2011 Year-End List

How is that for a generic blog post title? The thing is, I’m pretty sure there are a lot of year-end “Best and Worst Lists” out there that I completely agree with, and chances are, you’ve probably already read those. So here is a little bit quirkier, non-standard list.

  1. Film that unintentionally emphasizes the importance of hand sanitizer Shame
  2. Movies I liked that prove I’m not too picky The Three Musketeers (2011). Cowboys and Aliens
  3. Sequel that prompted me to check out the first installment in the series Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
  4. 2011 movies I’ve haven’t seen yet but want to Moneyball. Young Adult. Drive. The Ides of March. Warrior. Melancholia. 50/50. The Guard
  5. 2011 movies I’m dying to see but couldn’t until 2012 (and still haven’t) A Dangerous Method. Haywire. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. The Artist. The Mill and The Cross.
  6. Possibly the hugest disappointment The Green Hornet. I still don’t know what happened there.
  7. My most anticipated movies of 2012 Wettest County (It’s about Prohibition. Tom Hardy and Jessica Chastain are in it, and the screenplay is by Nick Cave. I’ll be there.) The Dark Knight Rises. The Hobbit. The Woman in Black (if I can handle it). John Carter.
  8. Movie in which I totally identified with the main character to the point that people in theatre were staring as I laughed and cried my way through it Bridesmaids
  9. First Woody Allen movie I’ve really, really liked in years Midnight in Paris
  10. Extraordinarily gorgeous movie I saw three times in the theatre Jane Eyre (2011)

So…what are some of your quirkier likes and dislikes of 2011?

6 thoughts on “2011 Year-End List

  1. I like. Not surprisingly, I agree with your thoughts. For me, it’s a toss up between “Midnight in Paris” and “Jane Eyre” for my favorite movie of 2011. Both are awesome.

  2. What fun categories! haha. I especially enjoyed your “Movie in which I totally identified with the main character to the point that people in theatre were staring as I laughed and cried my way through it” category. haha.

    Okay, let me try:

    1.The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn part 1 (for the birth scene alone)
    2.Just Go With It. Arthur.
    3.Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
    4.Machine Gun Preacher, Restless, The Artist, and more listed on my page!
    5.The Descendants, Take Shelter, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
    6.Green Lantern. In Time. Sucker Punch.
    7.All 28: http://scarletsp1der.wordpress.com/2012/01/01/my-cinematic-expectations-of-2012/
    8.Super 8
    9.Midnight in Paris!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    10.Only saw Captain America: The First Avenger 3 times in theaters

    Fun categories Paula!!

    1. Cool choices…Breaking Dawn LOL! I see we agree on a bunch of these. I thought I was the only person who really really liked Captain America a LOT. I need to see Super 8 and Machine Gun Preacher. Thank you for the anticipated movies list, I left you a comment 🙂

      Did you see Sherlock Holmes 1 yet? Wondering what you thought, we just watched it last night.

      PS: I see I should have numbered the list…so i went back & did that. Thanks T!

  3. Woo hoo!! I LOVE your list, I knew you’d put a fresh spin on a year-end list. Ahah, I laughed at your #1, so true isn’t it, I don’t care how hunky Fassbender is, it’s just ewww…

    I’m w/ you on The Ides of March, Warrior, The Guard, hope to see that in the next few weeks. Y’know I might end up enjoying Three Musketeers too, I’ll rent that when it comes out.

    Oh and totally agree on #9, I actually like it more than Purple Rose of Cairo. Probably ’cause Hiddleston is in it 🙂

    1. Thanks so much doll, you’re so kind 🙂
      Whatever I have for Fassbender…as charming as he is…disappears in that movie. So it’s quite an achievement really. It was quite a bit different from the part of the script I managed to read as well. EDIT: I still love the Fassbender, his character is not so much disgusting as really desolate.
      Do try 3 Musketeers…it’s just kinda-mindless fun, with an amazing cast of good sports.
      HIddleston! he’s another shapeshifter…Loki in Thor, and then Fitzgerald in Paris…good stuff 🙂 Purple Rose is one of my other Woody Allen faves…i love movies about the movies.
      Thank you again Ruth…for everything 🙂

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