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Top Movies of 2012

Postby Marlow » Tue Jan 01, 2013 4:51 pm

Take your pick. Here's the top 10 as rated by

Box Office

1. The Avengers
2. The Dark Knight Rises
3. The Hunger Games
4. Skyfall
5. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
6. The Amazing Spider-Man
7. Brave
8. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
9. Ted
10. Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

IMDB

1. Hobbit
2. Les Miz
3. Django
4. Cloud Atlas
5. Pitch Perfect
6. Jack Reacher
7. This is 40
8. Dark Knight Rises
9. Dredd
10. Life of Pi

Metacritic

1. Lincoln
2. Argo
3. Beasts of the Southern Wild
4. Moonrise kingdom
5. Looper
6. Skyfall
7. Silver Linings Playbook
8. Django
9. Life of Pi
10. Dark Knight Rises

Me

1. Skyfall
2. Avengers
3. Dark Knight Rises
4. Intouchables
5. The Artist
6. Prometheus
7. The Amazing Spiderman
8. Argo
9. Looper
10. Lincoln

Only one to make all lists: Dark Knight Rises. :D
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Re: Top Movies of 2012

Postby Brian » Tue Jan 01, 2013 6:52 pm

Don't forget "Borat Returns".

To be followed next year by "Borat Rises."

And not to be confused with "Borat: The Musical" now showing on Broadway.


(Sorry, my friend. I couldn't resist. :] )
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Re: Top Movies of 2012

Postby Brian » Tue Jan 01, 2013 6:58 pm

On a serious note, being a big Joss Whedon fan since "Buffy" and "Firefly", I lean toward "The Avengers", surely the best superhero movie made so far.

That said, I am one of those sacrilegious few who haven't seen "Skyfall" yet. Which, BTW, pains me greatly.
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Re: Top Movies of 2012

Postby jhc68 » Tue Jan 01, 2013 7:51 pm

I liked Skyfall and Argo. Most of the rest on the lists I either didn't care for wouldn't consider paying to see. Les Miz? Really?
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Re: Top Movies of 2012

Postby Flumpy » Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:06 am

My favourite film of the year by far is 'Amour'.

Knowing how closely Marlow and my tastes match I'll have to assume it just missed his Top 10.
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Re: Top Movies of 2012

Postby Marlow » Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:38 am

Flumpy wrote:My favourite film of the year by far is 'Amour'.
Knowing how closely Marlow and my tastes match I'll have to assume it just missed his Top 10.

Ha! But you have to proud of me that The Intouchables made my list, no? Nothing blowed up real good in it!
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Re: Top Movies of 2012

Postby jeremyp » Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:30 am

Haven't seen 0 dark thirty or Life of Pi so I'm flying blind.

1. Lincoln.
2. Argo.
3. Les Miz.
4. The Hobbit.
For me it's been a pitiable year in movies. Then I haven't seen any foreign movies yet since my local Art movie theater went belly up. C'mon Netflix!
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Re: Top Movies of 2012

Postby Marlow » Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:37 am

jeremyp wrote:3. Les Miz

If I didn't love my wife SOOOOOOO much, I woulda walked in the first 30 minutes. As it was, even my wife ended up not liking it - said the Liam Neeson (non-musical) one was much better.
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Re: Top Movies of 2012

Postby Cooter Brown » Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:48 am

1. Argo
2. Django Unchained
3. The Avengers
4. Killer Joe
5. Moonrise Kingdom
6. Klovn
7. Safety Not Guaranteed
8. Skyfall
9. ParaNorman
10. Frankenweenie
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Re: Top Movies of 2012

Postby Mighty Favog » Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:41 am

My two favorite movies of the year were quirky and different: Moonrise Kingdom and Bernie.
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Re: Top Movies of 2012

Postby jeremyp » Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:03 pm

Marlow wrote:
jeremyp wrote:3. Les Miz

If I didn't love my wife SOOOOOOO much, I woulda walked in the first 30 minutes. As it was, even my wife ended up not liking it - said the Liam Neeson (non-musical) one was much better.

Chacun a son goute. You say tomato I say Tohmahto!
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Re: Top Movies of 2012

Postby jeremyp » Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:04 pm

Brian wrote:Don't forget "Borat Returns".

