Home Theater: The 2012 Edition

Here is a list of all the movies I saw at home in 2012. Some of them are classics, and some are recent films I didn't catch at a theater. The titles have been listed in the order I saw them, and they are accompanied by individual ratings out of 4. Enjoy and feel free to comment.
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1.
Easy A (2010)
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A clean-cut high school student relies on the school's rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing. (92 mins.)
Director: Will Gluck
“ Final score: 3.5/4. ” - jbernardo14
 
2.
An Education (2009)
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A coming-of-age story about a teenage girl in 1960s suburban London, and how her life changes with the arrival of a playboy nearly twice her age. (100 mins.)
Director: Lone Scherfig
“ Final score: 4/4. ” - jbernardo14
 
3.
Edge of Darkness (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
As homicide detective Thomas Craven investigates the death of his activist daughter, he uncovers not only her secret life, but a corporate cover-up and government collusion that attracts an agent tasked with cleaning up the evidence. (117 mins.)
Director: Martin Campbell
“ Final score: 3/4. ” - jbernardo14
 
4.
Married Life (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A 1940s-set drama where an adulterous man plots his wife's death instead of putting her through the humiliation of a divorce. (91 mins.)
Director: Ira Sachs
“ Final score: 3/4. ” - jbernardo14
 
5.
Estamos Juntos (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
(95 mins.)
Director: Toni Venturi
“ Final score: 2.5/4. ” - jbernardo14
 
6.
The Dilemma (2011)
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A man discovers that his best friend's wife is having an affair. (111 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
“ Final score: 3/4. ” - jbernardo14
 
7.
Chloe (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A doctor hires an escort to seduce her husband, whom she suspects of cheating, though unforeseen events put the marriage in danger. (96 mins.)
Director: Atom Egoyan
“ Final score: 3/4. ” - jbernardo14
 
8.
Precious (2009)
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In New York City's Harlem circa 1987, an overweight, abused, illiterate teen who is pregnant with her second child is invited to enroll in an alternative school in hopes that her life can head in a new direction. (110 mins.)
Director: Lee Daniels
“ Final score: 3.5/4. ” - jbernardo14
 
9.
Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An urbane fox cannot resist returning to his farm raiding ways and then must help his community survive the farmers' retaliation. (87 mins.)
Director: Wes Anderson
“ Final score: 4/4. ” - jbernardo14
 
10.
Insidious (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further. (103 mins.)
Director: James Wan
“ Final score: 2/4. ” - jbernardo14
 
11.
50/50 (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Inspired by a true story, a comedy centered on a 27-year-old guy who learns of his cancer diagnosis, and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease. (100 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Levine
“ Final score: 4/4. ” - jbernardo14
 
12.
Moneyball (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players. (133 mins.)
Director: Bennett Miller
“ Final score: 4/4. ” - jbernardo14
 
13.
The Darkest Hour (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
In Moscow, five young people lead the charge against an alien race who have attacked Earth via our power supply. (89 mins.)
Director: Chris Gorak
“ Final score: 1.5/4. ” - jbernardo14
 
14.
In Time (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
In a future where people stop aging at 25, but are engineered to live only one more year, having the means to buy your way out of the situation is a shot at immortal youth. Here, Will Salas finds himself accused of murder and on the run with a hostage - a connection that becomes an important part of the way against the system. (109 mins.)
Director: Andrew Niccol
“ Final score: 3.5/4. ” - jbernardo14
 
15.
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The Bride wakens from a four-year coma. The child she carried in her womb is gone. Now she must wreak vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her - a team she was once part of. (111 mins.)
“ Final score: 4/4. ” - jbernardo14
 
16.
There's Something About Mary (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A man gets a chance to meet up with his dream girl from high school, even though his date with her back then was a complete disaster. (119 mins.)
“ Final score: 3.5/4. ” - jbernardo14
 
17.
No Country for Old Men (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande. (122 mins.)
“ Final score: 4/4. ” - jbernardo14
 
18.
The Exorcist (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
When a teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter. (122 mins.)
“ Final score: 3.5/4. ” - jbernardo14
 
19.
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The Bride continues her quest of vengeance against her former boss and lover Bill, the reclusive bouncer Budd and the treacherous, one-eyed Elle. (137 mins.)
“ Final score: 4/4. ” - jbernardo14
 
20.
The Grey (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
After their plane crashes in Alaska, six oil workers are led by a skilled huntsman to survival, but a pack of merciless wolves haunts their every step. (117 mins.)
Director: Joe Carnahan
“ Final score: 3.5/4. ” - jbernardo14
 
