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  #41  
Old 12-26-2012, 08:47 PM
1. The Avengers

2. The Master

3. The Dark Knight Rises

4. Moonrise Kingdom

5. Argo

Special Mentions: Kid With A Bike, Skyfall, 21 Jump Street, Once Upon a Time In Anatolia, Looper

Have to see: Django Unchained, The Hobbit, Cloud Atlas, Cosmopolis, Life Of Pi
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  #42  
Old 12-26-2012, 09:05 PM

1. Looper 10/10

2. The Master 10/10

3. Killing Them Softly 9/10

4. Django Unchained 9/10

5. The Dark Knight Rises 8.5/10

6. Moonrise Kingdom 8.5/10

7. Prometheus 8/10

8. Killer Joe 8/10

9. Lawless 8/10

10. The Avengers 8/10
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  #43  
Old 12-27-2012, 11:55 PM
Disappointments
Moonrise Kingdom
Holy Motors

Movies I'll see soon regardless of what's happening in the world:
Compliance
The House That I Live In
Amour
This Is Not a Film
The Comedy
Cosmopolis [still my most-anticipated pure 2012 release]

Exhilirating but haven't the foggiest as to what to Think
Killer Joe

The only movie I saw this year in which I possess pure vitriol
Marvel's The Avengers

Started but could not finish but will finish even though I'll hate it
Beasts of the Southern Wild

I won't have time to watch films soon so I'll have to catch Argo, Lincoln, Zero Dark Thirty, and Django Unchained on DVD.

01. The Turin Horse
02. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
03. Damsels in Distress
04. The Master
05. The Kid with a Bike
06. Silver Linings Playbook
07. The Color Wheel
08. Bernie
09. Magic Mike
10. Alps
11. The Deep Blue Sea
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  #44  
Old 12-29-2012, 10:18 AM
Favorite films of 2012 so far

Most...
Arbitrage
Killer Joe

Also enjoyed...
Chronicle
The Master

FYI, I haven't seen a lot of the films released at the end of the year yet. Django, Zero Dark, Argo, Avengers, Moon Rise, Silver Lining....were quality films but didn't make my list. I watched Dark Knight Rises twice and can comfortably say it wasn't one of the best films of 2012--too many issues with the screenplay for me and Bane's voice was screwed up.


Least Favorite Films of 2012
Red Lights
Wrath of the Titans
Men in Black III

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  #45  
Old 12-30-2012, 01:26 PM
2 O 1 2

1. THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (Christopher Nolan)
2. PROMETHEUS (Ridley Scott)
3. ZERO DARK THIRTY (Kathryn Bigelow)
4. ARGO (Ben Affleck)
5. ARBITRAGE (Nicholas Jarecki)
6. SINISTER (Scott Derrickson) and THE PACT (Nicholas McCarthy) tie
7. THE KID WITH A BIKE (Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne)
8. SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (David O. Russell)
9. THE IMPOSSIBLE (Juan Antonio Bayona)
10. SAVAGES (Oliver Stone)

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  #46  
Old 01-03-2013, 04:53 PM
Top 10 of 2012

1. Django Unchained


2. Moonrise Kingdom


3. Skyfall


4. Looper


5. Life of Pi


6. The Master


7. Killing Them Softly


8. Cloud Atlas


9. The Cabin in the Woods


10. Zero Dark Thirty


Honorable Mentions

1. Argo
2. Rust and Bone
3. The Grey
4. The Avengers
5. End of Watch

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  #47  
Old 01-05-2013, 12:11 PM
1. Django Unchained
2. Argo
3. Looper
4. Prometheus
5. Cabin In The Woods
6. Avengers
7. Killer Joe
8. Lawless
9. Paranorman
10. 21 Jump Street

I have yet to see Zero Dark Thirty, Promised Land, This Is 40, Jack Reacher, Hitchcock, Hobbit, Silver Linings Playbook, Lincoln, Life Of Pi, Seven Psychopaths, Flight, Skyfall, The Master, Cloud Atlas...after watching all these my list will most likely change but I doubt #1-3 will change

Movies that I watched that I couldn't stand were trouble with the curve, premium rush, project x to name a few
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  #48  
Old 01-16-2013, 08:24 PM
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Disappointments
Holy Motors
What I've seen of your predilection of film, I'd have thought this would be chief of your list.

