Seen in the Cinema: 2012.

by Cinema_Fan | created - 05 Jan 2012 | updated - 25 Dec 2012 | Public

We shall see what the new year brings us...

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1. The Darkest Hour (2011)

PG-13 | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

4.9
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27 Metascore

In Moscow, five young people lead the charge against an alien race who have attacked Earth via our power supply.

Director: Chris Gorak | Stars: Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby, Max Minghella, Rachael Taylor

Votes: 52,090 | Gross: $21.43M

Weak and very forgettable tripe.

2. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)

PG | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.8
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41 Metascore

Sean Anderson partners with his mom's husband on a mission to find his grandfather, who is thought to be missing on a mythical island.

Director: Brad Peyton | Stars: Josh Hutcherson, Dwayne Johnson, Michael Caine, Luis Guzmán

Votes: 74,570 | Gross: $103.86M

Fun but not too much going on really...

3. Chronicle (2012)

PG-13 | 84 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.1
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69 Metascore

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.

Director: Josh Trank | Stars: Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell, Michael B. Jordan, Michael Kelly

Votes: 218,097 | Gross: $64.58M

It got there in the end but the journey is simply too predicable, but not a bad attempt.

4. Man on a Ledge (2012)

PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.6
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40 Metascore

As a police psychologist works to talk down an ex-con who is threatening to jump from a Manhattan hotel rooftop, the biggest diamond heist ever committed is in motion.

Director: Asger Leth | Stars: Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks, Jamie Bell, Mandy Gonzalez

Votes: 131,725 | Gross: $18.62M

Exciting thriller that never loses its pacing nor its ability to entertain.

5. The Woman in Black (2012)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.4
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62 Metascore

A young solicitor travels to a remote village where he discovers the vengeful ghost of a scorned woman is terrorizing the locals.

Director: James Watkins | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Janet McTeer, Ciarán Hinds, Emma Shorey

Votes: 155,433 | Gross: $54.33M

Very dark and tension filled horror that gets its leading-actor a fresh boost to his post Potter day's. Definitely worth a look; very good.

6. The Artist (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.9
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89 Metascore

A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions.

Director: Michel Hazanavicius | Stars: Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell

Votes: 204,506 | Gross: $44.67M

Visually brilliant as it shouts out loud its heritage to the classic age of Silent cinema.

7. Bel Ami (2012)

R | 102 min | Drama, History, Romance

5.4
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42 Metascore

A chronicle of a young man's rise to power in Paris via his manipulation of the city's wealthiest and most influential women.

Directors: Declan Donnellan, Nick Ormerod | Stars: Robert Pattinson, Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Christina Ricci

Votes: 16,333 | Gross: $0.12M

Beautifully shot and wonderfully framed costume drama that flows with sexuality and corruption of the life of the upper-class of 1890s.

8. The Hunger Games (2012)

PG-13 | 142 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.2
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68 Metascore

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.

Director: Gary Ross | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Stanley Tucci

Votes: 754,504 | Gross: $408.01M

Rather a wet & weak film that shows no guts and spit that cannot hold the bar to the great Battle Royale (2000) which this particular film seems to mirror.

9. Mirror Mirror (I) (2012)

PG | 106 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

5.6
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46 Metascore

An evil queen steals control of a kingdom and an exiled princess enlists the help of seven resourceful rebels to win back her birthright.

Director: Tarsem Singh | Stars: Lily Collins, Julia Roberts, Armie Hammer, Nathan Lane

Votes: 75,247 | Gross: $64.94M

Fun and wonderful throughout and Ms. Roberts' comeback movie may have hit its mark. Check it out.

10. Lockout (2012)

PG-13 | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.1
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48 Metascore

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.

Directors: Steve Saint Leger, James Mather | Stars: Guy Pearce, Maggie Grace, Peter Stormare, Vincent Regan

Votes: 86,160 | Gross: $14.33M

Tight and exciting space-thriller with a witty script and Joseph Gilgun as a more than worrying psychopath.

11. The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

R | 95 min | Horror

7.0
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72 Metascore

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.

Director: Drew Goddard | Stars: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz

Votes: 308,372 | Gross: $42.07M

New and fresh idea that has an interesting concept of human morals and nightmarish realities.

12. The Avengers (2012)

PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.1
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69 Metascore

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.

