2012

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Each review will be linked to the title below.

(*seen originally in theaters)

(**seen rereleased in theaters)

  • 2-Headed Shark Attack
  • 3,2,1… Frankie Go Boom – directed by Jordan Roberts, starring Charlie Hunnam, Chris O’Dowd, Lizzy Caplan, & Ron Perlman
  • 12/12/12
  • 16 Love
  • 21 Jump Street – directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, starring Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Brie Larson, Dave Franco, Rob Riggle, & Ice Cube
  • 28 Hotel Rooms
  • 40 Days and Nights
  • 40 Point Plan
  • The ABCs of Death
  • About Cherry – directed by Stephen Elliott, starring Ashley Hinshaw, James Franco, Heather Graham, & Dev Patel
  • Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies
  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter* – directed by Timur Bekmambetov, starring Benjamin Walker, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rufus Sewell, & Marton Csokas
  • Ace Attorney – directed by Takashi Miike – Japan
  • Act of Valor
  • After
  • The Aggression Scale
  • Ai to Makoto – directed by Takashi Miike – Japan
  • Air Collision
  • Alex Cross
  • Alien Origin
  • Allegiance
  • Alter Egos
  • The Amazing Adventures of the Living Corpse
  • The Amazing Spider-Man
  • American Reunion
  • Amour – directed by Michael Haneke – France/Austria/Germany
  • Any Day Now
  • Apostle Peter and the Last Supper
  • The Apparition
  • Arbitrage
  • Arcadia
  • Argo – directed by and starring Ben Affleck, with Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, & John Goodman
  • Art Machine
  • Atlas Shrugged: Part II
  • ATM
  • Atom the Amazing Zombie Killer
  • The Avengers* – directed by Joss Whedon, starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Clark Gregg, Cobie Smulders, Stellan Skarsgård, & Samuel L. Jackson
  • The Babymakers
  • Bachelorette
  • Bad Ass
  • Bad Kids Go to Hell
  • Barbie in A Mermaid Tale 2 – straight to video
  • Barbie: The Princess and the Popstar – straight to video
  • The Barrens
  • Barricade
  • Batman: The Dark Knight Returns – straight to video
  • The Battery
  • Battlefield America
  • Battleship
  • The Bay
  • BearCity 2: The Proposal
  • Beast of the Southern Wild
  • The Beauty Inside
  • Being Flynn
  • Ben Banks
  • Bending the Rules
  • Bernie – directed by Richard Linklater, starring Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine, & Matthew McConaughey
  • Best Man Down
  • Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3: Viva la Fuesta! – straight to video
  • Beyond
  • Beyond Outrage – directed by and starring Takeshi Kitano – Japan
  • Big Miracle
  • Big Top Scooby-Doo! – straight to video
  • Bill W
  • Bindlestiffs
  • Black Rock
  • Blood for Irina
  • Border Run
  • The Bourne Legacy
  • Brake
  • Branded
  • Brave*
  • Breaking Wind – straight to video
  • Broken Roads
  • Bully – documentary
  • Butter
  • The Cabin in the Woods
  • Caesar and Otto’s Deadly Christmas
  • California Solo
  • California Winter
  • Call Me Kuchu
  • The Campaign
  • Caroline and Jackie
  • Casa de Mi Padre
  • Celeste and Jesse Forever
  • The Central Park Five – documentary
  • Changing the Game
  • Chasing Ice – documentary
  • Chasing Mavericks
  • Chernobyl Diaries
  • Chimpanzees – documentary
  • A Christmas Story 2 – TV movie
  • Christmas with the Dead
  • Chronicle* – directed by Josh Trank, starring Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell, Michael B. Jordan, Michael Kelly, & Ashley Hinshaw
  • The Citizen
  • Clash of Empires
  • Cloud Atlas – directed by The Wachowskis (as Lana & Andy) & Tom Tykwer, starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Doona Bae, Ben Whishaw, James D’Arcy, Zhou Xun, Keith David, Susan Sarandon, & Hugh Grant
  • The Cold Light of Day
  • The Collection
  • Come Morning
  • The Comedy
  • Compliance
  • Contraband
  • Cosmopolis – directed by David Cronenberg, starring Robert Pattinson, Paul Giamatti, Samantha Morton, Sarah Gadon, Mathieu Amalric, Juliette Binoche, Jay Baruchel, & Kevin Durand
