Movie-log 2013

by Herrguth | created - 01 Jan 2013 | updated - 01 Jan 2014 | Public

All the movies, short films and tv-series I am watching in 2013.

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1. Life of Pi (2012)

PG | 127 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

79 Metascore

A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Adil Hussain, Tabu

Votes: 541,195 | Gross: $124.99M

2. The Invention of Lying (2009)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

58 Metascore

A comedy set in a world where no one has ever lied, until a writer seizes the opportunity for personal gain.

Directors: Ricky Gervais, Matthew Robinson | Stars: Ricky Gervais, Jennifer Garner, Jonah Hill, Louis C.K.

Votes: 108,071 | Gross: $18.44M

3. Screen Play (1993)

11 min | Animation, Short

With visual aids, a narrator tells a story of forbidden love in Feudal Japan, but life has other plans.

Director: Barry Purves | Star: Michael Maloney

Votes: 152

4. Manipulation (1991)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A discarded cartoon character and some spilt ink combine and interact as if the cartoonist had drawn their actions. Discovering them, the cartoonist then joins in the interaction.

Director: Daniel Greaves

Votes: 449

5. Strings (1991)

10 min | Animation, Short

This film explores the distant relationship between an elderly amateur musician, the woman who lives in the apartment above him and the leaky bathtub that is bothering them both.

Director: Wendy Tilby

Votes: 208

6. Grasshoppers (1990)

9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Men killing each other through the ages for various reasons.

Director: Bruno Bozzetto

Votes: 495

7. The Itsy Bitsy Spider (1992)

PG | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

During a piano lesson, a music teacher discovers a harmless spider, so she calls in The Exterminator.

Director: Matthew O'Callaghan | Stars: Jim Carrey, Andrea Martin, Thora Birch, Frank Welker

Votes: 310

8. Cowboys & Aliens (2011)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

50 Metascore

A spaceship arrives in Arizona, 1873, to take over the Earth, starting with the Wild West region. A posse of cowboys and natives are all that stand in their way.

Director: Jon Favreau | Stars: Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, Abigail Spencer

Votes: 197,124 | Gross: $100.24M

9. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)

R | 105 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

42 Metascore

Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, discovers vampires are planning to take over the United States. He makes it his mission to eliminate them.

Director: Timur Bekmambetov | Stars: Benjamin Walker, Rufus Sewell, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie

Votes: 143,649 | Gross: $37.52M

10. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Glee: Keep on Believin' (2012)

60 min | Documentary, Biography

Featuring interviews with creators as well as a handful of cast members, the hour-long special will go behind the scenes of the musical hit "Glee" (2009) and offer never-before-told stories... See full summary »

Stars: Dianna Agron, Ian Brennan, Chris Colfer, Darren Criss

Votes: 21

11. Dicte: Crime Reporter (2013–2016)
Episode: Personskade - del 1 (2013)

48 min | Crime, Drama

Newly divorced journalist, Dicte Svendsen, returns to her hometown of Aarhus with her daughter Rose. Working as a crime reporter, she discovers the corpse of a young Bosnian woman, who seems to have bled to death following a c-section.

Director: Jannik Johansen | Stars: Iben Hjejle, Lars Brygmann, Lærke Winther, Lene Maria Christensen

Votes: 115

12. Glee (2009–2015)
Episode: Thanksgiving (2012)

TV-14 | 44 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Some McKinley alumni give New Directions advice about Sectionals. Elsewhere, Rachel and Kurt have a nontraditional Thanksgiving dinner.

Director: Bradley Buecker | Stars: Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Jane Lynch, Kevin McHale

Votes: 862

13. Glee (2009–2015)
Episode: Swan Song (2012)

TV-14 | 43 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

As New Directions regroups after Sectionals, Finn ponders his future with the club. Meanwhile, Kurt gets a shot at redemption with a second audition.

Director: Brad Falchuk | Stars: Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Jane Lynch, Kevin McHale

Votes: 880

14. Glee (2009–2015)
Episode: Glee, Actually (2012)

TV-14 | 43 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

As 2012 draws to a close, Sam and Brittany live life to the fullest before the Mayan apocalypse. Meanwhile, Kurt has a Christmas he'll never forget.

Director: Adam Shankman | Stars: Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Jane Lynch, Kevin McHale

Votes: 770

15. Hotel Hell (2012– )
Episode: Keating Hotel (2012)

TV-14 | 44 min | Reality-TV

Gordon Ramsay tries to save a landmark San Diego hotel.

