The reviewer and all the current posters sound pathetic, how I long for the NY Times and not this pseudo-hipster dreck.
geyser: Yeah, this list is super mainstream. Here's a nice list that mostly contains stuff that was barely released in the US. http://www.tinymixtapes.com/features/2012-…
^^You are assuming he viewed any of them. 3 of the films he listed are not very good really
In a Blogtown post today, Erik seemed to be inviting comments on this, so...
Every one of the best films of the year was an American film that was widely seen and reviewed? It would have been interesting to read at least a couple of lower-profile picks.
Graham, like you noted, he stated that it doesn't open in Portland until January 11. It opened in select cities on December 19, and I guess Portland is just one of the lagger cities that doesn't get it until January 11. Not that it matters, but it was originally slated to open in October. In conclusion, technically it was released in 2012.
I'm cool with Erik being wrong about things, but I don't think he is in this case!
Glad to see The Perks of Being A Wallflower on your list. I think it makes an even better movie than book, even though I liked the book a lot way back then as a teen, and even though it seems unlikely that a book written as a series of letters could translate well to film. I love that Chbosky wrote and directed it himself; I don't think it could have worked any other way. It was so much better than I expected. I saw it twice in theaters and can't wait to buy the DVD.
I did not think Magic Mike was all that great. And that guy's name in my mind is always going to be Charming Tater. He's got hella sexy moves, no doubt, and McConaughey was born for that role, but the movie as a whole was not very affecting to me, personally.
I'm sorry I used the phrase "hella sexy." Good day.
@ROM: Erik clearly stated that the movie is opening locally on 11 January 2013. So he's either wrong about the release date and the movie is okay to be on this list, or he's right on the release and wrong about including the movie on this list. Either way, Erik is wrong about something and that's all I care about.
Fantastic list, Erik! I wouldn't change a damn thing. You're the best.
Graham, Zero Dark Thirty opened on December 19.
It's absolute bullshit to list the best movie of 2012 as being a movie that didn't come out in 2012. Let me buy you a goddamned calendar, you ignoramous. Jesus, even aint it cool news fact checks better than you.
Trust the audience not to be Frackin' Cylons!
Single Bullet ---
I do not have to actually SEE a film to know that it is a piece-of-shit. Many times, i can simply go by a director's track record.
Single Bullet - I too am a fan of several of Spike Lees films, but also recall when he was bitching about Clint Eastwood not using enough black men in 'Flags of our Fathers'? I believe Eastwood responded, angrily, saying that there were very few black men involved with that battle, and he had numbers to back it up I believe. Sometimes I have a hard time telling if Lee is really pissed off for a good cause, or if he just wants attention somehow.
Also, DumbosA is just trolling. How many film-makers would be happy with having a single film be deemed great, or really good even, in the film-makers lifetime? Even by DumbosA standards Tarantino is batting about .500, a very notable accomplishment.
@PeretDesnos: Regal City Center 12, just over the bridge in Vancouver. Keep it secret. Keep it safe.
Not the worst review ever. My bias is not confirmed.
I don't buy Leonardo DiCaprio or Tom Cruise as a tough guys, and the thought of them in roles like this is laughable, but they are both extremely talented actors. Trailers are usually cut to make movies look as stupid as possible, in order to appeal to the great majority of movie goers. I'll bet this is actually a pretty good FLICK.
The use of the stupid word "fracking" is now stricken from your vocabulary. You're welcome. So essentially you are saying the film does not suck entirely? Ok. "Trust in the audience"? Why?
If you haven't seen it then you can't very well review it now, can you? On the other hand, if you have seen it then I guess that makes you what?
Spike Lee tweeted on Christmas Eve that he wasn't going to go see it out of respect for his ancestors. Again, prejudging not only the film, but the director. Spike Lee is a top notch film maker, the perfect example of a self made man who has achieved the American dream. So how come Spike Lee talks like such a looser? Why doesn't Spike Lee make a movie where the protaganist actually takes some sort of effective action in overcoming obstacles against all odds, inspiring the audience to excell at someting in their own lives, as Spike Lee has done in his own, but witout the constand belly aching?
Was ANYTHING not sold out hours in advanced this Christmas evening?!
Honestly, as an Inner Portland dweller, I'd like to know what the suburb back-up theater of choice is in this town.
Tarantino directed, maybe, 3 good films in his entire sham of a career. Anyone who wastes their money on this is a fucking rube!
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