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WORST TO BEST OF 2012

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Movies I will get to but haven't seen yet...

People who added this item 475  Average listal rating (287 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.5 
28. The Lorax (2012)
Nauseatingly cute, brainwashing/brain-dead songs. Terrible movie - even as far as animated films go.

There are a couple moments or so I admit I'm totally guilty of unintentionally finding charming. The main male characters are kinda cute. But everything here is pre-packaged and PC. Next!...

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People who added this item 369  Average listal rating (240 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.1 
27. Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)
It's like they had in front of them a play by play book of the typical 'indie' format. Nothing inspired or original and HUGELY disappointing. They went for the light-hearted romp approach when they should have taken the plot WAY more seriously?...

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People who added this item 1189  Average listal rating (660 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.7 
26. Les Misérables (2012)
Nearly the whole fuckin' thing was singing! Everything was so fake looking, whimsical and Hollywoodized. I just found myself throughout wondering when it was going to end.

Plus is stars the asshole who 'ruined' Wolverine for me as the lead!...

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People who added this item 1694  Average listal rating (1124 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.1 
25. Prometheus (2012)
After all the internet speculation about the Ancient Astronauts Theory on film and THIS is what Ridley gives us. To anyone who hasn't seen it yet - this isn't "Blade Runner" Ridley Scott, think more along the lines of "Hannibal" Ridley Scott! The abortion scene was just utterly medically illogical. This film was shit!...

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People who added this item 278  Average listal rating (169 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.2 
24. Red Lights (2012)
It's basically "the Sixth Sense" all over again, but from a different perspective. De Niro was superb but the material is WEAK!...

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People who added this item 609  Average listal rating (411 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.3 
23. Flight (2012)
Denzel looks like he could have done this role on his worst day. Everything was just a little too 'Hollywoodized' for me. Movies like "Trainspotting" and "Leaving Las Vegas" have dealt with the same issues and been MUCH grittier in presentation.

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People who added this item 60  Average listal rating (29 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 6.3 
22. Keep the Lights On (2012)
Wasn't really MY kind of film. I don't mean to be mean but I didn't find the main character attractive at all. I don't understand why everyone in the film were immediately magnetized to him? -Some parts made me somewhat uncomfortable cause they seemed to speak to me on a more private life matter. But that's personal and I don't let it affect my judgment. All in all, it's kind of conventional, but more inspired and in-depth than MOST queer cinema...

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People who added this item 468  Average listal rating (315 ratings) 5.5  IMDB Rating
21. Iron Sky (2012)
A LOT funnier than people give it credit for. It's not MEANT to be taken seriously, so don't take it that way. This is like something the Zuckers or the boyz from "South Park" would do on conspiracy internet threads...

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People who added this item 891  Average listal rating (593 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.1 
20. Chronicle (2012)
AMAZING camera positioning and special effects, a little too ANGRY at times for me. Andrew really needs to take a chill pill! But that doesn't excuse the fact that his friends are ASSHOLES, especially his main bro. -Everything else is groovy and authentic, beyond comparison to anything you've seen before. It's better than "Cloverfield"...

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People who added this item 339  Average listal rating (213 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.1 
19. Holy Motors (2012)
This one will make you scratch your head and go 'huh'? This is one of those kinds of movies where you'll either REALLY LOVE IT or just REALLY HATE IT, very few are luke warm like me. On the one hand it really looks like the director is just to say something poetic and profound - on the other, does anyone really care?...

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People who added this item 1472  Average listal rating (1013 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.9 
18. Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
SUPERB acting, I was blown away and totally surprised by Bradley Cooper in particular. But that ending - spew, that ending is KILLING ME. How nauseatingly sweet (and predictable) it really hurt the characters and the story. Nice to see De Niro to get something 'challenging' to work with finally...

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People who added this item 652  Average listal rating (357 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 7.8 
17. Amour (2012)
Slow at times for my taste. I like Haneke better when he's showing us something like "Funny Games". Still, this is quality acting and directing that you just don't find here in the West. So happy for the nominations the movie recieved!...

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People who added this item 1426  Average listal rating (939 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.5 
16. Looper (2012)
Not as stimulating as you may think. Could have used a little fine polishing and plot details. But Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt give STELLAR interpretive performances of each other's character. Flawless in that department!...

