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Jason Whyte
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:17 am    Post subject: 2012 Film List Diary Reply with quote

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Jason Whyte
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

2012 Film List Diary:

Last Updated: July 4th, 2012
Criteria Used: USA/Canada (exc. Quebec) theatrical release

****

The Cabin In The Woods
The Dark Knight Rises
Headhunters
Paranorman
Ted

***

Alps
Battleship
Bernie
Celeste & Jesse Forever
Chronicle
Clown: The Movie (Klovn)
The Deep Blue Sea
Detention
Dr. Seuss' The Lorax
Footnote
Hysteria
I Wish
Jeff Who Lives at Home
Jiro Dreams of Sushi
Kill List
The Lady
Marley
Monsieur Lazhar
Moonrise Kingdom
Once Upon A Time in Anatolia
The Raid
Ruby Sparks
Safety Not Guaranteed
A Simple Life
The Salt of Life
The Secret World of Arrietty
Seeking A Friend For The End of the World
Small, Beautifully Moving Parts
Take This Waltz
This Is Not A Film
21 Jump Street

***

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
The Avengers
A Beginner's Guide To Endings
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Beyond The Black Rainbow
Big Miracle
Bonsai
Bullhead
Comic Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope
Contraband
Coriolanus
The Divide
Don 2
The Expendables 2
Extraterrestrial
Friends With Kids
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
Goon
The Grey
Hara Kiri: Death of a Samurai
Haywire
Hope Springs
The Hunger Games
The Innkeepers
The Island President
John Carter
Katy Perry: Part Of Me
The Kid With a Bike
Let The Bullets Fly
Lola Versus
Men In Black 3
Michael
Natural Selection
The Odd Life of Timothy Green
The Odds
People Like Us
The Possession
Premium Rush
Prometheus
Quill: The Life of a Guard Dog
Richard Garriott: Man on a Mission
Rock of Ages
Safe
Salmon Fishing In The Yemen
Silent House
Sound of My Voice
Step Up Revolution
The Three Stooges
The Woman in Black
You've Been Trumped

**

The Amazing Spider-Man
Black Butterflies
The Bourne Legacy
Brave
Bully
The Campaign
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
Edwin Boyd: Citizen Gangster
Hit & Run
Journey 2 The Mysterious Island
Lockout
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
Magic Mike
Man on a Ledge
Mirror Mirror
People of a Feather
Pina 3D
The Pirates: Band of Misfits
Piranha 3DD
Savages
Sparkle
Total Recall
The Vow
Wanderlust

**

Chimpanzee
Cosmopolis
The Five Year Engagement
Gone
Jatt & Juliet
Joyful Noise
Lawless
Payback
The Raven
Safe House
Snow White & The Huntsman
This Means War
What To Expect When You're Expecting
The Words
Wrath of the Titans

*

Act of Valor
Keyhole
Red Tails
Underworld: Awakening
The Watch

*

American Reunion
Chernobyl Diaries
Damsels in Distress
The Dictator
The Green Wave
Ice Age: Continental Drift
Mirza
One For The Money
That's My Boy
A Thousand Words



The Apparition
My Sucky Teen Romance
Project X

Zero

The Devil Inside


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William Goss
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ratings are out of five stars.

