This will be the first year that I don’t actually have a physical “white board” in which I wrote down all of the movies I saw this past year. My movie list is kept all digital now with Google Spreadsheets (like my book list). So, it’s sad, but for the most part I think I’m retiring my literal “white board”. Who knows, maybe I’ll bring it back. We’ll see. To see previous years’ picks, click the image above.
Anyway, I combed through my movie log and picked 5 of my favorite movies released in 2012. Notice I’m not saying “best”. That is so subjective, I’m just telling you my “favorite” movies of 2012, in no particular order.
Marvel’s The Avengers – Who am I kidding? This is my favorite movie of the year. It’s probably the greatest movie ever filmed. I can’t add anything more to what’s already been said. You’ve seen it or you are in a coma. And I’m sorry for you coma people because you’re missing the best movie ever made.
Django Unchained – Just got a showing of this movie in under the wire and HOLY SHEEEEE-IT, it’s amazing. I think I like this one even better than Inglourious Basterds. Christoph Waltz and Leonardo DiCaprio are the reasons to see this movie, but I don’t mean to discount Jamie Foxx or Samuel L Jackson. This is one well acted, well written movie and…IT’S A WESTERN! Yes, maybe this will cause Hollywood to try it’s hand at more of them. However, I am concerned that Disney’s The Lone Ranger may kill that notion, quick. But I hope not.
Skyfall – Is this the best Bond film of all time? No, it’s not. However, it’s probably the best Craig Bond film. For me, right now, it ranks up there, possibly in the top 5 of all time Bond movies. We’ll see, though, time will tell if that holds up. Fantastic movie.