The Life of Pi - 10/10
The best movie of 2012. I never read the book so I knew nothing about the story going in. A great fairy tale with a very dark side. It looked incredible and this is the first time I'm actually excited to watch something on 3D at home when the blu-ray is released. I normally don't like heavy exposition but in this case, IMO, it was necessary and setup the final questions about which story do you like/would choose well. I just watched it for a second time and it was even better catching some of the foreshadowing.
Flight - 7/10
Very strong acting and a great first hour. It drags a bit for the rest of the movie and ends on an awful note. I could see it coming but I was still disappointed by the cop-out heavy-handed ending. I did not for one second believe that Denzel's character would do what he did given everything else that we knew about him.
Arbitrage - 8/10
Now this was how you end a film about a scumbag lead character that you're still kind of rooting for. It was basically like a Hitchcock movie except that they got the right guy and he totally deserves to fall. I'm surprised this one didn't get more publicity.
Hitchcock - 6/10
Decent but too light on interesting information about the great filmmaker and the movie making process.
Watched all of the Oscar nominated shorts, both animated and live action.
Favorite live action: Henry
Least favorite live action: Buzkashi Boys
Favorite animated: Adam and Dog
Least favorite animated: Maggie Simpson in "The Longest Daycare"
(there were some other shorts at the event I was at and was led to believe they were nominated, which I'm glad to find out they weren't since one of them I did not like at all)
Bernie 8/10. Jack Black was brilliant. I can't believe he wasn't nominated for anything. Some laugh out loud moments from the interviews with the people from Carthage, TX. The dude explaining the different regions of Texas was spot on.