Top 10… New-To-Me Films of 2012

2012 saw me watch a total of 231 movies that were new to me. This is my list of the best of those, or rather, the ones I liked the most, and would be willing to see again some day, if I haven’t already. Some are from the 1001 List, some from my Film-Makers quest, some new, some a little older. This list does not include any of 2012’s new releases though, they were covered on this list.

Honourable Mention
Return to Horror High
Hang on, I’m going to clarify this. Return to Horror High, one of the first George Clooney ever appeared in, is a terribly made film, with poor acting, shonky sets and a frankly ridiculous final act. Fut it was also one of the most entertaining films I saw this year, because I watched it after a Friday night drinking session, for all the better to enjoy it’s ridiculousness. Maureen McCarthy as a cop bizarelly aroused at the site of a dismembered corpse, ridiculous lighting choices and the greatest behind-a-door silhouette of a decapitated head being flung up inexplicably into the air. I still stand by the 2/10 rating I gave the film, because it is terrible, but it was terrible in a really good way.

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Top 5… Alan Tudyk Characters

Alan Tudyk is 41 today, so let’s celebrated his birthday with his best five roles:

5. Jack (Knocked Up):
More of a cameo, Tudyk plays Jack, Alison’s (Katherin Heigl) boss at the TV studio where she works along with Kristen Wiig’s bitchy colleague Jill. Tudyk steals the scenes he’s in, insisting that, if Alison wants to be on camera, though he can’t legally ask her to lose weight, it would be nice if she looked a bit tighter.
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