SimplyScripts Discussion Board
Blog Home - Produced Movie Script Library - TV Scripts - Unproduced Scripts - Contact - Site Map
ScriptSearch
Welcome, Guest.
It is October 21st, 2018, 7:22pm
Please login or register.
Was Portal Recent Posts Home Help Calendar Search Register Login

If you wish to join this discussion board, please send me a message. Please do read the guidelines that govern behavior on the discussion board. It will make for a much more pleasant experience for everyone. A word about SimplyScripts and Censorship


Scripts Studios are posting for award consideration
The Scripts of the October OWC

The Night Gallery 7 Week Challenge

Short Script of the Day | Featured Script of the Month | Featured Short Scripts Available for Production | Submit Your Script

How do I get my film's link and banner here?
All screenplays on the simplyscripts.com and simplyscripts.net domain are copyrighted to their respective authors. All rights reserved. This screenplaymay not be used or reproduced for any purpose including educational purposes without the expressed written permission of the author.
Forum Login
Username: Create a new Account
Password:     Forgot Password

SimplyScripts Screenwriting Discussion Board    Reviews    Movie, Television and DVD Reviews  ›  Best of 2012 Moderators: Nixon
Users Browsing Forum
No Members and 1 Guests

 Pages: « 1, 2, 3 » : All
Recommend Print
  Author    Best of 2012  (currently 6068 views)
Andrew
Posted: January 5th, 2013, 10:00pm Report to Moderator
Yellow



Location
London, England
Posts
1543
Posts Per Day
0.44

Quoted from James McClung


You wouldn't mind giving me a brief skinny on this one, would you? Amour and Zero Dark Thirty are essentially the last two flicks I'm waiting on seeing for 2012 but seems I might be in for something of a wait on the former. I don't know anybody who's seen it at this point and would be down to hear a few good words.


Same re: Zero. Not out here for a couple of weeks. Amour was out a few weeks ago in UK. Slow, but rewarding is what I'd say in a few good words! It's not winning awards for nothing. But The Hunt is Euro flick of the year.


Logged Offline
Private Message Reply: 15 - 30
CrusaderVoice
Posted: January 8th, 2013, 1:17am Report to Moderator
Purple



Posts
162
Posts Per Day
0.07
Is it me or was 2012 one of the years for movies in a long time?

Technically, Zero Dark Thirty is a 2012 movie, but I'm counting it in 2013 since it opens in MY city that year...and I can't wait to see it! With my schedule, it probably won't be until March when it's playing at second-run discount theater, but I'm there!

The wheels are still turning in my head on how to rank them...since I liked so much stuff, I've got an upper tier and a lower tier.

Top teir: The Hobbit, Skyfall, Hunger Games, Lincoln.

Second teir: Wreck-It-Ralph, The Avengers, Brave, The Amazing Spider-Man, Dark Knight Rises, Goon.

Haven't seen, but read the scripts and they were impressive: Django Unchained and Flight.

Have not seen but need to track down the DVD for Ballplayer: Poletero.  
Logged Offline
Private Message Reply: 16 - 30
Toby_E
Posted: January 8th, 2013, 8:39am Report to Moderator
Green



Location
London, UK
Posts
988
Posts Per Day
0.26
After viewing it again last night, Oslo, August 31st is my favourite film of the year. Hell, it's in my top 3 of all time.

It's one of the most beautiful, heartbreaking films I have seen in a long time. I cannot recommend it highly enough. 2012 was a great year for Norwegian films.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oslo,_August_31st


Logged Offline
Private Message Reply: 17 - 30
James McClung
Posted: January 8th, 2013, 6:40pm Report to Moderator
Yellow



Location
Washington, D.C.
Posts
3374
Posts Per Day
0.70

Quoted from Andrew
Same re: Zero. Not out here for a couple of weeks. Amour was out a few weeks ago in UK. Slow, but rewarding is what I'd say in a few good words! It's not winning awards for nothing. But The Hunt is Euro flick of the year.


Thanks, man. As it happens, I just found out Amour will be coming to both of the Landmark theaters in the DC area this weekend. I thought for sure I'd had to wait for a DVD release as the film was supposed to come out in theaters December 19 (usually DC will get a foreign release the week after the initial US distribution starts). Needless to say, I'm looking forward to some new Haneke in the near future.

I've heard nothing but good things about The Hunt. Mads Mikkelsen is great and I've been meaning to check out some Vinterberg for a while now. This one, I'd expect a wait for as well but what with Amour's surprise release, maybe not.