  • Cowgirls ‘n Angels
  • Crave
  • Crazy Eyes
  • Crooked Eyes
  • CZ12 – directed by and starring Jackie Chan – Hong Kong
  • Damsels in Distress – directed by Whit Stillman, starring Greta Gerwig, Adam Brody, & Analeigh Tipton
  • The Dark Knight Rises* – directed by Christopher Nolan, starring Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, & Morgan Freeman
  • Dark Shadows – directed by Tim Burton, starring Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green, Jackie Earle Haley, Jonny Lee Miller, Chloë Grace Moretz, & Bella Heathcote
  • Dark Tide
  • A Dark Truth
  • Darling Companion – directed by Lawrence Kasdan, starring Mark Duplass, Richard Jenkins, Diane Keaton, Kevin Kline, Elisabeth Moss, Sam Shepard, Dianne Wiest, & Ayelet Zurer
  • Day One
  • Dead Before Dawn
  • Dead Man’s Burden
  • Deadfall
  • Deadline
  • Death Race 3: Inferno
  • Deep Dark Canyon
  • Detachment
  • Detention of the Dead
  • The Devil Inside
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
  • The Dictator
  • Divorce Invitation
  • Django Unchained* – directed by Quentin Tarantino, starring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, & Samuel L. Jackson, with Walton Goggins, Dennis Christopher, James Remar, Michael Parks, & Don Johnson
  • The Do-Deca-Pentathlon – directed by Jay & Mark Duplass
  • Don’t Change the Subject
  • Dracula 3D – directed by Dario Argento – France/Italy/Spain
  • Dracula Reborn
  • Dragon Eyes
  • Dysfunctional Friends
  • Eating Out 5: The Open Weekend
  • Eden
  • Elevator
  • Elf-Man
  • Emperor
  • End of Watch – directed by David Ayer, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Peña, Anna Kendrick, Natalie Martinez, America Ferrera, Frank Grillo, & David Harbour
  • Ernest & Celestine – France
  • Evidence
  • Evil Head
  • Excision
  • Exit Strategy
  • The Expendables 2* – directed by Simon West, starring Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Liam Hemsworth, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bruce Willis, & Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Extracted
  • Filly Brown
  • Fire with Fire
  • The First Time – directed by Jon Kasdan, starring Britt Robertson, Dylan O’Brien, James Frecheville, & Victoria Justice
  • The Fitzgerald Family Christmas – directed by and starring Edward Burns, with Kerry Bishé, Heather Burns, Marsha Dietlein, Caitlin FitzGerald, Anita Gillette, Tom Guiry, Ed Lauter, Mike McGlone, Noah Emmerich, & Connie Britton
  • The Five-Year Engagement – directed by Nicholas Stoller, starring Jason Segel, Emily Blunt, Rhys Ifans, Chris Pratt, & Alison Brie
  • Flicka: Country Pride
  • Flight – directed by Robert Zemeckis, starring Denzel Washington, Don Cheadle, Kelly Reilly, John Goodman, Bruce Greenwood, & Melissa Leo
  • For a Good Time, Call… – directed by Jamie Travis, starring Ari Graynor, Lauren Miller Rogen, Justin Long, Sugar Lyn Beard, Mimi Rogers, Nia Vardalos, Mark Webber, & James Wolk
  • For Ellen – directed by So Yong Kim, starring Paul Dano, Jon Heder, Shaylena Mandigo, Jena Malone, Margarita Levieva, Dakota Johnson, & Alex Mauriello
  • For the Love of Money – directed by Ellie Kanner-Zuckerman, starring Yehuda Levi, Edward Furlong, James Caan, Jeffrey Tambor, Jonathan Lipnicki, & Paul Sorvino
  • The Forger – directed by Lawrence Roeck, starring Josh Hutcherson, Hayden Panettiere, Lauren Bacall, Alfred Molina, Dina Eastwood, & Billy Boyd – aka Carmel-by-the-Sea
  • Forgetting the Girl
  • Fortress
  • Frankenweenie – directed by Tim Burton, starring the voices of Charlie Tahan, Frank Welker, Martin Short, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Landau, Atticus Shaffer, & Winona Ryder
  • Friends with Kids – directed by and starring Jennifer Westfeldt, with Kristen Wiig, Adam Scott, Maya Rudolph, Chris O’Dowd, Edward Burns, Megan Fox, & Jon Hamm
  • Fun Size
  • Gambit – directed by Michael Hoffman, written by Joel & Ethan Coen, starring Colin Firth, Cameron Diaz, Alan Rickman, & Stanley Tucci
  • Gayby
  • Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance* – directed by Neveldine/Taylor, starring Nicolas Cage, Ciarán Hinds, Violante Placido, Johnny Whitworth, Christopher Lambert, & Idris Elba
  • Girl in Progress
  • God Bless America
  • Gone
  • Good Deeds
  • The Grey
  • The Guilt Trip
  • Haywire – directed by Steven Soderbergh
  • Hello I Must Be Going
  • Here Comes the Boom
  • Hick
  • High School
  • Hit and Run
  • Hope Springs – directed by David Frankel, starring Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones, & Steve Carell
  • Hotel Transylvania* – directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, starring the voices of Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, Steve Buscemi, David Spade, CeeLo Green, Fran Drescher, Molly Shannon, Jon Lovitz, & Chris Parnell
  • House at the End of the Street
  • The Hunger Games – directed by Gary Ross, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Stanley Tucci, & Donald Sutherland
  • I Do
  • Ice Age: Continental Drift – directed by Steve Martino & Michael Thurmeier, starring the voices of Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Queen Latifah, Seann William Scott, Josh Peck, Chris Wedge, Keke Palmer, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Jennifer Lopez, Josh Gad, & Peter Dinklage
  • Jack Reacher – directed by Christopher McQuarrie, starring Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, David Oyelowo, Richard Jenkins, Jai Courtney, Werner Herzog, & Robert Duvall
  • Jayne Mansfield’s Car – directed by & starring Billy Bob Thornton, with Robert Duvall, John Hurt, Kevin Bacon, Ray Stevenson, Frances O’Connor, Ron White, & Robert Patrick
  • Jeff, Who Lives at Home – directed by Jay & Mark Duplass, starring Jason Segel, Ed Helms, Judy Greer, and Susan Sarandon
  • John Carter*
  • Journey 2: The Mysterious Island – directed by Peyton Reed, starring Dwayne Johnson, Michael Caine, Josh Hutcherson, Vanessa Hudgens, Luis Guzmán, & Kristin Davis
  • Joyful Noise
  • Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D – concert documentary
  • Keep the Lights On
  • Killer Joe – directed by William Friedkin
  • A Late Quarter
  • Lawless – directed by John Hillcoat, starring Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, & Guy Pearce
  • Lesson of the Evil – directed by Takashi Miike – Japan
  • A Letter to Momo – Japan
  • Liberal Arts – directed by and starring Josh Radnor, with Elizabeth Olsen, Richard Jenkins, Allison Janney, John Magaro, & Elizabeth Reaser
  • Life of Pi – directed by Ang Lee
  • Lincoln – directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader, Hal Holbrook, and Tommy Lee Jones
  • A Little Bit of Heaven
  • Lockout
  • Lola Versus
  • The Loneliest Planet
  • Looper* – directed by Rian Johnson, starring Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt, Pierce Gagnon, Paul Dano, Noah Segan, Piper Perabo, & Jeff Daniels
  • The Lorax*
  • The Lucky One
  • Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted
  • Madea’s Witness Protection
  • Magic Mike – directed by Steven Soderbergh, starring Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, & Matthew McConaughey
  • The Magic of Belle Isle – directed by Rob Reiner
  • Maladies
  • Man on a Ledge – directed by Asger Leth, starring Sam Worthington, Jamie Bell, Elizabeth Banks, Edward Burns, Anthony Mackie, Genesis Rodriguez, & Ed Harris
  • The Man with the Iron Fists*
  • Marley – documentary
  • The Master – directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, starring Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Amy Adams
  • Me and You – directed by Bernardo Bertolucci – Italy
  • Men in Black 3 – directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, starring Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, Jemaine Clement, Michael Stuhlbarg, & Emma Thompson
  • Mirror Mirror
  • Moonrise Kingdom* – directed by Wes Anderson, starring Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, Bob Balaban, & Harvey Keitel
  • Nobody Walks
  • The Odd Life of Timothy Green
