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Last year, one of our readers, Mark Brandon, submitted a badass video that compiled footage from the most anticipated 2012 movies into one trailer. Today, Mark Brandon returns with yet another video that sums up the year in cinema with the Ultimate Film Review Mash-Up Trailer. This six-minute trailer includes footage from hits such as The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Dark Knight Rises, The Amazing Spider-Man, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, Ted, 21 Jump Street, and even a few flops like The Watch. Delve through the year in movies with this comprehensive video.
2012 Movie Trailer Mash-Up Review »
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
Let’s leave the story that making a ‘Top 10’ lists may not bring order on the subject of challenges of contemporary cinematography and let’s focus on the box office revenue in a systematic, algorithmic way provided by Box Office Mojo website.
Perhapse, the grade could guide you to read the full review, and then to the movie whether you liked it or not. Here’s the list of Top 10 taken from ‘Total Grosses of all Movies Released in 2012 – Viewing Chart as of Dec. 29, 2012.’
1. The Avengers, Buena Vista, $623 million
2. The Dark Knight Rises, Warner Bros., $448 million
3. The Hunger Games, Lionsgate, $408 million
4. Skyfall, Sony/Columbia, $285 million
6. The Amazing Spider-Man, Sony/Columbia, $262 million
7. Brave, Buena Vista, $237 million
8. Ted, Universal, $218 million
9. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, Paramount, $216 million
The Avengers also broke record and grossed $200.3 million »
- Nick Martin
On Thursday, December 27, yearly domestic box office passed $10.6 billion, making it the highest-grossing year ever ahead of 2009 ($10.59 billion). With four more days left in 2012, it's likely that the box office ultimately ends the year with around $10.8 billion. The top contributor was The Avengers with $623.4 million, followed by The Dark Knight Rises with $448.1 million. The next two were a bit more surprising: The Hunger Games wound up being a box office sensation with $408 million, while Skyfall's $285 million and counting is over $115 million higher than any previous Bond movie. Rounding out the Top Five was The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, which kept pace with its predecessors ($283.7 million and counting). The Amazing Spider-Man performed solidly with $262 million, though that was noticeably off from the three Sam Raimi Spider-Man movies. Brave was the highest-grossing animated movie of 2012 with $237.2 million, while Ted was by-far the top comedy with an incredible $218.7 million. Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted »
- Ray Subers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Ice Age returns at a mediocre attempt. When compared to the other hits released at the time (like Madagascar 3), it really fails. Ice Age died half a decade ago, and I really wish they.d stop making sequels like it is a brand new concept. The plot, while occasionally providing a laugh or two, really felt stale and overdone. The continent is falling apart. but wait... didn.t it already melt? We also get to see Peaches (the adorable baby mammoth who was born at the end of Dawn of the Dinosaurs) all grown up. She yells at her dad, and when the continent splits apart she cries because she got separated from him. I really preferred »
- Tanner D. Luce (13 Years Old)
They are the footsoldiers of scorched-earth capitalism. They are predators feeding on poverty, hopelessness, and desperation... and they are feasting in America today. They are traveling salespeople who swoop into dying small towns and buy up the rights to drill for natural gas, promising windfalls in the millions and leaving in their wake landscapes ruined by “fracking,” the process that leaves groundwater contaminated, residents sick, and local environments devastated. But here’s the thing: Steve Butler (Matt Damon: We Bought a Zoo, Happy Feet) and Sue Thomason (Frances McDormand: Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, Transformers: Dark of the Moon) are nice people. They’re authentically appealing and truly friendly -- they have a comfortable rapport with each other and with all the new friends they make in the town in which they’ve just landed. Sue has a great relationship with her teenaged son, whom she »
- MaryAnn Johanson
What were the Top 12 Movies of 2012? KidsPickFlicks.com's Movie Star Movie Critics Joel Courtney (Super 8), Katherine McNamara ("Girl vs. Monster") and Ryan Ochoa ("Pair of Kings") use their unique perspective as actors to compile the films they see as the best!
1. Ice Age 4: Continental Drift - A great addition to the beloved series! It has a winter theme so it's great for the holidays too!
2. Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted - Possibly the best film in the series, this film rivals the first in the series with its comedic brilliance and quality animation. A fun film for the whole family!
3. The Odd Life of Timothy Green - This film is so heartwarming. It is an instant classic with qualities for every age of viewer.
