Below, is a collection of every film I watched in 2012. I may include a brief review – I may not. Depends on how I feel. I will grade each film on a joey scale.
1.2.12 – The Help – This movie was super long. But I’m a sucker for any period piece or actual bio on the civil rights period. 3.5 joeys
1.4.12 – Midnight in Paris – Rachel McAdams is my dream girl, but she is way hotter as a brunette. Gay Talese should sue for the concept. Still, best movie I have seen in 2012. 4 joeys
1.18.12 – Moneyball – I had never read the book, but the movie was fantastic. I don’t really see this as a “sports movie,” because there are a lot of cliches that go with that connotation. This was scripted, but it was as educational as a documentary. Jonah Hill and Brad Pitt were terrific. 5 joeys
1.27.12 – 50/50 – This movie was incredibly predictable. I knew who was going to fall for whom. The only thing that was not predictable was the “outcome,” although I’m not sure that wasn’t predictable, too. Seth Rogen was brilliant. 4 joeys
1.30.12 – The Descendants – A really beautiful story about an idea that I’ve never seen done. Clooney may win for this performance. 5 joeys
1.31.12 - The Artist – It was silent. It was perfect. And people are going to be mad when it wins Best Picture because they didn’t see it and think the notion a silent film can win Best Picture in 2012 is ludicrous. 5 joeys
4.16.12 – Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close – I liked this story a lot. I thought the kid was horribly miscast and very easy to dislike, which made him a much less sympathetic character than he should have been. Still, it metaphorically hit close to home, and it was a version of a story told that was unique. 3.5 joeys