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The Best And Worst Films And TV/Web Shows Of 2013

Before Midnight DVD Bates Motel Season 1 Blu-ray The Place Beyond The Pines Doctor Who- The Day of the Doctor Blu-ray New World Blu-ray Breaking Bad

After an underwhelming 2012 film year, 2013 was a definite improvement. While there weren’t a ton of films I would consider great, I did see a fair number of good ones. Yes, a majority of the “mainstream” films were clunkers (as they usually are), but there were a surprising amount of indie, VOD, and documentary gems released this year.

Over on the TV and web series side, it proved to be a solid year for these mediums as well. New shows like “Bates Motel” and “Orange Is the New Black” wowed audiences, returning favorites (such as “Game of Thrones” and “Doctor Who”) continued to have viewers glued to their screens, and a few shows ended with a bang (namely “Breaking Bad” and “Tron Uprising”).

So, without further adieu, here is my annual list! Continue reading

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December 31, 2013 Posted by | News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Don Jon Blu-ray Review

Don Jon Blu-ray

“Don Jon” is an admirable film that suffers from an uneven script. Continue reading

December 30, 2013 Posted by | Blu-Ray review | , , , | Leave a comment

Violet And Daisy Blu-ray Review

Violet and Daisy Blu-ray

James Gandolfini is the lone highlight of the tonally awkward “Violet and Daisy.” Continue reading

December 29, 2013 Posted by | Blu-Ray review | , , , | Leave a comment

Man of Tai Chi Blu-ray Review

Man Of Tai Chi Blu-ray

“Man of Tai Chi” is a tiresome martial arts film. Continue reading

December 28, 2013 Posted by | Blu-Ray review | , , | Leave a comment

The Hunt Blu-ray Review

The Hunt Blu-ray

“The Hunt” is a well made film that is incredibly tough to watch. Continue reading

December 27, 2013 Posted by | Blu-Ray review | , , , | Leave a comment

Birth Of The Living Dead DVD Review

Birth of the Living Dead DVD

“Birth of the Living Dead” is an engrossing documentary about George Romero and “Night of the Living Dead.” Continue reading

December 26, 2013 Posted by | DVD review | , , , | Leave a comment

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Chronicles: Art and Design Book Review

The Hobbit- The Desolation of Smaug Chronicles- Art and Design Book

Fans of Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” films will want to pick up “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Chronicles: Art and Design.” Continue reading

December 25, 2013 Posted by | Book review | , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Mentalist Season 5 DVD Review

The Mentalist Season 5 DVD

Yes, “The Mentalist” is still on TV. Continue reading

December 24, 2013 Posted by | DVD review | , | Leave a comment

Doctor Who: The Tenth Planet DVD Review

Doctor Who- The Tenth Planet DVD

“The Tenth Planet” is a landmark “Doctor Who” episode. Continue reading

December 23, 2013 Posted by | DVD review | , , , , | Leave a comment

Hollywood Unseen And Hollywood Dogs Hardcover Book Reviews

Hollywood Unseen Hollywood Dogs

“Hollywood Dogs” and “Hollywood Unseen” are two lavish photography books from ACC. Continue reading

December 19, 2013 Posted by | Book review | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment