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A Collection of All My 2012 Movie Reviews! Nearly 100 Reviews and Tons of Special Features!

The Top 10 TV Shows of 2012

2012 Retrospective Round-Up Spectacular!

Eulogy for my father, David Ernest Lack (1953-2012)

David Ernest Lack: 1953 - 2012

Millennial Anniversary: My 1,000th Published Article – A Countdown of My Ten Favorite Movies

Read my new "Doctor Who" Reviews - including "Asylum of the Daleks" - at We Got This Covered!

This Week's Movie Reviews - "Ted," "Magic Mike," "People Like Us," "Your Sister's Sister," and "The Amazing Spider-Man"

Review: "The Amazing Spider-Man" is an insightful, heartfelt reboot

WGTC Radio #3 - Spider-Man Retrospective Spectacular! - Brand new Podcast!

Read This Week's New Movie Reviews - "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," "Lola Versus," and "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World"

Introducing WGTC RADIO, The New Podcast From Jonathan R. Lack and Sean Chapman

"Mad Men" Season Finale Review: "The Phantom" (Season 5 Episode 13) - “I’m President of the Howdy Doody Circus...”

Review: "Prometheus" aims high, comes inspiringly close to greatness

Read my "Moonrise Kingdom" Review at 'We Got This Covered'

"Mad Men" Review: "Commissions and Fees" (Season 5 Episode 12) - "What happened to your enlightenment?"

Review: "Snow White and the Huntsman" flirts with creative brilliance

Blu-Ray Review: "The Secret World of Arrietty" offers a flawless Studio Ghibli experience

"Mad Men" Review: "The Other Woman" (Season 5 Episode 11) - "Shall we address the men?"

Review: "Men in Black 3" takes the franchise to emotional new heights

2 years after the "Lost" finale, a Retrospective on the series as a whole

Visit me at entertainment website “We Got This Covered”

"Mad Men" Review: "Christmas Waltz" (Season 5 Episode 10) - "Surprise! There's a plane here to see you!"

Review: Brit Marling astonishes in powerful "Sound of My Voice"

An Appreciation of Akira Kurosawa’s “Seven Samurai”

Celebrating ten seasons of 'Red vs Blue' on the new "Monthly Stuff" Podcast!

Review: "The Dictator" is Sacha Baron Cohen at his provocative best

"Mad Men" Review: "Dark Shadows" (Season 5 Episode 9) - "Refreshing for the Damned..."

Springsteen Sundays – Is “The Essential Bruce Springsteen” a good starting place for newcomers?

Review: "Dark Shadows" is Tim Burton and Johnny Depp's entertaining return to form

“Parks and Recreation” Season Finale Review: “Win, Lose, or Draw” (Season 4 Episode 22) – ‘Catch your dream…'

An In-Depth 2-Hour commentary on Marvel's "The Avengers" on the "Monthly Stuff" Podcast!

"Mad Men" Review: "Lady Lazarus" (Season 5 Episode 8) - "Turn off your mind, relax and float downstream..."

“The Avengers” smashes box office records with a $207.4 Million opening weekend (Updated)

Review: "The Avengers" - Joss Whedon assembles a Marvel movie masterpiece

Summer Movie Preview Spectacular! Part Three - "The Dark Knight Rises," "Amazing Spider-Man," "Bourne Legacy," and more!

Summer Movie Preview Spectacular! Part Two - "Prometheus," "Snow White," Pixar's "Brave," Woody Allen's return, and more!

Summer Movie Preview Spectacular! Part One - "The Avengers," "Dark Shadows," "Men in Black," and more!

"Mad Men" Review: "At the Codfish Ball" (Season 5 Episode 7) - "Have a drink. Become nice again..."

Springsteen Sundays: Review - "Rocky Ground" 7-inch vinyl (Record Store Day Exclusive)

Review: "The Five-Year Engagement" struggles to find comedy in a dark romantic story

Early Review: "The Avengers" is the Marvel movie to beat all comic-book films

Concert Review: Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band in San Jose – Over three hours of intense, non-stop Rock n’ Roll heaven

"Mad Men" Review: "Far Away Places" (Season 5 Episode 6) - "You always say I never take you anywhere...”

Springsteen Sundays: My Dream Setlist for the E-Street Band's San Jose Show on April 24th!

Blu-Ray Review: "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" is one of the best hi-def releases of all time

I’m Goin’ Cali – Time for a short vacation!

Blu-Ray Review: "Shame" - the best film of 2011 - arrives on home video light on features but high on A/V quality

The “Jonathan Lack Review Archives” Weekly Update: All of 2007 and the 2008 Movie Reviews now available for your reading pleasure!

The "Monthly Stuff" Podcast #5 - Marvel Movie Marathon! Preparing for "The Avengers"

"Mad Men" Review: "Signal 30" (Season 5 Episode 5) - "You want some more, Mr. Toad?"

