The Metro staff talks about how few movies they saw in 2013 and why

Sandra Bullock hangs on for life in "Gravity," the favorite movie among the Metro features staff. Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures
Sandra Bullock hangs on for life in “Gravity,” the favorite movie among the Metro features staff.
Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

Staff Top 5 Movies of 2013

1. “Gravity”
2. “This is the End”
3. “To the Wonder”
4. “Inside Llewyn Davis”
5. “Dallas Buyer’s Club”

“I very much enjoyed ‘The Spectacular Now’ and am looking forward to Shailene Woodley’s Hollywood takeover in 2014.’ — Emily Laurence 

“I might have teared up a little watching ‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’ with my dad. Really moving parent-child stuff happening there, although I don’t care about Oprah (there, I said it). I’m pretty sure that’s the only movie I paid to see in a theater this year. I feel like it’s a case of everyone forgetting that movie by the end of the year because of its early release date.” — T. Michelle Murphy

“A few of us only put one or two films because we hadn’t seen many movies this year. Are we as a culture moving away from movies because in a 140-characters-or-less society a two-hour movie takes up too much time?” — Pat Healy

‪”There weren’t many movies out this year that really interested me, for some reason. And I’m someone who will go see almost anything, if someone else wants to go, just because I have a sick obsession with movie theater popcorn.”‬ — Alexandra Cavallo

“I don’t think it’s the two hours, I think it’s the $30. I think that’s why people will go see ‘Gravity’ on the big screen, or something that would be compromised to watch on an iPad. Or it’s something timely/topical they don’t want to be left out of (‘Hunger Games,’ superheroes, hobbits).” — TMM

“Now that I’m a parent, I see that the act of going to a movie theater is a big luxury. If you have kids, seeing a movie means getting a babysitter (if you are a decent and kind movie-goer, which I know many aren’t). At $15 bucks an hour for the sitter coupled with two tickets, that is well over $100 to see ‘RIPD’ — sometimes in a theater WHERE SOMEONE BROUGHT THEIR CRYING BABY. The entire experience doesn’t justify the cost.” — Dorothy Robinson

“I love rowdy theaters — it’s part of the experience. But I’m wholly alone in that and no one in my life will come with me to any of the noisy theaters I like. And I usually need someone there to explain to me what’s going on onscreen.” — Rachel Vigoda



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