Movies Watched [December 2012]

Happy New Year, folks! May this one be prosperous and joyful for all of you. Here’s a rundown of my final month of movie watching in 2012:

In order of viewing:
1) Life of Pi [2012]
Life of Pi [2012]

2) Silver Linings Playbook [2012]
Silver Linings Playbook [2012]

3) Goldfinger [1964]
Goldfinger [1964]

4) Bad Santa [2003]
Bad Santa [2003]

5) United 93 [2006]
United 93 [2006]

6) Inside [2007]
Inside [2007]

7) Klown [2010]
Klown [2010]

8) Flight [2012]
Flight [2012]

9) GoldenEye [1995]
GoldenEye [1995]

10) Dead Man [1995]
Dead Man [1995]

11) The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey [2012]
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey [2012]

12) The Nightmare Before Christmas [1993]
The Nightmare Before Christmas [1993]

13) Monsters, Inc. [2001]
Monsters, Inc. [2001]

14) Quantum of Solace [2007]
Quantum of Solace [2007]

15) Oslo, August 31st [2011]
Oslo, August 31st [2011]

16) Reprise [2006]
Reprise [2006]

17) Basic Instinct [1992]
Basic Instinct [1992]

18) Elf [2003]
Elf [2003]

19) Lawrence of Arabia [1962]
Lawrence of Arabia [1962]

20) Metropolis [1927]
Metropolis [1927]

21) The Searchers [1956]
The Searchers [1956]

22) Babel [2006]
Babel [2006]

23) The Poseidon Adventure [1972]
The Poseidon Adventure [1972]

Movie of the Month: For classics, it has to be Lawrence of Arabia. So glad I was able to see that on the big screen. For modern films, Oslo, August 31st blew me away. Still plan on doing a full review for that, but it will easily make my top ten list this year.

Dud of the Month: GoldenEye has not aged well at all. The worst Bond film I have seen.

Final Yearly Total: 280

What was the best movie you saw last month? Got a favorite out of those listed above?

19 thoughts on “Movies Watched [December 2012]

  1. Chris says:

    Oslo, August 31st is my favorite of those above.
    strangely, GoldenEye is Brosnan’s best Bond film in my opinion, so if you disliked that, you will probably dislike his other ones too ( :

    Best movie of December? That would be The Color Wheel (2011). A small indie film that really surprised me with its well-written dialogue.

    • Eric says:

      Great to hear we agree on Oslo, August 31st. I still can’t stop thinking about that film.

      Can’t say I have much interest in seeing the other Brosnan Bond flicks. GoldenEye was pretty bland overall, and I have heard his others are even worse.

      I’ll have to look up The Color Wheel. Haven’t heard of that one, but I’m always up for a good indie film. Thanks for the tip!

  2. The Heretic says:

    I still need to see The Hobbit. I am anticipating The Great and Powerful Oz this coming March (Hopefully I have that correct).

  3. ruth says:

    Wow, a ton of movies you saw this month Eric, and some Bond movies I see, yay! 🙂 Curious to hear what you’d say once you get to the Timothy Dalton Bond flick, he..he.. I’ve been curious about United 93 [2006], what did you think of it?

    • Eric says:

      Heh, I think I may be burnt out on Bond films now. I’ll try to check out some of the other Bonds sometime this year, though. Have only seen Connery, Brosnan and Craig so far.

      United 93 was really, really good. It felt very authentic, which also made it a very difficult watch. It’s a tremendous piece of filmmaking, but I can’t say I would ever want to watch it again. 😦

      • ruth says:

        That’s why I recommend Dalton’s as his take is very different from Connery & Brosnan’s, much closer to Craig’s.

        Yeah, that’s what I thought about United 93, it’ll be hard to watch even after all these years.

        • Eric says:

          Cool, yeah I’ll have to see Dalton’s take then. Based on my limited sampling size, I would say Craig is my favorite so far (though I quite like Connery as well).

  4. Jaina says:

    Aww, Goldeneye still has a place in my heart. You’re right, it hasn’t aged well. But out of the Brosnan era, it’s probably the strongest Bond film. For me anyway.

    • Eric says:

      From the sounds of it, Brosnan’s other films are not highly regarded. I must admit I am a little curious to see Die Another Day, if only for the camp value. 🙂

  5. Jeff D. says:

    Inside is a fantastic horror film. The french sure aren’t squimish when it comes to gore. Martyrs is great too. I am going to be doing a French extreme month on my blog, covering Inside, martyrs, High Tension, Irreversible and Frontier(S)

    • Eric says:

      Hi Jeff, thanks for the comment! Inside was absolutely nuts. I had heard about some of its content beforehand, but that still didn’t prepare me for what I saw. Great film, but man it’s disturbing.

      Haven’t seen Frontier or the original High Tension. I’ll keep an eye out for your blog series!

      • Jeff D. says:

        Yeah inside is by far one of the goriest slashers I have ever seen. Be it american or otherwise. High Tension I would certainly recommend even if the twist at the end doesn’t make a lot of sense.

  6. The Blog of Big Ideas says:

    You’ve definitely kept yourself very busy. Interesting combination of films here. I’d be very interested to read your review of Oslo since you enjoyed it so much.
    What did you think of Life of Pi? I want to exchange thoughts on that.
    As for the best film I managed to see in December, it was probably a blind-spot for me: Oliver Stone’s Platoon.

    • Eric says:

      Haha, sorry, T. I could see it being much better when it was released, especially considering the absence of Bond films beforehand, but it was almost painful to watch today.

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