Movies I looked forward to in 2012by fatpie42 | created - 16 Oct 2011 | updated - 22 Jan 2013 | Public
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1. Puncture (2011)
R | 100 min | Biography, Drama
A David and Goliath law drama about a drug-addicted lawyer who takes on a health supply corporation while battling his own personal demons.
Votes: 20,491 | Gross: $0.07M
??? (23/09/11 - USA)
2. Bellflower (2011)
R | 106 min | Action, Drama, Romance
Two friends spend all their free time building flame-throwers and weapons of mass destruction in hopes that a global apocalypse will occur and clear the runway for their imaginary gang "Mother Medusa".
Votes: 7,081 | Gross: $0.17M
??? (21/03/12 - France)
3. Extraterrestre (2011)
Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Everyone knows what to do if one morning the sky would be absolutely full of UFOs: run as fast as you can. However, what would happen if the invasion started while you are in the flat of the girl of your dreams, the one you have just met?
??? (23/03/12 - Spain)
4. Ninjas vs. Monsters (2012)
Unrated | 90 min | Action, Comedy, Horror
In this final installment, the Ninjas and their friends find themselves pitted against the most evil and memorable monsters of them all - Dracula, Frankenstein, the Mummy, the Werewolf, and... See full summary »
5. Haywire (2011)
R | 93 min | Action, Thriller
A black ops super soldier seeks payback after she is betrayed and set up during a mission.
Votes: 76,064 | Gross: $18.94M
18/01/12 - Rented it. Loved it.
6. Coriolanus (2011)
R | 123 min | Drama, Thriller, War
A banished hero of Rome allies with a sworn enemy to take his revenge on the city.
Votes: 28,472 | Gross: $0.76M
20/01/12 - Missed it. Rental.
7. Chronicle (2012)
PG-13 | 84 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
Three high school friends gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery underground. Soon they find their lives spinning out of control and their bond tested as they embrace their darker sides.
Votes: 218,930 | Gross: $64.58M
01/02/12 - Saw it. Loved it.
8. Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)
R | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Haunted by painful memories and increasing paranoia, a damaged woman struggles to re-assimilate with her family after fleeing an abusive cult.
Votes: 43,428 | Gross: $2.98M
03/02/12 - Rented It. Didn't like.
9. John Carter (2012)
PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Transported to Barsoom, a Civil War vet discovers a barren planet seemingly inhabited by 12-foot tall barbarians. Finding himself prisoner of these creatures, he escapes, only to encounter Woola and a princess in desperate need of a savior.
Votes: 226,964 | Gross: $73.08M
09/03/12 - Saw it. Didn't like.
10. The Hunger Games (2012)
PG-13 | 142 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games: a televised competition in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to fight to the death.
Votes: 757,465 | Gross: $408.01M
23/03/12 - Missed it. Rental.
11. The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
5 friends go for a break at a remote cabin, where they get more than they bargained for, discovering the truth behind the cabin in the woods.
Votes: 310,097 | Gross: $42.07M
13/04/12 - Saw it. Loved it.
12. Lockout (2012)
PG-13 | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A man wrongly convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage against the U.S. is offered his freedom if he can rescue the president's daughter from an outer space prison taken over by violent inmates.
Votes: 86,389 | Gross: $14.33M
20/04/12 - Rented it. Loved it.
13. The Avengers (2012)
PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are going to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity.
Votes: 1,080,603 | Gross: $623.36M
27/04/12 - Saw it. Loved it.
14. Iron Sky (2012)
R | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
The Nazis set up a secret base on the dark side of the moon in 1945 where they hide out and plan to return to power in 2018.
23/05/12 - Rented it. Loved it.
15. Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)
PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
In a twist to the fairy tale, the Huntsman ordered to take Snow White into the woods to be killed winds up becoming her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen.
Votes: 246,134 | Gross: $155.33M
01/06/12 - Rented it. Didn't like.
16. Prometheus (I) (2012)
R | 124 min | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Following clues to the origin of mankind, a team finds a structure on a distant moon, but they soon realize they are not alone.
Votes: 510,513 | Gross: $126.48M
01/06/12 - Saw it. Loved it.
17. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
After Peter Parker is bitten by a genetically altered spider, he gains newfound, spider-like powers and ventures out to solve the mystery of his parent's mysterious death.
