My Top 10 Films of 2013

It’s that time of year again, so here are my top 10 films of 2013.

This year I have watched more films than I ever have in a year before, reaching a total of 771 films (82 released that year and 665 for the first time). My most watched directors were Joel and Ethan Coen and my most watched actors were Robert De Niro and John Goodman.

This list obviously changes as I catch up with more films, so for an updated list you can visit my Letterboxd page.

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Film Review: Iron Man 3


The latest superhero film to be released by Marvel Studios and directed by Shane Black, Iron Man 3 is the seventh instalment in the Marvel Cinematic. Sequel to both the Iron Man films and the recent Avengers Assemble, the film picks up after the events of Loki’s invasion with a haunted Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) who, struggling to sleep, is having problems with his girlfriend Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) and is forced to sit back and watch his friend Colonel James Rhodes (Don Cheadle) take on the responsibilities of America’s iron-suited hero. When two old scientist associates, Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce) and Maya Hansen (Rebecca Hall), come back into his life, however, his personal world is destroyed as a threat from the terrorist The Mandarin (Ben Kingsley) means that Tony must embark on a harrowing quest to find those responsible, leading him to answer the question that has secretly consumed him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?

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Iron Man 3 Extras Get Flung Through The Air…

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A whole sequence of photos have leaked from the set of Shane Black‘s Iron Man 3 this week, showing a number of people being pulled up in to the air, suspended from cables connected to a crane high up in the air.

The photos were taken as work on the Iron Man 3 production continued along the Cape Fear River in downtown Wilmington during the filming of a stunt on Monday 16th July.

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Jon Favreau Talks ‘Iron Man 3’

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The Hollywood Reporter caught up with Jon Favreau earlier this month where the producer and director gave a couple of hints about the upcoming third instalment to Marvel’s Iron Man films.

To be directed by Shane Black with Favreau serving as producer, Iron Man 3 stars Robert Downey Jnr. in the lead role as The Avengers’ metal wearing superhero Iron Man.

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Sequel Is Confirmed as ‘The Avengers’ Reaches Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend Of All Time

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The Avengers has reached the biggest domestic opening weekend of all time, Disney have announced this week, becoming the fastest film to reach $200 million domestically in just three days.

Also marking the second highest single-day take of all time at $80.8M, following record-breaking days on Saturday ($69.5M) and Sunday ($57M), the film’s 3-day record-breaking opening weekend’s domestic reached at $207.4M with a foreign total at $447.4M, giving a total global gross of $654.8M in 12 days.

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Don Cheadle Talks An Action-Packed Iron Man 3

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With the release of Marvel‘s Iron Man 3 still over a year away, Don Cheadle gave Access Hollywood a few hints about what we can expect for the latest superhero film focusing on Robert Downey Jr‘s man of iron.

Cheadle, aka James ‘Rhodey’ Rhodes aka War Machine, told Access that the interaction between Tony Stark and Rhodey will be more dynamic, and that the third instalment will be even more action-filled than its predecessors.

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