Tuesday, 8 January 2013

My Year Of Cinema 2012

You might know (especially if you read my ♥ This Week's Loves ♥ posts) that I go to the cinema A LOT.


I love movies. I'm a daydreamer and I love to escape into a good story. I like them as a form of entertainment and although I have an opinion on storylines and performances, I think that if you spend too much time analysing something, you can often miss out on the fun.

This has been a busy year at the cinema for me. I saw 64 films in 2012, which seems a lot less than I thought it'd be! But it averages 5.3 a month, so that's pretty good! I have a Cineworld Unlimited card which allows me to see as many films as I like for only £14.99 a month, and if I'd seen these films individually it would have cost me over £550, so it was well worth it!

As well as seeing all those movies, I also saw the NTL recordings of The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time and both version of Frankenstein starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Johnny Lee Miller.  These BLEW ME AWAY. I love the theatre and it's brilliant to have access to performances of this standard in the cinema. National Theatre Live brings big theatre productions to an audience which otherwise may not have the time, money or opportunity to see them and that is a really good thing in my eyes.

Here are the films I saw in 2012 (my top picks are in bold, but it's just my opinion!):

Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Haywire
Shame
The Descendants
The Vow
The Muppets
Woman In Black
21 Jump Street
Man On A Ledge
Safe House
Wanderlust
This Means War
The Hunger Games
Mirror Mirror
Avengers Assemble
Salmon Fishing In The Yemen
We Bought A Zoo
Lockout
The Lucky One
American Pie Reunion
Dark Shadows
What To Expect When You're Expecting
Men In Black 3
Snow White And The Huntsman
Top Cat
Casa De Mi Padre
Five Year Engagement
The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man 3D
Magic Mike
Batman Begins
The Dark Knight
The Dark Knight Rises
Ted
Brave
Step Up 4
Bourne Legacy
Lawless
Anna Karenina
The Sweeney
Dredd 3D
Looper
Hope Springs
Skyfall
Now Is Good
The Campaign
Taken 2
Taken 2 (again!)
Premium Rush
Killing Me Softly
Ruby Sparks
The Perks Of Being A Wallflower
Argo
Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2
Silver Linings Playbook
End Of Watch
Great Expectations
Seven Psychopaths
Nativity 2: Danger In The Manger
Gremlins
The Hobbit IMAX 3D
Jack Reacher
Pitch Perfect
Jack Reacher (again!)

What was your cinema highlight in 2012?

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