Annual Movie Roundup 2011

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**Update ~ February 19, 2012. I am on my way out the door to see Hugo. This may be the last film of 2011 that I see before the Academy Awards on February 26th. Hugo has been nominated in quite a few categories, including Best Picture. I'll update this blog entry when I return.**

*Update: Movie poster spoof image and Best Of Nominees list added to blog entry... scroll down. End of update.*

Holy Toledo, Batman, I've seen a lot of movies this year!

Yep, it's that time of year again when I make my annual movie list. In the past years, I made best of lists to coincide with the awards seasons. Last year my movie list focused on my Oscar picks. But being that I was frustrated with last year's winners, this year I have decided to, instead, place the more memorable movies of 2011 into six categories: Best Movies, Good Movies, Big Disappointments, Horrible Movies, Other Movies Seen, and Movies Still Yet to See. Once I view a movie from the Still to See group, I may place it into one of the other four groups.


Best Movies

Shame
Drive
We Need to Talk About Kevin
Melancholia
The Skin I Live In
50/50
Midnight in Paris
Crazy, Stupid, Love.
Pearl Jam 20
The Ides of March
The Help
Beginners
A Separation
The Artist
Weekend
This is Not a Film


Good Movies


Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
The Trip
Into the Abyss
Cave of Forgotten Dreams
The Descendants
Source Code
Bridesmaids
Senna
Moneyball
Contagion
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Limitless
Carnage
Straw Dogs
Project Nim
The Lincoln Lawyer
Hanna
The Conspirator
The Greatest Movie Ever Sold
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Kill the Irishman
A Somewhat Gentle Man
Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Martha Marcy May Marlene
Hugo
My Week With Marilyn
Young Adult
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

Big Disappointments

The Tree of Life
Margin Call
The Rum Diary
Water For Elephants
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
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Horrible Movies

Larry Crowne
Drive Angry
Breaking Dawn Part I
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never
Soul Surfer
Horrible Bosses
Red Riding Hood
Something borrowed
The Beaver
Hall Pass
The Ledge


Other Movies Seen

In Time
Mildred Pierce
A Dangerous Method
The Company Men
Friends With Benefits
No Strings Attached
Just Go With It
Cedar Rapids
Unknown
Arthur
Super 8
The Hangover Part II
One Day
X-Men: First Class
The Whisteblower
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Putty Hill
Jane Eyre
Footloose
The Iron Lady
J. Edgar
Sleeping Beauty
Take Shelter
Bullhead

Movies Still Yet to See

A Better Life
In the Land of Blood and Honey
Tomboy
The Kid With a Bike


Have no desire to see Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, War Horse, Cowboys and Aliens, Cars 2, Kung Fu Panda 2, Happy Feet Two, The Smurfs, Dolphin Tale, Puss in Boots, Reel Steel, The Muppets, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Hop, Rio, Sucker Punch, Rango, Priest, Mars Needs Moms, Fast Five, Jumping the Broom, Tower Heist, We Bought a Zoo, or The Adventures of Tin Tin.

Movie Poster Spoof
Inspired by the film We Need to Talk About Kevin

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Best Of's

(May alter once still to see movies are viewed)​

Best Film: Drive
Best Director: Nicolas Winding Refn for Drive
Best Actor: Ryan Gosling in Drive
Best Actress: Tilda Swinton in We Need to Talk About Kevin
Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer in Beginners
Best Supporting Actress: Elena Anaya in The Skin I Live In
Best Documentary: Pearl Jam 20
Best Foreign Language Film: The Skin I Live In
Best Soundtrack: Drive
Best Editing: Drive
Best Original Screenplay: Woody Allen for Midnight in Paris
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