I was thinking about any movie quotes or phrases I use regularly in real life and found a few from 2012 that I am quite fond of. Most of these are pretty comedic so don’t expect any life changing quotes from 2012 as I couldn’t think of any of the top of my head! Without any further ado:
#5 – Anything with a Bane voice [The Dark Knight Rises]
Bane was most likely my favourite character of the year and while many disliked his voice I thought it was so fantastic and unique. I love some of his quotes: When Gotham is ashes… then you have my permission to die and You merely adopted the dark, I was born in it, moulded by it…. I just love impersonating the voice in real life.
Whether you liked or disliked his voice, it’s hard to deny how memorable it is. Laremy over on the RopeofSilicon podcast does almost weekly impersonation’s of this Bane voice and it cracks me up every time. Bane was truly a memorable character of 2012 with memorable lines as well. Read more
I’ve caught up on a lot of classics this year and after reading Andy’s post I wanted to share the best films that I’ve seen for the first time. I’ve left out 2012 films (just 1 would have made the list) for when I make my Top 50 of 2012.
It’s pretty amazing I haven’t seen some of these until 2012 but better late then never! You can see my all time best list here. Would love any thoughts.
10. Cinderella Man (2005)
A touching movie, Crowe is fantastic. Love a good boxing film!
9. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
I really liked Raiders of the Lost Ark but this one was definitely my favourite. Loved the addition of Connery.
I saw 20 films at my first ever film festival and it was a really great experience with a wide range of movies. I saw most of what I wanted to see, with Undefeated and The Intouchables being the main ones that I missed out on. I had 5 films I loved and 4 I thoroughly enjoyed so to come away with 9 films I can’t wait to talk about has been great.
I’ve gone and ordered all 20 films with a brief summary of my feelings for each below. Would love to hear which ones you enjoyed or are looking forward to!
#1 – Moonrise Kingdom
I reviewed this film and it was my clear favourite of the festival. So charming and likeable, full of laughs and beautifully shot. A-
Australian Release Date: August 30
#2 – Safety Not Guaranteed
This fun movie had a lot of charismatic characters and was really just a superb mix of humour, intrigue and a good plot. Only 86 minutes long, it felt like a perfect length and had me interested the whole way. B+
Australian Release Date: October 18
#3 – Bully
An amazingly moving documentary, it was hard to fight the tears back for this one. The multiple stories work well and I really felt the pain of each character. It’s message is a strong one and while I do think US kids will relate to the movie moreso then Australian ones, it’s still a world issue that needs to be addressed. B+
Australian Release Date: August 23 Read more
Continuing from Part 1 of my Nolan/Fincher movie love, today I’ll be sharing my favourite 8 movies from these two great directors. I think the top 2 will be very surprising to most.
-#8: Se7en (Fincher)
Se7en is so gripping and widely regarded as one of Fincher’s best ever (it’s #27 in IMDB’s Top 250). I almost gave this another watch before putting it 8th as it’s a movie I don’t fully remember. Still, the epic build up to the end is amazing and ultimately satisfying. The heartache Pitt goes through is so immense. I loved the idea of the seventh sin being what it was.
-#7: Batman Begins (Nolan)
The first of what will most likely be my favourite trilogy of all time, Nolan really burst out of the blocks with this one. The first Batman may live in the shadows of the Dark Knight but I thought it was almost as good. There’s really not that much to say, I enjoyed it immensely. Read more
I only began watching movies passionately about a year ago, and until recently if you asked me who my favourite director was, I wouldn’t have had a clue. But since then it has become very clear who my top 2 are: Christopher Nolan and David Fincher.
Nolan is a filmmaker whom every movie he makes I seem to love. His films are so well made, always have a point to them and they are executed brilliantly. All 7 of his films have gripped me, I was pretty certain he was going to be my #1 Director. But then I took a look, and noticed that Fincher’s films also rate very highly in my eyes. He’s been around longer, and with 9 feature films also seems to be an advocate of quality not quantity.
So with The Dark Knight Rises around the corner, I decided to rank the combined 16 films in order of preference. I love both director’s work and thought I would showcase how good they are! I am sure some of my rankings will surprise, and I would love to hear your thoughts and rankings too.
Here’s #16 to #9!
#16: Panic Room (Fincher)
The battle for 16th was a tough one but ultimately Panic Room had to get it. I enjoyed it, and considering 90% of the movie is set in the same location, Fincher did a really good job to make it work. Stewart’s performance as a child actress is great, as is Jodie Foster’s.
#15: Zodiac (Fincher)
Especially considering it’s 157 minute runtime, I was gripped by this movie the whole way. The acting is great, the suspense build ups are fantastic too. Ultimately I was let down by the ending. As far as I can tell, it’s a very likeable movie, but not so much a lovable one.