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Is ZERO DARK THIRTY The Best Movie Of The Year??

Published at: Dec. 8, 2012, 8:18 p.m. CST by AICNStaff

I am – Hercules!!

Kathryn Bigelow’s Hunt For Bin Laden movie “Zero Dark Thirty” (opening Dec. 19) has emerged as an early frontrunner for 2012’s best movie. I know The Holy Bible’s Ten Commandments indicate killing is something we shouldn’t indulge, but I’m quite keen to see it; any excuse to relive Old Man Osama’s violent demise.

"Zero Dark Thirty," currently pulling 100% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, stars Jessica Chastain, who was a guest star in the sixth episode of "Veronica Mars" eight years ago.

Tomorrow (Dec. 9) brings announcement of the best film of 2012 as chosen by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.

Monday brings the American Film Institute’s best films of 2012.

In the meantime, here’s a sampling of accolades already announced:

NEW YORK FILM CRITICS CIRCLE
Zero Dark Thirty

NATIONAL BOARD OF REVIEW
Zero Dark Thirty

HUFFPOST

1. Zero Dark Thirty
2. Lincoln
3. Beasts of the Southern Wild
4. Argo
5. Django Unchained
6. Moonrise Kingdom
7. Silver Linings Playbook
8. Skyfall
9. Les Miserables
10. Looper
11. The Avengers
12. Life Of Pi
13. The Master
14. The Dark Knight Rises/Hunger Games (tie)
15. Pitch Perfect
16. Amour
17. 21 Jump Street
18. Flight
19. The Perks of Being A Wallflower
20. Holy Motors
21. The Impossible
22. ParaNorman
23. Promised Land
24. Magic Mike
25. The Cabin In The Woods
26. The Grey
27. Sleepwalk With Me
28. The Sessions
29. This Is 40
30. Ruby Sparks/Celeste & Jesse Forever

EW’s LISA SCHWARZBAUM BEST
1. Zero Dark Thirty
2. Lincoln
3. The Master
4. Amour
5. Argo
6. The Gatekeepers
7. Beasts of the Southern Wild
8. Skyfall
9. The Loneliest Planet
10. How To Survive A Plague

EW’s LISA SCHWARZBAUM WORST
1. Hitchcock
2. That’s What She Said
3. Hyde Park on the Hudson
4. Butter
5. Trouble With The Curve

EW’s OWEN GLIEBERMAN BEST
1. Lincoln
2. Amour
3. Silver Linings Playbook
4. Room 237
5. Zero Dark Thirty
6. The Perks of Being A Wallflower
7. Killing Them Softly
8. Argo
9. Flight
10. Bernie

EW’s OWEN GLEIBERMAN WORST
1. John Carter
2. Obama’s America
3. House at the End of the Street
4. Rust and Bone
5. Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection

As always, if you know of kudos I’ve overlooked, kindly drop me a line at herculesAICN@yahoo.com.

 

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  • Dec. 8, 2012, 8:22 p.m. CST

    AMERICA!

    by chainsaw autotune

    FUCK YEAH!!!!

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 8:24 p.m. CST

    No.

    by Jay

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 8:27 p.m. CST

    Been told its great, but why do I feel I'm being

    by JP

    force fed arsewipe propaganda?? Maybe im just a cynical fucker.

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 8:27 p.m. CST

    21 Jump Street

    by Lostboytejas

    lol

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 8:29 p.m. CST

    Mainstream media blowjobbing a movie about

    by JP

    killing Osama? I smell shite.

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 8:29 p.m. CST

    Spielberg will clean up.

    by Mr Soze

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 8:29 p.m. CST

    I pledge allegiance to the Bigelow

    by Steve Lamarre

    In another's hands this would be patriotic fluff, but Bigelow is a great filmmaker. I def will see this.

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 8:31 p.m. CST

    How does it compare to Outlaw Josie Wales?

    by tomandshell

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 8:33 p.m. CST

    I've seen Zero Dark Thirty for a month now.

    by gruemanlives

  • Grow up people. It's a movie about real shit that went down. Nothing more.

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 8:34 p.m. CST

    Is. It? Better THAN. Jack, Reacher!

    by dylan alvord

  • it doesn't take more than a google search about the movie to find out the facts. interviews with the director and writer are easy to find. the fact is that this movie is the last thing from propaganda. nobody looks great in the movie. that's part of the reason why so many are loving it. at least, that's what they say. also, they say that the last 20 minutes at the compound are some of the most intense moments in film history. probably because they are true and because everyone in America (who isn't a fucktard) feels like getting Osama was like getting the guy who raped and killed a family member. watching the moment of reckoning on film is one serious moment of catharsis.

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 8:37 p.m. CST

    yeah, it's propaganda that's why it was released just in time

    by Mugato5150

    for Obama's third term. Bastards.

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 8:38 p.m. CST

    Why isn't Bigelow one of the names brought up for Star Wars 7,8,9?

    by dylan alvord

    Guess Disney knows she's not a pushover and won't play ball their way?

  • is the talkback just 12 year olds and men with the maturity of 12 year olds nowadays? is it even possible to have a decent conversation here or is this just a playground for idiots now?

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 8:39 p.m. CST

    America! took 10 years to dump him in the water

    by dioxholsters_scion

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 8:40 p.m. CST

    It best be

    by brad negrotto

    better than that piece of shit The Hurt Locker. Seriously academy, how the fuck to you give best director to someone that directed Ralph Fiennes into a bad performance?

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 8:43 p.m. CST

    now do a movie about USS Liberty

    by dioxholsters_scion

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 8:45 p.m. CST

    Am I the only one that though Bigelow didn't deserve Best Director?

    by eveelcapitalist

    Or that The Hurt Locker didn't deserve Best Picture? Fucking Academy politics. "We need a female winner!" And so it goes... The Hurt Locker was like a schlocky action movie with the camp stripped out and the climax completely missing. I'm astounded by the fact that it won major awards. I nearly pissed myself laughing when EOD guys suddenly became expert snipers. And that Bigelow let that scene keep going even after they had killed the terrorists? Amateurish! And poor Jeremy Renner being the tortured grunt, the weekend warrior adrenaline junkie who's in over his head but can't stop. Please... Not to say the movie didn't have its redeeming qualities. As a too serious and cliched action film it was okay, but it was amazingly hamfisted. I'm also appreciative of the fact that Bigelow is the only director in Hollywood, especially during the Bush Administration, who made a movie about American soldiers that didn't take a giant dump all over them. That's setting the bar kinda low, mind you, but for Hollyweird that's real progress! As for Zero Dark Thirty, sure, I'll see it. Killing Bin Laden? That's a feel good story if I ever heard it. But I'm not expecting great filmmaking just because a bunch of gutless critics are too timid to say anything against the Oscar winner.

  • Do you cry when you wack off into that tissue thinking that your life isn't gonna get any better?

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 8:46 p.m. CST

    I'm not convinced the villain in this is Osama Bin Laden

    by David Duchovny

    Theories?

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 8:46 p.m. CST

    And I'll second Chainsaw_Autotune

    by eveelcapitalist

    Fuck yeah, baby.

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 8:48 p.m. CST

    hurt locker was absolutely fucking amazing

    by jsfithaca

    what should of won best picture? avatar? please.

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 8:48 p.m. CST

    I havent even seen this movie yet? wtf?

    by Norman Colson

    how the fuck can it be film of the year!?...AlreaDY?

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 8:48 p.m. CST

    also why would you post the teaser instead of the trailer?

    by jsfithaca

  • it used to be a cool place to chat with fellow movie lovers about movies. when you grow up and work for a living you might learn to appreciate that.

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 8:51 p.m. CST

    Hmmmm

    by Sandman

    Lots of potential here for "America Rah Rah Rah!" nonsense. But Hurt Locker had that potential too, and whilst I don't think it was the fantastically great film everyone else seemed to think it was, it also clearly wasn't a US Military puff piece. I'm hopeful of good things... not expectant, but hopeful.

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 8:53 p.m. CST

    I agree eveelcapitalist.

    by brad negrotto

    Don't get me wrong, it was a good movie. But Oscar worthy? Nah.

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 8:53 p.m. CST

    Hurt Locker sucked hard.

    by Adelai Niska

    defuse bomb. defuse bomb. hide from sniper. defuse bomb. convoluted 'going rogue' Hollywood BS. defuse bomb. The end. Yeah, it's SUUUCH a better told story than Avatar.

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 8:58 p.m. CST

    Hobbit just screened in Austin...

    by MrH

    And Peter Jackson was there. So I'm guess BNAT14 got the hobbit after all!!

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 8:58 p.m. CST

    Nope. The Avengers was but the critics have to get fancy around Christmas.

    by Margot Tenenbaum

    remember how ***important*** Soderbergh's traffic was? FOR FUCKS SAKE Mary Harron is 10 times the filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow is. no one ever mentions her for Star Wars either and she didn't even make a movie so stupid that Zoolander named his signature look after it.

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 9:02 p.m. CST

    "Hurt Locker" was supposed to be oustanding as well...

    by Beebop

    ....and instead it was the most ridiculously unrealistic war movie ever made.

  • Fucking actors. If you're semi-literate, shit out a script and you, too, can be labelled as a seer of things.

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 9:12 p.m. CST

    this just in-

    by ben sheppard

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 9:15 p.m. CST

    he wasn't killed

    by ben sheppard

    ..just taken and tortured the fuck out of. As a government, what would you do?

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 9:19 p.m. CST

    why is it called zero dark thirty?

    by kingoflight

  • That shit is real.

