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Mainstream Chick’s Year in Review

I’ve always resisted “rating” movies because the cinematic experience is an intensely personal and subjective one. How else to explain my brother and nephew’s insistence that The Hangover Two was a great movie? That said… Hangover Two did not make my list of best movies of 2011. Shocking, I know.

I watched dozens of movies over the past 12 months. I didn’t see everything, but I saw a lot – and some resonated more than others for a variety of reasons, good and bad. So without further ado, here is my admittedly subjective (and somewhat random) recap:

My favorite movies of the year:

50/50 – I laughed, I cried. I loved this movie with Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon Levitt. Don’t let the premise of a buddy movie about a guy with cancer scare you off.