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Brian Gallagher's Top Overrated / Underrated Movies of 2012

31 December 2012 2:49 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in June, I had only seen just over 20 movies that had been released in 2012. After deciding that was unacceptable, and thanks to Netflix Instant, Redbox, Amazon Instant Video, and of course, advanced screenings and my local Hollywood theaters, I devoted the last half of the year to seeing as many movies as I could, bringing my tally to around 150 for the year (check out the full list of all the 2012 movies I watched this year here). Since the Mayan apocalypse never came a few days ago, I figured it is a good time to break down my favorite movies of the year. Like last year, I have compiled three separate lists: the Most Overrated Moves of the Year, Most Underrated Movies of the Year, and my Top 10.

Now, there are a lot of great movies that you will not find on these lists, such as blockbusters Marvel's The Avengers, »

- MovieWeb

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The Best Trailers Of 2012

30 December 2012 9:38 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Theatrical Trailer: the official theatrical piece, usually cut from the first (very long) cut of the picture or sometimes (if there is no first cut yet) from dailies (all the shot footage, including all the different takes and angles), maximum length of a trailer is two and a half minutes.

Teaser Trailer: A first, short theatrical preview piece (usually not longer than a minute and a half), cut from a few selected takes and scenes while the picture is still being shot.

For those of you who think it’s okay to show up to a film after the coming attractions – move along. No self-respecting movie geek would dare miss the previews. And don’t get us started on the individuals who arrive during the trailer you’ve been dying to see only to move through your line of sight during the all-important money shot.

In most cases, trailers are »

- Movie Geeks

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Your Top Five Comic Book Movies Of 2012 Are...

28 December 2012 11:47 AM, PST | MTV Splash Page | See recent MTV Splash Page news »

You voted for the Best Supervillain and the Best Superhero of 2012. Now it's time to reveal the results of the Best Comic Book Movie of 2012 poll. With thousands of votes cast, here are your picks for the top five flicks of the year...

5. "The Amazing Spider-Man"

Peter Parker's return to the big screen had a lot going for it — an excellent cast led by Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, most of all. With two more movies in the "Amazing" series on the way, it's an exciting new time for Spider-film fans … which isn't to say that Marc Webb's first foray into the franchise wasn't without its shortcomings.

4. "Dredd"

Judge Dredd's cinematic revival went largely unseen at the domestic box office, which is a crying shame, considering it was terrific. Karl Urban committed to the always-helmeted arbiter of justice, grunting and gunning his way through scene after scene after scene. »

- Josh Wigler

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The 10 Most Serious Oscar Contenders Over The Age Of 55

27 December 2012 10:33 PM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Joey Magidson

Film Contributor

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Age is just a number, folks. When it comes to the film industry, especially this year, we’ve seen terrific work from actors, actresses and filmmakers, both young and old. Of course, seniority does bring respect, and there are a number of awards contenders who are on the older side. The business favors the young, though, but the good ones don’t vanish when they’re on the wrong side of 30 or 40.

There are a number of strong Oscar hopefuls this year who are over the age of 55, so the purpose of this week’s list is to highlight and honor them a bit. Not all of them will wind up with nominations, but at least some of them will hear their names called. Regardless, all have added at least one more terrific bit of work to their already stellar resumes.

Some of the people listed below appear as tandems, »

- Joey Magidson

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Lincoln Leads Vancouver Film Critics

27 December 2012 6:37 PM, PST | AwardsDaily.com | See recent AwardsDaily news »

Best Film Lincoln The Master Zero Dark Thirty Best Actor Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln John Hawkes, The Sessions Joaquin Phoenix, The Master Best Actress Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty Marion Cotillard, »

- Sasha Stone

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Ben Affleck and Argo to be nominated by the Academy Awards!