Director: Jay Hunter | Stars: Gordon Ramsay, Eddie Kaen, Brian Rutherford, Sandra Vivas

Votes: 79

16. Friends with Kids (2011)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

55 Metascore

Two best friends decide to have a child together while keeping their relationship platonic, so they can avoid the toll kids can take on romantic relationships.

Director: Jennifer Westfeldt | Stars: Jennifer Westfeldt, Adam Scott, Maya Rudolph, Chris O'Dowd

Votes: 39,488 | Gross: $7.25M

17. Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

PG-13 | 93 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

86 Metascore

Faced with both her hot-tempered father's fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love.

Director: Benh Zeitlin | Stars: Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry, Levy Easterly, Lowell Landes

Votes: 77,719 | Gross: $12.80M

18. Your Highness (2011)

R | 102 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

31 Metascore

When Prince Fabious's bride is kidnapped, he goes on a quest to rescue her... accompanied by his lazy useless brother Thadeous.

Director: David Gordon Green | Stars: Danny McBride, Natalie Portman, James Franco, Rasmus Hardiker

Votes: 93,501 | Gross: $21.60M

19. The Hunt (2012)

R | 115 min | Drama

77 Metascore

A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son's custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie.

Director: Thomas Vinterberg | Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Annika Wedderkopp, Lasse Fogelstrøm

Votes: 246,047 | Gross: $0.69M

20. Battery Man (2012)

54 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

Meet the man whose life was changed by electricity. An extraordinary person, who can fry a hot dog with bare hands, in an attempt to become the first human laser.

Directors: Dusan Cavic, Dusan Saponja | Stars: Ruska Jakic, Slavisa Pajkic, Milovan Suvakov, Nemanja Djordjevic

Votes: 37

21. Detention (2011)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

45 Metascore

As a copycat killer named after movie villain Cinderhella stalks the student body at Grizzly Lake High School, a group of co-eds band together to survive while serving detention.

Director: Joseph Kahn | Stars: Josh Hutcherson, Shanley Caswell, Spencer Locke, Dane Cook

Votes: 14,306

22. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

58 Metascore

A fisheries expert is approached by a consultant to help realize a sheik's vision of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert and embarks on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible possible.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt, Amr Waked, Kristin Scott Thomas

Votes: 59,252 | Gross: $9.03M

23. Amour (2012)

PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Romance

94 Metascore

Georges and Anne are an octogenarian couple. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, also a musician, lives in Britain with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested.

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert, Alexandre Tharaud

Votes: 85,638 | Gross: $6.74M

24. Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

PG-13 | 93 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

86 Metascore

Faced with both her hot-tempered father's fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love.

Director: Benh Zeitlin | Stars: Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry, Levy Easterly, Lowell Landes

Votes: 77,719 | Gross: $12.80M

25. The Event (2012)

4 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

Love and a severed foot, at the end of the world.

Director: Julia Pott | Stars: Alex Britton, Laura Free

Votes: 90

26. Tormented (I) (2009)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Horror

A bullied teenager comes back from the dead to take revenge on his classmates.

Director: Jon Wright | Stars: Alex Pettyfer, April Pearson, Dimitri Leonidas, Calvin A. Dean

Votes: 5,868

27. The Impossible (2012)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama, History, Thriller

73 Metascore

The story of a tourist family in Thailand caught in the destruction and chaotic aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.

Director: J.A. Bayona | Stars: Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Tom Holland, Oaklee Pendergast

Votes: 180,251 | Gross: $19.02M

28. The Infernal Boiling Pot (1903)

2 min | Short, Horror

Two demons throw helpless captives into a boiling cauldron, and then try to summon forth their spirits.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 1,091

29. The Devilish Tenant (1909)

6 min | Short, Comedy

A man rents an apartment and furnishes it in remarkable fashion.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Charles Claudel, Octavie Huvier, François Lallement, André Méliès

Votes: 1,450

30. Kørsel med grønlandske hunde (1897)

1 min | Documentary, Short

A Danish factor ("colony manager") in Greenland drives a sledge with the help of some Greenlandic sledge dogs in Fælledparken in Copenhagen as an illustration of his life in Greenland in ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Elfelt | Star: Fischer

Votes: 114

31. Our Idiot Brother (2011)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

60 Metascore

A comedy centered on an idealist who barges into the lives of his three sisters.

