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#1 mcgillnuck

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 11:55 PM

Overall I think it was a pretty great year for movies.

My top picks:
1. Beasts of the Southern Wild
2. Django Unchained
3. Cabin in the Woods
4. Cloud Atlas
5. The Raid: Redemption
6. Life of Pi
7. Moonrise Kingdom
8. Headhunters (really great Norwegian film you might not have heard of)
9. The Master
10. Prometheus (silly, but spectacular)


Movies that I still haven't seen that still might make the list: , L'Amour,Paranorman, Seven Psychopaths

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 11:56 PM

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i've heard of exactly 3 movies on your top 10 list.
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 12:09 AM

My List...
1. Life of Pi
2. Argo
3. Les Miserables
4. Skyfall
5. The Hobbit
6. The Avengers
7. The Dark Knight Rises
8. Looper
9. Hunger Games
10. Cloud Atlas
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 12:37 AM

I personally only liked 3 of the movies in your list, and including the ones in the list of movies you haven't seen yet.

I think there's been better years for movies, especially since nothing "wowed" me this year.
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 01:09 AM

i've heard of exactly 3 movies on your top 10 list.


jesus, do you live under a rock, or just not watch movies?

anyway, i haven't seen nearly enough from this years "good" crop to have a top 10, but that'll change in the coming weeks. a good batch has just leaked, and i've got another week of freedom to get a lot of watching done.
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 01:30 AM

I personally only liked 3 6 of the movies in your list, and including the ones in the list of movies you haven't seen yet.

I think there's been better years for movies, especially since nothing "wowed" me this year.


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Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:49 AM

i've heard of exactly 3 movies on your top 10 list.


Then you either have a totally different taste in movies than I do, in which case it'd be great if you posted your top 10. Or you're not really interested in movies, in which case why are you posting in this thread?

And only 3 is surprising. None of these are super-obscure arthouse films. Some of those were tentpole summer flicks, and most of the others had a lot of hype around them.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 03:05 AM

I put Dark Knight Rises as No. 3.
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 03:15 AM

Overall I think it was a pretty great year for movies.

My top picks:
1. Beasts of the Southern Wild
2. Cabin in the Woods
3. Cloud Atlas
4. The Raid: Redemption
5. Moonrise Kingdom
6. Headhunters (really great Norwegian film you might not have heard of)
7. The Master
8. Prometheus (silly, but spectacular)
9. The Dark Knight Rises (didn't live up to expectations, but still great)
10. The Avengers (overrated, but that last 1/3rd is fantastic)



Movies that I still haven't seen that still might make the list: Django Unchained, Zero Dark Thirty, The Imposter, L'Amour, Killer Joe, Compliance, Argo, Life of Pi, Wreck-it-Ralph


I'm hearing Life of Pi will easily take number 1 spot for anyone. Personally, not big on movies but what the hell.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 03:17 AM

Cabin in the Woods??? REEEEEALLY?

Still really looking forward to Django Unchained and Zero Dark Thirty, but my fave so far this year is Argo

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 03:36 AM

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:17 AM

Lol^....no love for Ted?
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:56 AM

Don't bother with the theatre much, and not even DL-ing much since I got Netflix.

Really want to see a lot of these movies (eventually), so here are my top 10 "want to see":

1. Beasts of the Southern Wild
2. Skyfall
3. Life of Pi
4. Argo
5. Looper
6. Lincoln
7. Zero Dark Thirty
8. The Master
9. Cloud Atlas
10. Bernie

As for what I have seen, most of it was underwhelming. Had high hopes for Dark Knight Rises, and Moonrise Kingdom, (I'm a big fan of both directors), but found them disappointing.
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:13 AM

1. The Hobbit
2. Avengers
3. Hunger Games
4. Cloud Atlas
5. Batman: Dark Knight Rises
6. Flight
7. Amazing Spider-Man
8. Argo
9. Looper
10. Red Dawn

Some others I liked that I wouldn't have placed in the top 10:

American Reunion, Bourne Legacy, Ice Age: Continental Drift, Snow White and the Huntsman, The Dictator, and Underworld: Awakening.
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 01:20 PM

My wife and I spoke about this a few days ago, this year seems to be a blur. Most critically acclaimed films (ie: Argo, Silver Linings Playbook, The Master) we won't bother seeing in theatres as it costs too much and takes up too much time. We did see Looper, Hobbit, TDKR, Avengers, Skyfall, and Breaking Dawn (thanks wife) in theatres, all the rest we will just wait.