21.
Shame (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A man's carefully cultivated private life is disrupted when his sister arrives for an indefinite stay. (101 mins.)
Director: Steve McQueen
“ Final score: 3.5/4. ” - jbernardo14
 
22.
The Switch (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Seven years after the fact, a man comes to the realization that he was the sperm donor for his best friend's boy. (101 mins.)
“ Final score: 3/4. ” - jbernardo14
 
23.
Winter's Bone (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
An unflinching Ozark Mountain girl hacks through dangerous social terrain as she hunts down her drug-dealing father while trying to keep her family intact. (100 mins.)
Director: Debra Granik
“ Final score: 3.5/4. ” - jbernardo14
 
24.
The Clown (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Father and son work as clowns Puro Sangue/Valdemar and Pangare/Benjamin in a circus in the Brazilian countryside. Benjamin decides to follow a different path and meets several people on the way. (88 mins.)
Director: Selton Mello
“ Final score: 3.5/4. ” - jbernardo14
 
25.
Atonement (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Fledgling writer Briony Tallis, as a thirteen-year-old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit. (123 mins.)
Director: Joe Wright
“ Final score: 4/4. ” - jbernardo14
 
26.
Source Code (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A soldier wakes up in someone else's body and discovers he's part of an experimental government program to find the bomber of a commuter train. A mission he has only 8 minutes to complete. (93 mins.)
Director: Duncan Jones
“ Final score: 3.5/4. ” - jbernardo14
 
27.
What's Your Number? (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A woman looks back at the past nineteen men she's had relationships with in her life and wonders if one of them might be her one true love. (106 mins.)
Director: Mark Mylod
“ Final score: 2.5/4. ” - jbernardo14
 
28.
Last Night (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The story follows a married couple, apart for a night while the husband takes a business trip with a colleague to whom he's attracted to. While he's resisting temptation, his wife encounters her past love. (93 mins.)
Director: Massy Tadjedin
“ Final score: 3/4. ” - jbernardo14
 
29.
Game Change (2012 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska becomes Sen. John McCain's running mate in the 2008 presidential election. (118 mins.)
Director: Jay Roach
“ Final score: 3.5/4. ” - jbernardo14
 
30.
A Cat in Paris (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In Paris, a cat who lives a secret life as a cat burglar's aide must come to the rescue of Zoe, the little girl he lives with, after she falls into a gangster's clutches. (70 mins.)
“ Final score: 3.5/4. ” - jbernardo14
 
31.
Sideways (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Two men reaching middle age with not much to show but disappointment embark on a week-long road trip through California's wine country, just as one is about to take a trip down the aisle. (126 mins.)
Director: Alexander Payne
“ Final score: 4/4. ” - jbernardo14
 
32.
Agamenon: The Film (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.7/10 X  
The trajectory of the clumsy reporter Agamenon Mendes Pereira, always present in key events of history, his biggest scoops and his eternal love for Isaura, who survives his unexpected travels around the world, in search of news and fame. (74 mins.)
Director: Victor Lopes
“ Final score: 2.5/4.

Given how horribly this film was received by critics and audiences, I thought it'd be a complete waste of time and effort. Indeed, it's by no means a masterpiece: the humor is very crude and lowbrow, the skits may come across as repetitive, and the situations are frankly absurd. I can perfectly understand why people would hate this film. But it's not entirely devoid of fun, if seen in the right mood. I wouldn't go as far as to call it a "guilty pleasure", but I'd be lying if I said I didn't crack a few smiles. ” - jbernardo14
 
33.
Young Adult (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Soon after her divorce, a fiction writer returns to her home in small-town Minnesota, looking to rekindle a romance with her ex-boyfriend, who is now happily married and has a newborn daughter. (94 mins.)
Director: Jason Reitman
“ Final score: 4/4. ” - jbernardo14
 
34.
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.)
“ Final score: 3/4. ” - jbernardo14
 
35.
Margin Call (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Follows the key people at an investment bank, over a 24-hour period, during the early stages of the 2008 financial crisis. (107 mins.)
Director: J.C. Chandor
“ Final score: 3.5/4. ” - jbernardo14
 
36.
The Secret Life of Bees (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Set in South Carolina in 1964, this is the tale of Lily Owens, a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother... (114 mins.)
“ Final score: 3.5/4. ” - jbernardo14