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The American Film Institute jury has chosen their top ten films for 2012. I have to say I can’t disagree with any of their picks. It’s a good group, and it  accurately represents the year. I do think they missed on “The Master,” but they may not have wanted to give one film company–TWC– three spots on the top 10. I know from sources that the group also really liked Dustin Hoffman’s “Quartet,” which I think is going to be the sleeper hit of the season. Also not on the list are “Hitchcock,” “The Sessions,” and “Cloud Atlas.” The AFI included “The Dark Knight Rises,” which I’m not sure will make it to the Oscars. It’s nice also to see “The Life of Pi,” which has a 50/50 shot at an Oscar vote.

As for the TV winners: they’re all the same. It’s all the same as it is all the time. In TV, once your show is chosen for one batch of awards it just continues until it’s almost over. I don’t like or understand “Modern Family,” but it just goes on and on. No love for “Episodes,” the wittiest show on TV. And the AFI can’t pick “Downton Abbey,” because it’s British. ZZzzzzzz……

 

AFI MOVIES OF THE YEAR
ARGO
BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
DJANGO UNCHAINED
LES MISÉRABLES
LIFE OF PI
LINCOLN
MOONRISE KINGDOM
SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
ZERO DARK THIRTY

AFI TV PROGRAMS OF THE YEAR
AMERICAN HORROR STORY
BREAKING BAD
GAME CHANGE
GAME OF THRONES
GIRLS
HOMELAND
LOUIE
MAD MEN
MODERN FAMILY
THE WALKING DEAD

21 replies to this post
  1. I saw Life Of Pi and it was one of my favorite movies ever. . I’m so happy it is listed and I will actually watch the Academy Awards for a change, rooting for this fine, deep movie. The acting was superb.

  2. What’s happened to films in the last 3 years? “Social Network”, Clooney’s “Up In the Air”, “A Single Man”, “ARGO”, etc etc etc.

    All of these are mediocre films – at best. Yet they’re named as best pictures?

    All seems like a big sham.

    Lez Miz will rack up the awards as it nailed the formula: respectable leading actor in a new role, big budget, artistic and not only of interest to people with taste but semi-palatable for the common movie-going imbecile.

  3. If it weren’t for old movies, History Channel or Discovery Channel or HGTV and news, my TV wouldn’t even be turned on. These shows are all mindless crap1

  4. I haven’t seen any of the movies, and the only two on the list I’d care to see are Dark Knight and Les Miz, and not on the list Skyfall. And I don’t watch any of the TV shows listed. When is Hollywood going to start making movies and TV shows that are actually worth watching? Let alone paying to see. It’s gotten to the point that if it weren’t for news and sports, I wouldn’t watch TV at all.

  5. Only 6 “occurances” will inspire me to purchase a movie ticket. (1) Russell Crowe (2) John Travolta (3) Nicolas Cage(4) James Cameron (5) Ridley Scott and (6) All things Star Trek. Simple but a really good bang for the buck.

  6. Not one of the TV shows is worth watching. The best show on TV, The Big Bang Theory, isn’t listed. Ridiculous.

    Lincoln is a fantastic movie. Life of Pi not too bad. The others are garbage.

  7. ‘Game Change’? Are you kidding? One of the ten best? A bigger piece of crapola has never been filmed. But, hey, it won an Emmy and it mocked Sarah Palin so I guess that makes it great.

    Very bad choice, AFI.

  8. Quite frankly I wouldn’t kick a dog in the behind for any of the movies listed, let alone spend money to go see them.

    As for the TV shows, well…2 1/2 isn’t bad I guess, Homeland is a definate, along with The Walking Dead. American Horror Story, well, it’s different. A little bizarre, but it has it’s moments.

    The rest of their selections are garbage. All indicative of the mindless drivel and perverted lack of intellect that exists on the left coast.

    They really missed out in the selections. Much better are:

    Sons of Anarchy
    Justified
    Being Human
    Merlin
    Revolution
    Lost Girl

  9. I hate to disappoint you, but I prefer Casablanca, Josey Wales, It’s a Wonderful Life, Hoosiers, Rudy, The Natural, The Guns of Navarone and other ‘old school’ movies that reflected the greatness of the American spirit.

    I also prefer a fuel injected, dual quad, positraction 409 to a double droid, pentium facebook compatible iPhone.

  10. You want to know what the people like…….. Follow the money! These boobs who like to honor themselves for doing there job (making movies and tv shows) look like a bunch of (!)’s who want you to think like they do. You can see it in the line up they have laid out here. I can honestly say I haven’t watched more than ten minutes of any of the tv shows or had a desire to see the crap they endorse.

What do you think?