That said, out of all the new films I saw, my top 2 would have to be Looper and The Hobbit.
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 01:52 PM

totally baffled by this Looper praise
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 01:57 PM

totally baffled by this Looper praise


Well again, I haven't seen a lot of the films that, to me, aren't worth seeing in theatres (Argo, Lincoln, The Master). Though terrific films, I'm sure, I can wait till they are on Netflix to see them (still haven't seen The Artist yet).On to Looper, though. It wasn't a 10/10, but it was certainly better than the majority of films that came out this year. I haven't seen Alex Cross (an example of a terrible film), but majority of films released in theatre are forgettable or terrible. Looper was enjoyable.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:05 PM

You say the Avengers is overrated.... but is in your top 10 films.

You need to see more movies.... as it seems like you just listed all the artsy films you saw, and then the ones you liked because you like blockbusters.
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:05 PM

yeah my comment was dumb. Looper was like a cross between sci fi and film noir, neither genre i'm particularly fond of except in specific, almost random, cases. so i guess the movie just doesn't appeal to me

it certainly was unique, though
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:13 PM

yeah my comment was dumb. Looper was like a cross between sci fi and film noir, neither genre i'm particularly fond of except in specific, almost random, cases. so i guess the movie just doesn't appeal to me

it certainly was unique, though


And that's exactly what I liked about it, it tried something new. They could have played it safe and ramped up the action, but they didn't. Not the same, but it sort of reminded me of Source Code.
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:30 PM

Action Groaners: Haywire, Safehouse

Depress-Fests: The Grey

Dismissed as crap, but thought it was a'ight when watching: Chronicle, Hunger Games, Safe, Snow White and the Huntsman, Ted

About as good as i thought it would be: Act of Valor, The Lorax, Goon, The Three Stooges, Pirates Band of Misfits, Chernobyl Diaries, Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter,

No interest in seeing in my lifetime: Project X, 21 Jumpstreet, American Reunion, Dark Shadows, The Dictator, That's My Boy, Expendables 2, Frankenweenie,

Over-the-top Sci-Fi BS that could've been better: John Carter, Prometheus, Battleship

Sequel that probably shouldn't have been done: Wrath of the Titans, Madagascar 3, Bourne Legacy

Boring drama that was 'critically acclaimed': Jeff Who Lives at Home

Brutal movie starring a past-prime actress: Mirror Mirror

Blockbuster that came through: Avengers, Dark Knight Rises

Reboot that wasn't really needed: Amazing Spiderman

Haven't Seen Yet, No real urgency either: Men in Black 3, Rock of Ages, Savages, Dredd, Looper, Taken 2, Total Recall, Red Dawn

Sadly, still Haven't seen yet: Skyfall, Hobbit, Life of Pi


Guess i'm going to reserve final rankings until i actually see some of the supposedly really good ones, but Ted scored surprisingly high for me. It was visually sunning, but Prometheus was a disappointment, overall. Avengers and Dark Knight Rises were formulaic. (Avengers, Battleship, X-Men First Class and Transformers 3 used the same setting.) Like i said, i've yet to see Skyfall or the Hobbit.
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:36 PM

Action Groaners: Haywire, Safehouse

Depress-Fests: The Grey

Dismissed as crap, but thought it was a'ight when watching: Chronicle, Hunger Games, Safe, Snow White and the Huntsman, Ted

About as good as i thought it would be: Act of Valor, The Lorax, Goon, The Three Stooges, Pirates Band of Misfits, Chernobyl Diaries, Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter,

No interest in seeing in my lifetime: Project X, 21 Jumpstreet, American Reunion, Dark Shadows, The Dictator, That's My Boy, Expendables 2, Frankenweenie,

