Sunday, January 6, 2013

2012 and All That

In response to popular demand (well, I thought it would be fun), I've decided to do a New Year's wrapup post.

Best Movie: I have to say Bringing Up Baby, same as every year. In Roderick Heath's (brilliant, detailed, well-written) New Year's article, he mentions BUB as a film he saw for the first time in 2012. Lucky man.

Best Movies we saw in 2012: Here's the top 10. Surprising how many come from the last few years. I used to be much more into old movies.
  1. Hugo
  2. Moonrise Kingdom
  3. The Hidden Fortress
  4. The Artist
  5. Prometheus
  6. John Carter
  7. Hallelujah, I'm a Bum
  8. Beat Street
  9. The Raid: Redemption
  10. Tactical Force
Best Movie from 2012 we saw in 2012: Looks like it is Moonrise Kingdom.

Favorite TV Series we've been watching on Netflix in 2012: Mostly BBC and Westerns? We're still watching and enjoying Burn Notice and Psych as well.
Biggest Disappointments of 2012: There were a lot of movies that we were very psyched for that didn't really live up. Some, like Avengers, were actually very good, but just weren't what we were hoping for. Or maybe we just weren't in the right mood.
In Conclusion: We saw a bunch of pretty good movies in 2012, mostly action, like Detective Dee, Little Big SoldierCaptain America and Thor. Not disappointments or favorites. We also saw a lot of very marginal streaming stuff, often featuring Tim and Irene Ryan and/or directed by One-Shot Beaudine. Honestly, I think we can do better in 2013.

Happy New Year!

1 comment:

Roderick Heath said...

Hee hee - I had seen parts of Bringing Up Baby over the years, and I had an impression of having seen the whole thing once when I was pretty young. But when I finally sat down to watch it again, I realised I hadn't. So yes, that's the thrilling story of that particular plugged gap in the canon. Incredibly enough, it actually lived up to the hype, too. You comment about how The Avengers was both best-of candidate material and a disappointment based on its hype is also pretty darn accurate.