My Must-See Movies of 2013

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1. The Lone Ranger (2013)

PG-13 | 150 min | Action, Adventure, Western

6.5
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37 Metascore

Native American warrior Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law, into a legend of justice.

Director: Gore Verbinski | Stars: Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, William Fichtner, Tom Wilkinson

Votes: 197,701 | Gross: $89.30M

Seen it. 10 out of 10. Gore Verbinski never disappoints and delivers another fantastic movie. This is the most fun you'll have at the cinema this summer.

2. The World's End (2013)

R | 109 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.0
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81 Metascore

Five friends who reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub crawl from twenty years earlier unwittingly become humanity's only hope for survival.

Director: Edgar Wright | Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Rosamund Pike

Votes: 212,075 | Gross: $26.00M

Seen it. 10 out of 10. The best comedy you'll see this year and the best scifi film too. You will hardly see something so original as this another masterpiece from the Wright/Pegg/Frost trio.

3. Pain & Gain (2013)

R | 129 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.4
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45 Metascore

A trio of bodybuilders in Florida get caught up in an extortion ring and a kidnapping scheme that goes terribly wrong.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie, Tony Shalhoub

Votes: 175,095 | Gross: $49.88M

Seen it. 10 out of 10

4. Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013)

PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.8
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72 Metascore

After the crew of the Enterprise find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction.

Director: J.J. Abrams | Stars: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Benedict Cumberbatch

Votes: 428,606 | Gross: $228.78M

Seen it. 9 out of 10.

5. Furious 6 (2013)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.1
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61 Metascore

Hobbs has Dominic and Brian reassemble their crew to take down a team of mercenaries: Dominic unexpectedly gets convoluted also facing his presumed deceased girlfriend, Letty.

Director: Justin Lin | Stars: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez

Votes: 329,179 | Gross: $238.68M

Seen it. 10 out of 10. The best Fast and Furious movie yet!!. An amazing action ride that just never stops and one of the best action films ever.

6. Now You See Me (I) (2013)

PG-13 | 115 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.3
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50 Metascore

An F.B.I. Agent, and an Interpol Detective, track a team of illusionists, who pull off bank heists during their performances, and reward their audiences with the money.

Director: Louis Leterrier | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Common, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson

Votes: 514,978 | Gross: $117.72M

Seen it. 8 out of 10

7. Iron Man Three (2013)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.2
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62 Metascore

When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.

Director: Shane Black | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Guy Pearce, Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle

Votes: 616,937 | Gross: $409.01M

Seen it. 10 out of 10

8. Oblivion (I) (2013)

PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

7.0
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54 Metascore

A veteran assigned to extract Earth's remaining resources begins to question what he knows about his mission and himself.

Director: Joseph Kosinski | Stars: Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Andrea Riseborough, Olga Kurylenko

Votes: 425,334 | Gross: $89.02M

Seen it. 9 out of 10.

9. Trance (I) (2013)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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61 Metascore

An art auctioneer becomes mixed up with a group of criminals partners with a hypnotherapist in order to recover a lost painting.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson, Vincent Cassel, Danny Sapani

Votes: 100,391 | Gross: $2.32M

Seen it. 10 out of 10

10. Side Effects (I) (2013)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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75 Metascore

A young woman's world unravels when a drug prescribed by her psychiatrist has unexpected side effects.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum, Jude Law, Catherine Zeta-Jones

Votes: 159,800 | Gross: $32.17M

Seen it. 10 out of 10. Probably the best thriller in the last few years.

11. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)

PG | 114 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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54 Metascore

When his job along with that of his co-worker are threatened, Walter takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined.

Director: Ben Stiller | Stars: Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Jon Daly, Kathryn Hahn

Votes: 259,130 | Gross: $58.24M

Seen it. 10 out of 10

12. Elysium (I) (2013)

R | 109 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.6
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61 Metascore

In the year 2154, the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth. A man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds.

