Mike’s Seven Top-Ten movies of 2011
(in no particular order)
The Artist – Jean Dujardin channels Peter Sellers as a silent film star facing the introduction of sound.
The Muppets – Kermit and company attempt a comeback. Terrific humor and songs.
Super 8 – Kids making movies and a monster on the loose in 1978. The summer’s best popcorn movie.
The Descendants – George Clooney deals with the death of his wife and other family problems.
Win Win – Paul Giamatti is a small town lawyer dealing with economic problems and a troubled teenager. Thoroughly engaging and smart.
Moneyball– Brad Pitt tries to turn the Oakland A’s into a winning team using unorthodox methods. Fascinating even if you don’t care about baseball.
Hugo– Martin Scorsese spins a fairy tale about movies and a boy who lives within the walls of a train station in 1920s Paris. Perhaps the year’s most entertaining release.
Honorable Mentions: Crazy Stupid Love, Bridesmaids, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, The Debt, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, pt. 2, My Week with Marilyn