2012 brought some good stuff in the cinemas. The Oscar nominees have just been announced this week. So we thought it was time to honor the best movies of 2012 in a special post. Of course our taste isn’t as impeccable as the taste of the Oscar jury, but we can’t help it that we like movies with a cheesy happy end… (plus a cheesy beginning and a cheesy middle, because how would you get to the cheesy happy ending otherwise?!). Well click on the pictures and you will see what we learned from going to the movies in 2012.
Rebel Wilson proved again that women can be funny (get over it guys!). After Bridesmaids in 2011 with the hilarious Melissa McCarthy (you might know her as Sookie from Gilmore Girls) who we could name the Queen of Comedy, we met the heir to her throne in movies like “What To Expect When You Are Expecting”, “Bachelorette” and “Pitch Perfect” in 2012: Rebel Wilson. In the latter she improvised most of her brilliant lines. We love to see more of this Comedy Princess in 2013!
The Perks of Being A Wallflower is this generation’s The Breakfast Club. We think that when people ask in a couple of years what the movie of this generation was (besides the ones about wizards and sparkly vampires) The Perks of Being A Wallflower will be the answer. It was a great story, also a bit uneasing and confronting sometimes, but a striking story about being the outsider. Plus the soundtrack was amazing! And Emma Watson proved she could be more than a super smart witch.
Pitch Perfect provided the soundtrack for our inner-sixteen-year-old-self. Talking about cheesy movies we adored… Pitch Perfect is the absolute number one in this category. It was super funny, had great songs, an awesome cast (besides the girls, Skylar Astin was absolutely adorable) and it mentioned The Breakfast Club several times (yes, it one of our all time favorites)! Plus when you listen to the soundtrack you are totally replaying the movie in your head. We are definitely not forgetting about this movie soon!
Argo was the most nerve wracking (and brilliant) movie of the year. The movie has a great balance between some very serious stuff (getting six escaped hostages out of the country before they are discovered) and the Hollywood humor (because being a filmcrew is their cover). The most famous line is “Argo f*ck yourself” by Alan Arkin – he even got nominated for an Oscar because of it. Argo also including a voice-over by former president Carter during the credits – so don’t stop watching after the final scene. We are not going to tell you how it ends, we are just going to say it’s a must watch. So why aren’t you watching already?
Channing Tatum was everywhere… and most of the time shirtless. Yes, 2012 was the year of Channing Tatum as stripper Magic Mike, undercover cop in 21 Jump Street and loyal husband in The Vow. Well we have to admit that we were freaking out more about Johnny Depp’s appearance in 21 Jump Street (and missed most of the scene because of it… hello it’s still Johnny Depp), but you couldn’t overlook Channing in Magic Mike and the Vow of course.
Anna Kendrick proved she could be more than that fast talking Twilight kid. Okay, she already did a great job with serious parts on movies like Up In The Air and 50/50… but if we are talking about Channing Tatum being everywhere what about Anna Kendrick?! She did five movies in 2012 (according to IMDB) and we think she is one of the most successful Twilight kids (besides the core trio). Plus the girl can sing, has moves and has comedic skills. Our personal favorite is her part as Beca on Pitch Perfect.
Step Up 4 had the coolest dance moves of all the Step Up movies. Step Up 4 Revolution/Miami Heat stepped it up when it comes to the dance scenes in the movie. Of course it was the same old story about a boy and a girl from two different worlds, but the performance art pieces were beautiful (and in 3D) and the music was (again) superb. Plus we saw some fan favorites return!
If you want to brush up your French watch Intouchables. The story is about a young offender Driss who turns up at the house of an aristocrat who needs a caretaker, because he is a quadriplegic. He hires Driss because he doesn’t take pity on his situation and the two become great friends eventually. It’s a really touching story – based on true events – about friendship. You won’t regret watching this movie.
While watching Breaking Dawn you totally panicked… because THAT DID NOT HAPPEN IN THE BOOK! Carlisle’s supposed death was one of the most shocking things the Twihards saw in 2012. Admit it, you were actually relieved when you found out it was just Alison’s vision and not reality. You probably even chuckled a bit. Don’t worry the same happened to the other people in the theatre. Well done, Twilight creators for surprising all of us in the final minutes of the Saga!