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Initial post: Dec 18, 2012 11:56:18 AM PST
El Emmarino says:
Since the new year is almost upon us, I think it's time for a recap. Of the movies you watched during 2012, which were your favorites?

My favorites include...

Documentary: Cocaine Cowboys - Who doesn't love a good cocaine epidemic?

Horror/Comedy: Dead Snow - Three words... Evil Nazi Zombies.

Action/Sci-Fi: Looper It's a time travel movie... turn off your brain and just go with it. Seriously fantastic performance by Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

Crime/Drama: Miller's Crossing The Coen Brothers + warring mobs + John Turturro = 115 minutes of cinematic gold.

Black Comedy/Animation: Mary and Max - So weird... in the good way. Absolutely adore Phillip Seymour Hoffman.

Posted on Dec 18, 2012 12:29:00 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 18, 2012 12:30:03 PM PST
Rock~N~Rolla says:
I haven't been able to get out to the movies as much as I would have liked to this year so I've still got a lot of catching up to do, but of the movies that I did go to see, or have rented out, these are my favorites of the year so far...

The Avengers
Men in Black 3
The Amazing Spider-Man
Dredd
Resident Evil: Retribution
Wreck-It Ralph
21 Jump Street
Snow White and the Huntsman
John Carter
The Expendables 2
The Three Stooges
Star Wars Episode 1 3D
Underworld: Awakening

Movies that I still want to see are The Hobbit, Looper, Lincoln, The Man with the Iron Fists, Total Recall, The Dark Knight Rises, Prometheus, Dark Shadows, The Cabin in the Woods, Iron Sky, Cloud Atlas; and I'm sure more than a few others that are not coming to mind right now. It's been a busy year for movies.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 1:08:29 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 18, 2012 1:11:14 PM PST
A busy year for movies? I think this has been one of the worst years ever. Guess I am too old because they all seem too juvenile.

I have read the Hobbit at least 3 times, really have no desire to see it.
The last 2 movies I saw in the theater were John Carter [so so] and Prometheus [good enough]. Have The Three Stooges and Marigold at home still to watch. Jus not much worth watching to me. Might see Lincoln for Christmas. I want to see Savages too.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 1:09:45 PM PST
Miller's Crossing is an old movie. Should not count for 2012.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 1:14:33 PM PST
El Emmarino says:
Sure it counts. It's a list of movies you *watched* during 2012. Doesn't necessarily mean movies that were released in 2012.

BTW, nice to see you again Architect.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 1:20:10 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 18, 2012 1:20:58 PM PST
Films released this year with my rating:

Argo: 10/10
Moonrise Kingdom: 9/10
Looper: 7.5/10
The Dark Knight Rises: 5/10
The Hobbit: 6/10
Wreck-It Ralph: 6/10
Ted: 6.5/10
The Dictator: 5/10

Films I intend to see:

Lincoln
Zero Dark Thirty
Skyfall (maybe?)

Sadly, not too much I liked this year...

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 1:20:59 PM PST
Emma? Did not recognize you. Did you just now watch Millers because of the cult game?

I have seen too many movies this year to remember what older ones I have seen. But I probably found most of them better than the new ones.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 1:22:12 PM PST
Rock~N~Rolla says:
Most movies this year seem too juvenile for your tastes, but yet you have The Three Stooges waiting to be watched? It doesn't get much more juvenile than the Three Stooges. I still laughed my ass off watching it though.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 1:31:44 PM PST
Pastor has reminded me that a lot of movies just came out, like Les Mis, This Is 40 and Zero Dark 30. I will probably watch those too. Quartet, Parental Guidence, Promissed Land, maybe.

I do not like Danny Craig, but I will watch Skyfall too at some point, just because it is Bond. I thought Cowboys and Aliens was dumb. Django looks dumb.

