Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Alternate Oscars: 2012

I picked The Avengers as the best movie of 2012, not because I'm a fanboy — I only got around to watching the entire Marvel series this year — but because of its cultural impact. The Marvel Universe is more lucrative than Star Wars, and more entertaining to boot. And without this first of the super hero mashups, that doesn't happen.

That it's also smart and witty is the cherry on top of the sundae.

Which is not by way of trying to sway your vote. Just explaining mine.

By the way, whatever else you may think of Silver Linings Playbook, it does feature the funniest-ever review of one of my favorite Ernest Hemingway novels:

Okay, have at it:

My choices are noted with a ★. A tie is indicated with a ✪. Historical Oscar winners are noted with a ✔. Best foreign-language picture winners are noted with an ƒ. Best animated feature winners are noted with an @. A historical winner who won in a different category is noted with a ✱.


mister muleboy said...


That was a pretty damned good year.

I’m sure that the omission of James Spader’s masterclass in acting ( Lincoln) was simply an oversight . . . .

mister muleboy said...

Actually, it was a masterclass in politics !

Mythical Monkey said...

James Spader was great in Lincoln, but then the entire movie was a master class in acting.

As for the politics, every would-be legislator should be required to watch Lincoln and then pass a test.