4. ParaNorman - One of the innovative stop-motion capture films of this year. The story has a few surprising twists that will keep »
- email@example.com (Joel Courtney and Katherine McNamara)
Because those cute little dogs already get plenty of awards-season recognition.
From vicious and violent to cute and raunchy, there have been many notable animal characters in the past year. But since this is the Reelzies, the category has to be more specific than just Best Movie Animal, so instead we present the Reelzie nominees for Best Lion, Tiger, and/or Bear in a 2012 Movie.
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- Mandy McAdoo
Jessica Chastain landed the lead role in "Zero Dark Thirty" at the end of a crazy year in which she'd appeared in two Best Picture nominees, "The Tree of Life" and "The Help" (winning an Oscar nominaton for the latter), along with "Take Shelter," "Coriolanus," "The Debt," "Wilde Salome" and "Texas Killing Fields." And while 2012 didn't see as many releases, it brought "Lawless," "Tar," the lead role in a new Broadway production of "The Heiress," her voiceover work in "Madagascar 3" -- and, towering over the rest, her performance in "Zdt" »
- Steve Pond
It's been a year of ups and downs for DreamWorks Animation. This summer saw the release of Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, which received a warm reception from critics and took in an impressive $724 million worldwide. Then with the cold weather came Rise of the Guardians, which despite charming critics received the cold shoulder from audiences. With a production budget of $145 million dollars, it's worldwide box office of $191 million means DreamWorks is expected to take a loss of upwards of $50 million, accounting for print and advertising costs as well. Still, there's plenty for DreamWorks and its admirers to look forward to in 2013. Next year will bring three new animated features from the studio, including Turbo, a tale of a snail with a need for speed, and a movie version of Mr. Peabody & Sherman. But first, audiences will get to see the quirky caveman comedy The Croods, about a family of »
As spring bled into summer, we saw the release of the year’s most gargantuan mainstream hit. It was The Avengers (aka Avengers Assemble), in case you spent the last year roaming the arctic regions of Greenland; and even then, an amiable Inuit with a Hulk hoodie probably told you about it.
The long awaited release of The Avengers saw cinema-goers turn out in droves. It was seven years in the making, and many hardcore fans had been waiting far longer than that, so thankfully, the majority were not left disappointed. Otherwise, who knows what level of extreme backlash could have erupted… although millions of geeks acutely describing their grievances in a respectful manner on film forums would have been the most likely scenario. Our very own Dan was delighted by what he saw, and described it as being ‘utterly stimulating, satisfyingly scripted and damn right faultless big screen entertainment. »
- Martin Daniel McDonagh
It was a year of final franchise instalments and fresh-faced startups, with Bond's return giving a boost to British film. But were reports of a global power shift premature?
The Avengers was 2012's headline story. Its tag team of Marvel personnel stole an early lead with its April/May release and finished with room to spare on $1.51bn worldwide: the third highest grossing film of all time. Joss Whedon's preppy wit was lighter on its feet than Christopher Nolan's Kevlar-and-zeitgeist-burdened Dark Knight trilogy closer, which also joined the $1bn club. The first release for Marvel under Disney ownership, The Avengers is an ominous sign of the franchise tonnage the House of Mouse will wield for years, possibly decades, to come, with Pixar already under its belt, and Lucasfilm acquired for $4bn plus small change this year.
The franchise revolving door
The movie-brand landscape undoubtedly had a transitional year. »
- Phil Hoad
David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook" danced atop the 17th Annual Satellite Awards winning Best Picture, Editing, Director, Actor (Bradley Cooper), and Actress (Jennifer Lawrence). In the supporting acting categories, Anne Hathaway took home the Best Supporting Actress award for "Les Miserables," while Javier Bardem won Best Supporting Actor for playing the big bad in "Skyfall."
Winners were announced Sunday, Dec. 16, at the InterContinental Hotel at Century City in Los Angeles.