Logged
Private Message Reply: 18 - 30
Oney.Mendoza
Posted: January 9th, 2013, 1:53am Report to Moderator
Purple



Location
Bay Area, CA
Posts
224
Posts Per Day
0.04
I can't sleep so I'll go a little in-depth in why I liked my top 10.  I haven't seen Zero Dark Thirty, Silver Linings Playbook, Beasts of a Southern Wild, The Impossible, or Hitchcock, and I'm sure I'll like those.

Argo - A well done, engaging film.  It was a great blend of humor and tension.  I liked all the characters and how the actors portrayed them, the dialogue, everything.  I left satisfied.  A fine film.

The Dark Knight Rises - Big fan of Nolan's trilogy.  This film definitely delivered and everyone involved brought their A-game.  Not just a good Batman movie, but a great action film.

Frankenweenie - Adorable film.  I loved all the quirky characters and fast pace. I prefer this over 'Paranorman' which everyone seems to love.

Moonrise Kingdom - Oddball characters, funny dialogue, impressive young actors, and a charming story.  

Django Unchained - Not my favorite QT film but still a well made film nonetheless.  All the actors simply amazed me.

The Cabin in the Woods - An insane idea that feels like it technically shouldn't work but yet, it does.  Very original.  I loved all the characters and how unpredictable it all was.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower - TV spots promoted this as "Breakfast Club for Today's Generation" - that it's not but it's still a great film with interesting characters and a satisfying conclusion.

Prometheus - Yes, it didn't live up to the hype but I thought this was still a really good science fiction film with an interesting mystery inserted.  Good performance by Noomi.

Detention - Holy effing hell.  How did nobody see this?  Trailer sucks but this film rocks.  Filled with pop culture references (which I love), zany characters and hilarious dialogue.  It's a slasher/science fiction film with a time traveling bear/parody comedy film.  Took two viewings for me to understand/catch everything but I did.  Gnarly film.  Give it 10 years and this will be a cult classic.

Smashed - Odds are you haven't seen this indie film.  Mary Elizabeth Winstead gives a heartbreakingly realistic performance of a recovering alcoholic.  Great dialogue.

Honorable mentions:

Bachelorette - I don't know why this gets so much hate.  Hilarious!  Much funnier imo than anything Judd Apatow has brought of late.  Hilarious mean, spirited characters.  Kirsten Dunst owns it.

Pitch Perfect - I didn't have any interest in seeing this.  Not really my thing but this is surprisingly smart and funny.

Celeste and Jesse Forever - I love Rashida Jones and I appreciate her effort in the screenplay.  I can relate to the characters trying to remain friends after a breakup.  The unlikely cast actually delivered.  Good film.

ONEY



Revision History (1 edits)
Oney.Mendoza  -  January 12th, 2013, 8:28pm
Logged
Private Message Reply: 19 - 30
DarrenJamesSeeley
Posted: January 9th, 2013, 3:12am Report to Moderator
Yellow



Location
Michigan.USA
Posts
1346
Posts Per Day
0.45
Best (no order)
The Dark Knight Rises
Argo
Skyfall
Moonrise Kingdom
Salmon Fishing In The Yemen
John Carter
The Avengers
Bully
Ted
Lincoln

Honorable Mentions (no order)
Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
End Of Watch
The Hobbit
Snow White and The Huntsman
Pitch Perfect
The Grey

Die and never come back!
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Wonderlust
Resident Evil : Retribution
Underworld Awakening
The Raid : Redemption
This Means War
Ghost Rider : Spirit Of Vengeance
Wrath Of The Titans
Battleshit. I mean, Battleship.

and the film that lives in special infamy
The Devil Inside*

* Last week I put Expendables 2 in the ten because I thought it was worse than the first film, in spite of Van Damme. But yesterday I was flippin' cable channels and I was reminded that YES there WAS something in 2012 that was worse...a lot worse.


