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Staff Picks: Brooke Tarnoff's Top 10 Movies of 2011

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I thought making my top 10 list was going to be a piece of cake this year. Last year was like pulling teeth, trying to choose which of the best to cut, grateful for missing some critics' favorites that would've made the process all the more painful. ('Cause yeah, I got around to seeing "127 Hours" a couple weeks later — who knows what I'd have had to axe to make room for that one.)

But there was no "King's Speech" this year, no "Black Swan." Easy, I figured... until I narrowed my list to 13 movies and became paralyzed by indecision. My assignment was 10, so 10 it is, but just know that it cost me — losing "X-Men: First Class" (2011's best superhero movie in an abundantly superheroic year), "Midnight in Paris" (Woody Allen's whimsical remake of "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure" — I'm kidding, kind of) and "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" (edgy, stylish, terrifying and everything I expected from Fincher) gave me a headache.

So please, read. Go see all of these. I need to take some Advil.

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Filed Under: Best of 2011 Features

The Best Movies of 2011 Debate Begins... With 'Attack the Block!'

If you're trying to figure out what the ten best movies of 2011 were but haven't quite been able to narrow down the crowded field, don't worry, because MTV has done it for you.

Yes, starting today, a panel of experts from across the MTV network  — including NextMovie's very own Kevin Polowy and Brooke Tarnoff — are joining Josh Horowitz to hash out the ten best movies of 2011 in a epic battle that no movie lover can afford to miss. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: MTV

'Attack The Block' Rides Out of the Ghetto Onto Blu-ray and DVD

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Sony

Not to make this sound like an autopsy, but how did a movie as fun, fresh and exciting as "Attack the Block" only bring in $5 million worldwide? The answer is simple: a bunch of people missed out on seeing one of their new favorite movies in theaters, but are about to get into it in a big way on Blu-ray and DVD.

This sci-fi action-comedy was written and directed by Joe Cornish, one-half of the British sketch duo "Adam and Joe" that stuck it to the likes of Steven Spielberg with parodies such as "Saving Private Lion." Ironically, Cornish would go on to cowrite "The Adventures of Tintin" for Spielberg (imitation = flattery = $$$). Get More »

Filed Under: DVD & Blu-ray

Your Ultimate (Movies) Guide to New York Comic Con

The Avengers
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Think Comic-Con International in San Diego is the only comic book convention movie fans need to pay attention to? Well, think again, because New York Comic Con kicks off this Thursday -- and it's jam-packed with must-see events that will have movie fans on the edge of their seats.

Whether you're planning to attend in person or follow the event virtually (hint: We're going to have coverage right here, friends), New York Comic Con is one of the biggest movie events of the fall. So with that in mind, here are our picks for the can't-miss moments and personalities of the con. Get More »

Filed Under: Comic-Con Features

Why 'Attack the Block' Is One of Summer's Coolest Movies

Attack the Block
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At this year's Comic-Con in San Diego, "Drive" director Nicolas Winding Refn proclaimed genre films "the new progressive cinema," according to Badass Digest. The man could be onto something.

All throughout this summer we've seen big tentpole action movies lob softball after softball at audiences, while little genre movies like "Black Death," "Hobo with a Shotgun" and "Trollhunter" have brought energy, excitement, and that special spark of life we call "fun" to the game.

Now another underdog champion is coming to rescue you from a summer of uninspired formula, and that movie is called "Attack the Block," written and directed by longtime Edgar Wright associate Joe Cornish.  Get More »

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Red-Band Trailer for 'Attack the Block' Brings Da Ruckus

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Blimey! Producers Nira Park and Edgar Wright, the ace brits at Big Talk Productions who gave us dry, comedic spins on zombies ("Shaun of the Dead") and the action genre ("Hot Fuzz"), are about to show us what happens when invading aliens try to screw with Big Ben.

Trailer Addict has the new red-band NSFW preview for "Attack the Block," the cheeky import that mixes extraterrestrial carnage with the most indecipherable accents in recent movie memory. Get More »

Filed Under: New Movie Trailers | Source: Trailer Addict
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