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Ted’s Movie List for 2012

Since the early 1990s, I’ve been rating every movie I see according to the DTMTBD system: how it compares to Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead. DTMTBD  is my movie equivalent of what sports statheads call a “replacement-level player” – what you could expect to pick up off the waiver wire if your starter went down.

Best Movies of the Year

  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • Magic Mike
  • Chronicle

Much Better than Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead

  • The Hunger Games
  • Cloud Atlas
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • The Queen of Versailles
  • Haywire
  • Life of Pi
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • Wreck-It Ralph

Better than Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead

  • Snow White and the Huntsman
  • Wanderlust
  • Ted
  • The Secret World of Arietty
  • Pitch Perfect
  • Django Unchained
  • Argo
  • Looper
  • The Man with the Iron Fists
  • The Five-Year Engagement
  • 21 Jump Street
  • Friends with Kids
  • The Campaign
  • Men in Black III

About as Good as Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead

  • Rock of Ages
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • The Avengers
  • Brave
  • Skyfall
  • The Dark Knight Rises
  • Prometheus

Worse than Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead

  • Celeste and Jesse Forever
  • Bachelorette

Ted’s Top Comics for 2010

  1. Scarlet, Brian Michael Bendis & Alex Maleev
  2. Northlanders, Brian Wood & Riccardo Burchielli
  3. Mysterious, Jeff Parker & Tom Fowler
  4. Captain Swing, Warren Ellis & Raulo Caceres
  5. Underground, Jeff Parker & Steve Leiber
  6. Thunderbolts, Jeff Parker & Kev Walker
  7. Ultimate Avengers, Mark Millar & Steve Dillon
  8. Hulk, Jeff Parker & Gabriel Hardman
  9. Powers, Brian Michael Bendis & Michael Avon Oeming
  10. DMZ, Brian Wood & Riccardo Burchielli
  11. Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman & Charlie Adlard
  12. Demo, Brian Wood & Becky Cloonan
  13. Rasl, Jeff Smith
  14. New Avengers, Brian Michael Bendis & Stuart Immonen
  15. Atlas, Jeff Parker & Gabriel Hardman
  16. Avengers, Brian Michael Bendis & John Romita Jr.
  17. Batman: Streets of Gotham, Paul Dini & Dustin Nguyen
  18. Gotham City Sirens, Paul Dini & Guillem March
  19. Avengers Prime, Brian Michael Bendis & Alan Davis
  20. Ultimate Spiderman, Brian Michael Bendis & David LaFuente