1. Alice in Wonderland (2010) - C-
2. Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010) - A
3. Black Swan (2010) - A+
4. The Social Network (2010) - A
5. Cannibal! The Musical (1996) - B
6. Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire (2009) - B
7. Winter's Bone (2010) - C+
8. The Kids are All Right (2010) - A
9. The Lovely Bones (2009) - D
10. 127 Hours (2010) - A
11. Source Code (2011) - B
12. Kick-Ass (2010) - B
13. Thor (2011) - B+
14. X-Men: First Class (2011) - B
15. Easy A (2010) - B
16. Bridesmaids (2011) - A+
17. Super 8 (2011) - B+
18. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 (2010) - B-
19. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) - B+
20. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 (2011) - B
21. Robin Hood (2010) - B-
22. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) - B
23. The Adjustment Bureau (2011) - B-
24. Moneyball (2011) - B+
25. The Lion King (1994) - A+
26. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (2011) - B+
27. The Help (2011) - B
This is probably my last movie of the year until the new thread so a 27 movie haul for me in a year isn't bad. It's not anywhere near as many movies as a lot of other folks in this thread, but at least I can say I'm proud I kept up with it all throughout the year.
Anyway, With award season right around the corner I figure now is as good a time as any to start catching up. That's not to say this movie is going to get nominated or anything, but it really is the kind of movie that the Oscars love. A period peice dealing with racism, set in the south in the 1960s. What more could the academy ask for.
It was an enjoyable movie, even though I'm not sure if I would say a 2011 hit. I feel like I've seen movies like this all the time and this one could have been a little deeper in terms of showing the struggles of the time. What I mean is it seemed like the most horrific part of being a Black maid in the south was the scene during the thunder storm where Minny was using the bathroom and then got fired. It was quite a powerful scene and for some reason I don't think the rest of the movie really lived up to it.
Of course the plot of the movie was about the stories about being in this lifestyle for coloreds and on that end it was well done. I've really grown to like Emma Stone a lot and am glad she's been getting into some serious (Academy baiting) roles after movies like Zombieland. I also liked Minny's and Aballaine's characters and do think Viola Davis could get some consideration. Overall, it was a pretty good movie, a little bit on the long side, but I really want to see what else is out there before calling this one an oscar contender, even though the plot obviously makes it so.