The best of 2013 from Hollywood and setting up a super 2014

An Industry formula based on tradition - saving the best for the end and the beginning of the year…

A traditional formula that is barely questioned or quashed. And generally leads to a fresh Oscar® nomination…

The movie industry produces countless of films every year – with every part of the planet contributing to some form of production. Hollywood leads the commercial success of an entertainment business that has a support base that quite literally churns out dollars!

A flooded market it seems with so much happening its difficult to choose what is entertaining, commercialized, well produced, written and filmed. Hollywood stands tall amongst a backlash from independent film makers and foreign production houses. Producing showcases of unmatched styles of entertainment and inspiration which cannot go unnoticed.

“My parents always wanted me to become a doctor…” Chris Hemsworth as James Hunt in the movie Rush directed by Ron Howard

Ron Howard and Chris Hemsworth pictured during the filming of Rush*

Rush portrayed raw ambition in one of the best films of 2013*

Formula One is a sport that is filled with magic and a sense of showmanship that rivals no other. In the movie aptly titled Rush,  it has now been acutely captured by the energy of Hollywood and the creative mind of Ron Howard. Howard always seems to go deeper into a story but not too deep that you get lost. In this case a historical genre piece gives him the opportunity to package a film and have a nicely wrapped up finish.

I am Zlatan

'Why be a Fiat when you can be a Ferrari?' Welcome to planet Zlatan. This is the story of how a Swedish outsider rose from poverty to become a football genius. In his own inimitable style, Zlatan recalls every struggle, every goal, and every training ground bust-up on his journey to dominate the world's top clubs, including Ajax, Juventus, Internazionale, Barcelona, Milan and Paris Saint-Germain. Full of wicked one-liners and amazing stories, Zlatan lifts the lid on some of the biggest names in football, including Guardiola, Mourinho and Messi.

Save with Jamie

This year, I've got the message loud and clear that as everyone comes under bigger and bigger financial pressure, they want help to cook tasty, nutritious food on a budget - so this book was born completely out of public demand.

The Code by Shaun Tomson

World champion surfer and best-selling author Shaun Tomson releases The Code (Gibbs Smith, $16.99, Hardcover, 136 pages, August 2013, ISBN: 978-1-4236-3429-4), a simple strategy for confronting everyday challenges and making positive, life-changing decisions. In 12 personal stories Shaun shares the power of "I Will”—a code that has carried him to the heights of professional success and helped him navigate the depths of profound grief after the loss of his teenage son, Mathew.