1st. The Avengers
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston
Director: Joss Whedon
Released: 4th May 2012
SHIELD assembles a team of superpowered individuals to form The Avengers, as Earth faces an impending invasion… Bringing together the leading characters from many, very different, active franchises and placing them in an ensemble has never been done in cinema. It was a risk, and a huge challenge. But Marvel knocked it out the park. Making Joss Whedon director was the first masterstroke, since his background as a Marvel writer, and director of successful ensemble movies, proved to be invaluable. Watching The Avengers battle each other is geek heaven (so that’swhat would happen if Hulk fought Thor), and that’s only the first half of the movie. All players are on top form and Loki, miraculously, proves to be foe enough as a villain. Essential viewing.
2nd. The Raid: Redemption
Starring: Iko Uwais, Joe Taslim, Donny Alamsyah
Director: Gareth Evans
Released: 23rd March 2012
Indonesian action movie (directed by a Welshman) about a SWAT team who become trapped in a tenement run by a ruthless mobster and his army of killers and thugs. Site Reviewer Dalmatian Jaws says - “A masterpiece. I’m not a huge martial arts fan, but this one had me in the palm of its hand. Theater gasped and applauded more than once during the movie, it was great. ”
3rd. The Amazing Spider-Man
Starring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Dennis Leary, Martin Sheen
Director: Marc Webb
Released: 3rd July 2012
Rebooted origin story that sees Peter Parker set out to understand why his parents disappeared when he was young. His path puts him on a collision course with Dr. Curt Connors, his father’s former partner, a man destined to become The Lizard. This is the second best Spider-Man movie after ‘Spider-Man 2′, and in (some ways) better, thanks to a more serious tone and more interesting physical-realisation of the hero, both in how Spider-Man moves (the decision to go practical really pays off) and how he fights with webbing more inventively. Garfield finds a satisfying new spin on Parker (even though the actors look too old for high-school), the overall story plays out in a swift and satisfying way and the Lizard is a lot of fun to watch.
4th. Moonrise Kingdom
Starring: Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand
Director: Wes Anderson
Released: 25th May 2012
A pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out and find them. Site Reviewer Dalmatian Jaws says - “Wes Anderson borrows the best parts of his previous work to weave a tale of young love and innocence that’s easily the most emotional of all his films. Shot on Super 16 film, it has a magical sense of nostalgia and boasts great performances from Murray, Norton, McDormand, and Willis, not to mention the two child stars that steal the show. ”
5th Cabin In The Woods
Starring: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz
Director: Drew Goddard
Released: 13th April 2, 012
Take five College students a vacation at a remote Cabin, but WHEN Unwittingly They Unleash horrifying Soon Dangers They start to suspect there is Some form of Puppet-master pulling the Strings. Postmodern horror co-written and Produced by Joss Whedon. Site Reviewer Sam Gurney says -.. "Immensively Fun and clever, this feels Like you've Been sucked behind the Scenes of a truly warped creative Process Repeatedly It then sets up Cliches Smashes Them with great Curveballs The Story is laced with Genuinely laugh out loud even as Moments the heroes look into the face of true terror. Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford are excellent
Starring: (voices) Kelly Macdonald, Julie Walters, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson
Directors: Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman
Released: 22nd June 2 012
A feisty Scottish princess Defies a Custom Chaos and brings to her Kingdom Soon She must RELY on her and her Bravery Archery Skills to undo the Curse Site Reviewer Dalmatian Jaws says - "While not the best Pixar Story HAS to offer, Brave is Visually stunning, representing some of their finest animation to date. The corny first act gives way to a darker, cleverer second act twist that (luckily) remained unspoiled by Disney's marketing department. "
7th twenty-one Jump Street
Starring: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Brie Larson, Dave Franco
Directors: Phil Lord, Chris Miller
Released: March 16th 2, 012
A pair of Underachieving Are cops sent back to a local high School to Blend in and Bring down a Synthetic Drug ring Site Reviewer Mahmoud El-Azzah says - "Could have Been Easily a cookie-cutter Comedy Obvious but Does not follow the paths. The gags flow fast and cliches are gloriously challenged and defied. Sappy-chick-flick regular Channing Tatum is surprisingly excellent at comedy and has a genuine bromantic chemistry with Hill. "
8th Indie Game: The Movie
Directors: James Swirsky, Lisanne Pajot
Released: 20th January two thousand and twelve
Stylishly-filmed documentary about two pairs of totally independent game developers sacrificing money, life and sanity to meet the release deadlines for their projects -. 'Super Meat Boy' and 'Fez' for X-Box Arcade / Steam It's not just a job, this is about realising lifelong dreams of sharing their creative visions with the world. A successful game could turn them into millionaires, a duff one will get them forums full of soul-crushing abuse. The doc also talks to some key indie developers from the recent past and gives a potted history of the landscape. Anyone with a slight interest in games will find it a compulsive watch.
Starring: Aksel Hennie, Synnove Macody Lund, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Director: Morten Tyldum
Released: 27th April two thousand and twelve
Norwegian Thriller about an Accomplished headhunter Risking Everything to steal a Valuable Painting Belonging to a Fearsome ex-mercenary. Site Reviewer Paul Martin says -. "Slick Slick operators Director Movie about keeping Tyldum Things Ticking over at the Kind of fleet-footed Which Pace Won prior Euro-thrillers 'Tell No One' and 'Anything For Her' so many fans. "The Hollywood remake is in the works.
Starring: Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Logan Marshall-Green
Director: Ridley Scott
Released: 8th June 2012
An expedition lands on an alien planet in hopes of discovering who created mankind. A mixed bag of a movie that’s worth seeing for the beautiful cinematography, (some) great acting, a tense build up, and several excellent sequences. As a whole it doesn’t hang together, due to lazy plotting (the biology for one, sucks) and it doesn’t tie into the first 20 minutes of Alien in a satisfying way.