2012 in Review

Around a week ago, I did an eight-part poll with a few of my fellow movie bloggers. 2012 is coming to an end as we know it, and it’s interesting to look at how the opinions of different film bloggers compare:

(NOTE: Responses are listed in alphabetical order; reviews from other blogs are linked when possible, otherwise I have included my respective reviews)
3 Likely Contenders for the Best Picture Oscar…
Alexander Diminiano (Cinemaniac Reviews): Argo, Les Misérables, Lincoln
Alec Muzquiz (A Door into Movies): Argo, Lincoln, The Sessions
Andy Staats (Andy Watches Movies): Argo, Life of Pi, Lincoln
Charles Khosla (Cinematic): Argo, Lincoln, The Master
Fernando Rafael Quintero Castañeda (Committed to Celluloid): Argo, Les Misérables, Silver Linings Playbook

5 Favorites of the Year…
Alexander Diminiano: Chico & Rita, Haywire, Moonrise Kingdom, Prometheus, Titanic 3D
Alec Muzquiz: Argo, End of Watch, The Grey, Prometheus, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
Andy Staats: Beasts of the Southern Wild, The Cabin in the Woods, The Dark Knight Rises, Moonrise Kingdom, Prometheus
Charles Khosla: Amour, Beasts of the Southern Wild, The Dark Knight Rises, The Master, Moonrise Kingdom
Fernando Rafael Quintero Castañeda: The Amazing Spider-Man, The Hunger Games, Looper, Prometheus, Skyfall

5 Least Favorites of the Year…
Alexander Diminiano: The Innkeepers, Mirror Mirror, The Raid: Redemption, Snow White and the Huntsman, The Woman in Black
Alec Muzquiz: The Babymakers, Cosmopolis, One for the Money, A Thousand Words (click for my review), V/H/S
Andy Staats: “None – I didn’t see enough 2012 films to have any of them”
Charles Khosla: John Carter, Red Tails, A Thousand Words, The Three Stooges, Wrath of the Titans
Fernando Rafael Quintero Castañeda: “I don’t think I hated any of the films I’ve seen so far this year, but John Carter and Rock of Ages were pretty bad. Now that I think of it, I did hate Snow White and the Huntsman.”

3 Biggest Disappointments of the Year…
Alexander Diminiano: The Avengers, The Bourne Legacy, Dark Shadows
Alec Muzquiz: Brave, The Dark Knight Rises, Dark Shadows
Andy Staats: The Avengers, The Girl, Jiro Dreams of Sushi
Charles Khosla: John Carter (“it had Bryan Cranston in it but I didn’t know he was only in about 5 minutes of the film”), Prometheus (“not bad but I expected a lot more”), Red Tails (“Bryan Cranston’s also in it”)
Fernando Rafael Quintero Castañeda: The Avengers, The Cabin in the Woods, The Five-Year Engagement

4 Presumably Awful Films that Still Have Us Curious…
Alexander Diminiano: House at the End of the Street, Project X, Rock of Ages, That’s My Boy (UPDATE: “Rock of Ages” has been watched since the initial writing of this post)
Alec Muzquiz: Alex Cross, The Expendables 2, The Guilt Trip, Taken 2 (click for my review)
Andy Staats: Dredd, The Man with the Iron Fists, Savages, Taken 2 (click for my review)
Charles Khosla: The Man with the Iron Fists, Savages, Total Recall, Trouble with the Curve
Fernando Rafael Quintero Castañeda: “I have no idea how to answer this question.”

1 Film We Found Far Less Enjoyable than Most Others…
Alexander Diminiano: The Raid: Redemption
Alec Muzquiz: The Dark Knight Rises
Andy Staats: The Hunger Games
Charles Khosla: The Hunger Games (“the more I look back, the less I like it”)
Fernando Rafael Quintero Castañeda: Ted

1 Film We Found Far More Enjoyable than Most Others…
Alexander Diminiano: Act of Valor
Alec Muzquiz: Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
Andy Staats: Ted (“would probably be the closest thing – I saw some really negative reviews of that”)
Charles Khosla: The Three Stooges (“I did put it on my most hated but there actually are a few laughs”)
Fernando Rafael Quintero Castañeda: The Amazing Spider-Man

4 Upcoming Releases We’re Dying to Watch…
Alexander Diminiano: Amour, Les Misérables, Lincoln, Zero Dark Thirty
Alec Muzquiz: Django Unchained, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Les Misérables, This Is 40
Andy Staats: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Zero Dark Thirty
Charles Khosla: Django Unchained, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Zero Dark Thirty
Fernando Rafael Quintero Castañeda: Argo, Les Misérables, Moonrise Kingdom (click for my review), Rust and Bone (“none have been released in Mexico yet” UPDATE: “Argo” and “Rust and Bone” have both been watched since the initial writing of the post)

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11 thoughts on “2012 in Review

  1. Awesome 🙂

    After watching Argo and Rust and Bone I want to add them to my top 5 but don’t know which ones to take out! hahah
    And if I had to replace those on my “most anticipated” list, I’d choose The Great Gatsby and Django Unchained.

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