Director: Neill Blomkamp | Stars: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga

Votes: 372,521 | Gross: $93.05M

Seen it. 8 out of 10

13. Despicable Me 2 (2013)

PG | 98 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.4
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62 Metascore

When Gru, the world's most super-bad turned super-dad has been recruited by a team of officials to stop lethal muscle and a host of Gru's own, He has to fight back with new gadgetry, cars, and more minion madness.

Directors: Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud | Stars: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Benjamin Bratt, Miranda Cosgrove

Votes: 319,695 | Gross: $368.06M

Seen it. 8 out of 10.

14. Gangster Squad (2013)

R | 113 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.7
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40 Metascore

It's 1949 Los Angeles, the city is run by gangsters and a malicious mobster, Mickey Cohen. Determined to end the corruption, John O'Mara assembles a team of cops, ready to take down the ruthless leader and restore peace to the city.

Director: Ruben Fleischer | Stars: Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Giovanni Ribisi

Votes: 186,662 | Gross: $46.00M

Seen it. 10 out of 10

15. About Time (I) (2013)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.8
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55 Metascore

At the age of 21, Tim discovers he can travel in time and change what happens and has happened in his own life. His decision to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend turns out not to be as easy as you might think.

Director: Richard Curtis | Stars: Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy, Lydia Wilson

Votes: 234,573 | Gross: $15.32M

Seen it. 10 out of 10

16. Monsters University (2013)

G | 104 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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65 Metascore

A look at the relationship between Mike and Sulley during their days at Monsters University -- when they weren't necessarily the best of friends.

Director: Dan Scanlon | Stars: Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Helen Mirren

Votes: 265,310 | Gross: $268.49M

Seen it. 10 out of 10

17. Riddick (2013)

R | 119 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.4
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49 Metascore

Left for dead on a sun-scorched planet, Riddick finds himself up against an alien race of predators. Activating an emergency beacon alerts two ships: one carrying a new breed of mercenary, the other captained by a man from Riddick's past.

Director: David Twohy | Stars: Vin Diesel, Karl Urban, Katee Sackhoff, Jordi Mollà

Votes: 136,643 | Gross: $42.03M

Seen it. 8 out of 10

18. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)

PG-13 | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

5.9
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44 Metascore

A veteran Vegas magician tries to revive his career after his longtime partner quits, he gets fired from his casino act, and an edgy new "street magician" steals his thunder.

Director: Don Scardino | Stars: Steve Carell, Luke Vanek, Steve Buscemi, Mason Cook

Votes: 64,453 | Gross: $22.53M

Seen it. 10 out of 10

19. Blue Jasmine (2013)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama

7.3
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78 Metascore

A New York socialite, deeply troubled and in denial, arrives in San Francisco to impose upon her sister. She looks a million, but isn't bringing money, peace, or love...

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Peter Sarsgaard, Sally Hawkins

Votes: 167,521 | Gross: $33.41M

Seen it. 10 out of 10

20. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)

PG-13 | 119 min | Comedy

6.3
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61 Metascore

With the 1970s behind him, San Diego's top-rated newsman, Ron Burgundy, returns to take New York City's first twenty-four-hour news channel by storm.

Director: Adam McKay | Stars: Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell

Votes: 144,785 | Gross: $127.35M

Seen it. 10 out of 10. Exactly the type of comedy I expect from Will Ferrell. The craziest and most absurdist comedy since ... well since the first Anchorman

21. This Is the End (2013)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.6
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67 Metascore

While attending a party at James Franco's house, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel and many other celebrities are faced with the Biblical Apocalypse.

Directors: Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen | Stars: James Franco, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel

Votes: 339,874 | Gross: $101.47M

Seen it. 8 out of 10

22. Don Jon (2013)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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66 Metascore

A New Jersey guy dedicated to his family, friends, and church, develops unrealistic expectations from watching porn and works to find happiness and intimacy with his potential true love.

Director: Joseph Gordon-Levitt | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore, Tony Danza

Votes: 206,056 | Gross: $24.48M

Seen it. 8 out of 10

23. Thor: The Dark World (2013)

PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.0
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54 Metascore

When Dr. Jane Foster gets cursed with a powerful entity known as the Aether, Thor is heralded of the cosmic event known as the Convergence and the genocidal Dark Elves.

