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Broke Bobby's Top 10 Movies of 2012

31 December 2012 2:22 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

(*Note. B. Alan, here. Thank you for putting up with me throughout the year. I know you secretly love to hate me, and vice versa. I just wanted to introduce you to Robert Sean Shankstone (aka Rob-Sean or "Broke Bobby", as some call him). He is a good friend of Brian Balchack, and, as a family man struggling to make ends meet, we thought he'd offer a different take on the Top 10 lists being ponied up by our resident critics (all of whom have seen ten times the movies that Robert has). I also didn't want you to hate this Top 10 list because you saw my name at the top of the story. I am just the content publisher in this case. I have nothing to do with this piece. So, without further ado, here is Broke Bobby. We will be offering up plenty of contributing writers as we head »

- MovieWeb

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Top 10 Plus 5 Hollywood Movie Posters Of 2012

31 December 2012 11:50 AM, PST | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

This time we’re diving into the subject of what some consider a cool form of art: it’s our top ten plus five list with everything from cool to school and everything in between. Hit the jump for the random top 10 plus 5 top list.


Judge Dredd was all but solidified in this teaser poster. Karl Urban’s Dredd as seen here is a mean lean mother who hides in the darkness waiting to make a judgment – even he would put this poster under arrest for disturbing the plain poster peace.

The Cabin in the Woods

The one-sheet for Drew Goddard helmed film The Cabin in the Woods is one of 2012s few whose design instantly doubled as an unofficial logo. The cabin as Rubik’s Cube may seem obvious and simple, but it rightly promising a mad puzzle of a horror picture. The vintage model eventually misses the »

- Nick Martin

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BuzzFocus: Best of Movies 2012 Nominations

31 December 2012 10:31 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Best Film Hero

Antonio Mendez – Argo (Warner Bros) – Ben Affleck

Batman / Bruce Wayne – The Dark Knight Rises (Warner Bros) – Christian Bale

Hulk / Bruce Banner – The Avengers (Marvel Studios) – Mark Ruffalo

Iron Man / Tony Stark – The Avengers (Marvel Studios) – Robert Downey Jr.

James Bond – Skyfall (Columbia Pictures) – Daniel Craig

Katniss Everdeen – The Hunger Games (Lionsgate) – Jennifer Lawrence

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Best Comic Book Adapted or Superhero Feature Film

The Amazing Spider-Man (Columbia Pictures)

The Avengers (Marvel Studios)

Chronicle (Twentieth Century Fox)

The Dark Knight Rises (Warner Bros)

Dredd (Lionsgate)

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Best Villain

Bane – The Dark Knight Rises (Warner Bros) – Tom Hardy

Charlie – Seven Psychopaths (CBS Films) – Woody Harrelson

Loki – The Avengers (Marvel Studios) – Tom Hiddleston »

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Dan’s Top 10 Films of 2012

31 December 2012 7:25 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

As 2012 draws to a close, here’s yet another top 10 list for you to have a read through.

One of my goals for 2012 was to try to go outside of the genre’s I’d usually frequent and expand my horizons. As you’ll see from the list, that wasn’t terribly successful. While you’ll see things like Beasts of the Southern Wild, Amour, The Master, and Moonrise Kingdom on other lists, you’ll not find them here because I haven’t seen them.

There are also films that I can’t include here because they don’t count as 2012 releases: American Mary, Maniac, and Sleep Tight are three of the best films I’ve seen this year, but they’ll have to wait for inclusion next time.

10) Shame

Shame is not a fun film to watch. It’s a bleak, depressing look at one man’s sex addiction »

- Dan

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15 Awesome Films That Ruled 2012

31 December 2012 6:13 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

In terms of volume and quality, 2012 has been an absolutely stunning year for film. I cannot remember the last time there were this many films produced and distributed by some of the best directors in the business, all within one year. Ridley Scott returned to the sci-fi genre with Prometheus; Quentin Tarantino recently returned in full idiosyncratic fashion with Django Unchained; Ang Lee has blown the majority of us away with his glorious celebration of life in Life of Pi; Steven Spielberg tackled presidential history with Lincoln; Christopher Nolan bought the curtain down on the Batman series with The Dark Knight Rises and Sam Mendes breathed new life into 007 with Skyfall. Picking this list is not an easy one. The beautiful thing about a top 15 list is that it accepts films that are not exactly Oscar worthy candidates but were entertaining none the less.

