The Best T.V. & Film of 2012

by arsenalrule8 | created - 29 Dec 2012 | updated - 29 Dec 2012 | Public
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1. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

PG-13 | 169 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.9
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58 Metascore

A reluctant Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of dwarves to reclaim their mountain home, and the gold within it from the dragon Smaug.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Andy Serkis

Votes: 688,125 | Gross: $303.00M

Sir Peter Jackson's return to middle earth was a certainly sight to be seen this year, with high expectations of living up to it's sequential trilogy the opening film of the new set with it's incredible visual effects and epic storyline might even one day supersede it's counterpart.

2. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Live Free or Die (2012)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

9.2
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Now that Gus is dead, Walt, Jesse, and Mike work to cover their tracks. Skyler panics when Ted Beneke wakes up.

Director: Michael Slovis | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 13,388

Season 5 premiered strongly and stayed that way throughout 2012 showing us there's still more the crew can show us and enticing us to wonder what more there is to come.

3. Looper (2012)

R | 113 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.4
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84 Metascore

In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent into the past, where a hired gun awaits - someone like Joe - who one day learns the mob wants to 'close the loop' by sending back Joe's future self for assassination.

Director: Rian Johnson | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Paul Dano

Votes: 469,589 | Gross: $66.49M

In what was awaited as one of the most interesting flicks of the year, Joseph Gordon-Levitt appeared in another exciting role and one of his most challenging yet. Paired aside Willis the lead action role showed off JGL's talents in a time-traveling foreshadow of what he may achieve in the future.

4. Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

PG-13 | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.8
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84 Metascore

A pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out to find them.

Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Bruce Willis, Bill Murray

Votes: 266,875 | Gross: $45.51M

Another of Wes Anderson's highly intelligible and entertaining films, with it's superb cast of actors both young and old the classic personalities, new acquaintances and enlightening talents led us on a tale of unexpected turns, provoking scenes, and an overall narrative that's both familiar yet unique and full of Anderson mind beauty

5. Game of Thrones (2011– )
Episode: The North Remembers (2012)

TV-MA | 53 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.9
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Tyrion arrives at King's Landing to take his father's place as Hand of the King. Stannis Baratheon plans to take the Iron Throne for his own. Robb tries to decide his next move in the war. The Night's Watch arrive at the house of Craster.

Director: Alan Taylor | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Michelle Fairley

Votes: 16,687

The follow up season to HBO's latest in television wonderment developed in both style and scale. The fantastic worlds of Westeros and Essos opened up in ways wonderfully expected yet maintaining their enthralling passages of entertainment.