Director: Alan Taylor | Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård

Votes: 470,369 | Gross: $206.36M

Seen it. 8 out of 10. Much better than I expected.

24. Epic (2013)

PG | 102 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

6.7
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52 Metascore

A teenager finds herself transported to a deep forest setting where a battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil is taking place. She bands together with a rag-tag group of characters in order to save their world -- and ours.

Director: Chris Wedge | Stars: Amanda Seyfried, Josh Hutcherson, Beyoncé, Colin Farrell

Votes: 91,436 | Gross: $107.52M

25. Broken City (2013)

R | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.2
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49 Metascore

In a city rife with injustice, ex-cop Billy Taggart seeks redemption and revenge after being double-crossed and then framed by its most powerful figure: Mayor Nicholas Hostetler.

Director: Allen Hughes | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jeffrey Wright

Votes: 68,472 | Gross: $19.70M

Seen it. 8 out of 10

26. White House Down (2013)

PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.4
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52 Metascore

While on a tour of the White House with his young daughter, a Capitol policeman springs into action to save his child and protect the president from a heavily armed group of paramilitary invaders.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke

Votes: 179,663 | Gross: $73.10M

Seen it. 7 out of 10

27. Rush (I) (2013)

R | 123 min | Action, Biography, Drama

8.1
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75 Metascore

The merciless 1970s rivalry between Formula One rivals James Hunt and Niki Lauda.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Daniel Brühl, Chris Hemsworth, Olivia Wilde, Alexandra Maria Lara

Votes: 358,301 | Gross: $26.95M

Seen it. 10 out of 10

28. The Way Way Back (2013)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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68 Metascore

Shy 14-year-old Duncan goes on summer vacation with his mother, her overbearing boyfriend, and her boyfriend's daughter. Having a rough time fitting in, Duncan finds an unexpected friend in Owen, manager of the Water Wizz water park.

Directors: Nat Faxon, Jim Rash | Stars: Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Allison Janney, AnnaSophia Robb

Votes: 125,764 | Gross: $21.50M

29. The Family (I) (2013)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

6.3
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42 Metascore

The Manzoni family, a notorious mafia clan, is relocated to Normandy, France under the Witness Protection Program, where fitting in soon becomes challenging, as their old habits die hard.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dianna Agron, John D'Leo

Votes: 96,856 | Gross: $36.92M

Seen it. 10 out of 10

30. Fading Gigolo (2013)

R | 90 min | Comedy

6.2
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58 Metascore

Fioravante decides to become a professional Don Juan as a way of making money to help his cash-strapped friend, Murray. With Murray acting as his "manager", the duo quickly finds themselves caught up in the crosscurrents of love and money.

Director: John Turturro | Stars: John Turturro, Woody Allen, Sharon Stone, Sofía Vergara

Votes: 21,256 | Gross: $3.76M

Seen it. 8 out of 10. A Woody Allen film with Woody Allen although not directed or written by him but it has all the attributes needed.

31. Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)

PG | 130 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.3
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44 Metascore

A frustrated circus magician from Kansas is transported to a magical land called Oz, where he will have to fulfill a prophecy to become the king, and release the land from the Wicked Witches using his great (but fake) powers.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: James Franco, Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz, Mila Kunis

Votes: 185,445 | Gross: $234.91M

Seen it. 10 out of 10. Sam Raimi is the true wizard here

32. Parker (2013)

R | 118 min | Action, Crime, Romance

6.2
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42 Metascore

A thief with a unique code of professional ethics is double-crossed by his crew and left for dead. Assuming a new disguise and forming an unlikely alliance with a woman on the inside, he looks to hijack the score of the crew's latest heist.

Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Jason Statham, Jennifer Lopez, Michael Chiklis, Nick Nolte

Votes: 99,140 | Gross: $17.61M

Seen it. 8 out of 10.