Director: Joss Whedon | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner

Votes: 1,075,164 | Gross: $623.36M

Now they've met, and got over, each other no doubt the second instalment will be much more interesting and exciting. Seen in 2D.

13. Prometheus (I) (2012)

R | 124 min | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.0
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65 Metascore

Following clues to the origin of mankind, a team finds a structure on a distant moon, but they soon realize they are not alone.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Noomi Rapace, Logan Marshall-Green, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron

Votes: 507,964 | Gross: $126.48M

Left the cinema feeling deflated about the hollow experience I'd just witnessed, otherwise just another sci-fi film but not an epic. Seen in 2D.

14. Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.1
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57 Metascore

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.

Director: Rupert Sanders | Stars: Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Sam Claflin

Votes: 244,955 | Gross: $155.33M

A nice blend of fantasy and horror with some great visuals and Charlize Theron is stunning as Queen Ravenna, not bad at all.

15. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.0
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66 Metascore

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.

Director: Marc Webb | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Irrfan Khan

Votes: 489,085 | Gross: $262.03M

An okay start, but not one that needs be be seen a second time, but we'll see what the next instalment shall bring. Seen in 2D.

16. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)

R | 105 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

5.9
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42 Metascore

Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, discovers vampires are planning to take over the United States. He makes it his mission to eliminate them.

Director: Timur Bekmambetov | Stars: Benjamin Walker, Rufus Sewell, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie

Votes: 136,125 | Gross: $37.52M

Timur Bekmambetov's back with the vampire genre and has, again, shown that with a good back-up team can deliver great visuals, as too, come up with the goods. Seen in 2D.

17. Storage 24 (2012)

R | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.4
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52 Metascore

In London, a military plane crashes leaving its highly classified contents strewn across the city. Completely unaware that the city is in lockdown, a group of people become trapped inside a storage facility with a highly unwelcome guest.

Director: Johannes Roberts | Stars: Noel Clarke, Colin O'Donoghue, Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Laura Haddock

Votes: 5,926

Tight, claustrophobic creature-feature that while not highly original and refreshing it still packs a punch and Noel Clarke, once more, does a job well.

18. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

PG-13 | 164 min | Action, Thriller

8.4
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78 Metascore

Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, the Dark Knight, 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.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Gary Oldman

Votes: 1,267,766 | Gross: $448.14M

Great adventure movie with exceptional stunts and action shots with a sentimental and, at times, touching, storyline that is the best of the franchise, even if there are one or two discrepancies concerning its fluidity of continuity.

19. Ted (2012)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.0
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62 Metascore

John Bennett, a man whose childhood wish of bringing his teddy bear to life came true, now must decide between keeping the relationship with the bear or his girlfriend, Lori.

Director: Seth MacFarlane | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Seth MacFarlane, Joel McHale

Votes: 507,600 | Gross: $218.82M

A gimmick that puts an animated teddy bear in the limelight with shock-language and drug-taking, while trying to be funny and crass it really is cheap movie making that, no doubt, will fill the teddy with bags of cash.

20. Gentlemen of Nerve (1914)

16 min | Short, Comedy

5.7
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Mabel and her beau go to an auto race and are joined by Charlie and his friend. As Charlie's friend is attempting to enter the raceway through a hole, the friend gets stuck and a policeman ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Mack Swain, Mabel Normand, Chester Conklin

Votes: 536

21. Big Time Operators (1957)

Not Rated | 80 min | Comedy

7.1
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A young couple inherits a debt-ridden old movie theater, appropriately nicknamed "The Flea Pit," and the three eccentric senior citizens who work there.

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers, Margaret Rutherford, Peter Sellers

Votes: 1,294

Shown as a double-feature, with "Singing in the Rain" (1952), on 35mm.

22. Singin' in the Rain (1952)

G | 103 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

8.3
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99 Metascore

A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.

Directors: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly | Stars: Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen

Votes: 172,539 | Gross: $8.82M

Second film of a double-feature, with "The Smallest Show on Earth" (1957), using the digital format.

23. The Expendables 2 (2012)

R | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.6
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51 Metascore

Mr. Church reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job, their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat.

Director: Simon West | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Liam Hemsworth, Randy Couture, Jean-Claude Van Damme

Votes: 263,434 | Gross: $85.02M

Plenty of action and a film that doesn't take itself too seriously; fun and humorous, worth a try...why not.