Springsteen Sundays: A playlist project - Making "Dollhouse," a 'new' album culled from outtakes

Review: Powerful, emotional "Bully" documentary gives voice to the voiceless

Review: "The Raid: Redemption" is a dramatically lightweight but viscerally powerful martial arts flick

Review: "The Cabin in the Woods" is a bold, wholly unexpected slice of genius (Spoiler-Free Review)

Announcing the “Jonathan Lack Review Archives” Project – Access hundreds of old reviews from my YourHub days here on!

Gary Ross will not return to direct “Hunger Games” sequel, “Catching Fire” – Why I’m worried about the future of this franchise

"Mad Men" Review: "Mystery Date" (Season 5 Episode 4) - "Why can't you leave me alone?"

Springsteen Sundays: A personal story about "The Promise," Bruce's greatest outtake

Early Review: "The Pirates! Band of Misfits" is another heartfelt, creative triumph from Aardman

Review: "Titanic 3D" offers an outstanding, respectful makeover of the beloved classic

"Mad Men" Review: "Tea Leaves" (Season 5 Episode 3) - "Everything's going to be okay..."

Springsteen Sundays: Book Review - David Burke's "Heart of Darkness" is a fantastic analysis of Bruce's bleak masterpiece, "Nebraska"

Review: "Wrath of the Titans" is effectively epic, if not narratively competent

Review: "We Need to Talk About Kevin" is a profoundly unsettling work of art

Review: Ralph Fiennes' Shakespeare adaptation "Coriolanus" is an interesting failure

OSW Review: "Freaks and Geeks" - Episode 11 - "Looks and Books" - Change your clothes, change your life...

"Mad Men" Season Premiere Review - "A Little Kiss" - "What's wrong with you people?"

Springsteen Sundays: My Top Ten Favorite Bruce Springsteen Albums

Review: "The Hunger Games" is a superb blockbuster that comes frustratingly close to artistic greatness

Review: "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" is a spectacularly stupid exercise in pandering

Blu-Ray Review: "Battle Royale: The Complete Collection" does justice to one of the all-time great films

“The Hunger Games” Versus “Battle Royale” – A Critical Analysis of Two Similar Works: Act Three – My ultimate conclusions on this whole sordid affair...

“The Hunger Games” Versus “Battle Royale” – A Critical Analysis of Two Similar Works: Act Two – Why “Hunger Games” is the Dumb American Version of “Battle Royale”

“The Hunger Games” Versus “Battle Royale” – A Critical Analysis of Two Similar Works: Act One – Comparing the Original Books

Announcement: “The Hunger Games” Versus “Battle Royale” – A Critical Analysis of Two Similar Works – A Special 3-Part Feature coming this week!

Review: Duplass Brothers' "Jeff, Who Lives at Home" is a special, delicately powerful experience

Review: "21 Jump Street" is a remarkably fun and creative spin on a bad eighties TV premise

OSW Review: "Freaks and Geeks" - Episode 10 - "The Diary" - Smooth move, Alexander Graham Bell...

The "Monthly Stuff" Podcast #4 - Xbox "720" Rumors, Discussion, and more!!

Sorry for the delay....What's happening at JonathanLack.Com?

Review: Disney's "John Carter" is an epic sci-fi misfire

OSW Review: "Freaks and Geeks" - Episode 9 - "We've Got Spirit" - Hand me the head of that Norseman...

Unboxing the Vinyl Edition of Bruce Springsteen's "Wrecking Ball" - "Let me hear your voices call" for this picture log!

Analyzing Bruce Springsteen’s “Wrecking Ball” Bonus Tracks – Are “Swallowed Up” and “American Land” worth your time?

Album Review: Bruce Springsteen’s “Wrecking Ball” is an ambitious, emotional, and unforgettable masterpiece

Review: "Perfect Sense" is a profound exploration of the power of sensory perception

Review: Wretched "The Lorax" is a symbol of everything that's wrong with Hollywood

First Impressions of Bruce Springsteen’s “Wrecking Ball” – Track #11 – “We Are Alive” - Stream the final, inspirational track on "The Top 22" website!

First Impressions of Bruce Springsteen’s “Wrecking Ball” – Track #10 – “Land of Hope and Dreams” - Stream this reborn Springsteen classic on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon!

First Impressions of Bruce Springsteen’s “Wrecking Ball” – Track #9 – “Rocky Ground” - Stream this wonderful Gospel-flavored tune at NPR

OSW Review: "Freaks and Geeks" - Episode 8 - "Girlfriends and Boyfriends" - 'Cause Freaks go all the way...

First Impressions of Bruce Springsteen’s “Wrecking Ball” – Track #8 – “You’ve Got It” - Listen online today at the Wall Street Journal!

First Impressions of Bruce Springsteen’s “Wrecking Ball” – Track #7 – “Wrecking Ball” - Stream this new masterpiece online at

Jonathan Lack's Live Blog of the 2012 Academy Awards - Join us for a night of casual cynicism and snark!