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 9:24 p.m. CST

    Is. It? Better THAN. Jack, Reacher!

    by dylan alvord

  • Is propaganda.

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 9:26 p.m. CST

    LOL! No Dark Knight Rises On Anyone's Top 10 List?

    by Partyslammer

    Who'da thunk that a Nolan Batman movie would get buried behind the writer of Buffy's Avengers flick and a Peter Jackson Hobbit movie would get panned outta the gate? 2012 is Bizarro year.

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 9:29 p.m. CST

    Last Ounce of Courage!

    by DocOpticus

    Best of 2012! This years Starship Troopers!!

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 9:35 p.m. CST

    Sorry, but I don't want to live in a world

    by the new transported man

    where Skyfall is a better Movie Of The Year than The Avengers.

  • If I was a woman director, I wouldn't have touched this with a ten-foot pole in fear of being lumped in with Leni Riefenstahl. Scratch that, Riefenstahl at least had artistic ambitions.

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 9:41 p.m. CST

    Lol - look at the Blade 2 review on the side of this column

    by Judge Briggs

    lol wtf?!

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 9:42 p.m. CST

    Nobody like Chronicle? WTF?

    by DocOpticus

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 9:48 p.m. CST

    I'm calling BS on the guy's list John Carter as #1 worst

    by mistergreen

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 9:48 p.m. CST

    Zero dark thirty = 12:30 am (time of the attack)

    by mistergreen

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 9:50 p.m. CST

    Oblivion

    by DocOpticus

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQ3Mt9yiz6k

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 9:53 p.m. CST

    Skyfall and Looper are the most overrated films of the year

    by BigTuna

    WTF are people seeing in these medicre films?

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 9:56 p.m. CST

    Wow. And I thought LES MISERABLE was going to sweep this year

    by Logan_1973

    Good for Kathryn. BTW my top 5 films for the year (thus far) 1. ARGO 2. AVENGERS 3. MOONRISE KINGDOM 4. LINCOLN 5. THE GREY

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 9:58 p.m. CST

    BTW, did Herc not make it to BNAT?

    by Logan_1973

    I expected this place to be more-or-less shut down this weekend ;)

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 9:59 p.m. CST

    bigtuna..... agreed.

    by Raptor Jesus

    What indeed. Skyfall was particularly bad. Long and stupid.

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 10:02 p.m. CST

    logan_1973

    by Hercules

    I got a radio show to do in two hours. http://www.kernradio.com/

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 10:06 p.m. CST

    Of course it's the best movie of the year!

    by Immortal_Fish

    Wouldn't any of you Dhimmicrats have believed that the body was disposed in the ocean if Bush was still president?

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 10:08 p.m. CST

    I know Herc, just ballbustin bro.

    by Logan_1973

    I do listen, btw.

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 10:08 p.m. CST

    jsfifthaca: "what should of won best picture? avatar? please."

    by Paul Hanlin Jr

    Yes, Avatar should've won. A scandalous, reckless decision by the Academy. But these are the same folks who voted How Green Was My Valley as Best Picture of 1941 than the greatest American movie of all time, Citizen Kane.

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 10:09 p.m. CST

    The film is called ZERO DARK THIRTY....

    by John Walker

    ...and after you see it, you’ll know the name and what it stands for.

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 10:18 p.m. CST

    Why AVATAR should have won Best Pic

    by Logan_1973

    A Best Picture winner should be the one that moves the industry forward. AVATAR accomplished a lot of things from a filmmaking perspective. HURT LOCKER may have had the female director-thing going for it, but outside of that, looking at it objectively as a stand-alone film....I never saw what the BFD was.

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 10:19 p.m. CST

    Why can't the shitty Tom Cruise movies stay in their own talkbacks.

    by Margot Tenenbaum

    Touchdown!

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 10:21 p.m. CST

    Why can't the shitty Tom Cruise movies stay in their own talkbacks.

    by Margot Tenenbaum

    Nobody's talking about the Oblivio trailer because it sucks. Touchdown! The quotation mark thing also fucking sucks!!!!!!

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 10:23 p.m. CST

    This is about Bin Ladens death...

    by dcut75

    Does it take place in 2002? Is the main character kidney failure?

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 10:28 p.m. CST

    It "is can." (Wow. I just wrote that.)

    by ChaunceyGardiner

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 10:32 p.m. CST

    logan_1973

    by Keith

    By that reasoning, Tron should have won in 1983. Actually, I would have been cool with that. Tron is a vastly more important movie than Gandhi.

  • Someone drank the Kool-Aid on that one. Or started passing it out...

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 10:33 p.m. CST

    Oblivion looks like it could be cool

    by D.Vader

    Old-fashioned bizarro action sci-fi.

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 10:33 p.m. CST

    Hurt Locker

    by Keith

    I thought it was excellent, but I accept that the sniper scene in the middle is a real oddity and doesn't make any logical sense at all. The ending was perfect, though.

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 10:35 p.m. CST

    It's just been too long since your last play, Margot.

    by ChaunceyGardiner

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 10:36 p.m. CST

    misterdarcy

    by Logan_1973

    TRON was dismissed in certain circles because they thought the filmmakers "cheated" by using computers. The old-school mindset they had back then is the only reason the film wasn't treated better. All things considered, TRON did move the industry forward in a lot of ways.

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 10:39 p.m. CST

    Jessica Chastain has great Tits

    by BigTuna

    Loved them in Lawless.

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 11:07 p.m. CST

    Fuck. "Harsh..."

    by ChaunceyGardiner

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 11:08 p.m. CST

    Sidenote: ... I really like Attenborough's "Gandhi" ... (I even quote from.)

    by ChaunceyGardiner

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 11:21 p.m. CST

    If this wins best pic/director...

    by MagicJesus

    Cameron is going to kill a bum and stomp kittens...

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 11:21 p.m. CST

    Films that deserved the oscar over The Hurt Locker

    by brad negrotto

    A Serious Man Up Inglorious Basterds The Fantastic Mr. Fox Coraline 500 days of Summer Moon A Single Man Informant The White Ribbon Just to name a few.

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 11:29 p.m. CST

    "Hurt Locker" is 2008, "Avatar" is 2009

    by Toe Jam

    How did they even end up in the same Academy Awards? For what it's worth, "Slumdog Millionaire" was the best movie of 2008 and "Inglourious Basterds" the best of 2009. "Zero Dark Thirty" looks like the only remaining film this year that could knock "The Master" from the top of my 2012 list.

  • Avatar was okay, but it's technical aspects outshined the moderately told story we've seen time and time again. The Avengers and TDKR were really fun, but not Oscar worthy. Lincoln was solid until Spielberg fucked the ending up (Shocker). Right now, I don't know what the best film is. I'm looking forward to ZD30 and Django Unchained.

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 11:31 p.m. CST

    palefire ...

    by Toe Jam

    I like the cut of your jib. Your best movies of 2009 closely mirror mine. I have "The Secret in Their Eyes," "A Prophet" and "Up in the Air" on my list, though.

  • Yeah, shut the fuck up until you have then.

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 11:44 p.m. CST

    LOL AT: Glorification of a targeted assasination without due process...

    by Timothy Marcione

    You're so dumb it's funny!!! Due Process? a. does not apply to an ASSASSINATION, only to an execution. b. at least in the U.S., does not apply to foreign, non-US citizens. HAHAHA!!!

  • I am in the navy, and that's the answer you would give when someone asked what time your watch was, if it was late at night. Google says it means "30 minutes past midnight", but we used it for ANY time late at night.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 12:10 a.m. CST

    If it does well they can do 8 prequels

    by BrandLoyalist

    All the other times he died

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 12:27 a.m. CST

    palefire, agreed on maybe 5 of those movies.

    by applescruff

    The other ones, not so sure. 500 DAYS OF SUMMER? Really, you think that was better than THE HURT LOCKER? One movie I thought was vastly better than THL was A PROPHET. Now that's a movie that deserved Best Picture.

  • add to the fact that Osama was also a religious nutjob. So basically you have a religious nutjob who would die for his invisible religion but he also has every right reason in the world to attack the corrupt United States. Cut to the corrupt United States government and hiring this guy, who has every reason in the world to attack the U.S. out of revenge, to take the fall for an operation to upstart billions (if not trillions) to the redneck brigade of america. Pay the religious nutjob a fuckload of money to take the blame and he'll get all the protection he needs while they lead the pawn soldiers around looking for him, while they hide him so they can get even more funding to make their families even fatter and high above the drowning majority of citizen that follow their whims because they are stupid as fuck thanks to religion and media. If this movie acknowledges those facts, I might be interested. Besides that, the only curiosity I have for it is the fact that this is a production of Megan Ellison who will be producing Terminator 5 and 6 of which I hope she doesn't fuck up. But if this is more patriotic bullshit like Battle L.A. (except you replace the alien "terrorists" with "foreign" "terrorists"), then fuck that.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 12:49 a.m. CST

    @ironhelix: which actually makes a lot more sense

    by tailhook

    Given it took us 10 years to find him.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 12:50 a.m. CST

    Lincoln is the best movie of the year. Period.

    by Brian Hopper

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 1 a.m. CST

    xen11

    by Chairman_Kaga

    you dropped your tinfoil hat.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 1:26 a.m. CST

    Yay!

    by Jerry

    We finally get to see the movie made with classified information that a Navy Seal who was actually there might go to jail over because he wrote a book. Count me out. They delayed the release of this until after the election. They realized that it was total advertising.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 1:26 a.m. CST

