Amy’s 2012 in Movies

Oh my! I’m so surprised that I got to keep as many of my last year “category picks,” with a few tweaks here and there, of course.

Even thought I still feel my year in movies this time around didn’t pack the “punch” that it had last year, I feel obligated to put this out before the year is over. Is it me or has it really been quite a slow year in film? I have been saying this since 2008, which felt like a sugar rush when it came to good films to watch.

Anyway, without anything else to add~ here are my picks:

Race/Gender Mishap

Even though it wasn’t much of a negative point when rating Cloud Atlas, for me, there were times that the make-up was a little too distracting. Besides, Jim Sturgess or Hugo Weaving, the most distracting make up was of Halle Berry as an Asian man and a kinda “off” white woman make-up, Doona Bae as a white woman was kind of unsettling (and I literally burst out laughing in her other non-pictured reincarnation), and Zhou Xun as an Asian man.


I Did Not Expect That Moment
Jason Biggs’ “thing” all squished with the clear pot lid on from American Reunion.

Funniest Death
Most of the deaths in Casa de mi Padre.

Best Movie Mom and Best Movie Dad
Elinor (Emma Thompson) in Brave and Chun-seob (Yong-woo Park) on Papa.

Best Telenovela Movie
The Concubine

Oh No She Didn’t Moment
Aubrey (Anna Camp) vomits on stage on Pitch Perfect.
You knew right then this wasn’t your typical girly girl comedy.


Screencap before YouTube decides to take it down.

Hilarious Fetish Moment
Donkey scenes in Vulgaria.

Funniest Exorcist Moment
Japanese girls “exorcise” an evil spirit in The Cabin in the Woods.

Note: Funny reaction to it is missing.

Best Fight
Yuan Xiaochao (and all the village) Taichi-fighting on Tai Chi Zero and Tai Chi Hero.
Choreography courtesy to Sammo Hung.


Most Hilarious Unintended Homoerotic Moment
Bond (Daniel Craig) and Silva (Javier Bardem) meet for the very first time on Skyfall.

I didn’t even need to try hard to find a clip.

Movie that Everyone Hated But I Didn’t Mind
It’s a toss-up between Casa de mi Padre and Mirror Mirror, but since I already picked the former. Mirror Mirror it is.

Movie Everyone Loves But I Didn’t Care for… Much
The Dark Knight Rises.

Biggest Surprise


YAM Magazine editor, photographer, blogger, translator and part-time web designer. Film junkie, music junkie… and lately series (a.k.a. TV) junkie.

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