Here's three movies that I liked a lot and you should see, but they barely missed my top 10 list.
The skinny Steve Rogers special effect were amazing. I've had arguments with people who refuse to believe that it was actually special effects instead of a different actor.
In the movie, Captain America begins his career not as a soldier or a hero but a promoter of war bonds. That was a change from the original comic book story that actually worked, which is rare. The reason, I think, is that they were able to use this plot line to keep the character true. If they can keep his character and personality in the Avengers movie, that will be a very good thing.
While I liked the movie, I think my own enjoyment of the movie came from the lack of any public buzz. I got to feel like part of a secret club. Since I recognize that, I left it off the top 10. Still, check it out, and keep an eye out for future stuff from writer and director Joe Cornish.
I recently listened to an interview with Morgan Spurlock. They discussed whether that was a bad thing to have a documentary that is also a comedy. Spurlock explained that he wants people to enjoy watching it. And it isn't like he's discussing the deepest topic here. If Deliver Us From Evil were a comedy, that would be different.
Though I had some logical problems with Super Size Me, I've enjoyed Spurlock's work. This was probably my favorite. It's a good documentary for a general audience.
OK - next post: I start the Top 10 movies of 2011.