Director: Jesse Peretz | Stars: Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, Nick Sullivan

Votes: 81,212 | Gross: $24.81M

32. The Big Bang Theory (2007–2019)
Episode: Pilot (2007)

TV-14 | 23 min | Comedy, Romance

A pair of socially awkward theoretical physicists meet their new neighbor Penny, who is their polar opposite.

Director: James Burrows | Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg

Votes: 4,679

33. The Big Bang Theory (2007–2019)
Episode: The Big Bran Hypothesis (2007)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy, Romance

Penny is furious with Leonard and Sheldon when they sneak into her apartment and clean it while she is sleeping.

Director: Mark Cendrowski | Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg

Votes: 3,668

34. The Big Bang Theory (2007–2019)
Episode: The Fuzzy Boots Corollary (2007)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Leonard gets upset when he discovers that Penny is seeing a new guy, so he tries to trick her into going on a date with him.

Director: Mark Cendrowski | Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg

Votes: 3,206

35. The Big Bang Theory (2007–2019)
Episode: The Luminous Fish Effect (2007)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy, Romance

Sheldon's mother is called to intervene when he delves into numerous obsessions after being fired for being disrespectful to his new boss.

Director: Mark Cendrowski | Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg

Votes: 3,261

36. The Big Bang Theory (2007–2019)
Episode: The Hamburger Postulate (2007)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy, Romance

Leslie seduces Leonard, but afterwards tells him that she is only interested in a one-night stand.

Director: Andrew D. Weyman | Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg

Votes: 3,066

37. The Big Bang Theory (2007–2019)
Episode: The Middle Earth Paradigm (2007)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy, Romance

The guys are invited to Penny's Halloween party, where Leonard has yet another run-in with Penny's ex-boyfriend Kurt.

Director: Mark Cendrowski | Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg

Votes: 3,231

38. We Bought a Zoo (2011)

PG | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

58 Metascore

Set in Southern California, a father moves his young family to the countryside to renovate and re-open a struggling zoo.

Director: Cameron Crowe | Stars: Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, Thomas Haden Church, Elle Fanning

Votes: 127,708 | Gross: $75.62M

39. The Sea Inside (I) (2004)

PG-13 | 125 min | Biography, Drama

74 Metascore

The factual story of Spaniard Ramon Sampedro, who fought a thirty-year campaign in favor of euthanasia and his own right to die.

Director: Alejandro Amenábar | Stars: Javier Bardem, Belén Rueda, Lola Dueñas, Mabel Rivera

Votes: 73,286 | Gross: $2.09M

40. The Big Bang Theory (2007–2019)
Episode: The Dumpling Paradox (2007)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy, Romance

When Howard hooks up with Penny's old friend, his absence in the gang causes problems for the rest of the guys.

Director: Mark Cendrowski | Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg

Votes: 3,018

41. The Big Bang Theory (2007–2019)
Episode: The Grasshopper Experiment (2007)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy, Romance

When Raj's parents set him up on a blind date, he finds he can talk to women with the aid of alcohol.

Director: Ted Wass | Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg

Votes: 3,044

42. The Big Bang Theory (2007–2019)
Episode: The Cooper-Hofstadter Polarization (2008)

TV-14 | 20 min | Comedy, Romance

Leonard and Sheldon's friendship is put to the test when Leonard wants to present a paper they co-authored at a physics convention, but Sheldon doesn't.

Director: Joel Murray | Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg

Votes: 2,936

43. The Big Bang Theory (2007–2019)
Episode: The Loobenfeld Decay (2008)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy, Romance

Leonard lies to Penny so that he and Sheldon can get out of watching her perform. However, Sheldon believes that the lie has too many loose ends, so he comes up with a new, unnecessarily complex one to replace it.

Director: Mark Cendrowski | Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg

Votes: 2,999

44. Paperman (2012)

G | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

An office worker meets the girl of his dreams and uses a fleet of paper airplanes to get her attention.

Director: John Kahrs | Stars: John Kahrs, Kari Wahlgren, Jack Goldenberg, Jeff Turley

Votes: 29,728

45. The Big Bang Theory (2007–2019)
Episode: The Pancake Batter Anomaly (2008)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

When Sheldon gets sick, Leonard, Howard and Raj go AWOL, leaving a reluctant Penny to deal with him.

Director: Mark Cendrowski | Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg

Votes: 2,981

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