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Hump Day Have Your Say: What Film From 2012 Do You Regret Not Viewing?



It happens to the best of us.  Theres a film that you really plan to watch but life gets in the way and you miss it at the theater.  Maybe something else was released that week or you get dragged to yet another toddler birthday party that weekend. Hooray your kid is 3 and you didn’t get any beer just juice boxes, that’s great.   Somehow that film gets a bit forgotten and you think  about it again only when you hear its been released on DVD, only now you have ten other films that you need to watch.  Somehow this film gets lost in the shuffle.  Perhaps you even see that it’s streaming for free but instead of watching it you decide it would be a good idea to start a Magnum P.I. marathon on Netflix.


only 162 episodes? well why not then


Trust me I have been there.  I have lists of film recommendations jotted down on scraps of paper and various notes on my iPhone.  You read a blog and hear about a film that sounds spectacular and you want to check it out but it just never seems to happen.  Sadly, I still have films from 2011 that I really intended to watch and fates cruel hand has prevented it from happening.  Well enough about my scatterbrained attempt at remembering all the films I need to watch.  This weeks hump day question is:  What film or films from 2012 did you really intend to watch but just have not seen yet?



I know the reviews were bad but I still want to check out On the Road


My biggest missed films of 2012 include Lincoln, The Master and On the Road, will I watch these films soon?  Who knows, I finally saw Bellflower the other day so anything is possible.


I actually was inspired to write this by A blog post I read at http://letsgotothemovies7.com/2013/01/21/top-10-2012-films-missed/  go over there and check out his full list of films missed.  He’s got a cool site for you to check out.  Little update Caz is actually of the female persuasion.  I am gonna file that under things to know for future reference.


Stay Gold Pony Boy!



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  • Chris January 23, 2013, 10:51 am

    I actually managed to see most all the movies from ’12 that I intended to. My biggest miss would probably be Paranorman. Hopefully I’ll be able to catch it soon though.

    You need to get on Lincoln and The Master, though! Great stuff there.

    • Adam January 23, 2013, 11:01 am

      Chris, actually supposed to check out Lincoln for a review so that is going to happen this week hopefully. Paranorman was actually pretty good. I ended up seeing that twice, as I took my boy to a kids special the theater was running.

  • scottydynamite January 23, 2013, 11:01 am

    Zero Dark Thirty, On the Road, The Master, The Campaign are 4 off the top of my head. I will get to 0Dark30 soon and the Campaign.

  • Adam January 23, 2013, 11:05 am

    Scott I actually have Zero Dark but I need to wait for Jr. to be asleep to watch that so he does not grow up to be a torturer like Sayid from Lost.

  • Tars Tarkas January 23, 2013, 1:26 pm

    I regret not seeing Dredd in theaters because it turned out to be awesome, and not being able to watch Eega in theaters as it wasn’t playing near me. I still need to watch Paranorman and Silver Linings Playbook (and Zero Dark Thirty, but that’s lower on the list)

    • Adam January 23, 2013, 2:32 pm

      Tars, I keep hearing good things about Dredd as well, gonna try and catch that when it is streaming.

  • Caz January 23, 2013, 2:10 pm

    Thanks for the mention and link! But it should be she instead of he ;-) haha

    • Adam January 23, 2013, 2:31 pm

      Caz that might be the funniest thing I heard all day ;-)

      • Caz January 24, 2013, 1:30 pm

        Haha, easy mistake to make really as you didn’t know its my nickname. My full name is Caroline :) love the updated blog post! Brilliant!!!

        • Adam January 25, 2013, 7:44 am

          Once again sorry for the mix up Caroline. :-)

  • Fogs January 23, 2013, 2:44 pm

    LOL. I was wondering how Magnum PI freaking belonged here. :D

    I regret not catching “Killer Joe”. Everybody is raving about it, and I’m a big McConaughey fan… so, I’m bummed. Got to hit it soon. :(

    • Adam January 23, 2013, 3:14 pm

      Fogs there is always room for Magnum, TC, Higgins and Rick.