    @jsfithaca

    by eveelcapitalist

    LOL, no, not Avatar. That movie was just atrocious and should never have been nominated but for the aforementioned Academy politics at play. Speaking of Academy politics, award winners never win for what was nominated, but for previous efforts. For example, Ron Howard didn't win for A Beautiful Mind because it was that good, he won for Apollo 13 (and because Ron Howard is respected in the business). That's basically how it usually goes. You'll guess the Best Director and Best Picture winners about 80% of the time if you can figure out whose turn it is. So if you're asking me who should have won based on film quality? I dunno, I only saw six of that year's nominees and of those six Up was the best (I mean, that first five minutes alone...). I had figured Tarantino had it locked up because he was robbed when Pulp Fiction lost to Forrest Gump. Instead the Academy got some wild hair up its ass and gave it to the Kathryn Bigelow not because her movie was that good but because she's a woman. The Academy usually blows it for terrible reasons but that year they set a new mark in lame.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 1:31 a.m. CST

    Okay, definitely seeing Zero Dark Thirty now. Twice.

    by eveelcapitalist

    Because the more succesful it is the more Xen11 will cry. For that reason alone it should be given all the awards.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 2:01 a.m. CST

    Dredd is my favorite so far

    by RocketFuckingMan

    Zero is definitely getting a a look in though.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 2:14 a.m. CST

    The Hurt Locker was a cool action flick...

    by JIm Tshirt

    I was really surprised to see it nominated. Love it or hate it, when film historians look back at 2009 the only film they'll be talking about is Avatar.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 2:23 a.m. CST

    Antonstark, way to be a typical altruistic brainwashed idiot

    by awepittance

    Someone who has never been proven to have been behind 9/11 was killed by a bunch of roid head navy seals and because I'm not happy i'm a 'fuck tard? Seriously? Sad

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 2:25 a.m. CST

    no eveelcapitalist, you aren't the only one

    by awepittance

    I thought Hurt Locker was mostly garbage, beautifully shot garbage. I miss when movies about wars were actually intelligent like Deerhunter and not lukewarm commentaries on how 'the war is never over even when you go home'. What a bunch of half-baked bullshit

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 2:39 a.m. CST

    No BIRTG CERTIFICATE, no CELLPHONE?

    by David Cloverfield

    Truly, a ghost I see why it took so long to catch him, if you wanted to use his BIRTH CERTIFICATE do it.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 2:40 a.m. CST

    Birth. blarg.

    by David Cloverfield

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 2:53 a.m. CST

    Is ZERO DARK THIRTY related to Seven Zark Seven?

    by Bedknobs and Boomsticks

  • Avatar, The Blind Side, District 9, An Education, Inglorious Basterds, Precious, A Serious Man, Up, Up In The Air and The Hurt Locker <p> That's a pretty heavy batch of films, most of which I at least liked. Several of them are favorites that I've watched many times over. Precious missed me a bit and the Hurt Locker, at the time, didn't find me at all. <p> But when Avatar broke every box office record, and then the Cameron/Bigelow connection was brought to light, along with the never ending "King of the World" speech backlash, for me, those bits, along with the "we need a women directing winner" (which I believe is partially true) made it no surprise to me when she won. I kind of saw it coming. She's a solid director, for sure. But I don't think she was deserving of the award. Not then, and not now. <p> Did I think the movie was deserving of a win? Hell no! I thought Avatar, The Blind Side, District 9, Inglorious Basterds, Up and even Up In The Air, were more deserving, and it pissed me off something fierce at the time! <p> Now, a couple years later, having been able to watch the film without any of that baggage attached, I do really like it. But I still don't think, even a little bit, that what Bigelow did was more deserving of a Directing Oscar than James Cameron. And as a film it will never measure up to my favorites from that year.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 3:21 a.m. CST

    Oh yeah, is Zero Dark Thirty the best film of the year?

    by Jaka

    Fuck if I know. I haven't seen it yet. I know it's getting a load of hype and praise heaped upon it during "award season", so it seems likely "people" are going to tell us it is, even if we don't agree.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 3:25 a.m. CST

    Is it a load of melodramatic horseshit like Hurt Locker was?

    by kevred

    Good God, that was an awful film. It was like an extended episode of CSI:Miami. One ridiculous and hideously overacted crisis after another. Sheer junk, poor in all respects - writing, direction, acting, filming. One of the most baffling bits of 'critical acclaim' I've ever seen.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 3:28 a.m. CST

    And my apologies to horseshit for my last remark

    by kevred

    Because horseshit is a useful and beneficial thing that has many practical uses. Hurt Locker, on the other hand, has no reason whatsoever to exist. It brings nothing of value to the universe.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 3:46 a.m. CST

    Am I The Only One That Thought "The Hurt Locker" sucked?

    by DutchRudder

    Am I missing something?

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 3:51 a.m. CST

    The fuck is wrong with you people?

    by DBCOOPER

    There is no conspiracy with the death of Bin Laden, and Hurt Locker wasn't melodramatic. I agree District 9 should have won, but it was never going to.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 4:03 a.m. CST

    Isn't Zero Dark Thirty about...

    by Righteous Brother

    a technoligally advanced war mongering super power taking a decade to hunt and shoot in the back essentially a goat herder, costing billions upon billions of dollars?

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 4:18 a.m. CST

    EW’s OWEN GLEIBERMAN WORST 1. John Carter

    by alex

    Get the fuck out of here. JC was a lot of fun and i really enjoyed it. There a tone of movie out there that are a lot worse then JC. Like Alex Cross/ Resident Evil: Retribution/Underworld: Awakening and the list goes on. And the other day i saw times list of best and worst movies and Cloud Atlas was there pic for worst movie of the year. Are you fucking kidding me...

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 4:21 a.m. CST

    zero dark snuff film

    by T

    Hurt Locker was ok... except for Renner's baffling solo mission into enemy territory.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 4:46 a.m. CST

    Might be best movie of the year...

    by Ace of Wands

    ...provided it is entered in the American Jack Off Fantasy section. Good that it has become a film though because this True Story always read like a script (maybe because it was).

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 5:40 a.m. CST

    What's Rust and Bone doing on the worst movie list?

    by PaulSC

    It's good.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 5:47 a.m. CST

    The Fart Locker

    by James

    That movie just makes me think of this guy Bobby I knew from work who would call women's asses *Fart Lockers*. So I just think *The Fart Locker* starring Jeremy Renner who looks like a lesbian gym teacher.

  • Anyway, i still think 9/11 was an inside job...perhaps with Osama as a patsy...or involved in some way anyway. Look over there!! There's a kitty! (runs away from controversy)

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 6:03 a.m. CST

    Kevred...

    by UltimaRex

    Not true. THL has one really good use of slow-mo. ZD30 will get props because most people want to see Ozzy B get shot in the head. Hopefully in slow-mo.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 6:34 a.m. CST

    Objectivity...

    by workshed

    ...I hope Bigelow maintains this throughout.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 6:41 a.m. CST

    It's irony. It "ends" where it began.

    by Xen11

    Let's get in there and kill some "evil towelheads" no matter who gets in the way cause they have some fossil fuels we need to rape them for. Then a family member of one of the thousands that have been killed in the "crossfire" seeks revenge and manages to kill a few hundred on our land. Then we get in there for "revenge" while securing those oh so precious fossil fuels we are still raping them for, and kill thousands more in the "crossfire" cause we are seeking "revenge" cause we have been oh so wronged. The user above, Righteousbrother, said it best, "Isn't Zero Dark Thirty about a technologically advanced war mongering super power taking a decade to hunt and shoot in the back essentially a goat herder, costing billions upon billions of dollars?" That's a perfect quote and should be used on the fucking cover for the film and on the poster. It's two religious nuts seeking revenge on each other, but the U.S. (Christianity) drew first blood and did it for profit (because that's what a Conservative/Republican is all about) no matter who dies in the process. And yes, I do believe that 9/11 was an inside job. Absolutely. The more and more I investigate, the more I realize it. It's pretty much a proven fact that many refuse to accept. Bush and Cheney are war criminals; there is absolutely no question about it. Yet, many people buy into the bullshit of we are the good guys. We fucking started it. We brought this on ourselves. No one deserves to die, I wish death on no one. But the American people support their corrupt government and ignore the billions of innocents killed by our bullying ways. It's not that I think that the "other side" should prevail; its just that we do things to appear "good" like "bringing peace to the Middle East" which is complete bullshit. It's just a facade to procure profits and reign control while paying off these guys like Osama to do our dirty work and be our fall guy if we ever need one. I get the feeling this film will be like United 93. I know that film tried to act like it was being fair by trying to portray the terrorist highjackers as just average joes doing what they felt was right by what their government/masters told them. But that film just felt like American propaganda trying to pull on the heartstrings of Americans by dramatizing the tragedy of innocent bystanders on that plane. It is sad. But to hear people's reactions to seeing that film just baffles me. " I felt the anger of wanting to get back at them so badly." That's the kind of stuff I would hear from people. It just got them hyped up to kill. It's like they refuse to see the irony that they have become like the highjackers on that flight: doing what they are told to do by their government with the promise that they are serving their higher purpose and will be met with heavenly rewards and honor.

  • way overdue or too late to matter. It's way past midnight and we have wasted the whole day and whole lives. I don't see how this is a victory in any sort of way. You have just created hundreds of thousands more like Osama in the process of hunting Osama; a process which you started to gain money.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 6:51 a.m. CST

    I find it silly that people are doing top 10 lists...

    by niven

    ....when no one has seen Django Unchained yet, but of course the whole thing is political and means next to nothing, only to douchy luddites who always bring up a films oscar win as if it means something.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 7:47 a.m. CST

    johnblake

    by Logan_1973

    So if Django won best picture, it wouldn't mean anything?

