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As 2011 comes to a close it’s hard to say whether it was a good or bad year for movies. It started out a bit slow but the latter half of the year produced some of my favorite movies in recent years. The following, is the list of what I think are the 10 best films of the year, in order. I will preface this, by saying I did not yet see a few(Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Martha Marcy May Marlene, etc) which based on most reviews might bump their way into my list once I’ve seen them.
At a point where comic book movies are churned out every few months, 2011 brought us the best one since The Dark Knight three years ago. One of the films I was legitimately worried about, turned out to be what was one of the best summer blockbusters »
- Scott Smith
The 36-year-old comedian told the Associated Press, "Sadly, Katy and I are ending our marriage. I'll always adore her and I know we'll remain friends."
Photos! Katy and Russell in Happier Times
The divorce papers filed in L.A cites "irreconcilable differences," reports TMZ.
Rumors spread this week the two were having problems »
From superhero flicks "The Avengers," "The Amazing Spider-Man" and "The Dark Knight Rises" to sequels "Men in Black III" and "Wrath of the Titans" to book adaptations "The Hunger Games" and "The Hobbit," 2012 is shaping up to be an exciting year at the movies.
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As someone who thinks that 2008’s In Bruges was the best thing ever ever. Ever. The release of the first set of images from the set of Martin McDonagh’s follow up effort Seven Psychopaths fills me with unspeakable excitement. That they constitute mostly shots of Colin Farrell getting boozed up whilst renowned oddball Christopher Walken walks in and out of shot (we can only assume mostly deliberately) does nothing to diminish my hater-proof attitude of bloody minded optimism.
Yes 2012 may be the year of Batman and Spiderman and The Avengers and The Hobbit and the Mayan Apocalypse and many more adaptations of tried and tested IPs and humongous world ending catastrophes, but here is a film that is guaranteed to be a true original. Yes, all of this fawning enthusiasm is only based upon one script from 3 years ago and the writer/director’s high regard in theatrical circles »
- Ross Jones-Morris
When compiling your list of the ten best films of the year, inevitably a great film or two just won't fit on your final roster. That's where the honorable mention comes in handy. Perhaps the film was a little dumb, a little odd or something was just off, but for whatever reason it didn't make the cut, you love it nonetheless.
We asked the MTV Movies staff to share their honorable mention for the film year that was 2011.
Duncan Jones' second feature delivered nearly everything I could ask for in a popcorn sci-fi flick: time travel, parallel universes and nifty plot twists that leave you asking friends afterwards, "Wait, what did it mean when...?" Fans of Jake Gyllenhaal's cult fav "Donnie Darko"—which really truly is an awful movie—would be well served to throw some love toward Jg's "Code," because it spins a vastly superior sci-fi yarn. »
- MTV Movies Team
Kate Beckinsale held hands with her daughter, Lily Sheen, as they caught a flight with Kate's husband, Len Wiseman, yesterday. Len and Kate took a romantic vacation of their own back in October when they headed to Mexico, and this time around, had Lily by their sides as they left Lax. Kate and Len have been back on the West Coast recently after spending much of their Summer and early Fall in Toronto together for work, filming the remake of Total Recall along with Jessica Biel, Colin Farrell, and others. That film is expected to hit theaters in the Summer, but before that, Kate will return to the big screen in the Underworld franchise. Underworld: Awakening is hitting theaters in just a few short weeks on Jan. 20. Meanwhile, the actress and her family are taking advantage of the holiday lull to head out of town. Safe travels to the trio! »
- Lindsay Miller
Welcome back, fiends! We’re reached yet the end of another year and as always, it’s time to look back and discuss the best stuff that’s come and gone, look over some titles you might have missed and just reflect on what our beloved horror genre had to offer this year. I will say right off the bat that scanning over the titles I picked for my Top 10, the Top 6 are what I’d personally consider legitimate great genre offerings whereas picks 7 through 10 were serviceable horror movies that I didn’t love, but that entertained me tremendously and I’ll explain why I consider them serviceable when I get to them.
