Terrific comeback film for a all-but forgotten franchise.Great musical numbers and a lot of heart. Old fans and a new generation of kids were not disappointed.
Saoirse Ronan starred in this exciting action thriller about a teenage assassin. Cate Blanchett is excellent as the villain. Outstanding score and unique set designs.
8. “Cars 2”
Very enjoyable sequel that’s a complete 180 from the original. Mater is the star and he becomes caught-up a spy caper – James Bond on 4-wheels. Fun for all ages, with memorable lines and great action scenes.
Liam Neeson starred as a man who wakes up from a car accident to find-out that that no one knows who he is and so he starts to doubt his own identity. Diane Kruger and January Jones co-star in this original action-packed thriller with twists you never see coming.
6. “The Help”
Based on the best-selling book, “The Help” is filled with incredible performances by Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer. The film takes you on a roller coaster ride of emotions: anger, joy, hatred and hope.
5. “The Descendants”
George Clooney is a serious Best Actor contender for his very believable work as a father who finds out that his wife (who’s in a coma) was cheating on him. Pulled you in and kept your interest the entire way thanks to an engaging story and compelling characters.
4. “Arthur Christmas”
Smart animated film with a lot more substance than you expect. The Script is surprisingly complex, with funny dialogue and some sweet messages.
3. “Winnie the Pooh”
The voice cast is tremendous and the 2D animation is even better than some CGI I’ve seen. It’s charming for all ages and put a smile on my face the entire time.
The story is about a modern-day cowboy who works with horses and their owners. The best documentary I saw all year thanks to its honesty and the fascinating life of this authentic “horse whisperer”.
1. “The Artist”
In black and white, and mostly without dialogue, “The Artist” tells the story of a famous silent movie actor in the late 1920s and how he deals with the end of the Silent Era. “The Artist” proves that you don’t need CGI, 3D, explosions or even color and dialogue to make an incredible, emotional film.
Close but not quite: “Captain America”, “Gnomeo and Juliet”, “Midnight in Paris, “HP7.2”