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Re: Favorite Films of 2012

Postby ellie-jessie-eve » Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:58 am

thedriveintheatre wrote:Skyfall, go watch Skyfall! :D The Hobbit's not too bad, either, but don't drink beforehand or you're gonna suffer/miss some parts! And I watched Les Mis yesterday, I might write a review time permitting.


Still need to! I saw the Hobbit today, I liked it but it isn't in my top 5.

Flame of Awesomeness wrote:I really want to see Les Miserables and Skyfall too! The Hobbit looks ok, but I think I'll give it a miss because I'm not really into Lotr and it's related movies/books.


Oh do see Les Mis! I'm not the biggest LOTR fan, but I liked the Hobbit a lot!

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So here's my updated list!

1. Lincoln
2. The Avengers
3. Les Miserables
4. Wreck it Ralph
5. The Dark Knight Rises

Other movies I enjoyed a lot, but didn't make the cut, were The Hobbit, The Lorax and Brave.
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Re: Favorite Films of 2012

Postby Flame of Awesomeness » Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:40 am

I saw Les Miserables. It. Was. Awesome.
Sure, it had it's faults. Some of these faults were pretty big in my opinion. But when the movie was good, it was perfection. Anne Hathaway was astounding. She was really incredible. I'm not going into detail now, but if you haven't seen it, go. Get up, run to your cinema and see it. Out of money? Steal from an old lady; I don't care! Just. See. It.
I don't know what this does to my list, but I think it probably knocks Wreck-It Ralph down to third place and ties with Brave at second.
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Re: Favorite Films of 2012

Postby K9Girl » Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:15 pm

I saw 4 movies that came out in 2012.

1. Wreck-It Ralph
2. Brave
3. Avengers
4. The Lorax
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Re: Favorite Films of 2012

Postby thedriveintheatre » Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:16 pm

Flame of Awesomeness: I'm so glad you watched Les Mis, Hathaway's solo was worth the price of admission alone! If you got some spare dough and you're a Bond fan, go see Skyfall on a matinee (I didn't mind forking out for an IMAX ticket even though I saw it for free at the Singapore gala premiere, so that's how good his 23rd adventure was for me). You can read my review on my Tumblr (minor spoilers). ;) *end plug*

Leirin: I was so P-O that I missed Weenie in cinemas! It was pulled from screens barely three weeks after its debut, probably due to poor audience showing. :sad:

If it's any consolation, the entertainment editor at my newspaper passed me the goodie bag that was meant to be given to the film critic who reviewed it, and I got a T-shirt of Weenie, among other things! *end ramble*

EJE: I don't think The Hobbit will make my top five, either. Also disappointed I missed on The Lorax in cinemas, but I was in a transitioning period from Oz to Sing for my new job, so I didn't have the time to go see it.

K9Girl: Yay, another wrecker/wreckling! High-five... very niiice... I liiike!!! :D
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Re: Favorite Films of 2012

Postby Flame of Awesomeness » Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:38 pm

Glad you agree, TDIT. I would've really wanted to see Skyfall, but my best friend sent me a text after he saw it, thinking I had seen it already. It was spoileriffic. My eyes burned with hatred and the crushed hopes of a 14 year old film buff who really wanted to enjoy a James Bond film again.
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Re: Favorite Films of 2012

Postby thedriveintheatre » Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:44 pm

Well, I've had plot points in other movies spoiled for me before, and that didn't make them any less powerful when I saw them for the first time (although yeah, I do go in with the knowledge that they were going to happen).

I still recommend you go see it in theatres, if only for the excellent pre-title chase in Istanbul and the gorgeous Adele opening-credits sequence, which deserve to be seen on the big screen. The rest of the movie's more quiet and intimate before the very noisy climax, but really, it's just a great Bond movie period. And if you know your Bond films, there are a lot of hidden references to look out for that I bet your friends hasn't spoiled yet. But if you do miss it it in cinemas, it's definitely worth a rental, imho.
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Re: Favorite Films of 2012

Postby Flame of Awesomeness » Wed Jan 02, 2013 6:04 pm

Sorry, but I can't stand spoiled plot points. :D . It's just a 'me' thing.
Make no mistake, I will see it. I wouldn't ever miss out on a film like that. It just won't be in the cinema.
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Re: Favorite Films of 2012

Postby theoutsider1983 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:02 pm

With a few exceptions, 2012 was all about the small independent movies for me. Those are the ones that made a lasting impression on me, outside of my first two choices. The first two on my list is my top favorites of 2012. The rest are in no particular order.

