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Thursday, January 3, 2013

The Vern's Official Best and Worst of 2012. Part 1.




The 5 Worst Movies of 2012.




Looking back on the year of 2012.  I'll admit I wasn't fully happy.  Loosing a job and having to move into a crappy small efficiency place is not the greatest way to live.  Especially when that room costs over $500 a month, and your behind in payments because your other job reduced your hours.  Yet on the blogging circuit things managed to look very good.  I had a few companies pay me to host links on reviews that were written.  Got in contact with actual filmmakers to review their movies and had them appear on the podcast I co host "As You Watch".  Speaking of the podcast.  I have had such a blast appearing on that show and meeting other film lovers like myself has been one of the best experiences of my life.   I also want to heavily thank The Lamb(The Large Association of Movie Blogs) and all of it's lammies for all of their support as well.  The comments and re tweets that were left by you fine folks were indeed welcome, so thank you.


That leads me to my next topic and that is the future of this blog.  My domain name ends in March and either I will have to pay a fee to keep it for another year or I can just just port it out to a brand new hosting site.  I'm going to choose the latter and move it over to wordpress once the domain expires.  I am also going to be writing more for CinematicKatzenjammer as well as posting more things on the As You Watch web site (www.asyouwatch.wordpress.com)   I will still be posting things on my blog, but maybe not as often.  Don't worry between now and then I plan on hosting as many reviews and articles as I can.


Allright Folks  The moment of truth has arrived for movies that were released last year. Let's get on with the countdown.


5 Worst Movies of 2012.

Here are the ones I hope to never see again. Click on each title to read full review



5. Sound of My Voice.


Brit Marling follows up her brilliant debut "Another Earth" with a movie that forgot to add a third act to it.  "Sound of My Voice" is about two writers who want to expose a woman that claims to be from the future.  When a small clue about the woman's truth is revealed. The movie just ends.  What a waste.



4.  Safety Not Guaranteed.


This one was on a lot of lists of people's favorites of the year, but it just upset me.  I never bought into the relationship between Mark Duplass and Aubrey Plaza.  I understood that they were attracted to each other, but I could not suspend my disbelief enough to admit that they were in love.  A subplot involving Jake Johnson's character trying to hook up with a former girlfriend was also bad.  The Filmmakers want you to believe that he has changed from just wanting sex to falling in love.  Just because he has diluted himself doesn't mean the girl is, and she calls him on it.  Yet she looks like the bad one. Oh and somewhere in all this mess is a time travel movie.




3.  Taken 2.


I loved the first one, but this sequel did not need to be made.  If Liam Neeson's character has a particular set of skills.  Shouldn't one of them be common sense.  Why would he go back to a country where he has just killed a lot of violent criminals.   Did he really think they wouldn't come looking for  him.  Now with both wife and daughter in the same place. This sort of thing was inevitable but pointless.




2.   The Comedy.



The minds behind "Tim and Eric's Awesome Show" star in this indie drama about a manchild who just likes to drink and make fun of other people.  He has no characteristics and I could not find a complete story in any of this. The only thing that is more pretentious then the movie are the critics who claim this to be good.



1.  This Means War.



Tom Hardy and Chris Pine fight over Reese Witherspoon in this horrible action comedy.   Every single character in this is just shallow,vain, and should not be in any relationship.  It also does the number one thing that I hate in romantic comedies.  Two Characters that hate each other at first are the ones that end up in love.  I know opposites attract and all, but this is getting ridiculous.



I will be back with the best movies of 2012 tommorow.



14 comments:

  1. Good Luck Vern. I look forward to reading more of your reviews in the new year!

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    1. Thank you Miss Jolly. I look forward to reading your posts as well

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  2. Huh. I heard good things about Sound of My Voice, never got around to seeing it. Perhaps I didn't miss all that much :)

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    1. There were just some things that I did not like about the flick, but I would still love to read what you thought of it. Keep an eye out for it streaming on Netflix

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  3. Who in the hell would want to fight over Reese Witherspoon? There's better poontang pie out there. She needs to... poontang her overpaid and overrated ass out of here.

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    1. I still think she is a good actress (Watch Freeway and you'll understand why) but she needs to get a better agent to help get her better roles

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    2. I have seen Freeway but... that was a long time ago.

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  4. Bugger! I'm going to see Safety not Guaranteed this afternoon. Ah well, if it's crap I get to have a good rant. I've enjoyed reading your stuff since I started blogging close to a year ago. Glad things are going well for you.

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    1. I look forward to your thoughts. I myself just couldn't buy into it at at all Im sorry

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  5. Hahaha I loved This Means War, but I really wasn't watching it for the story :P

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    1. Hmmm I'm guess you were a fan of director McG's other movies. What else could you be watching it for.

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