Top 10 Movies of 2012 [9E3K Year End List]

9E3K Best Movies of 2012

I know it is a bit late to do Top 10’s of last year in mid Feb, but the Oscars are almost here, and it reminded me to do this. It sort of has now become a blogging culture to do so, and me being the well-cultured geeky bloke as you all know, can only abide by it. 2012 at the cinema has been wonderful. Superhero movies have never been as bigger than this year. Nolan’s Bat trilogy came to an end, and Joss Whedon was honoured with Box Office glory. We went back to Middle Earth, and action movies from unknown territories pulled the rug under our feet. I cannot genuinely remember having seen a disappointing movie at the cinema this year. But probably, that is because I did not watch all of them, and I have been smarter with my movie choices. Even the widely unsuccessful John Carter, to me was a thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining movie. I even found the  unnecessary reboot of The Amazing Spiderman to be surprisingly good. Hell, I even enjoyed Bond in Skyfall. So here are my..

Top 10 movies of 2012

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The Walking Dead: Season 2 Episode 8 – Nebraska [Review]

The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 8, Nebraska

And so the dead return.. in quite a smashing 2nd half season 2 opener – Nebraska. Picking up from right where we left in the mid-season finale, the Atlanta Grimes gang just executed the barn full of walkers, including Sophie. They had been looking for her for almost the entire 7 episodes, and that turned out to be futile. Rick comes to terms with the whole “hope” situation, and Shane steps into the dark side even further. And just when you thought that the walkers are the only threat, we are treated to a different level of invasion. It couldn’t have been a better opening for the Walking Dead. And here are a few points I want to discuss about the episode, all bullet pointed after the jump. SPOILER ALERT!

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11 Monstrous GIFs from The Thing [Monster Monday]

The Thing Prequel PosterThe 1982 horror classic, The Thing, is considered a sacred movie in the cult movie society. Most argue that the prequel that came out in 2011, shouldn’t have been made in the first place. But I would argue otherwise. It sets off to establish the origin story of “The Thing”, and in the process, brings some old school horror, thrills, chills and gore to the table. As far as that is concerned, it does all those jobs just fine. I liked the movie and would even give it 3 out of 5. But enough about that argument; whether you liked the movie or not, you’d certainly agree that the monster kill scenes in the movie were absolutely smashing, and we have 11 such scenes from the movie, all captured in gory, bloody, and monstrous GIFs. So, hit the jump, and enjoy the splatter! Of course, SPOILER ALERT, and the following GIFs feature lots of gore, which are not for the faint hearted. So if you’re one of those who easily throw up, you’ve been warned!
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The Walking Dead: Season 2 Mid-Season Finale [Review]

The Walking Dead

After 6 whole episodes of rambling and wandering around, and screaming back n forth at scumbag Shane, we finally arrive at the mid-season finale of Season 2 of The Walking Dead. We all know why this has been so. The budget reduction and simultaneous increase in number of episodes, meant more shooting indoors, and much lesser walker confrontation scenes. And so we got Andrea and Dale fighting over their “rights”, Shane getting all jealous because he’s thrown back in the friend-zone. Carl gets shot because of deer-watching, and the dragging anchor of the season, stupid Sophie wandering off in walker land. The only good thing about this season so far has been the rise and rise of the badassness of Daryl and his blood-thirsty crossbow.

Having said that, the mid-season finale ends on a very high note, and pun intended, it does end with a very big bang. And I am compelled to say, that the wait has been worth it. Hit the jump, as we discuss how all the loose ends fit into the mid-season finale.

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