So i've seen a ton of movies since my last post, don't remember them all but...
Rockets Redglare--way to make your subject thoroughly unsympathetic in what was supposed to be a celebration of his life.
The Wages of Fear--Can't add anything that hasn't been said.
Elevator to the Gallows--DUDE. Holy balls was it awesome. Miles' soundtrack is just so classic and perfect.
Queen of Versailles--unlike RR, a very sympathetic
Argo--something about it didn't quite seem to fire on all cylinders. No other way to explain it really. I thoroughly enjoyed it but it was missing something to take it over the top. Not sure what, though.
Les Miz--my mom wanted to see it for her birthday. I fucking hate musicals, can't buy in to them so I can't honestly evaluate it. I was tremendously bored, however. Took a nap, at times counted the tiles of the ceiling, visually stunning however. Wanted to see it for that and because of the novelty of live singing (Real talk: were it up to me, I'd have gone for first 30 minutes or so then left).
Anna Karenina--this was my choice, saw it last night. Again, visually stunning, some decent acting, it was a great interpretation (the theater qua metaphor was perfect, IMO). It just seemed to lack a little focus, I felt. It was very much like a play for the first third, almost musical-like, but still entertaining and it worked. However, toward the end it just kind of petered off. Right amount of skeez and intrigue.
Samsara--way too heavy-handed. Quite pretty.
No all I have left to see to clear out my 2012 theater backlog is ZDT, Lincoln (probably this weekend), Hobbit (scheduled for Weds), Django unchained. The Sessions is a maybe.
What were your favorite 2012 movies?
2-whatever, no particular order) maybe Moonrise Kingdom, AK, TDKR, Avengers (EASILY the most fun move of the year), dunno. I imagine I'm going to have to reevaluate this list once I clear out my backlog...
GSU's theater is doing a double-feature in February of Ghostbusters and Groundhog Day. Kind of excited actually...