Friday, December 30, 2011

In no particular order...

...these are the movies that came out this year, and that I hope to see in 2012 (either in the dollar movie theater or on DVD for free from the library):
  • Meek's Cutoff
  • The Help
  • Hugo
  • The Artist
  • A Dangerous Method
  • Certified Copy
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  • The Descendants
  • The Tree of Life
  • Melancholia

Did you see any of them in a theater? How was it? Have you read any of the books? I've only read The Help from this list, but I've put a few of the others on my requested list at the library.


  1. I have The Help on DVD - you can borrow it while you are here. Most of the others I haven't heard of.

  2. I'd like to see The Help, and I've heard of The Descendants, but that's all.

  3. Did my research - The Tree of Life, Meeks Cutoff and Certified Copy are all available on Amazon instant viewing - you need a Roku player for this - and I just happen to have an extra one - and its very portable. They are not all "free" but the rentals are typically 1.99 for 2 days. Unless its on Amazon Prime - then its free for me cause we have and Amazon Prime account and MANY things are free - including 2day shipping and TONS of movies and TV shows. The Help and Melancholia are on DVD- I have The Help, but not the other one. The others on your list have not been release for sale to the public yet - so I don't have access to them.

  4. Thank you, Jennie! I don't know anything about instant viewing or what a Roku player is. Maybe you can tell me about it when I see you next? Some of the other movies I mentioned haven't been released yet so I hope to see them in the dollar movie theater. I'm also considering the Red Box thing for $1 a night.

  5. I saw The Help, as my book club read this book. I enjoyed the movie, but it wasn't the kind of movie I would watch over and over, so I won't buy it, although I would buy the book. I do think the movie was well cast. I have read the Hugo Cabret book and I will definitely see that movie at some point. The author has a new book out called Wonderstruck that looks hugely long but is half drawings so it really isn't. It's quite the amazing book and gives insights into deaf culture. Let us know how the others are if you see them. There are so few really great movies these days that I'm willing to spend two hours of my life on.