"I know you want to work for Mo Fuzz. And Mo Fuzz wants you to. But first, I'm going to need to you do something for me... on spec." - Mo Fuzz, Tapeheads, 1988
my scripts on ss : http://www.simplyscripts.net/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?m-1095531482/s-45/#num48
The Art!http://www.simplyscripts.net/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-knowyou/m-1190561532/s-105/#num106
Logged Offline
Site Private Message AIM YIM Reply: 20 - 30
Andrew
Posted: January 11th, 2013, 11:30am Report to Moderator
Yellow



Location
London, England
Posts
1543
Posts Per Day
0.44

Quoted from DarrenJamesSeeley
Best (no order)
The Dark Knight Rises
Argo
Skyfall
Moonrise Kingdom
Salmon Fishing In The Yemen
John Carter
The Avengers
Bully
Ted
Lincoln

Honorable Mentions (no order)
Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
End Of Watch
The Hobbit
Snow White and The Huntsman
Pitch Perfect
The Grey

Die and never come back!
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Wonderlust
Resident Evil : Retribution
Underworld Awakening
The Raid : Redemption
This Means War
Ghost Rider : Spirit Of Vengeance
Wrath Of The Titans
Battleshit. I mean, Battleship.

and the film that lives in special infamy
The Devil Inside*

* Last week I put Expendables 2 in the ten because I thought it was worse than the first film, in spite of Van Damme. But yesterday I was flippin' cable channels and I was reminded that YES there WAS something in 2012 that was worse...a lot worse.


Best Exoctic Marigold Hotel was a lovely little film. Full of heart and very entertaining.


Logged Offline
Private Message Reply: 21 - 30
James McClung
Posted: January 12th, 2013, 7:54pm Report to Moderator
Yellow



Location
Washington, D.C.
Posts
3374
Posts Per Day
0.70
Finally saw Zero Dark Thirty. The subject matter never particularly grabbed me but still a more or less solid film with a stellar climax.

And with that, I've effectively seen everything I felt I needed to see in 2012, save for a slight trickle of foreign films that won't be released in the U.S. for some time. I think this was a phenomenal year for film. This fall, in particular, felt like one great film after another. Far too many to be represented in a top 10.

Thus, I've opted for a top 20 of 2012...

Best (in order):

1. Amour
2. Killer Joe
3. Django Unchained
4. The Master
5. Argo
6. Cosmopolis
7. Life of Pi
8. Killing Them Softly
9. The Raid
10. Silver Linings Playbook

Honorable mention (alphabetical):

11. Beyond the Black Rainbow
12. Dark Horse
13. Detachment
14. Excision
15. John Dies at the End
16. Looper
17. Seven Psychopaths
18. Skyfall
19. Smashed
20. Zero Dark Thirty


Logged
Private Message Reply: 22 - 30
Oney.Mendoza
Posted: January 12th, 2013, 8:27pm Report to Moderator
Purple



Location
Bay Area, CA
Posts
224
Posts Per Day
0.04

Quoted from James McClung


14. Excision

19. Smashed


Hey!  Props to you buddy for including these.  I completely forgot to include Excision in my honorable mention portion (I meant to damnit!).  I loved it - great performances all around.  Great humor and an unsettling ending.

And I loved Smashed - saw it twice in theatres.  I was hoping it would've been a bigger hit because I'm sure if it have been MEW definitely would've gotten her Golden Globe or Oscar nomination for this.

ONEY


Logged
Private Message Reply: 23 - 30
James McClung
Posted: January 13th, 2013, 2:42pm Report to Moderator
Yellow



Location
Washington, D.C.
Posts
3374
Posts Per Day
0.70
Thanks man!

Smashed was one of my favorite movies this year. I loved pretty much everything about it and really appreciated its exploration of alcoholism in a non-perjorative light. MEW most definitely gave an Oscar worthy performance but alas, there's only so many slots in the actor categories. I would've loved for Killer Joe and The Master to get some (more) Oscar nods but with so many great films out there, you can't expect everyone to make the cut.

Nevertheless, a top 10 film for me.

Excision, I didn't like so much upon first viewing but it did grow on me. I always loved the performances and the imagery but the rest took a moment to catch up with me. I've since seen it two more times and I really gotta tip my hat to it. It's a really unique film in the way it mixes genres and influences together and the characters are surprisingly nuanced. I also watched the DVD commentary and the director has almost the exact same taste in movies as I do so I consider this the work of a kindred spirit.


Logged
Private Message Reply: 24 - 30
Andrew
Posted: March 9th, 2013, 6:10am Report to Moderator
Yellow



Location
London, England
Posts
1543
Posts Per Day
0.44

Quoted from Andrew
Can't build a top 10 until I've seen Django, Les Mis, Beasts, Cloud Atlas and Zero, but having seen pretty much all the Oscar contenders, the Oscar bait and a whole load in between, here is where I'm at:

The standouts:

- The Hunt
- Headhunters
- The Raid
- The Dark Knight Rises
- Cabin in the Woods
- Wild Bill
- Killer Joe

Best of the rest:

- The Imposter
- Amour
- End of Watch
- Sinister
- Silent House
- Silver Linings Playbook
- Argo
- Ill Manors
- Perks of Being a Wallflower
- How I Spent My Summer Vacation


Having now seen all the big hitters, I will add Life of Pi and Cloud Atlas to this list, with Cloud Atlas being my personal favourite of 2012.

