Posts Tagged ‘best of’

Summer Movies I Want to See, 2013 Part 2

My fifth annual list of summer movies, the June edition. Monsters U and Man of Steel are the two wide-release films I’m interested in this month. For previews and synopses, go to Rotten Tomatoes Upcoming Movies.

Summer Movies I Want to See, 2013 Part 1

My fifth annual list of summer movies. More to come… this is just for May so far. I must be getting picky—there are only four wide-release films on my list (see asterisks). On the other hand, it’s nice that there are twenty-six films in May alone that seem to be worth watching. For previews and [...]

My IMDb films of 2012

I’ve been using IMDb’s customizable lists and ratings system for at least 10 years. Here is a typed list of films and TV shows that were released in the Louisville area this year that I’ve seen. I’m also including screenshots of my complete list of ratings for the year: things I’ve watched and rated regardless [...]

Best Albums of 2012

I’m always absorbed in music. There are innumerable ways to experience art in sound, so of course it’s impossible to quantify the quality of an album – although sites like AOTY are helpful as a general guide. This list is mostly personal preference, but with an ear to recommend both popular and obscure (mostly rock [...]

Best Songs of 2012

A YouTube playlist of my favorite videos and/or songs released in 2012. I generally prefer the studio tracks, but a few of these are live versions, mainly because there is no official studio version on YouTube. Also, in some cases, I enjoy the official video better than the song itself, and vice versa. A few [...]

Cloud Atlas: The most epic film of 2012

Since seeing the film (twice) the week it came out in October, I’ve been entralled with the ideas presented in Cloud Atlas – in both the book (by David Mitchell in 2004) and the movie (screenplay and direction by the Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer). I hate to give too much of a movie away, so [...]