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Film 2012

Over the next twelve months I will be keeping a full list of all the films that I watch. The films in blue are ones that I am viewing for the first time. Those in black are films I’ve seen before.

**Update Dec 30th – Comments and scores to be added**

1. Jan 1 – Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian 6/10 enjoyable and well realised
2. Jan 2 – Max Payne 3/10 recreating the atmosphere of the game without the fun
3. Jan 14 – The Guard 7/10 Brilliantly black comedy but not quite as good second time around
4. Jan 15 – Limitless 7/10 Love the style and direction
5. Jan 19 – The Iron Lady 5/10 Crass and disappointingly insubstantial
6. Jan 22 – The Artist 8/10 Classy
7. Jan 23 – Star Trek (2009) 7/10 Far from perfect reboot but still fun
8. Jan 24 – Zombieland 7/10 Smart take on the zombie genre with a superb cast
9. Jan 25 – Hot Rod 6/10 Silly but fun
10. Jan 28 – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 6/10 Good but nothing more
11. Jan 28 – Drive 8/10 Stylish beyond compare
12. Feb 19 – Woman in Black 7/10 Superior reimagining with plenty of scares
13. Feb 19 – In Bruges 7/10 deliciously dark
14. Feb 26 – Moneyball 8/10 The best sports film since…
15. Feb 27 – Muppets 6/10 old fashioned fun
16. Feb 27 – Midnight in Paris 8/10 Allen’s best film in years, smart and very enjoyable
17. Mar 1 – John Carter 6/10 Fun but over-long Disney Sci-Fi with unnecessary 3D
18. Mar 3 – Wanted 7/10 Silly, OTT but fun
19. Mar 4 – Thor 8/10 The best superhero movie so far
20. Mar 9 – Iron Man 7/10 Smart origin story
21. Mar 9 – Transformers Dark of the Moon 4/10 Amazing action scenes but utterly souless
22. Mar 11 – Green Lantern 5/10 so so superhero
23. Mar 11 – Frost/Nixon 7/10 great perfomances
24. Mar 18 – Young Adult 5/10 meh
25. Mar 24 – Hanna 6/10 Good film, great soundtrack
26. Mar 25 – 21 Jump Street 8/10 Relentlessly laugh-out-loud funny
27. Mar 25 – Hunger Games 7/10 good film with some excellent performances
28. Mar 25 – The Illusionist 6/10 fun but flawed
29. Apr 2 – Captain America 7/10 a super hero
30. Apr 7 – Cabin in the Woods 8/10 excellent subversion of the teen slasher genre
31. Apr 8 – Dawn of the Dead (2004) 7/10 not a patch on the original but still good
32. Apr 13 – The Devils Playground 5/10 interesting but flabby and overlong documentary on the Amish right of passage ‘Rumspringa’
33. Apr 13 – Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom 8/10 Incredibly powerful documentary set in the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan
34. Apr 15 – The Dilemma 5/10 reasonable but shallow bromance movie
35. Apr 19 – Avengers Assemble 9/10 the biggest and best superhero blockbuster ever
36. Apr 20 – Two-Headed Shark Attack 3/10 Awful and yet oddly watchable
37. Apr 21 – Tron Legacy 6/10 enjoyable and much better than I expected
38. Apr 22 – Mirror Mirror 5/10 fun re-imagining of the Snow White story
39. Apr 22 – Headhunters 8/10 a big, sexy, violent Norweigan version of Hustle
40. Apr 24 – Thor 8/10 the road to Assemble
41. Apr 28 – Avengers Assemble 9/10 still brilliant
42. Apr 29 – Thor 8/10 yes, Thor again
43. Apr 29 – Dreams of a Life 6/10 Desperately sad documentary
44. Apr 30 – Silent House 4/10 Fright free chiller
45. May 5 – Source Code 7/10 Enjoyable time twisting action
46. May 6 – American Reunion 7/10 this pie is as tasty as ever
47. May 6 – Avengers Assemble 9/10 still loving it
48. May 7 – Avengers Assemble 9/10 even better with friends
49. May 14- Safe 6/10 Statham hitting things – great fun
50. May 14 – Snow White & The Huntsman 6/10 a dark fairy tale
51. May 16 – Men in Black 3 6/10 back on form and good family fun
52. May 20 – Johnny English Reborn 5/10 silly, funny and a good enough way to pass a afternoon
53. May 21 – Haywire 7/10
54. May 21 – Megamind 6/10
55. May 21 – In Time 7/10 suprisingly enjoyable Logans Run-lite romp
56. May 26 – Killers 5/10
57. May 26 – Bridesmaids 1/10 one of the worst films I’ve ever, ever seen. Utter dog shit
58. May 29 – Beastly 4/10
59. May 29 – Super 8 7/10 Abrahms dark ET tale, let down by the monster