That said, I missed some great stuff that people have been talking about when compiling their lists. I have yet to see the much-praised horror/comedy Tucker & Dale Vs Evil which just hit DVD/Blu-Ray. Also haven »
When asked about the upcoming Seven Psychopaths movie, Colin Farrell just said: “I wouldn’t know how to break down that fucking plot. Martin McDonagh wrote a great and really original script.” I have no reason to doubt his words, so I will just add more great photos from the whole thing. Hope you’ll enjoy! Colin [...]
Enough about 2011; let's look ahead to 2012. This past year was good about offering a diverse set of films that catered to many tastes, especially crowds that wanted something out of the range of standard multiplex fare. But 2012 looks like a much stronger year. We can almost always look ahead to a new year and say that there is a great batch of new films from established favorite filmmakers, movies with wonderful casts, giant event movies and promising indies. But 2012 looks like it has more of those than usual. It's going to be a good year for movie watchers. After some deliberation (which no doubt has still allowed me to overlook something for which I'll facepalm later) here is a list of ten films that I'm very excited to see in 2012, followed by a full page of discussion about a whole bunch of other movies that didn't make my personal cut »
- Russ Fischer
Total Recall actor Colin Farrell spent Christmas Day giving gifts to sick children at the Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital this past holiday season. According to Gossip Cop, Colin kept his plans to spend the day at the hospital quiet. Not only was his rep unaware, but the paparazzi and the press as well, allowing the performer to spend the day focusing on the kids who were said to have been thrilled about his visit. Relatives and parents at the hospital tweeted while Farrell was on the grounds about the thirty-five year old dad bringing joy to the sick kids. “Just chatting with #ColinFarrell who is in with presents for the »
Well, folks, 2011 is officially in the can, and surprisingly it wasn't such a horrendous year. It was definitely better than 2010, which was a huge step up from the putrid 2009. We laughed, we applauded, we were left dumbstruck, and of course we were infuriated. Read on for our cheers and jeers!
Now, with a fresh movie-watching start before us, we're taking our usual yearly look back at the good, the bad, the Wtf, and everything in between.
And don't be lazy by just reading along! Get off of your asses and give us your lists in the comments section below. We wanna hear from you if only to compare notes. Lots and lots of notes.
Speaking of notes, the most common complaint we've heard over the years is that we don't have one definitive list representing Dread Central as a whole so for 2011 we dropped everyone's choices in the blender, hit puree, »
- Uncle Creepy
Action junkies didn.t have a lot of innovation to champion in 2011. The top popcorn blockbusters were sequels and/or prequels as Harry Potter delivered its eighth installment, Fast and the Furious turned five, and both X-Men and Planet of the Apes went back to franchise basics. But within these blockbusters, we found memorable action set pieces and bone-crunching fistfights that deserved recognition. (And in the case of Brad Bird.s Mission: Impossible . Ghost Protocol, we enjoyed a steady stream of both!) These are the ten most memorable fights and action set pieces from the year in films. Have a different favorite? Let me hear about it in our comments section. Warning: Some of these scenes come near the end of their given films and could be considered spoilers. Be warned! #10: Highway Car Chase Fright Night Attempting to flee their neighboring vampire (Colin Farrell), Toni Colette piles Anton Yelchin »
Kind-hearted actor Colin Farrell spent Christmas Day visiting sick kids at a children's hospital in his native Ireland.
The Hollywood star took time out from the festivities on Sunday to deliver presents to young patients at Our Lady's Children's Hospital in Dublin.
