Archive for December 23, 2012

2012: The Movie Year in Reviews (September-December)

Here’s the final batch of 2012 reviews. As we’re already in the middle of the end of the year articles, these reviews will (and have already, to an extent) pop up in those. Not that anyone’s really paying too much attention to what goes on with this blog.

This list is simple — it’s all the films I saw since the last article went up (by the way, here are Part I (January-April) and Part II (May-August) for reference purposes).

I’m not even going to waste your time with the list of films I haven’t seen. Those you’ll find out from the other articles. This one is mostly for housekeeping, since I’ve been keeping the reviews all along, and they’re helpful so when you look at the other ones, you can double check that I did, in fact, say what I said I said.

The only real thing I should say is — here are the films that, as of right now, haven’t come out yet/ones that came out recently that I haven’t been able to see yet. Those are: Jack Reacher, The Guilt Trip, Not Fade Away, Parental Guidance and Les Misérables. I’m gonna definitely see Les Mis on Tuesday when it comes out, and the rest I’m gonna do my damnedest to see before their article goes up, which won’t be for a few days.

Let’s not waste time, here are the reviews: (more…)


2012: The Year in Reviews (Part II: March & April)

Today, we recap all the films of March and April.

To run down the intro quickly — every January I go over all the movies that are scheduled to come out that year (as they are scheduledor not — at the time). I try to get as much in as I can. I preview the films and try to guess what I’m going to think of them when I do see them. (I don’t look at what I write after I write it. Until I do these articles, of course.) Then, over the course of the year, in April, in August, and in December (which will go up later today), I post reviews of all the films I saw by that point in the year.

Then, what I do is, at the end of the year, to recap, I take every film that came out that year, post what I wrote about them in January (if anything), post what I did think about them when I saw them (if I saw them), and then post what I think about them now, having had some time to think about them (either a few days or a few months, depending). And I also post all the films that didn’t come out that year (pretty much all of which I’ll have previewed), so that way no film goes unaccounted for. (No Film Left Behind.)

I’m doing this two months at a time, and in the final article, I’ll go over how I did throughout the year — which films I guessed correctly, which films surprised me for the better and which films surprised me for the worse. All of this leading into my two favorite articles of the year, the Unforgivables list and the Top Ten list.

So let’s get to March and April: (more…)


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Pic of the Day: ♫ “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer / Had a very shiny nose / And if you ever saw it / You would even say it glows. / All of the other reindeer / Used to laugh and call him names / They never let poor Rudolph / Join in any reindeer games. / Then one foggy Christmas Eve / Santa came to say / Rudolph with your nose so bright / Won’t you guide my sleigh tonight? / Then how the reindeer loved him / As they shouted out with glee / Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer / You’ll go down in history.” ♫