25 December 2012 10:17 AM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

We are keeping our fingers crossed. When the Academy announces the nominees for the Oscars we expect Ben Affleck and “Argo” to be included in multiple categories. “Argo” is a dramatic thriller based on true events. Ben Affleck leads an ensemble cast that also includes Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Victor Garber, Tate Donovan, Clea DuVall, Scoot McNairy, Rory Cochrane, Christopher Denham, and Kerry Bishé. On November 4, 1979, as the Iranian revolution reaches its boiling point, militants storm the U.S. embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. But, in the midst of the chaos, six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge in the home of Canadian Ambassador Ken Taylor. Knowing it is only a matter of time before the six are found out and likely killed, the Canadian and American governments ask the CIA to intervene. The CIA turns to their top “exfiltration” specialist, Tony Mendez, to come »

- aablog@hollywoodnews.com (Josh Abraham)

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"The Master," "Holy Motors" Top Online Film Critics Nominations

24 December 2012 12:20 PM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

The Online Film Critics Association has revealed the nominees of its annual awards and Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" led the list with Best Film, Director, and Actor (Joaquin Phoenix). Leos Carax's "Holy Motors" also led the pack with Best Film, Director, and Actor (Denis Lavant), as well as a nod for Best Film Not in the English Language category.

Here's the complete list of nominees; for winners/nominees of other award-giving bodies, click here:

Best Picture

Argo

Holy Motors

The Master

Moonrise Kingdom

Zero Dark Thirty

Best Animated Feature

Brave

Frankenweenie

ParaNorman

The Secret World of Arrietty

Wreck-It Ralph

Best Film Not in the English Language

Amour

Holy Motors

Rust and Bone

This Is Not a Film

The Turin Horse

Best Documentary

The Imposter

The Invisible War

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

The Queen of Versailles

This Is Not a Film

Best Director

Ben Affleck . Argo

Paul Thomas Anderson »

- Manny

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Nevada Film Critics Choose "Argo" for Best Picture

24 December 2012 11:48 AM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

The Nevada Film Critics have chosen "Argo" as the Best Picture of the Year. Ben Affleck also won Best Director but he must share his award with "Zero Dark Thirty's" Kathryn Bigelow.

Here's the complete list of winners. For winners/nominees of other award-giving bodies, click here:

Best Film

Argo

Best Director

Ben Affleck (Argo)

Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty)

Best Actor

John Hawkes (The Sessions)

Best Actress

Helen Hunt (The Sessions)

Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)

Best Supporting Actor

Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln)

Best Supporting Actress

Sally Field (Lincoln)

Best Cinematography

Life of Pi

Best Production Design

Les Misérables

Best Visual Effects

Life of Pi

Best Ensemble Cast

Lincoln

Best Animated Movie

Frankenweenie

Best Youth Performance

Tom Holland (The Impossible) »

- Manny

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"Safety Not Guaranteed" Wins Indiana Film Journalists Association Awards

24 December 2012 11:43 AM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

The Indiana Film Journalists Association decided to go against the norm and voted for the engaging comedy "Safety Not Guaranteed" as the Best Picture of the year. The film also won the Best Screenplay Award.

Here's the complete list of winners. For winners/nominees of other award-giving bodies, click here:

Best Film

"Safety Not Guaranteed" (Runner-up: "Beasts of the Southern Wild")

Best Director

Quentin Tarantino, "Django Unchained" (Runner-up: Kathryn Bigelow, "Zero Dark Thirty")

Best Actor

(Tie) Bradley Cooper, "Silver Linings Playbook" and Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln"

Best Actress

Jessica Chastain, "Zero Dark Thirty" (Runner-up: Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook")

Best Supporting Actor

Tommy Lee Jones, "Lincoln" (Runner-up: Christoph Waltz, "Django Unchained")

Best Supporting Actress

Anne Hathaway, "Les Misérables" (Runner-up: Helen Hunt, "The Sessions")

Best Adapted Screenplay

"The Perks of Being a Wallflower" (Runner-up: "Silver Linings Playbook")

Best Original Screenplay

"Safety Not Guaranteed" (Runner-up: "Django Unchained")

Best Musical Score

"Skyfall" (Runner-up: "Life of Pi »

- Manny

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'Argo' Tops With Oklahoma, Nevada Critics

24 December 2012 8:19 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Ben Affleck's "Argo" was tops with both the Oklahoma and Nevada critics groups, taking best picture and best director honors at both (though Affleck tied with Kathryn Bigelow in Nevada). Full list of winners below. Check out all the awards so far this season here. Nevada Film Critics Best Film Argo Best Director Ben Affleck (Argo) Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty) Best Actor John Hawkes (The Sessions) Best Actress Helen Hunt (The Sessions) Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook) Best Supporting Actor Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln) Best Supporting Actress Sally Field (Lincoln) Best Cinematography Life of Pi Best Production Design Les Misérables Best Visual Effects Life of Pi Best Ensemble Cast Lincoln Best Animated Movie Frankenweenie Best Youth Performance Tom Holland (The Impossible) Oklahoma Film Critics Best Film »