Good year all in all.


Logged Offline
Private Message Reply: 25 - 30
James McClung
Posted: April 9th, 2013, 1:26am Report to Moderator
Yellow



Location
Washington, D.C.
Posts
3374
Posts Per Day
0.70
Just saw Perks of Being a Wallflower. Honestly shocked at how good it was, even considering the word of mouth. I expect I'll have to amend my top 10 to include this (where, I'm not sure).

For its entire duration, I felt like it was teetering on the edge of being a really tawdry film. The plot and character archetypes are all very familiar and hipster iconography is aplenty. I wouldn't say that's the film's fault as the book was published in 1999 when I expect this particular brand of coming-of-age fiction wasn't so played out but that doesn't change the fact that we've all seen this story before. But ultimately, I felt like the film counteracted that with complex characters with genuine exuberance and love of life but also genuine pain and darkness and a general no-bullshit approach to the subject matter. The writing's also solid (the book's author serves as writer/director) and every single performance is top notch (I think Ezra Miller in particular might be the best actor of his generation). No matter how close the film comes to dropping the ball, it never does and follows through to the very end.

Loved it.


Logged
Private Message Reply: 26 - 30
sniper
Posted: April 9th, 2013, 7:01am Report to Moderator
Yellow


My UZI Weighs A Ton

Location
Northern Hemisphere
Posts
2430
Posts Per Day
0.91
Saw Dredd the other day and was pleasantly surprised. It's not good in any way but it didn't suck as much as I thought it would. Stupid but fairly entertaining.


Down in the hole / Jesus tries to crack a smile / Beneath another shovel load
Logged
Private Message Reply: 27 - 30
nawazm11
Posted: April 19th, 2013, 4:40am Report to Moderator
Green



Posts
982
Posts Per Day
0.38
Ah, it's that time again. Not enough great films this year IMO. From what I've watched, my list goes like this -- with some extra detail.

1. Flight - Denzel Washington really impressed me here, incredibly acting.
2. The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Very surprised at how much I enjoyed this, I think this would've been my number 1 if it wasn't for the marketing campaign. Honestly, I thought the film was some teen romance about Emma Watson being the main character. I should've done a little more research about who the movie is actually about... Ezra Miller is now on my 'watch' list.
3. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World - Again, surprised at how much I enjoyed this, not into rom-coms since most of them suck but I thought this had a good angle.
4. The Master - This grew on me, some great human acting throughout.
5. Silver Linings Playbook - Wasn't enjoying the first twenty minutes but after the fight between De Niro and Cooper, this had me hooked.
6. Cloud Atlas - Props for originality and trying something new.
7. Looper - Fun, fun, fun.
8. Django Unchained - Even more fun.
9. Prometheus - Enjoyable movie if you take it for what it is.
10. Argo - Surprisingly tense even with all the tonal shifts.

Honorable Mentions:
21 Jump Street
The Dark Knight Rises
Moonrise Kingdom
John Dies at the End
Life of Pi
Wreck It Ralph
Amour
The Dictator

Most Overrated film of the year - Brave

Films I haven't watched with good reviews:
Lincoln
Skyfall
Beasts of the Southern Wild
The Hunt

I'm probably missing a few that I liked but this is my current list.
Logged
Private Message Reply: 28 - 30
Toby_E
Posted: April 19th, 2013, 7:39am Report to Moderator
Green



Location
London, UK
Posts
988
Posts Per Day
0.26
Hey Mo,

As a fan of dramas, you really need to check out a brilliant Norwegian film called Oslo, August 31st.

IMO the best film of 2012, and one of my favourite dramas of all time.


Logged Offline
Private Message Reply: 29 - 30
 Pages: « 1, 2, 3 » : All
Recommend Print

Locked Board Board Index    Movie, Television and DVD Reviews  [ previous | next ] Switch to:
Was Portal Recent Posts Home Help Calendar Search Register Login

Forum Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post polls
You may not post attachments
HTML is on
Blah Code is on
Smilies are on


Powered by E-Blah Platinum 9.71B © 2001-2006