It's time to take a look back at what 2011 had to offer. Now as with all my lists, keep in mind I didn't get a chance to see EVERY movie and EVERY show and experience everything that was out there. So this list is based off of things I saw, heard, read, whatever. So if something like Warhorse doesn't make the list, sorry, didn't see it, so chill. So lets start this list off with a bang....
MOST OVERRATED MOVIE OF 2011: Bridesmaids
Good grief I couldn't talk to anyone after this movie came out without them going on and on about how great and how funny Bridesmaids was. So it came out, I rented it, watched, and yawned, and that was about it. I saw nothing insanely great or funny about this movie. So what if it is a girls version of The Hangover? It wasn't anywhere close to being as funny as that movie. And if I wanted a movie about a bunch of girls running around like idiots I would watch the far superior Steel Magnolias! Yeah! Bridesmaids wasn't that great! Kristen Wiig is not a genius! Deal with it!
BEST MOMENT OF 2011: South Beach Talents Fail
There was many great moments in 2011. But none pleased me more than seeing the Miami Heat lose in the NBA Finals to the Dallas Mavericks. This was probably the only season in basketball history that I was rooting for the Lakers. I was wanting anyone at all to win the NBA Championships just as long as it wasn't the Miami Heat. And I got my wish. Oh it was glorious.
THING OF 2011 THAT WASNT AS BAD AS PEOPLE WENT ON ABOUT: Rebecca Black
So this was a girl, who just had a stupid song, and who had her parents pay to have one of those lame companies make her a music video. And the next thing you know the internet turned into a pure ball or rage over it and went nuts. The thing is, the same people who hate this song and hate her, are the reason why it became popular. You know how something becomes popular? People talk about it, good or bad, love or hate, either way if enough people talk about it, it will get popular. So the internet only has themselves to blame for the reason this became as big as it did. If you find something you don't like, don't comment, don't talk about it, just move on and forget it. Or else it will spread, and become popular, and never go away.
BEST TV SHOW OF 2011: Breaking Bad
Sons of Anarchy, The Walking Dead, Dexter, Shameless, Californication, Game of Thrones, the list goes on of great shows that are currently on TV, but none were as great as this last season of Breaking Bad. The writers of this show deserve a medal. Not some crummy statue, just a medal for such brilliant writing. I had no idea where this show was going to go, no idea where it would lead, left me with ????? running through my head after every episode. Which leaves me with no doubt that the final season that will air in 2012, will leave Breaking Bad as the best show of 2012.
MOST POINTLESS MOVIE OF 2011: Scream 4
Get the original cast, writer, and director back on board, just so they can do...nothing. Seriously this was a pointless movie to make. SPOILER ZONE They did nothing new, nothing inventive, they didn't even bother to take out any of the main characters. They just introduced some new pointless boring characters, killed them off, and then that was that. Boring, pointless, and stupid, which makes Scream 4 the Crystal Skull of 2011.
BEST ACTOR OF 2011: Joseph Gordon Levitt
Hesher, and 50/50. That is all that needs to be said. It is a shame that he won't be even thought about when awards season comes around, because he killed it, in both of those movies. If you have yet to see either, do it and do it now.
MOVIE THAT DESERVED MORE: Super 8
Seriously, it seems like this movie came and went without much of anything. But this was a great movie. Old school Spielberg vibes all over this one. But no one talks about it really, which is a shame. People go on and on about how much they hate sequels and remakes but when something comes along that is neither, they ignore it.
BEST COMEBACK OF 2011: Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise is a little nutty, and people hate him because of it. But I have always been a Tom Cruise fan. I don't give a crap what madness he does in his personal life, I don't spend 50 bucks at the theatre to see his personal life, I spend it to see his movies, and the guy can deliver. We live in an age where the term MOVIE STAR is dead. Most huge movies no longer feature legit movie stars. There was a time where the stars name was in huge bold letters on a poster and the name of the movie was in smaller letters at the bottom. But today? Not so much. So Mission Impossible 4 comes along, and is not only good, but it was the best action movie of 2011. If you were not impressed and didn't have a blast watching MI:4 then you are useless. Seriously. And if you want further proof to the bad assery of Tom Cruise, then watch the video blow, and laugh at the lameness of CGI and whiney girly sissy actors that we have to deal with today.
Yeah bitches! Suck it! You need shots of a character running around close to the top of the tallest building in the world a mile and a half above the ground? Then lets get some rope and cables and do this! Green screens are for pussies!! THE CRUISE IS BACK BITCHES!
That about ends my rants on 2011. But some quick mentions right here first...
BEST REMAKE: Fright Night
BEST MOVIE: Red State
WORST MOVIE: Twilight. I didn't see it, but do I really need to?
BEST ALBUM: Foo Fighters - Wasting Light