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 7:56 a.m. CST

    Hurt Locker was very over rated.

    by Charlie

    Like it was ok, but it wasn't great or anything.

  • It may be a good film, I don't doubt it's probably very exciting. However it just seems a wank that american critics are saying it's the best film of the year. It may well be the best film, but you read this and you can't help but roll your eyes. You simply just go, yeah of course they picked the film about killing bin laden. Whatever. It's also similar with Lincoln. I'm sure a good film but it's just like, yeah whatever. You just won't believe it until you see it and decide. Seems like an obvious film with definite reasons it'll appeal to critics above it's actual quality. I've read many negative comments on Lincoln. Especially at it being boring and drawn out with a million speeches. Lets add Holocaust films to this. Every time you see a holocaust film get praised, you do roll your eyes because you feel it's the subject matter people are championing first are foremost. While there's plenty of good films, great films on such things. There's also plenty of ones which aren't. Certain films and subject matter you just can't take seriously when they get praised. You don't feel you can trust it. It's not to say any of these films are bad, but they just automatically set off your, "i won't believe it's good unless I see it and decide it's good."

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 8:06 a.m. CST

    antonstark says..

    by w4tkn

    It doesn't take more than a Google search to check the facts, what a laugh. I am willing to separate the movie aspect from the truth usually but it angers me that the public reaction will be this is how it went down. They wouldn't show the body for fear of a backlash, but they will allow a movie to be created just over a year later, this is seriously contradictory. Anyways, according to the Senior State Department the war of terror has been over since April. Most of the world and some high intelligence people in the US have said that Obama died in 2001, it does take more than a Google search to find that out, Google who by the very nature of their searches censor.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 8:10 a.m. CST

    zdt is a great film

    by nursey

    Awesome movie and a huge step up from Hurt Locker. I've seen it twice.

  • could and should mean 'under the cover of night' as in a cover-up that is long past due. Overdue resolution to a staged propaganda story.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 8:20 a.m. CST

    eveelcapitalist. EOD actually do train with the Barret

    by tradeskilz

    In my country EOD carry Barrets to shoot at ordinance. Also i'm pretty sure many of the people in EOD has a background from other military roles.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 8:22 a.m. CST

    No.

    by JackPumpkinhead

    It's not.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 8:41 a.m. CST

    Why All The Premature Accolades?

    by Moonrunner

    How come we have like two or three weeks left in the 2012 movie season, we still have big films like Les Miserables and The Hobbit waiting in the wings, and we have film critic circles giving a film like Zero Dark Thirty praise and accolades and assurances of Best Picture awards, and hardly anyone has yet to see it? Not even Roger Ebert has seen it yet! The film is not scheduled for widescreen distribution until like January! Yet we have the New York Film Critics Circle and The National Film Review Board practically having orgasms over this film, and again, hardly anyone has seen it! It's like these two critic outlets have just said F-U! to Les Miserables and The Hobbit, and not even given them so much as a fighting chance for consideration! And what is Zero Dark Thirty other than a POLITICALLY MOTIVATED FILM, and one that brings up a rather bad series of painful memories that also happens to come with a $10 per movie ticket price tag! Why the hurry to heap so much uber-praise on this film? Wait until the season is over, when we have all seen all there is to offer in it, THEN have the New York Film Critics Circle and the National Review Board issue their pronouncements? At least we will then know the process is a fair one! AND THAT MEANS WAIT UNTIL EBERT HAS SEEN THE DAMNED THING FIRST!

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 9:17 a.m. CST

    but will it be AWESOME!!!!!???

    by Barnald

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 9:44 a.m. CST

    Repulsive and false propaganda

    by Lourdes Galan

    If this crappy movie is best of the year in Hollywood, something isn't working...

  • Is it better than Act of Valor? That was funded by the Pentagon, you know.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 10:15 a.m. CST

    I really want to see this now

    by Jackson

    Before this movie just slipped my mind but now I'm really excited

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 10:29 a.m. CST

    Hurt Locker sounds like Fart Knocker.

    by Gary Makin

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 10:36 a.m. CST

    That HuffPost list is fucking hilarious!

    by SenatorJeffersonSmith

    TDKR tied with Hunger Games and just above Pitch Perfect? Who writes that list? Ben Lyons??

  • Sorry for being cynical, but it seems to me that any movie that comes out that promotes a liberal cause (i.e. man made global warming, religion) or paints Bush/Republicans in a negative light immediately becomes a best picture nominee. Not saying this isn't worthy - I haven't seen it - but I have come to expect this from Hollywood and the media. I am imagining that Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, et. al. are portrayed in this as morally worse than the terrorists. Tell me I am wrong. I do want to see this movie, I just have a feeling that the liberal press is salivating over this for the wrong reasons, which means another fim more worthy will get dusted because of politics.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 10:48 a.m. CST

    xen11 ... here are a few facts for you ...

    by DrMorbius

    you are a malodorous twat, and you will die alone!

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 10:49 a.m. CST

    Sorry, meant "Anti-religion"

    by Rob

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 10:51 a.m. CST

    who gives a fuck about Oscars

    by IAmLegolas

    but I love Top 10 lists, and love that everyone has different movies up in there (up in there, up in there!)

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 10:52 a.m. CST

    Geez, you people

    by dukeroberts

    I loved The Hurt Locker. I thought it was great and that it deserved the awards it won. I also thought Avatar was crap. Special effects yeah...blah blah blah....but everything else in that movie was terrible. I'm looking forward to Zero Dark Thirty. Bigtime. And you conspiracy theorists, like xen11, are total nutjobs.

  • I mean seriously the way people talked about it I thought it was Ecks vs. Sever but it was are pretty good movie. I enjoyed it a lot actually, it's a shame because I would've liked to see a sequel. I'd hardly call it the worst movie of the year.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 11:58 a.m. CST

    The Hurt Locker was cool, wasn't better than District 9

    by Wcwlkr

    I mean when it won I was just glad something other than Avatar won. But when I actually saw the Hurt Locker I thought it was ok. I mean it definitely wasn't better than District 9 which I had saw before the Oscars. I still just think the Oscars are typically way off base. It's akin the the Grammies to me at this point. It's all pretension and high class snobbery. Never truly honoring truly bold exceptional film.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 12:02 p.m. CST

    Only thing this director ever did that was good was Point Break.

    by kindofabigdeal

    That is all

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 12:22 p.m. CST

    kindofabigdeal

    by Keith

    Rubbish. Near Dark is excellent.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 12:23 p.m. CST

    any excuse to relive Old Man Osama’s violent demise

    by Talkbacker with no name

    um...a bit weird, but ok.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 12:24 p.m. CST

    "stars Jessica Chastain...

    by Lacobus

    ...who was a guest star in the sixth episode of "Veronica Mars" eight years ago." What a weird description, especially since she was in the awesome Tree of Life more recently. Am I missing a joke...?

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 12:25 p.m. CST

    wcwlkr, it wasn't the worst. It was awesome.

    by Talkbacker with no name

    Just one the most expensive. People liked to get wrapped up in all that shit instead of just sitting down and enjoying the fucking film these days it seems.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 12:27 p.m. CST

    @wcwlkr

    by Lacobus

    It's the times we live in. If something isn't the best thing ever, it's shit. I personally found JC to be fine. Not amazing, not terrible, certainly worth over 2 hours of my life.

  • If you think Hurt Locker didn't deserve to win, then fine. But at least make a better argument than that technicolor geek wankfest Avatar. You've got Up, Up In The Air, Inglourious Basterds, Precious... Avatar was a handful of nut after years of James Cameron beating off to half-conceived political bullshit Mighty Whitey tropes (which is also why I ignore District 9, same shit different location). The Hurt Locker was intense and it had something to say. Avatar was visually dense but said jack shit. It won Best Cinematography (which was STILL a huge fucking stretch), so take your also-ran and go off into the darkness of history because no one cares.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 1:02 p.m. CST

    People on this site need to be educated on the FACTS.

    by Michael Morning

    Osama had nothing at all to do with 9/11. Shortly after the event, he was interviewed and said he had nothing to do with it (which was ridiculous on its face; it was a successful terrorist attack; he should have been jumping to take credit for it). </p><p> Further, he was terminally ill and died just a few months later. The videos of him since then have been widely exposed as fakes, making ZERO DARK THIRTY a fictional propaganda. Don't believe it? Read this in-depth article on the issue: http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2012/11/26/the-osama-bin-laden-myth-2/</p><p> Seriously, don't think you know it all just because you listen to the news. READ the above article. Americans have been lied to for more than a decade!

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 1:26 p.m. CST

    bugeininpo

    by Ace of Wands

    I agree with you and to add to your elucidation of The People, the FBI weren't even after Osama Bin Laden for the events now known as 9/11 because, in their own words, there wasn't enough evidence to indicate that he was behind it (he was on their Top Ten Most Wanted list but not for 9/11). Don't believe me, Oh American Patriots?; then ask questions of your own Federal Organisations.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 1:44 p.m. CST

    Wow, This Talkback...

    by Rebeck2

    Has a much higher asshole-count than usual. What a shocker. Because you're all congenitally cynicial Brits, expert filmmakers and political/military geniuses. Don't go see the movie if you don't want to and shut the fuck up.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Moonrunner

    by Rebeck2

    You stupid fucking idiot. THE CRITICS SEE THE MOVIES BEFORE WE DO...THAT'S HOW THEY KNOW WHAT THEY THINK IS BEST. Get it? Jesus, get a brain.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 1:47 p.m. CST

    overseas appeal??

    by prime666

    Im in the Uk and to me this seems like a shite movie based mostly on fiction. It should have been made by anyone but an American, you fuckers can't stay impartial about this shit

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 1:49 p.m. CST

    fassneto

    by Rebeck2

    Have you seen it?? No, you haven't. So how the fuck do you know what it is or isn't?? You don't. Seriously, where do all you dickheads come from?

