Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Notable movies of 2011

Notable movies of 2011:
These movies impacted me in 2011. I recommend them if you haven't seen them yet. I'll write more about each soon. 

This thriller will keep you guessing the whole movie. Its very well acted and well written.

Drive (2011)
Ryan Gossling and so the movie itself is so beautiful. Gritty and real.

Limitless (2011)
This movie is just pure fun. Don't expect anything mind bending. Not very realistic.

Made me want to become a director. Shows how big the universe is and yet how precious live is.

Surprisingly fun and fresh.

Rom Com
Great plot, very unexpected ending. Did I mention Ryan Gossling is in it?
50/50 (2011)
Gritty and real but still funny
Bridesmaids (2011)
Oh my gosh! Don't let the kids watch this!!

Sometimes you need to watch this after a hard day at the office.

Cute movie

Sci Fi
Melancholia (2011)
What would really happen if another planet came near to crashing into Earth? This movie very intimately shows what might happen by focusing on two sisters and their families, each react to the event in their own way. Kirsten Dunst plays a strong woman on her wedding day. She holds a high position in a marketing company who now faces the possible end of the world. There's much interaction with her cold mother, play boy father, controlling sister, and most fascinating of all, her calm collected brother in law, played by Kiefer Sutherland. The movie creates a very strong emotional reaction. My husband says its one of the best sci fi movies he's ever seen. I won't go that far, but can't help think about it regularly even after several weeks.
In Time (2011)
It would happen, and now it has. The 99 percent protest movie. Money is Time serves as the movie's premise. Rich people have lots of time. Poor people live day to day. The creators of the movie flesh out the concept and we end up with a fun movie. They create a very strong simulacrum with our US economy, but the metaphor breaks down at a fine point.  I'll have to write more on this in a separate blog post!

Well done. The main character is an ape and we fall in love with him and cheer for him.
Super 8 (2011)
Scary and fun.
Great movie from beginning to end.
Real Steel (2011)
Even if my friend wasn't in this fun movie, I'd still have gone to see it for Hugh Jackman and robots!

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