From the looks of it, 2012 is going to be very good cinematically. And while I will (hopefully today, barring distracting interest in football, hockey, or other movies) preview the ones to look forward to, there is something I must mention first.
As Friend of The Mike Statement Chris Biggs, of the World Famous Biggs & Barr Show on 97.7 Htz-FM, will surely attest, there is one movie, above all others, that matters this year:
Christopher Nolan's final installment in his Batman trilogy comes out July 20, coincidentally, just in time for my birthday. You're welcome world, this is my present to you (from Christopher Nolan).