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TOP 10 - Best trailers of 2013

It’s that time time of the year again when all do their TOP 10 favourite/worst films of the year. There’s has been some pretty great films this year, along with other dissapointments for sure (I’m looking straight towards you Man of Steel). But the main reason we tend to check out those films, films that are on our top 10 list is because the marketing campaign was so damn good. 

So here are my picks for the best trailers of this year.

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10 - THE CANYONS (Paul Schrader)

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OK. This one is a controversial for sure. Can this film be described as somehow “good”? Can a real pornstar act in a mainstream film? Can Lyndsay Lohan quit drugs, I mean get back acting? Fucking no. But what can be said good or great about this pretentious piece of shit is the trailer. 

How do you make a trailer which can engaged the audience which such a shitty film like this? Check out for yourself.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5uTtNLUmCA

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9 - LA VIE D’ADÈLE (Abdellatif Kechiche) [US trailer]

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In contrast with THE CANYONS, here we got a good trailer for a fantastic film. The following trailer captures different themes that are throughout this 3 hours romance film. Love, sex, betrayal, fear.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfpOSmvzAW0

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8 - THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY (Ben Stiller) [Trailer 1]

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I haven’t seen this film yet so I can’t say if it is great, horrible or excellent but what I can say is that from just seeing this trailer I really wanna see it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfpOSmvzAW0

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7 - AMERICAN HUSTLE (David O. Russell) [Trailer 1]

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Yet another film I’m dying to see, not only because of the director and the amazing cast but also because of the brilliant editing in the first trailer and the outstanding choice of Led Zeppelin’s ‘Good times, bad times’. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ST7a1aK_lG0

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6 - BIG BAD WOLVES (Aharon Keshales & Navot Papusahdo)

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Here it is a film that probably no one has ever heard of, or maybe they have since Mr. Tarantino ranked it as “the best film of 2013” and that’s saying something. Leaving aside that, this is a very strange, poetic and dark trailer which leaves us nothing but wanting more. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsfzhiW5l8c

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5 - HER (Spike Jonze) [Trailer 2]

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This sweet, heartfelt sci-fi romance drama about a guy who starts a relationship with an operative system [Do not insert Siri gag in here] is an incredible plot for a film. What is even more incredible is the number of questions un-answered that the trailer show us, plus an amazing score by Arcade Fire.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ne6p6MfLBxc

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4 - GRAVITY (Alfonso Cuarón) [Trailer 1]

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Gravity may not have had the greatest script ever but it did have an excellent direction and a solid performance by Sandra Bullock. The following trailer does not show us the entire film in 2 and a half minutes but instead it teases the fuck out of the audience with a lot of tension. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufsrgE0BYf0

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3 - DON JON (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) 

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This amazingly well edited trailer by the famous Mark Wollen’s company show us a very detail look up to the themes of Don Jon’s life. Body, pad, ride, family, church, boys, girls and… what was the last one? Check it out for yourself.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6615kYTpOSU

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2 - THE WOLF OF WALL STREET (Martin Scorsese) [Trailer 2]

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Martin Scorsese directing. Leonardo DiCaprio in the leading role. The screenplay written by the guy who does Boardwalk Empire. 

Enough Said.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pabEtIERlic

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And the winner is…

1 -  ONLY GOD FORGIVES (Nicolas Winding Refn) [Trailer 1]

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That’s it. No other trailer this year could capture more perfectly the look, sound and depth of a film like the Only God Forgives one. It has few lines that doesn’t say anything about the plot but an extroardinary hypnotic feeling towards the whole picture. See the masterful edit down below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAgirTtfobk

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CINE: Lo mejor del 2013 hasta ahora

Trance (Danny Boyle)

The Place Beyond The Pines (Derek Cianfrance)

Before Midnight (Richard Linklater)

The Hunt (Thomas Vinterberg)

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Groovy.

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My TOP 10 Films of 2012

This are my top ten flicks of the year, down below there is a list of Honorable mentions.

Well… let the games begin!

10 - Silver Linings Playbook (David O. Russel)

Original drama-comedy, with a solid script and unique characters by Jenniffer Lawrence and Bradely Cooper solid performances. A great cast that features Robert DeNiro, Jackie Weaver plus Chris Tucker. Nevertheless all of the above would have failed if David O. Russel haden’t been the director. Excelsior.

9 - Moonrise Kingdom (Wes Anderson)

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This might not be everyone’s favourite but there is no doubt that Moonrise Kingdom is a charming, joyful and incredible love story by Anderson. The main actors of the film who portray two young and loneley pre-teens are absolutely amazing as ‘Sam’ (Jared Gilman) and ‘Suzy’ (Kara Hayward). Both deserves some recognition, so as the film!