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 1:50 p.m. CST

    Tinfoil hats!

    by Chairman_Kaga

    Get your tinfoil hats here! You can't tell a Bin Laden from an MK Ultra mind control device without a tinfoil hat!

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 1:55 p.m. CST

    HuffPo list is embarrassing...

    by BeatsMe

    Les Mis and Avengers above Life of Pi....really??!

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 1:57 p.m. CST

    prime666

    by Rebeck2

    Thanks for proving my point for me. You Brits are so fucking hypocritical. You are the most nationalistic people - you just spent a whole fucking year high on the smell of your Queen's farts and woo-hoo, I'm so (sob) proud to be fucking British - and yet, it's always attack Americans, attack Americans...even if it's a fucking film you haven't even fucking seen. You are such dicks. If you hate Americans so much, then don't come to this American website you fucking limey douchebag.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 2:03 p.m. CST

    PS

    by Rebeck2

    The opening ceremony for your precious olympics was, without a doubt, the lamest piece of shit I've ever seen in my life. Sincerely, The Rest Of The World

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 2:08 p.m. CST

    Saw it last week, it's a great movie

    by shaneo632

    Would be surprised if it won BP at the Oscars because it just doesn't give a shit about pandering to the audience and is just content to tell the story the way it wants.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Aren't they jumping the gun a little early

    by iluvsyfy

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 2:38 p.m. CST

    My favorite of the year is another Brit (Bond baby)!

    by iluvsyfy

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 2:38 p.m. CST

    Skyfall best Bond flick and deserves a Oscar nom.

    by iluvsyfy

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 2:42 p.m. CST

    The Brits

    by ursusleadus

    Rebek2 I haven't posted in years but I wanted to say the Brits are mostly good people that like Americans. They are the only one's that stand by us even when we're wrong. They have an immigration problem with people who don't appreciate the bond the countries have. Prime666 is a troll that does not represent all of the Brits.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 2:46 p.m. CST

    iluvsyfy

    by Rebeck2

    LOL. And the beat goes on... Unbelievable. I'm actually looking forward to Les Mis, it looks great. You do know it's about the French revolution, right? Despite the accents. And you do know it was made by an American studio? And stars two Aussie actors, two American actresses and, yes, one very cute very talented new Brit actress (Samantha Barks). Hardly a British film. Neither is SKYFALL, even though it continued the "British Orgy" of the last year...it's still made by a US studio, produced by US producers, etc. I'm also one of those Bond fans who thinks it's fucking terrible. But hey, nice trolling.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 2:49 p.m. CST

    When you can explain something with mailce AND incompetence

    by David Cloverfield

    Bet on incompetence. I totally get where the conspiracy theorists are coming from. Unfortunately a planet ran by fuckups looks very similar to a world ran by a wast conspiracy.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 3:01 p.m. CST

    ursusleadus

    by Rebeck2

    You're right, of course. I'm just just tired of the ones who seemingly spend half their time on the web attacking us.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 4 p.m. CST

    damn, hit enter instead of tab, are......

    by iluvsyfy

    1. Skyfall 2. Life of Pi 3. Lincoln (minus the end, which should have been DDL disappearing down the stairs, not that slock one). 4. Argo 5. Moonrise Kingdom 6. Looper 7. Jedge Dredd (yes, it was that good) this leaves room for 3 others, some still to watch like The Master, or yet to release. So this list could and will change.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 4:08 p.m. CST

    Overseas appeal for ZDT

    by Logan_1973

    THE KINGS SPEECH did just fine here in the colonies. The ship sails both ways, mate.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 4:08 p.m. CST

    They already made the perfect War on Terror movie..

    by DougMcKenzie

    It was called "Team America World Police". Made the point that sometimes the pursuit of justice is more destructive than the crime itself. Always count on Matt and Trey to cut through the bullshit and hypocrisy and get to the heart of the matter.... and they entertain the shit out of you while doing it too. Where are their Oscar Noms?

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 4:17 p.m. CST

    david cloverfield

    by Keith

    I agree. The George W. Bush administration was the most inept I have ever seen. We're supposed to believe that this group of dyspraxic fuck-ups could organize the biggest conspiracy in human history, and pull it off perfectly? Pff. No fucking way. The furthest I'll go is in entertaining a policy of intentional neglect, i.e. not caring too much about countering potential terror plots but standing ready to capitalize on any such plots being executed.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 4:29 p.m. CST

    Brits

    by Keith

    You are the most nationalistic people

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 4:30 p.m. CST

    Oh, AICN, you fucktard.

    by Keith

    Good job I now copy everything before I post. Try again: The claim that the Brits are the most nationalistic people is not true. The Brits have a very weird relationship with patriotism. They are nowhere near as patriotic as the Americans. Most traces of mindless jingoism were blasted to pieces on the expanses of the Somme, and nationalism in the UK has been much more nuanced and fractured since then. Sure, there are times when the flags come out, for big sporting events and the like. Partially that's a release, though, because of the aforementioned wariness. In the UK, if people see someone flying a union flag outside their house they assume they're a right-wing nutcase. Half the country likes the tradition of the royal family, the other half thinks they're a pack of anachronistic wasters. There is also a strange relationship with the Americans: a simultaneous superiority/inferiority complex. The Brits by and large like Americans and American culture, but also enjoy slagging them off as being insular and slightly unhinged. But some of that is a defence mechanism coming from a position of self-acknowledged inferiority with respect to economic, military and political power. Everyone in the UK knows that its days as a first rank power have gone. But most of them are okay with that. Curiously, given the history of the Revolutionary War and all that, the Brits are far less deferential to authority and power than the Americans are. There is also less *fear* of authority than there is in the US, especially when it comes to the police. And the Brits are more cynical about the governing classes, or have been historically, although the US is now moving into new territory with its extreme Red versus Blue culture wars.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 4:35 p.m. CST

    Re: Osama Bin Laden myth

    by Keith

    If he had been dead since 2001, why didn't the Bush administration pull the "Oh, we found him and killed him" trick much earlier? I must admit I found it weird that they didn't present the body or any other evidence when the SEAL raid happened. Playing into the hands of conspiracy theorists. No such qualms about e.g. Saddam Hussein's sons.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 4:42 p.m. CST

    And rebeck

    by Keith

    You're writing as though AICN is a website built for Americans, and that everyone else is a guest. That is, of course, bullshit. More generally, when you read something written by e.g. a French guy who says, "We hate the Americans", it is unwise to assume that this guy speaks on behalf of the whole of France, and it is even less wise to write a response that says something along the lines of 'Well, the French fucking suck anyway', because then you're likely to end up boosting the likelihood of the scenario that this one French guy pretended was the truth becoming a reality.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 5:01 p.m. CST

    misterdarcy

    by w4tkn

    This was done and not most likely not known to all- to use this situation and person for political gain. Reveal his death and the most opportune time. Have a look and see when another video appeared, there was also ways some other scandal going on that needed the public's gaze to look another way. The picture we all saw with Bin Laden, H Clinton and others with their hands over their mouths has been proven to be a fake. Bin Laden was not tied to 9/11 through lack of evidence, the stars that were aligned to caused those planes to have maximum effect OBL could not have done. Did he cause NORAD to stand down for the first time since the 2nd World War? Did he have the power to cause drills that were exactly like reality at the same time causing panic and confusion amongst honest people in air traffic control? Is this real or is this a drill?

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 5:15 p.m. CST

    rebeck2

    by prime666

    Sorry bud if I hurt your widdle feelings but your wrong, i dont have a patriotic bone in my body. Most brits are degenerates, I say most not all. Like most people have said on here, this movie seems to follow the medias "facts" and for all we know that might be the actual facts but we will never know and the evidence that exists seems to say otherwise. Im not sure the rest of the world will get as much of a kick out of this as the Americans. Hurt Locker was shite, just thought i'd put that in

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 5:20 p.m. CST

    Those worst lists are pretty bad...

    by Andrew Coleman

    John Carter worst of the year? Fuck off. I dislike the hate Zero Dark Thirty is getting from teens(I hope it's teens) on this site. Maybe wait and see it before you dismiss it as being over rated. Also stop with The Hurt Locker bull shit. If Avatar won the award you guys would be saying shit like "If Avatar can win than anything can" or some other negative shit. So stop it.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 5:20 p.m. CST

    ZERO DARK THIRTY is propaganda...

    by TopHat

    ...its propaganda for hate and killing. Try this exercise: Imagine if Al-qaeda somehow had the ways and means to create a large scale movie detailing how they pulled off the 9/11 attacks. Every group and person involved in the large operation is given their due and are romanticized. It all climax's with a very well performed and shot depiction of people dying on the planes, in the buildings, etc. The movie is then dedicated to the hijackers and other Al-Qaeda members. Hate breeds hate.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 5:26 p.m. CST

    I want the THREAT LEVEL MIDNIGHT movie

    by Mel

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 5:28 p.m. CST

    Also...

    by TopHat

    ...a more apt title would be: ZERO DARK THIRTY: The Story of How the most Badass Intelligence Agency Took Eleven Years to Find a Guy in a Mansion

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 5:34 p.m. CST

    Incredibly predictable list...

    by SunTzu77

    Zero Dark Thirty and Lincoln? Two incredibly over-rated films. Argo, Killing Them Softly, The Dark Knight Rises, Looper, Lawless, and Django Unchained are at the top of my list. As far as comedy... Ted and 21 Jump Street.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 5:43 p.m. CST

    Hey Rebeck!

    by Moonrunner

    2 things, assclown! 1) I am expressing my own personal opinion, which the last time I checked is my right. 2) I don't appreciate personal attacks on myself for expressing my own personal opinion. Keep your trash talk bullshit to yourself, because I assure you, I am older than you, I am bigger than you, and I don't put up with shit from no one! You understand me, fanboy?

