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Michael Medved's Top Ten Movies of 2013.
MichaelMedved.com ^ | 12/20/13 | Michael Medved

Posted on 01/03/2014 11:06:24 PM PST by L.A.Justice

1. American Hustle

2. August: Osage County

3. 12 Years a Slave

4. Gravity

5. Rush

6. Nebraska

7. The Place Beyond the Pines

8. Captain Phillips

9. Monsters University

10. About Time

Honorable mentions:

1. 42

2. Her

3. Blue Jasmine

4. Filling the Void

5. Black Nativity

6. The Kings of Summer

7. The Wolf of Wall Street


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: 1hollywoodidiot; 2013review; medved; michaelmedved; moviereview; movies; top10
I thought about watching Hobbit...But, I watched GRAVITY instead. GRAVITY was slow at times...However, it was a good movie.
1 posted on 01/03/2014 11:06:25 PM PST by L.A.Justice
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To: L.A.Justice

I don’t see “The Hunt” on the list.


2 posted on 01/03/2014 11:09:46 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: L.A.Justice

Place beyond the Pines was so-so
Gravity got boring at times - not much dialogue


3 posted on 01/03/2014 11:15:16 PM PST by psjones (u)
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To: L.A.Justice

Are these really good movies or are they politically approved movies (by Medved)? I want decent movies that don’t push the liberal prospective but they also have to be good, not just politically acceptable.


4 posted on 01/03/2014 11:22:21 PM PST by Deagle (ues)
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To: L.A.Justice

No love for “Catching Fire”? Man I thought it was fantastic.


5 posted on 01/03/2014 11:22:54 PM PST by xjcsa (Ridiculing the ridiculous since the day I was born.)
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To: xjcsa

Didn’t that come out in 2009? But I wouldn’t know. Haven’t been to the movies since...I can’t even remember.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hunger_Games:_Catching_Fire#Critical_response


6 posted on 01/03/2014 11:36:57 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Deagle

Michael Medved tries to judge films without letting his views on certain political issues influence his review...

He gave a good review on MILK a few years ago...In MILK, Sean Penn played Harvey Milk...Milk was an openly homosexual politician in SF...Medved does not support gay marriage...He also does not agree with Sean Penn on too many issues...

Medved also gave 2 out of 4 stars for Michael Moore’s “documentary” on Iraq War...No, Medved did not agree with Moore on Iraq War...


7 posted on 01/03/2014 11:45:04 PM PST by L.A.Justice
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To: L.A.Justice

“In MILK, Sean Penn played Harvey Milk.”

I did not see this movie, and I’m pretty sure it was a complete white-wash of Milk’s life, but from the ads on TV it looked like Penn gave a great performance.


8 posted on 01/03/2014 11:47:08 PM PST by jocon307
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To: L.A.Justice

Okay thanks... Unfortunately, those comments makes me think that his reviews aren’t worth that much but thanks anyway.


9 posted on 01/03/2014 11:50:29 PM PST by Deagle (ues)
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To: L.A.Justice

Michael Medved??? = who the heck cares what this idiot thinks about anything????


10 posted on 01/03/2014 11:50:41 PM PST by antceecee (Bless us Lord, forgive us our sins and bring us to everlasting life.)
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To: L.A.Justice

Mudhead is what’s wrong with America; a Hollywood Republican. Did you hear him salivating over mitt?


11 posted on 01/04/2014 12:00:25 AM PST by 867V309 (Obama- he's just crazy enough to do it.)
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To: jocon307
Milk was a snooze-fest. If the real Harvey Milk was anything like Penn portrayed, he was not in any way "heroic". Just annoying.

The only interesting character was Dan White, played by Josh Brolin.

A liberal democrat who didn't really hate Milk personally, but happened to be in the wrong place when White assassinated the mayor of SF.

12 posted on 01/04/2014 12:05:34 AM PST by boop (Liberal religion. No rules, just right!)
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To: antceecee

Methhead has delusions of grandeur most often found on the Left.

Indeed, who care what this pompous “moderate” thinks?


