2012 Favorites

2012 Films

What I Loved

Cloud Atlas – 10/27/2012

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – 12/15/12

The Master – 9/15/12

Django Unchained – 12/26/12

Argo – 10/13/12

The Avengers - 5/5/12

Moonrise Kingdom - 5/26/2012

Wrong – 11/2/2012

Looper – 9/29/12

The History of Future Folk - 6/17/2012

Anna Karenina – 11/18/12

Safety Not Guaranteed - 6/16/2012

Les Miserables – 12/29/2012

In Another Country – 11/4/2012

Cabin in the Woods - 4/21/12

Haywire - 1/19/12

Premium Rush – 9/8/12

What I Liked

Seven Psychopaths – 10/20/2012

Holy Motors – 11/3/2012

Frankenweenie – 10/6/12

The Raid - 3/24/12

It’s a Disaster

ParaNorman – 8/25/12

Prometheus - 6/9/2012

Wreck-It Ralph – 11/11/12

Skyfall – 11/12/12

The Dark Knight Rises – 7/21/12

Brave – 6/30/12

Berberian Sound Studio – 11/5/2012

Apres Mai – 11/2/2012

Magic Mike – 7/14/12

Resident Evil: Retribution – 9/22/12

Beasts of the Southern Wild – 7/7/12

John Carter - 4/7/12

Dead Man’s Burden – 6/23/12

The Amazing Spider-Man – 7/6/12

Chronicle - 2/6/12

The Hunger Games - 2/31/12

Hitchcock – 11/24/12

What I Thought Was Okay

Celeste and Jesse Forever

The Bourne Legacy – 8/11/12

The ABCs of Death – 11/7/2102

Total Recall – 8/4/12

What I Didn’t Like

Tentsuki – 7/8/12

Overall Stats

Total films seen ever: 2942
Total films seen in 2012 (first-time watches): 102
Total rewatches in 2012: 40
Total films seen in theatres in 2012: 72 (plus 14 rewatches)
Total 2012 films seen in 2012: 44
Total 2010s films seen in 2012 (not including 2012): 6
Total 2000s films seen in 2012: 3 (7 rewatches)
Total 1990s films seen in 2012: 6 (5 rewatches)
Total 1980s films seen in 2012: 4 (1 rewatch)
Total 1970s films seen in 2012: 2 (4 rewatches)
Total 1960s films seen in 2012: 4 (7 rewatches)
Total 1950s films seen in 2012: 5 (1 rewatch)
Total 1940s films seen in 2012: 4 (3 rewatches)
Total 1930s films seen in 2012: 4 (4 rewaches)
Total 1920s films seen in 2012: 16 (3 rewatches)
Total American films seen in 2012: 71 (28 rewatches)
Total French films seen in 2012: 6 (4 rewatches)
Total British films seen in 2012: 6 (1 rewatch)
Total German films seen in 2012: 1
Total Spanish films seen in 2012: (1 rewatch)
Total Irish films seen in 2012: (1 rewatch)
Total Swedish films seen in 2012: 2
Total Hungarian films seen in 2012: 1
Total Czech films seen in 2012: 1
Total Soviet films seen in 2012: 1
Total Japanese films seen in 2012: 2
Total South Korean films seen in 2012: 1
Total Indonesian films seen in 2012: 1
Total Malaysian films seen in 2012: 1
Total international co-productions seen in 2012: 1

Non-2102 Films

What I Loved

Girl Shy - 1924 - 4/14/12

The Virgin Spring - 1960 - 2/23/12

For Heaven's Sake - 1926 - 4/4/12

The Turin Horse - 2011 - 5/2/12

The Driver – 1978 – 12/9/12

The Love Trap - 1929 - 5/9/12

[Rewatches]

