2012

The feature films and documentaries of 2012 I've seen, listed alphabetically.
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1.
The Act of Killing (2012 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A documentary which challenges former Indonesian death-squad leaders to reenact their mass-killings in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers. (115 mins.)
“ ??.1?.2013. Lillehammer kino
??.0?.2014. DVD in class
??.2?.2014. NUFF * Extended edition ” - jorgen_eg
 
2.
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
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. (136 mins.)
Director: Marc Webb
“ ??.0?.2012. Mandal kino *3D
??.0?.2013. Blu-ray ” - jorgen_eg
 
3.
Amour (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Georges and Anne are an octogenarian couple. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, also a musician, lives in Britain with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested. (127 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
“ Asker kino ” - jorgen_eg
 
4.
Anna Karenina (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
In late-19th-century Russian high society, St. Petersburg aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the dashing Count Alexei Vronsky. (129 mins.)
Director: Joe Wright
“ 27.08.2015. Blu-ray ” - jorgen_eg
 
5.
Argo (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
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 1980. (120 mins.)
Director: Ben Affleck
“ ??.0?.2013. Klingenberg kino ” - jorgen_eg
 
6.
The Avengers (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity. (143 mins.)
Director: Joss Whedon
“ 27.04.2012. Asker kino *3D
05.01.2012. Asker kino
??.0?.2012. Blu-ray
??.0?.2013. Blu-ray
01.02.2015. Blu-ray ” - jorgen_eg
 
7.
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
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. (93 mins.)
Director: Benh Zeitlin
“ ??.??.2012. Ringen kino ” - jorgen_eg
 
8.
Brave (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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. (93 mins.)
“ ??.08.2012. Sandvika kino *3D **Norwegian dialogue ” - jorgen_eg
 
9.
The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Elise and Didier fall in love at first sight, in spite of their differences. He talks, she listens. He's a romantic atheist, she's a religious realist. When their daughter becomes seriously ill, their love is put on trial. (111 mins.)
“ 28.02.2015. DVD ” - jorgen_eg
 
10.
Casa de mi Padre (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Scheming on a way to save their father's ranch, the Alvarez brothers find themselves in a war with Mexico's most feared drug lord. (84 mins.)
Director: Matt Piedmont
 
11.
Caesar Must Die (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Inmates at a high-security prison in Rome prepare for a public performance of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar." (77 mins.)
“ Cinemateket i Oslo ” - jorgen_eg
 
12.
Cloud Atlas (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution. (172 mins.)
“ 23.09.2015. DVD ” - jorgen_eg
 
13.
Cosmopolis (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
Riding across Manhattan in a stretch limo in order to get a haircut, a 28-year-old billionaire asset manager's day devolves into an odyssey with a cast of characters that start to tear his world apart. (109 mins.)
“ 22.05.2016. Netflix ” - jorgen_eg
 
14.
In the House (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A high school French teacher is drawn into a precocious student's increasingly transgressive story about his relationship with a friend's family. (105 mins.)
Director: François Ozon
“ Cinemateket i Oslo ” - jorgen_eg
 
15.
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, the Dark Knight, with the help of the enigmatic Selina, is forced from his imposed exile to save Gotham City, now on the edge of total annihilation, from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane. (164 mins.)
“ ??.0?.2012. Mandal kino
??.0?.2012. Asker kino
??.12.2012. Blu-ray ” - jorgen_eg
 
16.
Nowhere Home (2012 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
In 2009 the Norwegian government introduced new rules to enforce immigration. One was the rule for preliminary stay for sole minors under 18. Who's responsible for them? (93 mins.)
Director: Margreth Olin
“ ??.0?.2013. TV ” - jorgen_eg
 
17.
Django Unchained (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
With the help of a German bounty hunter , a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner. (165 mins.)
“ ??.0?.2013. Asker kino (?)
??.??.2013. Blu-ray ” - jorgen_eg
 
18.
The Last Sentence (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A story based on the life of journalist Torgny Segerstedt, who alerted the Swedish public to the threat of Fascism in the 1930s. (126 mins.)
Director: Jan Troell
“ ??.??.2013. Lillehammer kino ” - jorgen_eg
 
19.
Ernest & Celestine (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The story of an unlikely friendship between a bear, Ernest, and a young mouse named Celestine. (80 mins.)
“ ??.1?.2014. DVD * No subtitles ” - jorgen_eg
 