Over-the-top Sci-Fi BS that could've been better: John Carter, Prometheus, Battleship

Sequel that probably shouldn't have been done: Wrath of the Titans, Madagascar 3, Bourne Legacy

Boring drama that was 'critically acclaimed': Jeff Who Lives at Home

Brutal movie starring a past-prime actress: Mirror Mirror

Blockbuster that came through: Avengers, Dark Knight Rises

Reboot that wasn't really needed: Amazing Spiderman

Haven't Seen Yet, No real urgency either: Men in Black 3, Rock of Ages, Savages, Dredd, Looper, Taken 2, Total Recall, Red Dawn

Sadly, still Haven't seen yet: Skyfall, Hobbit, Life of Pi


Guess i'm going to reserve final rankings until i actually see some of the supposedly really good ones, but Ted scored surprisingly high for me. It was visually sunning, but Prometheus was a disappointment, overall. Avengers and Dark Knight Rises were formulaic. (Avengers, Battleship, X-Men First Class and Transformers 3 used the same setting.) Like i said, i've yet to see Skyfall or the Hobbit.


I had no interest in seeing 21 Jump Street.

But it was on Movie Channel one afternoon - so I PVR'd and watched it -- much better than I expected.
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:40 PM

Saw a lot of garbage this year...


The Hunger Games
Goon
Moonrise Kingdom
Prometheus
Rock of Ages
Ted
The Dark Knight Rises
The Watch
Total Recall
The Campaign
Lawless
Resident Evil: Retribution
Looper
Here Comes the Boom
Seven Psychopaths
Cloud Atlas
Skyfall
The Man with the Iron Fists
Wreck-It Ralph
Life of Pi
Red Dawn
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Top 5:
1) Cloud Atlas
2) Life Of Pi
3) Wreck-It Ralph
4) Moonrise Kingdom
5) Looper
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 06:09 PM

You say the Avengers is overrated.... but is in your top 10 films.

You need to see more movies.... as it seems like you just listed all the artsy films you saw, and then the ones you liked because you like blockbusters.


The Avengers has 92% on rotten tomatoes and is the 3rd highest grossing film of all time. And that's not even factoring in all the love it gets on the internet. I enjoyed it, but I also think it's overrated. Those ideas aren't mutually exclusive.

And if there's one thing I don't need to do, it's see more films. Shortlist of movies I saw this year which didn't make my list:
Skyfall, Looper, Queen of Versailles, Bernie, Safety Not Guaranteed, Miss Bala, Deep Blue Sea, Searching for Sugarman, The Hunger Games, 21 Jump Street, Chronicle, The Grey, Savages, Haywire, Wanderlust, Goon, Take This Waltz, Coriolanus

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:14 PM

Top 10 in no specific order

1. Dark Knight Rises
2. Avengers
3. Premium Rush
4. Prometheus
5. Chronicle

& honestly thats all I can remember off the top of my head.
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:21 PM

I'm kind of surprised people didn't feel as highly about Cloud Atlas as I did. It was really the only memorable movie this year that I'd watch again.

My list:

1. Cloud Atlas
2. Life of Pi
3. Looper
4. Dark Knight
5. Hobbit

I can't even recall what else I watched but I'm sure I did. I thought outside of Cloud Atlas it was a weak year for movies.
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:44 PM

Anyone who puts Avengers in their list should be imprisoned for life.

God awful movie.

I haven't seen Django Unchained yet but I have to say it would definitely be in there knowing Quentin Tarantino.
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:47 PM

Skyfall nothing esle is good
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 10:16 PM

1. Moonrise kingdom
2. Life of pi
3. Dark night rises
4. ted


The rest wasnt that good.

Hobbit was awful.
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 10:42 PM

I'm kind of surprised people didn't feel as highly about Cloud Atlas as I did. It was really the only memorable movie this year that I'd watch again.


I had Cloud Atlas as my number one before I even sat down to think about all the movies I had seen this year.
The movie took a huge risk and, I think, it paid off bigtime.

Edit: Now that I look at Wikipedia, it didn't pay off bigtime financially. That's disappointing.

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