33. The Croods (2013)

PG | 98 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.2
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55 Metascore

After their cave is destroyed, a caveman family must trek through an unfamiliar fantastical world with the help of an inventive boy.

Directors: Kirk De Micco, Chris Sanders | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone, Catherine Keener

Votes: 165,973 | Gross: $187.17M

Seen it. 10 out of 10

34. After Earth (2013)

PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

4.9
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33 Metascore

A crash landing leaves Kitai Raige and his father Cypher stranded on Earth, a millennium after events forced humanity's escape. With Cypher injured, Kitai must embark on a perilous journey to signal for help.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: Jaden Smith, David Denman, Will Smith, Sophie Okonedo

Votes: 171,980 | Gross: $60.52M

Seen it. One of the biggest suprises of this year. Don't let your opinion be influenced by all the bad reviews this film is receiving. 7 out of 10

35. Grudge Match (2013)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

6.4
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35 Metascore

A pair of aging boxing rivals are coaxed out of retirement to fight one final bout, thirty years after their last match.

Director: Peter Segal | Stars: Robert De Niro, Sylvester Stallone, Kim Basinger, Alan Arkin

Votes: 50,890 | Gross: $29.81M

Seen it. 10 out of 10

36. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013)

PG | 95 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.4
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59 Metascore

Flint Lockwood now works at The Live Corp Company for his idol Chester V. But he's forced to leave his post when he learns that his most infamous machine is still operational, and is churning out menacing food-animal hybrids.

Directors: Cody Cameron, Kris Pearn | Stars: Bill Hader, Anna Faris, Will Forte, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 73,201 | Gross: $119.79M

Seen it. 8 out of 10

37. American Hustle (2013)

R | 138 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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90 Metascore

A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild F.B.I. Agent, Richie DiMaso, who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and the Mafia.

Director: David O. Russell | Stars: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence

Votes: 392,388 | Gross: $150.12M

Seen it. 7 out of 10. Great performances, little confusing script, but the film's biggest flaw is its length. Does it really need to be this long? Can't it be little shorter? I think cutting it down to 100 min long film would be better.

38. The Counselor (2013)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.3
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48 Metascore

A lawyer finds himself in over his head when he gets involved in drug trafficking.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Michael Fassbender, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem

Votes: 87,580 | Gross: $16.97M

Seen it. 1 out of 10

39. World War Z (2013)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

7.0
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63 Metascore

Former United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to destroy humanity itself.

Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, James Badge Dale

Votes: 516,265 | Gross: $202.36M

Seen it. 5 out of 10. Second biggest diapooinment of this summer right behind the Man of Steel

40. A Good Day to Die Hard (2013)

R | 98 min | Action, Thriller

5.3
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28 Metascore

John McClane travels to Russia to help out his seemingly wayward son, Jack, only to discover that Jack is a CIA operative working undercover, causing the father and son to team up against underworld forces.

Director: John Moore | Stars: Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney, Sebastian Koch, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Votes: 178,205 | Gross: $67.35M

Seen it. 6 out of 10. If Bruce Willis keeps making films like this, he'll end up making action films that are going straight to the direct-to-video market.

41. RED 2 (2013)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.7
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47 Metascore

Retired C.I.A. Agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device.

Director: Dean Parisot | Stars: Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, Anthony Hopkins

Votes: 138,785 | Gross: $53.26M

Seen it. 3 out of 10. I expected much funnier comedy from a director of such classic comedies (Galaxy Quest, Fun with Dick and Jane). The only good thing about this are the actors: Malkovich, Hopkins and Mirren really steal some scenes for themselves. Otherwise Willis's movies keep going downhill.

42. The Last Stand (2013)

R | 107 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.4
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54 Metascore

The leader of a drug cartel busts out of a courthouse and speeds to the Mexican border, where the only thing in his path is a sheriff and his inexperienced staff.

Director: Jee-woon Kim | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Forest Whitaker, Johnny Knoxville, Rodrigo Santoro

Votes: 121,596 | Gross: $12.05M

Seen it. 7 out of 10. It's nice to see Arnold back on the screen again.