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15 Movies To See In 2012
15 Movies To See In 2012
The world may be ending but that doesn't mean there isn't time to gobble up some of Hollywood's biggest releases in 2012. View New Zealand takes a look at the 15 movies you've got to check out in the new year.

image Hugo
Release Date: January 12, 2012
Directed by Martin Scorsese
Starring: Asa Butterfield, Chloe Grace Moretz, Christopher Lee
Genre: Family

Set in 1930s Paris, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.

Hugo is Martin Scorsese's first family film and also his first in 3D.



image Sione's 2: Unfinished Business
Release Date: January 19, 2012
Directed by Simon Bennett
Starring: Oscar Kightley, Robbie Magasiva and Shimpal Lelisi
Genre: Comedy

It's five years on.. the boys are older but are they wiser? The sequel to the New Zealand box office smash hit Sione's Wedding.



image John Carter
Release Date: March 8, 2012
Directed by Andrew Stanton
Starring: Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins and Willem Dafoe
Genre: Sci-Fi

Transplanted to Mars, a Civil War vet discovers a lush planet inhabited by 12-foot tall barbarians. Finding himself a prisoner of these creatures, he escapes, only to encounter a princess who is in desperate need of a savior.

This film has been in various stages of production since 1931. Thought to be unmakeable due to its epic scope the film finally got the greenlight from Walt Disney Pictures in 2008.



image The Hunger Games
Release Date: March 22, 2012
Directed by Gary Ross
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth
Genre: Action

Based on the novel by Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games are set in a future where the Capitol selects a boy and girl from the twelve districts to fight to the death on live television. Katniss Everdeen volunteers to take her younger sister's place for the latest match and will have to survive her decision.



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