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RE: Annual Poll - Forums Top 10 films of 2012 - 7/5/2013 9:06:37 PM   
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The Grey above Hertzfeldt? That's tragic.

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RE: Annual Poll - Forums Top 10 films of 2012 - 7/5/2013 9:10:17 PM   
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The Grey above Hertzfeldt? That's tragic.


Okay 4-2 now

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RE: Annual Poll - Forums Top 10 films of 2012 - 7/5/2013 9:18:01 PM   
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So I should avoid The Grey then?



I enjoyed it


Final nail in the coffin there.


Not quite, we need Gimli to weigh in.

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RE: Annual Poll - Forums Top 10 films of 2012 - 7/5/2013 9:24:10 PM   
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Yeah, because some Welsh bloke who watches Batpussy, a total perv and some dude who has a weird sexual thing for librarians are reliable advisers on what to watch.




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RE: Annual Poll - Forums Top 10 films of 2012 - 8/5/2013 2:04:58 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: garvielloken

The Grey above Hertzfeldt? That's tragic.



I'm more upset that it's above John Carter. But I think, just to help balance this out, I'll side with The Grey. I can think of worse ways to spend a few hours.


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RE: Annual Poll - Forums Top 10 films of 2012 - 8/5/2013 2:18:49 AM   
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But I think, just to help balance this out, I'll side with The Grey. I can think of worse ways to spend a few hours.



Me too.

Being punched in the balls.

Being kicked in the balls.

Being punched and kicked in the balls.

Being punched and kicked in the balls while someone stands on my throat.

Being punched and kicked in the balls while someone stands on my throat and PA starts talking about law/feminism/anything.

Being punched and kicked in the balls while someone stands on my throat, PA starts talking about law/feminism/anything, and I'm also forced to read a Dan Brown book.

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RE: Annual Poll - Forums Top 10 films of 2012 - 8/5/2013 5:02:23 AM   
scarface666brooksy!!


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Not quite, we need Gimli to weigh in.



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But I think, just to help balance this out, I'll side with The Grey. I can think of worse ways to spend a few hours.



Alright guys it's 4-3, I seriously can't be bothered watching it any time soon but if it gets above 6 on the positive side I might give it a try

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RE: Annual Poll - Forums Top 10 films of 2012 - 8/5/2013 11:46:47 PM   
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I Wish was a pure delight.

Headhunters I found to be stylish, gripping and well acted.

No I liked a lot.

Totally overaction here about the Grey It is a perfectly solid piece of genre cinema, with a well cast Neeson, it just runs out of steam in the final third and the male bounding stuff doesn't work. So thats not quite a positive from me...

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RE: Annual Poll - Forums Top 10 films of 2012 - 8/5/2013 11:53:17 PM   
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From what I've seen...

Headhunters - enjoyable nonsense, with an inspired use of a tractor.

No - currently my second favourite film seen in a cinema in 2013. I trust it'll be a lot higher in the 2013 one.

The Grey - contrary to supposed popular opinion, it's not shit.

You've Been Trumped - not just an expose on a vile individual, but a triumphant depiction of community spirit.


I adore LCD so SU&PTH will be watched eventually - as will the sound of my voice, I wish & a couple of other things there.

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Qwerty's Top 10 of 2013 (so far)

1. Zero Dark Thirty
2. No
3. A Hijacking
4. Behind the Candelabra
5. In The Fog
6. Good Vibrations
7. McCullin
8. Beyond the Hills
9. The Place Beyond the Pines
10. Wreck-it Ralph

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RE: Annual Poll - Forums Top 10 films of 2012 - 8/5/2013 11:58:16 PM   
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Being punched and kicked in the balls while someone stands on my throat.



This is basically a regular Saturday night for you, isn't it?

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RE: Annual Poll - Forums Top 10 films of 2012 - 9/5/2013 12:15:49 AM   
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No. 79



Shut Up and Play the hits (Lovelace, 2012)

LCD Soundsystem music doc.


One of my favourite films of 2012 about one of my favourite bands. Love this film, yes indeedy.

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That's the most wrong I've ever seen someone be on this forum. And both Gimli and Elab post here.

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RE: Annual Poll - Forums Top 10 films of 2012 - 21/5/2013 3:47:28 PM   
elab49


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No. 78

 
Goon (Dowse, 2011)

Bouncer becomes ice hockey player.

No. 77
 


Zero Dark Thirty (Bigelow, 2012)

Questioned factual tale of the finding and killing of Osama Bin Laden.

= No. 75
 


Ruby Sparks (Dayton, 2012)

The MPG stuff goes too far but at leasts outs itself for the male fantasy it is.




