Top 10 Movies of 2012

Top 10 Movies of 2012

1. Zero Dark Thirty– The gripping tale of the 10 year search for Osama bin Laden.

2. Argo-Ben Affleck’s film centering on the 1979 hostage crisis.

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Zero Dark Thirty (R) ★★★★

Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler, Jennifer Ehle and Chris Pratt star in “Zero Dark Thirty.” Photo Credit: Columbia Pictures 

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The Impossible (PG-13) ★★★½

Naomi Watts and Tom Holland in “The Impossible.” Photo Credit: Summit Entertainment 

 

 

Incredibly Powerful True Story

 

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Hitchcock (PG-13) ★★★

 

From left, Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren star in “HITCHCOCK.” Photo Credit: Fox Searchlight   Click here to listen to Hollywood 360 Radio Network podcast with Sarah Knight Adamson

 

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Argo (R) ★★★★

Ben Affleck directs and stars in “ARGO.” Photo Credit: Warner Bros.

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One of the Best Films of the Year

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower (PG-13) ★★★½

(L to R) Erin Wilhelmi, Adam Hagenbuch, Logan Lerman, Mae Whitman, Exra Miller and Emma Watson star in THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER Photo: Courtesy of Summit Entertainment © 2011 Summit Entertainment, LLC. All… Read more

Pitch Perfect (PG-13) ★★★

(L to R) Ashley (Shelly Regner), Stacie (Alexis Knapp), Fat Amy (Rebel Wilson), Aubrey (Anna Camp), Cynthia Rose (Ester Dean), Beca (Anna Kendrick), Lilly (Hana Mae Lee), Denise (Wanetah Walmsley), Chloe (Brittany Snow) and Jessica… Read more

End of Watch (R) ★★★★

From left, Michael Peña and Jake Gyllenhaal are partners in the LAPD in “END OF WATCH” Photo Credit: Open Road 

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Hit & Run (R) ★★★1/2

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard star in the action packed rom-com, “HIT & RUN.” Photo Credit: Open Road Films Run to the Theater for this Sure Hit

When Charlie Bronson gets a knock from the

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The Amazing Spider-Man (PG-13) ★★★1/2

Andrew Garfield is Peter Parker and Spider-Man in “THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN.” Photo Credit: Columbia Pictures  

Nothing Short of Amazing

After nearly a decade in hibernation since Sam Raimi’s legendary Spider-Man trilogy began, director Marc Webb Read more

Magic Mike (R) ★★★★

 From left, Adam Rodriguez, Kevin Nash, Channing Tatum and Matt Bomer in “MAGIC MIKE.”

Strip Your Mind of Initial “Magic Mike” Stereotypes, This Film Has Substance

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Moonrise Kingdom (PG-13) ★★★½

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Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG-13) ★★★½

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Check In to Marigold, You’ll Want an Extended Stay

Some say, “Life is a series of collisions with the future; it is not the sum of what we have been, … Read more

Marvel's The Avengers (PG-13) ★★★½

“Marvel’s The Avengers” Photo Credit: Paramount Studios, Disney and Marvel Comics

Comic Book Heroes are Marvelous!

“Marvel’s The Avengers” is a comic book lover’s ultimate fantasy: witnessing several favorite superheroes together, fighting evil and of … Read more

CIMM Fest 2012 Recap

The 4th edition of the Chicago International Movies & Music Festival offered up four days of diverse film selections.  Most of the features were paired with fun shorts as openers.  Though the night lineups seemed … Read more

Mirror Mirror (PG) ★★★1/2

Julia Roberts (left) and Lily Collins (right) in “Mirror Mirror.” Photo Credit: Relativity Media

“Mirror Mirror” Reflects Some of Roberts’ Best Evil Work

Julia Roberts is royally evil in the latest reimagining of the classic … Read more

The Hunger Games (PG-13) ★★★1/2

Jennifer Lawrence stars as ‘Katniss Everdeen’ in THE HUNGER GAMES. Photo Credit: Murray Close

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Jeff, Who Lives at Home (R) ★★★1/2

Jason Segel (left) and Ed Helms (right) are brothers in “Jeff, Who Lives at Home” Photo Credit: Paramount Vantage

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21 Jump Street (R) ★★★1/2

Jonah Hill, left, and Channing Tatum star in Columbia Pictures’ action comedy “21 Jump Street.” PHOTO BY: Scott Garfield © 2012 Columbia TriStar Marketing Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Safe House (R) ★★★1/2

Rouge agent Tobin Frost (Denzel Washington) and rookie CIA operative Matt Weston (Ryan Reynolds) star in “Safe House.” Photo Credit: Universal Pictures

Trust No One

Are you someone who notoriously leans to the person next … Read more

Haywire (R) ★★★½

Gina Carano performs her own stunts as Mallory Kane in “Haywire” Photo Credit: Relativity Media

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Gina Carano: Knockout

Move over Angelina, there’s a new girl in town. With a stellar cast consisting of … Read more