This is a list of the green light films I reviewed this past year. It has been a quick year, I plan to add more reviews in the next year and also include some Netflix films. I am going to do a post of some movies I did see and enjoyed but did not write a review of, because they did not fall into the rules of what is showing next. This is just a recap of 2011.
Hugo - I enjoyed this film from a filmmaker’s standpoint; it made the 3D work for it and didn’t use it as a gimmick.
Real Steel - I was impressed with how well the rock’em sock’em robots moved was. It did not rely on the effects to sell itself, it was a good story.
The Way - Wonderful, wonderful , wonderful.
The Debt - A great movie that shows the choices you make dictate the life you live. Sometimes bad choices come back to haunt you.
Colombiana - I enjoyed the ride of this film. It was penned by my favorite movie maker Luc Besson.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 - This film was a great end to a movie dynasty. It was much better than the first part, but the second part of the book was better as well.
Captain America: The First Avenger - This is what a hero film should be. Marvel is leading the pack in Hero films. It’s action packed, and funny and touching. It reminds us what we love about these kinds of stories.
X-Men: First class - I was leery about this, prequels sometimes don’t work. This one did.
Super 8 - This is ET with teeth. It was great film making. Bad Robot Is showing us what story telling is about.
Rio - As a 3D animated show it was really nice to see the jungle with such life like environments, the acting was great. Yes a kid’s film but fun for the adults.
Source Code - I really enjoyed this film and the conversation it spurred after the film. It had all of the elements of really great science fiction. It reminded me of Quantum leap.
Limitless - I loved the camera work in the first opening scenes of this film. We have some drug use mixed messages but overall it was fun.
The Adjustment Bureau - I hated the hat, but I came to understand and look past it. The story was great. True love wins over all powers in the universe.
The Eagle - It is this year’s 13th Warrior, it was a great sword play movie that made the buddy picture work. I love movies set in this period.
Black Swan - A great focus on a deeply broken character, and the pressures that life can put on people. Your dream is sometimes dangerous.
The king’s Speech - This is a great bio picture, I was not looking for this film, but I am glad it found me. Geoffrey Rush can do no wrong IMHO.
I am also going to work on a list of films that I liked but did not review. That is coming soon…..