10 YEARS (***)
2 DAYS IN NEW YORK (****)
28 HOTEL ROOMS (****)
360 (**)
4:44 LAST DAY ON EARTH (*)
ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER (**)
ACCIDENT (****)
ACT OF VALOR (***)
AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY (****)
ALEX CROSS (**)
ALPS (****)
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, THE (**)
AMBASSADOR, THE (***)
AMERICA'S PARKING LOT (****)
AMERICAN ANIMAL (**)
AMERICAN REUNION (***)
AMOUR (****)
ANNA KARENINA (****)
ANNE BRADEN: SOUTHERN PATRIOT (***)
ANY DAY NOW (****)
APARTMENT 143 (***)
APPARITION, THE (*)
AREA 407 (**)
ARGO (****)
ASSAULT, THE (***)
ASYLUM BLACKOUT (***)
ATLAS SHRUGGED: PART II (**)
ATM (**)
AVENGERS, THE (****)
BABYMAKERS, THE (*)
BATTLESHIP (***)
BAY, THE (***)
BEAUTY IS EMBARRASSING (***)
BEING FLYNN (****)
BEL AMI (***)
BENEATH THE DARKNESS (*)
BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL, THE (****)
*BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW (**)
BIG MIRACLE (***)
BONSAI (***)
BOURNE LEGACY, THE (***)
BRAKE (***)
BRANDED (*)
BRAVE (***)
BROOKLYN BROTHERS BEAT THE BEST (***)
BROOKLYN CASTLE (****)
*BULLHEAD (****)
*BULLY (***)
*BUTTER (***)
CAMPAIGN, THE (***)
CAT IN PARIS, A (****)
CENTRAL PARK EFFECT, THE (****)
CENTRAL PARK FIVE, THE (****)
CHASING MAVERICKS (**)
CHERNOBYL DIARIES (**)
CHICO AND RITA (***)
CHRONICLE (****)
CITIZEN GANGSTER (***)
COLD LIGHT OF DAY, THE (**)
COMEDY, THE (***)
COMIN' AT YA! (**)
CONTRABAND (***)
COSMOPOLIS (**)
DAMSELS IN DISTRESS (****)
DARK HORSE (***)
DARK KNIGHT RISES, THE (****)
DARK SHADOWS (**)
DARK TRUTH, A (**)
DARLING COMPANION (**)
DEADFALL (***)
DECOY BRIDE, THE (**)
DEEP, THE (***)
DEEP BLUE SEA, THE (****)
DETENTION (***)
DEVIL INSIDE, THE (**)
DIANA VREELAND: THE EYE HAS TO TRAVEL (***)
DICTATOR, THE (***)
*DIVIDE, THE (**)
DJANGO UNCHAINED (***)
DON'T GO IN THE WOODS (**)
END OF WATCH (***)
ENTRANCE (**)
EXPENDABLES 2, THE (***)
*EXTRATERRESTRIAL (****)
FIRST POSITION (****)
FITZGERALD FAMILY CHRISTMAS, THE (***)
FIVE-YEAR ENGAGEMENT, THE (***)
FOOTNOTE (****)
FOR A GOOD TIME, CALL... (****)
FOR GREATER GLORY (**)
FP, THE (**)
FRIENDS WITH KIDS (****)
FUN SIZE (***)
GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE (**)
GINGER & ROSA (***)
GIRL, THE [dir: David Riker] (***)
GIRL IN PROGRESS (***)
GIRL WALK // ALL DAY (****)
GONE (*)
GOOD DOCTOR, THE (***)
GOON (****)
GREY, THE (****)
GUILT TRIP, THE (**)
HAYWIRE (****)
HEAD GAMES (****)
*HEADHUNTERS (****)
HERE COMES THE BOOM (**)
HIJACKING, A (****)
HIT & RUN (***)
HITCHCOCK (***)
HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY, THE (***)
HOPE SPRINGS (***)
HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA (****)
HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET (**)
HOUSE I LIVE IN, THE (***)
HUNGER GAMES, THE (****)
HUNTER, THE (***)
HYDE PARK ON HUDSON (**)
ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT (***)
IMPOSSIBLE, THE (****)
IN DARKNESS (***)
IN OUR NATURE (***)
IN THE SHADOW (***)
INFORMANT (****)
*INNKEEPERS, THE (****)
INTOUCHABLES, THE (**)
INVISIBLE WAR, THE (****)
JACK & DIANE (**)
JACK REACHER (***)\
*JEFF, WHO LIVES AT HOME (****)
JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI (***)
JOHN CARTER (***)
JOYFUL NOISE (**)
KID WITH A BIKE, THE (***)
*KILL LIST (****)
KILLER JOE (****)
KILLING THEM SOFTLY (***)
*KLOWN: THE MOVIE (****)
LAWLESS (***)
LES MISERABLES (***)
LIBERAL ARTS (***)
LIFE OF PI (***)
LINCOLN (****)
LITTLE BIT OF HEAVEN, A (**)
LOCKOUT (***)
LOL (**)
LOLA VERSUS (**)
LORAX, THE (**)
**LOVED ONES, THE (****)
LUCKY ONE, THE (**)
MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE'S MOST WANTED (****)
MAGIC MIKE (****)
MAGIC OF BELLE ISLE, THE (**)
MAN ON A LEDGE (***)
MAN ON A MISSION (***)
MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS, THE (***)
MASTER, THE (****)
MEN IN BLACK 3 (***)
*MICHAEL (****)
MIDDLE OF NOWHERE (****)
MIRROR MIRROR (***)
MISS BALA (****)
MONSIEUR LAZHAR (***)
MOONRISE KINGDOM (****)
MOTH DIARIES, THE (**)
*MY SUCKY TEEN ROMANCE (***)
NATURE CALLS (***)
NEWLYWEDS (***)
NOBODY WALKS (***)
ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN, THE (***)
ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA (***)
ONE FOR THE MONEY (**)
ONLY THE YOUNG (****)
OOGIELOVES IN THE BIG BALLOON ADVENTURE, THE (*)
PAPERBOY, THE (**)
PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4 (***)
PARANORMAN (****)
PARENTAL GUIDANCE (*)
PEACE, LOVE & MISUNDERSTANDING (***)
PEOPLE LIKE US (***)
PERFECT SENSE (***)
PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER, THE (****)
PIETA (***)
PIRANHA 3DD (**)
PIRATES! BAND OF MISFITS, THE (****)
PITCH PERFECT (****)
PLACE BEYOND THE PINES, THE (****)
PLAYING FOR KEEPS (**)
PORTRAIT OF WALLY (****)
POSSESSION, THE (**)
PREMIUM RUSH (**)
PROJECT X (**)
PROMETHEUS (***)
PROMISED LAND (***)
RAVEN, THE (**)
RED FLAG (***)
RED HOOK SUMMER (**)
RED TAILS (**)
RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION (**)
***REVENANT, THE (***)
RISE OF THE GUARDIANS (***)
RITES OF SPRING (***)
ROAD, THE (**)
ROBOT & FRANK (****)
ROCK OF AGES (**)
ROYAL AFFAIR, A (****)
RUBY SPARKS (****)
RUST AND BONE (****)
SAFE (****)
SAFE HOUSE (***)
SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN (***)
SAMARITAN, THE (***)
SATURDAY MORNING MASSACRE (***)
SAVAGES (***)
SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY, THE (***)
SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD (***)
SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS (****)
SIDE BY SIDE (****)
SILENT HILL: REVELATION (**)
SILENT HOUSE (***)
SKYFALL (****)
*SLEEP TIGHT (****)
*SLEEPLESS NIGHT (****)
SMASHED (****)
SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN (****)
*SNOWMAN'S LAND (***)
*SNOWTOWN [a.k.a. THE SNOWTOWN MURDERS] (***)
***SOLOMON KANE (***)
*SOUND OF MY VOICE (****)
**SOUND OF NOISE (****)
SPARKLE (***)
STAND UP GUYS (**)
STARLET (****)
STEP UP: REVOLUTION (**)
STOLEN (***)
SUSHI: THE GLOBAL CATCH (***)
TAIWAN OYSTER, THE (***)
TAKE THIS WALTZ (***)
TAKEN 2 (**)
TCHOUPITOULAS (***)
TED (****)
THAT'S MY BOY (*)
THINK LIKE A MAN (***)
THIS IS 40 (***)
THIS IS NOT A FILM (****)
THIS MEANS WAR (**)
THIS MUST BE THE PLACE (***)
THOUSAND WORDS, A (**)
THREE STOOGES, THE (***)
THUNDERSTRUCK (**)
TIM & ERIC'S BILLION DOLLAR MOVIE (*)
TO ROME WITH LOVE (***)
TOMORROW, WHEN THE WAR BEGAN (***)
TORTURED, THE (**)
TOTAL RECALL (***)
TOUCHBACK (***)
TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE (***)
TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN - PART 2, THE (**)
UNDEFEATED (****)
UNDERWORLD: AWAKENING (***)
UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: DAY OF RECKONING (***)
VOW, THE (**)
WAITING ROOM, THE (****)
WANDERLUST (***)
WARM BODIES (****)
WARRIORS OF THE RAINBOW: SEEDIQ BALE (***)
WATCH, THE (***)
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU'RE EXPECTING (***)
WHY STOP NOW (**)
WOMAN IN BLACK, THE (****)
*WOMAN IN THE FIFTH, THE (**)
WON'T BACK DOWN (**)
WRATH OF THE TITANS (***)
WRECK-IT RALPH (****)
WUTHERING HEIGHTS (****)
*YOU HURT MY FEELINGS (****)
ZERO DARK THIRTY (****)

