2011 Movie Roundup: 87-108

Movies 2011, y'all. See also: 1-21, 22-42, 43-64, 65-86.

87. Unknown (2011)-- Liam Neeson: badass action star. January Jones: beautiful blank slate.

88. Year of the Carnivore (2009)-- Indie comedy(?) that gets real weird about sex.

89. 8: The Mormon Proposition (2010)-- A little too blatantly biased, but some good information and questions about Mormon involvement in Proposition 8.

90. I Don’t Know How She Does It (2011)-- Being rich is so hard.

91. Do the Right Thing (1989)-- It's more stage play than cinematic, but everything about this film just works. In addition, "Fight the Power" will be stuck in your head for about a week after watching this.

92. Hunger (2008)-- So very bleak, but Steve McQueen puts an impressive amount of trust in his actors to create the atmosphere of this film.

93. Arranged (2007)-- Cute film about an Orthodox Jewish woman and a Muslim woman becoming friends and seeking husbands in their respective cultures.

94. Drive (2011)-- Pretty damn cool.

95. The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970)-- Fairly amusing Sherlock Holmes mystery that is far more coherent than the recent Guy Ritchie takes on the character.

96. White Palace (1990)-- Alright, I was on a sexual James Spader kick in 2011, and this time in a May-December romance with Susan Sarandon. Kind of a mediocre film, but enough interesting character development to be engaging.

97. Marie Antoinette (2006)-- Fun blend of modern music and color palette with 18th Century costuming and politics. For me, it works.

98. Footloose (2011)-- Just as corny as the original but without the nostalgia. I would love to see Miles Teller (the dance impaired sidekick) in more films.

99. The Last of the Mohicans (1992)-- It's a 90s action movie. Not much more.

100. Source Code (2011)-- More engaging than I thought it would be.

101. The Ides of March (2011)-- Serviceable, but ultimately nothing more than a film pandering to a middle-aged, liberal, white audience.

102. Thirteen (2003)-- Watching this film is when I learned that Evan Rachel Wood has played the same obnoxious character since 2003. It worked well for this film, although can't say the same about The Ides of March. Holly Hunter is pretty great though.

103. Dogville (2003)-- Still don't know what to do with this film, but I appreciate a good allegory I also liked that the gimmicky stage-like sets paid off well in several scenes juxtaposing what was said and what was actually being done.

104. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)-- Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway make a beautiful couple that helps perpetuate the myth of Bonnie and Clyde.

105. The Exorcist (1973)-- I was thoroughly impressed by this film. I haven't enjoyed a horror film this much since I saw Rosemary's Baby. The slow pace built up effective suspense, and Ellen Burstyn sold me on the fright.

106. Scream (1996)-- Fun slasher pic. Enjoyed it more than I expected.

107. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)-- Appreciated Chris Evans' low-key performance, Stanley Tucci being Stanley Tucci, and the 1940s art design and costuming. Overall, kind of dull. Also, STOP WITH THE ORIGIN STORIES, PLEASE.

108. The 39 Steps (1935)-- Absolutely charming thriller.

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