1. Holy Motors
2. Tabu
3. Beyond the Hills
4. The House I Live In
5. tie. Zero Dark Thirty / Killer Joe

In the pipeline: War Witch, Sister, The Intouchables, Tchoupitoulas, Amour, Barbara, No, Chasing Ice, In the Fog, Argo, Sightseers, Three Sisters, The Sessions, The Hunt, The Central Park Five, Spring Breakers, Post Tenebraus Lux, To the Wonder, Cosmopolis, The Master, Berberian Sound Studio . . .

I've barely scratched the surface.

What a great year for film. I view the films ranked above with high regard and there will be another few shiners from what I want to see, for sure. That is rare in a year for me.

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  #49  
Old 01-16-2013, 11:08 PM
Miss Bala got its North American theatrical release in 2011, by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, on Oct 14th. Limited, but theatrical. I had to go look this up because it would have made my top ten or honorable mentions list if it were a 2012, but according to the production company listing on IMDB and with Metacritic confirming it, safe to say it's 2011.

Top 10 as seen in Festivals and Theaters this year

1. Holy Motors
2. Leviathan [2013 release]
3. Post Tenebras Lux [2013 release]
4. Tabu
5. Amour
6. To The Wonder [2013 release]
7. Zero Dark Thirty
8. The Imposter
9. Life of Pi
10. Django Unchained

Top 10 with official N.American releases

1. The Turin Horse [seen last year]
2. Holy Motors
3. Tabu
4. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia [seen last year]
5. This is Not A Film
6. Amour
7. Zero Dark Thirty
8. The Imposter
9. Life of Pi
10. Django Unchained

HONORABLE MENTIONS (There's loads...what a year it's been)

-The Master
-The Dark Knight Rises
-Killing Them Softly
-Argo
-Rust and Bone
-Cloud Atlas
-Headhunters
-War Witch
-Kon-Tiki
-Lincoln
-Seven Psychopaths
-Killer Joe
-The Cabin in the Woods
-Perks of Being a Wallflower
-Compliance
-Anna Karenina
-The Grey
-Skyfall
-Frankenweenie
-Moonrise Kingdom

TOP 5 most OVERRATED

1. Beasts of the Southern Wild
2. Looper
3. Les Miserables
4. The Hunger Games
5. Silver Linings Playbook

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  #50  
Old 01-16-2013, 11:17 PM
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  #51  
Old 01-17-2013, 03:10 AM
DaMovieMan, where does 'War Witch' sit in your rankings? I saw you gave it a generous rating earlier. I'm just interested as I'm seeing it today.

*Nevermind, it's just caught my eye there!
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  #52  
Old 01-17-2013, 04:30 AM
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Miss Bala got its North American theatrical release in 2011, by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, on Oct 14th. Limited, but theatrical. I had to go look this up because it would have made my top ten or honorable mentions list if it were a 2012, but according to the production company listing on IMDB and with Metacritic confirming it, safe to say it's 2011.
Where are you seeing this? The IMDb page release dates page is here and October 14th isn't on it, it's first non-film festival American release is listed as January 20th, 2012.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1911600/releaseinfo

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USA 20 January 2012 (limited)
No earlier release date listed except October 1st which is listed as the New York Film Festival. October 14th isn't listed at all.

Metacritic lists the release date as October 14th, but that seems to be the sole source for that date and both has no backup for that and the vast majority of critic reviews were from a January 20th, 2012 release date (Ebert, Entertainment Weekly, New York Times, LA Times, Wall Street Journal, etc.). The only reviews from American publications before that are for Variety, Hollywood Reporter, and Movieline which explicitly say they're reviewing the Cannes screening in May (on Metacritic the reviews are listed as October, but then click the links and they're posted on May 13th and May 14th which doesn't lend confidence to their date listing).

http://www.metacritic.com/movie/miss...critic-reviews

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/rev...-review-188437
http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117945219/

The link listed on the IMDb page (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1911600/officialsites) and Wikipedia article as the official site for the film (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miss_Bala) is either dead or never worked: http://www.missbala.com/

The 20th Century Fox official sites, http://www.foxmovies.com/ and http://www.foxinternational.com/, don't have any listings for Miss Bala to confirm a release date, or at least I can't find one.