From the Sea to the Land Beyond (Woolcock, 2012)

Kind of an attempt to do Humphrey Jennings, but for fans of British Sea Power.


No. 74
 

 
The Bourne Legacy (Gilroy, 2012)

Just let the poor bugger die?

No. 73


The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Fincher, 2012)

Remake for the subtitle challenged. By which I don't mean the voters here, it's just if subtitles weren't an issue there wouldn't have been an immediate remake in the first place?

No. 72



Intouchables (Nakache, 2011)

Tale of a quadriplegic and his unusual carer, apparently based on a true story and a massive hit in France.

No. 71

 
Magic Mike (Soderbergh, 2012)
 
By far, and unexpectedly, the superior of Soderbergh's entries. Even if I do need to forward past McConaughey's masturbatory performances with the audience.

= No. 69


Le Havre (Kaurismaki, 2011)

The first of reportedly three films set in ports outside Finland (although not the first time Kaurismaki has filmed in France, and Jean Pierre Leaud returns for a cameo here along with Andre Wilms taking the lead this time as Marcel). Also features regular Kati Outinen and a wonderful turn from Jean-Pierre Darroussin.


Haywire (Soderbergh, 2011)

Two Soderbergh's in a row, with the lesser, higher. More 'realistic' fights are all very well but the her acting isn't that much better than Cynthia Rothrock's.

=No. 66
 

 
A Cat in Paris (Gagnol/Felicioli, 2010)

The tale of a young girl, her cat and burglaries in Paris.
 

 
God Bless America (Goldthwait, 2012)
 
Why can't we all just be nice to one another? (And ban all reality shows).
 

War Horse (Spielberg, 2011)

We're above the single vote films so don't go blaming Gimli alone. Black Beauty prettified up.

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RE: Annual Poll - Forums Top 10 films of 2012 - 21/5/2013 3:57:42 PM   
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Zero Dark Thirty - shockingly low placing. It's brilliant.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Mara's really good, the credit sequence is fantastic...I've forgotten the rest. I'd still probably take it over the novel or original adaptation, though.

Magic Mike - very good.

Haywire - also very good.

War Horse - oh dear.

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RE: Annual Poll - Forums Top 10 films of 2012 - 21/5/2013 4:43:03 PM   
Ultimo Lee

 

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ORIGINAL: elab49

War Horse (Spielberg, 2011)

We're above the single vote films so don't go blaming Gimli alone. Black Beauty prettified up.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a43kowi2ncI



This is still going?!?

A Cat in Paris should be way higher.

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RE: Annual Poll - Forums Top 10 films of 2012 - 21/5/2013 7:31:47 PM   
rawlinson

 

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Ruby Sparks (Dayton, 2012)

The MPG stuff goes too far but at leasts outs itself for the male fantasy it is.



I have a theory that the women who complain about MPDGs are the ones who are just no fun.

Beyond that though, can a film out itself as a male fantasy when it's written by a woman?

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RE: Annual Poll - Forums Top 10 films of 2012 - 21/5/2013 7:39:11 PM   
elab49


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No fun because we point out the silly fantasy girl men keep having?

I'm not sure what went wrong with Ruby Sparks. I do think it possibly intended to start out as an examination of the fantasy but then turned out just as bad. So I'm leaning towards Zoe Kazan being an idiot.

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RE: Annual Poll - Forums Top 10 films of 2012 - 21/5/2013 7:49:10 PM   
rawlinson

 

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No fun because we point out the silly fantasy girl men keep having?



If Empire has taught me anything it's that the silly fantasy men really keep having is of Roger Moore being a sexpest.


quote:

I'm not sure what went wrong with Ruby Sparks.


The answer would be nothing. It's really good, you enemy of film.

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RE: Annual Poll - Forums Top 10 films of 2012 - 21/5/2013 8:01:15 PM   
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From what I've seen...



Goon - Scott's okay, Burchel is unbearable.

ZDT - It's time to ascend up the charts will come next year. Still my favourite of 2013.

Ruby Sparks- quite charming, Kazan is adorable.

The Bourne Legacy - solid enough, but descends rapidly downhill once day breaks in Manilla.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - stylistic pointlessness

Haywire - Carano has the fighting chops, Holmes however cannot soundtrack an action movie (or pandemic one) to save himself.

War Horse - would have preferred more war & less horse.



