Are You Ready for…DUN DUN DUN…2012?

Happy New Year from The Schleicher Spin! 

We’ve finally reached the year named after my favorite comedy of all-time (yes, I’m talking about Roland Emmerich’s 2012 – have I not told you already how much I love this film?) and I couldn’t be more stoked!  We have so much to look forward to this year:  Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, the US presidential election, the Mayan Apocalypse and 27 new reality shows starring the Kardashians!

But first…a look back on 2011.  It was a record-breaking year in terms of readership here at The Spin and we couldn’t have done it without the tireless commenting and blogging of our friends across the blogosphere:  Sam Juliano, Jason Marshall, Dianne Glave, John Lehman, John Greco, Prakash Jashnani, Julio Ibanez, Christopher Tait, The Guy from Condemned Movies, CC Yager, Matt Stewart, Matterspamer, ScarletSp1der, Maurizio Roca, Bobby Myers, Stephen M, Nicky D, Boz and everyone else who has stopped by and shared their thoughts this past year.

Here are some of the highlights from 2011:

And what’s in store for 2012?

  • Reviews of Michael Ondaatje’s new novel The Cat’s Table and hopefully of all those films I missed at the tail end of 2011 (Hugo, The Artist and A Separation)
  • The 6th Annual Davies Awards in Film
  • More issues of The Stone
  • More Guest Bloggers (hopefully)
  • …and coverage of the year’s most anticipated film: Christopher “Fritz” Nolan’s  The Dark Knight Rises


  1. Here’s wishing you all the best in everything this new year, specially all things literary, cinematic and artistic.

    Glad I was part of the film-movement at The Spin.

    I look forward to your coverage of the Dark Knight Rises.

    Thanks, Prakash – it’s great having your point of view here at The Spin! –DHS

  2. I was glad to come along in 2011. Looking forward to more Broadwalk Empire and more.

    Dianne – I hope things are going well for you in Steel Town. Looks like they are on schedule for Boardwalk to reappear at the same time in 2012. –DHS

  3. Dave, 2011 was a very good year for many reasons for me, not the least of which was having a story of mine published in “The Stone.” Thank you once again for the opportunity. I look forward to keeping up with your blog posts and future editions of “The Stone.” I have a feeling about 2012—not really a good or a bad feeling, just that it’ll be an interesting year. In the words of Woody Harrelson’s Charlie from yours and my wife’s favorite comedy, “I’ve got goose bumps, people!”

    Chris – it was a pleasure to publish your work in The Stone! I’m glad to see your wife and I have the same taste in comedy! –DHS

  4. Happy New Year!! and congrats on such great successes this past year! Love your page and appreciate the posts you do.

    Love the mention of 2012 as your favorite all-time comedy! haha.

    Here’s to a great 2012 in movies! Looking forward to all you have in store for us!

    Thanks! Keep stopping by in the new year. –DHS

  5. Prometheus will rock all of your worlds. Or be a flaming disaster. I’m a huge Ridley apologist when it comes to Kingdom of Heaven and Gladiator, not so much A Good Year or Robin Hood.

    But Alien is a work of pure genius. He could either ruin my childhood, or fulfill much of the lacunae I’ve had in the way of imagination in recent decades, going without any true ‘Alien’ atmosphere.

    I agree on Prometheus – it will either rock or suck – big time either way. I’ve always liked Ridley Scott (light years better than Tony Scott) especially Gladiator. The trailer looks overblown – but we shall see. –DHS

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