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12.04.2012

What's your current pick for the Best Picture of 2012?

The Dark Knight Rises
21.94% = 274 votes
Argo
14.89% = 186 votes
The Avengers
9.13% = 114 votes
Lincoln
8.49% = 106 votes
Skyfall
6.08% = 76 votes
Looper
5.60% = 70 votes
The Master
5.12% = 64 votes
Moonrise Kingdom
4.88% = 61 votes
Silver Linings Playbook
4.24% = 53 votes
Life of Pi
4.16% = 52 votes
Cloud Atlas
4.00% = 50 votes
Other - tell us below!
3.92% = 49 votes
The Grey
2.16% = 27 votes
Prometheus
2.00% = 25 votes
Flight
0.80% = 10 votes
Killer Joe
0.56% = 7 votes
Lawless
0.56% = 7 votes
The Hunger Games
0.48% = 6 votes
End of Watch
0.48% = 6 votes
Killing Them Softly
0.32% = 4 votes
Cosmopolis
0.16% = 2 votes
To Rome With Love
0.00% = 0 votes
Anna Karenina
0.00% = 0 votes
TOTAL VOTES = 1249 votes

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12:41PM on 12/05/2012
I just thoroughly enjoy seeing at how wonderfully pissed off people are at this list. The poll doesnt ask what we think will win best picture it asks what your pick for best picture is. Get a grip people!!
I just thoroughly enjoy seeing at how wonderfully pissed off people are at this list. The poll doesnt ask what we think will win best picture it asks what your pick for best picture is. Get a grip people!!
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5:12PM on 12/05/2012
Well I hate to speak for others, but if people really think The Dark Knight Rises was the best film they've seen this year, then that either says a lot about this year in movies or Schmoes opinions in general. IMDB constantly gets blasted for having it's 250 destroyed by fanboyism, but this is basically the same. TDKR belongs nowhere NEAR the list for Best Picture.
Well I hate to speak for others, but if people really think The Dark Knight Rises was the best film they've seen this year, then that either says a lot about this year in movies or Schmoes opinions in general. IMDB constantly gets blasted for having it's 250 destroyed by fanboyism, but this is basically the same. TDKR belongs nowhere NEAR the list for Best Picture.
6:58PM on 12/04/2012

Forget the Oscars

can we start debating the only awards that actually matter around here... The Golden Schmoes
can we start debating the only awards that actually matter around here... The Golden Schmoes
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6:07PM on 12/04/2012
The dark knight isn't going to win best picture. Give me a break. This isn't a "whats your favorite movie of the year" question. Let's be realistic shall we? I think it will come down between Argo and Lincoln. But I have a feeling Argo will take it. At any rate, it will be a hell of a lot better then the shit that no one cared about last year.
The dark knight isn't going to win best picture. Give me a break. This isn't a "whats your favorite movie of the year" question. Let's be realistic shall we? I think it will come down between Argo and Lincoln. But I have a feeling Argo will take it. At any rate, it will be a hell of a lot better then the shit that no one cared about last year.
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2:57PM on 12/04/2012
Due to a lack of disposable income it's been a lean year for me and cinema trips. Regardless I thoroughly enjoyed Prometheus and Dredd, and thought Avengers, Dark Knight Rises and Skyfall were pretty decent. I know Prometheus had its fair share of flaws, but it was still the cinematic experience I enjoyed the most this year.
Due to a lack of disposable income it's been a lean year for me and cinema trips. Regardless I thoroughly enjoyed Prometheus and Dredd, and thought Avengers, Dark Knight Rises and Skyfall were pretty decent. I know Prometheus had its fair share of flaws, but it was still the cinematic experience I enjoyed the most this year.
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1:34PM on 12/04/2012
Argo, or Seven Psychopaths
Argo, or Seven Psychopaths
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12:47PM on 12/04/2012
I am both very sad and perplexed to see 'The Dark Knight Rises' currently at the top of the heap; I hadn't realized standards fell so low that plot holes were now considered to be awesome things.

