Thursday, December 29, 2011

Best of 2011: Movies

I only went to see one movie in the theater this year (but I saw that one twice). I only saw two new movies that were released this year! I guess there just wasn't much that appealed to me. Those two were:
Jane Eyre

It didn't come to any local theaters, but I got the DVD the day it was released. And I loved it! You can read my review here.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

The major movie of the year for me. The movie that turned me into an emotional wreck. The last Harry Potter movie ever, and my first (and probably last) midnight showing. My rambling, nerd review is here.

Yes, those were the only two 2011 movies that I've seen. I haven't seen Hugo yet, but I'm 99.99% sure it would be on this list if I had.

But I did discover a few older films this year for the first time (I'm only talking about modern films, because I can't even begin to remember all of the "new" old films I saw this year)...

You've Got Mail

I'm a longtime fan of The Shop Around the Corner and In the Good Old Summertime, but I only saw the modern remake, You've Got Mail, this year for the first time. And now it's one of my favorites.

The King's Speech

This film hasn't been out for too long. You can read my thoughts here.

2011 was the year that I really became obsessed with BBC period dramas and miniseries. :) Here are my favorites that I watched this year:

North and South

 I love this. A few words for you: Best romantic train scene ever. Read more here.

Sense and Sensibility (2008)

I might even love this more than the one with Rose and Professor Snape. :) Read more here.

Lark Rise to Candleford

 This series is amazing. It might be the one big DVD splurge I give in to this year. I wrote about it here.

Bleak House

Besides A Christmas Carol, this was my first introduction to a Charles Dickens story. I got it on DVD for Christmas and I'm so excited to rewatch it (and persuade my parents to watch it). My review is here.

Little Dorrit 

Did I really need another reason to have a crush on Matthew Macfadyen? No. But here it is, anyway. I love this miniseries! I reviewed it here (and there are several more MM pictures there, too...:).

I don't think 2011 had much to offer as far as new releases go, especially compared to last year. But I made up for it by discovering some lovely older films and miniseries.

What were your favorite films of the year? Am I forgetting a good new release? I have the feeling I'm overlooking something...

Until next time,

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