Movies: 1135
Comments: 67725
Members: 718
Online: 0 Guests: 109
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/views.module on line 823.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_display::options_validate() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_validate(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_display.inc on line 1684.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_display::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_submit(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_display.inc on line 1684.
  • strict warning: Declaration of date_plugin_display_attachment::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home/corona/public_html/modules/date/includes/date_plugin_display_attachment.inc on line 33.
  • warning: Attempt to modify property of non-object in /home/corona/public_html/modules/date/includes/date_plugin_display_attachment.inc on line 24.
  • warning: Attempt to modify property of non-object in /home/corona/public_html/modules/date/includes/date_plugin_display_attachment.inc on line 25.
  • warning: Attempt to modify property of non-object in /home/corona/public_html/modules/date/includes/date_plugin_display_attachment.inc on line 26.
  • warning: Attempt to modify property of non-object in /home/corona/public_html/modules/date/includes/date_plugin_display_attachment.inc on line 28.
  • warning: Attempt to modify property of non-object in /home/corona/public_html/modules/date/includes/date_plugin_display_attachment.inc on line 29.
  • warning: Attempt to modify property of non-object in /home/corona/public_html/modules/date/includes/date_plugin_display_attachment.inc on line 30.
  • warning: Attempt to modify property of non-object in /home/corona/public_html/modules/date/includes/date_plugin_display_attachment.inc on line 31.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field_comment::init() should be compatible with views_handler_field::init(&$view, $options) in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/modules/comment/views_handler_field_comment.inc on line 48.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field_user::init() should be compatible with views_handler_field::init(&$view, $options) in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/modules/user/views_handler_field_user.inc on line 48.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field_comment_username::init() should be compatible with views_handler_field::init(&$view, $options) in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/modules/comment/views_handler_field_comment_username.inc on line 48.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_argument::init() should be compatible with views_handler::init(&$view, $options) in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_argument.inc on line 699.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 584.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 584.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_style_default::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_style_default.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_validate() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_validate(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 61.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_submit(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 61.
  • warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/modules/comment/views_handler_field_comment_username.inc on line 32.
  • warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/modules/comment/views_handler_field_comment_username.inc on line 32.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/corona/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 345.
  • warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/modules/comment/views_handler_field_comment_username.inc on line 32.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/corona/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 345.
  • warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/modules/comment/views_handler_field_comment_username.inc on line 32.
  • warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/modules/comment/views_handler_field_comment_username.inc on line 32.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/corona/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 345.
  • warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/modules/comment/views_handler_field_comment_username.inc on line 32.
  • warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/modules/comment/views_handler_field_comment_username.inc on line 32.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/corona/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 345.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/corona/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 345.
  • warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/modules/comment/views_handler_field_comment_username.inc on line 32.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/corona/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 345.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/corona/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 345.
  • warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/modules/comment/views_handler_field_comment_username.inc on line 32.
  • warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/modules/comment/views_handler_field_comment_username.inc on line 32.
  • warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/modules/comment/views_handler_field_comment_username.inc on line 32.
  • warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/modules/comment/views_handler_field_comment_username.inc on line 32.
  • warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/modules/comment/views_handler_field_comment_username.inc on line 32.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/corona/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 345.
  • warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/modules/comment/views_handler_field_comment_username.inc on line 32.
  • warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/modules/comment/views_handler_field_comment_username.inc on line 32.
  • warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/modules/comment/views_handler_field_comment_username.inc on line 32.
  • warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/modules/comment/views_handler_field_comment_username.inc on line 32.
  • warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/modules/comment/views_handler_field_comment_username.inc on line 32.
  • warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/modules/comment/views_handler_field_comment_username.inc on line 32.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/corona/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 345.
  • warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/modules/comment/views_handler_field_comment_username.inc on line 32.
  • warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/modules/comment/views_handler_field_comment_username.inc on line 32.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/corona/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 345.
  • warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/modules/comment/views_handler_field_comment_username.inc on line 32.
  • warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/modules/comment/views_handler_field_comment_username.inc on line 32.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/corona/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 345.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/corona/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 345.
  • warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/modules/comment/views_handler_field_comment_username.inc on line 32.
  • warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/modules/comment/views_handler_field_comment_username.inc on line 32.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/views.module on line 823.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/views.module on line 823.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/views.module on line 823.
  • strict warning: Declaration of content_handler_field::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home/corona/public_html/modules/cck/includes/views/handlers/content_handler_field.inc on line 170.

