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Thomas’ Obligatory Best Films of 2012 List

Thomas' Obligatory Best Films of 2012 List
Oh early spring film releases. The Oscar films have gone wide, the crappy horror/comedy/romantic movies are getting ready to do well for an opening weekend before exiting quickly and the critical community is organizing their obligatory top ten lists. Now, given that this is my first top ten list on an actual site, I figured that I had to go all out in terms of stockpiling on film consumption for the... 

Thomas’ Obligatory Worst Films of 2012 List

Thomas' Obligatory Worst Films of 2012 List
I really loved 2012 as an overall year for film. There were so many groundbreaking films in various genres, whether they were the biggest of blockbusters or the smallest of independent productions. Yet, they can’t all be gems. Every year has its stinkers and, while there were a limited amount of them, the ones that really stung hurt like hell. Might as well try to heal the wounds by going down my... 

Side Effects [Review]

Side Effects [Review]
Emily Taylor (Rooney Mara) is the wife of Martin (Channing Tatum), an inside trader who has just finished his four-year prison sentence. Despite the return of her beloved, Emily is feeling symptoms of depression, which eventually results in her attempting suicide by driving her car directly into the concrete wall of a parking garage. Emily survives and is taken to the hospital where psychiatrist Jonathan... 

Warm Bodies [Review]

Warm Bodies [Review]
Warm Bodies takes place eight years after the start of a zombie plague that turned the world into a desolate wasteland. Our main zombie character only known as “R” (Nicholas Hoult) is living out his undead life by wandering an abandoned airport, occasionally grunting with his fellow zombie friend “M” (Rob Cordry) and wondering (through interior monologue) whether or not he can come out of this... 

Gangster Squad [Review]

Gangster Squad [Review]
The year is 1949 and Los Angeles is under the thumb of Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn), a former boxer who climbed the mobster ladder to become the ultimate crime ruler of the western United States. He kills at will, takes any dame he likes, and has paid off the majority of the LAPD to follow his every word. Enter Sergeant John O’Mara (Josh Brolin), a cop and WWII vet who, after a meeting with Chief Parker... 

Django Unchained [Review]

Django Unchained [Review]
Set in America just two years before The Civil War, Django Unchained starts with the titular slave Django (Jamie Foxx) being “bought” (through excessive violence and murder) by Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz), a former dentist turned bounty hunter who needs Django to identify a target from his former plantation. Following said bounty and a discussion about Django’s enslaved wife Broomhilda... 

Wreck-It Ralph [Review]

Wreck-It Ralph [Review]
Litwak’s Arcade is like any old school arcade in the USA, featuring a large assortment of games from a multitude of eras. However, when the lights go out, the arcade standees come to life and interact within a society of their own. One such game is a Donkey Kong Jr. esque game entitled Fix It Felix Jr, where Felix (voiced by Jack McBrayer) has to save a building from being destroyed by the villain,... 

Little Shop Of Horrors: The Director’s Cut [Blu-ray Review]

Little Shop Of Horrors: The Director's Cut [Blu-ray Review]
Based on the off-Broadway musical (which itself was based on the extremely cheap 1960 Roger Corman production), Little Shop follows Seymour Krelborn (Rick Moranis), a nebbish nobody of a man that lives/works in a rundown New York flower shop. Between constantly being nagged by his nervous wreck of a boss Mr. Mushnik (Vincent Gardenia) and the lowly existence of living in the dead end that is Skid Row,... 

The Master [Review]

The Master [Review]
Following a stint as sailor in the US Navy during WWII, Freddie Quell (Joaquin Phoenix) has become a drifter, bouncing from one job to the next due to his disturbingly odd quirks – including the concoction of mixed drinks from poisonous chemicals like paint thinner – getting him fired. One night after nearly poisoning a man with one of his drinks, Freddie stows away on a yacht captained by... 

Breaking Bad Recap: Gliding Over All [Recap and Review]

Breaking Bad Recap: Gliding Over All [Recap and Review]
As the summer comes to a close, so does Breaking Bad Season 5, Part 1 with its final episode of 2012 “Gliding Over All”. The episode starts in the offices of Vamanos Pest Control, just as Todd (Jesse Plemons) is walking in. He eventually finds Walt (Bryan Cranston) sitting in the unlit offices searching by him. Todd (through his more simplistic nature) tells him that he dropped of Mike’s (Jonathan... 
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