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Best and Worst Movies of the Year
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mudcub
Here are my favorite movies of the year. However, the list is incomplete, because I haven't seen everything. Who knows? Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked may turn out to be my favorite movie of all time. I'm lucky because I live in New York City, and I get to see things before they come out to the rest of the country. But don't be jealous - think of us as an early warning system.

Ten Best Movies of 2011
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1. Midnight In Paris
2. Hugo
3. Red
4. Rango
5. Four Lions
6. Crazy, Stupid, Love
7. A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas
8. The Lincoln Lawyer
9. Winnie The Pooh
10. Cave Of Forgotten Dreams

Trollhunter
The Adjustment Bureau
The Illusionist
Weekend
The Muppets
Drive
Win Win
Hanna
Super 8
Buried
Source Code
Death Race 2
The Green Hornet
GasLand
Waste Land
Puss In Boots
Real Steel
Monsters

Movies I haven't seen yet... who knows, they could be great!
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Another Earth
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011)
The Artist
The Descendants
Beginners
Submarine
Martha Marcy May Marlene
The Future
War Horse
Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows
Young Adult
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Film Socialisme
Tabloid
The Skin I Live In
Meek's Cutoff
Carnage
Into The Abyss
The Beaver
Like Crazy
Friends With Benefits
Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey
Melancholia
Super
Rubber
50/50
Insidious
Contagion
Corialanus
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (all)
We Need To Talk About Kevin
Trespass
Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels Of A Tribe Called Quest
POM Wonderful Presents The Greatest Movie Ever Sold


Ten Worst Movies of 2011
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1. The Expendables
2. Conan the Barbarian (2011)
3. Devil
4. Cool It
5. Green Lantern
6. Burlesque
7. Sucker Punch
8. The Sorcerer's Apprentice
9. Season Of The Witch
10. The Tree of Life

Battle: Los Angeles/ Skyline
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Cars 2
Alpha & Omega
Final Destination 5
The Hangover Part II
Dogtooth
Centurion
I Am Number Four
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
Larry Crowne
Spy Kids: All The Time In The World in 4D
Cyrus
Due Date

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I haven't seen any of those movies, but I do hope to see Tin Tin this weekend!


It was really good - but not good enuf to make the list!

I think out of all of those we only saw one ... Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. I liked it.
We also saw, but not on your list:
Puss n' Boots - good
Rise of the Planet of the Apes - good
and some ghost movie # 3 or 4, it was done in that documentary style - no so good
There were also a number of other movies that we wanted to see, but didn't get to them.

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I completely agree about Sucker Punch; the movie was meant to be total fan service when it came to every action vignette. I went in expecting exactly what I received, and was pleased with the result.

Sure! We disagree. I thought with all the CGI and art direction that the movie would be more than a generic "hot girls in peril" type of movie. But it wasn't. Didn't Halle Berry already do the atmospheric mental patient in "Gothika"? And DiCaprio in "Shutter Island"? And a million other movies since "The Snake Pit"?

But I'm also a little worried when a movie seems to serve a sadomasochistic fetish that some straight guys have. Have you seen "The Cell"? That was another beautiful action-filled movie, but at it's heart was really a sick snuff-porn movie about hot girls being killed in a stupid unrealistic manner.

There are terrible terrible movies not on my list. I'm sure there was a Beverly Hills Chihuahua sequel I missed. But one of the biggest criterion for a bad movie is that it I had their CGI budget, their actors, and their basic plot, I could come up with a much better movie. My version of Sucker Punch wouldn't have been a stupid, "find five items and defeat the boss" martial-arts wank fest.

sometimes you don't want a steak dinner and just want some cotton candy, though. SP was never going to win any awards, and we all knew that. it was there to be an effects romp, it was there to be a live action anime film. it didn't have a message, and certain aspects about the whole thing are distasteful. it was a lot of icing and not a lot of cake, but sometimes you just want that sugar rush.

Hi! Yeah, it's tough, isn't it? Especially for a lot of movies that get a NY release for a week in 2011. They're technically still this year's movie, although most people won't see them until next year.

So, I guess I go by when I rented the movie, or when it was easily accessible to see. I do the same with CDs, too... for example, I think Adele's "21" was already a hit in 2010, but it took me a while to listen to her. And I will always connect "Rolling In The Deep" to last summer.

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and you didn't take me to ANY of them!

I loved Rango!
I do want to see A Dangerous Method (Viggo/Cronenberg) and Shame.

(I didn't know you're now in NYC. Since when?)

You bet! I moved here exactly a year ago to be with Master Thor.

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