AMC has released the teaser poster for the upcoming season of The Walking Dead and looking at it, two things are obvious. First off, the prison is gone. Secondly, Rick and Carl are on their own.
The Walking Dead returns in February to AMC.
Earlier today, the Producer’s Guild of America announced its ten nominees for best picture of 2013. Here they are:
12 Years A Slave
Dallas Buyers Club
Saving Mr. Banks
The Wolf of Wall Street
There are two big shocks here: 1) Inside Llewyn Davis was not nominated and 2) Blue Jasmine was. As critically acclaimed as Blue Jasmine was, it’s mostly been viewed as a vehicle for Cate Blanchett to pick up her second Oscar.
Some people are also surprised that The Butler didn’t pick up a nomination. I’m not.
The PGA also nominated five films for Best Animated Feature:
Despicable Me 2,
Last year, the PGA correctly predicted 4 of the 5 eventual nominees for the Oscar for Best Animated Film. It wouldn’t surprise me to see that happen again, with The Wind Rises replacing Epic.
A lot of people are saying that 2013 was a great year for movies. And I guess it was. An unusually large number of memorable films were released last year.
However, by that same token, a huge number of truly terrible films were released in 2013 as well. With that in mind, here are my personal picks for the 16 worst films of 2013. Why 16? Because Lisa doesn’t do odd numbers, that’s why.
14) After Earth
13) Broken City
11) See Girl Run
10) Would You Rather
7) Movie 43
5) A Dark Truth
3) Unhung Hero
And finally, my pick for the worst film of 2013…
1) Man of Steel
It’s only been recently that I’ve come to realize that Man Of Steel was the worst film of 2013. When I first saw it, I thought it was bombastic and rather silly but I also thought it was just another mediocre action film. However, the more that I’ve thought about the film, the more I’ve come to realize that Man of Steel truly represents everything that I dislike about mainstream film. Beyond the fact that it took itself way too seriously, Man of Steel spent millions of dollars to celebrate the destruction of a major city but couldn’t find five minutes to devote to character development or memorable dialogue. Two years ago, a lot of people disagreed with me when I announced that Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch was one of the best films of 2011. I wonder how those same people feel about Man of Steel.
Tomorrow, I’ll continue my look back at the year that was with my 10 favorite songs of 2013.