Top 5 Movies I Wish I Saw in 2011
December 26, 2011 4 Comments
Forget the best movies you saw this year…which ones did you want to see, but somehow miss? I’ve got five.
1. Attack the Block. Brit-kids defending their world against an alien invasion, as produced by the same people who brought us Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. I’m hoping for similar fun, with perhaps an even bigger emphasis on the action this time.
2. The Muppets. Yes, the Muppets. I’ve been loving their online videos in the past few years but was too frightened of the results to go see the latest results, even though I really enjoy Jason Segal and Amy Adams. It sounds like it was at least decent, although it’ll take a lot for me to warm to new muppet, Walter. He’s no Pepe the Prawn.
3. Tintin. Tintin was actually a bigger part of my childhood than The Muppets. I have a poster of Herge’s The Secret of the Unicorn hanging in my living room. I’m hearing okay stuff about this movie, so I might go…but what if my childhood gets taken away and I have to take that poster down?
4. Drive. By all accounts it involves action, imagery, and well-manufactured adrenaline. And it keeps coming up on Doug Loves Movies as one of the films enjoyed by the Hollywood inhabitants themselves.
5. The Artist. Black and white. Silent. Got a 20 minute standing ovation at Cannes. It’s a good way to burnish my indie credentials, and I’m hoping for a Busby Berkeley throwback dance number.