  • On the Road
  • One for the Money
  • One Small Hitch
  • The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure
  • The Oranges – directed by Julian Farino, starring Hugh Laurie, Leighton Meester, Catherine Keener, Oliver Platt, Allison Janney, Alia Shawkat, & Adam Brody
  • The Paperboy
  • Paranormal Activity 4
  • ParaNorman* – directed by Sam Fell & Chris Butler, starring the voices of Kodi Smit-McPhee, Jodelle Ferland, Bernard Hill, Tucker Albrizzi, Anna Kendrick, Casey Affleck, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Leslie Mann, Jeff Garlin, Elaine Stritch, Tempestt Bledsoe, Alex Borstein, & John Goodman
  • Parental Guidance – directed by Andy Fickman, starring Billy Crystal, Bette Midler, Marisa Tomei, & Tom Everett Scott
  • Peace, Love & Misunderstanding – directed by Bruce Beresford, starring Jane Fonda, Catherine Keener, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Elizabeth Olsen, Nat Wolff, Chace Crawford, Kyle MacLachlan, & Rosanna Arquette
  • People Like Us
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • Piranha 3DD – straight to video
  • The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!* – released in North America, Australia and New Zealand as The Pirates! Band of Misfits – UK
  • Pitch Perfect
  • The Possession
  • Premium Rush
  • Price Check
  • Project X
  • Prometheus – directed by Ridley Scott
  • Puppet Master X: Axis Rising – straight to video
  • The Queen of Versailles
  • Rampart
  • The Raven
  • Red Dawn
  • Red Hook Summer – directed by Spike Lee
  • Red Lights
  • Red Tails
  • The Reluctant Fundamentalist – directed by Mira Nair
  • Resident Evil: Retribution*
  • Rise of the Guardians*
  • Robot & Frank
  • Rock of Ages*
  • Ruby Sparks
  • Safe*
  • Safe House
  • Safety Not Guaranteed
  • Samsara
  • Savages – directed by Oliver Stone
  • Seeking a Friend for the End of the World*
  • The Sessions
  • Silent Hill: Revelation 3D
  • Silent House
  • Silver Linings Playbook – directed by David O. Russell, starring Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, Chris Tucker, Anupam Kher, & Julia Stiles
  • Sinister – directed by Scott Derrickson, starring Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance, James Ransone, Fred Thompson, & Vincent D’Onofrio
  • Skyfall – directed by Sam Mendes
  • Sleepwalk with Me
  • Smashed
  • Snow White and the Huntsman – directed by Rupert Sanders, starring Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth, Sam Claflin, Ian McShane, Bob Hoskins, Ray Winstone, Nick Frost, & Toby Jones
  • Sound of My Voice
  • Sparkle
  • Step Up Revolution
  • Stolen
  • The Swan Princess Christmas – straight to video
  • The Tall Man
  • Ted*
  • That’s My Boy
  • Think Like a Man
  • This is 40 – directed by Judd Apatow
  • This Means War
  • A Thousand Words
  • The Three Stooges
  • Thunderstruck
  • To Rome with Love – directed by and starring Woody Allen
  • To the Wonder – directed by Terrence Malick, starring Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko, Rachel McAdams, & Javier Bardem
  • Tomorrow You’re Gone
  • Total Recall
  • Touchback
  • Trouble with the Curve – starring Clint Eastwood
  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2
  • Underworld: Awakening
  • The Unspeakable Act
  • V/H/S
  • Virginia
  • The Vow
  • Wanderlust
  • The Watch
  • What to Expect When You’re Expecting
  • The Woman In Black – UK
  • Won’t Back Down
  • The Words
  • Wrath of the Titans – directed by Jonathan Liebsman, starring Sam Worthington, Rosamund Pike, Bill Nighy, Édgar Ramírez, Toby Kebbell, Danny Huston, Ralph Fiennes, & Liam Neeson
  • Wreck-It-Ralph* – directed by Rich Moore, starring the voices of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, & Alan Tudyk
  • Zero Dark Thirty – directed by Kathryn Bigelow, starring Jessica Chastain stars as Maya, Jason Clarke, Joel Edgerton, Reda Kateb, Mark Strong, James Gandolfini, Kyle Chandler, Stephen Dillane, Chris Pratt, Édgar Ramírez, Fares Fares, Jennifer Ehle, John Barrowman, Mark Duplass, & Frank Grillo