10. Pain & Gain – R
This was WAY better than I expected. It was quite funny and entertaining.
09. Star Trek Into Darkness – PG-13
The more I think about it the more certain aspects of the movie irritate me, but I have seen it three times and still think it’s entertaining. Not as good as the first, but rock solid.
08. Iron Man 3 – PG-13
A solid franchise for sure.
07. Kick-Ass 2 – R
Again, not as solid as the first one but still quite good.
06. This is the End – R
If you like Franco, Rogen, and the rest of the Appatowan gang then you should be happy.
05. The Brass Teapot – R
I love me some Juno Temple.
04. Prisoners – R
I was watching this while compiling my list. Wow. It certainly got my attention. It starts out somewhat lethargically but I think it’s worth it.
03. Sound City – NR
An awesome documentary about a legendary studio and sound board. Quite good.
02. Warm Bodies – PG 13
Another fresh take on zombies.
01. Mental – NR
The Sound of Music Aussie style. Funny stuff.
10. The Place Beyond the Pines – R
I wanted to like this one. It had an excellent cast, but ultimately I was disappointed. I didn’t hate it, but I didn’t like it.
09. Computer Chess – NR
I guess the filmmakers were just too smart for me.
08. Identity Thief – R
Completely generic, and a waste of good talent.
07. Bullet to the Head – R
Hard to find anything good about the film.
06. Movie 43 – R
Hardly a movie. Just a compilation of shorts. Some of them were pretty funny, but it mostly fell flat.
05. A Good Day to Die Hard – R
By far the worst in the franchise. I hope the next one doesn’t suck so much.
04. Fright Night 2: New Blood – R
I didn’t expect much. I wasn’t disappointed.
03. The Internship – PG 13
The trailers didn’t look promising, and the movie was just a giant commercial for Google.
02. Grown Ups 2 – PG 13
I hated the first one. Thought it was one of the worst comedies I have ever seen. They somehow made this one worse. Good job.
01. Welcome to the Punch – R
I stopped watching it about twenty minutes in. Leave the Guy Ritchie films to Guy Ritchie.
10. Some Guy Who Kills People – R
I saw a lot of low-budget films this year that could have easily been included on this top ten list. I probably like this one more than the next film on the list, but the premise of that one is just too perfect.
09. God Bless America – R
A guy gets fed up, and goes cross-country eliminating people he deems to be a pox on society. I was sold within the first five minutes. Well, truth be told, I was sold on the premise alone, but Bobcat Goldthwait delivers.
08. Goon – R
Hockey movie about an enforcer. I loved it. I wish I could have ranked it higher.
07. Bernie – PG-13
Jack Black is underrated. This quasi-documentary about a real murder is quite entertaining.
I really enjoyed this one, and it reminded me how much I like Keira Knightley.
05. Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet – NR
It’s like watching a documentary on Mozart, but with actual video of Mozart. I’ve been a fan of Becker for many years, and was looking forward to watching his tragic, inspiring, and humbling story in movie form.
04. Skyfall – PG-13
Best Bond movie ever? I don’t know, but I guess I can’t think of one that is better. Bardem is definitely the best Bond Villain ever. The only thing I can think of that would have made it better is if Sean Connery had been the groundskeeper.
03. The Dark Knight Rises – PG-13
02. The Avengers – PG-13
This was actually an awesome year for movies. It was hard narrowing down to 10 films let alone the order. Joss Whedon made the quintessential super hero team movie here.
01. Moonrise Kingdom – PG-13
I still think I give the edge to The Royal Tenenbaums for being my favorite Wes Anderson film, but Moonrise is probably actually a better film. It’s everything you’d expect from Anderson, and done to perfection.
10. Jeff, Who Lives at Home – R
This movie wasn’t completely trash, but it just didn’t do enough for me. It had a solid cast, and that counts against it because I expected a bit more.
09. John Carter – PG-13
08. The Expendables 2 – R
I really enjoyed the first one, but this one had way too many nudge-nudge moments of taking jabs at the cast’s previous roles. One or two every ten minutes is fine, but there were like 10 in 1 minute. The plot wasn’t nearly as good as the first one, and that is kind of sad.
07. The Five-Year Engagement – R
What is with Jason Segal and writing roles for himself where he ends up cheating on the woman he loves? Hard to like that kind of character.
06. Ruby Sparks – R
I liked the concept, and the cast performed quite well. The problem, like in the previous film on the list, is that the protagonist does something that is unforgivable. Even more so than hypocritical infidelity. So, screw him. I hope he dies unhappy and alone.
05. Snow White and the Huntsman – PG-13
04. Detention – R
I had low expectations, and even they were not met.
03. Red Tails – PG-13
I still think Lucas produced this to show that Episode II wasn’t actually that bad. In that, he almost succeeded.
02. The Three Stooges – PG
As bad as I expected.
01. Wrath of the Titans – PG-13
I didn’t watch the first one. So, maybe that would have helped? I doubt it though.
The Woman in Black
Act of Valor
21 Jump Street
Jeff, Who Lives at Home
The Hunger Games
The Cabin in the Woods
The Three Stooges
Jesus Henry Christ
The Five-Year Engagement
The Giant Mechanical Man
Marvel’s The Avengers
God Bless America
Men in Black 3
Snow White and the Huntsman
Safety Not Guaranteed
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
The Amazing Spider-Man
Some Guy Who Kills People
Get the Gringo
The Dark Knight Rises
The Bourne Legacy
The Expendables 2
Trouble with the Curve
Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet
Wrath of the Titans
I intend to see the following films:
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Mission to Lars