I’ve been thinking, seriously, about subscribing to Netflix in order to catch up on some of the movies I didn’t get to see in theaters. I have a really short list so far and don’t know if the cost would be worth it. To those ends I ask all my readers a big favor…
Recently I read a really great review by a fellow blogger whose posts are go to for me when it comes to movies. I’d read a lot about Chronicle (2012) and most of those reviews said the movie engendered a lot of interest in it’s super power subject but ended up being disappointing in the end. In contrast, Brent raved about the film, and so far it’s his pick for movie of the year (with the thought that the summer blockbusters to come will probably push it down his list). He talked at great length how the director used different techniques to show character instead of telling the audience with some sort of hackneyed dialogue. While reading this stellar post (read it for yourself here) I had the thought that I probably missed so many really great movies this past year and I wouldn’t even know how to go about gathering a list!
On a side note: I’m a rabid movie fan but this past year – 2011 – was only able to get out for a small handful of movies through circumstances out of my control. I’m hoping this will change in 2012 but for the 2011 movies I missed…I somehow need to catch up!
Combined with the fact that I’m considering subscribing to Netflix services…I’d really love to hear your opinions about what movies (however great or small) I should catch up on from 2011. Your choices don’t have to be the best movies of the year, blockbusters or Oscar picks…just movies you remember. I would love for you to include at least a couple choices, why I should see them and why you loved them so much!
These are the movies already on my list:
I know there are bound to be a lot more I haven’t seen…thanks for your suggestions!