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My Movies of the year.

Here are my top movies and movie moments of 2013 🙂

Before you get angry at something you can’t believe I’ve not  mentioned please check my list of films that I haven’t managed to see yet at the bottom in case it’s on there!

  1. The Paperboy
  2. Gravity
  3. Stoker
  4. Trance
  5. Les Miserable
  6. Star Trek Into Darkness
  7. Behind the candelabra
  8. Robot and Frank
  9. Wreck It Ralph
  10. Django Unchained
  11. Kill Your Darlings
  12. Antiviral
  13. Frozen

Better than expected

  1. World War Z
  2. Alan Partridge Alpha Papa
  3. Oblivion
  4. American Mary
  5. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  6. Now You See Me
  7. The Fifth Estate
  8. Warm Bodies
  9. The Internship
  10. Byzantium
  11. I give it a year

Biggest Surprise

Robot & Frank

Worse than expected

  1. Oz the great and powerful
  2. The Great Gatsby
  3. Side Effects

Biggest Disappointment

Man of Steel

Biggest Relief

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Best Performance

Michael Douglas – Behind the Candelbra

Can’t believe I missed these (in no order)

Zero Dark Thirty

Monsters University



This is 40

Cloud Atlas

Welcome to the punch

Spring Breakers

Place beyond the pines





How I live Now

Machete Kills


Saving Mr Banks

Secret Life of Walter Mitty 

Only just out

American Hustle


Marilyn on ‘Four Rooms’

MM collector Gene London (also a former children’s TV host and fashion designer) brought one of his most prized possessions – a sketch by Marilyn, Myself Exercising – to the UK recently for an appearance on Channel 4′s antiques show, Four Rooms.

London was offered £150,000 by dealer Jeff Salmon but, incredibly, turned it down. I can understand why – not from a financial point of view – but to me, that sketch is one of the loveliest things Marilyn left behind. It should either go to someone who truly adores it, or preferably, be donated to a museum.

UK readers can watch the show here (the sketch is the final item, saving the best for last.)

(via Marilyn on ‘Four Rooms’ | ES Updates)

I just watched this tonight – it’s only the second episode I’ve seen of the program and I quite like it – but I agree, I wouldn’t have sold it to them either. The poor man clearly loved it the way it should be loved and I’m not convinced he really wanted to sell it at all.

He said he wanted to sell it to buy costumes at a forthcoming auction, but personally I would far rather own this than a dress – even ‘the’ dress.