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People who added this item 1234  Average listal rating (851 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.8 
15. Argo (2012)
A totally original story and situation. I kinda feel the movie once again (like "the Town") kinda copped out at the end for a little too 'conflict resolved' for my personal satisfaction. But it's not like Affleck can be held responsible for that. What is he going to do - change the ending, it's based on a true story? "Argofuckyourself!"

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People who added this item 977  Average listal rating (501 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.4 
14. Lincoln (2012)
Mostly talking - nothing like "Saving Private Ryan" or "Schindler's List", but WOW - what amazing acting. It's been quite a while since I've seen a decent movie that will keep the camera on a piece of dialogue for a significant amount of time before immediately cutting away to the next scene? Day-Lewis is STELLAR as always...

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People who added this item 96  Average listal rating (50 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.4 
13. Struck by Lightning (2012)
What can I say, it stars the sexiest man alive. I was so geared up for this movie in speculation I was ready to appreciate just about anything. I've got nothing but love. I'm so glad it's getting rave reviews. Some commentors have been mean and spiteful I've read, but most the film seemed to break even?...

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People who added this item 2786  Average listal rating (1694 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.6 
12. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Well, it's never boring, I'll give it that. But the whole thing seemed to be a whole lot more RUSHED than the previous film. There's not a single solitary second to stop and breathe, and appreciate the scenery. It's just GO-GO-GO! And it's funny cause that's precisely the complaint I had with the previous in the trilogy as well as Nolan's "Inception". But truly - BANE is unforgettable!...

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People who added this item 209  Average listal rating (112 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.2 
11. The Sessions (2012)
A very touching true story. Awkward and funny and charming. If you can handle seeing Helen Hunt nude, you can understand what John Hawkes' character is going through. Hawkes was ROBBED of an Oscar nod! -Helen Hunt was SUPERB!...

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People who added this item 233  Average listal rating (142 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 6.5 
10. John Dies at the End (2012)
BALLZ 2 THE WALLS!!! This movie kicks all the ass in the world! Try not to take the subject matter too seriously. It's trying to be cheesy on purpose. -Aliens, parallel universes, out-of-body experiences, psychic powers, and some seriously evil mutherfuckers to boot! Looks like it's up to John and Dave to save the world. Uuuugh???...

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People who added this item 1281  Average listal rating (822 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating
9. Life of Pi (2012)
It's been getting WAY too much critical acclaim for it's own good. But it's hard to deny it it's spiritually rewarding sentiment. There's scenes so awe-inspiring you'll never look at modern life the same way again. This film could have stood to be a little more gritty and real, while at the same time I feel like this movie has a way of getting passed the surface and piercing the soul! Almost every minute is BREATHTAKING!!!...

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People who added this item 2035  Average listal rating (1376 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.5 
8. Django Unchained (2012)
Classic Tarantino! Christoph Waltz is once again the scene stealer. Jamie Foxx is the man! Not a single scene wasted. Raw, cut throat and vicious. Still not my favorite of Tarantino pics but a worthy contender. It's definitely one of the best of the year!...

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People who added this item 478  Average listal rating (306 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.2 
7. Ruby Sparks (2012)
I had barely heard anything about this movie going into it and after it was finished I couldn't BE more satisfied. Like the line "I didn't see you when you were here, now that you're gone, I see you everywhere." It's smart, and charming, cleverly written, Paul Dano is at his best and that's saying something considering I've been an admirer ever since "L.I.E." But it's really Zoe Kazan that steals the show! In regards to the directors - it's WAAAAAAY better than "Little Miss Sunshine"!!!...

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People who added this item 532  Average listal rating (321 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.3 
6. Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
A poignant tale of a young girl and her unique viewpoint of her upbringing and nature in general. Wallis is incredible and Henry as Wink deserves more credit. Almost every line in the movie is designed to inspire wisdom and philosophy. Not matter what your feelings are your values will utterly never be the same again after watching this. It's the oddest coming-of-age story you'll ever see!...

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People who added this item 754  Average listal rating (476 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.4 
5. Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
The relentless work ethic of patriotism or just simply one woman's obsession. Bigelow once again KNOCKS IT SO OUT OF THE FUCKIN' PARK! Everything was straight "Oliver Stone" approach. There's no politics - Bigelow is more concerned with 'story' than 'message'. It's not my pick but it WELL DESERVES to win Best Picture!!!...

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My personal reflection of Big Surprises to Huge Disappointments concerning the Worst to Best of cinema for the year of 2012!...

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