Friday, December 30, 2011

Favorites of 2011



Here are the films that were memorable to me in no particular order:

  • Rango
  • Tangled
  • Drive
  • The Muppets
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II
  • The Skin I Live In (Spain)
  • Attack the Block (UK)
  • Snowtown (AU)
  • Hesher
  • Sherlock Holmes 2
  • The Dead (overall a great addition to the zombie genre, though schlocky in parts)
  • Bridesmaids
  • Paul (Why is this not on every single best-of list? The only DVD I bought this year.)
  • Captain America
  • Green Lantern
  • Source Code
  • Insidious (Ok, the 'reveal' was a bit daft but this stuck with me)
  • Kung Fu Panda 2
  • Hannah 
  • X-Men: First Class 
Dishonorable mentions: Fast Five, Your Highness, The Help. What? I liked them! 

Of course I haven't seen some of the brilliant films included on most people's lists as I had an off year. What with moving to another country and losing a majority of my income as well as sharing what movies to see with my boyfriend, I missed a lot. I'll catch up on DVD.

Many of you will wonder why I don't include Super 8. I liked it. Definitely had its moments. But it lacked the magic that a movie of its type should have.

Sadly I haven't seen quite a few of the films I feel I should have this year. I'm hoping to see some of the big ones before year's end. 

Hope you had a good year at the movies. If you want to keep having the opportunity to see them on the big screen, make sure you go regularly and PAY! :)

6 comments:

joe said...

agree with everything here.

loved drive! also (your highness)

and totally on board with super 8, thought it would have the punch of a film like stand by me but its sort of just a really good film and not an 'experience', sorry if that sounded pretentious..

Jen said...

Not at all and I'm glad you agree. I see a film like The Muppets and know THAT'S magic. Super 8 was not, but still a very good film.

Joel Burman said...

I'm on board with Super 8 too. However, my problem was that it was only 80's magic nostalghia. The end lacked poorly because it felt so random.

Also honorable mention for Green Lantern??? Wow!!!

I saw that you posted in the LAMB forum about being on the LAMBcast. I think you should! It has been a little crowded on there as of late but it would be awesome to have you on it.

Finally my main reason for stopping by was to wish you a happybirthday!

Jen said...

haha Thanks Joel. I think Green Lantern honoured the comic and really had a lot of heart. I was surprised I liked it so much. Thank you SO KINDLY for the happy birthday message. :)

Lovefilm said...

Thanks a lot Jen for the list. I guess I've missed few of those movies.But I'll make sure to watch the movies I've missed to watch with and will try to look at http://www.lovefilmuk.co.uk/ to see if its available.

Above all I really love Kung Fu Panda, Captain America and X-men.

Once again thanks a lot for your list...

Catriona Lewis said...

I agree with you. These all are very nicely directed movies. I also haven't seen some of the film but I like the Drive movie very much. Ryan gosling is a great actor and his dressing in the movie was awesome. His drive jacket scorpion is very nice. its shiny look is very much liked by me.