The other major non-IMDb movie listing sites, allmovies, Yahoo Movies, and Rotten Tomatoes, which Wikipedia uses as its secondary sources to corroborate info on movies also all list January 20th, 2012 as the first American release.

http://www.allrovi.com/movies/movie/v538535
http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/miss-b...n-details.html
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/miss_bala_2011/

You say you looked it up and the production company confirmed an October 14th release date on IMDb, that doesn't seem to be anywhere I can find and contradicts the release date page on IMDb which is the most authoritative place usually for such info and shows 2012. Metacritic is the only source I see for an October 14th American release date but there's no corroborating evidence or source for that date and all of the American reviews are for the January 20th, 2012 release (or for the Cannes screening which was both a festival and in France) which again suggests it wasn't released anywhere in the U.S. until then. Can you point me in the direction of the places you saw that 2011 American limited theatrical run and that date officially confirmed? If not everything I've encountered that passes for official says it's a 2012 American release.

On another note, it's nice to see Post Tenebras Lux, Leviathan, and Tabu on your list since I'm really looking forward to seeing them (ditto Anatolia and Turin which I just haven't taken the opportunity to see on the small screen) as well as To The Wonder which I quite enjoyed and Holy Motors, The Imposter, and Seven Psychopaths which made my best of year list. Sorry though that you're among those Beasts did nothing for.

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  #53  
Old 01-17-2013, 08:00 AM
This is where I saw it Q, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1911600/companycredits

A few sources seem to confirm it:

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118041705/

http://www.hitfix.com/movies/miss-bala

And the aforementioned metacritic.

I'm thinking that it was released by Fox in limited theaters during NYFF or something? I don't know because with all the stuff you found, now I'm completely confused.

Either way, if it's 2012 then Miss Bala is near the very top of my Honorable Mentions list; I loved it.

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On another note, it's nice to see Post Tenebras Lux, Leviathan, and Tabu on your list since I'm really looking forward to seeing them (ditto Anatolia and Turin which I just haven't taken the opportunity to see on the small screen) as well as To The Wonder which I quite enjoyed and Holy Motors, The Imposter, and Seven Psychopaths which made my best of year list. Sorry though that you're among those Beasts did nothing for.
I really hope you enjoy those 5; they are masterpieces in my opinion. Don't know what I'm missing with Beasts because it's so loved but I just can't find it.

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DaMovieMan, where does 'War Witch' sit in your rankings? I saw you gave it a generous rating earlier. I'm just interested as I'm seeing it today.

*Nevermind, it's just caught my eye there!
Yep, War Witch is pretty great, I posted my review up for it here for anyone interested:

http://www.joblo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=148281

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  #54  
Old 01-17-2013, 09:54 AM
1. The Raid-This movie kicks all kinds of ass. Relentless from about 5 mins in. Yes it was straight action and yes there was zero character development. This was not a film with "lofty" goals, it was not trying to be Citizen Kane. It does one thing (action) and does it better than any movie has done anything this year, IMO.

2. Killer Joe-Sick, twisted, and trashy. If these are traits you like to see in characters in stories, movies, shows, etc. than this film is for you. It delivers the goods better than most. I personally loved it and like movies with characters like these (despicable and sympathetic at the same time). I have recommended it to people who say it was terrible and now wonder if there is something wrong with me, lol. Basically, you will either love it or hate it.

3. Flight-Mr Washington almost always makes great movies. He has had a couple clunkers but far more rarely than most A-lister's do. Whoever he has for a team, whoever picks his scripts, does an impeccable job. This is my favorite roll by him since Training Day. Here we get a fascinating character study of a man that is not only despicable and sympathetic, but also contemptible and admirable as well. In fact, this was previously 4 on my list but has moved up to 3. Another re-watch could vault it past Joe.

4. The Paperboy-This was the flick that came out of nowhere to blow me away this year, my surprise hit. Every year there are one or two movies that completely fly under the radar and hit me like a ton of lead. This was the one this year. Great cast, great characters, great story, and an overall quality film. I liked everything about this movie.

5a. Killing Them Softly-I would have to think back a moment to be sure but this very well may be the best gangster flick since Goodfellas. It sure felt that way to me shortly after watching it. The only downside, the only thing to me personally that keeps it from being a good as Scorcese's classics (Casino and Goodfellas) was Brad Pitt. I just don't believe him as a bad ass. But even with that, to me this was much better than the many recent attempts to make another great gangster flick (The Departed, American Gangster, Road To Perdition, Eastern Promises, Public Enemies, etc).

5b. Argo-It didn't break any new ground, it doesn't redefine the thriller genre, but it does do two things really well; thrill and entertain. Mr Affleck is rapidly becoming this generations Eastwood minus the "starring in sappy romantic movies". He is just as solid and reliable behind the camera as he is in front of it.

Honorable mentions, all very good movies just not quite top 5 material.