  • Vertigo (1958 – Alfred Hitchcock) – 4/13/12
  • West Side Story (1961 – Robert Wise & Jerome Robbins) – 9/9/12
  • Modern Times (1936 – Charles Chaplin) – 3/14/12
  • The Women (1939 – George Cukor) – 4/15/12
  • Pierrot le fou (1965 – Jean-Luc Godard) – 1/25/12
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968 – Stanley Kubrick) – 7/19/12
  • Once (2007 – John Carney) – 2/17/12
  • The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967 – Jacques Demy) – 8/14/12
  • L.A. Confidential (1997 – Curtis Hanson) – 1/19/12
  • Shadow of a Doubt (1942 – Alred Hitchcock) – 12/31/12
  • Goldfinger (1964 – Guy Hamilton) – 8/13/12
  • Wings (1927 – William A. Wellman) – 4/13/12
  • Magnolia (1999 – P.T. Anderson) – 9/19/12
  • A Muppet Christmas Carol – 12/25/12
  • The Circus (1928 – Charlie Chaplin) – 3/28/12
  • Black Narcissus (1947 – Powell & Pressburger) – 4/15/12
  • The Avengers (2012 – Joss Whedon) – 5/12/12
  • Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) – 10/1/12
  • Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974 – Jacques Rivette) – 6/13/2012
  • Haywire (2012 – Steven Soderbergh) – 5/5/12

What I Liked

Solaris – 1972 – 7/26/12

Carnage - 2011 - 1/28/12

The Passion of Joan of Arc – 1928 – 8/2/12

People on Sunday – 1929 – 9/3/12

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? - 1966 - 3/21/12

Lonesome - 1928 - 4/14/12

Hugo - 2011 - 1-23-12

The Breaking Point

Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol - 4/28/12

Raw Deal - 1948 - 4/13/12

The Thief of Bagdad - 1924 - 4/15/12

Drop Dead Gorgeous - 1999 - 1/27/12

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - 1998 - 3/30/12

Possessed - 1947 - 3/22/12

Beggars of Life – 1928 – 8/1/12

Why Worry - 1923 - 4/4/12

The Descendants – 2011 – 12/21/12

House By The River – 1950 – 11/23/12

Cul-de-sac – 1966 – 7/4/12

The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm – 1962 – 9/29/12

TMNT - 5/14/2012

Little Shop of Horrors – 1986 – 10/16/2012

Mission: Impossible III – 2006 – 12/30/12

Creature from the Black Lagoon – 1954 – 10/25/2012

The Faculty – 1998 – 10/6/12

Seven Chances – 1925 – 8/14/12

Easy Money – 2011 – 6/23/12

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea - 1954 - 4/13/12

Criss Cross - 1947 - 4/12/12

52 Pick-Up – 1986 – 12/11/12

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde – 1920 – 10/2/12

Our Dancing Daughters - 1928 - 4/12/12

Fruit of Paradise - 5/23/2012

Piccadilly – 1929 – 7/11/12

Three Amigos - 1986 - 2/7/12

Down Terrace - 2009 - 1/29/12

Call Her Savage - 1932 - 4/14/12

The Incredible Hulk - 2008 - 4/30/12

Lilac Time - 1928 - 3/7/12

Crocodile Dundee - 1986 - 2/23/12

Fall Guy - 1947 - 4/14/12

Unforgivable

The Black Cat - 1934 - 4/14/12

Ladies of Leisure – 1930 – 12/5/12

The Showdown - 1928 - 6/6/2012

The Call of Cthulhu - 2005 - 6/4/2012

[Rewatches]

  • Chinatown (1974 – Roman Polanski) – 4/13/12
  • The Big Lebowski (1998 – Joel & Ethan Coen) – 8/20/12
  • Trouble in Paradise (1932 – Ernst Lubitsch) – 4/14/12
  • The Lady Vanishes (1938 – Alfred Hitchcock) – 5/28/12
  • Timecrimes (2009 – Nacho Vigalondo) – 10/5/12
  • The Brothers Bloom (2009 – Rian Johnson) – 4/6/12
  • Sunshine (2007 – Danny Boyle) – 3/24/12
  • Alien (1979 – Ridley Scott) – 6/2/12
  • A Nightmare Before Christmas (1993 – Henry Selick) – 12/7/12
  • Duck Soup (1932 – Leo McCarey) – 4/14/12
  • Batman Begins (2005 – Christopher Nolan) – 6/18/12
  • The Time Machine (1960 – George Pal) – 11/28/12
  • Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005 – Shane Black) – 1/16/12
  • Mystery Men (1999 – Kinka Usher) – 1/24/12
  • The Rescuers (1977) – 9/18/12
  • The Dark Knight (2008 – Christopher Nolan) – 7/20/12
  • Ghostbusters (1984 – Ian Reitman) – 4/27/12
  • Week End (1967 – Jean-Luc Godard) – 1/11/12

