The 2012 FMR MAJOR Awards: The Best Picture Winner

Best Picture Winner

Here we go folks, we’ve reached the end of the line. The last MAJOR Award of 2012 is the biggest. The best movie of the year.

The Nominees are: “Argo”, “The Avengers”, “Beasts of the Southern Wild”, “Django Unchained”, “The Impossible”, “Life of Pi”, “Lincoln”, “Looper”, “Skyfall”, and “Zero Dark Thirty”.

Best Picture Nominees

Click through to see which of these fantastic films won the title of Best Picture of the year!

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The 2012 MAJOR Awards: The Best Picture Nominees

Best Picture Nominees

Alright, people. Here we go. The crème de la crème. The year’s best movies. The top ten movies of 2012.

2012 was an incredible year for movies, with an abundance of huge blockbusters that delivered on their promises, and your typical mix of Oscar worthy material in the mix as well. This list could have turned in to a top 20 with ease.

But I made the tough calls, and whittled it down to just ten.

Click through to see what made the final cut – the best movies of 2012!

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The Top Ten Comic Book Superhero Movies

Now that the major Superhero movies of the summer are behind us, and after ranking them on (title pending), (albeit with a glaring omission, LOL) I decided to turn this month’s Top Ten list to the topic of Superhero movies. I’ll slightly differentiate from last week’s (title pending) list by specifying that these have to be based on a comic book character, how’s that? That way I don’t have to work in “The Incredibles” or “Unbreakable”, either. Let’s keep this focused.

Much like the “Western” or the “War movie”, the “Superhero movie” is currently in the midst of its run as king of the Hollywood genre offering, and it’s not likely to go away anytime soon, with all three big Superhero movies this summer pulling in massive dollars.

So let’s take a look back at the best of those that have been released so far – based on a comic book character. Here’s my list of the Top Ten Superhero Movies.

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New Episode of The (title pending) Movie Podcast with Tank and Fogs!!

(title pending)? Smash.

:D What’s goin’ on everyone? BIG episode of (title pending) for you this week. Just jam packed.

We lead off with a crazy Box Office Roundup (Holy Cow!) and another episode of “Has Tank Seen Scarface?”. Then it’s on to Part II of our Summer Movie Preview, where we discuss the movies that are coming up for the months of July and August, including “The Amazing Spider-Man”, “The Dark Knight Rises”, “The Watch”, “Ted”, “Total Recall” and more!

Then we conclude in spectacular fashion with our review of “The Avengers”! Fair warning that we get into spoilers pretty quickly, but for those of you who got out to see it, it’s an enthusiastic recounting of all our favorite moments. :D

You can download and/or listen to the podcast directly here, or as always find us on iTunes by searching (title pending) or Tank and Fogs!

To keep up with all things (title pending), you can give us a like on our Facebook page!

Guest Podcast Appearance!: Outside the Envelope – The Avengers

Good morning everyone!

There’s going to be a lot of “Avengers” talk here the next few days, as you KNOW Tank and I will be going over it in-depth on tomorrow’s (title pending). But I wanted to bring your attention to a podcast I was on over at Radio DearFilm, specifically about “The Avengers”.

Kai Parker of Man I Love Films were asked by host Brian Roan of DearFilm to appear on the show specifically due to the fact that he and I are both enormous comic book geeks. Well, that decision may have backfired for him, because after he had the temerity to assert that “The Avengers” was just alright, Kai and I basically beat him up for an hour…

:D I’m not kidding, I’m gonna listen as I head in to work, but as I recall… it got ugly. LOL!

You can listen to the fireworks here! And thanks, as always, to Brian, for having us on the show. It was a lot of fun.

The Avengers

Heh heh heh. WOW! Whoooooo hooo!!

Summer blockbuster entertainment at its absolute finest. A roller coaster ride of action, comedy and great characters. A total blast.

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The 2012 Summer Movie Preview, Part 1

Summer.

The apex of the movie year.

The Season SO BIG, that previewing it requires two posts.

Oh yes, oh yes.

Here’s a preview of the most anticipated movies of this Summer. Today, we’ll take a look at May and June. Tomorrow, July and August.

Click through, and let’s see what’s in the cooler for the Summer of 2012!

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New Episode of The (title pending) Movie Podcast with Tank and Fogs!!

Back to business!

A BIG thank you to everyone who participated in the 80s Movie Draft, it was tremendous success! Tank and I discuss the results (including crowning the winner) and briefly touch on our plan for those in the future, but then it’s back to business!

There’s box office data to look at, there’s a new segment to introduce, there’s ALL kinds of movies to review – seriously, we review like FIVE movies! “Safe”, “The Five-Year Engagement”, “The Raven”, “The Pirates! Band of Misfits” and “The Raid: Redemption”.

Then it’s on to Part 1 of our Summer Movie Preview! Tanker and I break down the biggest movies scheduled for May and June, 2012, including “The Avengers”, “Prometheus”, “Battleship”, “Moonrise Kingdom”, and many, many more! We’ll be back with Part 2, covering July and August next week!

You can download and listen to this episode here, or, as always, you can find us on iTunes! Don’t forget to leave us a rating and a review if you do! :D

To follow the goings on throughout the week, you can follow The (title pending) Movie Podcast on Facebook, here!

Follow Fridays: The Focused Filmographer’s Avengers Initiative!

Our good friend Terrence “T” Faulkner  – The Focused Filmographer - is running a special event this week in order to get everyone pumped up for next Friday’s release of “The Avengers”. Each day from now til next Friday, T is going to be running a special “Avengers” related post…. and to do it, he’s going to be assembling his own team from around the blogosphere.

Leading off? Yours truly, with a look back at the movie that started this all, “Iron Man”.

Also on tap coming up are entries from our good buddies Aidy, of Aidy’s Reviews, Morgan (traitor) Lewis of Morgan on Media, Jaina (traitor) Mistry of Time Well-Spent, and Ruth Maramis of Flixchatter!

So be sure to stop by and check it out, and follow it all week-long to get psyched out of your mind for “The Avengers”!!

“The Avengers” Panel – New York Comic Con 2011

Greetings again!

As promised, below are the embedded videos from last night’s panel for Marvel Studio’s “The Avengers”, one of the most highly anticipated movies of 2012.

In attendance was, Mark Ruffalo (The Hulk), Chris Evans (Captain America), Coby Smulders (Maria Hill), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Clark Gregg (Agent Coulson) and Kevin Feige, the Head of Marvel Studios.

They led with the newly released trailer for the movie, then introduced the cast (including Mark Ruffalo, who was previously unannounced), and then showed an entire scene, followed by a new trailer-esque montage of unseen footage, before returning to field questions from the audience.

Click “Continue Reading” to find the videos, my description of the footage shown (you’re not allowed to record it, sorry) and my impressions of the panel!!

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