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The Best Worst Movies of 2012

BestWorstMoviesZero Dark Thirty, Les Misérables, Lincoln and more may be soaking up the awards season spotlight, but there are a bunch of other films that hit theaters this year that deserve some recognition not because they’re fantastic cinematic achievements, but because they’re so bad, they’re actually good.

Best worst movies come in all sorts of forms – those that benefit from being part of a franchise, the ones that manage to pull off a cliché, some that stir up excitement for all the wrong reasons and more. All of these films have a cloud hanging over their heads for one reason or another, but that doesn’t stop them from conjuring up a ray of light bright enough to make them surprisingly enjoyable, disturbingly memorable, oddly admirable or all of the above.

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Review: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2

“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2” is a seven – on the “Twilight” scale. If you’re comparing it to films that play by the rules, it’s more of a four. But this is a “Twilight” film and after five of them it’s successfully established its own set of rules.

“Breaking Dawn – Part 2” kicks off just days after Bella’s baby bloodshed. Renesmee is already a rather large infant and Bella’s testing the waters of this whole life as a vampire thing. An indiscernible amount of time later, Renesmee turns into a 10-year-old (Mackenzie Foy) and Irina (Maggie Grace) spots Bella and Jacob (Taylor Lautner) enjoying some playtime vampire-style out in the woods. Horrified that Renesmee may be a vicious “immortal child,” Irina tattles to the Volturi. However, Renesmee isn’t immortal. She’s half human, half vampire. The trouble is, the Volturi are pretty stubborn and the only way the Cullens can save their newest family member is by amassing an army of vampires to defend her.

“Breaking Dawn – Part 2”opens with the best part of the movie, the opening credits. And I’m only being semi-sarcastic. The film’s title sequence is really quite mesmerizing. The text either bleeds from red to white or white to red, and plays over a string of vibrant frosty forest shots mixed with a few of a blood red hue. It works especially well, artfully bringing the viewer back into the world with a rousing hypnotic effect. But again, it’s the best part of the movie. Really.

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The Best – and Worst – Movie Promos of the Week


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 displayed a nifty trick, linking the release of a stylish poster to a brand new featurette, but another movie dropped an even more appealing poster and two other films debuted far more engaging videos.


The Best Stuff

1. Silver Linings Playbook Clip: It isn’t easy establishing a connection in just one minute and 41 seconds, let alone using a clip that’s completely out of context, but the power of just one relatable element could be more than enough to suck a viewer in, and what’s more relatable than a bowl of Raisin Bran? Raisin Bran plus stellar performances equals total absorption, paving the way to weightier material and a sense of the depth Silver Linings Playbook has to offer.

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The Best – and Worst – Movie Promos of the Week

New York Comic-Con is here and new promotional material is slowly being rolled out in honor of the event, but the posters for The Last StandTexas Chainsaw 3D and Pacific Rim (see them in our weekly poster roundup) didn’t come close to cracking this week’s top three.

The Best Stuff

1. Paranormal Activity 4 Audience Reaction Trailer: The audience reaction trailer is aParanormal Activity tradition, and a good one at that. The films do play well at home, but there’s nothing like sitting in a theater packed with shrieking fans. For those who enjoy a good scare, this trailer makes it look like the folks featured are having a blast, so you’ll want to have one, too.

2. The Man with the Iron Fists Posters: Whether you’re into the style, violence and carnage of RZA’s The Man with the Iron Fists or not, there’s no denying that this film has one of the most impressive poster campaigns of the year. The marketing department kicked things off with this black, white and pink gem, and now EW’s got 16 new designs all of which are either appropriately striking or pure works of art.

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Comic-Con 2012: Our Most Anticipated Events

The first rule of San Diego Comic-Con is that there’s absolutely no way to get to everything. The second rule of San Diego Comic-Con (or SDCC) is … try to get to everything. And we here at Movies.com will attempt to do just that, or at the very least bring back a taste of the big events everyone will be talking about come this time next week.

What are some of those events, and what should you expect from our coverage? Click through to find out what we’re looking forward to most as the country’s biggest geek-friendly convention prepares to infiltrate our nerdy hearts later this week.

Thursday 12:45 – 1:45 in Hall H

The non-Twihards might resent this, but what bigger way to open San Diego Comic-Con 2012 than with a panel for the final Twilight movie? The very first film to grace comic-con’s legendary Hall H will be the final installment of The Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn – Part 2. This will (probably) be the last time Team Edward and Team Jacob supporters will get the chance to camp outside the San Diego Convention Center for a Twilight movie, so expect the crowd to be bigger than ever. Once the crowd files in and the panel actually begins, Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, Peter Facinelli, Nikki Reed, Jackson Rathbone, Ashley Greene, Kellan Lutz and newcomer Mackenzie Foywill all be on hand, answering questions and previewing footage.

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Best/Worst Movie Promos of the Week: Before San Diego Comic Con Takes Over

Yes there are other things going on in the film industry besides San Diego Comic Con and upcoming releases like Ice Age: Continental DriftGangster Squad and Step Up Revolution are getting new promotional material, but being on the ground in San Diego myself, Comic Con has completely taken over my brain.

The Frankenweenie panel just went down today and out of it we got this brand new homage trailer as well as a similarly styled poster to go along with it. Total Recall offered up a more comprehensive look at Colin Farrell’s Doug Quaid taking enemies out inside Rekall as well as a featurette that puts the film’s story in the spotlight. There’s also a new poster for The Expendables 2 in the mix, but none manage to top a special few that delivered particularly impressive promotional material in honor of the event. Then again, on the bright side, they also didn’t manage to creep into the group of more disappointing Comic Con reveals.

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SDCC 2012: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 Press Conference Live Blog

Good morning, Shockya readers! We’re broadcasting (somewhat) live from the Hilton Bayfront where the stars of “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2″ are just about to take the stage for the press conference. Internet is a little wonky in here so things might cut in and out, but be sure to keep refreshing your page for the latest as we can post it.

11:20 – Here we go! In comes the Cullen clan – Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Ashley Greene, Kellan Lutz, Nikki Reed, Jackson Rathbone.

11:22 – First question is about the props that they’ve taken home from the set. Ashley took the Alice Cullen necklace.

11:23 – How’d they celebrate the end of filming? Elizabeth recalls not knowing when it was actually going to end because of all the second unit material. When they told her and Peter they were wrapped, they were stunned.

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