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Time to Man Up and Make a List: Your 2012 Top 10 (no hurry) 
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There are some memorable moments in There Will Be Blood, but although I certainly don't agree with everything Armond White says, his comment of "faux epic" does hold some weight

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NotHughGrant wrote:
I'm greatly looking forward to watching Moonrise Kingdom.

To be honest I'm not actually looking forward to The Master. I can't shake the feeling that it will be bloated in the same way There Will be Blood was.

The process of the latter was - take a subject you have interest in; hire a great actor; and strain damn hard to make it into a kind of self-conscious epic, and hope people will accept it as thus. I feared The Master would recycle this method and some of the reviews I've read validate said fears.


Guess what movie was #1 on my list of the best films of the past decade.


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The Ugly Truth?

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I already posted this elsewhere, but here it is again, with one addition (and perhaps more in the future). Here's the list of new releases I saw this year and where they fit in my estimation.


TOP TIER

Moonrise Kingdom
Looper
Lincoln
Django Unchained


UPPER-MID TIER

Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory
The Amazing Spider-Man
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (Part 1)
Skyfall
Zero Dark Thirty
Jiro Dreams of Sushi


MID TIER

John Carter
Prometheus


LOWER-MID TIER

Magic Mike


BOTTOM TIER

Cabin in the Woods


SPECIAL CONSIDERATION TIER

Louis CK: Live at the Beacon Theater
RiffTrax Live - Manos: The Hands of Fate

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Ken wrote:
LOWER-MID TIER

Magic Mike


Am I the only one who though this was Soderbergh's best film in years?

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Probably not. I think the movie is generally well-liked... just not by me.

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I've now finalized my Top 10 for 2011, so that will have to do:

Honorable Mention: "Win-Win," "The Adjustment Bureau," "The Future," "Killer Joe"

10. "Restless"
9. "Hanna"
8. "Hugo"
7. "The Ides of March"
6. "Jeff, Who Lives at Home"
5. "Midnight in Paris"
4. "Shame"
3. "Drive"
2. "Melancholia"
1. "Take Shelter"

And just for the hell of it, here's a temporary Top 5 for 2012:

5. (tie) "Beasts of the Southern Wild," "Safety Not Guaranteed"
4. "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
3. "Silver Linings Playbook"
2. "The Master"
1. "Moonrise Kingdom"


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unwindfilms wrote:
    1) Skyfall
    2) The Avengers 3D
    3) Argo
    4) Les Miserables
    5) The Intouchables
    6) Looper
    7) Life of Pi 3D
    8) Moonrise Kingdom
    9) Prometheus 3D
    10) The Hunger Games

Glad to see I wasn't the only one (well, and J.B.) to appreciate Intouchables. Definitely the giddiest I was leaving a theater in 2012. Except maybe Avengers.


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Top 10 as of now. Still need to see Django, ZDT, SLP, Lincoln and The Master (among others). Holiday catch-up required.

1. Skyfall
2. Chronicle
3. Looper
4. The Avengers
5. The Intouchables
6. The Cabin in the Woods
7. Headhunters
8. End of Watch
9. Wreck-It Ralph
10. Argo

HM: ParaNorman, Killer Joe

Bottom 10:

10. Think Like a Man
9. 100 Words
8. Lovely Molly
7. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
6. The Three Stooges
5. The Cold Light of Day
4. Resident Evil: Retribution
3. The Apparition
2. House at the End of the Street
1. The Devil Inside


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Glad to see I wasn't the only one (well, and J.B.) to appreciate Intouchables. Definitely the giddiest I was leaving a theater in 2012. Except maybe Avengers.


I read somewhere that Harvey Weinstein wants to make an English version and already has Colin Firth to play the rich quadriplegic character and probably Chris Rock to play the live-in carer. I am not fan of remakes but this Weinstein's idea could be interesting :-)

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Ok:
01. Zero Dark Thirty
02. Argo
03. The Perks of Being A Wallflower
04. Skyfall
05. Lincoln
06. The Grey
07. Looper
08. The Dark Knight Rises
09. Killer Joe
10. Flight


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Alright...I'll work on one Kunz. I hate making lists ranking shit. Since the beginning of Reelviews I think I've made one list and it was for our boy Mark, cuz I love the guy. I guess I'll make one for you, too.

For now I'll post what I've seen that was released last year and add to it as I get to watch more of them, then hopefully I can arrange them in some sort of order. Be warned, the amount watched is shit.

2012 Films Watched
The Secret World of Arrietty
The Lorax
Jiro Dreams of Sushi
21 Jump Street
The Lucky One
Moonrise Kingdom
Brave
Ted
Ice Age: Continental Drift
Wreck-It Ralph
This Is 40
Django Unchained

Bernie
Looper
Ruby Sparks
Compliance
The Grey

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ram1312 wrote:
Alright...I'll work on one Kunz. I hate making lists ranking shit. Since the beginning of Reelviews I think I've made one list and it was for our boy Mark, cuz I love the guy. I guess I'll make one for you, too.