      You know I heard that film was good with a strong performance by your boy. Of course I have yet to see that as well.

  • ruth January 23, 2013, 2:52 pm

    Oh there are plenty of 2012 movies I’ll never regret NOT seeing. Any Adam Sandler and Tyler Perry movies, for one, and Twilight of course! Don’t really care to see On the Road either as it’s got K-Stew on it.

  • Adam January 23, 2013, 3:15 pm

    Ruth don’t go stealing my post topic idea for next week ;-)

    Those all sound like excellent films to take a pass on this year.

  • Tracy January 23, 2013, 3:34 pm

    Oh jeez….where do I start. The Hobbit, Django Unchained, Zero Dark Thirty…but in my defense that one didn’t hit my city until 2 weeks ago.

    There were a plethora of films I missed. BUT….I did see Dredd so I should get points for that at least.

  • Adam January 23, 2013, 3:37 pm

    Damn Tracy The Hobbit and Django is like 6 1/2 hours of film time

    Big Props for being one of the few to check out Dredd

    also I love me some plethora

  • mummbles January 23, 2013, 3:50 pm

    I would say The Master, Perks of Being A Wallflower, and Hitchcock (even though I hear it is not that good).

    • Adam January 24, 2013, 11:47 am

      Mummbles, I have Hitchcock all set to watch as well, just need to find some time

  • ckckred January 23, 2013, 4:10 pm

    Holy Motors and Once Upon A Time in Anatolia are the ones I regret not seeing.

  • Jaina January 24, 2013, 4:40 am

    A lot of the films everyone’s listing here either didn’t get released in 2012 over here, or still haven’t been released! Les Mis, Lincoln, Wreck it Ralph, Django and Zero Dark Thirty are all 2013 releases for me. So can’t include any of those!

    My biggest regret? Moonrise Kingdom. Damnit. I need to see that film.

    • scottydynamite January 24, 2013, 6:23 am

      Yes you do

    • Adam January 24, 2013, 11:48 am

      Moonrise was one of my Favs of the year I think you are going to really enjoy that one. What’s up with all the staggered release dates? How hard would it be to just release films at the same time everywhere?

  • Lindsay January 24, 2013, 10:32 am

    Overall, I did pretty good this year but my biggest regret was missing The Master. I delayed a theater viewing too long and now it won’t be on blu ray until February. Other than that, I wish I would have went to the press screening of Lincoln because I’m not terribly interested in seeing it but feel obligated to before I can judge Oscar noms.

    • Adam January 24, 2013, 11:49 am

      Lindsay, based on the last couple years of Spielberg films I feel the same way about Lincoln…. Obligated to watch it, hopefully we will be pleasantly surprised.

  • wordschat January 24, 2013, 10:33 am

    On the road is on the way here. Amour comes a few days before the Oscars. Love the Outsiders plug.

    • Adam January 24, 2013, 11:55 am

      Mark by on the way do you mean to theaters?

      “When I stepped out into the bright sunlight, from the darkness of the movie house, I had only two things on my mind: Paul Newman, and a ride home”

  • Eric January 24, 2013, 10:44 am

    I want to see what all the fuss for Holy Motors is about. I would also like to catch Amour and The Impossible before they leave the local theater.

    • Adam January 24, 2013, 11:57 am

      Now I have to go and check out Holy Motors on IMDB. Something tells me it is not a Will Ferrell film about a professional motorboating league.

  • BrikHaus January 28, 2013, 7:46 am

    I missed out on Lincoln and The Master. Hopefully, I’ll get to check them out at the second-run theater.

  • Joe January 28, 2013, 6:19 pm

    On the Road, Hyde Park On Hudson, Django, Silver Linings Playbook, and Lincoln. I’m sure there are more. Finally saw The Hobbit over the weekend with my niece and nephew and I can’t believe they made it through the whole thing…..of course not without a few bumps in the road along the way but with a movie that long it’s to be expected. Surprised more posts didn’t mention Hyde Park On Hudson. Looks like Murray is great in it. Have you seen it yet? I know you’re a history buff.

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