The 2012 FMR MAJOR Awards: The Most Surprising Movie Winner

Most Surprising Movie Winner

Ok everyone, let’s kick off our winner announcements with the winner for Most Surprising Movie! This category celebrates pleasant surprises… those movies that catch you off guard in a good way.

The nominees are: “21 Jump Street”, “Chronicle”, “The Grey”, “Hope Springs”, and “Rise of the Guardians”.

Most Surprising

Click through to see which of these five surprising films was the biggest surprise of the year!

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The 2012 MAJOR Awards: The Best Picture Nominees

Best Picture Nominees

Alright, people. Here we go. The crème de la crème. The year’s best movies. The top ten movies of 2012.

2012 was an incredible year for movies, with an abundance of huge blockbusters that delivered on their promises, and your typical mix of Oscar worthy material in the mix as well. This list could have turned in to a top 20 with ease.

But I made the tough calls, and whittled it down to just ten.

Click through to see what made the final cut – the best movies of 2012!

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The 2012 FMR MAJOR Awards: Most Surprising Movie Nominees

Most Surprising Movie Nominees

Hey everyone! Let the 2012 MAJOR Awards begin!

Up first we have the Most Surprising Movies of the year. These five movies delivered the greatest positive variance between what was expected and what was delivered. The ones you didn’t see comin’… the biggest surprises of the year.

Click through to see the nominees for Most Surprising Movie of 2012!

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Guest Podcast Appearance: Film Yarn!

Hey everybody!

I wanted to bring your attention to a guest spot that I did on my friend Fredo’s podcast, “Film Yarn”.

When he invited me on, I suggested that we bring Brian Roan of Dear, as well. See, the plan was to discuss “The Grey”, and Brian had a rather unique experience with the movie. He did an early review thanks to catching a screening, and he wrote a strongly favorable review. Well, as it turns out, the director of the movie, Joe Carnahan, got a look at the review and was so impressed that he began tweeting about it.

I figured, hey, that’s a heck of a story to share, plus the three of us did a Lambcast together on the Muppets, so, we should invite him!

Well, through Brian’s connection to Joe Carnahan he was able to bring the podcast to Joe’s attention, and he listened to it! Then he tweeted us some feedback on it! I was floored!

If you’d like to hear it, you can find it here, but I would warn we go FULL OUT SPOILERS. So if you havent seen “The Grey” you might want to circle back after you do!


2012 Winter Movie Season Preview

Winter has come.

The Holidays being over, Hollywood now nestles into its burrow to await March, hibernating during the cold winter months. The cinematic highlights of January and February are typically the movies which were “released” in the prior year, but are only trickling out to cineplexes now.

As to NEW releases?

Let’s just say I hope you saved your nuts, my squirrely friends. 😀 Remember our “Tossin’ It Out There” thread from a few days back which asked which movies you were looking forward to the most in 2012? Scant few of these were mentioned there.

That’s not to say nothing’s happening! There’s new movies every week… Let’s take a look and see what Hollywood expects to hold us over between now and Spring…

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