24. Total Recall (I) (2012)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

6.3
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43 Metascore

A factory worker, Douglas Quaid, begins to suspect that he is a spy after visiting Rekall - a company that provides its clients with implanted fake memories of a life they would like to have led - goes wrong and he finds himself on the run.

Director: Len Wiseman | Stars: Colin Farrell, Bokeem Woodbine, Bryan Cranston, Kate Beckinsale

Votes: 216,234 | Gross: $58.88M

We went in to see how good it may have been, only we left seeing just how bad it was; no plot, no direction, no character development and a poor script. Avoid.

25. Dredd (2012)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

7.1
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59 Metascore

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.

Director: Pete Travis | Stars: Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, Lena Headey, Rachel Wood

Votes: 220,159 | Gross: $13.41M

Visually capable but a rather flat & deflating experience that added with a disappointing plot, script and promise only leads to a forgettable, and very nearly, dreadful film. Seen in 2D.

26. The Sweeney (2012)

R | 112 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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48 Metascore

A hardened detective in the Flying Squad of London's Metropolitan police. Based on the '70s UK TV show.

Director: Nick Love | Stars: Ray Winstone, Plan B, Hayley Atwell, Steven Mackintosh

Votes: 17,362 | Gross: $0.03M

Old-style English policing gets a contemporary make-over that has an edge with a little too much polish and not enough spit & grit. Watchable, but only the once.

27. The Watch (I) (2012)

R | 102 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

5.7
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36 Metascore

Four men who form a neighborhood watch group as a way to get out of their day-to-day family routines find themselves defending the Earth from an alien invasion.

Director: Akiva Schaffer | Stars: Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, Billy Crudup

Votes: 110,311 | Gross: $35.35M

Humour at its lowest level relying on the most lowest-common-denominator to lift a rather poor attempt of comedy by four of the best. Could, should, have been better in humour, intelligence and wit.

28. ParaNorman (2012)

PG | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.0
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72 Metascore

A misunderstood boy takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse.

Directors: Chris Butler, Sam Fell | Stars: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Tucker Albrizzi

Votes: 80,611 | Gross: $56.00M

While a little advanced to be called an out-right young children's' film, this will entertain all ages. A funny and zombie-filled movie that has some good one-liners and plenty of spirit that takes the plot to a higher level than just for those needed to be taken by adults. Seen in 2D.

29. Sound of Noise (2010)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Music

7.3
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72 Metascore

A tone-deaf cop works to track down a group of guerilla percussionists whose anarchic public performances are terrorizing the city.

Directors: Ola Simonsson, Johannes Stjärne Nilsson | Stars: Bengt Braskered, Sanna Persson, Magnus Börjeson, Johannes Björk

Votes: 7,621 | Gross: $0.02M

Crazy, anarchic, left-field rebel musicians and a film of individuality, originality and the exploration of new sounds with contemporary instruments; Rock 'n Roll rebellion and amazing cinema indeed.

30. Looper (2012)

R | 113 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.4
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84 Metascore

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.

Director: Rian Johnson | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Paul Dano

Votes: 466,505 | Gross: $66.49M

A pleasant surprise and not what was expected lead to an intriguing and involving movie that has more than it seems. Good thriller that meets sci-fi and gives an over-all great result.

31. Skyfall (2012)

PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

7.8
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81 Metascore

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.

Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Naomie Harris, Judi Dench

Votes: 560,355 | Gross: $304.36M

Great but not that amazing, great but not too captivating, great but not the best.

32. Seven Psychopaths (2012)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Crime

7.2
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66 Metascore

A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu.

Director: Martin McDonagh | Stars: Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Christopher Walken

Votes: 203,146 | Gross: $15.02M

Seen as part of the Leeds International Film Festival:

33. Sightseers (2012)

Not Rated | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

6.5
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69 Metascore

Chris wants to show girlfriend Tina his world, but events soon conspire against the couple and their dream caravan holiday takes a very wrong turn.

Director: Ben Wheatley | Stars: Alice Lowe, Kenneth Hadley, Steve Oram, Eileen Davies

Votes: 23,032 | Gross: $0.04M

Seen as part of the Leeds International Film Festival:

34. Done in 60 Seconds. With Clay. (2010– )

1 min | Animation

6.5
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Your favorite films remade as claymations and told in 60 seconds.

