Peck and based on the novel of the same name about A Catholic priest in China during the civil war there.

- Little Buddha ... a 1993 film by Bernardo Bertolucci, starring Chris Isaak, Bridget Fonda, and Keanu Reeves.

- Looper ... , a 2012 science fiction film about time travel starring Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

- The Mysterious Island ... a 2012 science fiction adventure film starring Dwayne Johnson and Michael Caine, and based on the Jules Verne novel of the same name.

- Oblivion ... a 2013 post-apocalyptic science fiction film directed by Joseph Kosinski and starring Tom Cruise, Andrea Riseborough, Olga Kurylenko, Morgan Freeman, and Danish actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. Cruise ...



- Pacific Rim ... a 2013 science fiction movie directed by Guillermo del Toro and starring Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Robert Kazinsky, Max Martini, and Ron Perlman.

- Serpico ... a 1973 drama directed by Sidney Lumet, starring Al Pacino, and based on Peter Maas' biography of officer Frank Serpico, who exposes corruption in the NYPD. Pacino ...



- The Sessions ... a 2012 drama/comedy written and directed by Ben Lewin, based on an essay by Mark O'Brien about his paralysis and his time with a sex surrogate. William Macy played a priest in the movie ...



- Stargate ... a 1994 science fiction film starring Kurt Russell and James Spader, about an archaeological find in Egypt that created a wormhole allowing travel to other worlds. The US government picked a team to go through the "stargate" which consisted in part of Colonel Jack O'Neil (Russell), so depressed over his son's death that he was willing to go on a suicide mission, and Dr. Daniel Jackson (Spader), an archaeologist and linguist who'd committed professional suicide by asserting that aliens had built the pyramids. Spader ...



- World War Z ... a 2012 science fiction film based on the bovel of the same name and starring Brad Pitt ...


5 Comments:

Anonymous Richard said...

Hi Crystal, this seems an appropriate place to wish you : HAPPY SCIENCE FICTION DAY! :)

6:59 PM  
Blogger crystal said...

Is it? Yay :) So, are you liking The Sparrow? I've given up looking for a 'real' science fiction book and I'm reading another Star Trek book - I feel somehow ashamed ;)

8:08 PM  
Anonymous Richard said...

Unofficially,at least according to some occasionally accurate websites
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Science_Fiction_Day
Isaac Azimov's birthday don't you know (my dad's too)

9:08 PM  
Anonymous Henry said...

Wow – we’ve seen a lot of the same movies. I’ve seen: Argo, Looper, Oblivion, Serpico, Stargate, World War Z. When I have a chance, I will send you a list of some the others I’ve seen.

2:12 PM  
Blogger crystal said...

Thanks - I'm always looking for recommendations :)

7:54 PM  

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