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 5:52 p.m. CST

    I thought Argo was great

    by Keith

    Until the final reel, which was Hollywood hokum.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 6 p.m. CST

    tophat

    by Logan_1973

    Fair point, but who drew first blood?

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 6:43 p.m. CST

    When Bigelow won an Oscar, THOSE hands holding the oscar...

    by Ricardo

    ... were hands that once held James Cameron's penis. Something to think about.

  • if anyone has a problem with what i said - tough shit

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 7:05 p.m. CST

    What percentage of those movies aren't even out yet?

    by MurderMostFowl

    How ridiculous

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 7:14 p.m. CST

    john carter was better than tdkr - not by much but it was better

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 7:22 p.m. CST

    misterdarcy

    by Rebeck2

    I never generalized about all of Britain, only the Brits who love to come on to sites like AICN and get their "inferiority/superiority" complex off their chest by attacking all things American. As you yourself admit, it is deeply ironic - but yes, I take offense at it, and most Americans here do. And I'm a blue state liberal fucker, not some flag-waving guy. I'm just fucking tired of the same old bullshit over and over. It was okay when W was fucking everything up, but I actually have some pride in my country again. And don't pretend you guys are not jingoistic in your own way, because you are. Like I said, you have basically spent one whole year loving yourself up and down in a masturbatory frenzy of patriotism. When you do it, it's all okay. Tears-in-eyes pride. But god forbid anyone else is proud of or just defends their country - especially not us Americans, who are suspect at all times. It's tired, dude. And if I was on the Empire forum, you would be the first one to tell me I was a "guest" and go away if I didn't like Brits. I appreciate a lot of the honesty in your response, but there's also a hypocrisy there - you basically feel you have a license (or licence) to, uhm, yank our chain whenever it gives you a kick and we should just like it. Sorry.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 7:27 p.m. CST

    murdermostfowl

    by Rebeck2

    You, like many others here, seem to have difficulty with the very simple fact that these review boards have SEEN. ALL. THE. MOVIES. even the ones that...wait for it...have not opened in the theatres. Got it?

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 7:35 p.m. CST

    tophat your comparison is not applicable.

    by l4orion

    There's a huge difference between assinaiting an enemy and targeting civilain centers. Now if we we're making a film glorifing the firebombing of dresden. You try to hard to create an equivalence.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 7:39 p.m. CST

    rebeck, i hear you

    by terry1978

    I think we have just been conditioned to feel that everything about America sucks and if we do something cool it was either a ripoff or on accident. It's just cool to hate the U.S.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 7:42 p.m. CST

    rebeck

    by Keith

    Well, I'm a naturalized Canadian, and I've also lived in the US, so I don't really care that much about who gets to feel the most special about their country. But in my experience there is much greater patriotism in the US - true, non-ironic patriotism. A belief in the mother country as the best, or at least as something to be admired and loved. I certainly don't agree that there is much jingoism in the UK anymore (although admittedly I haven't lived there for a long time). Jingoism was the driving force of the Victorian era. Jingoism is a belief that your country knows best, and that what's best for your country is either best for the world or supersedes the needs of the rest of the world. Did Britain used to be that way? Yes, absolutely. Probably up to and including the 1930s. The US has very much taken over that mindset. That isn't to say that all Americans are jingoistic, by any means (they aren't), but I would say that the jingoistic people I meet tend to be American. Only a jingoist would chant 'WE'RE NUMBER ONE!' Only one western nation engages in aggressive foreign policy, a touchstone of jingoism. Only one nation has substantial numbers of people who decry other non-interventionist countries as 'pussies' and 'fags'. I mean, it's probably also the case that only one nation is now in any *position* to do these things; it isn't some moral failing of the American people, contrasted with the saintly behaviour of everyone else. I get the impression from my friends and relatives that the UK, taken en masse, regarded 2012 as a chance to have some fun after the misery of the last few years (and a growing feeling that the UK's economic renaissance in the 90s and 00s may have been somewhat illusory). I don't think there's some new nationalistic fervour breaking out there.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 7:44 p.m. CST

    ricarleite4

    by Keith

    But the same thing was true of James Cameron when he won.

  • Despite my theories on the worst of the military industrial complex and inside jobs and propaganda...I am intrigued by Zero Dark Thirty...because as strange as it is, despite being a liberal pacifist, i am fascinated by special forces, combat, etc. Putting aside what i think happened in real life, I would feel OK (kind of) seeing this movie if it is a plain docudrama type, objective, intel is found, SEALs go in to find Bin Laden, kill him...that's that. If i go in and there is the slightest shred of patriotism or jingoism (probably) then i'd be asking for my money back...and that would be a first as i saw The Expendables 2, walking out of the cinema bowlegged and molested...without as much as a complaint. So in this case, i will probably wait till video. And fuck this best film of the year nonsense. That is precisely what it is...nonsense. It is all art that we subjectively love or hate. ESPECIALLY for something that the general public haven't even seen yet. Good cast though.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 8:01 p.m. CST

    Osama Bin Laden's body?

    by The Aquarian 1

    Habeus Corpus United States Government. This film is total garbage.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 8:19 p.m. CST

    Fucking assholes back to steal Tarantino's win again eh?

    by Kyle

    Fuck this movie and fuck the Hurt Locker...

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 8:35 p.m. CST

    cysticrambosis

    by Logan_1973

    Maybe QT ought to step it up a few notches instead of recycling old ideas.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 8:43 p.m. CST

    Lincoln is the best movie of the year.

    by Proman1984

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 8:48 p.m. CST

    9/11, Osama consipracy.

    by NADO

    Waste your time on this bullshit instead of paying attention to the real shit that is going down, like absurd wealth inequality and environmental cataclysm in the making... That will help..

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 8:51 p.m. CST

    Best Director Oscar will be Affleck v. Tarantino

    by A_Banned_Apart

    It'll just depend on what the Academy voters overall think is a better 'story'.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 9:31 p.m. CST

    After hurtlocker you couldn't pay me to watch this.

    by skiff

    No interest in another over rated waste of time.

  • FUCKING EPIC. Glad to see that the criminally overrated, vapid, cliched piece of melodramatic horseshit, The Hurt Locker, is still getting shat upon. That along with the insufferable Crash, still hold the distinction of Worst Oscar Decision of All Time. And again, to the fuckwits trying to rag on Avatar for *story problems* or lack of *character development* or *weak performances*.... what the FUCK did you think the Hurt Locker was?? SAME SHIT. Just FAR more serious and up its own arse than avatar was (which knew fucking exactly what it was - a visually stunning - and game changing - piece of popcorn blockbuster bliss). And despite the derivative story and character work, that aspect was STILL fucking better than the horrid script and direction/performances of THL. Not to mention owning that piece of shit in terms of visuals, cinematography, innovation/imagination, score, etc. And Hurt Locker was even derided by actual MILITARY PERSONNEL as being utter bullshit. FUCK, you people will never learn... but again, these twats seem to be in the minority so it's all good. Additionally, i'm stoked to see the defense for the baffling negative response that John Carter has suffered. Sweet baby Jeebus, that is the most unfairly maligned film since fucking Speed Racer. (Another film i saw expecting to completely shit all over - yet came away pleasantly surprised). I just saw John Carter last week (as the trailers and critical reaction completely turned me off to it). I don't get the hate. JC's lead actor was a helluva lot better than i expected as was *the chick* (who was HOT AS FUCK on top of it). The CG was much more impressive than i was expecting based on the underwhelming trailers. Sure, the story wasn't anything particularly innovative or original (despite the fact that it's source material WAS one of the original stories that used the joseph campbell-esque plot/thematic structure). The music, by the always on-point Michael Giacchino was pretty great as well. WTF movie did these critics see? The tone alone was admirable. No pretense, had a good sense of humor, along with pretty good action choreography from a first time feature film director. Had some style and a nice energy to it. I mean, shit, didn't it get fucked in the ass enough from the box office? FUCK the critics. These are the same shitnozzles that awarded Crash, Million Dollar Baby, Hurt Locker, and King's Speech, etc. so what the fuck do you expect. And lastly, i too am shocked at the absolute lack of anything AVENGERS anywhere on anyone's lists. If fuckin' Titanic and Return of the King can take home oscars, WHERE THE FUCK IS THE AVENGERS? Great film. Whedon knocked it out of the park. I honestly went in expecting to be disappointed based on the overwhelming critical response (that alone usually sets off my bullshit detector), and i now consider that to possibly be THE best comic book film of all time. And i've been extremely picky with that sub-genre. Hell, i even thought Iron Man was mediocre, and Thor and Cap sucked something pretty fierce. But Whedon did the unthinable, and took all these mediocre to shitty films/actors/characters, threw them into a pot and churned out something pretty damn spectacular. Fantasic script, visuals, and got everything he could out of those actors. And the SCALE of that flick. Holy shit, lots going on. THAT is what a fucking director does. He's getting completely snubbed with this. And heck, throw in TDKR as well. Which (not surprisingly) is getting shat upon by the mindless TDK cult. I was blown away by TDKR (saw it in the imax - that fucking SOUND SYSTEM). Was expecting something pretty mediocre featuring some of the same major issues that plagued the prior film, such as terrible dialogue, numerous, gaping plot holes, a heavily reliance on contrivancies, as well as being completely too serious, bloated, misguided, etc... and to my shock and amazement, it wasn't! Bane was fantastic. Bale has never been better as Bruce Wayne or the Bat. Loved the *old man/coming out of retirement* angle they went with. Had much better emotional and thematic resonance than TDK did. The plot was more lean and coherent than TDK and didn't suffer from a silly, poorly written love triangle or shitty 3rd act. Thought the action was better... better editing, better pacing... all around MUCH better film than the sickeningly overhyped TDK (which, without Ledger's performance would've been a trainwreck of a film). I seriously can't watch more than 3 minutes of that film at a time when i come across it on the tube, without rolling my eyes or laughing. FUCK that movie. Anywho, keep up the good work everybody! This talkback OFFICIALLY has Hail to the Thief's Seal of Approval.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 9:40 p.m. CST