The Grey
Skyfall
Kill List
Goon
End of Watch
Jeff Who Lives at Home
Rock of Ages
Easy Money (Snabba cash)
This is 40

Also of note, I haven't seen The Master yet. So that will probably bump Argo down to the honorable list.
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  #55  
Old 01-17-2013, 04:20 PM
Top Ten:

1 - The Intouchables

2 - The Avengers

3 - Argo

4 - The Perks of Being a Wallflower

5 - Safe

6 - Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter

7 - The Expendables 2

8 - Safe House

9 - John Carter

10 - Ted

Honorable Mentions: The Campaign, The Grey, Ghost Rider 2, Casa De Mi Padre


Bottom Ten:

1 - Red Tails

2 - Underworld Awakening

3 - Wrath of the Titans

4 - The Raven

5 - Prometheus

6 - Rock of Ages

7 - Les Miserables

8 - Lincoln

9 - Bernie

10 - Looper
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  #56  
Old 01-18-2013, 11:13 PM
1.) Cloud Atlas (yes, deal with it)

2.) Sound of my Voice

3.) Amour

4.) Avengers
5.) Django Unchained
6.) The Grey
7.) Maniac (2013 release, but seen in 2012)
8.) Zero Dark Thirty
9.) Les Miserable (if only for Anne Hathaway's 4 minutes)
10.) Dredd

There are about 50 movies I would really like to put on this list. Though the question is not my favorite films, but rather what I though were the best. I am very aware I am in the minority on Cloud Atlas, but I really think it will be a classic in 20 years.


I also am entirely incapable of rating the Hobbit. I know there were some major concerns with the film in general, but being who I am I'm entirely incapable of seeing them. I am too attached to the original work to be critical.
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  #57  
Old 01-19-2013, 05:18 PM
Top Ten: (There are still quite a few 2012 films I need to see, but...)

1.The Dark Knight Rises
2.The Cabin In The Woods
3. Sinister
4.Looper
5.Django Unchained
6. Chronicle
7.The Grey
8. 21 Jump St.
9. The Raid
10.The Avengers

Honorable Mentions: The Hunger Games, Wanderlust, Goon, The Hunter, Bernie, Men In Black 3, Prometheus, The Campaign, Arbitrage


The Mediocre: (These exceed ten, but anywho..)

1.Contraband
2.Haywire
3. The Woman In Black
4. The Innkeepers
5. Safe House
6. Intruders
7. Get The Gringo
8. God Bless America
9. The Amazing Spiderman
10. Red Lights
11. Lawless
12. Dredd
13. Seven Psychopaths

The Terrible

1. Killing Them Softly
2. The Divide
3. This Means War
4. Wrath Of The Titans
5. Lockout
6. The Raven
7. What To Expect When You're Expecting
8. The Tall Man
9. VHS
10. Safety Not Guaranteed

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  #58  
Old 01-23-2013, 10:29 AM
1.

Damsels in Distress

2.

Where Do We Go Now?

3.

Bernie

4.

Amour

5.

A Royal Affair

6.

Kate Perry: Part of Me

7.

Elena

8.

Holy Motors

9.

Silver Linings Playbook

10.

ParaNorman/Safety, Not Guaranteed.
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  #59  
Old 01-24-2013, 11:26 PM
Top 10 of 2012

1. The Avengers


2. Argo


3. Les Miserables


4. For Greater Glory


5. Zero Dark Thirty


6. People Like Us


7. Moonrise Kingdom


8.Lincoln


9.Goon


10. Skyfall


Honorable Mentions

Trouble With The Curve
Snow White and The Huntsman
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
Chronicle

Overall Year Grade (B+)

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  #60  
Old 01-25-2013, 06:13 AM
My Top 10 Films Of 2012:

1. Zero Dark Thirty
2. Looper
3. Life Of Pi
4. The Perks Of Being A Wallflower
5. The Master
6. Beasts Of The Sothern Wild
7. The Grey
8. Killer Joe
9. Searching For Sugar Man
10. Holy Motors
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:54 AM
9/10
1. Life of Pi
2. Silver Linings Playbook
3. Django Unchained
4. Argo
5. The Dark Knight Rises
6. Lincoln
7. Amour
8/10
8. Skyfall
9. Zero Dark Thirty
10. The Avengers
11. Moonrise Kingdom
12. Looper
13. Beasts of the Southern Wild
14. Les MisÚrables
15. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
16. The Master
17. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
18. Wreck-It Ralph
19. The Impossible

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