My Top 10 Films of 2013

It’s that time of year again, so here are my top 10 films of 2013.

This year I have watched more films than I ever have in a year before, reaching a total of 771 films (82 released that year and 665 for the first time). My most watched directors were Joel and Ethan Coen and my most watched actors were Robert De Niro and John Goodman.

This list obviously changes as I catch up with more films, so for an updated list you can visit my Letterboxd page.

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Film Review: Thor 2 – The Dark World


Marvel‘s latest, Thor: The Dark World, and directed by Alan Taylor, continues the big-screen adventures of Thor (Chris Hemsworth), the Mighty Avenger, in the aftermath of 2012’s Avengers Assemble. As a shadowy enemy predates the universe itself, Thor must fight to save Earth and all the Nine Realms in order to restore order across the cosmos, as an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.

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Idris Elba Confirms Heimdall’s Return in ‘Thor 2’

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Idris Elba, next to be seen as the captain of the spaceship in Ridley Scott’s highly anticipated sci-fi Prometheus, is to reprise his role as Heimdall, the guardian of Asgard, in Marvel’s Thor 2, Collider have reported this week.

He also commented that he wanted to get to know his character a bit more. “Who is Heimdall? He guards the gate. Okay. Is there anything else? I don’t know what is in the script because I haven’t read it yet. But, the audience has responded to Asgard and wants to know more about who lives there and what it’s about. I’m sure, if they do that, Heimdall will be featured more.”

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Sequel Is Confirmed as ‘The Avengers’ Reaches Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend Of All Time

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The Avengers has reached the biggest domestic opening weekend of all time, Disney have announced this week, becoming the fastest film to reach $200 million domestically in just three days.

Also marking the second highest single-day take of all time at $80.8M, following record-breaking days on Saturday ($69.5M) and Sunday ($57M), the film’s 3-day record-breaking opening weekend’s domestic reached at $207.4M with a foreign total at $447.4M, giving a total global gross of $654.8M in 12 days.

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Patty Jenkins to Direct ‘Thor 2’

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Marvel Studios have confirmed The Killing’s Patty Jenkins as the director of Thor 2, the sequel to the first Thor film based on the Marvel Comics character – the God of Thunder.

Patty Jenkins previously directed Monster starring Charlize Theron who won an Academy Award for her performance. Jenkins also received an Emmy nomination for directing the pilot of AMC’s acclaimed series The Killing, but with so few blockbuster titles behind her name, many have questioned the choice for her as director.

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