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1. Zero Dark Thirty
2. No
3. A Hijacking
4. Behind the Candelabra
5. In The Fog
6. Good Vibrations
7. McCullin
8. Beyond the Hills
9. The Place Beyond the Pines
10. Wreck-it Ralph

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RE: Annual Poll - Forums Top 10 films of 2012 - 21/5/2013 8:13:20 PM   
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Goon - Like this a lot. My favourite bit was when a commentator called a badly sung rendition of the Canadian anthem, "Borderline treasonous"

The Bourne Legacy - Aside from that genuinely chilling massacre in the lab, it's just a cynically done and rather boring rehash of what's gone on before. And Renner is dull.

Haywire - I would die a happy man if I was getting crushed between Gina Carano's thighs. Middling Soderberg effort.

War Horse - Rawlinson PM'd me once and professed his undying for love this.

Ruby Sparks - Must have seen a different movie than Elab. A nice little comedy/drama.





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RE: Annual Poll - Forums Top 10 films of 2012 - 21/5/2013 8:31:47 PM   
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War Horse - Rawlinson PM'd me once and professed his undying for love this.



No, I said I loved Whore Horse. That film your mother shot down on the farm.

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RE: Annual Poll - Forums Top 10 films of 2012 - 21/5/2013 8:41:55 PM   
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Ruby Sparks is the only one I've seen from that lot and it was no. 4 on my list. I liked it a lot. The ending was more forgiving of the protagonist than I'd have liked but by then I had already accepted it's commercial ambitions.

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RE: Annual Poll - Forums Top 10 films of 2012 - 21/5/2013 8:54:02 PM   
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Ruby Sparks is the only one I've seen from that lot and it was no. 4 on my list. I liked it a lot. The ending was more forgiving of the protagonist than I'd have liked but by then I had already accepted it's commercial ambitions.


Never thought of it that way, but yeah, that's a really good point.

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RE: Annual Poll - Forums Top 10 films of 2012 - 22/5/2013 2:48:50 AM   
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War Horse is ace!
Really like Bourne Legacy, Dragon Tattoo, Cat In Paris
Goon, Zero Dark Thirty, Magic Mike, Haywire are all varying degrees of good.

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RE: Annual Poll - Forums Top 10 films of 2012 - 22/5/2013 2:08:03 PM   
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Why is Zero Dark Thirty so low on your list?

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RE: Annual Poll - Forums Top 10 films of 2012 - 22/5/2013 2:19:14 PM   
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I Hope I am in time for the Deadline

Here is my list: I am sorry if the release dates do not match the 'rules' but they are listed on the internet as films released in 2012

Best films in 2012:
1. Django Unchained
2. Cloud Atlas
3. The Dark Knight Rises
4. Skyfall
5. Zero Dark Thirty
6. Argo
7. The Hobbit
8. The Avengers
9. 21 Jump Street
10.Looper
11.Wreck-It Ralph
12. Les Miserables
13. Trouble with the Curve
14. Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
15. Seven Psychopaths

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RE: Annual Poll - Forums Top 10 films of 2012 - 22/5/2013 2:29:26 PM   
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The rules were UK release dates for consistency (see first post) , not just IMDB, so several of those wouldn't have been eligible.

But as you can see above - we're actually running down the final list now. Entries were closed some weeks ago I'm afraid

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RE: Annual Poll - Forums Top 10 films of 2012 - 22/5/2013 2:30:03 PM   
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And on a personal note? ZDT didn't even make my top 25. Bigelow is a good action director but she really needs someone to teach her the basics of joining the dots.

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ORIGINAL: Deviation] LIKE AMERICA'S SWEETHEARTS TOO. IT MADE ME LAUGH A LOT AND THOUGHT IT WAS WITTY. ALSO I FEEL SLOWLY DYING INSIDE. I KEEP AGREEING WITH ELAB.


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RE: Annual Poll - Forums Top 10 films of 2012 - 22/5/2013 8:27:11 PM   
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And on a personal note? ZDT didn't even make my top 25. Bigelow is a good action director but she really needs someone to teach her the basics of joining the dots.


WRONG! WRONG! and WRONG!

Zero Dark Thirty 10/10 - maybe she should just retire now

Le Havre 8/10 - Beautiful and sad coming of age tale.

BTW sure Dragon Tattoo was the year before?

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RE: Annual Poll - Forums Top 10 films of 2012 - 23/5/2013 10:21:11 AM   
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And on a personal note? ZDT didn't even make my top 25. Bigelow is a good action director but she really needs someone to teach her the basics of joining the dots.


I thought the deadline was on Sunday
My bad

And Zero Dark Thirty was awesome! I think that KB does a great job!

I can't find a site with UK release dates

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RE: Annual Poll - Forums Top 10 films of 2012 - 23/5/2013 11:04:24 AM   
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There are links on the first page of the thread - sites like Filmdates are quite good.

And I've changed my sig - but if you check the last few pages you can see the countdown so far

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