The Sessions (2012)
"Hawkes' work here is that good that it carries one away on a wave of emotion that dismisses critical thought. The film around him could have been better but you're unlikely to realize that while you're watching it. "
Cloud Atlas (2012)
"Too much of what unspools in this epic experience is technically remarkable and thematically engaging to dismiss the film entirely but it's an undeniable disappointment in comparison to the work that inspired it. "
Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23: Season 2 (TV, 2012-2013)
The Girl ()
Paranormal Activity 4 (2012)
""Paranormal Activity 4" plays to people who are unwilling to think, don't want to or actually can't engage a well-constructed and deep plot that delves beyond surface-level door slams and quick "boo!" scare-and-jump scenes. "
Alex Cross (2012)
Middle of Nowhere (2012)
American Horror Story: Asylum (TV, 2012-2013)
"I simply love the idea of a troupe of actors like this taking different roles and telling different stories every year with one singular focus -- to show you something horrifying that you won't soon forget. "
Emily Owens, M.D.: Season 1 (TV, 2012-2013)
The Walking Dead: Season 3 (TV, 2012-2013)
"Gory, intense, edgy, and incredibly risk-taking, this is some of the strongest television you'll see this Fall and I have every reason to believe that this will be the best season of The Walking Dead to date. "
"I never look at Rotten Tomatoes until after I publish my review. My reviews agree with the Tomatometer 77% of the time. While "Sinister" is fresh here based on 100+ reviews, it's only barely so at 63%. That's wrong. This is the best horror film of 2012. "
Seven Psychopaths (2012)
"Affleck has made a film that features multiple locations, dozens of speaking roles, and the kind of tonal shifting that veterans routinely screw up and he's not only dodged the many potential pitfalls but made a modern classic by doing so. "
The League: Season 4 (TV, 2012)
"A modest, low-budget horror movie with some effective ideas and an engaging lead performance but it clutters itself down with too much dialogue about its title character and the very concept of evil being potentially brought to physical life. "
Beauty and the Beast: Season 1 (TV, 2012-2013)
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 8 (TV, 2012)
Nashville: Season 1 (TV, 2012-2013)
Arrow: Season 1 (TV, 2012-2013)
Chicago Fire: Season 1 (TV, 2012-2013)
Taken 2 (2012)
"Utter nonsense, a film that plays like a cross between Seth MacFarlane spoofing the first film on Family Guy and MacGyver fan fiction (although nowhere NEAR as much fun as that might make it sound). "
About Cherry (2012)
The Oranges (2012)
666 Park Avenue: Season 1 (TV, 2012-2013)
American Dad!: Season 9 (TV, 2012-2013)
Bob's Burgers: Season 3 (TV, 2012-2013)
Homeland: Season 2 (TV, 2012)
Dexter: Season 7 (TV, 2012)
The Simpsons: Season 24 (TV, 2012-2013)
Family Guy: Season 11 (TV, 2012-2013)
Made in Jersey: Season 1 (TV, 2012)
Head Games (2012)
Last Resort: Season 1 (TV, 2012-2013)
Elementary: Season 1 (TV, 2012-2013)
The Neighbors: Season 1 (TV, 2012-2013)
New Girl: Season 2 (TV, 2012-2013)
Ben and Kate: Season 1 (TV, 2012-2013)
Partners: Season 1 (TV, 2012)
Castle: Season 5 (TV, 2012-2013)
10 Years (2012)
""10 Years," which should have abandoned its attempted comedy and focused on its somewhat effective drama, unintentionally backfires by proving that a real-life Hollywood couple has less on-screen chemistry than two actors who've practically never met. "
How to Survive a Plague (2012)
You May Not Kiss the Bride (2012)
Hotel Transylvania (2012)
Revolution: Season 1 (TV, 2012-2013)
The Mob Doctor: Season 1 (TV, 2012-2013)
Bones: Season 8 (TV, 2012-2013)
Boardwalk Empire: Season 3 (TV, 2012)