Austin Film Festival 2012:
EXQUISITE CORPSE PROJECT, THE (****)
FLIGHT (****)
IT'S A DISASTER (****)
JAYNE MANSFIELD'S CAR (***)
JUNK (***)
LATE QUARTET, A (***)
NOT FADE AWAY (****)
QUARTET (****)
SAPPHIRES, THE (***)
SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (***)
VAMPIRA AND ME (***)

Fantastic Fest 2012:
ABCs OF DEATH, THE (***)
AFTERSHOCK (**)
AMERICAN SCREAM, THE (****)
ANTIVIRAL (***)
BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO (***)
CLOUD ATLAS (****)
COCKNEYS VS. ZOMBIES (***)
COLD BLOODED (****)
COLLECTION, THE (***)
CONSPIRACY, THE (***)
DEAD SUSHI (***)
DOM - A RUSSIAN FAMILY [a.k.a. HOME] (***)
DREDD (****)
EVERYBODY IN OUR FAMILY (***)
EXORCIST IN THE 21ST CENTURY, THE (**)
FRANKENWEENIE (****)
HERE COMES THE DEVIL (**)
HISTORY OF FUTURE FOLK, THE (****)
HOLY MOTORS (****)
I DECLARE WAR (***)
LEE'S ADVENTURE (***)
LOOPER (****)
MIAMI CONNECTION (**)
NEW KIDS NITRO (***)
NO REST FOR THE WICKED (***)
PLAN C (***)
PUSHER (***)
RED DAWN (***)
SIGHTSEERS (****)
TAI CHI 0 (***)
TAPED (***)
TOWER BLOCK (****)
TWO RABBITS (***)
WARPED FOREST, THE (**)