- Peter Knegt

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Oklahoma and Nevada Critics sound off

23 December 2012 9:15 AM, PST | AwardsDaily.com | See recent AwardsDaily news »

Nevada Film Critics Best Film Argo Best Director Ben Affleck (Argo) Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty) Best Actor John Hawkes (The Sessions) Best Actress Helen Hunt (The Sessions) Jennifer Lawrence »

- Ryan Adams

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Dread Central's Best and Worst of 2012

23 December 2012 1:35 AM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Another year winds down, and it's time to reflect on the good, the bad, and the ugly of 2012's horror offerings. We're giving you ten different lists this time, and per usual they come in a variety of formats, each reflecting the unique styles of our writers. We've also compiled them to come up with the year's overall winners and losers.

And don't be lazy by just reading along! Give us your own lists in the comments section below. We want to hear what you thought of the year in which we dodged the Mayan apocalypse but find our beloved genre facing some dark days as violent movies, video games, TV shows, etc., are coming under increased scrutiny following recent events.

But back to the matter at hand; we averaged out the top and bottom five vote getters on everyone's lists, and here are the results:

Best: The Cabin in the Woods »

- The Woman In Black

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Awards and Advocacy. How Should We Choose "The Best"?

22 December 2012 4:22 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

As the critics awards and precursors have piled up this past month, I've begun to realize that I'm having one of my off-consensus years. Some of the frontrunners I'm very fond of (Tommy Lee Jones & Daniel Day-Lewis are both brilliant in Lincoln; I'm not going to pretend otherwise for the sake of shaking up the status quo) but I doubt my final five-wide shortlists in my own Film Bitch Awards will line up with Oscar ...or the general consensus.

The closest my own tastes will align with the masses will surely be within Best Actor. It's one of those years, like 2003, in which nearly all the men with any kind of Oscar buzz deserve to have it. That's such a rarity! Otherwise consensus just isn't happening. I can't see much likelihood of even 60% agreement in any other category. Some of that is due to my stubborn views on Category Fraud »

- NATHANIEL R

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Holiday Movie Date Night Quiz

21 December 2012 10:41 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

If you don't have young kids, you have the luxury of seeing whatever you want whenever the mood strikes, so check out our Best Movies of 2012 and finish working your way through the top 10 films of the year. But when your parents, in-laws or adolescent nieces or nephews offer you that rare "free babysitting" night out during your holiday reunion, deciding which movie to see will become a task fraught with endless considerations. Having been there and done that for 10 years, I'm making things easy for you this December. Here's how to narrow down your options for a perfect-for-you movie date night. 1. Are your relatives willing to babysit for at least four hours? If the answer is Yes, go to question 2; if the answer is No, skip down to number 6. (If your family can't babysit for more than two hours, you might consider going to dinner and streaming/renting a movie instead, »

- Sandie Chen

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Why Argo could beat Lincoln to best picture

21 December 2012 10:03 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The ballots are out and the betting is competitive but Ben Affleck – and Alan Arkin – have the biggest award of all sewn up

I have a friend, a Hollywood producer, who calls me up every week or so and leaves the following message in a conspiratorial, Deep-Throatish voice: "I am now in a position to tell you the winner of this year's best-picture Oscar."

It's a joke. Each week I call back and he tells me a different film. Except that unlike that last film we decided on as this year's best picture – what were we thinking? – this new one is absolutely, positively going to win. No doubt. Sweep the board. A winner through and through. At least until next week.

Frankly, it's the only way to deal with an Oscar race that seems to consist, at times, entirely of frontrunners. It's the most competitive race in years – a "barn-burner »

- Tom Shone

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Thn’s 2012 Rundown – July and August

21 December 2012 3:30 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

 

With Summer comes every imaginable blockbuster fighting for your money. For the past ten years comic book movies have been all the rage and 2012 was no different; throw in a few comedies and action men, snd you’ve got the perfect movie summer.

