10 Badass Movies To Get You Through The 2012 Holiday Doldrums

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Jamie Foxx in Django Unchained (2012) Movie Image

It’s that time of year again. The holidays are almost upon us, and movie theaters are about to be flooded with uplifting family fare and end-of-the-year award-bait. Surely some of these films will be worth a watch, and I’m sure there will be all sorts of moving, intricately crafted emotional journeys. However, if you’re an avid reader of this site, I would be willing to bet that your tastes run in a slightly different direction.

If you, like me, enjoy movies where things explode, that feature monsters and gore and ample gunfire, and that are generally badass in nature, here is a running list of films that just might help you avoid wasting two hours on a boring snooze fest period piece. You could put that time to good use, like napping, or watching something rad. There’s some action, sci-fi, horror, and weird little creatures on this list, with some revenge thrown in for good measure.

I won’t claim a 100% success rate. Every time I make a list like this, at least one film turns out to be a complete and total turd (like “Skyline” a couple years ago). Most of these, however, should prove to be just what you need to wash away the tedium of holiday specials, generic coming-of-age dramas, and in-laws.

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