The 2012 Movie Rankings: Halftime speech with Spider-Man, Ted, Magic Mike, Madea and People Like Us

ByJoe Belcastro

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Everyone waits until the year is over to compile their “Best of whatever” movie lists. This has become a mundane practice. Time for a bit of a change, kids.

As moviegoers prepare for what looks to be an exciting second-half of 2012 cinema, the rankings below show that no matter where a respective film has been released (whether in the dumping ground of February or during the prime slot of May), it’s a real crap-shoot on who is bringing their A-game. And let’s just say, the majority of films thus far have been only bringing their C-game…including, The Amazing Spider-Man – which officially opens up the second-half this week.

The new releases for the respective week will have a capsule review at the end of the column. An updated list comes out every Monday. Here’s how things are shaking up so far in 2012:

1. Chronicle
2. The Cabin in the Woods
3. The Avengers
4. Moonrise Kingdom
5. Red Tails
6. The Grey
7. Game Change
8. The Secret World of Arrietty
9. Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax
10. Friends with Kids
11. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
12. The Raid: Redemption
13. Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds
14. Big Miracle
15. Think Like a Man
16. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted
17. Brake
18. Rock of Ages
19. Mirror Mirror
20. People Like Us
21. Magic Mike
22. Ted
23. 21 Jump Street
24. Snow White and the Huntsman
25. This Means War
26. God Bless America
27. The Three Stooges
28. Gone
29. The Amazing Spider-Man
30. Blue Like Jazz
31. American Reunion
32. Jeff, Who Lives at Home
33. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
34. Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best
35. Prometheus
36. Hysteria
37. The Dictator
38. Safe
39. Searching for Sonny
40. Brave
41. The Hunger Games
42. John Carter
43. Wrath of the Titans
44. Dead Dad
45. Underworld: Awakening
46. The Devil Inside
47. Livid
48. The Five-Year Engagement
49. Downtown Express
50. Sound of My Voice
51. Project X
52. Men in Black 3
53. Piranha 3DD
54. Dark Shadows
55. The Raven
56. Silent House
57. That’s My Boy
58. Darling Companion
59. Bully
60. What to Expect When You’re Expecting
61. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
62. Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding
63. Lockout
64. The Woman in Black
65. The Vow
66. Man on a Ledge
67. Extraterrestrial
68. The Lucky One
69. Contraband
70. The Samaritan
71. Act of Valor
72. 4:44 Last Day on Earth
73. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
74. Safe House
75. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
76. To Rome with Love
77. The Pirates! Band of Misfits
78. Kill List
79. Chernobyl Diaries
80. Haywire
81. Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection
82. A Thousand Words
83. Joyful Noise
84. Battleship
85. Wanderlust

Not Screened: One for the Money, Casa De Mi Padre, Chimpanzee, High School

REVIEWS:

People Like UsRead review

Magic MikeRead review

TedRead review

Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness ProtectionRead review

The Amazing Spider-ManRead review

To Rome with LoveRead review

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By Joe Belcastro

Joe Belcastro is an established movie critic in Tampa, Florida. As a member of the Florida Film Critics Circle, most of his time is spent reviewing upcoming movies. He also covers news pertaining to the film industry, on both a local and national level as well as conducting interviews. To contact Joe Belcastro regarding a story or with general questions about his services, please e-mail him and/or follow him on Twiiter @TheWritingDemon.

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