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Each year I try to see as many films as possible which I’ve never seen before. In 2010 there was the Quest For 75, followed up by 2011’s Drive For 66. Though I started documenting my Film Quest ’12 progress here on GuysNation, I wanted to do more than just do a few sentences on each film grouped into six-packs, so I expanded. As not to clutter up GuysNation with an extra 80 or more articles, I started a secondary site, which I mention at the end of this article.

I saw 100 films in 2012 which I had never seen before, and now that I’m ready to start sharing my thoughts on what I’ve seen this year, I’ve got some superlatives to hand out as I reflect back once more on Film Quest 12.

Before we get to the awards, here’s the list of the movies I saw for the first time in 2012, in the order I viewed them:

January:
1. Julie & Julia, 2. Rango, 3. Transformers: Dark of the Moon
4. Limitless, 5. Desperado, 6. Super 8, 7. Dylan Dog, 8. Win Win
?? Kevin Smith: Too Fat for 40 (does this even count as a movie?) 9. Mystic River

February
10. I Am Number Four, 11. HappyThankYouMorePlease, 12. Buffy The Vampire Slayer
13. Dirty Harry, 14. Blade, 15. From Dusk ‘Till Dawn, 16. He’s Just Not That Into You
17. Horrible Bosses, 18. The Crow, 19. The English Patient, 20. Drive

March
21. Warrior, 22. Friday Night Lights, 23. Moneyball, 24. 30 Minutes Or Less,
25. Ides of March, 26. Holy Rollers, 27. Hang ‘Em High, 28. Muppets,
29. Friends with Benefits

April
30. Book Of Eli, 31. Vicky Christina Barcelona, 32. Two For The Money,
33. Broadcast News, 34. 50/50

May
35. Avengers, 36. Margin Call, 37. Anonymous

June
38. I Love You Phillip Morris, 39. Batman: Year One, 40. Midnight In Paris,
41. Cowboys & Aliens, 42. Prometheus, 43. The Rum Diary

July
44. The Help, 45. The Amazing Spider-Man, 46. Attack The Block
47. Snow White & The Huntsman, 48. Jeff, Who Lives At Home, 49. Dark Knight Rises

August
50. Chronicle, 51. Easy A, 52. Sucker Punch, 53. Nowhere Boy,
54. J. Edgar, 55. I Am Reed Fish


September
56. The Illusionist, 57. Sherlock Holmes 2: A Game Of Shadows, 58. Highlander
59. Magnum Force, 60. Gilda, 61. Friends With Kids, 62. Galaxy Quest
63. Rescue Dawn, 64. Lethal Weapon

October
65. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, 66. End Of Watch

November
67. Serenity, 68. A Good Old Fashioned Orgy, 69. Haywire, 70. Hunger Games
71. Argo, 72. This Means War, 73. Moonrise Kingdom, 74. A Few Good Men

December
75. Skyfall, 76. The Puffy Chair, 77. Young Adult, 78. Act Of Valor, 79. Monsters,
80. Hesher, 81. SHERLOCK: A Study In Pink *, 82. SHERLOCK: The Blind Banker *,
83. SHERLOCK: The Great Game *, 84. SHERLOCK: A Scandal in Belgravia *
85. SHERLOCK: The Hounds of Baskerville *, 86. SHERLOCK: The Reichenbach Fall
87. Trollhunter, 88. Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan, 89. Magic Mike,
90. Justice League: DOOM, 91. King Of California, 92. Half Nelson, 93. Harsh Times,
94. Star Trek III: The Search For Spock, 95. Brick, 96. Casa De Mi Padre,
97. Art School Confidential, 98. The Cabin In The Woods
99. Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow, 100. Dogtooth

Part of my quest is to not just see new movies, but to also look back at things from 20 years ago or more, so here are the films I saw which were first released prior to 1993:

1 – Buffy The Vampire Slayer, 2 – Dirty Harry, 3 – Friday Night Lights,
4 – Hang ‘Em High, 5 – Broadcast News, 6 – Highlander, 7 – Magnum Force,
8 – Gilda, 9 – A Few Good Men, 10 – Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan,
11 – Star Trek III: The Search For Spock

Now onto the awards


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