Your Top 10 of 2011

Posted by neglet on Saturday, December 3, 2011

Yeah, it's not the end of the year yet, and all those Oscar bait movies aren't coming out for a couple of weeks, but it's probably a good idea to get a head start on thinking about your favorite movies of the year.

neglet
Location:
Posts: 1434
Posted: 9 years 46 weeks ago

I've actually seen a lot more than 10 movies this year. Here's how they rate so far. I expect a few of these to get bumped by the year-end films. 

  1. Beginners--lovely story, great acting
  2. Harry Potter 7B--captured almost everything I love about the series
  3. X-Men: First Class--great job of centering a comic book movie on a strong relationship
  4. Moneyball--really interesting and Brad Pitt very appealing
  5. Bridesmaids--the bridal shop scene alone makes the list, but the rest was funny, too
  6. Super 8--nostalgic but the alien angle didn't move me
  7. The Ides of March--great drama but no characters to root for
  8. Horrible Bosses--funnier than I expected
  9. Source Code*--good puzzle, eh ending, but lots of Jake G. (mmm)
  10. J. Edgar--good acting, interesting historical, but sloppy narrative

Honorable mention: Thor (nice visuals but slow in parts), The Conspirator (interesting historical but too obvious in its politics), Captain America (never my favorite Marvel hero)

Eh: Battle: Los Angeles* (it wasn't my idea to rent it, but Boy liked it)

(* = seen on DVD instead of theaters)

 

atrejub
Location:
Posts: 739
Posted: 9 years 45 weeks ago

We haven't seen nearly as many movies this year as we did last year (55 vs. 92), and most of the ones we saw were viewed in the first half of the year, when we had more money. Some of the movies in my top-10 are 2010 movies which I didn't get to see until 2011 (and, seeing how we don't get The Muppets until 2012 here, that's probably what will happen next year as well):

1. Rango
2. Midnight in Paris
3. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
4. The Adventures of Tintin
5. Tron: Legacy (2010)
6. The King's Speech (2010)
7. Super 8
8. X-Men: First Class
9. Captain America
10. Source Code (still think it would have been better without last 15 minutes)

Honorable Mentions: The Eagle, Paul, Arthur, Hannah, Fast Five, Thor, Bridesmaids, Kung Fu Panda 2, The Hangover Part II, Bad Teacher

Bad Movies: Season of the Witch, Something Borrowed, Zookeeper (one benefit to us not having money - Goiter can't go to as many bad movies. He keeps threatening Chipmunks 3, though...)

Worst Movie: Tree of Life

The Swollen Goi...
Location:
Posts: 14343
Posted: 9 years 45 weeks ago

I've probably seen somewhere between 10-20 2011 movies (most on video, though one or two in the theater) that Jubbers hasn't seen.  Of those, I think I liked Drive the most.

I liked Catfish a good bit.  It's technically a 2010 release, but most of the world didn't get to see it until 2011, so I guess I count it.

I guess I've liked Drive and Tintin best.  I really look forward to The Muppets, Hugo, and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.  

