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It was the year Harry Potter ended, the Muppets returned, Ryan Gosling drove, Apes rose, Matt Damon bought a zoo, and a bunch of raunchy Bridesmaids made us pee our pants (or wedding dresses) laughing.
Yeah, we're pretty happy with you, 2011 movies.
As for counting down the best of the best, we're happy/relieved to report that coming to an in-house consensus was pretty easy, and entirely non-violent. And our number one pick? Even easier to decide.
Tell us your favorite movies in the comments section, and for a taste of sour, check out our picks for the 5 Worst Movies of 2011.
So many movies this year promised edge-of-your-seat action and nonstop popcorn scarfing, but few delivered like the fourth installment in this would-be aging franchise. Tom Cruise is at his best, reminding us that his charisma and ability to sell a crazy fight »
- NextMovie Staff
Actress Tanna Frederick hails from Iowa, where she graduated from University of Iowa as Valedictorian of her Liberal Arts graduating class and president of Phi Beta Kappa. Frederick most recently starred opposite Noah Wyle in Henry Jaglom.s romantic comedy .Queen of the Lot.. She played Maggie Chase, as actress desperate to claw her way off the B-list of action films into major movie stardom. Betty Jo Tucker of ReelReviews.com said of the chemistry between Frederick and Wyle, .their .opposites attract. banter reminds me of old-time movie couples like Tracy and Hepburn. And their onscreen chemistry is undeniable.. Frederick won Best Actress at the Wild Rose Independent Film Festival for her role. Last year, Frederick starred in .Just »
- April MacIntyre
Having written about the realms of Us politics (The American President, the frankly peerless West Wing) and then TV production (Studio 60), Aaron Sorkin, who for my money is as gifted and talented a writer as there is out there, now seems to be setting his sights on the various icons of the It world. After his deserved Oscar® win for The Social Network and its formidable dissection of the somewhat enigmatic Mark Zuckerberg, Sorkin may now be setting his sights on Steve Jobs, the recently deceased head of Apple.
In an interview with E! Online, Sorkin was enthusiastic if a little non-committal:-
“Sony has asked me to write the movie and it’s something I’m strongly considering. Right now I’m just in the thinking-about-it stages, it’s a really big movie and it’s going to be a great movie no matter who writes it.”
Sony reportedly »
- Dave Roper
Oscar-winning screenwriter, who knew the Apple founder personally, says he's 'seriously considering' adapting Jobs biography
Aaron Sorkin, who brought the story of Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg to the big screen in the Oscar-winning drama The Social Network, looks set to tackle another tech innovator with news that he's "strongly considering" an offer to write a biopic about Apple founder Steve Jobs.
Speaking to E! Online, Sorkin – creator of The West Wing and a writer on forthcoming Oscar-tipped Brad Pitt drama Moneyball – said he was currently reading Walter Isaacson's biography of the late Apple co-founder, which studio Sony paid a reported $1m to option last month.
"Right now I'm just in the thinking-about-it stages," said Sorkin. "It's a really big movie and it's going to be a great movie no matter who writes it. He was a great entrepreneur, he was a great artist, a great thinker. He's probably inspired »
- Ben Child
 About a month after we first reported  that Social Network and Moneyball screenwriter Aaron Sorkin was being courted to write Sony's Steve Jobs biopic, the scribe has said that he is "strongly considering" taking the studio up on its offer. While that's not exactly a confirmation that Sorkin will actually do the project, the fact that he's talking publicly about it seems like a step in the right direction, right? More details after the jump. Sorkin commented on the Jobs project during the recent P.S. Arts Express Yourself 2011 event in Santa Monica, California. "Sony has asked me to write the movie and it's something I'm strongly considering," he told E!  (via The Hollywood Reporter ). However, the scribe was careful to stress that he had not yet made a decision. "Right now I’m just in the thinking-about-it stages," he said. "It’s a really big movie and it’s »
- Angie Han
George Clooney and Noah Wyle are reportedly in the frame to play late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in an upcoming biopic of his life. Sony picked up the rights to make a film of Jobs's life after the acclaimed technology leader died of pancreatic cancer last month at the age of 56. Aaron Sorkin, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of The Social Network, is understood to have been contacted to adapt the script from Walter Isaacson's biography of Jobs. Filming for the biopic is scheduled to get underway next year. Clooney, 50, is said to be up against 40-year-old Wyle to play Jobs, after the two starred opposite each other in the long-running Us drama ER. However, Wyle may have the edge because he previously played the former Apple chief executive in the 1999 cult classic TV movie Pirates of Silicon Valley. To research the film, (more) »
- By Andrew Laughlin
Felicity Jones romances Warren Beatty’s Howard Hughes; Amy Adams has Trouble With The Curve; Michael Kenneth Williams and Jon Bernthal Snitch on Dwayne Johnson; ER stars Noah Wyle and George Clooney battle it out for Steve Jobs and Stephen Frears directs The Bengali Detective.
