Movies I have enjoyed watching this year:
The Dark Knight Rises
Movies I plan on seeing relatively soon that could take the title:
Silver Linings Playbook
Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Beasts of the Southern Wild
So far, I would say Intouchables or Moonrise Kingdom was the best I have seen for 2012.
But I haven't seen Zero Dark Thirty, the Master, or Beasts of the Southern Wild yet.
Not Guaranteed are right up there.
I have yet to see BSW and ZD30 but I will.
John Carter, Avengers and The Hobbit were enjoyable family fare.
Vampire Killer. The real Lincoln movie.
"I was much less impressive then, I assure you."
Oh, and Lincoln.
I'm sure that was intentional, but it was SO obvious. I felt like Austin Powers not wanting to point at the young guy's mole.
So perfectly sweet for a movie about first love.
My number two is a film I have now watched five times in a week: Pitch Perfect.
Not that I've tried...I didn't much like Rushmore or The Royal Tenenbaums, and haven't seen anything since. Actually rented Moonrise Kingdom a few days ago but didn't get around to seeing it.
All of his movies follow that same conventions as Rushmore, but none have yet measured up as a total package.
I still enjoy them as Anderson is still making very different movies than anyone else -- it's just that none of his movies are much different from one another.
My tastes may have changed dramatically. Should give Moonrise a shot.
because I'm no great movie watcher, and I only knew of the film's existence because I was on a JetBlue flight from San Juan, PR to St. Thomas, USVI in October.
Once you leave the lower 48, JetBlue's TVs are out of satellite range, so you only get the movie channels. My daughter was watching Brave for the 5th time, so I tried the other channels in my seat--one was Dark Knight dubbed in Spanish, and the other was Moonrise Kingdom.
It's a 14 minute flight, so I didn't get far beyond the opening credits, but it intrigued me, so we rented it last week.
I really, really liked the film. I expected it to be "Tenenbaums Take Nantucket" but while it was visually similar, the story was a really nice one, and the kids played their roles quite well.
Though there are several movies out right now that I haven't seen that seemed to have potential- Argo, Flight, Les Mis, The Hobbit, and Lincoln
"Let the gamesh begin!"
Why is the villain a flamboyant asthmatic terrorist?
Saw both. The Hobbit wasn't nearly as bad as some here advertised.
I actually really liked the Hobbit. It was far from perfect and seriously flawed, but I thought it was pretty well done and only a little disappointing.
They were both disappointments but I can rewatch Dark Knight Rises on planes, tv, etc...I've seen The Hobbit twice and I don't imagine I will again for another year.
But I just don't understand why grown-ass men love superhero movies so goddamned much.
Or fantasy movies for geeks like The Hobbit. And I'd rather see "Beaches" than watch "Game of Thrones."
And I have little use for most series that people go gaga over, like The Wire or Lost or Or Mad Men Smoking Chesterfields.
I must confess, however, that I had no desire to see "Lincoln" either, and prefer Oasis to the Beatles.
Yes, just about all superhero movies are lame, but none of Christopher Nolan's movies are.
And just about all network tv is awful, Lost especially, but David Simon isn't your average idiot Hollywood producer.
Just about all Irish music / musicians suck, but Bono seems to know what he's doing.
Why do you think we love superhero movies so goddamned much? How much is so goddamned much? Do we like them more than Sex? Football? Scotch? Dogs? Weed? Pizza? All I learned from your post is that you like Oasis, but do you "love Oasis so goddamned much?"
You dislike things other people like...that doesn't make you shocking, it makes you normal.
Pointing it out repeatedly makes you a hipster.
Are you looking for an answer? I assume you're not, and that's cool -- but if you are I'll do my best.
preferred Gallagher brother for full disclosure.
Then again, I play the axe. And part of their appeal is that their songs are easy for me to play.
Full on Noel mancrush here.
Funniest rocker out there by far, as well.
to drive the neutron bomb they drove around for months on end through.
He talked like his Patrick Stewart imitation from Nemesis.