• 21 Jump Street/Ted (TIE): Best comedies of the year for different reasons but both bring back some great nostalgia in different ways. All of the 1980 “Flash Gordon” references in Ted were hysterical.
Most talked about in our house:
• The Art of the Steal (2009): We loved this documentary and kept talking about the ramifications of the decisions made for weeks. Worth renting from Netflix.
Most eager to watch in 2013:
The Master, Django Unchained, Robot & Frank, The Do-Deca-Pentathlon, Safety Not Guaranteed, Moonrise Kingdom, Kick-Ass 2, and The Man of Steel.
Not that anyone asked, but here is a chronological list of the movies I watched in 2012. Since 2005, I’ve tracked every movie I’ve seen in the theater, on TV and on rental. I write the movie on a spreadsheet and write a brief review for future reference. This year I referenced it more than ever because I watched a lot of movies again for the second time — or more. I’m including a few favorites and some movies I hope to watch in 2013. So, happy viewing this year! Remember, tastes vary but feel free to share a favorite.