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John’s top ten films of 2012

2012 has been a very good year for films, especially ones that appeal to me. When I compiled my top ten of last year I had maybe thirteen contenders for the list. This year in comparison had about twenty three films that could have easily been in the top ten. The criteria for the list is simple. The film has to be released in the UK in 2012 according to IMDB. It can be either a cinema or ‘video premiere’ release. Unfortunately these rules exclude my favourite film which was the fiftieth anniversary release of Lawrence of Arabia. A classic movie that will be the subject of a piece in the very near future. So, onwards to the list! Continue reading

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Skyfall (2012)

You know times are tough when a studio has trouble financing a James Bond film. Despite the financial successes of Casino Royale and The Quantum of Solace, MGM filed for bankruptcy in 2010 putting the brakes on any hopes for a new release in the series. Thankfully Bond wouldn’t stay dead and production started back up in 2011 when the studio was a lot more stable.

It was announced that Skyfall would be the 23rd film in the series and Daniel Craig would be returning for a release date that could mark the 50th anniversary since Dr No first graced our screens. After all this time though, does the movie world still need 007?

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