Hollywood has a record setting year at the box office
Best movies of the year
“Argo”.. oh-Ben Affleck better win best director! He had me on the edge of my seat when I knew the ending.
“Django Unchained”..Quentin Tarantino manages to tackle one of the most shameful part of American history and still make it funny & shocking with a brilliant accompanying soundtrack.
“Silver Linings Playbook”..love for the mentally unhinged amid football obsession . De Niro is finally De Niro again!!
“The Sessions”.. what could have been a maudlin movie about a man living in an iron lung is life-affirming , funny with the most authentic sex scenes of the year thanks to Helen Hunt
“Amour”- this subtitled end-of-life gem says it all in its title: amour is love.
“The Perks Of Being A Wallflower”..the best teen dramedy since “Juno” . Never mind Emma Watson. Ezra Miller steals this movie. Make note of his name.
“Flight”..Denzel Washington’s best since his Oscar winner “Training Day”.
“Zero Dark Thirty”.. who knew it was a female Cia agent behind the search and killing of Osama Bin Laden?? At least according to both movies made this year about our recent history.
“End Of Watch”.. an amazingly realistic look at an inner-city cop’s life – the cops are the good guys this time.
“Life of Pi”..the most visually amazing film this year- tres’ spiritual.
The Worst movies of the year
“Cloud Atlas”..close to 3 hours of WTF.
“The Master”.. great acting by Phillip Seymour Hoffmand and Joaquin Phoenix with stunning visuals but what happened to the plot???
“The Grey”.. you may need to bring a suicide prevention hotline number with you. Man vs. nature. Guess who wins?? Liam Neeson must have been fishing for an Oscar.
“John Carter” & “Battleship”.. “Friday Night Lights” star Taylor Kitsch stars in both. He needs a new agent.
“Total Recall”..a total waste of a re-make.
“Red Dawn”..another re-make that’s doa.
“Prometheus”…one of the most anticipated movies of the year- the “Alien” sequel is just silly – you wonder how these scientists could be so dumb.
“Journey 2: The Mysterious Island”... I still can’t get the image of the actor formerly known as the Rock, Dwayne Johnson, making his pecs bounce.
“Silent Hill: Revelations”..they throw in every villain who appeared in every horror movie and it still has not a single scare in it.