2012 – The Year That Was At The MoviesDecember 31st, 2012 at 1:27 pm by Marcus Jackson under The Movie Guru, Uncategorized
Hello Blog Readers. This is Marcus Jackson, the FOX 10 / CW 55 Resident Movie Guru here. What a year 2012 has been; especially in the land of motion pictures. We hungered for The Hunger Games; We assembled for The Avengers; We were amazed by The Amazing Spider-Man; Bond, James Bond returned to duty in Skyfall; The ladies went wild for Magic Mike and the guys fell in line in battle with The Expendables 2; A foul-mouth teddy bear came to life in Ted; We somewhat saw the origins of Alien(s) with Promethues; Twi-Hearts said their good-byes with The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2; And Finally, we all rose to the occasion when it was time for The Dark Knight Rises; What can I say - This has been one wild crazy ride at the Box Office.
Many other films came out as well like MIB3 (Men In Black 3), Madagascar 3, 21 Jump Street, Total Recall, Resident Evil: Retribution, Disney’s Brave, The Bourne Legacy, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Underworld: Awakening, Red Tails, The Grey, Think Like A Man, and Contraband …. Just to name a few.
Being An Election Year we even had a couple of movies about one of our greatest Presidents … albeit on two very different extremes …. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Lincoln.
There have been some not so good turnouts on films this year …. John Carter, Dark Shadows, Battleship, Cloud Atlas, That’s My Boy, The Watch, Rock of Ages …. And the one that may have caused more trouble off screen for a certain vampire couple in real life …. Snow White and The Huntsman ( even though it did well at the box office ).
Now that we end this year of 2012 we are seeing a lot of movies that are in the running to win many awards during “Awards Season” (Golden Globes & Oscar calling). Enter The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Django Unchained, and Les Miserables into the mix for you your box office dollars. They join the race with Flight, Life of Pi, Argo, Silver Linings Playbook, and Zero Dark Thirty ( in limited release ).
With all of these good and bad films this year nothing could out-shadow some of the events that happened in real life this year. The Movie Theater Shootings in Aurora, CO while watching the Midnight Showing of The Dark Knight Rises; Super Storm Sandy; The Shooting Massacre in Newtown, CT at Sandy Hook Elementary School; and most recently the two Tornadoes that just hit our Mobile Co. area and our city of Mobile on Christmas Day – No Movie Script Couldn’t Be More Real …. And I for one working in this business saw it all and helped to report it on the air here at WALA / WFNA.
2012 – A Year In Movies that we won’t soon forget anytime soon …. Until the Movies of 2013 come out …. WOW …. Wait until you see what coming out next year ….. starting this coming weekend.
And Remember to continue to watch out for my Movie Guru Blog entries here at www.fox10tv.com. Also Stay Alert for Movie passes to be given out by The Face of CW 55, Dani Dials – as well as her exclusive interviews with some of the hottest movie stars that are on the Big Screen right now. And … there’s a little show I like to call Studio 10, with hosts Cherish Lombard & Joe Emer. They along with Dani Dials and Michael White will keep in the know with everything that’s going on in the entertainment world – especially the movies – almost as much as I will … but I think I do it just a little bit better than them …. Just Kidding You Guys … we all work together to keep you all out there the Blog Universe more informed and up to date. Have a Great and Happy New Year 2013 and let’s say “Good-Bye” to 2012 with style.