Jack’s Top Ten of 2011

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8 Responses

  1. If you’re looking for a big-budget, Hollywood movie with a bang-up, all female cast, watch Bridesmaids, not The Help.

  2. Franco says:

    Finally somebody put Outrage on their top ten as well!

    But, um, Trip to the Moon cannot be considered a 2011 film.

  3. Jack says:

    Hey Aaron, I hear what you’re saying, but I still gotta’ go with the acting in “The Help” over “Bridesmaids.” Not that Wiig and McCarthy aren’t great, but for me it’s like baseball – the lineup of heavy hitters goes real f’ing deep with “The Help” – this is a movie where they have Williams, Ruth, and DiMaggio batting 6, 7 and 8.

    And Franco, yes “Outrage” rocked! As far as “Trip” is concerned, since they released the restored color print in 2011 for the first time (in about 100 years) at Cannes and in other select screenings, it seemed appropriate and allowable. Plus, Matt did it first.

  4. Jack – I feel THE HELP is a great case of great actors at war with a bad film around them.

    That said, a number of inspired choices on this list.

    • JT says:

      “I feel THE HELP is a great case of great actors at war with a bad film around them.”

      That nearly describes how I felt about Bridesmaids. As a girl I had a great appreciation for what Bridesmaids was on a political level. As a comedy, regardless sex of the cast, the film was flawed. Timing was off, scenes were drawn out and needed to be edited badly.

      To label The Help as a bad film is going a bit far. I had real apprehensions about it going in to watch the film myself, but was surprisingly won over. Did you even watch it? I just don’t see the line where The Help can be written off as a fluffy chick flick. To think that Bridesmaids some how has more street cred because it follows the formula of a typical dick flick would defeat the point of celebrating feminist achievements.

  5. Matt Warren says:

    Saying that ‘A Trip to the Moon’ doesn’t count as a 2011 release presumes that time is linear. Think about it, bro.

    • Jason Eaken says:

      So then since “Beauty and the Beast” has been released in 3D, it should be eligible for 2012’s top ten lists? I applaud the affection, but that does kinda seem like a cheat.

      • Jack says:

        I would say that B&B in 3D should indeed be eligible in 2012. Why not? The effects have changed to 3D, and if that tweak makes it as good, or better than other theater released films in 2012 (doubtful as that may be) I say give Belle the credit she’s due.

        She’s an adorable animated wench, and I like me wenches animated (creepy wink)!

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