MediaMikes’ The Best and Worst of 2011

Happy New Year!

What better way to begin the new year then to discuss the good, bad and ugly in film from 2011.  Keep in mind that some of the films that may be honored in the upcoming Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations (“Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close,” “The Iron Lady”) may have only played in New York City and Los Angeles for the past two weeks to qualify them for those awards and haven’t been screened yet.  Just a caveat in case one of them is GREAT and you ask us “how could you leave “THAT” off of your ten best list???

Here are the films the Mikes thought were the best of the past year.  With the exception of the first film noted, in no particular order:

Mike Smith

1. “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”
“The Artist”
“War Horse”
“The Descendants”
“The Way”
“The Conspirator”
“Crazy Stupid Love”
“Water For Elephants”
“Super 8”

Mike Gencarelli:

1. “Midnight in Paris”
“The Adventures of TinTin”
“The Descendants”
“Fright Night”
“The Help”
“The Muppets”
“Final Destination 5”
“True Legend”

And, of course, the 8 worse:

Mike Smith:

“Shark Night 3D”
“Red Riding Hood”
“Green Lantern”
“Gnomeo and Juliet”
“I Am Number Four”
“The Tree of Life”

Mike Gencarelli:

“Shark Night 3D”
“Conan the Barbarian”
“Mars Needs Moms”
“Scream 4”
“Red Riding Hood”


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