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Mr. Brown & the Top Ten Best Movies of 2012

Now that I've bitched about the worst movies of 2012, let me praise the best that came out this year, and there was plenty of good: young love, historical figures, black cowboys, and a gathering of superheroes, to name a few. These are the movies which stayed with me thought the course of the year, and mean a great deal to me in 2012.

10. The Raid: Redemption - Holy shit! I don't think i've ever seen an action picture that's balls to the walls exciting since 2003 when I was inducted to the Church of Tarantino with Kill Bill: Vol. 1. This is the type of non-stop action film that I remember seeing in theaters and on VHS when I was a kid: no-holds-barred thrills, relentless action scenes, and glee in seeing the hero kicking every manner of ass, taking names, and brushing off the battle scars. Sure, it's a foreign language film, but it speaks volumes when the country of Indonesia can produce the best action movie in decades and leave it's American counterparts in th…

Mr. Brown's Oscar Predictions

Tomorrow morning Oscar host Seth McFarlane, along with Emma Stone from The Amazing Spider-Man will announce the nominees for the 85th annual Academy Awards. I haven't given any real comments on the Oscar race thus far, and the big reason for this is that there are people out there who know this game better than I do, and I'll leave it to the professionals, like Kris Tapley of In Contention and the dynamic duo of Sasha Stone and Ryan Adams of Awards and the like. But that doesn't mean I can't personally place my bets and say who's getting nominated for what come 5:30 tomorrow morning, so here are my picks, surprises and who's going to get screwed by the old foggies.

Best Picture: There's only going to be 8 nominees in this year's race, and just about most of them are locks at this point: Argo, Les Miserables, LincolnZero Dark Thirty, Silver Linings Playbook, Life of Pi, andDjango Unchained. The last slot, I think, comes down to The Master and

The Top 10 Worst Movies of 2012

Sure, it's been less than 3 months since I've started this blog, and I've only reviewed a handful of movies since then, but that doesn't mean I haven't seen my share of unbearable dreck as I look back on the year that was 2012. this year in movies, I feel, we've seen more good movies than I have bad. Hell, Les Miserables, a movie I had pegged would be the most overrated film to come out of the holiday season, was surprisingly good, despite its flaws, but i'm getting ahead of myself and will talk about the musical later this week. Today, as most of us are looking foreword to a new year, I'm going to spend this week looking back on the best and the worst last year had to offer. Today, I take aim at the movies that pissed me off last year; the movies that deserve nothing but the one-finger salute.

10. The Amazing Spider-Man - Of all the movies that are on my worst list. this one I had a hard time putting on my list because I didn't think the reboot was …