So, these are what I consider »

- David Keeble

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Readers Poll: Your Favorite Movies of 2012 Are The Dark Knight Rises, The Avengers, Skyfall, Looper, and The Hobbit

30 December 2012 7:48 PM, PST | | See recent news »

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- Brendan Bettinger

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Matts Top 20 Horror Films of 2012

30 December 2012 2:05 PM, PST | | See recent news »

The top 20 horror films of 2012 according to BHMs own Matt Molgaard. Is a stay at The Cabin in the Woods necessary after reading this massive list or would Hotel Transylvania be more fitting The list youre about to read features a beefy load of awesome flicks that I was fortunate enough to check out films I would recommend to any fan of the genre as they stand as some of the best work Ive seen in quite some time and clearcut stars of 2012. »

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Wicked New Japanese Poster for The Cabin In The Woods

30 December 2012 12:33 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Lionsgate released this really cool Japanese poster for the horror film “The Cabin in the Woods” written by Joss Whedon and written/director by Drew Goddard (Cloverfield, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and starring Richard Jenkins (The Rum Diary, Hall Pass), Bradley Whitford (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants), Jesse Williams (Grey’s Anatomy), Chris Hemsworth (Thor, The Avengers, Red Dawn), Fran Kranz (Donnie Darko), Kristen Connolly (The Happening), Anna Hutchison (Legend of the Seeker), Brian J. White and Jodelle Ferland (Eclipse, The Haunting Hour: The Series). Synopsis: Five friends go to a remote cabin in the woods. Bad things happen. If you think you know this story, think again. From fan favorites  [ Read More ]

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- Brian Corder

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Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider, Episode 141: The best movies of 2012

29 December 2012 9:07 AM, PST | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

0:00-5:00 – Introduction, chit-chat, etc.

5:00-40:30 – Our top 10 lists

40:30-47:30 – Qotw: your favorite movies of 2012

47:30-58:10 – Character Casserole: 2012 edition

58:10-1:04:30 – IMDb’s top stars of 2012, which Eric tries to guess

1:04:30-1:06:15 – Wrap-up and goodbyes

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Jeff Bayer and Eric D. Snider are movie critics, but not the stuffy,

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of movie critics are they? »

- Jeff Bayer

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Phil’s Top 10 Films of 2012

29 December 2012 4:14 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Well here it is. After hinting at some of the films on Twitter and promising that this will be unlike any top ten you see this year, I’ve finally compiled my Top 10 films of 2012. However, I originally compiled my list before seeing Pitch Perfect, which I felt Had to be included in this list; therefore my choices for ninth and tenth film on the list now share tenth place.

I’ve also included a hell of a lot of honorable mentions (enough to take this up to a Top 25 if I had included them all), three of which are short films. Three short films which happen to be the best I’ve seen in years and give some of the feature-length films released this year a run for their money. Consider everything on this list a recommendation of the highest order…

The Top 10 in full:

10) =Big Miracle / Dragon Eyes »

- Phil

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15 Top Horror Films of 2012

28 December 2012 6:10 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Article by Charlie Dunlap

Cheers, my dark and demented kiddies… Looks like we’ve survived another apocalyptic year in no small thanks to a fresh batch of impressively morbid goodies, many of which would have collectively stained your silver screens black and red if theaters could even find the testicular fortitude to show them!

Although most film critics don’t have the balls required to plumb these newfound depths of depravity, those with enough courage will emerge on the other side (albeit after many hot and soapy baths), triumphantly hearkening 2012 as a banner year for the horror genre. While other media publications swamp you with pretentious, so-called “best of 2012″ lists destined to put you into a permanent slumber, your loyal media daemon and macabre sin eater has collected the delectably worst offenders spawned by the film industry’s – very alive and kicking – bastard children.

Rip apart your deceitful newspapers, spit »

- Movie Geeks

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Staff List: The Best Films of 2012 (#10-1)

28 December 2012 5:07 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

#10: The Cabin in the Woods (107 points)

Written by Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard

Directed by Drew Goddard

USA, 2012

Like Scream, it’s a self-aware slasher film, but where Scream was happy simply to turn the genre’s bloody glove inside out and examine the stitching, The Cabin in the Woods has more complicated ambitions. If Scream is a bloody glove turned inside out, then The Cabin in the Woods is a Russian nesting doll described by H. P. Lovecraft and carved by M. C. Escher. Like Hitchcock’s Psycho and Michael Powell’s Peeping Tom, The Cabin of the Woods isn’t just about killing, it is about watching (and filming) killing. Our sympathies are torn between the victims being watched and the watchers, including an action sequence modelled loosely on the Psycho car burial. What is perhaps most horrifying is that the watchers are almost bored, like a »

- Ricky

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Top Ten Most Disappointing Movies of 2012

28 December 2012 9:04 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Listing the best films of any year comes down to a matter of ordering -- Which film will I say was the absolute best? Listing the worst films of a particular year comes down to being honest with yourself -- Did I dislike it enough to call it one of the worst? However, when it comes to disappointments it's a different story. As a movie critic, maybe it's different for me. People tend to believe critics should walk into every movie without anticipation or excitement. Then, if that perception is held up, those that disagree with your opinion will either say "Yeah, but you didn't want to see it anyway!" or "You were always going to like that film." I do my best to let my opinion be known before seeing most films (running a blog of daily opinions helps). I do my best to avoid expectations (not watching trailers »

- Brad Brevet

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Top 7 Films of 2012

28 December 2012 7:00 AM, PST | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

We start the Top 7. You finish the Top 10.