13 posted on 01/04/2014 12:25:41 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: L.A.Justice
Of these films the only one I've seen is The Place Beyond the Pines which was, frankly, about 30 minutes worth of movie crammed jammed into a whole 3 hours. My advice: watch is x4 and you will miss nothing.
14 posted on 01/04/2014 1:10:07 AM PST by FredZarguna (Das is nicht richtig nur falsch. Das ist nicht einmal falsch.)
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To: jocon307

Milk: Didn’t see the movie, but pretty sure it didn’t cover Milk’s taste for underage boys.


15 posted on 01/04/2014 1:21:43 AM PST by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: L.A.Justice

The Kings of Summer is a really nice movie!


16 posted on 01/04/2014 1:57:36 AM PST by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
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To: L.A.Justice
I can't listen to Medved, and don't really care what movies he liked. I can't remember the last time I saw a movie in a theatre.

His whole 'Losertarian' shtick lost me a long time ago.

17 posted on 01/04/2014 3:16:37 AM PST by real saxophonist (The revolution will not be televised. Everything else will.)
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To: real saxophonist

Plus, he believes in Bigfoot, and The Won’s birth certificate.


18 posted on 01/04/2014 3:27:01 AM PST by JohnnyP
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To: L.A.Justice

I didn’t see any of these.


19 posted on 01/04/2014 5:32:55 AM PST by rfreedom4u (Your feelings don't trump my free speech!)
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To: rfreedom4u

of the 17 i have never heard of 10 of them. i shall continue to revel in my modern “cultural” ignorance.


20 posted on 01/04/2014 7:28:15 AM PST by bravo whiskey (We should not fear our government. Our government should fear us.)
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To: L.A.Justice

Wow. Have not seen any of those movies and certainly would not pay to see any of them.. Mostly crap as far as I am concerned.


21 posted on 01/04/2014 8:01:31 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2014 and the Crusades 2014?)
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To: boop

No, Milk was a deliberate target. Mayor Moscone was prepared to let White have his job back on the Board of Supervisors after he quit in a fit of pique. Milk read Moscone the riot act and told him NOT to appoint White to fill his vacancy. And that is what set off White.


22 posted on 01/04/2014 8:06:42 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: JohnnyP

Right! /sarc


23 posted on 01/04/2014 8:14:23 AM PST by man_in_tx (Blowback (Faithfully farting twowards Mecca five times daily).)
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To: 867V309

And he was crazy for McCain before that.

My guess is that Christ Christie is his man this time around — either that or .... Paul “support the vets” Ryan.


24 posted on 01/04/2014 8:16:13 AM PST by man_in_tx (Blowback (Faithfully farting twowards Mecca five times daily).)
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To: L.A.Justice

The Hobbit is a very good movie. Much, much better than the first one. Lots more action and the CG dragon, Smaug, is terrifically done.


25 posted on 01/04/2014 8:55:32 AM PST by LibertarianLiz
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To: L.A.Justice; Revolting cat!; GeronL; Slings and Arrows; Daffynition; JoeProBono

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26 posted on 01/04/2014 9:06:51 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: L.A.Justice

Harvey Milk may have had the gay sex with Jim Jones (who DID engage in anal with his male subjects).

Certainly Harvey KNEW Jim and was a fan.

Odd that Hollywood and the USPS would honor such an ugly man.


27 posted on 01/04/2014 9:08:38 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: JohnnyP

Medved also acknowledges his past life working for a Socialist politician and is still defensive about Obama/Democrat agenda items being flagged “Socialist” or “Marxist”.


28 posted on 01/04/2014 9:10:30 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: man_in_tx

You mean “Crispy Creme”...Mark Levin’s name for him.


29 posted on 01/04/2014 12:34:42 PM PST by pallmallman (Q)
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To: Deagle
Mudd and The Way,Way Back are very good movies, I thought. The Christmas Candle is an inspirational, very nice family oriented Christmas movie. Around here, it was shown right after Thanksgiving and disappeared way before Christmas.

I usually don't like lists of "the best". they're usually made by critics who know who butters their bread.

30 posted on 01/04/2014 12:38:59 PM PST by grania
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To: L.A.Justice

The new Hobbit movie was lousy IMO.

Gravity was better.


31 posted on 01/04/2014 5:06:46 PM PST by what's up
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Thanks for the update. It is completely opposite of what I have read. I'll take your word for it.

I always read that White wanted Moscone dead, and Milk happened to be in the office at the time.