According to Deadline:
“Jones will play a young woman who develops a relationship with Hughes’ young driver and confidante, before she falls in love with Hughes.”
Paramount recently bailed on producing the film, with New Regency stepping in to help finance this passion project for Beatty, who ...
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- Niall Browne
It was recently reported that "The Social Network" writer Aaron Sorkin was in talks to pen Sony's "Steve Jobs" film, based on the authorized biography by Walter Isaacson, who sat down for over forty interviews with Apple co-founder. The Sun has now learned that George Clooney and his former "ER" co-star Noah Wyle are now competing to star in the movie, which is expected to begin filming next year. Jobs died last month from pancreatic cancer at the age of 56. Clooney is closer in age, being 50-years-old. Wyle is only 40-years-old, but portrayed the famous entrepreneur in the TV movie "Pirates of Silicon Valley." Question: If this story is true, considering that The Sun is reporting, would Clooney or Wyle be the better choice? »
Arthur and Lancelot
Harington, who plays Jon Snow on the HBO series, beat out his onscreen 'brother' Richard Madden for the role opposite "The Killing" actor Joel Kinnaman as Lancelot. Production will be worked around their small screen commitments. [Source: EW]
Untitled (aka. Remembering 1942)
Based on writer Liu Zhenyun's novel "Remembering 1942", shooting kicks off shortly for release next year. [Source: Variety]
Monster Hunter's Survival Guide
John Paul Russ's comic offered a comprehensive guide of how to hunt and survive confrontations with monsters, »
- Garth Franklin
George Clooney is reportedly up against another E.R. star, Noah Wyle, for the lead role in the Steve Jobs biopic. The film, which is set up at Sony Pictures, is said to be under the working title Apple and will be penned by writer Aaron Sorkin.
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- Blake Dew
According to Now Magazine, the flick will start filming by next year, the Sun reported.
The biopic will chart the life of the amazing entrepreneur, who died last month from pancreatic cancer at just 56. (Ani) »
- Arun Pandit
The biopic is expected to start filming next year. It will chart the life of the entrepreneur who died last month from pancreatic cancer at age 56.
Clooney and Noah both played doctors in the long-running hospital series 'ER', which picked up 23 Emmy Awards.
Clooney was recently forced to pull out of TV series 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' as the role required physical exertion.
- Lohit Reddy
I’ll give you a second to read that headline again so you know that the next few paragraphs are not written in stone. In a report from The Sun (via Slashfilm), they suggest that former ER co-stars George Clooney and Noah Wyle are in competition for the role of Apple-icon Steve Jobs for a biopic by Sony. While there is no factual evidence to support this, Wyle did once portray Jobs in the TV biography Pirates of Silicon Valley and Clooney is being courted to play in almost everything. Rumor or not, Sony is definitely anxious to get production moving on the biopic and is banking on Aaron Sorkin to pen the script. Hit the jump for more on this project. While Clooney certainly has the chops to play the role, I can’t imagine he’d give up that Hollywood hair to more adequately portray Jobs. Perhaps, since we’re talking crazy anyway, »
- Dave Trumbore
George Clooney has had a lot of important roles in his life: the guy with the feathered hair on "Roseanne," the guy with the Caesar cut on "ER," and maybe, if he plays his cards right, the guy in the black turtleneck and blue jeans in the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic.
