Top 10 of 2012! By Fox Rain Matthews

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1.
The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods. (95 mins.)
Director: Drew Goddard
“ This was not only my favorite film of the year, but one of the best horror films to come out in the last 10 years! Super happy Fox. I even got myself a copy the day it was released! :^) ” - tinpumpkins
 
2.
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
“ This is the ultimate James Bond film! You don't even need to be a James Bond fan to enjoy this. It's just a good *beep* movie! :^D From start to finish. It's my 2nd favorite Bond...right behind Live and Let Die. It's hard to beat out a film with Jane Seymour... ” - tinpumpkins
 
3.
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
“ One of the most beautiful movies I have ever seen! Unforgettable performances (the father - especially!). Unique and heart breaking. This is the one film of the year that had me crying...not misty eyed...crying. :'^I ” - tinpumpkins
 
4.
The Woman in Black (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A young lawyer travels to a remote village where he discovers the vengeful ghost of a scorned woman is terrorizing the locals. (95 mins.)
Director: James Watkins
“ Well done horror! This is how to scare! You don't need buckets of blood, you don't need loud bangs, you don't need "found footage", and you certainly don't need unlikable horny teenagers! This brings back class to horror. Great performances and spine tingling suspense. A good year for horror in general. :^) ” - tinpumpkins
 
5.
Hope Springs (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
After thirty years of marriage, a middle-aged couple attends an intense, week-long counseling session to work on their relationship. (100 mins.)
Director: David Frankel
“ Tommy Lee Jones and Meryl Streep are PERFECT together. So much fun - great chemistry! ” - tinpumpkins
 
6.
The Raid: Redemption (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A S.W.A.T. team becomes trapped in a tenement run by a ruthless mobster and his army of killers and thugs. (101 mins.)
“ Some of the best action sequences I have seen in years! Seriously. THIS is an action movie!!! ” - tinpumpkins
 
7.
Bernie (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
In small-town Texas, an affable mortician strikes up a friendship with a wealthy widow, though when she starts to become controlling, he goes to great lengths to separate himself from her grasp. (99 mins.)
“ Jack Black blew me away. One of the best performances of the year. And this is coming from someone who 'puts up with Jack Black' in most movies. ” - tinpumpkins
 
8.
Django Unchained (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 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.)
“ Probably the best of Tarantino's work! Yes, a ton of blood...but that's Tarantino for you. Loved it from start to finish. Leonardo DeCaprio and Christoph Waltz are incredible...and for once Samuel L Jackson didn't annoy me. ” - tinpumpkins
 
9.
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.)
“ Very thought provoking - it didn't always hit the mark, but held you captive and gave you lots to think about later ...and much later. Also visually stunning! ” - tinpumpkins
 
10.
Red Lights (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Psychologist Margaret Matheson and her assistant study paranormal activity, which leads them to investigate a world-renowned psychic who has resurfaced years after his toughest critic mysteriously passed away. (114 mins.)
Director: Rodrigo Cortés
“ Most people won't agree with me on this one...but I was captured from start to finish. Maybe because it felt like a really good episode off the X-Files. I loved it. :^) ” - tinpumpkins
 
11.
The Expendables 2 (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
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. (103 mins.)
Director: Simon West
“ This isn't on the top 10, but this is my guilty pleasure of the year! I LOVED IT! And it topped the original! :^D BAM! ” - tinpumpkins