What I Thought Was Okay

End of the Night – 2012 – 7/4/12

Bunohan - 2011 - 6/17/2012

What Happened to Jones? - 1926 - 2/1/12

Casanova - 1927 - 1/4/12

Four Rooms - 1995 - 6/10/2012

What I Didn’t Like

Tentsuki – 2012 – 7/8/12

Alien3 - 1992 - 6/9/2012

Iron Man 2 - 2010 - 4/26/12

Albums (2012)

What I Loved

Jack White - Blunderbuss

Metric - Synthetica

First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar

Goldfrapp - The Singles

Heartless Bastards - Arrow

One Little Plane - Into the Trees

The Magnetic Fields - Love at the Bottom of the Sea

The Magnetic Fields - Love at the Bottom of the Sea

What I Really Liked

M. Ward - A Wasteland Companion

Norah Jones - Little Broken Hearts

Howler - America Give Up

Silversun Pickups - Neck of the Woods

La Sera - Sees the Light

Sleigh Bells - Reign of Terror

Imperial Teen - Feel the Sound

Garbage - Not Your Kind of People

Best Coast - The Only Place

The Men - Open Your Heart

The Big Pink - Future This

Nada Surf - The Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy

Crocodiles - Endless Flowers

White Rabbits - Milk Famous

White Rabbits - Milk Famous

Kathleen Edwards - Voyageur

Tennis - Young & Old

Ceremony - Zoo

Cursive - I am Gemini

Cursive - I am Gemini

What I Liked

Beach House - Bloom

Bowerbirds - The Clearing

Ting Tings - Songs from Nowheresville

Violens - True

Chairlift - Something

Suckers - Candy Salad

Dr Dog - Be the Void

The Shins - Port of Morrow

Miniature Tigers - Mia Pharoah

Miniature Tigers - Mia Pharoah

Fanfarlo - Rooms Filled With Light

Adam Arcuragi - Like a Fire That Consumes All Before It

Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory

Pond - Beard Wives Denim

Bear in Heaven - I Love You, It's Cool

Hospitality - Hospitality

Prinzhorn Dance School - Clay Class

Leonard Cohen - Old Ideas

Rodrigo y Gabriela - Area 52

Air - Le Voyage Dans La Lune

Keane - Strangeland

What I Thought Was Okay

Choir of Young Believers - Rhine Gold

The Walkmen - Heaven

Kaiser Chiefs - Start the Revolution Without Me

Kaiser Chiefs - Start the Revolution Without Me

The Twilight Sad - No One Can Ever Know

Islands - A Sleep & A Forgetting

Andrew Bird - Break it Yourself

Lana Del Rey - Born to Die

Ani DiFranco - Which Side Are You On

Laura Gibson - La Grande

The Mars Volta - Noctourniquet

Here We Go Magic - A Different Ship

What I Didn’t Like

Sun Kil Moon - Among the Leaves

Of Montreal - Paralytic Stalks

Guided by Voices - Let’s Go Eat The Factory

Grimes - Visions

Xiu Xiu - Always

Xiu Xiu - Always

Live Shows

  • Dum Dum Girls @ Echoplex – 5/18/2012
  • Grouplove @ Make Music Pasadena – 6/16/2012
  • Cults @ Make Music Pasadena – 6/16/2012
  • Los Campesinos! @ Echoplex – 2/11/2012
  • Milo Greene @ Make Music Pasadena – 6/16/2012

Books (any year)

What I Loved

House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski

Astonishing X-Men: Gifted by Joss Whedon

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

What I Liked

Cloud Atlas

Reamde by Neal Stephenson

Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 1: Power and Responsibility

Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 2: Learning Curve

Chew Vol. 1: Taster’s Choice

Superman: The Death of Superman

Pride of Baghdad by Bryan K. Vaughan

What I Thought Was Okay

What I Didn’t Like

What I Read Partially for Research

The Community of Cinema by James Forsher

Video Games (any year)

(Video games are the only category where I may not have finished the game to count it here. If I played enough of it to get the general feeling of it, I’m counting it.)

What I Loved

Skyrim

Mass Effect 3

Minecraft

What I Liked

Saints Row the Third

Goldeneye Reloaded

What I Thought Was Okay

Catherine

What I Didn’t Like