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My Top 10 Movies of 2012

January 31, 2013

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.

06. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World – R

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

I didn’t see how they could make a film anywhere close to The Dark Knight, but Nolan did so while also bringing his three Batman films to an awesome conclusion.

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.

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