Sunday, June 2, 2013

Releases 2012 (final list)

This blog post is a continuation of my earlier blog posts.

Hope you have seen all the 30 earlier 2012 movies i suggested:). Here are some more 2012 movies i enjoyed:).  

Silver Linings Playbook 
Silver Linings Playbook is a very sweet and charming film about characters with mental illness:). Here, after a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.The movie works mainly because of its script,which is original,refreshing,funny and charming:). You will be smiling throughout the movie:). Another plus point of the movie are its performances.Bradley Cooper as Pat does a fantastic job,one can feel the anxiety and pain the character is going through:). Jennifer Lawrence is fantastic too as bad mouthed and vulnerable Tiffany:).Robert De Niro is brilliant in his supporting role as well and brings in the most laughs with his superstitious beliefs:).Overall, Silver Linings Playbook is a very sweet,charming and easily likeable film that you should not miss:).

Genre:- Comedy, Drama.
Director:- David O. Russell.
Stars:- Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence,Robert De Niro.
Oscar Buzz:-
Won Oscar (Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role).
7 Other Nominations (Best Achievement in Directing, Best Achievement in Film Editing, Best Motion Picture of the Year, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Writing- Adapted Screenplay).
Bore Meter:- Won't get bored. Its refreshing and charming throughout:).
My Rating:-

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is the 1st installment of the Hobbit Trilogy by Peter Jackson.This movie may not be as good as Peter Jackson's LOTR movies,but still is a pretty good watch:). Here, a younger and more reluctant Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out on an "unexpected journey" to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of Dwarves to reclaim their stolen mountain home from a dragon named Smaug. The movie works mainly because of its special effects:). This movie is a visual treat to watch:),best enjoyed in 3d:). Direction by Peter Jackson is pretty good too:). But where the movie falters is the story. The movie is almost 3 hours long but doesn't have much in terms of storyline.Overall, its still a pretty good watch mainly due to its visual effects and good direction by Peter Jackson:).

Genre:- Action, Adventure, Fantasy.
Director:- Peter Jackson.
Stars:-  Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen.
Oscar Buzz:-
Nominated for 3 Oscars (Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling, Best Achievement in Production Design, Best Achievement in Visual Effects). 
Bore Meter:- Won't get bored. Has superb visual effects:).
My Rating:-

The Impossible
The Impossible is based on the deadly 2004 tsunami that hit South East Asia.This movie tell the story of a tourist family in Thailand caught in the destruction and chaotic aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.The movie mainly works because of its direction:). Director Juan manages to engage the audience and makes them feel the pain of the tragedy that happened.Also what works for the movie are its performances:). Naomi Watts is superb in her role and the kids do a pretty good job as well:). The special effects,especially the tsunami sequence has been beautifully shot:). Overall, The Impossible is a very good movie and sure is a great watch:).

Genre:- Action,Drama.
Director:- Juan Antonio Bayona.
Stars:- Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor.
Oscar Buzz:-
Nominated for Oscar (Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role).
Bore Meter:- Won't get bored.Is engaging throughout:).
My Rating:-

Sinister is a very well made horror movie:). Here, a true-crime writer finds a cache of 8mm home movies films that suggest the murder he is currently researching is the work of a serial killer whose career dates back to the 1960s.The movie mainly works because of its storytelling:). Sinister offers a refreshing change to the dull and repetitive horror movies of recent times:). The movie engages and keeps you in your toes throughout:). Overall, Sinister is a good and refreshing watch,if you haven't seen a good horror movie for a long time:),

Genre:- Horror, Mystery, Thriller.
Director:- Scott Derrickson.
Stars:- Ethan Hawke.
Bore Meter:- No chance of getting bored:). Keeps you thrilled throughout:).
My Rating:- 

Jack Reacher 
Jack Reacher is a good action thriller:) .Here, a homicide investigator digs deeper into a case involving a trained military sniper who shot five random victims.The movie works mainly because of its interesting plot,it manages to keep you engaged:). Tom Cruise does a good job and adds great star value to the movie:). But the movie suffers slightly due to its slow pace.Overall, Jack Reacher is a good action thriller that is definitely worth a watch:).

Genre:- Action, Mystery, Thriller.
Director:- Christopher Mcquarrie.
Stars:- Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike.
Bore Meter:- Won't get bored.Keeps you engaged:).
My Rating:-


End of Watch
End of Watch takes a very different approach to film making:). Shot documentary-style, this film follows the daily grind of two young police officers in LA who are partners and friends, and what happens when they meet criminal forces greater than themselves.The movie is engaging and gives you a great feel of the characters and life of policemen:). Overall, End of Watch is a good and engaging watch:).

Genre:- Action, Drama.
Director:- David Ayer.
Stars:- Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Pena, Anna Kendrick.
Bore Meter:- Won't get bored.Has decent pace:).
My Rating:-

Here Comes the Boom
Here Comes the Boom is a good fun comedy movie:). In this movie, a high school biology teacher looks to become a successful mixed-martial arts fighter in an effort to raise money to prevent extra-curricular activities from being axed at his cash-strapped school.This is a good fun movie to watch and has enough laughs to keep you engaged.Do watch this one:).

Genre:- Comedy.
Director:- Frank Coraci.
Stars:- Kevin James, Salma Hayek.
Bore Meter:- No chance of getting bored.Several laugh out loud moments:).
My Rating:-


  1. good list, many more movies to watch!! :)

  2. @Kram: Thanks:). Do watch them all:).

  3. Nice list bro. Yet to see End of Watch but will watch it now as u mentioned it. Sinister is one of the best movies made from the list above. Totally new script. Also the impossible was good but tragic at the same time. Can't say much about the others but they're one time watch.

  4. @Ravi: Thanks for ur comment:).