David O. Russell’s little film about people with mental health issues didn’t just kick butt at the box office, it also tied Marvel’s The Avengers in MTV Movie Awards wins, nabbing Best Female Performance (Jennifer Lawrence), Best Male Performance (Bradley Cooper) and Best Kiss (Lawrence and Cooper). The Avengers took Movie of the Year, Best Fight and Best Villain (Tom Hiddleston).
Picture Perfect was the only other multiple winner, picking up Breakthrough Performance (Rebel Wilson) and Best Musical Moment. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn was held to one win (in a new category that seemed to be designed solely to give the franchise one last kick at the cat) for Best Shirtless Perfomance (Taylor Lautner).
A complete list of winner follows the jump.
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More 2012 GeekScholars Movie News Awards! ‘Never Tell Me the Odds’ 2013 Edition, Mini Reviews of Awards Contenders! Click play above or the jump for more details on this weeks’ show!
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Every year we are told that movies aren’t as good as they used to be – and every year, we get enough good movies that picking a top ten/fifteen/twenty list for the year is hard work. Of course, there weren’t as many cries of ‘why don’t they make movies like they used to’ because not only were records set at the box office (thank you 3D, IMAX and #D IMAX), but the total number of bums in seats was higher than it’s been since 2009.
The biggest surprise for me this was that two superhero movies were among the best I saw all year. I love superhero movies, but could never have expected this. Not again, anyway. The bigger surprise was the number of indie flicks that not only impressed me when I saw them, but stayed with me ‘til the end of the year.
Anyroad, that’s enough preamble. Follow the jump to read my Favorite 15 Movies for 2012.
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David O. Russell doesn’t make the usual kind of movies. He mixes genres, twists things in upon themselves and looks at them from angles no one else does. With Silver Linings Playbook, he takes the romantic dramedy and a couple with mental health issues and mixes them until something fresh and original bubbles up.
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Released from a mental institution, Pat moves back in with his parents. As he tries to reconcile with his ex-wife, he meets a young girl as troubled as he is. By helping each other out, they again find love.
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