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    I'm not sure how to even rank the movies to be honest but I really liked Skyfall, Django Unchained, Silver Linings Playbook, Argo, The Dark Knight Rises, Looper, 21 Jump Street, Jack Reacher and Chronicle, not in any particular order.

    I hated The Watch. I can't recommend against watching this movie enough. I enjoyed Avengers but it was pretty much garbage imo. And I liked Cabin in the Woods but I'm not really sure how much. I got it. I'd just need to see it again though.

    These are the only ones I recall seeing this year and for me, I'd rank the top three, again in no particular order, as SLP, Looper and Argo.

    Edit...I guess I'd go in this order based off of what I've seen.

    1. Argo
    2. Silver Linings Playbook
    3. Looper
    4. Django Unchained
    5. Skyfall
    6. TDKR
    7. and so on

    I already pre-ordered and will receive in a couple of months The Master, Flight, Lincoln, Life of Pi, and Seven Psychopaths

    Edit 2: I forgot I saw The Hunger Games. Holy cow that movie was garbage. Not even entertaining really,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirkickyass View Post
    Like every year this comes with the proviso that I didn't see everything (because few really do). That said, my top 10 movies that I saw this year are as follows:

    1. Moonrise Kingdom
    2. Bernie (2012 US release)
    3. Cabin in the Woods
    4. Django Unchained
    5. Looper
    6. Argo
    7. Holy Motors
    8. Beasts of the Sothern Wild
    9. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
    10. The Flowers of War (2012 US Wide release, even though it technically hit a couple US cities in December 2011).

    The worst film: The Vow
    I've seen a grand total of 0 of those. Heh.

    I actually don't see very many movies in theaters. As best I can tell, these are the only 5 I saw in theaters in 2012, in my own ranked order:

    1. Avengers
    2. Les Miserables
    3. Hobbit
    4. The Hunger Games
    5. Skyfall (which I still liked quite a bit, even though it's last on this list)
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    Of every movie discussed here I've seen Hunger Games and Moonrise Kingdom. I'm almost always disappointed with movies. I'm probably just cynical or whatever. I just feel like almost every movie I watch I've seen before just with different actors and a different title. But worse than that I feel like most movies are just pandering to morons. Give me some Kubrick or some Wes Anderson. At least those guys are trying to do something and they won't sully their vision to make it more palatable to fools.

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    Some of these movies may have been released in 2011 but of the movies that were new to me in 2012, some that come to mind:

    End of Watch
    ParaNorman
    Lawless
    Bernie
    Wreck-it Ralph
    Avengers
    Dark Knight Rises
    Prometheus

    ...I'm easily entertained
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    I forgot, Cabin in the Woods was excellent
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    Surprised Act if Valor didn't make lists... Not sure if it was 2013 but I think it was.

    Also Pitch Perfect is hilarious! "Whoop there it is!"

    I liked a good handful of movies this year actually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by candrew View Post
    Moonrise Kingdom was a charming little flick but the fact that it made anyone's favorite movie of the year is a testament to how bad films were this past year.

    Wes Anderson's student film (Bottle Rocket) was better than Moonrise Kingdom.
    Also, The Royal Tenenbaums, Steve Zissou, and Rushmore, IMO.

    I like Wes Anderson, but Moonrise Kingdom was just okay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gyp Rosetti View Post
    Jack Reacher
    This was probably my most disappointing movie all year. I really expected the Tom Cruisiest thing ever. Probably aimed too high. The only other contender for something that let me down this much was "Flight."

    I enjoyed Avengers but it was pretty much garbage imo.
    The Avengers is thoroughly disposable. And I'll probably watch the second one.

    And I liked Cabin in the Woods but I'm not really sure how much.
    Cabin was one of only movies all year I saw twice in theaters. Looper and Django also made that cut.


    Seven Psychopaths.
    I knew someone would remind me of something I forgot about. I loved Seven Psychopaths. I'd probably put it in at #9, slide Seeking a Friend down to 10 and dump Flowers of War.



    Quote Originally Posted by Cope View Post

    Also Pitch Perfect is hilarious! "Whoop there it is!"

    I liked a good handful of movies this year actually.
    I suspect Pitch Perfect does not speak to all ages equally.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bronco70 View Post
    Also, The Royal Tenenbaums, Steve Zissou, and Rushmore, IMO.

    I like Wes Anderson, but Moonrise Kingdom was just okay.
    Personally I preferred Moonrise Kingdom to all of those save Royal Tenenbaums. Royal Tenenbaums is just about perfect. Moonrise Kingdom reflects a certain kind of provincial innocence, oddness, and corruption that Anderson makes his stock in trade and I think it's the best version of that kind of story. Royal Tenenbaums is a different beast. I can't recount how many times I've rolled on the floor laughing while Gene Hackman guffaws about a father in a play always introducing his little girl as his step-daughter. That's a special kind of evil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cope View Post
    Surprised Act if Valor didn't make lists... Not sure if it was 2013 but I think it was.

    Also Pitch Perfect is hilarious! "Whoop there it is!"

    I liked a good handful of movies this year actually.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spycam1 View Post
    I don't agree with your omission of The Master in the slightest. Without a doubt one of the best American films of the 21st Century.
    I have doubts.

    But seriously, I believe we've seen PTA's best work and it's in the rear view mirror.

    And how did you see Holy Motors? Was it playing somewhere and I just missed it?
    There was a very small release in October. I believe in Phoenix it only played for one week. It's worth hitting up when it gets to Netflix.

    For those not familiar with the film the trailer is here. If anything, the trailer may undersell the uniqueness of the thing.



    Oh, and kudos on your lack of desire to see Lincoln. Do. Not. Bother.
    As soon as I heard swelling strings in the preview I knew this was not made for me. I suspect I couldn't even be objective about it.

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    I only saw three movies in 2012

    Batman
    Avengers
    Twilite (hated with a passion. Only saw this because my wife forced me)

    The other two were good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirkickyass View Post
    Moonrise Kingdom reflects a certain kind of provincial innocence, oddness, and corruption that Anderson makes his stock in trade

    All true. But it doesn't dismiss the fact that the third act was a mess, Harvey Kietel and Tilda Swinton were wasted and the ending was more silly than sweet.

    Not a bad movie at all - just not that good either.

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    Some under the radar movies I enjoyed .....

    Carnage

    A Separation

    We Need to Talk About Kevin

    All worth your time

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    I watched Moonrise Kingdom last night, well, most of it. I got tired and went to bed. I couldn't find any reason to finish it.

    I simply need to avoid Wes Anderson movies. Nothing he has ever done has been worth my time. Nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by candrew View Post
    Not a bad movie at all - just not that good either.
    This.

    I did enjoy Moonrise Kingdom. I just like a few of his other films better. Although, if I'm honest with myself, MK is actually just as good as TLAw/ Steve Zissou. And it was a damn sight better than The Darjeeling Limited.

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