To be followed next year by "Borat Rises."

And not to be confused with "Borat: The Musical" now showing on Broadway.


(Sorry, my friend. I couldn't resist. :] )
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Baron Cohen is the one thing in Les Miz I hated.
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Re: Top Movies of 2012

Postby Halfmiler2 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:27 pm

I liked Avengers, Argo, Life of Pi, and The Hobbit.

Also, enjoyed seeing 3-D re-issues of Wall-ie and Raiders of the Lost Ark.

I see quite a few animated films with my two sons but thought it a weak year in that department - although Rise of the Guardians and Hotel Transylvania had their moments.
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Re: Top Movies of 2012

Postby Vault-emort » Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:28 pm

The Top Ten I've seen in 2012

01 The Avengers
02 Skyfall
03 The Dark Knight Rises
04 Magic Mike
05 The Hobbit
06 The Hunter (worldwide release in 2012 but a 2011 Aussie movie)
07 Cloud Atlas (probably need to see it again to determine exactly what I think...)
08 The Amazing Spider-Man
09 The Sapphires
10 A Royal Affair
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Re: Top Movies of 2012

Postby Flumpy » Sat Jan 05, 2013 5:52 am

Marlow wrote:Ha! But you have to proud of me that The Intouchables made my list, no? Nothing blowed up real good in it!


Incredibly enjoyable but cringy, corny and borderline racist.

Saw 'The Life of Pi' last night and loved it.

Hard to compare to 'Amour' as they are so totally different but they are battling for my top spot.
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Re: Top Movies of 2012

Postby Marlow » Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:25 am

There were three global $BILLION 2012 movies

Avengers
Dark Knight Rises
Skyfall


The Hobbit is well on its way to being 2013's first.
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Re: Top Movies of 2012

Postby Halfmiler2 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:03 pm

In the Box Office totals, The Hobbit is included in 2012, not 2013.
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Re: Top Movies of 2012

Postby Marlow » Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:03 pm

Halfmiler2 wrote:In the Box Office totals, The Hobbit is included in 2012, not 2013.

Literally, The Hobbit will be the first movie to make a billion dollars in 2013.
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Re: Top Movies of 2012

Postby Flumpy » Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:47 pm

Literally it will only be making about $300m of that $1 billion in 2013.

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Re: Top Movies of 2012

Postby Marlow » Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:52 pm

Flumpy wrote:Literally it will only be making about $300m of that $1 billion in 2013.
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What a fun game!
Literally, it will the be the first movie to break the $1B mark in 2013.
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Re: Top Movies of 2012

Postby JaceyCarter » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:21 pm

I think these are the best movies of 2012

The Avengers
The Dark Knight Rises
Skyfall
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Hobbit
Jack Reacher
This is 40
Life of Pi
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Re: Top Movies of 2012

Postby Per Andersen » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:28 pm

Marlow wrote:There were three global $BILLION 2012 movies

Avengers
Dark Knight Rises
Skyfall


The Hobbit is well on its way to being 2013's first.

I was in NYC recently and a guy I met claimed all the Superheroes live in NYC, under the Frick museum. Could this be true?
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Re: Top Movies of 2012

Postby Marlow » Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:55 am

Per Andersen wrote:a guy I met claimed all the Superheroes live in NYC, under the Frick museum. Could this be true?

Undoubtedly!! :twisted:
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Re: Top Movies of 2012

Postby 26mi235 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:45 pm

Brian wrote:Don't forget "Borat Returns".

To be followed next year by "Borat Rises."

And not to be confused with "Borat: The Musical" now showing on Broadway.


(Sorry, my friend. I couldn't resist. :] )
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Get a life, Brian
(Sorry, my friend, I couldn't resist, either.)


Hunger Games
The Hobbit
Brave
Life of Pi


As for mine, I have not seen many; I liked them all reasonably well. The one that I liked more than I expected was The Hunger Games.

I did not see it until this holiday season and had read all three books this fall. I was surprised at the number of things that I did not pick up on in the first book that were in the first movie (some put in without being mentioned, possibly).
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