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The Most Memorable Movie Moments Of 2013

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • December 24, 2013 12:40 PM
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The Most Memorable Movie Moments 2013
Can you feel it? The end of 2013 is hurtling toward us like a stampeding rhino. And as our year-end wind down is winding down, we're letting ourselves off the leash a little and assembling this unwieldy monster—an unashamedly scrappy and random list of The Most Memorable Movie Moments of the Year aka Every Damn Thing That We Couldn't Find Anywhere Else to Talk About. Those of you who like a little more formal rigor in your year-in-review programming may wish to check out Best Shots, or Best Music Moments, or Best Documentaries, or Best Soundtracks, or Best Scores or Action Sequences, Child Performances, TV Episodes, Worst Films… or really any of our other 2013 wrap-up features (just hit our "Best of 2013" tag) all of which were put together with about 83% more discipline than this one.

Is This The End? Get To Know Your 2013 Apocalypse Movies

  • By Edward Davis
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  • June 13, 2013 11:59 AM
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Get To Know Your 2013 Apocalypse Movies
Hollywood likes to second-guess itself and look over its shoulder. “Oh, you’re producing a film about a math wizard who falls in love and takes a trip around the world in a balloon?” [Turns head, whispers in teeth to assistant] “Where’s our version of this? Get a draft on my desk by next Thursday.” This year we’ll see two White House movies (“White House Down” and “Olympus Has Fallen”) going toe-to-toe and a number of superhero film face-offs. But with apocalypse movies, it’s almost something else entirely. It seems to have captured the creative zeitgeist, and/or everyone is just creatively bankrupt. In Hollywood, it’s always hard to tell.

Contest: Win Copies Of Apocalyptic Comedy 'It’s A Disaster' On Blu-Ray & DVD

  • By Kieran McMahon
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  • June 4, 2013 12:37 PM
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It’s pretty much impossible to avoid the end of the world this summer, and with the trend of blockbuster apocalypse movies showing no signs of abating any time soon, it’s good to have something a little more offbeat to throw into the mix. “It’s a Disaster,” the sophomore effort from up and coming director Todd Berger is exactly that, and to celebrate the DVD release we’ve got three copies on DVD and three copies on Blu-ray to give away to some lucky readers.

What Are You Seeing This Weekend? Go 'To The Wonder' And 'Disconnect' With '42' & 'Scary Movie 5'

  • By Emma Bernstein
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  • April 12, 2013 5:13 PM
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It seems we have a weekend of disaster on our hands. Besides the apocalypse - set during a couples' brunch, of all places - this batch of films details the dystopic effects of modern technology, a futuristic world where diseases are commodified, a battle for survival at the ends of the earth (aka, the Norwegian tundra), and a study of man's inability to relate. And, of course, the cataclysmic "Scary Movie" franchise makes its reappearance. The lone light at the end of the tunnel is a heartwarming come-together-sports movie, a good pick-me-up and strong antidote to the hopelessness of life everywhere else. We're pretty pumped. And you, faithful cinephiles: which Armageddon flick gets your blood pumping?

Review: 'It's A Disaster' Is A Darkly Hilarious Apocalyptic Dramedy That's Anything But Disastrous

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • April 11, 2013 7:03 PM
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Real time, one-setting films are a tricky feat to pull off, stumping even the most accomplished directors (have you seen “Carnage”?), but director Todd Berger does it with panache in his sophomore feature, a clever take on the apocalypse film, “It’s A Disaster.” Assembling a cast of eight actors in one house for a film that’s part relationship dramedy and part end-of-the-world movie, Berger keeps the setting fresh and the pace moving in a story that takes a humorous look at the problems, both epic and trivial, that threaten to ruin lives.

Watch: Exclusive Clip From David Cross Comedy 'It's A Disaster' Plus Win Tix For NY & LA Screenings

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 10, 2013 1:56 PM
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You might be in the midst of full blown "Arrested Development" fever, but some temporary relief might be right in front of you with "It's A Disaster." The indie comedy has been available on VOD since March, but it's now headed to theaters and it might be worth a visit down to your local art-house. The concept is simple: four couples meet for Sunday brunch, but are soon left dealing with the fact that outside, the world is coming to an end. Yes, it's an apocalypse comedy, but one less focused on explosions and more on biting laughs.

Julia Stiles Talks Comedy 'It's A Disaster,' Career Choices & 'Bourne'

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • April 9, 2013 4:19 PM
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Julia Stiles has had a long and varied career since her breakout role opposite Heath Ledger in "10 Things I Hate About You," the '90s high school adaptation of Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew." Since then she's been a Jason Bourne accomplice, danced with death on TV's "Dexter," delivered David Mamet dialogue on stage, and currently has a spate of new high profile film roles coming up. We caught up with the New Yorker on the phone on the eve of the world premiere of her latest flick, "It's a Disaster."

Watch: Trailer For End Of The World Comedy 'It's A Disaster' Starring Julia Stiles & David Cross

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • February 18, 2013 9:47 AM
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Though human civilization keeps sailing past its supposed end-dates, the apocalypse is still a source of fascination for many of us, and for filmmakers in particular. While this year will see the serious and big-budget take on the end with the Brad Pitt-starring zombie tentpole “World War Z,” Todd Berger has delivered a smaller and more irreverent take on our doom with the black comedy “It’s A Disaster.” A trailer has now arrived online, so stock up on supplies and check it out below.

L.A. Film Fest Review: 'It's A Disaster' Is A Darkly Hilarious Apocalyptic Dramedy That's Anything But Disastrous

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • June 26, 2012 10:58 AM
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Real time, one setting films are a tricky feat to pull off, stumping even some of the most accomplished directors (have you seen “Carnage”?), but Todd Berger does it with panache in his directorial sophomore feature, a clever take on the apocalypse film, “It’s A Disaster.” Assembling a cast of eight actors in one house for a film that’s part relationship dramedy and part end of the world movie, Berger keeps the setting fresh and the pace moving in this film that takes a humorous look at the problems both epic and trivial that threaten to ruin lives. Based on the raptuous response from packed houses at the Los Angeles Film Festival this week, Berger and co. have succeeded in spades.

LAFF: Exclusive First Look & Poster For Julia Stiles' New Film 'It's A Disaster'; Actress Talks Comedy, Career Choices & 'Bourne'

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • June 13, 2012 1:01 PM
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Julia Stiles has had a long and varied career since her breakout role opposite Heath Ledger in "10 Things I Hate About You," the '90s high school adaptation of Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew." Since then she's been a Jason Bourne accomplice, danced with death on TV's "Dexter," delivered David Mamet dialogue on stage, and currently has a spate of new high profile film roles coming up. We caught up with the New Yorker on the phone on the eve of the world premiere of her latest flick "It's A Disaster," an apocalyptic dramedy that will debut next week at the Los Angeles Film Festival.

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