Had a busy weekend so this post is a bit late. It turns out we had a close race for Christopher Nolan’s best film, but there could be only one winner:
– The Dark Knight: 11 votes
– Inception: 9 votes
– Memento: 5 votes
– The Dark Knight Rises: 5 votes
– Batman Begins: 1 vote
– The Prestige: 1 vote
The Dark Knight and Inception were neck-and-neck all week, but the much-loved Batman film prevailed. Interesting to see five votes already for TDKR, but only one vote for The Prestige?
This Week’s Poll: I thought it would be fun to reflect on the year so far, now that we are a full seven months deep. My question for you is: what is the best film from this year so far? Even though 2012’s best will almost certainly be released during the fall/winter, there are still many excellent candidates right now. Will a huge blockbuster like The Dark Knight Rises or The Avengers win out, or will a beloved indie flick like Moonrise Kingdom or Beasts of the Southern Wild be victorious?
Saturday: Work, work and more work. After a long day, I did have a fun evening of gaming with a good buddy of mine. We played some Borderlands, which I hadn’t fired up in nearly two years. For some reason, the game immediately sent us to the Zombie Island of Dr. Ned, a DLC pack that I bought a long time ago but never played. We busted through a handful of quests and I knocked out a couple achievements. Seems like a pretty cool expansion, though I was definitely a little rusty at first. I had no idea the sequel is coming out next month, so I will probably play some more to prepare myself for the new one.
Sunday: For the first time in AGES, both my girlfriend and I spent an entire day free from work, and we didn’t even turn on a computer at any point. You have no idea how rare that is for either of us. We had a much-needed getaway out of the city and took an epic bike ride up north. We spent the day riding along bike trails through various suburbs, played some mini-golf, hit up some batting cages, ate some great food and even took in a movie at a really nice theater. We saw The Intouchables, which was quite good. I was a little skeptical at first because we have seen enough of the “rich white guy” helps “poor black man” type movies, but this was actually really well-executed. Great performances from both leads, especially the very charismatic Omar Sy. I’ll be writing a full review of this one soon.
So yeah, a really fun Sunday, though I am certainly feeling the aftereffects of the long bike ride today. It was worth it.
How about you guys? What did you do over the weekend?