WORST TO BEST OF 2012
Movies I will get to but haven't seen yet...
461 6.3 6.528. 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!...
360 7 7.127. Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)
1171 7.3 7.726. Les Misérables (2012)
1678 6.9 7.125. 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!...
267 6.1 6.224. Red Lights (2012)
597 6.8 7.323. Flight (2012)
56 6.8 6.322. 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...
461 5.5 621. Iron Sky (2012)
878 6.8 7.120. 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"...
328 7.5 7.119. 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?...
1440 7.4 7.918. 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...
642 7.8 7.817. Amour (2012)
1396 7.3 7.516. Looper (2012)
1204 7.6 7.815. 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!"
962 7.2 7.414. 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...
93 6.4 6.413. 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?...
2737 7.9 8.612. 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!...
206 6.9 7.211. The Sessions (2012)
227 6.5 6.510. 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???...
1251 7.7 89. 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!!!...
1984 8.1 8.58. Django Unchained (2012)
468 7.1 7.27. 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"!!!...
524 7.2 7.36. 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!...
738 7.2 7.45. 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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