Posted on Dec 18, 2012 1:32:27 PM PST
Allie says:
Has anyone seen the movie about Hitchcock?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 1:32:54 PM PST
I knew somone would pick up on that after I wrote it. But it is not for me, it is for that significant other.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 1:37:38 PM PST
El Emmarino says:
Yep, its lil' old EMMA. Actually I first watched Miller's last spring/summer due to the Coen poll. Speaking of the cult game... I should have listed `Fahrenheit 451'. That was probably my favorite *surprise* of the year.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 1:40:13 PM PST
El Emmarino says:
Muppets, nice call on the 'Moonrise Kingdom'. Can't believe I forgot about that one. Shame on me!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 1:41:48 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 18, 2012 1:42:09 PM PST
Yes, shame on you! No MLT (mutton, lettuce, and tomato sandwich) for you!

;)

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 1:45:07 PM PST
El Emmarino says:
Dang it! And I just bet the mutton was all nice and lean too.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 1:59:30 PM PST
My list is growing. Playing For Keeps and the new Brad Spit might be good too.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 22, 2012 1:25:03 PM PST
Oz le Fou says:
It's been a big year for me in terms of number of movies watched, but for movies released this year, it's been the smallest year imaginable. My favorite "first-time watches" from this year are.....

Death in the Garden (Luis Buñuel)
The Diary of a Chambermaid (Luis Buñuel)
L'Avventura (Michelangelo Antonioni)
Thieves Like Us (Robert Altman)
Young and Innocent (Alfred Hitchcock)
The Birdman of Alcatraz (John Frankenheimer)
The Swimmer (Perry-Pollack)
Modern Romance (Albert Brooks)
Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World (A. Brooks)
The Day the Earth Stood Still (Robert Wise)
The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton)
if.....(Lindsay Anderson)
Matewan (John Sayles)
Alice in the Cities (Wim Wenders)
Apu Trilogy (Satyajit Ray)
The Squid and the Whale (Noah Baumbach)
Metropolitan (Whit Stillman)
8 1/2 (Federico Fellini)
Le Samourai (Jean-Pierre Melville)
Le Deuxième Souffle (Jean-Pierre Melville)
Somewhere in Time (Jeannot Szwarc)
Killer of Sheep (Charles Burnett)
Barren Lives (Nelson Pereira dos Santos)
Breathless (Jean-Luc Godard)
Sullivan's Travels (Preston Sturges)
Vampyr (Carl Theodor Dreyer)
High and Low (Akira Kurosawa)
Night and Fog (Alain Resnais)
The Sun Shines Bright (John Ford)

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 22, 2012 3:08:35 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 22, 2012 3:09:57 PM PST
J. Baker says:
That's some list there. I envy your being able to see all those for the first time. I wish I had as rich a bounty to discover this last year.

Of my first-watches this year, the ones that still hold strongest in memory are Sautet's 'Vincent, François, Paul and the Others' (1974); Davies's 'The Deep Blue Sea' (2011); Pialat's 'We Won't Grow Old Together' (1972);
Duras's 'Le Camion'; Stillman's 'Damsels in Distress' (2012); Demy's 'Une Chambre en Ville';
Ford's 'Judge Priest' (1934 -- later remade as 'The Sun Shines Bright'!); Berri's 'Je vous Aime'; Noyce's 'Newsfront';
the Dardenne brothers' 'The Kid with a Bike' (2011); Hermosillo's 'Naufragio / Nostromo'; Wes Anderson's 'Moonrise Kingdom'; Daniel Pietrie's 'Buster and Billie' and 'Sybil'.

Posted on Dec 30, 2012 7:08:22 AM PST
Mike B. says:
15 new movies I liked in 2012:

1) Life Of Pi
2) Django Unchained
3) The Avengers
4) The Amazing Spider-Man
5) Wrath Of The Titans
6) Beasts Of The Southern Wild
7) Wreck-It Ralph
8) Lincoln
9) Looper
10) The Three Stooges
11) Premium Rush
12) Hit And Run
13) Argo
14) Skyfall
15) Les Miserables
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