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Best Movies of 2011

Ryan Costantino
 
I Saw the Devil [Blu-ray]
I Saw the Devil [Blu-ray]
"Right now this is my favorite movie of the year, a revenge tale horror flick with one of the best Horror movie performances of the century.  Min-sik Choi deserves an Oscar nomination for his psychotic character."
13 Assassins [Blu-ray]
13 Assassins [Blu-ray]
"Wow.  Takashi Miike makes his most coherent, adult, and straightforward film and it's a MASTERPIECE!  A samurai tale that would make Kurosawa proud!"
Attack the Block [Blu-ray]
Attack the Block [Blu-ray]
"This is a movie to watch on a loop, pure fun all the way through!"
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (Two-Disc Edition Blu Ray + DVD/Digital Copy Combo) [Blu-ray]
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (Two-Disc Edition Blu Ray + DVD/Digital Copy Combo) [Blu-ray]
"This is my favorite theater going experience of 2011 and the best vfx of the year, hands down!"
Drive (+ UltraViolet Digital Copy) [Blu-ray]
Drive (+ UltraViolet Digital Copy) [Blu-ray]
"Just a great movie with some nice violent flourishes."
The Last Circus [Blu-ray]
The Last Circus [Blu-ray]
"It's an amazing feat that a movie featuring clowns (and killer clowns at that) should be so indelibly stuck in my mind.  Truly great filmmaking."
Rango (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)
Rango (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)
"I flat out loved this movie and consider it an instant classic!  Just amazing in every way!"
Our Idiot Brother [Blu-ray]
Our Idiot Brother [Blu-ray]
"I'd say it's pretty impossible not to love the heck out of this movie.  Paul Rudd as the clueless Ned is one of my favorite characters in a film this year."
X-Men: First Class (+ Digital Copy) [Blu-ray]
X-Men: First Class (+ Digital Copy) [Blu-ray]
"It's too bad more people aren't going to see this as it's one of the best superhero movies to ever hit theaters.  A lot of rewatch value in this."
The Devil's Double [Blu-ray]
The Devil's Double [Blu-ray]
"A fascinating film with an amazing dual role performed by Dominic Cooper."
The Adventures of Tintin (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)
The Adventures of Tintin (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)
"More than met my expectations!  Hopefully this will get people interested in reading the books as they are some very fine stories."
The Beaver [Blu-ray]
The Beaver [Blu-ray]
"It's too bad Mel Gibson doesn't know how to shut up when he should because his performance here is one of 2011's best."
Fright Night (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
Fright Night (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
"I love the original film and loathed the notion of this remake, but this is one example of a remake being done right.  I look forward to a triple feature of the original two Fright Nights, followed by this film."
Stake Land [Blu-ray]
Stake Land [Blu-ray]
"A new Horror classic for those of you who like the tone of The Walking Dead, just switch out the zombies for vamps.  Nick Damici gives the best Horror movie performance of the year!"
Take Shelter [Blu-ray]
Take Shelter [Blu-ray]
"suspenseful all the way to the end, with one hell of a performance by Michael Shannon.  Jessica Chastain ain't too bad, either."
Hanna [Blu-ray]
Hanna [Blu-ray]
Black Death + Digital Copy [Blu-ray]
Black Death + Digital Copy [Blu-ray]
"A very surprising film that has been overly compared to the original Wicker Man.  There are similar elements but I guarantee you this movie has way more decapitations and maimings.  Part treatise on the folly of blind belief, part over the top gore filled mayhem.  A very good, very dark film."
Kung Fu Panda 2 / Secrets of the Masters (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
Kung Fu Panda 2 / Secrets of the Masters (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
"While lacking the immediacy and catharsis of the first film Kung Fu Panda 2 is still way better than it has any right to be.  It's like Dreamworks animation has decided to not suck..."
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 (Blu-ray+DVD)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 (Blu-ray+DVD)
The Man from Nowhere [Blu-ray]
The Man from Nowhere [Blu-ray]
Super 8 (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
Super 8 (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
"The more I think about this movie the more I like it, even though I believe it could have been better and that it was hindered by its adherence to the early Spielbergian template it does stand as its own beast."
Trollhunter [Blu-ray]
Trollhunter [Blu-ray]
Norwegian Ninja
Norwegian Ninja
"This movie has to be seen to fully understand the level of awesome it attains!"
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (Blu-Ray + DVD)
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (Blu-Ray + DVD)
"One of the most fun Christmas movies ever made!"
Puss in Boots (Two-disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)
Puss in Boots (Two-disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)
"The best character from the Shrek universe gets his own movie and it is friggin' amazing!"
Submarine [Blu-ray]
Submarine [Blu-ray]
The Guard [Blu-ray]
The Guard [Blu-ray]
"If a movie has Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle in it, watch the darn movie!  Gleeson is brilliant in this film!"
Cedar Rapids [Blu-ray]
Cedar Rapids [Blu-ray]
Tucker & Dale vs. Evil [Blu-ray]
Tucker & Dale vs. Evil [Blu-ray]
"A little odd on the pacing but the genre cliche of killer rednecks gets turned pretty hilariously on its head.  Alan Tudyk and Tyler Labine are the best comedy duo of 2011."
Paul (Blu-ray + DVD)
Paul (Blu-ray + DVD)
"A fun buddy comedy."
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)
"It's official.  Brad Bird doesn't know how to make a bad movie.  This is the best and most rewatchable of the Mission Impossible films, with some "how the heck did they do that" stunts."
Hobo with a Shotgun (Collector's Edition + Digital Copy) [Blu-ray]
Hobo with a Shotgun (Collector's Edition + Digital Copy) [Blu-ray]
"This movie just refuses to play nice."
Crazy, Stupid, Love [Blu-ray]
Crazy, Stupid, Love [Blu-ray]
"This movie was a complete surprise for me as I usually despise romantic comedies.  There are some truly funny bits in this movie."
Hugo (Two-disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)
Hugo (Two-disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)
"A nice ode to the origins of cinema (although it is dreadfully paced for a children's film).  If you like movies (and movie history) this is a movie for you."
50/50 [Blu-ray]
50/50 [Blu-ray]
"I'm not sure how this didn't get nominated for a best screenplay Oscar, as it's pretty darn good.  This was one of the best movies of 2011."
Midnight in Paris [Blu-ray]
Midnight in Paris [Blu-ray]
"This love letter, (to what is apparently a pretty great town), is a reminder why Woody Allen is a great movie maker.  Just not such a good interpersonal decision maker...   It has one awesome time travel conveyance!"
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