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Column A (Gravity, Captain Phillips, Dallas Buyers Club): I think if Gravity had a better actress than Sandra Bullock as the star, it would be on another level. I still enjoy it immensely so I'm keeping that and Dallas Buyers Club. Captain Phillips is very good, but the scene where Hanks is crying at the end adds like a whole 20 points to a movie I otherwise would have thought was just ok.
Column B: (Her, The Wolf of Wall Street, 12 Years a Slave): 12 Years a Slave is so insanely emotional and has top-3 career best performances across the board from Lupita Nyong'o, Ejiofor, Fassbender and Paulson. Not to mention Paul Dano stealing the show in just a few scenes. The Wolf of Wall Street is, in my opinion, Leonardo's best starring role. (The fact that he won for Revenant and not WoWS is still insane to me). So this leaves 'Her' as the odd man out. It's an amazing movie that flies under the radar, but I don't want to part with the other two more.
Column C (Frozen, Iron Man 3, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire): To be honest, I'm not a huge fan of any of these. Frozen is a solid movie, no doubt about it. It's also overrated thanks to the toy industry and, imho, inferior to the oft disrespected 'Tangled'. Iron Man 3 is the definition of average and somehow is the 6th highest grossing Marvel movie ever, the 7th highest grossing comic book movie ever and is the second highest grossing movie internationally of 2013 (#1 domestically). $1.2 Billion! It is nowhere near good enough to warrant that dough based on it's quality. I quite enjoyed the Hunger Games books, but feel apathetic about the movies. That said, Catching Fire is easily the best of the best of the franchise. I'll keep Frozen for the sake of children, and Hunger Games only because I hate how much bigger of a role Gwyneth Paltrow had to do with it compared to the previous two. Does anyone in Hollywood hate acting more than her?
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