More on topic- 'The Avengers' & 'Beasts Of The Southern Wild' are currently tied for my favorite film of the year (so far). One was the best example of what the big Hollywood studio system can offer when everyone invested cares and wants to make a great film. The other is a wonderful example of
I am both very sad and perplexed to see 'The Dark Knight Rises' currently at the top of the heap; I hadn't realized standards fell so low that plot holes were now considered to be awesome things.

More on topic- 'The Avengers' & 'Beasts Of The Southern Wild' are currently tied for my favorite film of the year (so far). One was the best example of what the big Hollywood studio system can offer when everyone invested cares and wants to make a great film. The other is a wonderful example of movies as an art form; lyrically, poetic, and stunning with the best ending of any film so far this year.
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11:52AM on 12/04/2012
If Dark Knight rises wins, then I guess the Iron Giant was majorly snubbed back in the day since they had the exact same ending
If Dark Knight rises wins, then I guess the Iron Giant was majorly snubbed back in the day since they had the exact same ending
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1:36PM on 12/04/2012
The Iron Giant was snubbed because it was fantastic movie.
The Iron Giant was snubbed because it was fantastic movie.
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11:43AM on 12/04/2012

WTF?!?!?!

"The Avengers" is on this list but not "Beasts of The Southern Wild"?
I thought Joblo.com was more a film website, and much less than that of a MTV males only webpage?
Also, if your going to have "The Avengers" on there you might as well put "Ted" since it was better and the funniest film of the year so far.
1. Argo
2. Beasts of the Southern Wild
3. The Dark Knight Rises
4. Skyfall
5. Lincoln
6. Prometheus
7. Perks of Being A Wallflower
8. Ted
9. Looper
10. Flight
11. Marley
"The Avengers" is on this list but not "Beasts of The Southern Wild"?
I thought Joblo.com was more a film website, and much less than that of a MTV males only webpage?
Also, if your going to have "The Avengers" on there you might as well put "Ted" since it was better and the funniest film of the year so far.
1. Argo
2. Beasts of the Southern Wild
3. The Dark Knight Rises
4. Skyfall
5. Lincoln
6. Prometheus
7. Perks of Being A Wallflower
8. Ted
9. Looper
10. Flight
11. Marley
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12:09PM on 12/04/2012
Beasts of the Southern Wild was extraordinary filmmaking, storytelling, and mythmaking - I just didn't think it was a big enough film that it would receive many votes, hence relegating it to the "other" category. We're meant to limit our poll options based on probable choices, and the fact of the matter is that Beasts of the Southern Wild hasn't been seen all that much. Same with Perks of Being A Wallflower.

It's a sad truth, and while Beasts secured a small but powerful place in the
Beasts of the Southern Wild was extraordinary filmmaking, storytelling, and mythmaking - I just didn't think it was a big enough film that it would receive many votes, hence relegating it to the "other" category. We're meant to limit our poll options based on probable choices, and the fact of the matter is that Beasts of the Southern Wild hasn't been seen all that much. Same with Perks of Being A Wallflower.