The Sun reports that rumors are swirling that Clooney will play the late Apple CEO in an upcoming movie based on Jobs' life. Jobs, who died from pancreatic cancer on Oct. 5, 2011, had already been portrayed on screen by Clooney's former "ER" castmate Noah Wyle in the 1999 made for TV movie "Pirates of Silicon Valley."
It seems that Wyle may give Clooney a run for his money when it comes to playing Jobs again; Wyle is reportedly also in the running for the role in the upcoming biopic, rumored to start filming sometime next year
Whether or not the actors »
- Sarah Crow
There.s a rumor circulating that George Clooney may be .battling it out. with fellow former-ER star Noah Wyle to take on the lead role in the Steve Jobs biopic by Sony, which is set to be based on Walter Isaacson.s biography about the Apple mastermind. The source of this rumor appears to be the U.K. tabloid Now Magazine, which states that Wyle and Clooney are going .head to head. to play the late Apple boss. The caption under the photo says, .George Clooney knows the part of Steve Jobs is an amazing part.. But, the site doesn.t specify where they got this information, nor do they offer any direct quotes, so it.s entirely possible this is just a rumor. Entertaining the idea that Clooney does have his sights set on the part, can anyone see it? There are some actors that are virtual chameleons »
George Clooney and Noah Wyle are interested in in playing Steve Jobs in the upcoming biopic, according to Cult Of Mac (via The Sun). Clooney is 50 and Wyle 40 both starred together as doctors on ER. Filming is slated to start next year on the project that will chart the life and career of Jobs.
Wyle played jobs in the TV movie, Pirates of Silicon Valley. I love Falling Skies, and am not sure how this would impact the shooting schedule if he were to be cast. Clooney has back surgery coming up from an injury that occurred on Syriana.
I would be fine with Clooney of Wyle playing the role. It all depends on the quallity fo the makeup. What are your thoughts? »
Last month, we reported that Sony Pictures is moving forward with a biopic on Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, which was announced just days after he passed away at the age of 56. A new report indicates that actors George Clooney and Noah Wyle are both in contention to portray Steve Jobs.
Sony is fast-tracking the biopic, with an eye to start production sometime next year. We reported in October that Sony wants Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network) to write the script. We haven't heard yet if Aaron Sorkin has agreed to come aboard this project yet or not.
Steve Jobs comes to theaters in 2013. »
 As the source is somewhat less than airtight, you should probably take the following with the biggest grain of salt you can get your hands on -- but on the off chance there's some truth to it, this rumor is too wild not to repeat. A new report claims that George Clooney and Noah Wyle are vying for the lead role in the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic, which is being developed at Sony based on Walter Isaacson's bestselling biography. More details after the jump. The story comes from the UK tabloid The Sun  (via Cult of Mac ), which reports that the former ER co-stars are competing against each other to play the late Apple co-founder. There probably aren't many times I'd vote for Wyle over Clooney, but in this case Wyle actually seems like the better choice. For one thing, he's already played Jobs once, in 1999's Pirates of Silicon Valley. »
- Angie Han
The first potential casting for the Steve Jobs biopic is in -- and choice may surprise you.
According to UK's Now Magazine, George Clooney is up for the role of the late Apple visionary.
Just two days after his death, Sony acquired the rights to Walter Isaacson's biography "Steve Jobs." Reportedly, Aaron Sorkin, "The Social Network" scribe, is the top contender to adapt the biography into a film.
What do you think of the Clooney casting potential?
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- Jessie Heyman
Filed under: Movie News, Hot Topic
Former 'ER' co-stars George Clooney and Noah Wyle are -- according to a rather dubious report -- vying to portray Steve Jobs in an upcoming big-screen biopic. Wyle already played the late Apple co-founder in a 1999 TV movie, which led to him meeting the real Jobs (Wyle tells the tale in a 2009 interview), who then recruited the actor to impersonate him again at that year's MacWorld Expo. (See a clip here). Clooney, meanwhile, doesn't remotely resemble Jobs, and presumably has a dozen other projects on his plate anyway. The Sony biopic is based on Walter Isaacson's bestselling biography of the technology icon.
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- Sharon Knolle
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