Here we stand, yet again, on the precipice of another new year.
I have started compiling my best/worst film lists for this year. As I went through the 24 films I saw this year, I realized how many great flicks I just never got around to seeing. I also realized how many bad movies I never saw. While the latter is normally a good thing, I feel that a regular influx of bad cinema is essential to better appreciate the good stuff. The big reason for the lack of viewings is that I have gotten far more selective in my theater going since the recession hit. I realize that I cannot see EVERY movie, but this year seems particularly bad. In 2011, there were 3-4 films I could list off the top of my head that should have been in contention, this year there are far more:
Lincoln , Moonrise Kingdom, Seeking a friend for the end of the world, Lawless, Dark Shadows, Battleship, The Campaign, 21 Jump Street, Snow White and the Huntsman, Men in Black 3, The Watch, Being Flynn, Safety not guaranteed, Cloud Atlas, Anna Karenina, Chronicle, Ghost Rider 2…
Off the top of my head. Some are good, some are bad. All are films I wanted to watch for one reason or another.
I am tempted to delay my “list” until a few weeks into 2013, but where is the fun in that? Instead I shall do this- There will be a New years eve posting, as usual, of my top 10 favorite films, as well as the clunkers. At some point in January I shall revisit the list after viewing most of the listed films (thank you redbox and netflix) for a more well-rounded listing.
I will also venture in a Best of TV list which should be amazing considering I dropped cable TV and intentionally only watched maybe 5 shows total. We will see how that shapes up.
Watch and wait!