Friday, December 28, 2012

Top 10 Films of 2012 (version 1.0)

2012 was an interesting year for films, and by "interesting" I am kindly trying to say that there were not that many stand out, and unforgettable experiences. Not to say there were not some really fantastic films released this year, because in my humble little opinion there were some really incredible releases. Not to mention in its defense there are a small plenty of great looking films I have yet to see.

This year it seems some of the films I liked the most also came along with very mixed and argued opinions, and in one very serious case one film in particular will carry with it the memory of a tragedy. It felt for a while that every film I saw and loved was being picked apart and critisized by the masses. Alas, I stick by my choices, even if I do fall into a minority.

This years list was a challenge, it was actually hard coming up with a top 10 list at all. It took no time for me to decide what my top 5 films were, and my #1 selection was decided instantaneously after the first viewing. However beyond the fifth choice is where I really had to stop and think about what to pick, they just didn't really fall into any particular place. So my top 5 choice are in fact an accurate presentation of my absolute favorite films of 2012, and in the correct order. 6-10, well I will avoid calling them "Honorable mentions" because they deserve better, so maybe we can just call them "The rest of my favorites". Keep in mind that if you know me you should expect that if I am to see any of the many, many films I missed out on in the near future this list may get a refresh, a 2.0 if you will.

So here it is,

1) Django Unchained

2) Lawless


4) The Dark Knight Rises

5) Prometheus

6) The Avengers

7) The Flowers of War (Technically a 2011 film, but the North American release was August 2012)

8) Cloud Atlas

9) The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

10) Lincoln

Monday, December 17, 2012

Missing, but not dead!

Why hello there loyal readers, who may still remain, I assure you this little blog of mine is still open, and has not burned down! Its been a while since I have posted anything, in fact its been FAR TOO LONG. There have been a few factors in my life that has caused this, a particular upcoming life change in the form of a child has been blessed my way, and as ecstatic as I am, this change also comes with a great deal of preparation. With that also came a very busy summer and fall, and though I have been lucky enough to still watch a great deal of wonderful(and not so) films, but the time and energy to attach my thoughts and compose any kind of written material was just not present, albeit the desire has not gone and this little internet blog will find its legs once more.

Come January, when the hectic Holiday season is behind me, and the even more hectic new baby season approaches I pledge to still find some time in my busy life to transfer my little 'ol thoughts into internet posts! Also I should mention that the website that I am a contributing writer for,, has also been away from us for a while, but it will also be returning to form.

I thank anyone who still subscribes, occasionally checks, or maybe hasn't completely forgot about this blog for any patience you may have had in the past 5 months. I also thank those of you who have now seen this and said to yourself "huh? Oh, right....that thing" for at least harboring some kind of repressed memories of me and my little blog.

So until I return, and assuming we all make it out of December 21st, when the sun crashes into the earth or whatever alive, thank you, and have a very merry whatever doesn't offend you! And a happy 2013!


PS: I may see you sooner when i bring my "Obligatory Top 5 Lists: 2012"