Monday 24 February 2014

"The real question is this: was all this legal? Absolutely not."- FAVOURITE EVERYTHING ELSE OF 2013

Just a mix of all my other favourites of the year. The favourite performances and favourite films lists are yet to come :)

  • Ethan Wate, Beautiful Creatures- Because he talks about Titanic and Bukowski within 5 minutes of each other.
  • Samantha, Her- She was just such an incredible person and, as weird as it may sound, so full of life.
  • Shaikh, The Lunchbox- So simple and friendly. Both a common and an incredibly rare kind of man.
  • Anna, Frozen- Because she wakes up like a normal female human.
  • Gary King, The World's End- Even though I know he's kind of sad, Simon Pegg just infuses him with so much energy.
  • Wadjda, Wadjda- Total badass heroine.
  • Mason, Short Term 12- Just the way he connects to these troubled kids is amazing.
  • Shannon Mullins, The Heat- Not just funny. But still, my god, soooo funny!
  • Rosalyn, American Hustle- Because she's basically Jennifer Lawrence, and Jennifer Lawrence is awesomesauce.
Favourite Character of 2013- Frances from Frances Ha
Yes she's confused and whiny and all that, but she's also so likeable and funny and undateable. I love her.

  • The Wolf of Wall Street- This would have been on the list on the basis of having Spike Jonze and Rob Reiner as part of the cast alone.
  • Blue Jasmine- While our ladies shine the most, they are supported by a number of other fantastic actors.
  • Nebraska- Ugh just look at those beautiful old faces!
  • Prisoners- Though everyone doesn't get equal footing in terms of script, I thought all the actors did great work in this.
Best Ensemble of 2013- This is the End
So many reasons this could have been awful, but the actors play caricatures of themselves and really elevate the movie.

  • Kaijus, Pacific Rim- Who needs character development when you can have supremely cool-looking monsters?
  • Ted Hendricks, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty- I love Adam Scott to death but good lord, he can play an excellent a-hole! I wanted to slap him so much.
  • The Eppses, 12 Years A Slave- While most of the white characters in film can be included in this list, Mr. and Mrs. Epps were a special breed of terrifying, loathsome creatures.
  • Danny McBride, This is the End- "The fucker's gots to GOOO!"
  • Bathsheba, The Conjuring- In order for a horror movie to work, it needs something truly frightening and Bathsheba was just that. We never see her properly but her presence is scary enough.
  • Loki, Thor: The Dark World- This is the 3rd year in a row Hiddles' Loki has made it into this list. That's because he always manages to steal the show in every scene he is in.
  • Pigs, Upstream Colour- Because whaaaaaaaaaat?? My brain shut down every time they were on screen.
  • Alien, Spring Breakers- No, he is not a "villain" villain but he is a bad guy, completely corrupted by his desire and greed.
  • Smaug/Khan- 2013 was supposed to be Benedict Cumberbatch's year but that didn't happen because his big films didn't use him well. Still, he was a more than decent villain for his screentime in both The Hobbit: blahblah Smaug and Star Trek Into Darkness.
Biggest villain of 2013- Uncle Charlie from Stoker
Oh he is just so sinister AND attractive. Forget India, I was confused by these feelings myself. And the film really just basks in Matthew Goode's gargantuan sex appeal.

  • Gypsy Danger, Pacific Rim- It's mindblowingly amazeballs and it comes with a sword!
  • Jonah Hill's teeth, The Wolf of Wall Street- They're a thing of beauty, aren't they?
  • The clothes, Laurence Anyways- From that showstopping gown to those raining scarves- ugh I want it all!
  • Milky Way, This is the End- We all want a bite of that Milky Way, and I don't even like Milky Way.
  • Nail polish, Spring Breakers- It is literally a trend maker. Love it.
  • The Gos' arms, Only God Forgives- I *might* have made this list just for this entry. But seriously, look at them.
  • The video game, Her- Theodore's lonely life is reflected in the video game. It is both funny and tragic.
  • The shoes, Stoker- When are a pair of shoes not just a pair of shoes? Also, I adore them.
  • The lunchbox, The Lunchbox- That one lunchbox is sent to the wrong person, and lives are changed!
Favourite Object of 2013- The bicycle, Wadjda
Such a simple wish for a girl to have and to have so much riding on it, literally. It is a symbol and a ray of hope.

(newest addition, especially for 2013)
  • Scarlett Johansson, Don Jon- Accompanied by her gum chewing, ScarJo sounds like something out of the Jersey Shore, but she still keeps it classy.
  • Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine- It just sounds so affected, so made up. I love it.
  • Margot Robbie, The Wolf of Wall Street- Kinda amazed that an Aussie can get that accent so right.
  • James Franco, Spring Breakers- Franco just gives it his all. It's brilliant.
Favourite Accent of 2013- Emma Watson, The Bling Ring
I have been trying to learn it ever since the first teaser came out. It's hilarious.

Favourite Quotes of 2013



    Awesome lists! Every single one! Milky Way! Frances Ha! I loved This is the End a lot, too, and the ensemble was fantastic!! Greaaat post!

    1. I want that on a t-shirt so bad! Then again, I want every line of dialogue from that movie on a t-shirt.

      Thank you so much!

  2. That is an awesome list. I just saw This is the End today and man, that is funny.

  3. Great set of lists here! I agree with pretty much every choice you've made from the films I've seen too, especially your choices for best accents. I absolutely love Scarlett's accent in Don Jon!

    1. Thanks :)
      Haha, the accents thing just happened. Scarlett just nailed it in Don Jon.

  4. Great lists! Your villain mention of Upstream Color just made me curious as to what it's about - think I'll go see it now!

    1. Thank you.
      Upstream Colour just confused me and the pigs were a huge reason why.

  5. Goosebumps from the Before Midnight quote. Wow, these are some really cool lists - my favorites have to be objects and accents just because they're so different. I felt that Cate Blanchett really nailed it in Blue Jasmine, I could listen to her dialogue from that movie all day.

    1. I know, right? As much as I want that film to be erased from my mind, that quote is perfect.

      Thank you!

      Haha, I wish I could talk like Jasmine in random social gatherings for fun :P

  6. Oh this is awesome, such a creative post! I kinda want to see Pain and Gain just after reading that quote :)

    1. Thank you, Sati!
      That quote is like the definition of my life :P

  7. Great post! The Wolf of Wall Street had such an amazing ensemble. Reiner was fucking hilarious in that movie.

    “Theodore's lonely life is reflected in the video game. It is both funny and tragic.” Yes, yes, YES. Great insight there.

    Emma Watson got a lot of shit for her accent in The Bling Ring, but there are two important things to note about it. First, she sounds exactly like the person she is based off of, and two, that is exactly how so many young women in this town speak. Her accent was perfect. I love that you love it.

    1. Thank you! Haha, I loved Reiner too much. Provided that right amount of emotional punch at the end too.

      Oh yeah, Watson definitely sounded like Alexis Neiers. It was awesome. Thanks man :)

  8. Wonderful post! "I will not die sober!" is probably my favorite quote of 2013. Jonah Hill's teeth in WOWS and Emma Watson's Bling Ring accent should definitely win an award. Also, I love that you included Ted Hendricks in your favorite villains. He was a very memorable one for me too.

    1. Thank you! Haha, it's the best!

      Oh Ted Hendricks was so despicable. I hated him!