Well we are almost at the end of 2011 so I thought it would be a good time to review my film going experience for the year.* Thanks to working an unsocial job for most of it, my total of films watched is down on previous years to a measly 90. Out of those however 45 were new to me so on the whole I will count that as a success.
Now a normal film review would only cover films released that calendar year, but I have decided to review everything I watched on equal footing and give them all a chance to win the pointless categories I have created. And for full disclosure I have provided the link to my listal movie watch list so you can be amazed at the crap I watched.** Also i set the cutoff as thr 3rd of December - when I started this blog so anything after that does not cout.
So without further stalling, here we go.
BEST NEW MOVIE: This category refers to films I saw for the first time this year. Be it on DVD or in the Cinema.
And the nominations are:
One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest.
The Social Network
And the Winner is: MOON.
I saw some great films this year but Moon is hands down one of the best movies I have ever seen, let alone this year. Hats off to Duncan Jones for this little gem.
Honorable Mention: X-MEN FIRST CLASS. I love this film and the more I think about it the more i think it's the best of the "X" movies.
WORST FILM SEEN THIS YEAR: Speaks for it'self really.
And the Nominations are:
Sex and the City 2
And the Winner is: SEX AND THE CITY 2.
Believe me this was hard. Skyline almost won this but everything about SATC2 is an affront to mankind. In a recession we have this bunch of rich moaning middle age women moaning about how their perfect little lives suck. I hate them, I hate them all. More so for the fact that the TV show was actually pretty good and this film basically craps all over it's legacy.
Honrable Mention: TRANSFORMERS DARK OF THE MOON: I actually liked the first one and this film made me feel bad for doing so.
BEST REWATCH: So we are talking about films I have seen before but watched again. In this case the reason is important so I have included it in the nominations.
Ghostbusters: For seeing it in the Cinema (finally)
Transformers the Moive: Becase the annual Chud watch along is always great
Star Wars : Because I now own the untamperd DVD copies and I could finally see it as I remeberd it.
Flash Gordon: Because it was the last movie I watched on my last night shift.
And the Winner is: GHOSTBUSTERS. Alight, lets be honest it wasn't going to be anything else was it?
Honrable mention: WIZARDS: My wife found it on DVD for me after years of searching and it was just as trippy and awesome as I remebered.
BASED ON REAL EVENTS: A catagory for all the films based on something that actually happend. (artistic liberites aside)
The Young Victoria
The Social Network
Into the Wild
Holy Flying Circus
And the Winner is: THE SOCIAL NETWORK. Ok I havent seen enough of these, I almost had to include the TV moive about Meatloaf i watched. But even with that in mind The Social Network is a fantastic film.
Honrable Mention: HOLY FLYING CIRCUS. The story of the aftermath of the release of "Life of Brian" told in the style of a Monty Python sketch. If that doesn't get your attention you are dead inside.
Best "classic" I watched this year for the first time:
I am an uncultured swine who watches to many action movies:
Breakfast at Tiffany's
All the Presidents' Men
One flew over the Cuckoo's nest
And the Winner is: ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST. It's a truly brilliant movie that deserves all the praise it gets. That final scene is at the same time one of the most heartbreaking and uplifting moments in any movie I have seen.
Honrable Mention: All the President's Men. Hoffman and Redford make jornalisim look cool.
The Top 10 of 2011: To make it fair I am only going to list the top 10 "first views" of 2011.
10. SHARKTOPUS - Hell I love a good B movie.
8. THE OTHER GUYS
7. THE WRESTLER
6. INTO THE WILD
5. ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST
4. HOLY FLYING CIRCUS
3. THE SOCIAL NETWORK
2. X-MEN FIRST CLASS
Right that's it for this week's blog - it's long enough already. Next week I may actually publish the first in that new series I have been promising.
* Plus, by doing it now it looks like everyone else was copying me when they do their own later in December :)
**Although I must point out i gave up grading them half way through and now it's just a list.