It would appear that yours truly is a fan of either fam-friendly CGI entertainment and/or R-rated shenanigans this year. The Croods and Spring Breakers both impressed while The Call and The Incredible Burt Wonderstone went into a free-fall. Also earning some play (screening) time were a couple of independent products in Stoker and Monk.

And just a quick side note: Spring Breakers still hasn’t fully resonated in the mind…Could take a couple months to determine its true position in the below.

Here’s how the 2013 movie rankings are shaping up thus far:

1. Side Effects
2. Warm Bodies
3. Escape from Planet Earth
4. Oz the Great and Powerful
5. The Croods
6. 21 and Over
7. Snitch
8. Spring Breakers
9. Beautiful Creatures
10. Gangster Squad
11. Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters
12. Dead Man Down
13. Stoker
14. Texas Chainsaw 3D
15. Bless Me, Ultima
16. Mama
17. Broken City
18. The Last Stand
19. Admission
20. Emperor
21. Stand Up Guys
22. Dark Skies
23. Monk
24. The ABCs of Death
25. The Last Exorcism Part II
26. Jack the Giant Slayer
27. The Call
28. Safe Haven
29. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
30. A Haunted House
31. Bullet to the Head
32. Identity Thief
33. A Good Day to Die Hard
34. Parker

Not screened: Movie 43, Phantom


Spring Breakers

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

The Call

Spring Breakers

By Joe Belcastro

Joe Belcastro is an established movie critic in Tampa, Florida. As a member of the Florida Film Critics Circle, most of his time is spent reviewing upcoming movies. He also covers news pertaining to the film industry, on both a local and national level as well as conducting interviews. To contact Joe Belcastro regarding a story or with general questions about his services, please e-mail him and/or follow him on Twiiter @TheWritingDemon.

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