I have Warrior and Melancholia on my laptop.  I will watch them soon.  I'm expecting to like Melancholia even less than I liked Another Earth.  I have seen the first eight minutes of Melancholia.  They are in super slow-mo.  I sped it up to 4 times its speed (making the first eight minutes last only two minutes), and the super slow-mo was still in slow-mo.  It tries to skate by on being "pretty" and "artsy," but it tries in vain.  Once the narrative starts, it might not be so bad.  It's von Trier, so I figure my chances of liking it are pretty slim.  That guy takes himself way too fucking seriously. 

neglet
Location:
Posts: 1434
Posted: 9 years 45 weeks ago

 I have a new #1, I expect it may stay there:  

  1. Hugo--visually stunning, emotionally rich love letter to the movies 
  2. Beginners
  3. Harry Potter 7B
  4. X-Men: First Class
  5. Moneyball
  6. Bridesmaids
  7. Super 8
  8. The Ides of March
  9. Horrible Bosses
  10. Source Code

Honorable mention: J. Edgar, Thor, The Conspirator, Captain America

Eh: Battle: Los Angeles (it wasn't my idea to rent it, but Boy liked it)

atrejub
Location:
Posts: 739
Posted: 9 years 45 weeks ago

We don't get Hugo here until February, so it'll have to compete for the top ten against 2012 films.

Jakester
Location:
Posts: 5753
Posted: 9 years 45 weeks ago

I need to see Hugo

1. The Muppets

2. HP7B

3. Rise of the Planet of the Apes

4. Attack the Block

5. In Time

6. X-Men: First Class

7. Your Highness

8. Super-8

9. Source Code

10. Hanna

I also saw Sleeping Beauty and liked it a lot. I think I need to think about it some more before I decide where to rank it.

Drive didn't really do it for me.

I still have on my plate: Crazy, Stupid, Love, Tree of Life, Ides of March, and Sleeping Beauty

Richard Gozinya, Harold Snatch and Wilbur Jizz. Together we are the law firm Gozinya, Snatch and Jizz.
Mal Shot First
Location:
Posts: 3180
Posted: 9 years 45 weeks ago

Dammit, since Goiter and atrejub left I haven't found new movie buddies. I think I may have seen one movie in the theater since August :(

Mal Shot First
Location:
Posts: 3180
Posted: 9 years 45 weeks ago
neglet
Location:
Posts: 1434
Posted: 9 years 45 weeks ago

 Ooooh! I forgot I saw that one!

 

  1. Hugo
  2. Beginners
  3. Harry Potter 7B
  4. X-Men: First Class
  5. Contagion--plagues! and real science! in a movie!
  6. Moneyball
  7. Bridesmaids
  8. Super 8
  9. The Ides of March
  10. Horrible Bosses

Honorable mention: Source Code, J. Edgar, Thor, The Conspirator, Captain America

Eh: Battle: Los Angeles

 

Daltons chin dimple
Location:
Posts: 12800
Posted: 9 years 45 weeks ago

Battle LA was enjoyable enough to me, however I don't feel an amazing urge to watch it again, or see a sequel.

....says "Kill Bond, NOW!"
Quasar
Location:
Posts: 7588
Posted: 9 years 45 weeks ago

Dalty only has a Top One. It's Midgets vs. Cheerleaders 2: This Time It's Personal.

Faster and faster, a nightmare we ride. Who'll take the reins when the miracle dies? Faster and faster till everything dies. Killing is our way of keeping alive. - Virgin Steele, Blood and Gasoline
Quasar
Location:
Posts: 7588
Posted: 9 years 45 weeks ago

Dumb double post.

Faster and faster, a nightmare we ride. Who'll take the reins when the miracle dies? Faster and faster till everything dies. Killing is our way of keeping alive. - Virgin Steele, Blood and Gasoline
The Swollen Goi...
Location:
Posts: 14343
Posted: 9 years 45 weeks ago

It would have been dumb as a single post, too.

Jakester
Location:
Posts: 5753
Posted: 9 years 45 weeks ago

 I saw Crazy, Stupid Love yesterday. It was cute. Then again, I'm smitten by Emma Stone, so...

