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  JR'S 10 BEST FILMS OF 2012
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  2013 ACADEMY AWARDS PREDICTIONS
"2013 Academy Awards are coming up and "BO" & "JR" have their predictions all set for Oscar Night.
 

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FLASHPOINT PARADOX

“The Flashpoint Paradox is a lot of dark, violent fun but not much else..."  (JR)
  ELYSIUM
““Elysium works, though never as well as it should." (JR)
 

WORLD'S END

“...serves as a bittersweet, marvelously effective end of a certain goofy era..." (JR)
  THE CONJURING
““Smart and very entertaining..." (JR)
 

WORLD WAR Z

“...just another run-of-the-mill zombie film without any of the social commentary of a Romero or a Boyle..." (JR)
  THE WOLVERINE
“...the film is still much better than it had to be and shows that there is still some life in the franchise even after six movies" (JR)
 

MONSTER UNIVERSITY

“The plot is more creaky than creative and the humor more forced than embedded..." (JR)
  PACIFIC RIM
“...unlike the Transformers franchise, Pacific Rim offers at least some sense of watching an imagination at play...."  (JR)
 

MAN OF STEEL

“...a completely assured production whose style and swagger attempt to compensate for its flaws..." (JR)
  STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS
“A highly polished piece of pop cinema with cliffhanger sensibilities..."  (JR)
 

IRON MAN 3

“...it’s quite an achievement on Black’s part that “Iron Man 3” feels so fresh and natural." (JR)
  OBLIVION
“...an elaborate sci-fi ride where you can point out all your favorite cinematic memories without getting involved."  (JR)
 

OZ: GREAT & POWERFUL

“...a whimsical and spirited storybook adventure." (JR)
 

HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY

“..It's damn well full of stuff, in fact, stuff all the way up to a bloated 169-minute running time."  (JR)
 

ZERO DARK THIRTY

“...this film’s-suspense derives not from the bullets fired but the dominoes felled to arrive at that moment."  (JR)
 

D'JANGO UNCHAINED

“There's a good movie inside Django Unchained-but it hasn't been carved out of the lopsided excess."   (JR)
 

LES MISERABLES

“...a leaden bore that practically suffocates under its own sense of self-importance."  (JR)
 

HITCHCOCK

“...an examination of passionate people fighting tooth-and-nail for their artistic satisfaction"  (JR)

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