My ten favorite movies of the year (and more)

10 favorite movies of 2012:

(Updated 12.28.12 to reflect the addition of Django Unchained at #5.)

  1. Skyfall
  2. The Avengers
  3. The Dark Knight Rises
  4. Indie Game: The Movie
  5. Django Unchained
  6. Looper
  7. Moonrise Kingdom
  8. The Hobbit
  9. Wreck-It-Ralph
  10. Argo

Previously #10 prior to the addition of Django Unchained: Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Honorable mentions: 21 Jump Street, The Raid: Redemption, Lincoln, Beasts of the Southern Wild, The Cabin in the Woods.

5 favorite movies I finally saw in 2012 (aka my new-found love of James Cameron):

  1. Alien
  2. Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  3. The Terminator
  4. Aliens
  5. Insomnia

5 favorite movies of all-time as of December 2012

  1. The Social Network
  2. The Dark Knight
  3. Inception
  4. Collateral
  5. Skyfall

Favorite TV (shows I watched in 2012, not necessarily the current season)

  1. Breaking Bad (Season 5, Part 1)
  2. Luther (Series 1)
  3. American Horror Story (Season 1)
  4. Sherlock (Series 2)
  5. Sons of Anarchy (Season 4)

Best Performances

  • Bryan Cranston (Walter White, Breaking Bad)
  • Anne Hathaway (Selina Kyle/Catwoman, The Dark Knight Rises)

Best Directing

  • Christopher Nolan, The Dark Knight Rises

Best Writing

  • Rian Johnson, Looper

Best Cinematography

  • Roger Deakins, Skyfall

Best Superhero

  • Chris Evans (Steve Rogers/Captain America, The Avengers)

Best Villain

  • Javier Bardem (Silva, Skyfall)

Best Editing

  • Kelley Dixon, Breaking Bad

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