It's a sad truth, and while Beasts secured a small but powerful place in the films of 2012 I don't really dare to hope it will receive much love come Oscar night (beyond a possible "Best Actress" nomination).
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11:34AM on 12/04/2012
Beasts of the Southern Wild is by far my favourite, followed by Moonrise Kingdom, Argo, Lincoln, Looper, End of Watch, Amour, and Cloud Atlas. As far as the Oscars go, I think Best Picture is going to be a five-way race between Lincoln, Les Miserables, Argo, Zero Dark Thirty and Silver Linings Playbook.
Beasts of the Southern Wild is by far my favourite, followed by Moonrise Kingdom, Argo, Lincoln, Looper, End of Watch, Amour, and Cloud Atlas. As far as the Oscars go, I think Best Picture is going to be a five-way race between Lincoln, Les Miserables, Argo, Zero Dark Thirty and Silver Linings Playbook.
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11:30AM on 12/04/2012
Argo comes in at a close second and Moonrise Kingdom at #3, but my favorite film this year is without a doubt The Master. It's been a couple of years (since Eternal Sunshine to be more precise) since a movie has left me thinking for hours after the screening. The performances are incredible, the cinematography is amazing, the writing and directing is at the very least on par with everything PTA has done before (even better actually). I'm gonna predict it's a movie that will be shun this year
Argo comes in at a close second and Moonrise Kingdom at #3, but my favorite film this year is without a doubt The Master. It's been a couple of years (since Eternal Sunshine to be more precise) since a movie has left me thinking for hours after the screening. The performances are incredible, the cinematography is amazing, the writing and directing is at the very least on par with everything PTA has done before (even better actually). I'm gonna predict it's a movie that will be shun this year (except appearances on critics' top ten lists) but will appear on every top ten of the decade lists in 2020 (if we're still alive by then).
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11:30AM on 12/04/2012
I keep coming back to Avengers. I've seen that movie more than any other this year. I realize it's not in the league of fine filmmaking that some of the other films are, but it's the most entertaining film I've seen all year, and that's the key for me. But as for other favorites, Dark Knight Rises, Lincoln, Life of Pi, Argo, The Raid, The Grey. and Looper are all some of my other favorites this year.
I keep coming back to Avengers. I've seen that movie more than any other this year. I realize it's not in the league of fine filmmaking that some of the other films are, but it's the most entertaining film I've seen all year, and that's the key for me. But as for other favorites, Dark Knight Rises, Lincoln, Life of Pi, Argo, The Raid, The Grey. and Looper are all some of my other favorites this year.
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11:28AM on 12/04/2012
Beasts of the Southern Wild is by far my favourite, followed by Moonrise Kingdom, Argo, Lincoln, Looper, End of Watch, Amour, and Cloud Atlas. As far as the Oscars go, I think Best Picture is going to be a five-way race between Lincoln, Les Miserables, Argo, Zero Dark Thirty and Silver Linings Playbook.
Beasts of the Southern Wild is by far my favourite, followed by Moonrise Kingdom, Argo, Lincoln, Looper, End of Watch, Amour, and Cloud Atlas. As far as the Oscars go, I think Best Picture is going to be a five-way race between Lincoln, Les Miserables, Argo, Zero Dark Thirty and Silver Linings Playbook.
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11:27AM on 12/04/2012

The Grey

I'm one of the few who would vote for The Grey as well. The movie certainly has it's fair share of haters or people who expected something else.....but for the few who "connected" to it, they REALLY connected to it. When you love The Grey, you REALLY love the movie. Yes, it's an entry in the survival genre, but the deeper meanings and multiple takes on what the film is truly about (death) are all handled beautifully. I loved the cinematography (so hopefully it gets some love in that
I'm one of the few who would vote for The Grey as well. The movie certainly has it's fair share of haters or people who expected something else.....but for the few who "connected" to it, they REALLY connected to it. When you love The Grey, you REALLY love the movie. Yes, it's an entry in the survival genre, but the deeper meanings and multiple takes on what the film is truly about (death) are all handled beautifully. I loved the cinematography (so hopefully it gets some love in that category come Oscar time), and....well, EVERYTHING about it. I'm not dumb enough to think it'll get any actual love for the acting, writing, directing, or picture categories.....but in my opinion it most definitely SHOULD. Hate on it all ya want, that opinion will NEVER change.
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10:51AM on 12/04/2012

Seven Psychopaths

Or
"The Seven Lesbians who are all disabled and they're really nice to everybody and two of them are black."
Or
"The Seven Lesbians who are all disabled and they're really nice to everybody and two of them are black."
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10:48AM on 12/04/2012
Dredd, Cloud Atlas, Seven psychopaths, The Raid, Chronicle and The Avengers are my favorite so far this year

Dredd, Cloud Atlas, Seven psychopaths, The Raid, Chronicle and The Avengers are my favorite so far this year

