Top 10: Favorite Movies of 2012

As a critic and film buff, I like getting into the habit of making year end lists, but I usually don’t get to see every movie I want to see by year’s end, mostly due to monetary issues. That’s why I usually make music lists instead; because it doesn’t cost anything and listening to ten three minute songs takes less time than watching ten two hour movies. This year I was able to keep up with some of the big movies of 2012, (but I still had some catching up to do, hence why this list is coming out later than usual) which is lucky for me since this was a really good year for movies. So to celebrate this achievement (and because I wasn’t able to make Ben from Canada’s year end podcast), I’m listing my 10 favorite movies of the year. Continue reading

Retrospective:The Movies of 2012

Part 1:
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Part 2:
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Happy New Year! This is a 2 part retrospective on the films of the year 2012. We discuss the best and worst of the year’s films. Part 1 deals with the most unique movies our panel saw, the most surprisingly good and bad films of the year and the best horror movie of the year. Part 2 delves into the realms of science fiction and fantasy, and then we get into our picks for the best and worst movies of 2012, as well as what we’re looking forward to for 2013.
Co-Hosts:
Buxomia (blip tv and sportchilada)

Matthew Currie Holme (P5YCH)

Zena (Real Queen of Horror)

Credits:

Art and Logo: Petar Gagic aka the Cine-Masochist

Music: Diamonds in Disguise by Chance’s End

Blood Splattered Cinema: Top 10 Films of 2012

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2012 has come and gone, which means it’s time for The Guru to list off his favorite films of the year and, most importantly, why they’re his favorites.

WARNING: Much blood shall be splattered in this here video.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Here’s the thing: No matter what I say, if you’re in this site’s target demographic, you either already have seen this movie or you will soon, so I’m really only posting this so that someone on this site comments on it. This is one of the main geek movies of the year. One can make a case for Prometheus, the Avengers or the Dark Knight Rises being the most anticipated geek film of the year, but even though I personally was more excited to see the Avengers, I would say this movie was more anticipated, both by the geek community and the public at large. And honestly, Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy was one of the best things ever put to film, at least in my humble (and correct) opinion. So, when I went to see this movie a few days ago, I was expecting a brilliant piece of film-making. Continue reading

Blood Splattered Cinema: Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)

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This week the Guru celebrates the highly controversial Silent Night, Deadly Night for his second annual Blood Splattered Christmas Special.

Blood Splattered Vlog (12/05/12): The Bay

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The Guru just watched the found footage outbreak film The Bay by the Academy Award winning director Barry Levinson (Rain Man) and here are his SPOILER FREE thoughts.

Horror In Our Time: Dracula 3000 (2004)

Sometimes, I just get the urge to look up a random horror movie. This has provided some of the greatest moments in my cinematic life like Haute Tension, and has also provided absolute garbage like Night Shadow. Given my obvious predilections for Science Fiction, more often than not I’ll open up a Sci-Fi horror over another random movie, which led me to this… interesting… piece of work. To this end I give you Dracula 3000. This film (no relation to the better known Dracula 2000) is one of the most ridiculous movies I have ever watched. It starts off innocuous enough, with a salvage team in the year 3000 coming across an apparently abandoned ship transporting what amounts to a mausoleum, but it quickly devolves as Dracula reveals his true ability: to make ridiculous stereotypes into ridiculous stereotype vampires. Continue reading