My ‘best’ film-related pieces from 2012


Not counting reviews of new releases, I wrote 131 movie-related features for five websites (besides this one) in 2012. Of those, 96 were ongoing columns like Eric’s Bad Movies, What’s the Big Deal? (R.I.P.), and Re-Views (R.I.P.), to which you’ll find a thorough list of links elsewhere. The remaining 36 features varied in subject and tone, and some were better than others, and some I don’t remember writing. But here are the ones that I think are the least bad.

March 5: What Household Items Will Become Movies After the Board Games Are Used Up? []

April 4: Things the Avengers Theoretically Would Not Assemble For []

May 4: Every Girl’s Guide to ‘The Avengers,’ by Internet Princess Quartney Vagington [Film School Rejects]

June 22: The Apocalypse Is All the Rage []

Aug. 1: The Aurora Tragedy: Have We Found Every Way to Exploit It? [Pajiba]

Aug. 3: Happy Anniversary to 1987, the Worst Year in Film History []

Aug. 28: Pitch Meeting: ‘Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure’ []

Aug. 29: ‘Beached’ and Other Animals-Raising-Kids Movies We Want to See []

Nov. 7: Quiz: Female Character in a James Bond Film, or Drag Queen We Made Up? [Pajiba]

Nov. 7: 007 By the Numbers: Every James Bond Statistic You Never Knew You Needed to Know []

Nov. 9: 007 By the Numbers: Part 2 []

Nov. 16: Dear ‘Twilight’: Thank You for Ending []

Nov. 28: Movies That Should Be Remade by Name-Appropriate Directors [Twitch]

Dec. 6: Pitch Meeting: ‘Playing for Keeps’ []

Dec. 7: Don’t Listen to Critics Who Say Negative Things About ‘The Hobbit,’ by Someone Who Has Not Seen ‘The Hobbit’ [Pajiba]

Dec. 13: 2012 Film Titles: A Dramatic Reading []