8 - Cloud Atlas (Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski & Lana Wachowski)

Each actor and actress in the film had to play six different characters, in which all of they are connected. And that’s where Cloud Atlas stroke me the most. An unique piece of filmaking in which you have to keep your mind open and really focus on what is going on. 

7- Argo (Ben Affleck)

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Ben Affleck has proved once more, with this excellent relentlessly tense thriller, that he is a terrific and great director who can tell this huge real story but still in a very suspenful way that will make you sit and get chills during the runtime of the film. No other film made me shake this year like Argo did.

 

6 - Beasts of the Southern Wild (Benh Zeitlin)

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Unique and magical. ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ will make you cry and at the same time feel with wonder and gorgeousness. Great cinematography but the main highlight here is the main character called ‘Hushpuppy’ which is AMAZINGLY well performed by Quvenzhané Wallis. In fact, all the actors in this film are spectacular and you know something? These are their first performances EVER. Don’t miss this film, check it out!

5Seven Psychopaths (Martin McDonagh)

An histerically dark odball flick with a fantasitc cast. One of the best scripts of 2012 and it’s the best comedy as well. Sam Rockwell has never been. It’s truly a black comedy full with blood, gore and multiple laughs.

4 - Looper (Rian Johnson)

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Intelligent, thrilling and wholly original. Joseph Gordon Levitt and Bruce Willis both portraying the same character but in different ages are great, but here the main ‘hero’ is Rian Johnson. His extremely well organized plot delivers some of the greatest dialogues in 2012. This film delivers an incredible editing and narrative, so as introducing Pierce Gagnon to the acting world, in which he is absolutely excellent in this one. In years from now, Looper will be known as a sci-fi classic.

3 - The Master (Paul Thomas Anderson)

Another masterful drama by Paul Thomas Anderson. Joaquin Phoenix as Freddie Quell is completely insane and outstanding in every possible way, also extraordinary performance by Phillip Seymour Hoffman and gorgeous cinematography. I do not think that Paul Thomas Anderson will ever make a so so film. Never.

2 - Zero Dark Thirty (Katheryn Bigelow)

Extremely tense and suspensful with an excellent editing, script and outstanding performance by Jessica Chastain as ‘Maya’. Zero Dark Thirty is indeed Bigelow’s masterpiece.

1 - Django Unchained (Quentin Tarantino)

The D is silent. What another fantastic film by Tarantino, he makes you laugh and disturb you at the same time with these awesome homenage to the spagetthi western and blaxplotation of the 70’s. Terrific script and incredible performances by Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz, Jamie Foxx and Samuel L - motherfucker- Jackson. Do not miss this film, it’s truly masterful!

Honorable Mentions: 

The Dark Knight Rises

- Ted

- Skyfall

- Wreck it Ralph

- The Perks of being a Wallflower

- The Cabin in the Woods

- The Imposter

- The Avengers

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'Beasts of the Southern Wild' 8.5/10
Directed by Benh Zeitlin
Cast: Quevenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry & Levy Easterly

'Beasts of the Southern Wild' 8.5/10

Directed by Benh Zeitlin

Cast: Quevenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry & Levy Easterly

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'Skyfall' 9/10
Directed by Sam Mendes
Cast: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw & Naomie Harris.

'Skyfall' 9/10

Directed by Sam Mendes

Cast: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw & Naomie Harris.

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'Moonrise Kingdom' 8.5/10
Directed by Wes Anderson
Cast: Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton & Jason Schwarzman.

'Moonrise Kingdom' 8.5/10

Directed by Wes Anderson

Cast: Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton & Jason Schwarzman.

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'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' 4/10
Directed by Timur Bekmambetov
Cast: Benjamin Walker, Dominic Cooper & Mary Elizabeth Winstead.

'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' 4/10

Directed by Timur Bekmambetov

Cast: Benjamin Walker, Dominic Cooper & Mary Elizabeth Winstead.

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'Argo' 8/10
Directed by Ben Affleck.
Cast: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman & Alan Arkin.

'Argo' 8/10

Directed by Ben Affleck.

Cast: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman & Alan Arkin.

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'Road to Perdition' 7.5/10
Directed by Sam Mendes
Cast: Tom Hanks, Tyler Hoechlin, Daniel Craig & Jude Law.

'Road to Perdition' 7.5/10

Directed by Sam Mendes

Cast: Tom Hanks, Tyler Hoechlin, Daniel Craig & Jude Law.