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10:44AM on 12/04/2012
Sadly I hate to say it but at least half of those likely will only receive nods in other categories. Only 5 will even make it to the best picture category despite not being the ones that made the most money. Of all of those I think Lincoln will be the most likely to win since its a nice safe bet with all the makings of typical Oscar bait. Argo could be a serious contender but its political leanings could cost it a few votes here and there.
Sadly I hate to say it but at least half of those likely will only receive nods in other categories. Only 5 will even make it to the best picture category despite not being the ones that made the most money. Of all of those I think Lincoln will be the most likely to win since its a nice safe bet with all the makings of typical Oscar bait. Argo could be a serious contender but its political leanings could cost it a few votes here and there.
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10:26AM on 12/04/2012
Moonrise Kingdom would get my vote, but I have a feeling -- even though it hasn't come out yet -- that Les Miserables has a huge chance of winning over the Academy.
Moonrise Kingdom would get my vote, but I have a feeling -- even though it hasn't come out yet -- that Les Miserables has a huge chance of winning over the Academy.
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10:16AM on 12/04/2012

Other -

SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS. Most definitely.
SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS. Most definitely.
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10:14AM on 12/04/2012

You know what...

I think The Dark Knight rises might actually win it. I voted for Argo but think about it. The internet, the fans and everyone was pissed at the Academy for ignoring The Dark Knight.... Some of that guilt might actually work in the movie's favor.
I think The Dark Knight rises might actually win it. I voted for Argo but think about it. The internet, the fans and everyone was pissed at the Academy for ignoring The Dark Knight.... Some of that guilt might actually work in the movie's favor.
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11:33AM on 12/04/2012
I doubt it will even be nominated. Maybe I will be eating crow on nomination day, but I honestly don't think Academy voters give a crap about what the general public thinks. They see it as a superhero movie and nothing more and will just vote for the usual prestige fare that they enjoy. I expect TDKR will get nothing but a few tech nods, same with The Hobbit and The Avengers.
I doubt it will even be nominated. Maybe I will be eating crow on nomination day, but I honestly don't think Academy voters give a crap about what the general public thinks. They see it as a superhero movie and nothing more and will just vote for the usual prestige fare that they enjoy. I expect TDKR will get nothing but a few tech nods, same with The Hobbit and The Avengers.
6:56PM on 12/04/2012
If The Dark Knight Rises was the same caliber film as The Dark Knight, it would get a nomination. But since is failed to have an intelligent script, it wont be missed on the nomination list for best picture.
If The Dark Knight Rises was the same caliber film as The Dark Knight, it would get a nomination. But since is failed to have an intelligent script, it wont be missed on the nomination list for best picture.
9:13AM on 12/04/2012

SAVAGES anyone?

Okay, okay, I know that SAVAGES is not Oliver Stone's best movie ever but, it's the best one he's come out with in nearly a decade. And I'd LOVE to see him & one of his films back at the oscar's. Considering the last time that happened was waaaaay back in 1995 for hi film NIXON. I can dream can't I? Since this probably won't happen I guess my pick would have to be THE DARK KNIGHT RISES out of the films listed although I haven'e seen THE MASTER. I assume it's brilliant considering it was
Okay, okay, I know that SAVAGES is not Oliver Stone's best movie ever but, it's the best one he's come out with in nearly a decade. And I'd LOVE to see him & one of his films back at the oscar's. Considering the last time that happened was waaaaay back in 1995 for hi film NIXON. I can dream can't I? Since this probably won't happen I guess my pick would have to be THE DARK KNIGHT RISES out of the films listed although I haven'e seen THE MASTER. I assume it's brilliant considering it was written & directed by Paul Thomas Anderson! The guy seems incapable of making a bad movie!
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8:56AM on 12/04/2012

best is yet to come i think..

really,no film has satisfied me completely.Looper,Silver Linings Playbook came close
really,no film has satisfied me completely.Looper,Silver Linings Playbook came close
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8:37AM on 12/04/2012
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2

Argo. Brilliantly directed, a strong supporting cast in addition to Ben Affleck's low-key leading performance, a great balance of tension, thrills and humour, an authentic 70s period feel, and based on a true story to top it all off.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2

Argo. Brilliantly directed, a strong supporting cast in addition to Ben Affleck's low-key leading performance, a great balance of tension, thrills and humour, an authentic 70s period feel, and based on a true story to top it all off.
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8:28AM on 12/04/2012

