'Cloud Atlas,' 'Argo' and 'Beasts of the Southern Wild': Movies We’re Thankful For (VIDEO)

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Thanksgiving is naturally a time for reflection and appreciation – of family, and the things in our lives that mean the most. Appropriately, Celebuzz assembled a small group of movie experts to talk about the films of 2012 for which they’re most thankful.

Celebuzz Senior Film Editor Todd Gilchrist and MoviesAreMyJam.com writer Alicia Malone joined Daily Buzz host extraordinaire Hyla for a spirited discussion of some of the year’s most interesting – and inspiring – films.

Gilchrist’s first pick was Cloud Atlas, Lana and Andy Wachowski’s epic story of love and transformation. He explained that he appreciates the film’s ambition, and the fact that a major studio put considerable money and marketing muscle behind such a unique and personal piece of entertainment.

Malone, meanwhile, favored Argo, Ben Affleck’s third film as a director. Appreciating Affleck’s physical charms as much as his filmmaking chops, she talked about the great roller coaster ride she took watching the film at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival.

Both agreed that Benh Zeitlin’s Beasts of the Southern Wild was a great addition to the year’s cinematic landscape, for its incredible cast as well as its scrappy passion. But Gilchrist also chose Searching For Sugar Man, a beautiful documentary about obscure singer-songwriter Rodriguez, which not only offered great visual but musical entertainment.

Watch the video above for a more in-depth discussion of the movies that we’re most thankful in 2012. Below, watch the trailer for Searching For Sugar Man.

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