From Hollywood blockbusters to independent treasures, 2012 has been a spectacular year for movies thus far. Here is the cream of the crop – the top five movies of the year:
The Hunger Games
Editor's Note: Though the whole premise looks and sounds fresh, I can't deny the big similarities with the Japanese Manga/Film, Battle Royale. I haven't read the book but I'm expecting a more brutal movie but I guess toning it down will open it to a wider market spectrum. The down side: it loses what is I believe the most integral part of the material.
Editor's Note: I never thought I will be enjoying this movie. I'm not a big fan of Family Guy but this feature film shows that Seth MacFarlane can actually do a funny movie at the same time incorporate some heart. The deep subject of brotherhood and friendship instantly touched me.
Editor's Note: Young Love sometimes annoys me but Moonrise Kingdom presented it on a narrative that makes the characters look more matured than they look like. Fueled by deep desire to be free and be loved, this kids shows that falling in Love is not only for grown-ups.
Editor's Note: Probably the most anticipated finale of the Nolanverse Batman franchise. It did live up to the expectations of a gripping and explosive finale. Christopher Nolan for the last time proved that he can make comic book materials in to award winning pieces. My only gripe with this finale is it almost left it's comic book roots and don't have strong superhero references. Is it a bad idea? People are divided in their opinion but personally I still want to see Batman as a Superhero.
Editor's Note: Do I need to say more? This is the movie that doesn't need more explanation why it is considered as the number 1 movie of this year. This is the movie most people think won't materialize anytime soon because of many reasons (cast, script etc). But Marvel Studios proved them wrong as the movie progressed and finally released early this year. And it is not just any crappy movie. It gave us what we all expected and the whole world is cheering with us. This is a new start for Marvel Studios and I believe they will not stop until they reach the far side of the galaxy.
If you want to watch these movies, DIRECTV Cinema gets all the new releases up to a month before Netflix and Redbox. Three of them (The Hunger Games, The Avengers and Dark Night Rises) are already available. Check out www.DirectStarTV.com to learn more.