Lincoln

The Avengers was a close second, believe it or not. I think Hollywood tries REALLY hard to create epics for us to consume and often times we smell it a mile away and reject their calculated pandering. It's why movies like Lincoln usually suck (see All the King's Men...or don't) yet this time it all worked right. The larger than life films actually lived up to the hype, lived up to my wildest hopes, dreams, etc. and sometimes surpassed them. Anyway, of the two, Lincoln has far more impressive
The Avengers was a close second, believe it or not. I think Hollywood tries REALLY hard to create epics for us to consume and often times we smell it a mile away and reject their calculated pandering. It's why movies like Lincoln usually suck (see All the King's Men...or don't) yet this time it all worked right. The larger than life films actually lived up to the hype, lived up to my wildest hopes, dreams, etc. and sometimes surpassed them. Anyway, of the two, Lincoln has far more impressive acting so I tip it to Lincoln.
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8:26AM on 12/04/2012

Moonrise Kingdom

too many of these movies i still havent seen and i really want to
too many of these movies i still havent seen and i really want to
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8:18AM on 12/04/2012

Perks Of Being A Wallflower

Can't believe it didn't even make your list. Hands down the best film of the year with one of the best performances by a young actor in recent memory. Definitely the most emotionally engaging movie I've seen in a few years at least. If anyone reading this comment hasn't seen it yet, I urge you to do so. Immediately.
Can't believe it didn't even make your list. Hands down the best film of the year with one of the best performances by a young actor in recent memory. Definitely the most emotionally engaging movie I've seen in a few years at least. If anyone reading this comment hasn't seen it yet, I urge you to do so. Immediately.
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9:03AM on 12/04/2012
I was just doing the bigger movies that I thought would be people's first choice - completely forgot about Perks of Being A Wallflower, despite all the surprisingly great stuff I've heard about it. Sorry about that...

And glad to have your recommendation - I'll make sure to seek it out!
I was just doing the bigger movies that I thought would be people's first choice - completely forgot about Perks of Being A Wallflower, despite all the surprisingly great stuff I've heard about it. Sorry about that...

And glad to have your recommendation - I'll make sure to seek it out!
10:40AM on 12/04/2012
Sounds like a good review...maybe I'll see it now!
Sounds like a good review...maybe I'll see it now!
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8:03AM on 12/04/2012
My real #1 so far is "Thanks for Sharing", but a very close #2 is Killer Joe, so instead of voting other I went ahead and showed Joe some much, much, much, much, much deserved love. Super strong year so far, somewhat similar in quantity to last year - of the almost 100 films I've now seen, at least 15 to 20 of them feel "top ten worthy" if you take my meaning, and I only really start to dislike films when we get down to the 60s of the list. More to come!! (and DKR is in my top 5, for the record)
My real #1 so far is "Thanks for Sharing", but a very close #2 is Killer Joe, so instead of voting other I went ahead and showed Joe some much, much, much, much, much deserved love. Super strong year so far, somewhat similar in quantity to last year - of the almost 100 films I've now seen, at least 15 to 20 of them feel "top ten worthy" if you take my meaning, and I only really start to dislike films when we get down to the 60s of the list. More to come!! (and DKR is in my top 5, for the record)
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7:34AM on 12/04/2012

Good lord, could you nerd-gasm a little more?

The Avengers and Dark Knight Rises at the top? Really? How about some reality, nerds? Both were fun movies, but best movie of the year? I assume those who voted this way didn't see Argo or Flight.

Anyway, it's gotta be Argo. That was a top notch movie, beginning to end.
The Avengers and Dark Knight Rises at the top? Really? How about some reality, nerds? Both were fun movies, but best movie of the year? I assume those who voted this way didn't see Argo or Flight.

Anyway, it's gotta be Argo. That was a top notch movie, beginning to end.
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7:08AM on 12/04/2012
I voted The Grey. I loved that film. I hope voter in this award season remember how amazing Liam Neeson and Frank Grillo were in it.
I voted The Grey. I loved that film. I hope voter in this award season remember how amazing Liam Neeson and Frank Grillo were in it.
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7:08AM on 12/04/2012
The Dark Knight Rises for me - despite plot holes, the movie is an exhilarating and epic conclusion to The Dark Knight trilogy.
The Dark Knight Rises for me - despite plot holes, the movie is an exhilarating and epic conclusion to The Dark Knight trilogy.
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