July

Let’s start with the most anticipated, powerful and epic movie in a very very long time. The Dark Knight Rises shook the internet with its blurry teaser trailers, rumours of villains, and revelations of a thigh high boot wearing Catwoman. The world was divided between the disappointed and those who thought Tdkr was pure perfection. Whichever camp you belonged to no one can argue the fact it is an epic film worth every penny gained at the box office.

Tobey Maguire’s suit wasn’t even cold when The Amazing Spider-man was announced. With the trailer leaving me unexcited, the reviews that followed surprised; raving over Andrew Garfield’s performance, »

- Isra Alkassi

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Walton Goggins on Spielberg, Tarantino, and “Django Unchained”

20 December 2012 7:00 AM, PST | TribecaFilm.com | See recent Tribeca Film news »

Walton Goggins just has one of those faces that audiences remember. From his work on television shows like The Shield and Justified to his big screen supporting roles in films like The Apostle, Predators, and That Evening Sun, he has long been recognized as one of Hollywood's finest character actors. In 2012, he had notable roles in both Lincoln and Django Unchained, joining casts that included James Spader, Tommy Lee Jones, Daniel Day-Lewis, Jamie Foxx, and Leonardo DiCaprio (just to name a few). Both films are sure to be Oscar contenders, and both feature Goggins in very different roles. In Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, he plays a conflicted Congressman who casts one of the deciding votes in support of the passage of the the 13th amendment. In Django Unchained, he plays the terrifying villain Billy Crash who embodies of the cruelty of racism. One of Crash's more gut-wrenching atrocities is reminiscent »

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The James Clayton Column: 2012 - the mirrorverse movie year

20 December 2012 3:12 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Feature James Clayton Dec 21, 2012

With 2012 drawing to a close, James looks back over the year's movies - as seen from a strange alternate universe...

So 2012, then. Helluva ride, huh? I saw many films and some of them were films within films and films about films and now we’ve all ended up in a disaster movie of our own at the arrival of the Mayan apocalypse that Mel Gibson warned us about way back when. We didn’t even get to enjoy Christmas.

Never mind though. Before Jaguar Paw came screaming out of the Mesoamerican rainforest and we all perished as doomsday struck, we watched some brilliant movies. The past calendar year has been packed with superb cinematic releases, and looking back from the other side of oblivion, I see that we were spoiled.

Unfortunately, from this standpoint on the flipside of forever, I can’t actually see the old timeline of reality. »

- ryanlambie

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Tommy Lee Jones leaps ahead in Oscar's supporting actor race

19 December 2012 9:43 PM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

  Move over, Philip Seymour Hoffman! There's a new Oscar frontrunner in the race for Best Supporting Actor, according the experts' predictions at Gold Derby: Tommy Lee Jones. Jones now leads with 13 to 5 odds; Hoffman nabs 7 to 2. For the past two months, Hoffman has held a strong lead over rivals, but, as you can see in the chart above, that edge has diminished consistently in recent weeks. Now Jones, who plays abolitionist Thaddeus Stevens in Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln," is favored by 10 of our 28 Oscarologists. -Insertgroups:8- Jones' backers: Thelma Adams (Yahoo), Edward Douglas (Coming Soon), Thom Geier (Entertainment Weekly), Pete Hammond (Deadline Hollywood), Dave Karger (Fandango), Christopher Rosen (Huffington Post), Richard Rushfield (BuzzFeed), Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby), Peter Travers (Rolling Stone), and Susan Wloszczyna (USA Today). Former frontrunner Philip Seymour Hoffman ("The Master") now on »

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DVD Review - Hope Springs (2012)

18 December 2012 11:35 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Hope Springs, 2012.

Directed by David Frankel.

Starring Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones, Steve Carell, Elisabeth Shue, Jean Smart, Ben Rappaport, Marin Ireland and Mimi Rogers.

Synopsis:

After thirty years of marriage, a middle-aged couple attends an intense, week-long counseling session to work on their relationship.

It's not often we get a grown up romantic comedy, but after seeing Hope Springs I think maybe we should start seeing more of them. Kay (Meryl Streep) and Arnold (Tommy Lee Jones) have been married for quite some time but over the last decade or so they have sadly grown apart. They have the same routine everyday, they barely talk or make eye contact and they even sleep in separate rooms. After so much of this Kay is fed up and wants to get their relationship back to how it should be. She sets up a week long couples counseling session in Maine with Dr. »

- flickeringmyth

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