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Stalker's Top Ten 2012: Chris Rushworth's Top Ten Best, Worst and Most Anticipated

10FSReel.jpgChris Rushworth is back with another great Top Ten for Filmstalker, he always puts a lot into it and delivers a great list, or multiple lists, and is a great follower of Filmstalker.

This year is no different and he's produced another corker, he's a one man awards ceremony! Definitely take a look through this Top Ten and once you do remember you can submit yours too.

Before we head to Chris' list here's a quick reminder of how to submit your own list.

It can be about anything you want, film related of course, and it doesn't have to be exactly ten, just make the list under a common theme and write something about each entry, it doesn't have to be much but it does have to be something more than a list, something a little about why you chose it.

Once written just submit your list through the following email link which sends it through to me and helpfully gets filtered into the right folder! topten@filmstalker.co.uk.

Oh and remember to include how you'd like to be known in the article along with a link to a site or an online profile for yourself, if you have one.

For some inspiration you can look at the other Stalker's Top Lists from this and previous years.

Now it's time to look through what Chris Rushworth, a regular on Filmstalker, thought of the films of 2012.

He's going to kick off with his best of 2012:

Best Films of 2012
10. The Silver Linings Playbook
Really enjoyable performances all round and a great script. Was good seeing Chris Tucker do something that wasn't Rush Hour.

9. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
A great story to get in to. The only downside is, some of it feels like it's being stretched to last three films.

8. Lawless
I really enjoy this time period and dealing with prohibition, like Boardwalk Empire. So I was glad the film was fantastic.

7. Looper (Filmstalker review)
It's refreshing to see something different and it's been a while since we've seen a good time travel story.

6. 21 Jump Street
Not many adaptations of TV series are good, thankfully this was fantastic. Completely hilarious with a surprise cameo.

5. The Raid (Filmstalker review)
It's great to see this sort of film being shown in the cinema hear, it's not often they are and I loved every second.

4. Skyfall (Filmstalker review)
A great Bond with many references to the last 50 years. Hope we get more of the same next time and not another Quantum of Solace.

3. The Dark Knight Rises (Filmstalker review)
A fantastic end to the trilogy, it's not often we get a great third superhero film.

2. Avengers Assemble (Filmstalker review)
They pulled off the Impossible, what no one expected. All these superheroes together, the next phase will be interesting.

1. Argo
A few years ago you would never have expected that Ben Affleck could direct and direct well. He's now made three fantastic films and I can wait to see his next directing effort.


Honourable Mentions for 2012
1. The Amazing Spider-Man
2. Ted
3. The Muppets
4. Jack Reacher


Disappointments of 2012
Prometheus (Filmstalker review) and The Bourne Legacy (Filmstalker review) .


The Worst Ten of the Year
10. Dark Shadows
9. Five Year Engagement
8. American Reunion
7. Men in Black 3
6. Safe House
5. Taken 2
4. Total Recall
3. Snow White and the Huntsman
2. A Thousand Words
1. Project X


Most Anticipated of 2013
1. Iron Man 3
2. Pacific Rim
3. Star Trek Into Darkness
4. The Wolf of Wall Street
5. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
6. Thor: The Dark World
7. Zero Dark Thirty
8. Kick Ass 2
9. Oblivion
10. Man of Steel


As usual I think that Chris has produced a great list, we do have a lot of similarities in our film choices and I think this year it's closer than ever. I might not have included 21 Jump Street on my top ten but most of the others are there albeit in a slight different order.

Honourable mentions I'd also agree with The Amazing Spider-Man which was far better than expected and Jack Reacher which was slightly too cheesy but a guilty pleasure, that character turned out to be a lot of fun on screen.

Disappointments of 2012 has to have one clear winner for me though and that's Prometheus (Filmstalker review), that was one of the biggest disappointments I've had in film for a long time.

Looking at the Worst of 2012 though I have to say I did enjoy Safe House and I'm surprised to see it there, of course it could have been better but it was good solid entertainment.

It's the list of 2013 that gets me excited, I can't wait to see some of these films and there's going to be a series of audiocasts coming out from Filmstalker where we're discussing the films of 2013 and there are a lot of them!

What do you think of Chris' lists? Do you agree or disagree? Has he a choice in there that is just plain wrong? Get your thoughts in the comments and let us both know.

Alternatively if you want to create your own Top Ten list of anything at all then it's damned easy, you have a great example of how to do it above and the instructions at the start of the article. Get writing!




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