Well it’s that time again, where I look back and see how many times I got to sit in the dark with strangers and take the full theater experience of cinema. Turns out the magic number for 2011 was 36, which is 3 more times than in 2010, which is surprising because I feel like I went to very few movies after summer ended. (1/3 of the films were kids movies that Ella and I went to)
Anyways, here they are, with a quick note on the film. (Blue ones were my favorites):
- The King’s Speech:
Proof that great actors can make any storyline interesting.
- 127 Hours:
Tough not to cringe at times, but well done movie, reminded me of Castaway in some ways
- Yogi Bear:
Remember the TV show “Ed”?
- The Tourist:
Depp & Jolie what could go wrong?
- Gnomeo & Juliet:
Ella says “I liked it because they would stay still, and then they’d move. I liked it that way.”
I think someone said, how could we do “Taken” again. But I am fine with that, I can watch Liam Nesson be a tough guy anytime, when does “Grey” come out?
Really cool flick, just not a kids movie at all.
- Adjustment Bureau:
Another decent movie made from the brilliant ideas of Philip K. Dick.
- Battle Los Angeles:
Mediocore war/alien movie.
- Mars Needs Moms:
Ok, kid flick.
Love the concept and I think it could have gone even farther.
- Source Code:
Perhaps my favorite movie of 2011. Definitely the worst movie title though.
How do we do Taken, but replace Liam Nesson with a 12 year old girl?
Ella says “I like how the bird learned how to fly. And the birds singing and dancing.”
One of many comic book movies I saw last year. Might have enjoyed this one the most.
Laugh riot. (Highest grossing R-rated female comedy of all time, edging out Sex and the City)
Should have been way better – check out the cast, Paul Bettany, Karl Urban, Brad Dourif, Stephen Moyer, Christopher Plummer, etc.
- The Hangover 2:
Same story different Continent. Not as funny.
- Kung Fu Panda 2:
Ella says “I didnt like it as much as Rio and Gnomeo”
- Tree Of Life:
What a trip…not sure where to even begin.
- X-Men First Class:
The corny dialogue killed it for me. I should give it another chance and pretend its meant to be funny.
- The Green Lantern:
Anything that shows life on other planets is cool with me.
- Transformers 3 – the Dark of the Moon:
IMAX 3D made this totally watchable, unlike the first two.
- Horrible Bosses:
Had its moments.
- Captain America First Avenger:
No wait, was this the best comic book movie of 2011? So hard to say.
- The Smurfs:
Ella says “I liked it because they were blue and tiny. And that’s really all I liked about it.”
- Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes:
Enjoyable, but expected more actual uprising.
I am still washing my hands….
- The Lion King 3D:
Ella says “I liked wearsing the (3D) glasses and it looked like it qawas coming right up to you”
Who knew cancer could be funny? I think this was the best all-around film I saw in theaters last year.
- The Rum Diary:
I have a soft spot for anything Hunter related.
- Puss In Boots:
Ella says she liked the cat that says “Ahwwww” in the awkward moments.
- In Time:
Apparently if you put Justin Timberlake in a movie Erin suddenly likes sci-fi.
- Happy Feet 2:
Ella says “I liked it cause they could do that thing with their feet”
Took Ella expecting a kids movie, turned out more for me than her.
- The Muppets:
Ella says “I liked Kermit the Frog, and that’s really all I want to say about that.”
Forgot one, so I guess it actually 37 in 2011 (I get cooler all the time). Here is the missing movie…
Ella saw it twice, but both times was with a big group of kids, so it was good twice. I’ll stick with once though, thanks.