A Look Back at the Best of 2012

Published on January 5th, 2013

It’s become tradition here to do a Best of and this year is no exception. So I’ve compiled a list of my best and worst for 2012. I’ll keep everything short and sweet, so to waste no time, here are my picks for 2012.

My Favorite Movies from 2012

1. End of Watch

I love the T.V. show Cops, it’s a guilty pleasure of mine. So I loved that it had that sort of vibe going on. It’s so interesting and Gyllenhaal and Pena will steal your heart.

2. The Avengers

A group of super heroes uniting to take down Loki and his army. I think the box office numbers speak for themselves. But this film was an absolute blast and proof of what a great job Joss Whedon does.

3. Argo

Ben Affleck just has a really great knack for telling a story and keeping it interesting and flowing. Argo is a true story that he did justice to. I had mixed feelings about it at first, but the more I think about it, the more I like it.

4. The Hunger Games

I wasn’t sure what to expect with this one. While it has its cheesy moments. It’s still really entertaining and fun.

5. The Bourne Legacy

Jeremy Renner is the man that can do no wrong in my book. Okay sure he played Dahmer.. but it’s been on the up and up since then. I love the Bourne films to begin with. I like the new twist and layer this adds.

6. This Means War

I just had a fun time watching this. It had two of my favorite actors in it. It’s a funny film and a good time.

 

My least favorite films of 2012

 

1. Snow White and The Huntsman

Kristen Stewart’s mouth breathing and horrible fake accent. In fact.. she was the movie killer. If you removed her and gave Charlize and Hemsworth their own film. It would have been something really cool.

2. John Carter

This one seemed a little drawn out and long. There’s nothing ridiculously wrong with it, I just didn’t find it all that engaging.

3. The Bachelorette

Three petty friends almost ruin their friends wedding and still only care about themselves. All three were so self absorbed.

4. Haywire

Another film with nothing incredibly wrong with it. It just seemed a little all over the place. Your supposed to care about the main character played by Carano and yet all I could pay attention to was trying to figure out if they voiced over her real voice.

5.  The Dark Knight Rises

This was a huge insult to fans of the franchise. Nolan’s obsession with Marion Cotillard adds nothing to the film. Her character which is supposed to be the catalyst behind Bane, just seemed like an insult to Bane to me. As if the character isn’t smart enough to plot that out on his own. She made the film drag and everyone standing around for her big death speech as the core is turning into a bomb.. that’s just time wasting.

 

Best concerts of 2012

 

1. Kelly Clarkson at Winstar Casino

Our hometown girl rocked the house. Her co-headline tour with The Fray, was all the best parts of her show at the Verizon Theatre in Dallas earlier in the year. With all the parts that dragged cut out. She also gave those Fray boys a lesson in how to rock the house.

2. Gotye at Verizon Theatre

The Aussie musician who’s real name is Wally, but you know him as Gotye, proved he’s got the chops. Showing off his master drum skills and putting on a fantastic set. He’s trying to break beyond being a one hit wonder.

3. Jason Mraz at Gexa Energy Pavilion

While some of Mr. A to Z’s music is boring beyond all belief. The guy knows how to put on a show and have a good time. The guy is a lyrical mastermind. He was doing it before folks like Ed Sheeran started doing it.

 

Worst concerts of 2012

1. Warped Tour

It’s simple, it was hot.. miserable.. and hot.. Oh and not to mention there weren’t any really good buzz bands this year.

2. H2o Fest

For something named after water, it would be appropriate that I almost got heat stroke at this show. July in the Cottonbowl? Worst idea on the planet.
Best Events of 2012

 


1. Dallas Comic Con presents Fan Days

The absolute biggest show the C2 Ventures folks have ever put on in Dallas. Stan Lee, Alan Tudyk, Gina Torres, Bruce Campbell, Felicia Day, Sean Astin, Robert Englund, to just name a few of the guests. More organized than the Dallas Comic Con earlier in the year. If it weren’t for the limitations of the Irving Convention Center, I truly believe the turn out would have been even more massive. To accommodate more attendees, the show was the first 3 day in the history of Dallas Comic Con.

2. Dallas Comic Con

Talk about the place to be. There were so many people that turned out for the Dallas Comic Con that it got uncomfortably packed. No one expected that kind of turn out. The show has truly grown over the past two years, to amazing heights. With guests like Patrick Stuart, Stan Lee, and Summer Glau, there’s something for every kind of fan.

3. Texas Rangers Fan Fest

More organized than the year before, the Texas Rangers Fan Fest was a hit. It’s the time of year when the players come out to meet fans and answer the hard hitting questions like Who was your favorite player as a kid.

4. Samsung Mobile 500

The Saturday Night Race under the lights at Texas Motor Speedway. It’s the first Texas race and the drivers are fresh and pumped to get going. The fans are in a great mood and out in massive numbers. They pack the stands. The best thing about the Saturday Night race, is being able to recoup on Sunday. It means the party people can bounce back faster.

Favorite Interview

Taking the cake for 2012 has to be Anthony Mackie

The Honorable mention for interviews goes to Kellan Lutz

 

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