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i've been to see more movies this year than in the last 5 combined.

the reason being is the enormous amount of high quality films this year.
thankfully this is not a year where the artist could even compete for best picture.

prometheus
argo
the avengers
the hobbit
django
zero dark thirty
silver linings playbook
lincoln
life of pi
le mis
moonrise kingdom


i can't remeber a year with so many outstanding releases

this is cinematic heaven!!!

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Yeah. My list would look like this:

Dark Knight Rises
Prometheus
End of Watch
Cloud Atlas
Django Unchained
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oops, forgot dark knight.

but then again, its easy to overlook a good film like that when
you have a plethora of cinematic treats.

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oops, forgot dark knight.

but then again, its easy to overlook a good film like that when
you have a plethora of cinematic treats.

Yeah 2012 was pretty good looking back on it. Too bad so many people get hung up the little things and forget to have fun at the movies. You'd think people were a little more open to breaking the binary dichotomy. It's as bad as democrats and republicans in here sometimes.
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However..... 2012 the movie was not wonderful. tongue.gif

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However..... 2012 the movie was not wonderful. tongue.gif

you are correct! it's up there with new years eve!

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Prometheus and Dark Knight Rises? Seriously, people? Honest to god...


josh must have a search engine set up for the word prometheus

mention it and he'll be around shortly to bitch about it
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Yeah. My list would look like this:

Dark Knight Rises
Prometheus
End of Watch
Cloud Atlas
Django Unchained

I haven't seen cloud atlas nor Django unchained so I cannot comment but I do agree with DKR,Prometheus and End of Watch.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/18/best-picture_n_2710419.html

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An interesting article...

It opens up that age-old debate of whether B.O. receipts are a true reflection of the QUALITY of a movie.

Should the A.A. reflect the best "artistically" or the best "liked?"
I can argue this both ways...
For me at least, there is no easy answer.

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An interesting article...

It opens up that age-old debate of whether B.O. receipts are a true reflection of the QUALITY of a movie.

Should the A.A. reflect the best "artistically" or the best "liked?"
I can argue this both ways...
For me at least, there is no easy answer.

i don't think b.o. totals are the correct way to evaluate a movie.

what i do believe worth noting is that 2012 had an unusually excellent number of mainstream films released which were
well accepted by the viewing public, hence the healthy revenues.

while i haven't seen all the nominated best picture films, clearly most of them are very well received.

tomatometer: argo 96%
zero dark 30 94%
armour 93%
silver linings 92%
lincoln 89%
django 89%


i agree with what harvey said, this is the best crop of best picture nominees in 20 years.

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An interesting article...

It opens up that age-old debate of whether B.O. receipts are a true reflection of the QUALITY of a movie.

Should the A.A. reflect the best "artistically" or the best "liked?"
I can argue this both ways...
For me at least, there is no easy answer.

How many people spend money on a thing, is in no way an indicator of its quality, and movies are no different. They can be, by happenstance, but in general not at all. I think the argument can be made that it should be a healthy indicator, but that would mean that the movie going public pay to see a good movie, vs the latest blockbuster, whatever movie their friends and coworkers deem good, or whatever seems most entertaining. Especially when you consider that the ten highest grossing movies of all time, are not even close to the ten best movies of all time. or even the last ten years. Maybe LOTR:ROTK is in the discussion, but nothing else.

Though I definitely agree that this has been a time of almost unprecedented movie goodness in such a short period of time, that have seen box office success.

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How many people spend money on a thing, is in no way an indicator of its quality, and movies are no different. They can be, by happenstance, but in general not at all. I think the argument can be made that it should be a healthy indicator, but that would mean that the movie going public pay to see a good movie, vs the latest blockbuster, whatever movie their friends and coworkers deem good, or whatever seems most entertaining. Especially when you consider that the ten highest grossing movies of all time, are not even close to the ten best movies of all time. or even the last ten years. Maybe LOTR:ROTK is in the discussion, but nothing else.

Though I definitely agree that this has been a time of almost unprecedented movie goodness in such a short period of time, that has seen box office success.



If I'm not mistaken all of the best picture nominees have grossed over 100 million except beasts and armour.

That is not what usually occurs, another testament to the wide appeal of the fine nominees.

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