Warning: This list expresses the opinion of a true cinephile. Squares, numb nuts, dullards, and those who lack true grit need not read.. List only considers movies I've seen in a movie theater during 2012
LOOPER - My favorite movie of the year... Alphaville, Firestarter, Bladerunner, Akira, 12 Monkeys, and now Looper. This is an instant (cult?) classic.
MOONRISE KINGDOM - Cutest movie of the year. Reminds me of when I was 15 - anyone who fell for the crazy redheaded girl can relate. "I love you but but you don't know what you're talking about" Kara Haywood & Jared Gilman OWN the show in an all star cast including Bill Murray and Bruce Willis
KILLER JOE - Most psychotic movie of the year... Watch out for Juno Temple, she was nothing in TDKR but her she is a tour de force! Unbelievable...
THE AVENGERS - Best action movie of the year (how would I know its the only one I saw!)
BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD - Wildest movie of the year!
THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY - Best epic fantasy of the year
LINCOLN - BEST MOVIE OF THE YEAR
NOT YET SEEN... Life of Pi, Les Miserables, Silver Lining Playbook, The Perks of being a Wall flower, and Wreck it Ralph