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-The Best (and Worst) of 2011

THE BEST (AND WORST) OF THE YEAR IN MOVIES AND TV


    MOVIES
    :

BEST OPENING SEQUENCE:
Melancholia

BEST SCENE:
The elevator scene in Drive

BEST SOUNDTRACK:
Hanna (score by The Chemical Brothers)

BIGGEST SURPRISE:
Midnight in Paris

BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT:
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

BEST SEQUEL:
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2

WORST SEQUEL:
Hangover Part II

BEST SONG PLAYING OVER OPENING CREDITS:
TIE:
“Immigrant Song” from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
“Nightcall” from Drive

GREAT SCENE IN A TERRIBLE MOVIE:
Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone’s first date in Crazy, Stupid, Love


BEST ONSCREEN CHEMISTRY:
Emily Blunt & Matt Damon in The Adjustment Bureau

BEST CAMEO:
Hugh Jackman (Wolverine) in X-Men: First Class

BEST REASON TO GO TO A MOVIE IN 2011:
TIE:
Jessica Chastain
Michael Fassbender

MOST UNDERAPPRECIATED PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR:
Ewan McGregor, Beginners

BEST DEBUT PERFORMANCE:
Elizabeth Olsen, Martha Marcy May Marlene

BRAVEST PERFORMANCE:
Carey Mulligan, Shame

THE MOVIE THAT I LOVED THAT EVERYBODY ELSE HATED:
Cowboys & Aliens

THE MOVIE THAT I HATED THAT EVERYBODY ELSE LOVED:
Crazy, Stupid, Love.

FRANCHISE THEY STILL COULDN’T PAY ME TO CARE ABOUT:
Transformers

BEST COMEBACK:
The Muppets

ACTOR THAT I HATE WHO I LOVED IN THE PART:
Jonah Hill, Moneyball

ACTOR THAT I LOVE WHO I HATED IN THE PART:
Cate Blanchett, Hanna

MOST DISTURBING USE OF A SONG I LOVE:
“Orinoco Flow” by Enya in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

WORST PERFORMANCE:
A TIE:
January Jones in Unknown
January Jones in X-Men: First Class

FAVORITE ANIMAL PERFORMANCES OF THE YEAR:
1. Arthur, Beginners
2. Uggie, The Artist
3. Snowy, The Adventures of Tintin
4. Joey, War Horse
5. The cat in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
6. The puppies in Bridesmaids
7. The Chihuahua in Young Adult

AND IF I GAVE THE OSCARS:
Best Picture: Tree of Life
Best Actor: Michael Fassbender, Shame
Best Actress: Viola Davis, The Help
Best Supporting Actor: Patton Oswalt, Young Adult
Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer, The Help
Best Production Design: Dante Ferretti, Hugo
Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki, Tree of Life
Best Screenplay: Steven Zaillian & Aaron Sorkin, Moneyball
Best Special Effects: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2

    TELEVISION:

BEST NEW SHOWS:
1. Enlightened
2. Louie
3. The Killing
4. Revenge

BEST MOMENT:
Presentation of Best Lead Actress in a Comedy at the Emmys

BEST “GLEE” PERFORMANCE:
The Adele mashup

MOMENT THAT MADE ME WANT TO THROW MY SHOE THROUGH MY FLATSCREEN:
The season finale of The Killing

MOST WATCHABLE THING ON AN UNWATCHABLE SHOW:
Jessica Lange in American Horror Story

BEST SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE SKIT:
Jon Hamm & Jimmy Fallon as The Ambiguously Gay Duo

    And just for the hell of it:

FAVORITE BOOK OF THE YEAR:
Bossypants by Tina Fey

Here’s to an even better 2012!

MY CURRENT SMART PICKS

Top 5 List:

My Five Favorite Female Action Characters:

1. The Bride, Kill Bill, Vol.1 & 2
2. Ellen Ripley, Alien
3. Furiosa, Mad Max: Fury Road
4. Katniss Everdeen, The Hunger Games
5. Hanna Heller, Hanna

Rental Pick:

Run Lola run (1998)

Favorite Trailer of the Moment:

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