Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Top 10 Movies of 2012 - Forthcoming

I'd like to go to work soon on my Top Ten movies of 2012 (I have a list of 11 right now that will need to be whittled down), but I realize I'm missing too many movies to make an accurate list. Meaning, there are too many remaining movies to be released (The Hobbit, Zero Dark Thirty, Django Unchained), and too many movies I haven't yet seen yet (Life of Pi, Brave, Ted, Wreck-It-Ralph), which have a legitimate shot to crack my top ten.

When I start to write these lists, I'm always surprised to remember how many good movies have been released in the past year. I saw a LOT of good movies this year - just like last year. However, I am confident in declaring this year to be the worst year for comedies in cinema history. The only comedy that will make my Top Ten list (probably) is 21 Jump Street. Yes, I am as surprised about that as you are.

But even though I am eager to get started on my list, I think I will wait until at least Django is released before I write my Top Ten list. It sounds strange, but I might be the only person who thinks Quentin Tarantino is underrated. His very worst movie (Reservoir Dogs) is only "good". [That train-wreck Death Proof never happened]. All of his other movies, including Jackie Brown, are fantastic. Inglorious Basterds, which I thought was average when I saw it in theaters, really gets better with time. And I think it made Michael Fassbender, who was brilliant in the movie's best scene.

True story, when I saw Inglorious Basterds in the movies, I fell asleep during that scene. What?!? I was tired!


  1. For me I'm waiting on Les Mis more than Django, though both have extremely strong shots of making my top 10.

    Arguably The Cabin In The Woods is the best comedy of the year. Going beyond that Missed Connections (festival film) or Damsels In Distress would be my top comedies, both in that 11-15 range.

  2. You know, I forgot about Cabin in the Woods as I was compiling my tentative Top Ten list. I remember enjoying it when it came out, but I don't think it will crack my Top Ten. I will see Les Miserables as well, but I don't consider it to be a Top Ten contender.