1. Django Unchained
2. End of Watch
3. Safety Not Guaranteed
4. Searching For Sugarman
5. The Amazing Spider-Man
6. Wreck It Ralph
7. Hotel Transylvania
8. The Best Exotic Hotel Marigold
9. Bernie
10.Life of Pi
11.The Perks of Being a Wallflower
12.Liberal Arts
13.Beast of the Southern Wild
14.Looper
15.Cabin in the Woods
16.Indie Game: The Movie

Due to money issues, I missed out on these movies, but I'm looking forward to seeing them this year, and some could end up on my favorite list.
-The Sessions
-Frank & Me
-Frankenweenie
-Oslo
-Les Miserables
-The Impossible
-Lincoln
-Silver Linings Playbook
-Flight
-Rust and Bone
-Seven Psychopaths
-Cloud Atlas
-Zero Dark Thirty
-The Central Park Five
-We Need to Talk About Kevin
-Lawless

I know we're talking about 2012 movies, but I just wanna say that my most anticipated movie of 2013 is Before Midnight! The first two movies are in my top ten off all time. They both embody something that I love to see in movies, and read in books. Two strangers getting together, having a connection, and just talking about love, religion, art, life...etc. I've always loved moments like that in books and movies. When I saw Before Sunset and Before Sunrise at the beginning of last year for the first time, it was pure bliss the whole time. Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke have amazing chemistry together!
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Re: Favorite Films of 2012

Postby thedriveintheatre » Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:46 am

I really want to watch Django Unchained, if only because I'm a fan of history and parodies. And with Tarantino's revionist style, and Jamie, Chris, Sam and Leo in the same movie, what's not to love?

And also partly cos of these fan trailers.

Too bad it's only coming out in March here. Lincoln, Cloud Atlas and Zero Dark Thirty are also getting spring releases here.

Indie Game: The Movie looks intriguing. I think Mygames19 or Aerostarmonk would get a kick out of that.

On another note, there's a 12.30pm matinee screening of Rise of the Guardians at one cinema in Singapore tomorrow, so I might go catch it before it disappears from screens here.

I'ma be posting my top ten list on Tumblr when I get down to writing it tomorrow on my off day, so look out for it. I'll only be covering 2012 films that I watched in that calendar year, but trust me, I saw a lot in cinemas last year, so it'll be quite extensive! :P
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Re: Favorite Films of 2012

Postby Leirin » Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:53 am

K9Girl wrote:I saw 4 movies that came out in 2012.

1. Wreck-It Ralph
2. Brave
3. Avengers
4. The Lorax


Very nice! :D
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Re: Favorite Films of 2012

Postby pixarmilan » Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:35 am

My top 5:

1. The Amazing Spider-Man
2. Brave
3. Madagascar 3
4. The Hunger Games
5. The Grey.
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Re: Favorite Films of 2012

Postby K9Girl » Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:22 am

Update. I have now seen 5 films that came out in 2012. 8D

1. Wreck-It Ralph
2. Brave
3. Rise of the Guardians
4. The Avengers
5. The Lorax
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Re: Favorite Films of 2012

Postby Ballboi » Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:25 am

Saw about 25 or so films last year.

1. The Avengers
2. The Dark Knight Rises
3. Wreck-It Ralph
4. The Hunger Games
5. The Secret World of Arriety

Some honorable mentions include Brave, Chronicle, and The Amazing Spider-Man.
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Re: Favorite Films of 2012

Postby Leirin » Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:08 pm

^^Both great lists! :D Finally someone else who has seen Arrietty! :) I just got the DVD for Christmas, need to watch it....
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Re: Favorite Films of 2012

Postby ellie-jessie-eve » Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:58 am

Flame of Awesomeness wrote:I saw Les Miserables. It. Was. Awesome.


I am so happy that you enjoyed it! I've been a fan of the musical for years, and have seen many productions. I think that generally people are giving it more of a harsh time than it deserved. Of course, the stage singers were more enjoyable than the ones in the movie. I'd pick Lea Salonga over Anne Hathaway any day.

But for what the actors had to live up to, they did splendidly.

Ballboi & pixarmilan : Oh yes, Spiderman! I agree. Nice film, but not in the top 5. I see you're a big fan of le superheroes, Ballboi!

K9girl: Yay! 5 is plenty enough for list making purposes!

theoutsider: You've seen a large array of films! I still need to see Django!
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