We’ve picked our top five viral videos, then our top five tunes. So how can we go without picking our top five flicks of 2012? We’ve watched so many great films this year that narrowing it down to just five almost made it seem like favoritism. Some of you might’ve also watched some of our top five flicks so feel free to agree or disagree with us.
Here goes! Our top five flicks of 2012 are:
Ted (June 2012)
We thought this flick would never see daylight in Malaysia so imagine our surprise when we heard that “Ted” was going to be released in our cinemas. After hearing much about the hilarity that ensues when a teddy bear comes to life, we didn’t think twice before catching it on the silver screen. The outcome? Sure, the bear can sometimes be a horrible friends to have but, oh how we wish we had our very own “thunder buddy” too! Our review here.
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The Dark Knight Rises (July 2012)
As they would often say, that all good things must come to an end. The Batman film series under Christopher Nolan’s reign had its final curtain call half a year ago – but we still remember it like it was just yesterday. Funny how initially Nolan was so hesitant about making “The Dark Knight Rises” because it turned out to be one of the best installments of the Batman film series yet. More than sufficient to have ended the franchise on a high note. Our review here.
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Looper (September 2012)
What do you get when you put Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis together in an action-with-elements-of-time-travel film together? Sheer epicness. This film is not only one of our top 5 flicks – it’s also one of the most underrated ones. Of course, we highly advise moviegoers to walk into this one without any expectations whatsoever. We also ask for people to not question time travel or the idea of time travel, for it might ruin the “Looper” experience. Our review here.
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Life of Pi (November 2012)
Prepare to have your mind (and eyes) completely blown away because Ang Lee obviously wasn’t planning to leave any human brain untouched with this spectacular cinematic experience. One wouldn’t even need to watch this in 3D to experience the full effect of “Life of Pi”. On its own, its groundbreaking, ethereal-looking special effects coupled with precise storytelling already wins so hard with us. The film is not something we’d say you could give a miss if it’s no longer showing in the cinemas – because you can’t give it a miss. You shouldn’t give it a miss. Our review here.
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Les Misérables (December 2012)
Before we walked into this one, we were warned to better have packs of Kleenex on us. So we really expected this one to be a sob fest. But it was hard to cry when the cast of Les Misérables (Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe, Samantha Banks, Eddie Redmaybe) made such an impression that it left us gaping in awe. The film really does transport you out of your world and into their without you even realizing it. Every pained expression garners your sympathy, every strained note stabs your heart – you get the picture. Watch this one before the year is over. Please. Our review here.
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Any one of the above are your personal favourites too? Let us know!