Stars: Pat Baker, Lee Hardcastle, Jack Willcock

Votes: 24

Seen as part of the Leeds International Festival: Evil Dead - The Exorcist - Eraserhead - Texas Chainsaw Massacre - The Life Aquatic -Shaun of the Dead - Hostel - and too, The Raid - Postman Pat - Hamster Hell.

35. Kollegiet (2007)

R | 91 min | Horror

4.5
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Wanting to start a fresh, Katrine moves from the province into a dormitory in Copenhagen and enrolls at the University. But when she crosses conniving Sanne by getting together with Sanne's... See full summary »

Director: Martin Barnewitz | Stars: Neel Rønholt, Mikkel Arendt, Julie R. Ølgaard, Mira Wanting

Votes: 1,274

Seen as part of the Leeds International Film Festival:

36. Girl in the Woods (2011)

13 min | Short, Drama, Horror

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Deep in the woods, a lost jogger makes a gruesome discovery, and in trying to prevent a young girl being murdered, finds himself in more danger than he could ever have imagined.

Directors: Alex Rose, Matt Rozier | Stars: Robert Atiko, Tom Bennett, David Goldsmith, Hilary Greatorex

Seen as part of the Leeds International Film Festival:

37. The Halloween Kid (2011)

7 min | Short, Drama, Horror

6.8
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A lovely short story of a little boy that can see ghosts and monsters every day.

Director: Axelle Carolyn | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Anna Walton, Julian Glover, Dave Legeno

Votes: 83

Seen as part of the Leeds International Film Festival:

38. Photo (II) (2012)

7 min | Short, Drama

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He only needed one photo. A good one.

Director: J. Enrique Sánchez | Stars: Juanjo Artero, Patxi Freytez

Seen as part of the Leeds International Film Festival: More of a Twilight Zone feel to it and a "Well, that was obvious" ending.

39. Saw Misgivings (2012)

6 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

6.2
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Being the perfect wife can kill.

Director: David Lilley | Stars: Vicky Album, Sylvia Robson

Votes: 8

Seen as part of the Leeds International Film Festival:

40. Him Indoors (2012)

11 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

7.2
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Gregory Brewster is a serial killer, only problem is, he's agoraphobic.

Director: Paul Davis | Stars: Reece Shearsmith, Pollyanna McIntosh, David Schofield, Seelan Gunaseelan

Votes: 334

Seen as part of the Leeds International Film Festival:

41. Ritual (2012)

R | 87 min | Thriller

5.5
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A man must save his two children when they disappear during a holiday in the woods.

Director: Joko Anwar | Stars: Rio Dewanto, Hannah Al Rashid, Izzi Isman, Aridh Tritama

Votes: 2,135

Seen as part of the Leeds International Film Festival:

42. Thale (2012)

Not Rated | 76 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

5.6
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Estranged friends Leo (a crime-scene cleaner) and hired-hand Elvis are cleaning up a particularly messy casualty deep in the Norwegian woods. When Elvis accidentally finds a secret passage ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksander Nordaas | Stars: Silje Reinåmo, Erlend Nervold, Jon Sigve Skard, Morten Andresen

Votes: 5,023

Seen as part of the Leeds International Film Festival:

43. Sushi Girl (2012)

R | 98 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.0
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Upon his release from prison, Fish is brought to an abandoned restaurant by his old associate, Duke, to celebrate his newfound freedom. However, there's unfinished business that Duke is determined to solve.

Director: Kern Saxton | Stars: Neal Fischer, Cortney Palm, James Duval, Tony Todd

Votes: 4,141

Seen as part of the Leeds International Film Festival: Mark Hamill's in it, what more can you ask for!!? Tense and brutal with a flavour of Tarantino and a beautiful dish of the day... retribution.

44. Silent Hill: Revelation (2012)

R | 95 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

5.0
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16 Metascore

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.

Director: Michael J. Bassett | Stars: Adelaide Clemens, Kit Harington, Sean Bean, Carrie-Anne Moss

Votes: 53,637 | Gross: $17.53M

Extremely weak in all areas such as low-level plot and it being lost in its own direction-less narrative, the only pleasing redeeming fact was that it was seen on Orange Wednesday (241), stick with the first: Seen in 2D.

45. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

PG-13 | 169 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.9
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58 Metascore

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.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Andy Serkis

Votes: 685,073 | Gross: $303.00M

Again, stunning in is visuals, even with the use of its CGI, and as part 1 it carries the saga into the next decade very well. Seen in 2D