The list author says: "2012 was one of the best years for film in a long time. Can 2013 live up to it? This year is packed with high-profile superhero sequels (Iron Man, Thor) and ambitious blockbusters (Pacific Rim, Elysium), as well as the return of a few long dormant franchises (Sin City, Anchorman). **NOTE: If no Amazon listing exists, the film's poster will be used as a placeholder"
"One of the most creative, entertaining and visually impressive movies I've seen since Jurassic Park! Guillermo del Toro masterfully creates an immersive world full of colorful characters & mindblowing action setpieces. He crams as many nifty ideas as he can into the film, adding tons of cool touches that expand the film's universe, along with the vibrant cinematography and appropriate score."
"Outstanding, easily one of the best comedies of the year and a testament to Edgar Wright's ability to seamlessly blend genres to tell an interesting story. The ensemble cast is extraordinary (especially Pegg & Frost), the sci-fi vibe is right-on, the synthesizer score is magnificent and the biting social commentary is welcome. Itís the perfect capper to the Blood & Ice Cream Trilogy!"
"A spectacular sophomore effort from Neill Blomkamp that is both action-packed and thought-provoking. Damon and Copley give fantastic performances, the sci-fi weapons & gadgets are wildly creative (not to mention viscerally violent), the contrasting visuals and mechanical score are stellar and the social commentary is potent. It seems District 9 was no fluke; Blomkamp may be the next James Cameron."
"Endlessly entertaining, it's the prime example of a guilty pleasure. It goes all out, making the most of its premise, constantly impressing me with its ingenuity. The witch designs in particular are impressive and unique. Further sweetening the deal is an able cast, kinetic direction, nudity for the sake of nudity, a killer score and some downright gorgeous scenery and cinematography."
"An extremely eerie and effective horror film. Director James Wan's love letter to 70's horror manages to be terrifying and compelling at the same time. The characters are fantastic, the tension is palpable and the look and feel of the film are perfectly spooky."
"An intense, globetrotting zombie apocalypse film packed with realistic characters, some wild setpieces and a few nifty concepts. Brad Pitt is outstanding, giving one of his best (and most subtle) performances ever. The story presents things in a realistic manner, detailing the global panic as well as the military and political ramifications, while also delivering some thrilling action scenes."