BEST OF 2012: JOHN J. PUCCIO SELECTS HIS FAVORITES

John J. Puccio chooses his favorite theatrical and Blu-ray releases of 2012.

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It's been yet another interesting year for movies, particularly political ones.  Here are a few of my favorites for 2012.  While they are not necessarily the "best" films of the year because I didn't see every film of the year to be able to make that determination (for instance, I've yet to see "Silver Linings Playbook," "Amour," or "Holy Motors"), I liked these a lot.


Favorite Theatrical Releases:
Skyfall
The Avengers
Moonrise Kingdom
Lincoln
Django Unchained
Argo
Zero Dark Thirty
Prometheus
Flight
The Sessions

Honorable Mentions, alphabetically:
Beasts of the Southern Wild
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Brave
The Cabin in the Woods
The Dark Knight Rises
Hitchcock
The Hobbit, Part 1
The Hunger Games
The Innkeepers
Jiro Dreams of Sushi
Les Miserables
Looper
The Master
MIB 3
Neighboring Sounds
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Promised Land

Favorite Blu-ray Releases, alphabetically:
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
The Avengers
Bond 50:  The Complete 22 Film Collection
Brave
Brazil
The Cabin in the Woods
Casablanca:  Seventieth Anniversary Edition
Chariots of Fire
Chinatown
Fringe:  Season Four
The Gold Rush
Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows, Parts 1 and 2, Ultimate Edition
Harvey
Hugo
Indiana Jones:  The Complete Adventures
Jaws
Lawrence of Arabia
Prometheus
Rebecca
The Ring
Sherlock Holmes:  A Game of Shadows
Singin' in the Rain
Terminator Anthology
The 39 Steps

JJP