32 posted on 01/04/2014 6:50:03 PM PST by boop (Liberal religion. No rules, just right!)
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To: boop
Hmmm...Wikipedia confuses things further.

Moscone initially agreed to White's request, but later refused the appointment at the urging of Milk and others. On November 27, 1978, White visited San Francisco City Hall with the later-declared intention of killing not only Moscone and Milk, but also two other San Francisco politicians, California Assembly Speaker and later S.F. mayor Willie Brown, and Supervisor Carol Ruth Silver, both of whom he also blamed for lobbying Moscone not to re-appoint him.[7] He arrived that day by climbing through a first-floor window on the side of City Hall carrying a .38 revolver and 10 rounds of ammunition. By entering the building through the window, White was able to avoid the recently installed metal detectors. After entering Moscone's office, White pleaded to be re-instated as supervisor, but Moscone said no. White then killed Moscone by shooting him in the shoulder and chest, and twice in the head. He then walked to the other side of City Hall to Milk's office, reloaded the gun, and fatally shot Milk five times, the final two shots fired with the gun's barrel touching Milk's skull, according to the medical examiner. White then fled City Hall, turning himself in at the San Francisco's Northern Police Station where he had been a police officer.

It sounds like White wanted to kill Moscone AND Milk, and 2 other people, one being Willie Brown.

33 posted on 01/04/2014 6:56:11 PM PST by boop (Liberal religion. No rules, just right!)
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To: boop

Yes, he was feuding with the others as well (Willie Brown was in the Assembly at the time, not the Board of Supervisors). It still was basically him wanting to get his job back. Had Milk not dissuaded Moscone, it’s very possible he would never have gone on his rampage (but then again, having someone of that delicate mental capacity on the verge of snapping in a position of trust certainly was no positive). Then again, he might’ve snapped at the next flare-up of personalities before long.

It’s interesting how Milk has been canonized, with the narrative being White slayed him for being gay. Of course, the reality is that his sexual preference had nothing to do with it. That the far more prominent George Moscone has almost been forgotten is very curious. Moscone was likely on course to become either Governor or Senator in the ‘80s (and perhaps the Democrat Presidential standard-bearer by 1988 instead of Dukakis). Had Milk lived, at best, he might’ve ended up as SF Mayor, presuming AIDS didn’t get him first (though I believe Dianne Feinstein, who ironically represented the “Conservative” wing of the Board of Supervisors, would’ve won the Mayorship over Milk or an ally even without the assassination elevating her to the office).


34 posted on 01/05/2014 8:09:16 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fwdude

Agree.... hitting “like” button!


35 posted on 01/07/2014 2:25:14 AM PST by antceecee (Bless us Lord, forgive us our sins and bring us to everlasting life.)
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To: Borges; DollyCali; Perdogg

ping


36 posted on 01/07/2014 8:25:54 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: pallmallman

You mean “Crispy Creme”...Mark Levin’s name for him.

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I had heard the term applied to Christie. I did not realize that Levin had coined, however.

Thank you for the tidbit.


37 posted on 01/18/2014 8:11:13 PM PST by man_in_tx (Blowback (Faithfully farting twowards Mecca five times daily).)
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To: L.A.Justice

1. American Hustle
Barely heard of it except it got nominated for something-no idea what it is about.

2. August: Osage County
Never heard of it.

3. 12 Years a Slave
Watched it..it sucked.

4. Gravity
Something about a space accident-looks like a yawner

5. Rush
Never heard of it

6. Nebraska
Never heard of it

7. The Place Beyond the Pines
Never heard of it

8. Captain Phillips
Saw it-it was ok

9. Monsters University
Saw it with the kids-loved it

10. About Time
Never heard of it

Honorable mentions:

1. 42
Saw it-yawn

2. Her
Never heard of it

3. Blue Jasmine
Never heard of it

4. Filling the Void
Never heard of it

5. Black Nativity
Never heard of it

6. The Kings of Summer
Never heard of it

7. The Wolf of Wall Street
World record F-bombs and homo orgies..I’ll pass

In no particular order, some fun movies for 2013:

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Despicable Me 2
Oz The Great and Powerful
Star Trek Into Darkness
Monsters University
Warm Bodies


38 posted on 01/18/2014 8:25:22 PM PST by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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