If it's crap ... We'll tell you
To briefly explain, these are not what I consider the “best” films of the year. This is my list of films that I call my favorite. I do think several of these films are among the best of the year, but the list is incredibly biased. That said, here are my 10 favorite films of 2011.
10. Take Shelter
Take Shelter is quite a trip of a film. I always enjoy a good mind-f*** of a film. What I loved about Take Shelter was that it addresses the…Continue
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The one thing I was most happy to find in 50/50 was heart. Making a comedy about a guy who gets cancer is kind of risky, especially when you put Seth Rogen in a significant role. You don’t want to focus too much on the laughs while completely glossing over the seriousness of cancer. Writer Will Reiser does a fantastic job coming up with a perfect balance of gut-busting laughs and truly sincere characters to feel for. And with the direction…Continue
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My friend invited to start a podcast with a few of his friends, so here's our first episode. It's still a work in progress, so we're looking for input and thoughts on how to improve our show.
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To start this review off, I enjoyed the first TRANSFORMERS. It was a stupid, but fun introduction to what could have been a great franchise or a solid stand-alone film. Then REVENGE OF THE FALLEN came out and just sucked every bit of life out of me for close to three hours. As I explain here, I absolutely loathed the second movie. It later was said…Continue
Zack Snyder is an interesting director. I definitely think he's a very talented individual with a very good eye for the craft. 300, WATCHMEN, GUARDIANS and SUCKER PUNCH all have a very unique visual style and are all very well made films. However, SUCKER PUNCH is going to make me question anything he has a part in that involves him putting a pen to paper.
I love the whole idea and concept of SUCKER PUNCH.…Continue
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The first trailer to BATTLE: LOS ANGELES was sheer brilliance. It showed very little, just some pretty amazing scenes and a very effective song over it. It created one of the most effective teasers I've ever seen. It made that chill go up my spine every time I watched it. Then the second trailer came out and I was less impressed. It still looked great, but two things worried me: Kids and PG-13. Luckily neither of those detract from the overall experience of what…Continue
With THE RING and PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, Gore has taken two existing properties and churned out two films that surpassed the original material-yes, THE RING was better than RINGU regardless what you fanboys/fangirls say. With RANGO, he adds a third to his books. It's a retelling of the classic VALIANT LITTLE TAILOR (or SEVEN IN ONE BLOW) but it's still one of the most original films to come out in years.
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“Random thoughts for Valentine’s Day 2004. Today is a holiday invented by greeting card companies to make people feel like crap.” Those are the very first lines to Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless mind. While it may no longer be 2004, that line still holds true to this day.
I’ve always had a disliking for Valentine’s Day.…
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Revised version of my story. Looking for general feedback and what not.
I‘ve only gone skydiving once before. Most people ask me if I was scared and I always tell them I wasn’t. “Aren’t you afraid you’re going to die?” Not really. I’ve never been afraid. Besides, skydiving really isn’t as dangerous as people think. I’m pretty sure anyone would rather go skydiving than be in my situation. I’m not on a free fall from a plane right…Continue
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Netflix is the best thing to happen for home entertainment since HBO. The video store was great but the convenience of Netflix trumps it hands down. Having DVD’s mailed out to people’s houses was a great idea that put them ahead of the game and is even putting some video chains out of business, even Blockbuster is struggling to keep up.
Easily the greatest thing that Netflix has done is their Instant Streaming feature. While their selection isn’t as vast as their collection…Continue
I've now been writing movie reviews and doing these "top/bottom" movies of the year for about 3 years now. Out of those 3 years this one is by far the hardest to chose just 10 movies to put as my favorite. This year has had so many great films and some pretty nice surprises. This is the first time I've had to decide between 5 movies in the first 3 months to put in my top 10. Usually that quarter of the year is battling for worst films. There…
I finally got around to watching all the movies I feel were necessary to watch in order to come up with a good "worst of" list for 2010. I wasn't quite as determined to see every bad film this year as I was last year, but I still was probably seeking out more atrocities than I should have been. I'm not sure why I put myself through them, but I feel you…Continue
I'm still working on my favorite films of 2010 and my most hated of…Continue
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I picked these movies…Continue
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