Kevin’s picks on DVD this week: About Time, Escape Plan, Dallas Buyers Club, Laverne & Shirley: The Seventh Season and Free Birds
Stinker of the week: Baggage Claim
I have to admit that I was a bit worried as 2013 wound down. While there were plenty of movies I enjoyed, there were few that screamed to be put on my Best of the Year list. Fortunately, as seems to happen every year, there were a handful that came through at the end of the year during the furious race of award season that made the grade. Still, this list seems rather lopsided to me, with half of the films being science fiction in nature. In a way, this is one of the more mainstream lists I’ve made in recent years, but there are a few artsy gems in there as well. The biggest surprise for me: no animated films. That was bound to happen one of these days. Anyway, on to my ten favorite of 2013…
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This Week: Kevin and Kristin gracefully move into the bizarre mix of would-be award films and massive blockbusters. They talk some news, including some cool developments on the Marvel side of Disney as well as rude astronaut hecklers and the demise of Blockbuster Video. Then they move onto the reviews of Thor: The Dark World, About Time and 12 Years a Slave. Finally, they answer a listener email and move on to box office and DVD recommendations.