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For the last few years I have ranked all the new movies I have seen at the cinema for the past year. I am doing something a little different this year. I’m struggling rank some of the films, how do you choose between the beautiful but flawed Life of Pie, the mesmerising but plotless The Master, or the brillient but repulsive Killer Joe? The simple answer is you don’t therefore I have grouped them not ranked them.

Instant classics that will be enjoyed for years to come:
Skyfall
The Artist
The Dark Knight Rises
Moonrise Kingdom
ArgoMoonrise Kingdom

Great films that I look forward to seeing again:
Haywire
Rust and Bone
Café de Flore
End of Watch
The Avengers
Killer Joe
Life of Pi
Looper
The Hunger Games
The Master
The Raid
Wild Bill
Headhunters
Young Adult
The Descendents
Killing Them SoftlyYoung Adult

Back when I gave star rankings, these would all probably got four stars, not up to the best I have seen this year but still really good: 
Prometheus
The Cabin in the Woods
Untouchable
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Woman in Black
Shame
Seven Psychopaths
Lockout
Silver Linings Playbook
On the Road
Ruby Sparks
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Lawless
Cosmopolis
Marley
Sightseers
The Amazing Spider-Man
The Last Projectionist
The Impostor
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Frankenweenie
Beasts Of The Southern Wild
Dredd
Chronicle
Shadow Dancer
The Sapphires
Storage 24
The Grey
In Darkness
Jack Reacher
Liberal ArtsCOSMOPOLIS

A few that didn’t quite make the grade for the above list but are too good to be relegated to the also rans:
A Dangerous Method
Like Crazy
Premium Rush
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
The Expendables 2
2 Days in New York
How I Spent My Summer Vacation
21 Jump Street
Savages
Ted
Fast Girls
Total Recall
Pitch Perfect
All in Good Timehow i spent my summer vacation

Okay but not great. Worth seeing but wait for them to be available to stream or when they come on TV. I won’t be going out of my way to see them again but would probably watch them if they came on TV. Aka two star movies.
Brave
Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2
Red Tails
Gone
Rampart
Carnage
Contraband
The Raven
Hunky Dory
Snow White and the Huntsman
The Bourne Legacy
Underworld: Awakening
Resident Evil: Retribution
Gambit
Safe House
Safe
Dark Shadows
J. Edgar
War Horse
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Rock Of Ages
The Man with the Iron FistsWoody Harrelson as Dave Brown in RAMPART

Blogging is a hobby not a profession, I see movies by choice not because I have to, therefore I don’t see that many terrible ones. However there are a few, I wouldn’t bother watching any of the following. I don’t intend to see them again.
Silent House
Battleship
Cold Light of Day
Wrath of the Titans
Man on a Ledge
John Carter
Taken 2
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
Mirror Mirror
The Iron Lady
The Darkest HourThe Iron Lady

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