Top Ten 2011

So readers, here it is.  After much deliberation, list-making etc, I have finally come up with my Top Ten, comprised of the best movies I have watched this year.

Note:  Some movies may be older than 2011.

1.     Black Swan

2.     127 Hours

3.     Julia’s Eyes

4.     I Saw The Devil

5.     Source Code

6.     Despicable Me

7.     Monsters

8.     Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes

9.     Easy A

10.   The Loved Ones

I think this year has been very memorable and offered up some very interesting and unique movies.  Of those that did not quite make the above list, I would also recommend the following:  Tangled, The Fighter, Insidious and Hanna.

127 Hours

Viewed – 01 February 2011  Cinema

This wasn’t a movie that immediately appealed to me when hearing all the hype.  Granted anything from Brit Director Danny Boyle is not going to be without merit, but honestly … how interesting can a story about a man stuck under a rock actually be?  Very interesting is the answer, as we follow the true story of adventurer / adrenaline junkie Aron Ralston (James Franco) as he explores and pot holes his way around the cavernous Utah canyon.  All seems well, as he frolics with a couple of girls he meets along the way, but once alone again, he makes the mistake of exploring one particularly deep canyon, and that’s when disaster strikes and he ends up with his arm wedged under a fallen rock, unable to escape.

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