TheExtractorCobb wrote:1. The Avengers-no commentary necessarily, but it just has the magic of movies with a competent story, well developed characters, surprisingly well done action in a time where many have no grasp on it, and a lot of humor. It lacks any self important quality, but that's fine.
2. Cabin in the Woods-original, unpredictable(at least by the end), funny, and thoroughly entertaining.
3. The Grey-Shockingly moving. It was miss marketed as a flick where Neeson smacks wolves for two hours, but I find it to be some of the best work's he ever done. Certainly the best work he's done in years. Who knew director Joe Carnahan had it in him to make a movie about real men rather than ones with guns or ones that spout out Tarantino like lines.
4. 21 Jump Street-I laughed a lot.
5. Moonrise Kingdom-sweet, charming, and one of Anderson's better flicks in sometime.
6. Haywire-old school premise with an old school score. You can see the action! Carano does exactly what's required of her. Nothing more. Nothing else.
7. Chronicle-its different.
8. Prometheus-disappointing. Ambitious, beautiful, but flawed. The only Scott wouldn't accept such a half baked script. This needed more time in the oven.
Yea.....haven't seen much else. Hated Project X. Hunger Games was solid.
I've only seen 4 films in theaters this year because I think it's been a fairly weak year thus far for films...I expect the 2nd half of the year to be much better however. But from what I've seen, The Grey is my favorite film of the year, and I echo every thing you stated about it. "Shockingly moving," is the best description for the film.