Jonathan Lack's Official "2012 Academy Award Predictions!"

First Impressions of Bruce Springsteen’s “Wrecking Ball” – Track #6 – “This Depression” - Listen to the new song online at "The Key" website!

First Impressions of Bruce Springsteen’s “Wrecking Ball” – Track #5 – “Death to My Hometown” - Stream this "Irish-laced rock hymn" for free at Paste Magazine!

OSW Review: "Freaks and Geeks" - Episode 7 - "Carded and Discarded" - You actually say the words 'Hot Dog?'

First Impressions of Bruce Springsteen’s “Wrecking Ball” – Track #4 – “Jack of All Trades” - Listen Online for Free at...a foreign website?

First Impressions of Bruce Springsteen’s “Wrecking Ball” – Track #3 – “Shackled and Drawn” - Stream the new song online at Rolling Stone!

The Monday Musings #4 - A Week of Quentin Tarantino at CU Boulder gets me thinking about the wonders of 35mm film

Review: "The Secret World of Arrietty" is another heartfelt masterpiece from Studio Ghibli

OSW Review: "Freaks and Geeks" - Episode 6 - "I'm With the Band" - This is mission control, requesting permission to rock out...

Happy Valentine's Day on the "Monthly Stuff" Podcast - Our Most HATED Movies of All Time!

Review: "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace" in 3D offers an appallingly ugly theatrical re-release

Review: "A Separation" is a timeless masterpiece about the emotions that guide us and tear us apart

Re-Reading J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" - Chapter Four: Over Hill and Under Hill – There is nothing like looking if you want to find something…

OSW Review: "Freaks and Geeks" - Episode 5 - "Tests and Breasts" - I just need to use the quadratic formula...

Re-Reading J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" - Chapter Three: A Short Rest – Most Astonishing Wonderful!

Review: "Chronicle" is a powerfully intimate superhero story, despite its found-footage limitations

OSW Review: "Freaks and Geeks" - Episode 4 - "Kim Kelly is My Friend" - The busty succubus from hell...

Re-Reading J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" - Chapter One: An Unexpected Party - In a hole in the ground...

My Analysis of the “2012 SAG Award Winners” – Silly, but for the most part, not insultingly so…

Review: Liam Neeson stuns in the terrifying, profound survival film "The Grey"

The Monthly Stuff Podcast #2 - Farewell to NBC's "CHUCK" - Reminiscing on Five Great Years!

"Chuck" Series Finale Review: "Chuck Versus Sarah" and "Chuck Versus the Goodbye" - You're my Chuck, one last time....

The Life and Times of "Chuck" - As a very special TV series comes to a close, I reflect on five great years...

OSW Review: "Freaks and Geeks" - Episode 3 - "Tricks and Treats" - I'm glad we all decided to celebrate Halloween...

The "2012 Academy Award Nominations" - My analysis of the Good, the (Very) Bad, and the (Mostly) Ugly....

Live Blog (COMPLETED) - The "2012 Academy Award Nominations" Announcement - Watch them here and follow along with my commentary!

Review: There's lots to like in Soderbergh's "Haywire," but nothing particularly memorable

Review: "Fullmetal Alchemist: Exposition" - er..."Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos" is a painful disappointment

Bruce Springsteen Announces New Album – “Wrecking Ball” – My review of first single, “We Take Care of Our Own”

Jonathan Lack’s “Dream Academy Award” Nominees – The Big Categories! – Best Picture, Director, and Screenplay

OSW Review: "Freaks and Geeks" - Episode 2 - "Beers and Weirs" - Do you prefer to get high on life?

Jonathan Lack’s “Dream Academy Award” Nominees – The Acting Categories – Best Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress

Review: "In the Land of Blood and Honey" is a flawed but respectable passion project from Angelina Jolie

An Early Review of "Man on a Ledge" - Wildly entertaining, endearingly stupid thrills on high!

Jonathan Lack’s “Dream Academy Award” Nominees – Music and Sound – Best Score, Song, Sound Editing and Sound Mixing

'One Season Wonders' Review: "Freaks and Geeks" - Episode 1 - "Pilot" - What's your gigantic drum kit?

Announcing the all new "Monthly Stuff" Podcast! Episode #1 - 2011 Top-Ten Lists Galore! Subscribe in iTunes for free!

Jonathan Lack’s “Dream Academy Award” Nominations – The Technical Categories – Best Art Direction, Cinematography, Editing, Costumes, and Effects

Announcing “One Season Wonders,” a new weekly Wednesday TV analysis feature – beginning with “Freaks and Geeks” reviews starting January 11th

Announcing Jonathan Lack’s “Dream Academy Awards!” – Nominations Coming Next Week!

Welcome to 2012! What are the plans for the new year on “Jonathan Lack at the Movies?"

Review: "War Horse" is a terrible, pandering story wrapped in a beautiful production