42:

Man that was good. It’s a story that finally made it to the big screen. Granted the original starring Robinson himself is a fun and interesting sit, this one was also great. Chadwick Boseman was a great look alike and actor. Plus Harrison Ford. That’s all you have to say. 

Great film

4/5

42:

Man that was good. It’s a story that finally made it to the big screen. Granted the original starring Robinson himself is a fun and interesting sit, this one was also great. Chadwick Boseman was a great look alike and actor. Plus Harrison Ford. That’s all you have to say.

Great film

4/5

Evil Dead:

I was not looking forward to this. The original is a campy cult classic and the first of a series I thoroughly enjoy. And with no Bruce, I was just kinda eh. But I kept hearing about it so I finally checked it out. And yeah it was fun. It wasn’t a fantastic film and it doesn’t hold a candle to the original but it’s probably one of the best remakes I’ve ever seen (and I’ve seen many -_-). It wasn’t a remake as much as a “sequel/re imagining”. Jane Levy and the ridiculous blood/gore (especially the end scene) are what are going to be remembered as what saved this film. The rest is just okay. The other characters are just kinda there ready to die. Overall fun and goofy. 

3/5

Also the Croods was really good.

Evil Dead:

I was not looking forward to this. The original is a campy cult classic and the first of a series I thoroughly enjoy. And with no Bruce, I was just kinda eh. But I kept hearing about it so I finally checked it out. And yeah it was fun. It wasn’t a fantastic film and it doesn’t hold a candle to the original but it’s probably one of the best remakes I’ve ever seen (and I’ve seen many -_-). It wasn’t a remake as much as a “sequel/re imagining”. Jane Levy and the ridiculous blood/gore (especially the end scene) are what are going to be remembered as what saved this film. The rest is just okay. The other characters are just kinda there ready to die. Overall fun and goofy.

3/5

Also the Croods was really good.
Oz: The Great and Powerful

Army of Darkness as told by Disney, Oz is a beautiful looking film with very genuine moments throughout and overall a great sit. James Franco is just James Franco but some of the other performances are good, especially Michelle Williams and Mila Kunis. Bruce Campbell is in it for two seconds and gets hit by batons so you cant go wrong there. I still can’t get over how visually stimulating it is. Probably the prettiest design is the little China girl voiced by Joey King, whose introduction was kinda tear jerking. (Though on a side note her hometown is called “Chinatown” -_- really clever Sam Raimi you got me) Definitely worth a watch. 

3.7/5

Oz: The Great and Powerful

Army of Darkness as told by Disney, Oz is a beautiful looking film with very genuine moments throughout and overall a great sit. James Franco is just James Franco but some of the other performances are good, especially Michelle Williams and Mila Kunis. Bruce Campbell is in it for two seconds and gets hit by batons so you cant go wrong there. I still can’t get over how visually stimulating it is. Probably the prettiest design is the little China girl voiced by Joey King, whose introduction was kinda tear jerking. (Though on a side note her hometown is called “Chinatown” -_- really clever Sam Raimi you got me) Definitely worth a watch.

3.7/5

My Favorite and Least Favorite Films of 2012 (that I saw)

Favorite
11. Casa De Mi Padre
10. Brave
9. The Hunger Games
8. Looper
7. Skyfall
6. The Dark Knight Rises
5. The Avengers
4. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
3. Dredd
2. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
1. Django Unchained

Worst
5. Chernobyl Dairies
4. The Raven
3. The Man with the Iron Fists
2. Savages
1. Cabin in the Woods

Happy new year and other nonsense.

Skyfall:

After Die Another Day, which was….special, Casino Royale, a pretty good origin story of Bond that was very different but good, and the terrible mess that was Quantum of Solace, we finally, after 10 years of waiting, have a James Bond movie. Daniel Craig is great and more suave than before. Javier Bardeem is just glorious. We finally have a Q again. There’s Bond’s complete carelessness for everything around him but the mission at hand. There’s the James Bond theme fully played in the film (not just maybe two seconds in the end credits). And they finally do the thing where he shoots down the scope. There’s not really a Bond girl but I can live with that this once. And best of all, they reset everything “back to the old days” but are still making something new. So they can make more! It is not the best Bond as some are saying. But it’s the best Bond we’ve had in a very long time. 

Definitely check this out. 

4/5

One thing though…why CGI Komodo Dragons?

Skyfall:

After Die Another Day, which was….special, Casino Royale, a pretty good origin story of Bond that was very different but good, and the terrible mess that was Quantum of Solace, we finally, after 10 years of waiting, have a James Bond movie. Daniel Craig is great and more suave than before. Javier Bardeem is just glorious. We finally have a Q again. There’s Bond’s complete carelessness for everything around him but the mission at hand. There’s the James Bond theme fully played in the film (not just maybe two seconds in the end credits). And they finally do the thing where he shoots down the scope. There’s not really a Bond girl but I can live with that this once. And best of all, they reset everything “back to the old days” but are still making something new. So they can make more! It is not the best Bond as some are saying. But it’s the best Bond we’ve had in a very long time.

Definitely check this out.

