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Movies for 2011 - Part 8

And here's the second half of the list. Haven't been getting much time to do more than briefly glance in the direction of the net, let alone write/read LJ posts. This brings the total for the year to 102 films.

1st May
Halloween 2 (2009)

5th May
The King's speech

9th May
The Muppet Movie

13th May
La Femme Nikita

16th May
The Night of the Hunter

20th May
Outfoxed - Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism

24th May
Gods and Monsters

28th May
Beauty and the Beast (1946)

4th June
The Great Muppet Caper

17th June

21st June
Grey Gardens (1975)

24th June
Monsters VS Aliens

28th June

2nd July
Apollo 13

6th July
Get Carter (1971)

10th July
Jonah Hex

15th July
The Big Red One - Reconstruction

16th July
Godzilla - King of the Monsters

Notable flicks were...

Halloween 2 (2009) is notable for the wrong reasons. Everything they got right in the first one they screwed up here. I know what they were aiming for, it just didn't really work on screen.

The King's speech is an awesome and very human film. Even thinking about this film makes me a little happier.

The Night of the Hunter was an amazing flick. I'd hate to see a modern day version of this, because I suspect they'd make Harry Powell more of an unstoppable force rather than just a man who can be hurt. Everything about this film is magnificent, beautiful, and creepy. Charles Laughton really shows that he wasn't just a fabulous actor, but he was a kick arse director with a solid vision as well.

The 1946 Beauty and the Beast is also gorgeous to watch. The sense of magic permeates the film and the only down point for me was that I felt the ending was a little light given how well the rest had been done.

Agora was an awesome and interesting piece of film making. Not a happy film, but a good flick well worth taking the time to watch.

As documentaries go, Grey Gardens is a slightly disconcerting and at times painful watch. That said, it is a fascinating look at a pair of extreme and interesting characters.

Monsters VS Aliens is the first DreamWorks film I've seen that didn't make me wish I was at the dentist instead. That said, it only works for me because of Susan's character and her arc. The rest was watchable. Pixar have spoiled me.

Earthstorm is an okay watch, but it was an important reminder to me. I would rather see a low budget film with silly ideas and a flawed script, than see something from the Transformers franchise that has had a disgusting amount of money thrown at the effects, and $50 spent on the script.

Get Carter (1971) was a magnificently dark bastard of a film. Carter is exactly as dark as his character should be given his criminal background.

The Big Red One - Reconstruction Haven't seen the original cinema cut, but have to say that I really enjoyed this extended version.

EDIT - Actually forgot to add in the pie charts, will toss them in next time.
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