Here's the complete winners (highlighted) and nominees of the 17th Annual Satellite Awards (for a complete list of Awards Season winners/nominees, click here):
Kim Ki-duk -- Pieta Drafthouse Films
Steven Spielberg -- »
Whether or not you were treating kids to a day out at the theater, 2012 had some pretty entertaining animated offerings. Pixar introduced a fiery Scottish princess in Brave, John C. Reilly gave us the sweetest bully on the block in Wreck-It Ralph, and Ice Age and Madagascar revived their colorful casts for new sequels. Which was your favorite animated film this year? What Is the Best Animated Movie of 2012? Brave Frankenweenie Hotel Transylvania The Lorax Rise of the Guardians Ice Age 4: Continental Drift Wreck-It Ralph Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted »
- Maggie Pehanick
The Oscars are almost upon us, and the past few weeks have treated us to the shortlists competing in a number of categories, including Best Animated Feature, Best Visual Effects, Best Documentary, and Best Original Score.
With the nominations announcement creeping ever closer at the start of next month, the Academy have now announced a seventy-five-long list of songs that are eligible in the Best Original Song category.
Tom Hooper’s highly anticipated Les Misérables is also in the running with Suddenly, composed specifically for the film, and it should be great to see how it’s received both by audiences and the Academy in the coming weeks.
We’ve got plenty of choices from animated films in the mix – the animated ones are often the strongest »
- Kenji Lloyd
At the end of a bumper year for film-making, Guardian film critic Peter Bradshaw unveils the contenders for his very own – imaginary – film awards
Most critics compile year-end roundups in a mood of shrugging acceptance that not every year can be great. But actually 2012 has been vintage, with some really brilliant films from the biggest names doing their best work – and some fascinating documentaries. So once again, I have created my imaginary awards nominations in the following categories: best film, best director, best actor, best actress, best supporting actor, best supporting actress, best documentary and best screenplay. You will have to imagine me, in full tuxedo-style evening wear announcing the Braddies at the Dorchester. (I have put Seth MacFarlane, Michael Haneke and Kylie Minogue on my table.)
So, the nominations are …
Killing Them Softly (dir. »
- Peter Bradshaw
Packed with non-stop laughs, zany action and wildly comedic adventure, DreamWorks Animation Skg Inc.’s hilariously funny global smash Madagascar 3: Europe’S Most Wanted swings into the spotlight on Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D and DVD. Called ‘a three dream circus—a real fun movie’ by a leading Madagascar 3: Europe’S Most Wanted received an ‘A’ CinemaScore & earned more than $717 million at the global box office Read More »
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recently released the full list of all 75 songs eligible for a Best Original Song nomination at the 85th Academy Awards.
In order to be considered, a song must contain original lyrics and music that were specifically written for the film. It must be clearly featured in scenes within the film or as the first piece of music in the end credits.
The full list of the 85th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday 10th January 2013 at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theatre.
The Oscars telecast will air on Sunday 24th February 2013 and will be televised live in more than 225 countries.
Here is the full list of original songs currently under consideration by the Academy.
“For You” from Act Of Valor
“Metaphorical Blanket” from Any Day Now
“Learn Me Right” from Brave
“Touch the »
- Laura Grande
In what might be a bit of an over-correction from last year’s two-song race, The Academy has released the largest list of Oscar-eligible original songs in years, topping out at 75 tunes from the movies of the year. Naturally, the big names are there — Adele with “Skyfall” and Arcade Fire with their work on The Hunger Games — but there are also some far out choices like work featured in Death By China and Saint Dracula. With that many songs in the mix, it was bound to be an eclectic group, but even though it’ll be whittled down for the final nominee list announced January 10th, it’s nice for the time being to see “Ladies of Tampa” from Magic Mike right next to “Love Always Comes as a Surprise” from Madagascar 3. Here’s the complete list with a few examples for your listening pleasure: “For You” from Act of Valor “Metaphorical Blanket” from Any Day Now “Let It Rain »
- Scott Beggs
With 2013 rapidly approaching, it seems to be an apt time to look back over what has been a pretty memorable year for cinema. Everybody is beginning to pick out their personal favourites from 2012 and various sites, blogs and publications are starting to release their yearly best-of lists as well. However, over the past few years, one of the most enjoyable ways which has emerged to pay homage to the year’s cinematic offerings has been the retrospective video. Last week an early contender was released in the form of the ’2012 Movie Trailer Mash-up’, which you can view below.
If you’re still itching for more, today we have a new video which will certainly take some beating in the highly competitive end of year retrospective movie montage stakes. Coming courtesy of Christopher Sherwood, ‘Cinemageddon 2012′ is a wonderfully edited mash-up video taking in a wide range of movies from across the cinematic spectrum. »
- Robert Keeling
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