60. May 30 – Tintin 4/10 fun but souless take on the Tintin adventures
61. May 30 – Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows 7/10 – Superior sequel  
62. May 31 – The Artist 8/10  A delicious slice of cinematic nostalgia
63. May 31 – Carnage 7/10  a small disagreement leads to big performances
64. June 1 – New Years Eve 5/10
65. June 3 – Hall Pass 5/10
66. June 4 – Prometheus 5/10 over-zealous marketing, disappointing film
67. June 9 – Crazy Stupid Love 8/10 classy comedy
68. June 10 – Gantz: Perfect Answer 5/10 not perfect nor an answer but utterly bonkers
69. June 12 – J Edgar 6/10 interesting film, great performances, awful prosthetics
70. June 13 – X Men: First Class 4/10 X-Men: the swinging years
71. June 14 – Avengers Assemble 9/10 better on each viewing
72. June 14 – Rock of Ages 11/10 ok, not quite 1 louder, but a solid 7/10 for RoA fans
73. June 16 – Anatomy of a Murder 7/10 Stewart/Scott coutroom classic but a weak ending
74. June 16 – I am Number Four 6/10
75. June 16 – Shame 9/10 One of the best films of 2011, Fassbender is astounding
76. June 16 – Stranger Than Fiction 8/10
77. June 18 – The Woman in Black – 7/10
78. June 18 – Batman Begins – 7/10 flabby but promising orgin movie
79. June 21 – One night in Turin – 6/10
80. June 22 – Taken – 7/10
81. June 23 – The Hangover 2 – 6/10
82. June 23 – Everything Must Go
83. June 23 – 300
84. June 23 – American Psycho
85. June 24 – Tron Legacy
86. June 25 – Girl Model
87. July 1 – Fright Night (2011)
88. July 1 – The Ides of March
89. July 2 – Galaxy Quest
90. July 4 – Lars and the Real Girl
91. July 6 – Drive
92. July 8 – Amazing Spiderman
93. July 9 – 21 Jump Street
94. July 10 – Forgetting Sarah Marshall
95. July 14 – Magic Mike
96. July 15 – Seeking a friend for the end of the World
97. July 15 – Blue Valentine
98. July 16 – The Social Network
99. July 17 – Haywire
100. July 18 – The Dark Knight
101. July 20 – The Dark Knight Rises
102. July 25 – The Change Up
103. Aug 12 – The Dictator
104. Aug 19 – The Imposter
105. Aug 19 – Take this Waltz
106. Aug 21 – Lord of War
107. Aug 26 – Apollo 18
108. Aug 26 – Cowboys and Aliens
109. Aug 26 – Team America: World Police
110. Aug 27 – Friends with Benefits
111. Sept 1 – Jiro Dreams of Sushi
112. Sept 2 – Bad Teacher
113. Sept 3 – Word Wars
114. Sept 8 – The Third Man
115. Sept 11 – Dark Shadows
116. Sept 12 – Trekkies 2
117. Sept 19 – Total Recall (2012)
118. Sept 25 – Office Space
119. Sept 26 – Total Recall (1990)
120. Sept 26 – Step Brothers
121. Sept 26 – Avengers Assemble
122. Sept 30 – Looper
123. Oct 1 – Moonrise Kingdom
124. Oct 6 – 50/50
125. Oct 7 – The Descendants
126. Oct 10 – Helter Skelter (LFF)
127. Oct 11 – The Hunt (LFF)
128. Oct 12 – Lore (LFF)
129. Oct12 – Teddy Bear (LFF)
130. Oct 13 – Ginger and Rosa (LFF)
131. Oct 14 – Ruby Sparks
132. Oct 14 – For Loves Sake (LFF) – (Ai to Makoto) 
133. Oct 15 – My Ammityville Horror (LFF)
134. Oct 16 – Hyde Park on Hudson (LFF)
135. Oct 17 – Argo (LFF)
136. Oct 18 – Compliance (LFF)
137. Oct 19 – Jeffery Dahmer Files (LFF)
138. Oct 19 – Seven Psychopaths (LFF)
139. Oct 20 – Japan in a Day (LFF)
140. Oct 20 – Celeste and Jesse Forever (LFF)
141. Oct 20 – Silver Linings Playbook (LFF Suprise Film)
142. Oct 21 – End of Watch (LFF)
143. Oct 23 – Prometheus
144. Nov 1 – The Man who changed his Mind
145. Nov 2 – Berbarian Sound Studio
146. Nov 4 – Rust and Bone
147. Nov 11 – Horrible Bosses
148. Nov 17 – The Master
149. Nov 20 – The Fifth Element
150. Nov 20 – Equalibrium
151. Nov 20 – Real Genius
152. Nov 17  – Sighseers
153. Nov 24 – Bernie
154. Nov 25 – Jack and Jill
155. Dec 1 – Star Trek
156. Dec 2 – Election
157. Dec 4 – Les Miserables
158. Dec 8 – Contagion 
159. Dec 9 – The Thing (2011)
160. Dec 10 – The Raid
161. Dec 11 – Adjustment Bureau
162. Dec 16 – Tower Heist
163. Dec 22 – Dear Santa
164. Dec 22 – Mrs Miracle 2: Miracle in Manhatten
165. Dec 22 – Four Christmases
166. Dec 24 – Scrooged
167. Dec 25 – Snow Dogs
168. Dec 25 – Ted
169. Dec 27 – The Amazing Spider-Man
170. Dec 27 – Magic Mike
171. Dec 27 – Rock of Ages
172. Dec 28 – The Dark Knight Rises
173. Dec 29 – Life of Pi
174. Dec 30 – Back to the Future