I apologize for the constant delays on this.  I really don’t have a good excuse.  Not unless laziness counts, that is.  I’m going to do my best to AT LEAST make this a bi-weekly piece…….hopefully a weekly one if I can keep up with my movie watching.

Attack The Block  – I’m not going to waste my time telling you how brilliant this one is.  Others have done it better.  While there is always a chance that something will come along and usurp it, I’m betting this great little flick manages to finish out the year in the #1 spot on my Top Films of 2011 list.

The Adjustment Bureau – An uplifting Phillip K. Dick-based film?  Sure, why not!  I’m not sure how true this adaptation is to the story it is based on, but I really enjoyed it.  This is definitely one of the better blind buys that I have made this year.

Winnie The Pooh – Caught this one from Redbox and will probably pick it up at some point in the near future to add to the now-growing children’s section of my film collection (I have a 9-month old son).  I wouldn’t call it a classic, but this is a really wonderful little movie that I’ll be proud to show my son when he’s old enough to care.  There’s a lot to like within, but it was the duet between Pooh and his hungry tummy that really won me over.  It’s a shame this didn’t do well at the box office and I hope it doesn’t discourage Disney from making another one at some point.

Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop - A heartfelt and hilarious documentary covering Conan’s time on the road in-between his departure from The Tonight Show and the start of his current program on TBS.  If you’re a fan, you owe it to yourself to see this.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon – Ah, glorious Bayhem!  This was definitely a step up from the previous entry.  While the spectacle on display is definitely the best this franchise has had to offer to date, I’m not sure yet if I prefer this or the first one.  I guess time will tell.  Anyway, I think Bay has pretty much said all he can with this series, so I am glad he is moving on to other pastures.  Give us something new (and Bad Boys III) and let other directors play in the Transformers sandbox, Michael!

Hatchet II – While I enjoyed the first one, I didn’t fall head over heels for it like most seemed to have.  As for this one?  I seem to have enjoyed a lot more than most.  Neither film is anywhere near a classic, but both are fun bits of modern slasher horror.  It will be interesting to see how the third one turns out with someone different at the helm.  This series has yet to create a perfect entry…..and I honestly doubt it ever will.  Let’s just hope they keep things entertaining.

The Howling Reborn – The original Howling is an absolute classic.  The second one is a piece of shit, but odd enough to not be a complete waste.  The third is an hilarious piece of shit.  The fourth is a piece of shit that has almost nothing going for it.  Despite its obvious budget limitations, The Howling V actually managed to be entertaining.  I don’t think I would call it a good film, but it is leagues ahead of the previous sequels in terms of quality.  The Howling VI remains my favorite of the sequels and is the most different of the bunch.  Again, I don’t think I’d really call it a “good” movie, but I think it is worth your time if you haven’t seen it.  The Howling VII is one of the worst movies I have ever seen in my life and I refuse to watch it a second time.  With that in mind, this new entry obviously didn’t have a high bar set for it to surpass its predecessors.  Did it make it?  No.  It’s crap.  The werewolf FX (while mostly practical) just look odd and the overall film itself is rather bland.  It isn’t anywhere near as terrible as some of the others in the series, but it certainly isn’t worth a look either.  At this point, someone just needs to let one of the major studios scoop up the rights and remake the original.  It’s not like anymore damage can be done to this franchise anyway and if we are lucky we might actually get a solid film out of it for a change.  Otherwise, someone needs to put a silver bullet in this franchise’s brain and let it die for good.

Anyway, below lies the updated list.  A few films have shifted spots, but not in any drastic ways.


1. Attack The Block

2. Drive

3. Insidious

4. Rango

5. X-Men: First Class

6. Captain America: The First Avenger

7. Super

8. Red Hill

9. Fast Five

10. Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark

11. Warrior

12. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

13. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II

14. Thor

15. I Am Number Four

16. Drive Angry

17. Bridesmaids

18. Scream IV

19. The Adjustment Bureau

20. The Lincoln Lawyer

21. Bereavement

22. The Thing

23. The Mechanic

24. The Green Hornet

25. Winnie The Pooh

26. Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop

27. Transformers: Dark of the Moon

28. Death Race II

29. Buried

30. Green Lantern

31. Priest

32. Sucker Punch

33. Battle: Los Angeles

34. What’s Your Number?

35. Paul

36. Your Highness

37. Take Me Home Tonight

38. Arthur

39. Conan the Barbarian

40. Hatchet II

41. Red Riding Hood

42. The Beaver

43. I Love You, Phillip Morris

44. Bad Teacher

45. Unknown

46. Henry’s Crime

47. The Resident

48. The Howling Reborn

49. Dylan Dog: Dead of Night

50. Gnomeo & Juliet


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