2012 was a really exciting year for film. We saw the culmination of a masterpiece world building franchise from Marvel Entertainment, perhaps one of the best 007 movies ever made, and Ben Affleck showed once again that there’s much more to him than haters would have led you to believe. It was actually really difficult to compile just 12 films for a best of list. Some great movies were left completely off my list such as Wreck-it-Ralph. The film is a joy and it truly tickles the funny bone of geeks that grew up with video games in the ’80s and that still play them now. Jiro Dreams of Sushi was a masterpiece documentary that follows the family of one of Japan’s greatest sushi chef’s and the film features some truly beautiful sushi cinematography! There are others, but I’m already giving myself two extra entries in this list just to play with the “12” gimmick.
These sorts of lists are just pure opinion. What I like about them though as a movie fan is by reading them I might discover some gem of a film that I haven’t seen or heard about or I might be convinced to give a movie a chance that I was planning to pass up.
OK, enough babbling, here are my Top 12 films of 2012.
On this week’s show, we look at Microsoft‘s big week of announcements, including the new Surface line of tablets designed from the ground up for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. Then we follow up with some Apple fallout and follow-up from last week’s WWDC conference.
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No one appears to know nerds quite like producer Scott Rudin.
Having backed the beloved The Social Network, the super producer has just made one of the bigger deals at this year’s Sundance Film Festival (still in the very early days, for what it is worth), picking up the remake rights to the documentary Indie Game: The Movie.