TOP 10 SPECIAL: Year 2012 highlights – part 1

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As you can see, this is the beginning of a set of TOP 10’s that will appear until a new year will come along (today, tomorrow, 28th, 31st and January 1st) and everything starts all over again. To say at least, I’m very excited to end off this year and also welcome new beginnings: 2012 has been extremely amazing! To celebrate this occasion I decided to put together five lists of things that I missed, I loved, I loved some more, I reviewed and I managed to achieve with this blog. Are you excited? I am! So let’s begin and take this blog from 2012 to 2013 with a solid TOP 10 bang!

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Sometimes I’m extremely behind with movies because I need a special mood in order to watch them. This goes for many movies in this list and I’m trying to get over that tricky mood thing but with no luck so far. On most cases though, the availability of the movie will determine my movie watching and also the location of cinemas. Year 2012 was especially difficult in terms of having a cinema and then not having enough money to go to the cinema, hence the lack of movies from 2012 that everybody else seemed to review. So here is a list of movies I missed but which I definitely want to see, feel free to add some to this list that’s kind of a reminder for myself as well.

I most likely will watch: Hitchcock, Holy Motors, Anna Karenina and Killing Them Softly

2012part1p1Facts are simple, I’m not a big fan of Lord of the Rings but at the same time, I’m not completely neutral when it comes to the trilogy. Despite this, when the news of The Hobbit hit the media and all that commotion started with the amount of material that lead to more movies than expected, I stayed rather emotionless. Still, many are especially excited over this and I wanna be in fashion so, definitely going to watch The Hobbit next year. Plus: I need more Martin Freeman in my life.

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Although IMDb says that the movie is from 2011 the cinema releases are all from 2012, so I’m putting The Cabin in the Woods into this list and hopefully I get to it soon enough. I’ve put this movie off for so long, mostly because I’m really bad with horror movies and even though this one is said to be one of the well written ones, I live alone so horror is not my first choice of entertainment. Despite the fact that I don’t mind Hemsworth’s bulging muscles and want to get lost into Jesse Williams’ eyes, I still haven’t seen it. But those reasons have to be enough to see this in 2013!2012PART1P3This has had some pretty decent feedback from people and I am itching to see this movie so badly! I have to admit, I watched the trailer for this because at the beginning, I wasn’t very sure if I wanted to see it or not, and then all of a sudden the trailer changed my mind. I will try to watch this as soon as possible, maybe even by the time this list goes up but I doubt that I will find that mood. Damn, my mood is tricky sometimes, I wish I didn’t have it.

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Well, historical movie about Abraham Lincoln and not the version where he kills vampires, hence a supernatural free story should be great. Also, it has Daniel Day-Lewis in the lead and he looks scary similar to Lincoln himself. Haven’t watched the trailer and haven’t read much about it except a joke that I thought was pretty funny. “Lincoln is doing great in theaters, historically this has not been true” – let’s face it, it’s a little bit funny and since it is doing well in theaters, I will give this one my attention.

2012PART1P5Can’t wait – can’t wait to see Wreck-It Ralph! I saw the trailer, I don’t mind watching trailers for animated movies and first of all, I was so-so impressed how innovative the idea behind it is. Already so excited to see this soon and add it to the list of best animated movies from 2012 next to Brave because I have no doubt that this is going to be my favorite. I have that good feeling about it, you know.  Plus, I think John C. Reilly has a great voice for animation!

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So year 2012 was all about Jennifer Lawrence for me and I have no doubt that she will continue to be one of my favorites. When it comes to Bradley Cooper, I was not sure in him until I saw The Words – honestly, that man surprised me into liking him a lot after that. Hence an even bigger desire to see Silver Linings Playbook and I’m quite sure I will love it as much as I love Lawrence.

2012PART1P7So I had to pick one of two movies I had in mind and I chose Killer Joe over Killing Them Softly. Not that I won’t watch both, just wanted to make the list a bit more versatile and I have a feeling that those two are very similar movies. Though I would pick Brad Pitt over Matthew McConaughey I think Killer Joe will be a better fit for me. Especially since I am excited to see Juno Temple again.

2012PART1P8So this one is a special one because I have high hopes for its cinematography being one of my favorites. I’ve seen the art work that has been going around and to be honest, I think I want to see it in a cinema if I had a chance. Doubt it will run over a month in Estonia but maybe the local cinema in my home town will start showing it by the time I get back home. If not, going to find out which one of my friends has the biggest TV and bribe them into watching Life of Pi.

2012PART1P10This is a tricky one for me because I could have watched this a long time ago but since I have a low tolerance for Kristen Stewart I want to keep a certain distance. I watched Snow White and after that, I needed a long break from her and therefore On the Road hasn’t made it on my screen yet. Garrett Hedlund would be the reason to watch it in addition to the writer-plot thing. Movies surrounded with writing are just my thing these days but I still can’t put my Stewart hate aside.

2012PART1P9For somebody who has been living under a rock for the past few weeks, I think mentioning the fact that this movie is on the hunt for Oscars might be the first thing to do. Anne Hathaway is one of my favorites when it comes to teen stars growing up and actually becoming stars! Hugh Jackman is also one of my reasons to watch it in addition to Eddie Redmayne who has something something going on. Am I thrilled that it is a musical? Well, not so much but I need to be aware of the award-movies, right? No blogger can miss the big movies and I’ve missed too many so far.

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New list up tomorrow, stay tuned for more of my countdown from 2012 to 2013!

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9 thoughts on “TOP 10 SPECIAL: Year 2012 highlights – part 1”

  1. From what I gathered Killing them Softly and Killer Joe could not be more different from each other 🙂 I hope you will like KJ, it’s my number two of the year. Argo and The Cabin in the Woods are fantastic, On the Road is quite average on the other hand. I will see Lincoln tonight and if I survive this I’ll review it soon 🙂

    1. Interesting, they seem from what I know (which is not based on trailers nor reviews but just pictures and so on) very a like. A man, killer..
      I will try to get to all of those in the new year. 🙂

  2. I’m right behind you in all these ones. I haven’t gotten around to seeing The Hobbit and Les Miserables but I should get those in before 2012 ends. Silver Linings Playbook left my theatres before I had time to go see it and now they only have the French dubbed version which I don’t like seeing. Argo, Wreck It Ralph and Life of Pi all ones I will pick up when its gets the Blu-ray release. As for Cabin in the Woods, maybe I’ll get it in soon since I just managed to get it in boxing day sales today! I’m really bad with horror movies as in no sleep for at least a few nights, but this one got some pretty impressive reviews so I am very intrigued 🙂

    1. Yeah, I plan to catch up on these before January ends but we’ll see how the story will go. I’m bad at catching up. Still catching up on 2011 best ones!

  3. Great list! I’m just about to post my top 10 list on The Hobbit so naturally I LOVED the movie. If you love Martin Freeman then you absolutely must see it pronto. He’s just sooo perfect as Bilbo!

      1. Is there a discount cinema there in Sweden? In my city, there’s a cheap theater (only $2.5) for movies that’s been out of the major cinemas run but before they get to DVD. It’s a good way to catch up on movies affordably.

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