I am no movie critic. But I do absolutely love going to the movies with Brenda. Every Tuesday I’m in town, that is exactly what we do. The Regal Theater near Boystown has $6 movies all day/evening, every Tuesday (much better than the usual $12 movies the rest of the week). My family and friends know I have a standing request for any present given to me… a Regal Theater gift card.
I love movies so much for one of three reasons: 1) they are an escape from reality with unrealistic blockbusters that I love for pure entertainment reasons, 2) they are a stupid comedy, or 3) they are so on-point with real life, that they move you like no other medium. Brenda and I have seen about 30 movies this past year. Here are my Top 12 of 2012 (I am yet to see Zero Dark Thirty, and barring an unexpected flop, will definitely be in the list):
Best Movie of 2012: Silver Linings Playbook: This movie is such a powerful portrayal of the various difficulties & successes of our humanity. I had no idea it was going to floor me like it did. Amazing.
5. Les Misérables (Yep, me and every other person in the theater sobbed like a baby at the end of the movie)
10. The Dictator
And here are the worst movies I saw in 2012:
The Worst Movie of 2012: The Hobbit: There were 35 good minutes in the whole 3 hour movie; all of which were non-consecutive. Absolutely nothing like the book.
4. The Man with the Iron Fists (this one had so much potential and it was terrible)
What were your best and worst movies of 2012?