20.
Frances Ha (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A story that follows a New York woman (who doesn't really have an apartment), apprentices for a dance company (though she's not really a dancer), and throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their possibility dwindles. (86 mins.)
Director: Noah Baumbach
“ Cinemateket i Oslo ” - jorgen_eg
 
21.
Frankenweenie (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Young Victor conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life, only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences. (87 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
“ 31.10.2013. 3D Blu-ray ” - jorgen_eg
 
22.
Fuck Up (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Jack is pleased with himself. He has just decided to stop screwing anything with a pulse and cut back on his enthusiastic drug use... (96 mins.)
“ Blu-ray ” - jorgen_eg
 
23.
Hitchcock (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The relationship between Alfred Hitchcock and his wife Alma Reville during the filming of Psycho in 1959 is explored. (98 mins.)
Director: Sacha Gervasi
 
24.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
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. (169 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
“ 12.12.2012. Asker kino *HFR 3D
??.0?.2013. Blu-ray
08.09.2016. TV *As part of 2h17m fan edit of the trilogy ” - jorgen_eg
 
25.
Holy Motors (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
From dawn to dusk, a few hours in the shadowy life of a mystic man named Monsieur Oscar. (115 mins.)
Director: Leos Carax
 
26.
Hotel Transylvania (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
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 teen-aged daughter. (91 mins.)
 
27.
The Hunger Games (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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. (142 mins.)
Director: Gary Ross
“ ??.0?.2012. Asker kino ” - jorgen_eg
 
28.
Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Manny, Diego, and Sid embark upon another adventure after their continent is set adrift. Using an iceberg as a ship, they encounter sea creatures and battle pirates as they explore a new world. (88 mins.)
“ ??.0?.2012. Mandal kino

*3D
**Norwegian dialogue ” - jorgen_eg
 
29.
The Invisible War (2012 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
An investigative documentary about the epidemic of rape of soldiers within the US military. (93 mins.)
Director: Kirby Dick
“ 27.01.2015. Netflix ” - jorgen_eg
 
30.
The Hunt (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son's custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie. (115 mins.)
“ ??.0?.2013. Klingenberg kino
??.0?.2013. Cinemateket i Oslo
??.??.2014. Blu-ray ” - jorgen_eg
 
31.
The Orheim Company (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Jarle Klepp gets a message that forces his mind back to something he'd rather forgotten - his childhood with his father in Stavanger. When "Orheim" was his surname. (104 mins.)
Director: Arild Andresen
“ ??.??.201?. Blu-ray ” - jorgen_eg
 
32.
A Royal Affair (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A young queen, who is married to an insane king, falls secretly in love with her physician - and together they start a revolution that changes a nation forever. (137 mins.)
Director: Nikolaj Arcel
“ ??.??.2012. Asker kino
06.08.2015. Blu-ray ” - jorgen_eg
 
33.
Kon-Tiki (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Legendary explorer Thor Heyerdal's epic 4,300-mile crossing of the Pacific on a balsawood raft in 1947, in an effort to prove that it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times. (118 mins.)
“ ??.08.2012. Asker kino
??.??.2013. Blu-ray ” - jorgen_eg
 
34.
Laurence Anyways (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A drama that charts ten years in the relationship of a male-to-female transsexual's relationship with her lover. (168 mins.)
Director: Xavier Dolan
“ 19.03.2015. Blu-ray ” - jorgen_eg
 
35.
Life of Pi (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
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. (127 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
“ ??.0?.2013. Saga kino *3D ” - jorgen_eg
 
36.
Lincoln (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
As the War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves. (150 mins.)
“ ??.0?.2013. Colosseum kino ” - jorgen_eg
 
37.
Liv & Ingmar (2012 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The 42 year long relationship between legendary actress Liv Ullmann and master filmmaker Ingmar Bergman. (89 mins.)
Director: Dheeraj Akolkar
“ ??.??.2013. DVD ” - jorgen_eg
 
38.
Looper (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
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. (119 mins.)
Director: Rian Johnson
“ ??.1?.2012. Asker kino ” - jorgen_eg
 
39.
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple. Their journey takes them through Europe where they find the perfect cover: a traveling circus, which they reinvent - Madagascar style. (93 mins.)
“ ??.??.2012. Mandal kino *3D **Norwegian dialogue ” - jorgen_eg
 
40.
The Master (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A Naval veteran arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future - until he is tantalized by The Cause and its charismatic leader. (144 mins.)
“ ??.0?.2013. Asker kino ” - jorgen_eg
 
41.
Men in Black 3 (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Agent J travels in time to M.I.B.'s early days in 1969 to stop an alien from assassinating his friend Agent K and changing history. (106 mins.)
“ ??.0?.2012. Kristiansand kino ” - jorgen_eg
 
