The Best T.V. & Film of 2012

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1.
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
“ Sir Peter Jackson's return to middle earth was a certainly sight to be seen this year, with high expectations of living up to it's sequential trilogy the opening film of the new set with it's incredible visual effects and epic storyline might even one day supersede it's counterpart. ” - arsenalrule8
 
2.
Breaking Bad (2008 TV Series)
Episode: Live Free or Die (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  
Now that Gus is dead, Walt, Jesse, and Mike work to cover their tracks. Skyler panics when Ted Beneke wakes up. (49 mins.)
“ Season 5 premiered strongly and stayed that way throughout 2012 showing us there's still more the crew can show us and enticing us to wonder what more there is to come. ” - arsenalrule8
 
3.
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. (113 mins.)
Director: Rian Johnson
“ In what was awaited as one of the most interesting flicks of the year, Joseph Gordon-Levitt appeared in another exciting role and one of his most challenging yet. Paired aside Willis the lead action role showed off JGL's talents in a time-traveling foreshadow of what he may achieve in the future. ” - arsenalrule8
 
4.
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
“ Another of Wes Anderson's highly intelligible and entertaining films, with it's superb cast of actors both young and old the classic personalities, new acquaintances and enlightening talents led us on a tale of unexpected turns, provoking scenes, and an overall narrative that's both familiar yet unique and full of Anderson mind beauty ” - arsenalrule8
 
5.
Game of Thrones (2011 TV Series)
Episode: The North Remembers (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Tyrion arrives at King's Landing to take his father's place as Hand of the King. Stannis Baratheon plans to take the Iron Throne for his own. Robb tries to decide his next move in the war. The Night's Watch arrive at the house of Craster. (57 mins.)
“ The follow up season to HBO's latest in television wonderment developed in both style and scale. The fantastic worlds of Westeros and Essos opened up in ways wonderfully expected yet maintaining their enthralling passages of entertainment. ” - arsenalrule8