4/5

One thing though…why CGI Komodo Dragons?
The Man with the Iron Fists:

For a title and style of film, this was pretty underwhelming. It had its moments of pretty good, like Russell Crowe’s parts, but overall it was pretty meh. This marks the first time the RZA is in the director’s seat and it really shows. The soundtrack was pretty good, but the super close right editing for the fight sequences, pointless scenes and shots, putting himself in the movie and doing okay at best when he wasn’t punching the brass dude. There wasn’t a whole lot of plot excluding RZA’s narration of expository dialogue throughout. Just stuff happening; with the shots so close in on the actors that you could hardly see any good fighting and you couldn’t tell who was fighting what. And CGI blood. Come on RZA. Get some fake blood from hot topic or somewhere. It’s cheap and fun. Notice Tarantino has real blood. 

Not worth the $10. Maybe check it out on TV or something. 

2/5

The Man with the Iron Fists:

For a title and style of film, this was pretty underwhelming. It had its moments of pretty good, like Russell Crowe’s parts, but overall it was pretty meh. This marks the first time the RZA is in the director’s seat and it really shows. The soundtrack was pretty good, but the super close right editing for the fight sequences, pointless scenes and shots, putting himself in the movie and doing okay at best when he wasn’t punching the brass dude. There wasn’t a whole lot of plot excluding RZA’s narration of expository dialogue throughout. Just stuff happening; with the shots so close in on the actors that you could hardly see any good fighting and you couldn’t tell who was fighting what. And CGI blood. Come on RZA. Get some fake blood from hot topic or somewhere. It’s cheap and fun. Notice Tarantino has real blood.

Not worth the $10. Maybe check it out on TV or something.

2/5

Argo:

A pretty good film. Very gripping even if you know your history. Affleck continues to prove he really knows how to direct Oscar worthy films. 

Definitely check it out if its still in theaters

4/5

Argo:

A pretty good film. Very gripping even if you know your history. Affleck continues to prove he really knows how to direct Oscar worthy films.

Definitely check it out if its still in theaters

4/5

Looper:

Though I’m not as crazy pumped now as I was at the time, this is probably the best intelligent complicated Sci-Fi films I’ve seen since Inception. It had twists and turns. You weren’t exactly sure the whole time. It had a mildly ambiguous ending. The sci Fi was good. It actually showed a future that is probably the closest to how it’ll actually look: much like now, just fancier technology in some respects. The two leads were good at being the same person at different points in time and the protagonist actually learned something and changed but everything wasn’t fine for him afterwards like some films like to sugarcoat with. The one problem was that there was a completely random and useless sex scene at the end of the second act. It served nothing in the plot and it wasn’t for nudity or a hot scene. It was just there. Could’ve been edited out and the movie wouldn’t be any different. 

Good Sci-Fi

4/5

Looper:

Though I’m not as crazy pumped now as I was at the time, this is probably the best intelligent complicated Sci-Fi films I’ve seen since Inception. It had twists and turns. You weren’t exactly sure the whole time. It had a mildly ambiguous ending. The sci Fi was good. It actually showed a future that is probably the closest to how it’ll actually look: much like now, just fancier technology in some respects. The two leads were good at being the same person at different points in time and the protagonist actually learned something and changed but everything wasn’t fine for him afterwards like some films like to sugarcoat with. The one problem was that there was a completely random and useless sex scene at the end of the second act. It served nothing in the plot and it wasn’t for nudity or a hot scene. It was just there. Could’ve been edited out and the movie wouldn’t be any different.

Good Sci-Fi

4/5

Hotel Transylvania:

This was actually a pretty good kids movie. Good cast,plenty of laughs (though some you’ll be ashamed for laughing), decent story, it had Selena Gomez in it. The only thing is it does the whole there needs to be a bad rap number at the end of the movie. This happens in a lot of kids movies nowadays. It needs to stop. 

Other than that it was fine.

3/5

Hotel Transylvania:

This was actually a pretty good kids movie. Good cast,plenty of laughs (though some you’ll be ashamed for laughing), decent story, it had Selena Gomez in it. The only thing is it does the whole there needs to be a bad rap number at the end of the movie. This happens in a lot of kids movies nowadays. It needs to stop.

Other than that it was fine.

3/5

Pitch Perfect:

Usually we get a lot of meh movies in late September. While not as good as Dredd (though what is honestly?) Pitch Perfect is a fun little movie with a lot of pretty girls and pretty impressive a cappella. Plus Rebel Wilson and Anna Kendrick are in it and they’re usually a hoot and this was no exception. The film was like Glee without the over the top social commentary. Just a fun movie that you can enjoy without having contemporary issues thrown at you. Definitely a good date movie 

3.7/5

Pitch Perfect:

Usually we get a lot of meh movies in late September. While not as good as Dredd (though what is honestly?) Pitch Perfect is a fun little movie with a lot of pretty girls and pretty impressive a cappella. Plus Rebel Wilson and Anna Kendrick are in it and they’re usually a hoot and this was no exception. The film was like Glee without the over the top social commentary. Just a fun movie that you can enjoy without having contemporary issues thrown at you. Definitely a good date movie

3.7/5