Archive for January, 2013


christianbale I never thought it would come to this, but I really am disappointed with my film-geeker blogger pundits and peers overall in regards to The Dark Knight Rises. It’s not that they disliked the film, or, even if they did, they saw it and formed an opinion. All film is subjective. I understand that. But when my peers put together the top tens of 2012, the reason for having Rises lower than other films -specifically The Avengers– is due to Dark Knight Rises having too many plot holes. I found it rather odd. While The Avengers is pure popcorn fun and I’m not really knocking it in any way, many have noted the film has the most movie error mistakes of the past year. Some people noticed, some didn’t. Some….just don’t give a rip. But my point is…why dump on one film while giving the other a pass? To add to that, last summer I heard of all the “plot holes” in Dark Knight Rises and was confused more by those who made those charges. Didn’t they see the same film I did? Well, I bought the latest Batfilm on video and re-watched it a few times. Even did the Ultraviolet – Flixter thingie. Now, I think…I think…I know what went down. Continue reading

dniezby_film_strip203While many of my film blogger-y type peers have already put out a Top Ten of 2012 and a Worst 10 of 2012, I chose to hold off mostly until the start of the New Year. I was debating whether or not to put it in posts up at Movie Snitch, but chances are I’ll probably do so…after I see Lincoln and Les Miserables.  So it may change. But it’s still a tough choice on a “final” top ten. There were a surprisingly abundance of great films this past year. I also believe that there were less rotten duds that hogged the spotlight away from the gems. Continue reading

Resolutions for the new year:

– Keep writing.
– Get more work
– Keep the faith!
– Be a little more active on my personal blog.
(gears may change soon)

But there are also things which have come to attention on a personal level that some bridges are still burned for whatever reason. Most of these things should be water under the bridge. Most of these things, if not all of them, have already been forgiven. You are still, in spite of everything, a friend. You know who you are. So I leave 2012 with a scene from 1989’s ‘Dead Poets Society’.

I’ll be back soon with a closer look at one of the past year’s best/worst films. I’ll also share that post on Movie Snitch. There will be also an in-depth look at one of the past years biggest films in the week or so to come.

Happy 2013!

– DjS