Top 10 films of 2012
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Film in 2012 was, to put it bluntly, bloody brilliant. Here is a list of our top ten... 10. Ted Any movie coming from the creators of Family Guy was bound to have the same kind of crude humour, and in that respect Ted doesn't disappoint. A little boy (Mark Wahlberg) gets a wish come true when his teddy bear comes to life, and they spend the rest of their lives together, through every awkward encounter they come to. Even as a fan of Family Guy, some of the jokes are pretty extreme - but that is what Seth Macfarlane does best. He always seems to verge on the line between crude and childish humour but in Ted it works in his favour. The animation in Ted is brilliant, and the mixture of this and the live action is pretty much seamless. Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis bring the movie to life, along with the celebrity cameos that Macfarlane's work is known for. Definitely a film for the jokers! 9. The Vow The Vow provided much needed indulgence for my girlie side. The story follows Channing Tatum as his wife, played by Rachel McAdams, suffers from amnesia after a car crash. She can't remember marrying him but he doesn't want to let her go. I'm a sucker for an old-fashioned love story and this is definitely it. There's drama, comedy and just the right about of soppiness to make me very happy indeed. Well that, and the glimpses of Tatum's lovely torso that are dotted throughout. I may be a sucker for romance, but I'm an even bigger sucker for a lovely man. The story itself is great, and the acting is brilliant. A winner for anyone who loves the films based on the novels of Nicholas Sparks. 8. The Campaign In The Campaign, Will Ferell is on top form - but it's Zach Galifianakis that steals the show. He plays the political underdog amongst the American presidency rush. I thought this film was hilarious. Ever since The Hangover, Galifianakis has held a soft spot in my heart. in The Campaign he is equally loveable, if not more so with the addition of Chinese Pugs. Throughout the madness of the American Presidential campaign, it's a relief to know that our friends across the pond know how to laugh at themselves, even if there are those that take the whole thing a little too seriously. Everything about it was a little silly but that is definitely what makes the film so great to watch. 7. Looper I have to be honest and admit I was a little sceptical at first when I heard about Bruce Willis' return to the big screen. After Die Hard 4.0, I think I had the right to be worried. But Looper definitely renewed my faith in Mr. Willis. As far as sci-fi goes, I'm not normally a huge fan, but this time travel epic changed my mind. The film centres on Joe Simmons, played by Bruce Willis, alongside Joseph Gordon-Levitt in a dystopain world where he is an assassin for his employers in the future. It's pretty long, and definitely a film you need to commit to watching, but if you do it will blow your mind. I'm no physics expert, but the science-y bit all seems pretty sound. No computer viruses to bring down the mothership here (looking at you, Independence Day). The action is pretty intense, in true Willis fashion, and I loved every second of it. It had me on the edge of my seat and all the twists and turns kept it exciting. 6. The Avengers I'm known to fan-girl just a little bit over superheroes, and when I heard about this film's future release I got myself all excited. As predicted, it was a smash hit and probably spawned a whole new generation of comic-book readers (but I would have to be honest and say that Captain America is my favourite of them all...) The storyline is a little bit out there, but because it's Marvel, it works. The big finale is completely outrageous but if the 21/12/12 had happened anything like that, then maybe it wouldn't have been such a bad thing at all? 5. The Hunger Games
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