The Best Movies of 2011: #80 – #61
Remember that time I single-handedly financed the film industry by seeing 94 movies in a year? Yeah, that was nuts. Anyway, for those who missed the first round of the countdown…
Now let’s keep this train a-movin’ as we break on through the realm of halfway decent! Huzzah!
80. Green Lantern
Thank God for Peter Sarsgaard.
79. Horrible Bosses
Thank God for Jamie Foxx.
78. The Last Circus
High marks for pure insanity.
77. The Green Hornet
Awfully forgettable and still not sure how Michel Gondry got involved, but at least it started out strong.
76. Red State
Had all the potential to be the best horror movie of the new Willennium, but damn if it wasn’t long-winded.
75. We Need to Talk About Kevin
Quite the point of discussion, but damn if it wasn’t a one-trick pony.
74. The Future
Lost me at the sweater dance, but sure gets points for being different.
73. Martha Marcy May Marlene
Way to go, Elizabeth Olsen, but still wondering what the freaking point of this thing was?
72. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
Sticking with the book, but way to go Max von Sydow. Dude’s one of the greats.
71. The Way
Big heart, weak script.
70. Tower Heist
More fun than I could ever ask for from a Brett Ratner movie, and big ups to scene-stealin’ Matthew Broderick.
69. The Adjustment Bureau
Saw it on a plane, liked it for what it was.
68. Young Adult
Love me some Patton, love me some Charlize, love me some Reitman, hate me some Mavis Gary.
67. The Adventures of Tintin
Awfully pretty with some wild action scenes to boot, just didn’t have the script to back it up.
Surprisingly eye-opening, one more reason to like Chris Evans, good enough movie as a whole.
65. Scream 4
Not being a huge fan of the series and not being one to endorse fourquels, liked it a lot more than I thought I would.
64. The Descendants
Had its moments, but didn’t do anything new for me and didn’t do anything old all that great either.
Great cast, but it’s still The Fighter in an octagon.
62. Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
Pretty inspired as far as horror movies go, pretty funny as far as comedies go. Why isn’t Alan Tudyk a household name yet?
61. A Better Life
Important stuff backed by a boss performance from Demian Bichir.
Alright, homeys. Check back on the morrow for the next 20!
Can’t wait to see how many Descendants debates I get into today.