STEVE’S TOP & BOTTOM MOVIE LISTS OF 2012

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2012 was a fun year at the box office primarily because of the fun I had blogging about movies here on That’s Atlanta thanks to you, steroids yeah you, life the readers! So as we prepare to depart 2012 for 2013 I’d like to close this year with a Box Office Top 5/Bottom 5 list.
 
TOP 5 MOVIES OF 2012
 

 
1) Skyfall
Between 2012’s Blockbusters: The Avengers, The Amazing Spider-Man, and The Dark Knight Rises I believe Skyfall shined the brightest. I’m a sucker for characters coming to grips with and conquering their own insecurities.
 
2) Looper
I’m still thinking about the paradox in this movie.
 

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3) The Hunger Games
I saw a commentary on our society that sparked lengthy discussions in person and on twitter – now that’s good stuff!
 

4) Premium Rush
Premium Rush was the jackpot off the biggest gamble I took all summer. (John Carter was the best gamble all year but apparently only I made that bet so…)
 

 
5) Flight
Denzel Washington gave a more Best Actor worthy performance in Flight than ten Training Days.
 
Honorable Mention – Think Like A Man
I actually read this book because I wanted to know, as a man, what had women united on the same front like I’ve never seen before. The book was horrible; the movie wasn’t.
 


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BOTTOM 5 MOVIES OF 2012
 

 
5) Chronicle
It’s not fair but I’m judging Chronicle against movies that didn’t come out in 2012, other Psycho/telekinesis movies that dropped in Februarys of years past: Push, Jumper, I Am Number Four.
 
4) Red Dawn
I think Red Dawn was the most un-enthused remake of 2012. The original was the perfect storm of political tension of the decades preceding 1984. The 2012 remake was the perfect storm of political tension of the decades preceding 1984 – see my drift? Ok, they changed the country of the bad guys and that was about it.
 

Credit: Summit Entertainment

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Credit: Summit Entertainment


3) Sinister
I saw a few horror movies this year and none are worth mentioning, not even Sinister, but Sinister has the dubious honor of making the Bottom 5 because it had the most potential to do something new for horror movies but didn’t.
 

 
2) The Bourne Legacy
A lot of people liked it, I didn’t.
 
1) Resident Evil: Retribution
The Resident Evil series and I are in a mentally abusive relationship in which I believe the lies of the trailers that the movie won’t dash my hopes of a grandiose climax but, alas.
 

Steve

Disclaimer: I’m an employee of Turner Broadcasting, a division of Time Warner, however the views expressed in this post are of my own.

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