Saturday, December 31, 2011

The Top 10 Movies of 2011

DEC 31, 2011 - It's the time of year for making lists again - and here's my Top 10 Films of 2011. One glance at the list below and you will see that it consists almost solely of blockbusters, except for Drive, my No.1 pick.

Unfortunately, Drive was pulled out of the Malaysian cinema at the eleventh hour, due to technical reasons. After watching the media preview, I was astounded by its 3-in-1 blend of genres: crime thriller, revenge caper and love story.

Also in the list is Punished, the sole Hong Kong entry. If you can't see any of the so-called 'probable Oscar nominees' in the list, it is probably because movies like Iron Lady, The Artist and being released in the last weeks of December so that they can qualify for the 84th Academy Awards. Other notables like War Horse, The Ides Of March, The Help, Hugo and The Descendants had not been released in Malaysia. (As I am now in the US, I will be catching some of these films and review them in this blog).

And in the spirit of the season, here's a HAPPY NEW YEAR to all readers and movie fans.

The Top 10 of 2011


2. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

3. Captain America: First Avenger

4. X-Men: First Class

5. The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn

6. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

7. Cars 2

8. Kungfu Panda 2

9. Punished (HK crime thriller)

10. Bridesmaids

The Biggest Disappointment: Sucker Punch


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