42.
The Almost Man (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
35 year old Henrik is to establish himself with a pregnant girlfriend in a new apartment and start a new job. But he has some rather childish childhood friends, and is Henrik really ready to go from boy to more ore less a man? (75 mins.)
Director: Martin Lund
“ 24.01.2017. DVD ” - jorgen_eg
 
43.
Les Misérables (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after breaking parole, agrees to care for a factory worker's daughter. The decision changes their lives forever. (158 mins.)
Director: Tom Hooper
“ ??.0?.2013. Asker kino
06.04.2015. Blu-ray ” - jorgen_eg
 
44.
Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out to find them. (94 mins.)
Director: Wes Anderson
“ ??.0?.2012. Asker kino
??.??.2013. Blu-ray
??.0?.2014. Blu-ray ” - jorgen_eg
 
45.
More Than Honey (2012 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
An in-depth look at honeybee colonies in California, Switzerland, China and Australia. (95 mins.)
Director: Markus Imhoof
“ ??.0?.2013. Cinemateket i Oslo ” - jorgen_eg
 
46.
When Bubbles Burst (2012 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
It is becoming increasingly difficult to protect ourselves from extreme financial volatility. This feature documentary will examine the mechanics behind bubbles and crashes, and discuss trends and visions for the future. (90 mins.)
 
47.
Palme (2012 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The life and times of Olof Palme, the prime minister of Sweden until his assassination in 1986. (103 mins.)
 
48.
The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Pirate Captain sets out on a mission to defeat his rivals Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz for the Pirate of the year Award. The quest takes Captain and his crew from the shores of Blood Island to the foggy streets of Victorian London. (88 mins.)
 
49.
The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A motorcycle stunt rider turns to robbing banks as a way to provide for his lover and their newborn child, a decision that puts him on a collision course with an ambitious rookie cop navigating a department ruled by a corrupt detective. (140 mins.)
 
50.
Prometheus (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Following clues to the origin of mankind, a team finds a structure on a distant moon, but they soon realize they are not alone. (124 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ ??.0?.2012. Asker kino ” - jorgen_eg
 
51.
Journey to the Christmas Star (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Once upon a time a little girl went out to find the Christmas star. (80 mins.)
Director: Nils Gaup
“ ??.??.2012. Colosseum kino ” - jorgen_eg
 
52.
Searching for Sugar Man (2012 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock n roller, Rodriguez. (86 mins.)
“ ??.1?.2012. Cinemateket i Oslo ” - jorgen_eg
 
53.
Seven Psychopaths (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu. (110 mins.)
Director: Martin McDonagh
 
54.
Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
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. (122 mins.)
“ ??.02.2013. Colosseum kino
28.12.2013. Blu-ray ” - jorgen_eg
 
55.
Skyfall (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Bond's loyalty to M is tested when her past comes back to haunt her. Whilst MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. (143 mins.)
Director: Sam Mendes
“ ??.1?.2012. Asker kino
??.??.201?. Blu-ray ” - jorgen_eg
 
56.
I Belong (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
What happens to us when people stop acting like they're supposed to? A nurse gets into a dispute at... (118 mins.)
“ ??.??.2013. Blu-ray ” - jorgen_eg
 
57.
Bravehearts (2012 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A documentary about youth politicians changes radically when a terrorist commits Utøya-massacre of 69 party kids while filming. (108 mins.)
Director: Kari Anne Moe
“ ??.0?.2013. TV ” - jorgen_eg
 
58.
Wadjda (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
An enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school's Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs in order to buy the green bicycle that has captured her interest. (98 mins.)
“ ??.1?.2013. Lillehammer kino ” - jorgen_eg
 
59.
Woody Allen: A Documentary (2012 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Iconic writer, director, actor, comedian and musician Woody Allen allowed his life and creative... (195 mins.)
Director: Robert B. Weide
“ 06.06.2016. Netflix ” - jorgen_eg
 
60.
Wreck-It Ralph (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A video game villain wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfill his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the whole arcade where he lives. (101 mins.)
Director: Rich Moore
“ ??.0?.2013. Download ” - jorgen_eg
 
61.
Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L.s Team 6 in May 2011. (157 mins.)
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
 
62.
90 Minutes (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
We get no explanations when we're entering the last desperate minutes of three mens lives, all being violent to the women they love. We understand there's a reason behind the three mens reactions. What lies behind? (88 mins.)
Director: Eva Sørhaug