Richard Gozinya, Harold Snatch and Wilbur Jizz. Together we are the law firm Gozinya, Snatch and Jizz.
KingVoyeur
Location:
Posts: 1601
Posted: 9 years 45 weeks ago

The only movies I've really seen this year were the summer blockbusters, haven't started in on the Christmas awards-bait films, but I'll rank what I have seen so far.

1. Midnight in Paris
2. Captain America
3. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
5. Bridesmaids
6. X-Men: First Class
7. Hanna
8. Thor
9. Super 8
10. Fright Night

Honorable Mentions: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Scream 4

Green Lantern, Transformers, and Cowboys and Aliens don't even get honorable mentions. They know what they did.

There's still 14 movies coming out between now and the end of the year that I still want to see, plus all the ones I have to wait for DVD to see.

Honey bunches.....of death!
Jakester
Location:
Posts: 5753
Posted: 9 years 45 weeks ago

I updated my list above. In Time takes the 5th spot.

Richard Gozinya, Harold Snatch and Wilbur Jizz. Together we are the law firm Gozinya, Snatch and Jizz.
Daltons chin dimple
Location:
Posts: 12800
Posted: 9 years 44 weeks ago

I watched Green Lantern on the plane. I enjoyed it.

Midnight in Paris was a couple more hours of the flight I will never get back.

Now, if you want a truly GREAT movie from this year, you need to get your tight and toned little American asses down to the video store and rent 'Senna'

Trust me on this.

....says "Kill Bond, NOW!"
Drakemd
Location:
Posts: 1905
Posted: 9 years 44 weeks ago

They still have video stores?  Or are you referring to those video stores where you park in the rear and go through a black curtain to the special section?

Turn your head and cough!
The Swollen Goi...
Location:
Posts: 14343
Posted: 9 years 44 weeks ago

Trust the guy who liked Green Lantern but disliked Midnight in Paris?

I kid!

I just went to the "video store" and "rented" Senna.

Daltons chin dimple
Location:
Posts: 12800
Posted: 9 years 44 weeks ago

Seriously, Midnight in Paris was dull, pointless and I imagine it would have been indulgent if I knew what it was they were trying to indulge in.

Green Lantern was flawed but my low expectations were surpassed.

I still have a Blockbuster in my town, and as I still like physical formats I am a patron.

Senna. Watch it.

....says "Kill Bond, NOW!"
The Swollen Goi...
Location:
Posts: 14343
Posted: 9 years 44 weeks ago

They're indulging in the indulgence of nostalgia, its inherent rose-tintedness, and why it's better to live your life looking either forward or side-to-side.

I suppose it might be more enjoyable if you have a greater familiarity with American expatriate writers living in Paris in the twenties.  I might also be more enjoyable if you're surrounded constantly by the sort of armchair experts on the history of aesthetics Michael Sheen's character represents.  That said, I think it's still enjoyable on its own merits--though I say this knowing I can't divorce myself from either my familiarity with the American expatriate writers living in Paris in the twenties or my memories of being surrounded constantly by the sort of armchair experts on the history of aesthetics Michael Sheen's character represents.

Daltons chin dimple
Location:
Posts: 12800
Posted: 9 years 44 weeks ago

I was with you until you said 'Michael Sheen'.

....says "Kill Bond, NOW!"
Mal Shot First
Location:
Posts: 3180
Posted: 9 years 44 weeks ago

I watched Senna. It's no Driven.

Daltons chin dimple
Location:
Posts: 12800
Posted: 9 years 44 weeks ago

No, it isn't.

....says "Kill Bond, NOW!"
Jakester
Location:
Posts: 5753
Posted: 9 years 44 weeks ago

Okay, I'll watch Senna.

I watched Contaigen. It was freaky. And good. I'll put it on my list...somewhere.

Richard Gozinya, Harold Snatch and Wilbur Jizz. Together we are the law firm Gozinya, Snatch and Jizz.