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As the year comes to a close, you may be in search of some guidance to top off your viewing hours of 2012 films. May we suggest the following films, dependent on your needs and/or emotional state: Best 2012 Films To Watch… ...for a good cry: "The Impossible" Nothing will pull at your heartstrings more than this true story about a family who caught for survival after the 2004 Thailand tsunami. When the two youngest brothers finally see their brother and shout his name, "Lucas!" while they run into his arms--waterfalls. Director Juan Antonio Bayona knows how to play with our emotions. ...with your whole family: "Moonrise Kingdom" Because Wes Anderson's film is delightful. There's plenty of recognizable actors to catch everyone's interest and ample charm to make even the grumpiest holiday grinch smile. ...without your parents: "Starlet" Yes, it's charming and focuses on the unlikely bond »


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