South By Southwest 2012:
21 JUMP STREET (****)
AGGRESSION SCALE, THE (***)
BERNIE (***)
BEWARE OF MR. BAKER (****)
BLACK POND (**)
BLUE LIKE JAZZ (****)
CABIN IN THE WOODS, THE (****)
CASA DE MI PADRE (***)
CITADEL (****)
DO-DECA-PENTATHLON, THE (***)
EXTRACTED (***)
FUNERAL KINGS (****)
GOD BLESS AMERICA (***)
HUNKY DORY (***)
IMPOSTER, THE (****)
INDIE GAME: THE MOVIE (****)
INTRUDERS (***)
IRON SKY (**)
JEFF (***)
KING KELLY (****)
LEAVE ME LIKE YOU FOUND ME (****)
LOVELY MOLLY (***)
PAUL WILLIAMS: STILL ALIVE (****)
[REC] 3: GENESIS (***)
SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN (****)
SHEIK AND I, THE (****)
SINISTER (***)
SOMEBODY UP THERE LIKES ME (****)
TALL MAN, THE (**)
THALE (***)
TRASH DANCE (****)
WIKILEAKS: SECRETS & LIES (****)

Sundance Film Festival 2012:
ARBITRAGE (****)
BACHELORETTE (*** - theatrical cut: ***)
BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD (****)
BLACK ROCK (***)
CELESTE AND JESSE FOREVER (****)
COMPLIANCE (****)
EXCISION (****)
GRABBERS (***)
HELLO I MUST BE GOING (***)
JOHN DIES AT THE END (*** - SXSW cut: ****)
KEEP THE LIGHTS ON (***)
KID-THING (***)
L (**)
LAY THE FAVORITE (**)
OSLO, AUGUST 31ST (****)
PACT, THE (**)
QUEEN OF VERSAILLES, THE (****)
RAID: REDEMPTION, THE (****)
RED LIGHTS (****)
ROOM 237 (****)
SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED (***)
SHADOW DANCER (****)
SHUT UP AND PLAY THE HITS (****)
SIMON KILLER (****)
SLEEPWALK WITH ME (****)
SURROGATE, THE [a.k.a. THE SESSIONS] (****)
V/H/S (****)
WEST OF MEMPHIS (****)
WISH YOU WERE HERE (***)
WORDS, THE (***)
WRONG (****)
YOUR SISTER'S SISTER (***)

Top Ten of 2012 So Far + Honorable Mentions:
01. The Grey
02. Holy Motors
03. Looper
04. The Cabin in the Woods
05. Oslo, August 31st
06. Cloud Atlas
07. Shut Up and Play the Hits
08. The Raid: Redemption
09. ParaNorman
10. The Queen of Versailles
11. The Waiting Room
12. Goon
13. Zero Dark Thirty
14. Jeff, Who Lives at Home
15. Girl Walk // All Day
16. Killer Joe
17. 21 Jump Street
18. Pitch Perfect
19. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
20. The Invisible War
21. Michael
22. This is Not a Film
23. Skyfall
24. Sound of Noise
25. The Pirates! Band of Misfits
26. The Sheik and I
27. Kill List
28. The Innkeepers
29. Headhunters
30. Compliance
31. The Avengers
32. Moonrise Kingdom
33. Seven Psychopaths
34. Sleep Tight
35. Lincoln
36. The Deep Blue Sea
37. The Master
38. The Imposter
39. The Loved Ones
40. Anna Karenina
41. The American Scream
42. Bullhead
43. Searching for Sugar Man
44. Brooklyn Castle
45. Argo
46. Only the Young
47. Wreck-It Ralph
48. The Central Park Five
49. Starlet
50. You Hurt My Feelings

Best of the Fests 2012:
-The History of Future Folk
-Informant
-It's a Disaster
-Leave Me Like You Found Me
-Room 237
-Shadow Dancer
-Sightseers
-Simon Killer
-Tower Block
-Wrong

Bottom Ten of 2012 + Dishonorable Mentions:
01. That's My Boy
02. Branded
03. The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure
04. Parental Guidance
05. Atlas Shrugged: Part II
06. Tim & Eric's Billion Dollar Movie
07. Gone
08. The Devil Inside
09. 4:44 Last Day on Earth
10. Beneath the Darkness
11. A Thousand Words
12. Area 407
13. The Apparition
14. Don't Go in the Woods
15. Joyful Noise
16. Silent Hill: Revelation
17. The Babymakers
18. Iron Sky
19. The Tortured
20. The Paperboy

- as of 12/31/12 -

*seen in '11
**seen in '10
***seen in '09


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