Edgar Wright films can be hit or miss for me, but when they are hits, they really hit the spot: Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz for example. The World's End (2013), the third and final film in the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy, belongs in the company of the hits. I am notoriously hard on comedies, but this one gets it right. It was very clever and fun to watch. There are some good bits of physical comedy as well. I found the Birtpop music nostalgic. All in all, it was thoroughly entertaining.
I not much of an SF or action film fan either, but I was intrigued by Pacific Rim (2013), mostly because it was directed by fan boy director Guillermro del Toro who has created such inventive worlds in films like Pan's Labyrinth and the Hell Boy movies. While it is by no means a masterpiece, it was more entertaining than I thought it would be for what is basically giant robots fighting monsters.