Votes: 491,588 | Gross: $262.03M
04/07/12 - Saw it. Loved it.
18. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
PG-13 | 164 min | Action, Thriller
Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, Batman, with the help of the enigmatic Catwoman, is forced from his exile to save Gotham City, now on the edge of total annihilation, from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane.
Votes: 1,276,374 | Gross: $448.14M
20/07/12 - Saw it. Loved it.
19. Sound of My Voice (2011)
R | 85 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Two documentary filmmakers attempt to penetrate a cult who worships a woman who claims to be from the future.
Votes: 18,128 | Gross: $0.41M
03/08/12 - Rented it. Loved it.
20. [REC] 3: Genesis (2012)
R | 80 min | Horror, Thriller
A couple's wedding day turns horrific as some of the guests start showing signs of a strange illness.
Votes: 28,563 | Gross: $0.01M
Straight-to-DVD - Saw it. Loved it.
21. Brave (2012)
PG | 93 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse.
Votes: 308,321 | Gross: $237.28M
17/08/12 - Missed it. Rental.
22. ParaNorman (2012)
PG | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A misunderstood boy takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse.
Votes: 81,023 | Gross: $56.00M
14/09/12 - Missed it. Rental.
23. Dredd (2012)
R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
In a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop teams with a trainee to take down a gang that deals the reality-altering drug, SLO-MO.
Votes: 221,271 | Gross: $13.41M
21/09/12 - No showings in 2D available. Rental.
24. Looper (2012)
R | 113 min | Action, Crime, Drama
In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent into the past, where a hired gun awaits - someone like Joe - who one day learns the mob wants to 'close the loop' by sending back Joe's future self for assassination.
Votes: 469,391 | Gross: $66.49M
28/09/12 - Saw it. Loved it.
25. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Romance
An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world.
Votes: 394,010 | Gross: $17.74M
03/10/12 - Missed it. Rental.
26. Hotel Transylvania (2012)
PG | 91 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
Dracula, who operates a high-end resort away from the human world, goes into overprotective mode when a boy discovers the resort and falls for the count's teenaged daughter.
Votes: 184,499 | Gross: $148.31M
12/10/12 - Missed it. Rental.
27. Skyfall (2012)
PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
Bond's loyalty to M is tested when her past comes back to haunt her. When MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.
Votes: 562,844 | Gross: $304.36M
* 26/10/12 - Saw it. Loved it.
28. Silent Hill: Revelation (2012)
R | 95 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror
When her adoptive father disappears, Sharon Da Silva is drawn into a strange and terrifying alternate reality that holds answers to the horrific nightmares that have plagued her since childhood.
Votes: 53,877 | Gross: $17.53M
31/10/12 - Exceptionally poor reviews. Possibly still a rental.
29. Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
PG-13 | 93 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Faced with both her hot-tempered father's fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love.
Votes: 74,566 | Gross: $12.80M
19/10/12 - Missed it. Rental.
30. Argo (2012)
R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller
Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1979.
Votes: 500,071 | Gross: $136.03M
07/11/12 - Missed it. Rental.
31. Gambit (I) (2012)
PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy, Crime
An art curator decides to seek revenge on his abusive boss by conning him into buying a fake Monet, but his plan requires the help of an eccentric and unpredictable Texas rodeo queen.
21/11/12 - Very poor reviews. No longer interested.
32. Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
R | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.
Votes: 584,409 | Gross: $132.09M
21/11/12 - Missed it. Rental.
33. Seven Psychopaths (2012)
R | 110 min | Comedy, Crime
A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu.
Votes: 204,888 | Gross: $15.02M
*7/12/12 - Saw it. Loved it.
34. Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)
R | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Three magazine employees head out on an assignment to interview a guy who placed a classified advertisement seeking a companion for time travel.
Votes: 107,529 | Gross: $4.01M
* 26/12/12 - Saw it. Didn't like.
35. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
PG-13 | 169 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
A reluctant Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of dwarves to reclaim their mountain home, and the gold within it from the dragon Smaug.
Votes: 687,927 | Gross: $303.00M
14/12/12 - Saw it. Loved it.
36. Life of Pi (2012)
PG | 127 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger.
Votes: 492,409 | Gross: $124.99M
21/12/12 - Missed it. Rental? (Somewhat apathetic about this one.)