Jamie’s Top Movie Picks for 2013
So the threat of a Mayan Apocalypse has come and gone, you've already broken six New Year resolutions... so now what? Why not look ahead at the biggest movie releases of 2013? I won't bore either of us with movies that I won't be seeing in theaters, and since I only get to the theater a few times a year, this should be easy. After all, movies are expensive, popcorn is fattening, and sitting still for 90-120 minutes at one time with no DVR-pause button so we can use the restroom is nearly impossible. I'll only look at the movies I plan on seeing IN THEATER... so I present my top 3 movies of 2013.
3. The Hangover 3
OK, so call me immature and low-brow, but remember... I'm like rubber and you're like glue... what you say bounces off me and sticks to you". Director Todd Phillips felt our pain after an uninspired rehash in the 2nd installment, but cinema's biggest alcoholics/binge drinkers will bring a little of that Vegas magic we enjoyed in the first of the trilogy back for #3 (would've worked better for my sophomoric humor had it been #2, but we move on).
2. The Great Gatsby
OK, call me a nerd, but I was a huge fan of the book growing up. I longed for the high life of Long Island circa-1920's, when flappers and bootleggers were high society. If anyone could ever top Robert Redford in the role of Mr. Gatsby it's gotta be Leo DiCaprio. The fact that it's in 3D doesn't add anything for me, but this is a remake of a remake of a remake that was based on a novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald so I'm on board.
1. Iron Man 3
Robert Downey, Jr. is my generation's Jack Nicholson; the man can do no wrong on the screen. Throw in the Marvel-esque special effects and you've got the recipe for another classic. I'm not a comic book fan, or a fan of movie theaters, but I'll be there with the rest of the under-employed masses opening night. There are just some movies that are better enjoyed on the big screen, and this action thriller is one of the them. May 3rd cannot get here soon enough!!