Sep 01

Best of the Rest – Top 10 Movies to End 2012

Now that it is Labor Day weekend we must bid goodbye to the 2012 summer blockbusters, but welcome in the fall and winter movie lineup.  Karen and I tend to enjoy the movies that come out this time of year because these movies usually have a little bit more of a storyline and less to do with special effects.  Though we will still enjoy a ‘sit back do not have to think about it popcorn movie’ from time to time and some of those are on this list.  Here is our list of the best of the rest Top 10 Movies to End 2012.

The Words – September 7th

The WordsA down and out writer discovers that his dream might just be out of his reach when he discovers an old satchel with the perfect story.  Giving up on his own ability he passes off the story he finds as his own and finally achieves the literary success that he craves.  As his misdeed comes back to haunt him he must pay the price for stealing somebody else’s work.  The Words stars Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Irons, Dennis Quaid, and Olivia Wilde.

Trouble with the Curve – September 21st

Trouble with the CurveOne of the best baseball scouts in the world has to prove to his boss that he is not past his prime.  The only problem is that he just might be.  To help prove that he still has what it takes he needs help from the one person that can help him, his estranged daughter who is a hot shot lawyer who is quickly rising in rank at the firm where she works.  In order to save her Dads job she must put hers on hold.  Trouble with the Curve stars Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, Justin Timberlake, and John Goodman.

Looper – September 28th

LooperIn a future where time travel exists, a person’s life can easily be snatched away.  A looper is a hired gun used by the mob when they want to get rid of someone by sending them into the past where the looper is waiting for them.  Joe, one of the best loopers in the business, gets his final assignment…himself.  Looper stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, and Jeff Daniels

Argo – October 12th

ArgoBased on the true story of six Americans trapped in Iran during the 1979 hostage crisis.  When Iranian militants stormed the U.S. embassy in Tehran six Americans were able to escape out a side door and seek shelter in the home of the Canadian Ambassador.  The CIA hatches an unbelievable plan to be able to get into Iran and deliver the six Americans home.  Argo stars Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Ben Affleck and Bryan Cranston.

Cloud Atlas – October 26th

Cloud AtlasA Sci-Fi movie based on several different souls that impact each other throughout time and into the future.  A story that takes centuries to tell and how people live their life will ripple throughout the future.  Cloud Atlas stars Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugo Weaving, Susan Sarandon, Hugh Grant, and Jim Sturgess

Flight – November 2nd

FlightA seasoned airline pilot with a drinking problem nearly saves everybody on board when he crash-lands a plan after a mid-air accident.  At first he is hailed a hero but once the investigation takes place the pilot faces a mountain of litigation and jail-time.  The only thing that might save him is the truth on just how he saved anybody onboard when the laws of physics and computer models says they all should be dead. Flight stars Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Kelly Reilly, and Don Cheadle.

Wreck-It Ralph – November 2nd

Wreck-It RalphWreck-It Ralph is a Walt Disney Animation picture based on the world of video games.  Ralph a video game bad game wants a chance to finally be the good guy.  He jumps from video game to video game looking for that chance, but while doing so unleashes havoc that could spell the end of every game in the arcade.  Wreck-It Ralph stars John C. Reilly, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, and Sarah Silverman.

Lincoln – November 9th

LincolnSteven Spielberg’s biopic of Abraham Lincoln’s final months which shows just the amount of pressure Lincoln must have felt trying to end the Civil War, unite the country, and end slavery.  Lincoln stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt

The Hobbit an Unexpected Journey – December 14th

The HobbitThe long awaited prequel to the award winning Lord of the Rings series finally arrives on December 14th. The Hobbit tells the story of Bilbo Baggins great adventure where he teams up with group of 13 dwarves on the road to the Lonely Mountains where he will meet Gollum and come into contact with the one ring that rules them all. The Hobbit stars Ian McKellen, Hugo Weaving, Andy Serkis, Martin Freeman, and Richard Armitage.

The Impossible – December 21st

The ImpossibleThe Impossible is based on the terrible tragedy that was the tsunami that hit Southeast Asia in 2004. The story centers on a family with three young sons who are on a winter vacation in Thailand when the tsunami hits and drives them apart.  The movie shows just how much the human spirit and endure in horrific times. The Impossible stars Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor.

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