Sunday, March 31, 2013

The Top Films of 2012 - Some Honourable Mentions

This is the article where I will respond to those little comments from 'oh. where's [insert movie they like]' to 'this guy actually bothered to put [insert film] on this list, but not [insert film]'. So whatever's missing, I'll partly address here. I put in eleven spots (eleven, because I'm really kind) because there has been so many good films released in the past year or so, both coming in from genre and the arthouse. But there are five films that kinda missed out. Here are some of the movies that have just missed the cut because 11 is the limit.

I should mention that there are movies that I still haven't seen but could be a good candidate for any of these countdowns. Films such as Dredd, The Master, Pitch Perfect, A Royal Affair and many others that are quite obscure or unknown to actually be seen.

The Top Films of 2012

This is it, folks....

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Are bronies the worst people ever?

That can be said to any fanbase.

I've already written two posts on bronies, grown male fans who enjoy My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. One of which was an assessment on the first season, the other was how important the fanbase is. Now I'm writing a post to answer the internet's biggest question: are bronies the worst thing ever? Are men who stare at ponies the tipping point in bringing down society in terms of what we're interested in. And if so, does that makes them the most hated fanbase on the internet?

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Reviews of the 83rd Annual Academy Award nominees for Best Picture

Let's recap what is considered the "best" according to old white males.

As you all know, I have somewhat of a huge disdain for the Academy Awards and the people organizing the ceremony in the most self-congratulatory, dumbfounded, money-puffing, put-it-in-the-last-minute manner possible. But to its credit, at least they're not like the Grammys or the Golden Globes or any award shows because it is when everything's made to be conservative and civil. Also I grew softer on the Oscars because at least it is trying to maintain the ceremony's entertainment with Seth Macfarlane setting to be the host.

With this year's category, most of the films nominated doesn't ring special. While it contains a variety of films coming from the indie and arthouse pack or produced by Hollywood studios, I'm not surprised that not one genre film such as Skyfall, The Avengers or Looper made it in. The domestic highest grossing film from that category is Lincoln only making more than $150 million at the box office. After The Artist won, I told one of my high school teachers that the category had never mattered and it is pretty useless as a guide to what is actually the best in film of a certain year. I'm currently piecing together a Best of list and only two of the nominees may make it on to it.