    Jessica Chastain - can't standjya

    by ScorpioRising

    Enough of JC already. Would rather see Brian Cox naked.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 9:53 p.m. CST

    Thoughts...

    by KevinMuller

    -They are going to give it to him because Hollywood loves "Cinderella" story. - I thought Hurt Locker was a really impressive picture but I was pulling for Up in the Air that year. - I liked Avatar. It was an advance in cinema but I still had big problems with the story. I thought it was a tad bit over rated. - Zero Dark thirty is probably going to be a very good film as far as the way it ties everything together. The raid won't be the high light of the picture. Everything leading up to it will. -I am very interested in what Chastain is going to give us since she is winning all these awards. I think she is the best new actress to come out in some time. She was amazing in the films she was in last year. She is pretty easy on the eyes too. - DDL was amazing as Lincoln but I don't want him winning. It is too predictable and easy. I really want Phoenix to take it home. - Hathaway is going to get supporting actress. She has shown she could do anything. I knew she was going to serve justice to Cat woman. - I think it is ridiculous and TROLL like that TIME chose Cloud Atlas as worst picture. I loved it, but i know it isn't everyone's cup of tea. Did they not see that piece of shit movie "Dark Shadows"?

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 10:05 p.m. CST

    TDKR

    by Keith

    Not a patch on TDK imo. TDK 8/10. TDKR 6/10.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 10:56 p.m. CST

    My list for Top films of 2012

    by Tom Yorke

    5. Skyfall Much better effort than the lazy, pointless Quantum of Solace. Bardem was great as the creepy and efeminate villain. Craig was at his best, playing a similar role as Bale did in TDKR, and confident direction and style by the great Sam Mendes. Loved the look, the sound, everything technical. Liked the more intimate, emotional angle they went with here as opposed to the big, bombastic fluff we usually see in this franchise. Definitely had some issues in the last 15-20 minutes tho during the assault on the farm. Pretty lazy and illogical but for the most part, on the whole, the film was pretty excellent. 4. Ted Comedy of the year, hands down. Not that there was much competition in this category, but far and away, it was funnier and actually had more heart than your typical vulgar comedy. Seth Macfarlane really proved himself with this one. Great script, fine performances by Kunis and Whalberg (whom i usually can't stand). Great work with the CGI bear, and again, nice voice work by Seth. I quite liked the score as well. Underrated flick. 3. The Dark Knight Rises (see previous post) 2. The Avengers (see previous post) and number 1... the best film of the year (so far) is........ LOOPER Blew me away. Most importantly, it was far more emotionally engaging than i was expecting. It was darker and more complex than the trailers hinted at. It was also psychologically and philosophically engaging. And on top of all that, it was a great sci-fi/action film. The camera work was very impressive (Johnson's films always have a great look to them... beautiful cinematography). The performances were all outstanding, from the leads to the peripheral characters. Even the fucking kid was great. And i generally HATE children in films. The *chick* gave a nice performance as well. And that whole subplot with her and the Rainmaker was brilliant. Had no idea about any of that before i watched the film (remained shockingly unspoiled for this flick and i'm glad i was). There was a tangible style to the film, in terms of the shots, the editing, pacing, etc. This provided the film with a nice energy, momentum that seems to be absent in most films these days. I was excited to see that the screenplay was awarded by the National Board of Review as best original. Didn't see that coming, but well deserved. Rian Johnson has firmly established himself as one of the best, most exciting young film-makers in the biz today.

  • Dec. 10, 2012, 2:04 a.m. CST

    BEST FILMS OF THE YEAR

    by HoraceSkinner

    I haven't seen yet 5 zero dark thirty 4 this is 40 3 jack reacher 2 django unchained 1 the hobbitt

  • Dec. 10, 2012, 2:56 a.m. CST

    SO FUCKING PROUD

    by robertplant

    To see 9/11 Truth representing on here. PROPAGANDA. All the way. So proud to be amongst you intelligent talk backers.

  • Dec. 10, 2012, 3 a.m. CST

    Looper was interesting

    by Keith

    All over the place, and the time travel logic didn't hold together, but it was entertaining.

  • Dec. 10, 2012, 3:12 a.m. CST

    Seriously...

    by SunTzu77

    Zero Dark Thirty is so damn bland and pandering. Sure, I'm glad we took out Osama. But, the pacing and story was just so vanilla. I would have rathered watched an adaptation of Fabián Escalante's The Cuba Project. Farewell was a better film that Zero Dark Thirty.

  • Dec. 10, 2012, 4:02 a.m. CST

    elmolincoln

    by Ace of Wands

    I may well be nuts(z) but that doesn't mean that I'm not stating the truth. Here are some quotes from you very own FBI when asked why Bin Laden's Most Wanted poster did not cite 9/11: Rex Tomb, Chief of Investigative Publicity for the FBI, when asked why there is no mention of 9/11 on Bin Laden’s Most Wanted web page, said; The reason why 9/11 is not mentioned on Usama Bin Laden’s Most Wanted page is because the FBI has no hard evidence connecting Bin Laden to 9/11. When asked how that was possible Tomb continued: Bin Laden has not been formally charged in connection to 9/11. The FBI gathers evidence. Once evidence is gathered, it is turned over to the Department of Justice. The Department of Justice than decides whether it has enough evidence to present to a Federal Grand Jury. In the case of the 1998 United States Embassies being bombed, Bin Laden has been formally indicted and charged by a Grand Jury. He has not been formally indicted and charged in connection with 9/11 because the FBI has no hard evidence connected Bin Laden to 9/11. So there ya go: and here's Bin Ladens Mos Wanted page at the FBI website from 2006: Aliases: Usama Bin Muhammad Bin Ladin, Shaykh Usama Bin Ladin, The Prince, The Emir, Abu Abdallah, Mujahid Shaykh, Hajj, The Director DESCRIPTION Date(s) of Birth Used: 1957 Place of Birth: Saudi Arabia Height: 6' 4" to 6' 6" Weight: Approximately 160 pounds Build: Thin Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown Complexion: Olive Sex: Male Nationality: Saudi Arabian Language: Arabic (probably Pashtu) Scars and Marks: None known Remarks: Bin Laden is left-handed and walks with a cane. CAUTION Usama Bin Laden is wanted in connection with the August 7, 1998, bombings of the United States Embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya. These attacks killed over 200 people. In addition, Bin Laden is a suspect in other terrorist attacks throughout the world. REWARD The Rewards For Justice Program, United States Department of State, is offering a reward of up to $25 million for information leading directly to the apprehension or conviction of Usama Bin Laden. An additional $2 million is being offered through a program developed and funded by the Airline Pilots Association and the Air Transport Association. SHOULD BE CONSIDERED ARMED AND DANGEROUS If you have any information concerning this person, please contact your local FBI office or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate. Field Office: New York Poster Classification: Most Wanted Terrorists So, yeah, nuts(z) I may well be but that don't stop the truth from being the truth.

  • Dec. 10, 2012, 4:04 a.m. CST

    My only question after seeing that Gatsby trailer is

    by WhatTheHellHappenedToMe

    Why the fuck wasn't Joel Edgerton cast as Xavier in First Class?

  • Dec. 10, 2012, 4:25 a.m. CST

    Partyline Propaganda..Completely lacking in aestheics

    by seansarto

  • Dec. 10, 2012, 5:15 a.m. CST

    Lincoln, Looper, The Invisible War,

    by David Duchovny

    Dark Knight Rises. I know it's 5am and I haven't slept but I'm honestly having trouble naming more good movies than these. Shit year. I'll see Miss Bigelow's film gratefully.

  • Dec. 10, 2012, 5:41 a.m. CST

    How can someone thats 6 ft 4 in only weigh 160lbs?

    by l4orion

    .

  • Dec. 10, 2012, 6:30 a.m. CST

    Zero Dark Thirty

    by lagomorph

    Cool poster. And I think Jessica Chastain is an actress that can turn very little into captivating as she did in Take Shelter and Tree of Life previously. I really have nothing else to judge the movie on. Hurt Locker was too scattered thematically and failed to sell me on its central premise "war is a drug." The final scenes in the supermarket didn't work at all for me.