It was a really good year. I went to Cannes for the first time ever. I went to Fantastic Fest for the first time ever. I went to SXSW for the fourth time … ever, but finally stayed for the musical festival. More importantly, it was a great year for films even if you remove all of the festivals. Normally I have a tough time deciding on a Top 7 (or Top 10) because there aren’t enough films that definitely should be on the list. This year, I have 21 films that I loved, or at least really, really liked. The 21st film, that just barely made the cut? The Avengers. Again, it was a really good year.

For Another Opinion Read – Nick Allen’s Top 7 Films of 2012

7. The Impossible

Recap: Based on a true story, this is the account of a family of five »

- Jeff Bayer

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Thn’s Top 5 Of 2012: Number 4

28 December 2012 4:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Coming after yesterdays tie for number five, we’ve got a solitary release at number four in our countdown:

The Cabin In The Wood – dir. Drew Goddard starring Chris Hemsworth, Kristen Connolly, Anna Hutchison, Jesse Williams

The Cabin In The Woods gave the saturated horror genre a welcome boost on its April release. Filmed in 2009, Drew Goddard and co-writer Joss Whedon’s bonkers tale wowed audiences with its audacity and originality, shoving the found footage, hidden camera and stalk-and-slash genre’s into the shade.

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.

Reviewer and News Co-ordinator Luke couldn’t hide his enthusiasm:

An incredibly fun slice of cinematic excellence. It perfectly subverts many genre conventions and in a way changes the way in which you »

- Sam Carey

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2012's Hits and Misses: The Horror Films in Review

27 December 2012 10:33 AM, PST | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

In going with a black and white theme, no shades of grey will be allowed in this list. Either the movie was wildly successful in delivering a chill, or it's not. And, that removes a lot of movies in this retrospective of how horror entertainment in 2012 went out with a bang. In no particular order, here are the following: The Hits The Cabin in the Woods Director: Drew Goddard. Writers: Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard. Cast: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams, Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Brian White and Amy Acker. This Joss Whedon written film, directed by Drew Goddard, is a horror movie maven’s dream come true. Not only does this team disseminate everything that a good horror movie must be, but also they go meta to explain why all the tropes exist. This movie is a deep look at humanity’s disturbing need »

- (Ed Sum)

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Top 10 Films of 2012

27 December 2012 6:00 AM, PST | SmellsLikeScreenSpirit | See recent SmellsLikeScreenSpirit news »

The nominations and votes of the Smells Like Screen Spirit staff have been tallied and scored to represent the collective opinion of the total results. As always we encourage you to agree or debate in the comments section; so without further ado I give you Smells Like Screen Spirit's Top 10 Films of 2012: Looper, Moonrise Kingdom, Cosmopolis, Lincoln, Oslo August 31st, Prometheus, The Cabin in the Woods, The Master, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Holy Motors »

- Dave Campbell

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Dave’s Top 10 Films of 2012

26 December 2012 8:46 PM, PST | | See recent news »

As most of our regular readers may have figured out from our quarterly "Most Anticipated" articles, my movie preferences heavily favor the genre films. I'm a fan of spectacle, big action, larger-than-life characters and borderline-ridiculous premises. I'm always happy to see great performances on screen, but as long as I'm having some sort of visceral response to the film in question, it works for me. I'm not artsy or indie, I don't have access to festivals and screeners; I'm out there in the ticket lines and sub-par theaters like the majority of the blue-collars out there. It's a foregone conclusion that you will disagree with me, so be sure to vote for your own top ten here. You'll find my ten favorite movies from 2012 after the jump. 10. The Cabin in the Woods As a kid who grew up on the horror films of the 80s and 90s, I love a »

- Dave Trumbore

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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


Holy Motors

The Master

Moonrise Kingdom

Zero Dark Thirty

Best Animated Feature




The Secret World of Arrietty

Wreck-It Ralph

Best Film Not in the English Language


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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"Zero Dark Thirty" Tops Utah Film Critics Association

24 December 2012 12:03 PM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty" won the top prize at the Utah Film Critics Association awards. The hunt for Osama bin Laden took the Best Movie of 2012 award but Bigelow was just a runner-up. Wes Anderson won the Best Director award for his fantastic "Moonrise Kingdom."

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

Best Picture . "Zero Dark Thirty" (runner-up: "Looper")

Directing . Wes Anderson, "Moonrise Kingdom" (runner-up: Kathryn Bigelow, "Zero Dark Thirty")

Lead Actor . Joaquin Phoenix, "The Master" (runners-up: Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln," and John Hawkes, "The Sessions")

Lead actress . Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook," and Jessica Chastain, "Zero Dark Thirty" (tie)

Supporting Actor . Dwight Henry, "Beasts of the Southern Wild" (runner-up: Philip Seymour Hoffman, "The Master")

Supporting Actress . Anne Hathaway, "Les Misérables" (runner-up: Ann Dowd, "Compliance")

Original Screenplay . Rian Johnson, "Looper" (runner-up: Joss Whedon & Drew Goddard, "The Cabin in the Woods")

Adapted Screenplay . Stephen Chbosky, »

- Manny

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