When I was tallying up my favorite things from 2012, I had a lot of problems with the movies portion after i named off the few i'd purchased or just recently seen. I have decided to return to quickie movie posts as I do like remembering what i've seen. I think if i set up a monthly one that might be easiest.
Paranorman: I loved this one! Boy who can see ghosts is bullied by friends and family until he must save the town when a witch's curse causes the dead to rise from their graves! It was so clever and funny and subversive! a 6.
Indie Game: The Movie: interesting and really made me appreciate Super Meat Boy! a 5.
The 7% Solution: I read this book last year and recently noticed the movie on cable. I think it was pretty faithful to the book and I liked it. a 5.
Looper: AMAZING! Next time I see a movie that i am pretty sure we will like i am going to drag B to it if I have to. We missed it in the summer because he's just not as much for going to the movies as I am but this one would have been worth it. 7!
The Watch: not as bad as I thought it would be. parts were funny. a 5.
Downton Abbey Season 1: B and I watched this over a couple days. For sucking me in against my will, a 7.
Downton Abbey Season 2: and we then watched this season over the next week. also very good tv, though B keeps exclaiming "It's just a soap opera!" another 7.
The Amazing Spider-Man: ok. It wasn't bad but seemed a lot darker in tone than the first Sam Raimi
one. B and I both had the "why did they make this" reaction. The
filmmakers didn't say anything new or even have a different "take" on
the material. They seemed to take the first movie, swap out the villain
and the girlfriend with different characters, change a couple details,
and they had the script. I will admit it was very pretty to see and
great 3d which makes it a 4 instead of a 3.