  • Dec. 10, 2012, 7:51 a.m. CST

    Hurt Locker was overrated all to hell and back...

    by The_Guy_Who_Invented_Coca_Cola

    ...but I think I could still swallow it's BP win if it didn't take best screenplay over Inglorious Basterds. I mean, are you fucking kidding me? <P> THL felt like an old school RPG where it's just random encounter, dialogue, random encounter, dialogue, rinse, repeat, end. <P> Seriously, the end of the movie is fucking three minutes of the main character telling the audience his feelings. How did that script not get laughed out of the office?

  • Dec. 10, 2012, 8:22 a.m. CST

    Oh yeah because we're just a bunch of fucked. We are the fucked.

    by UltraTron

  • Dec. 10, 2012, 8:38 a.m. CST

    Hoo boy...

    by TheMachinist

    Got some pretty right winged family members who'll be in an uproar over this.

  • Dec. 10, 2012, 9:29 a.m. CST

    Who the fuck cares...

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    ...when AVATAR is fucking our eyeballs in 2015?

  • Dec. 10, 2012, 9:59 a.m. CST

    There's no way it can be better than A Serbian Film

    by Rhinosaur

    But seriously, Hurt Locker was a tad overrated. I was expecting to have my eye sockets fucked and mind blown by all its praise. I watched it and thought, "It's good...I guess." Immediately forgettable.

  • Dec. 10, 2012, 10:05 a.m. CST

    because alakazam

    by xphyle

    you are being forcefed..dont fall for this drivel...this is how "propoganda" becomes fact and history.

  • Dec. 10, 2012, 10:19 a.m. CST

    When I look at these lists...

    by riskebiz

    ...it is really apparent that this was a crappy year for movies. Sure, some great popcorn movies like Avengers, Skyfall and Cabin in the Woods...but Moonrise Kingdom is the lesser of all the Wes Anderson films and films like Lincoln and Cloud Atlas are just okay. Nice films, but not ones that I left the movie saying THATS THE BEST FILM OF THE YEAR! I've not seen Bigelow's film, but if that's the best we have to offer this year...it's a disappointing year.

  • Dec. 10, 2012, 10:22 a.m. CST

    Trillions of dollars spent over 10 years and 2 wars,

    by V'Shael

    thousands of lives lost, tens of thousands of innocents bombed and killed, but the US finally managed to find Osama Bin Laden... in his fucking house.

  • I could post double the "evidence" that Bigfoot exists in comparison to what you give us. Conspiracy noodles really seem to have a lot of time on their hands, no surprise, I guess their obsession keeps them indoors, so there is a plus there. I would love to match you guys up with some Birthers and let you try to outcrazy each other just for giggles. (Sigh), ok, bring on the internet fueled over the top inevitable bs explosion of "truths" that I'm too educated, er, I mean brainwashed to appreciate.

  • Dec. 10, 2012, 1:32 p.m. CST

    Can't get past the title

    by Smartacus

    Never heard the expression "Zero-dark-thirty". It's "O-dark-thirty" and that's the letter "O" not the number zero. It's like what time are you getting up in the morning "O-600". Nobody fucking said "Zero-600" in all 8 years I was in the army. As soon as I saw that I thought "Can't even be bothered to get the fucking expression right".

  • Dec. 10, 2012, 1:54 p.m. CST

    ZDT Synopsis

    by Miss Red

    89 minutes of the Bush team not being able to find Bin Laden followed by 1 minute of raid footage and a closeup of Obama saying TAKE THE SHOT

  • Dec. 10, 2012, 3:21 p.m. CST

    Yeah Intelligence!

    by Darth Macchio

    You stay classy sentience! I only have one question: KHAN or GARY MITCHEL?!?!?!?!

  • Dec. 10, 2012, 3:22 p.m. CST

    In 10 years no one is going to be talking about Avatar...

    by chiwrtr72

    Avatar as best picture of the year? Avatar pushed the industry forward? Please... how are 3D tv sales going? The only way Avatar will continued to be talked about is if Cameron continues to shit out sequel after sequel. Hurt Lock may not be a great movie, but it blew away (see what I did there?) Avatar.

  • Dec. 10, 2012, 3:53 p.m. CST

    Smartacus

    by Keith

    They missed a trick there. Just think of the trailer and tagline: O-sama. O-bama. O-Dark-Thirty. Then Steve Guttenberg saying, "Let's rock".

  • Dec. 10, 2012, 4:02 p.m. CST

    the_guy_who_invented_coca_cola-I agree

    by Samuel Fulmer

    It had some of the most tense scenes in recent cinema, and in between those scenes was some of the most inane scenes in recent cinema.

  • Dec. 10, 2012, 4:37 p.m. CST

    Entertainment Weekly has the worst, most puerile critics

    by Laserhead

    Next to Harold of course. At least the EW folks can make a coherent sentence, if not a coherent argument.

  • Dec. 10, 2012, 6:43 p.m. CST

    I HIGHLY DOUBT THIS PIECE OF LEFTIST OBAMA PROPAGANDA COULD BE BETTER THAN LIFE OF PI

    by big_dicks_cum_from_small_beginnings

  • Dec. 10, 2012, 7:12 p.m. CST

    I also have to say I preferred John Carter to The Dark Knight

    by Charlie

    I loved Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. Something just seemed so off with TDKR. I just don't think it was any where near as entertaining or clever. I am reserving final judgement until i see it on Blu-ray.

  • Dec. 10, 2012, 7:20 p.m. CST

    JOHN CARTER IS AN AMAZING MOVIE. HATERS ARE MORONS.

    by big_dicks_cum_from_small_beginnings

    Lynn Collins should be Wonder Woman.

  • Dec. 10, 2012, 7:41 p.m. CST

    Somethings about 9/11

    by DougMcKenzie

    Not a single one of the four planes gave the quick "7500" radio code to indicate a hijacking in progress - confirmed by all air controllers that day. The CAP that usually patrols over Washington was mysteriously pulled more than 150 miles away from the capital just before AA 77 crashed into the pentagon - confirmed by air traffic controllers in DC and Maryland. The flight instructors at Arizona Aviation, where alleged AA 77 pilot Hani Hanjour trained, stated he was an incompetent pilot incapable of flying a single engine cessna by himself. They find it impossible to believe he could have flown that 757 into the Pentagon like that from the skills he demonstrated to them. The mayor of Shanksville as well as local emergency responders confirm that the wreckage of U93 was spread out over a radius of 6 miles. Completely inconsistent with the alleged crash. Leading evidence points to the plane actually being shot down by the Air Force. Local firefighters were quickly escorted off and kept away from the crash sites. Something atypical from any other crash.

  • Dec. 10, 2012, 9:13 p.m. CST

    I BELIEVE EVERYTHING THE U.S. GOVERNMENT TELLS ME!!!

    by Johnno

    WHY WOULDN'T I???? JUST LOOK AT ALL THE AWESOME HOLLYWOOD MOVIES THEY GIVE ME!!!! I ALSO COMPLETELY BELIEVE THE REPUBLICAN AND DEMOCRAT PARTY ARE TWO PARTIES IN DIRECT OPPOSITION TO EACH OTHER WHO WANT DIFFERENT THINGS!!!! ANYONE TELLING YOU OTHERWISE IS AN ARAB CRACKPOT AND NOT A REAL AMERICAN!

  • Dec. 10, 2012, 11:28 p.m. CST

    Nice citations by all the nutjobs in here

    by Chairman_Kaga

    supporting all their nutjob claims. Get your tinfoil hats! You can't tell a Reptilian Shape-Shifting Alien Overlord from a Antarctic Hollow-Earth Nazi without a tinfoil hat!

  • Dec. 11, 2012, 5:13 a.m. CST

    elmolincoln

    by Ace of Wands

    just where in this talkback I have I indicated that I believed in a conspiracy behind 9/11?. I've merely agreed with someone else here that it is unlikely that Bin Laden himself was behind the attack on the Twin Towers. I haven't argued that it wasn't 19 Arab hijackers, I haven't argued that the US Government itself was behind it, or the Israelis or anyone else for that matter. I've simply said that the FBI has stated that it had little hard evidence to show that Bin Laden had masterminded the attack and supplied you with written evidence from the FBI itself to back up that claim. Where is the conspiracy in that? What is the conspiracy that you claim I am espousing?.

  • Dec. 11, 2012, 9:30 a.m. CST

    Hurt Locker sucked a bag of dicks

    by kstewandthecuntsman

    ZERO desire to ever watch this

  • Dec. 11, 2012, 11:15 a.m. CST

    Ace of Wands, nothing more annoying than a Truther in denial

    by elmo

  • Dec. 11, 2012, 11:35 a.m. CST

    Will they show how they dumped him in the ocean ?

    by deathblow64

    Best movie of the year is about a guy getting dumped in the ocean but that movie is Life of Pi, not this made for Hollywood crap.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 6:55 a.m. CST

    elmolincoln

    by Ace of Wands

    you're a bit of a wanker, aren't you? This has nothing to do with what I believe (except, possibly, tangentially, in that I might not be pursuing this line of discussion otherwise), it has to do with what I wrote; which was simply plain fact. I merely quoted from the Federal organisation that was pursuing Bin Laden for his crimes; and supplied information taken directly from that Bureau's website to back the quote up. Now, if you are misconstruing fact with belief I suggest that it is you that is in denial.

  • Dec. 14, 2012, 1:14 a.m. CST

    elmolincoln

    by Ace of Wands

    as I suspected; wanker.