Farrell arrived at the medical facility unannounced and spent the day handing out gifts on the wards. Pictures from the star's visit show him meeting families and cradling a young baby in his arms. »
Were Kate's earrings a gift from Prince William? - People See how the stars are celebrating the holidays - TooFab Pregnant Kourtney and Kim Kardashian pose on Santa's lap - Us Weekly Mariah Carey looks great in her ski suit - Lainey Gossip See the first photo of Ben Affleck in Argo - Huffington Post Tom Cruise wins Christmas box office - Rotten Tomatoes Sweet Colin Farrell plays Santa to sick kids in Ireland - Wonderwall 2011's biggest rule breakers - Hollywood Reporter Lady Gaga being sued by her former assistant - Lifeline Live Listen to Taylor Swift's Hunger Games single - Zap2It The year in Lindsay Lohan trial fashion - The Daily Beast Robert Downey Jr. adopted two rescue kittens - Celebitchy »
- Kimberly Timlick
Singer Sinead O'Connor announced on her blog Monday that she has separated from her husband Barry Herridge after just 16 days of marriage.
O'Connor wrote the split was due in part to pressures from Herridge's family and friends. "These were people who had never met me but had formed opinions of me based on what they read about 'Sinead O'Connor' in the media, etc. Entitled as they are to their opinions about me, maybe perhaps well deserved, »
Colin Farrell took time to spread some holiday cheer to hospital patients this Christmas. The handsome Irish actor spread Christmas cheer at a children's hospital and took some time to visit with staff and patients according to the dailymail.co.uk The good deed took place at Our Lady.s Children.s Hospital in Dublin, as the actor reportedly arrived unannounced, cradling babies and bring smiles to sick kids in hospital. The actor brought gifts, surprising everyone at the medical center, and even his publicist was unaware of his visit. Colin, 35, is a father of two boys, James and Henry, and originally hails from Dublin. »
- April MacIntyre
Colin Farrell dropped in on a Dublin hospital on Christmas Day and delivered presents to over 100 children. No press were alerted and even Colin's representative wasn't notified it was happening. It only came to light after parents tweeted pictures.
The North Carolina Psychological Association has come out with a multipage letter opposing the state's proposed constitutional amendment against gay marriage, refuting all the standard arguments used in campaigns of this type.
The New Yorker has a rave article out about great television (strangely it counts Parenthood as the best), but then in the same breath it can barely contain the love for web series and local favorite Husbands the Series.
If you hadn't heard, Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry failed to qualify for the primary ballot in Virginia because they didn't present 10,000 signatures. Newt's campaign has come out and claimed the disaster is like December 1941 (Pearl Harbor). John Aravois explains »
Colin Farrell reportedly spent part of Christmas Day visiting children at a hospital in Ireland.
According to Celebrity-Gossip.net, the actor delivered over 100 gifts to sick kids at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Dublin on Sunday.
The actor arrived unannounced at the hospital, and parents spending the day with their children were overwhelmed: “Just met Colin Farrell he came to meet the kids in crumlin hospital really nice man,” tweeted one. “Fair play to him putting a smile on the childrens faces.”
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Colin Farrell spent Christmas Day in a Dublin hospital -- delivering more than 100 presents to sick kids at Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin. He arrived unannounced and without any fanfare to meet with the children. Farrell simply visited the sick kids and showered them with gifts, all of out of the kindness of his heart. Check out Photos here of his visit! »
- Michael Lewittes
Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe, My Week with Marilyn The Artist, a French-made, mostly silent, black-and-white has won fans far from the two coasts. The Oklahoma Film Critics Circle chose Michel Hazanavicius' homage to silent films as the year's Best Film. Hazanavicius, for his part, was cited as Best Director and for Best Original Screenplay. The Artist features Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, Malcolm McDowell, Missi Pyle, Penelope Ann Miller, and John Goodman. [Full list of the Oklahoma Film Critics 2011 Winners.] Best Picture runners-up included Nicolas Winding Refn's thriller Drive, starring Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, and Best Supporting Actor winner Albert Brooks as a nasty gangster; Alexander Payne's The Descendants, starring Best Actor winner George Clooney as a befuddled dysfunctional family man; and Martin Scorsese's Hugo, another homage to early cinema, this one set in 1930s Paris. Somewhat surprisingly, Steve McQueen's sex drama Shame, starring Michael Fassbender, fared better than more well-received fare such »
- Steve Montgomery
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