Monday, December 31, 2012

My Big Movie Year and Top Ten Movies of 2012

Happy New Year to all... I've decided to end the year the way it began, out at the pictures. I considered this my big movie year and now that it's come to close I thought it was time for a last minute tally of the movies I've seen this year. Starting in January I went to the movies every month and in some cases multiple times. 2011 wasn't my best year to say the least, and the need for an escape was almost immediate when I rang in 2012. So here's a list of all the movies I've seen in the past year... you'll see why I call it my Big Movie Year.

  • The Grey
  • John Carter
  • Safe House
  • The Hobbit in High Frame Rate
  • Battle Royale
  • Seven Psychopaths
  • Wrath of the Titans
  • Project X
  • Chronicle 
  • The Hunger Games
  • The Cabin in the Woods - 2x
  • Cloud Atlas
  • Argo
  • Prometheus - 3x
  • The Dark Knight Rises - 2x (Including Batman Begins and The Dark Knight in mightnight movie premiere)
  • Avengers - 5x (Including midnight premiere after Marvel Movie Marathon: Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, and Captain America)
  • The Amazing Spider-Man
  • Skyfall
  • Safety Not Guaranteed
  • Your Sister's Sister
  • Looper
  • Django Unchained
My Dark Knight Rises all-day pass
My collectors edition Captain America 3D goggles from the Marvel Movie Marathon
Do the math and I've sat in the theater for over 30 movies, that includes some repeated views of some movies. I got to be at 2 midnight showings for two of the highest grossing movies of the year, and had the pleasure of seeing the Hobbit in a new film format, HFR, double the frames and crisper than real life. The Avengers Movie marathon started at 11:30 am and ran until 3 am. I saw multiple genres: Western, Foreign, Indie, Action/Adventure, Sci-fi, Hard Sci-fi, Fantasy, Thriller,  Horror, Romantic Comedies, and Superhero. I stepped into the art's theater in town to see two mumblecore movies as well as a Halloween weekend midnight showing of the cult classic Battle Royale. I saw the return of James Bond in Skyfall, and Tarantino's return with Django Unchained. Django was the last movie I saw this year and might say that it could possibly be right at the top. Here's my Top 10 movies I saw at the theater this year:
  1. Avengers
  2. Skyfall
  3. Django Unchained
  4. The Cabin in the Woods
  5. Looper
  6. Argo
  7. The Dark Knight Rises
  8. The Grey
  9. Seven Psychopaths
  10. Prometheus (yeah, I said it!)

Here's a toast to 2012, and I'll see you in 2013...

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Pacific Rim Trailer

This is only a test... Remember this only a test.

Kaiju are attacking in the new movie from Guillermo Del Toro, Pacific Rim.

When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, start rising from the sea, a war begins that takes millions of lives and consumes humanity's resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon is devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers prove nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes - a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi) - who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse
Check out the trailer below:

I have been looking forward to a movie like this since it was announced. In a week where a large number of sci-fi movie trailers were dumped on us I think this movie has me the most hyped for 2013...

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

December Trailer Dump

December has brought this great movie year to a close, and studios have decided to give us some great teasers for 2013. A few months ago, we got a look at Marvel's Phase 2, with a trailer for next summer's Iron Man 3, and in a world bombarded by sequels we get a few original sci-fi movies, Oblivion with Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman and After Earth with Will and Jaden Smith, Johnny Depp outbills The Lone Ranger, and there was even a quick teaser for Star Trek Into Darkness (the full trailer is being released with the first part of The Hobbit.)

Iron Man 3

The Lone Ranger

After Earth


Man of Steel

Star Trek Into Darkness