For now I'll post what I've seen that was released last year and add to it as I get to watch more of them, then hopefully I can arrange them in some sort of order. Be warned, the amount watched is shit.

2012 Films Watched
The Secret World of Arrietty
The Lorax
Jiro Dreams of Sushi
21 Jump Street
The Lucky One
Moonrise Kingdom
Brave
Ted
Ice Age: Continental Drift
Wreck-It Ralph
This Is 40
Django Unchained


Which of these was the best?

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1. Looper
2. Searching for Sugar Man
3. The Master
4. Beasts of the Southern Wild
5. Django Unchained
6. Life of Pi
7. Zero Dark Thirty
8. The Impossible
9. Cloud Atlas
10. Silver Linings Playbook

Honorable Mentions: Arbitrage, Argo, Killer Joe, and Moonrise Kingdom

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H.I. McDonough wrote:
And just for the hell of it, here's a temporary Top 5 for 2012:

5. (tie) "Beasts of the Southern Wild," "Safety Not Guaranteed"
4. "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
3. "Silver Linings Playbook"
2. "The Master"
1. "Moonrise Kingdom"

If you twisted my arm, I'd probably put Moonrise Kingdom at #1 as well.

It's funny, because pretty much everything else in the upper tiers of my list is fanboy fodder in one way or another.

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First up, honorable mentions:

Moonrise Kingdom, Bully, Les Miserables, Skyfall, Flight and Lawless

Zero Dark Thirty and The Master both fall into the category of "Will have to watch more than once" to determine where they stand.

On to the list:

10: The Avengers. Not the best film of 2012. But the best blockbuster and a great example of popcorn entertainemnt done right.

9: The Dark Knight Rises. Tainted by tragedy at the time, this is one good way to end a trilogy after obvious clunkers like Alien 3and Shrek The Third.

8: Beasts Of The Southern Wild. A brilliant mix of fantasy and drama. It bests the other contender for its spot: Moonrise Kingdom.

7: Bernie. This dark comedy from Richard Linklater is one that's stuck in my mind since I saw it back in late May. That's a good sign right there. Like another one we shall get to shrtly, this one got overlooked by much of the general public. But those who saw it enjoyed the dark humor.

6: Killing Them Softly. A box office bomb despite receiving a good response from critics. Andrew Dominik's 2008 set gangster picture is like Reservoir Dogs in that it presents wits punctuated by bursts of bloody violence and of certain Scorsese pictures in its theme of guilt and redemption. But it manages to stand on its own. None too subtle in its condemnation of the thinking that got us into the financial mess that's plagued us over the last 4 years. But not preachy either.

5: Silver Linings Playbook. Spares us the Saline Dion esque mawkish muck of so many rom-coms. David O Russell gives su the best one we've had ina while by offering real humor and great characterization. Jennifer Lawrence is fantastic in her role.

4: Lincoln. Daniel Day-Lewis does here what Denzel Washington did as Malcolm X. He becomes Lincoln. You forget you are watching acting. Not to be overlooked is Tommy Lee Jones in a fantastic performance as well. Spielberg ably reigns the story in in his direction and keeps it from getting unwieldy.

3: Django Unchained. Tarantino pulls it off again. Fantastic performances all around.

2: Argo. Maybe not the best film of 2012. But the most memorable. Ben Affleck proves that he's a very good actor turned director (as if his previous two efforts haven't already shown it). Affleck's also good in the lead role. But the show is stolen by John Goodman and Alan Arkin. Even the attempt to inject traditional thriller elements in during the films climax doesn't hurt it.

1: Looper. The leading film of 2012 that wasn't like anything else and also the best one.

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1. Perfect Sense
2. Zero Dark Thirty
3. The Master
4. Cloud Atlas
5. Django Unchained
6. Lincoln
7. Arbitrage
8. The Impossible
9. Moonrise Kingdom
10. Beasts of the Southern Wild


Honorable Mention:
The Grey
Bernie
Life of Pi

Very good year for films. Moonrise Kingdom...Jesus Christ a Wes Anderson movie cracks my Top 10

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I amended my list slightly. Barring a spontaneous change of mind, I probably won't mess with it again.

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1. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
2. Lincoln
3. Skyfall
4. Argo
5. The Dark Knight Rises
6. The Avengers
7. Looper
8. Moonrise Kingdom
9. Django Unchained
10. Les Miserables


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1) Argo
2) Lincoln
3) The Perks of Being a Wallflower
4) Silver Linings Playbook
5) Les Miserables
6) Beasts of the Southern Wild
7) Rise of the Guardians
8) ParaNorman
9) Life of Pi
10) Skyfall
11) Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
12) Wreck-It Ralph
13) Django Unchained
14) The Hunger Games
15) The Avengers
16) Cowgirls N Angels
17) Katy Perry Part of Me
18) Zero Dark Thirty
19) The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
20) Frankenweenie

The top 6 can be rearranged without warning. And yes, I do prefer "Frankenweenie" to "The Master."

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