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Quentin Tarantino releases his Best of 2011 list

01.16.2012



Quentin Tarantino has just released his own best of list for 2011 and it’s about as odd as you might expect. I guess it’s hard to guess what some of our favorite filmmakers may or may not like, but it turns out their choices are just as varied and strange as our own. We all have our dark horses each year (mine was IMMORTALS and BATTLE: LOS ANGELES), so for Tarantino to include floating turds like THE THREE MUSKETEERS and RED STATE on his list, it’s not much of a shocker.

What IS a shocker is that not only did Tarantino include a “Best of” list, but also a “Nice try” list, which from that simple context seems like a “Worst of” list. Perhaps he just felt they didn’t live up to the hype, but I think it’s safe to say that the only film that no one had expectation for was DRIVE ANGRY. Seems like a dick move to me, especially without clarification. I thought lists like that were reserved for movie news site asshole writers.

“ahem.”

Lest we forget, Tarantino started out as a “JoBlo” like the rest of us, genuinely loving (and hating) movies, so I suppose he is entitled an opinion, but then there’s that whole thing about “shitting where you eat.”

Check out the “Best of” and “Nice try” lists and click HERE to see the full list.

What do you guys think about his selections?

TOP 11 of 2011

1. MIDNIGHT IN PARIS
2. RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES
3. MONEYBALL
4. THE SKIN I LIVE IN
5. X-MEN: FIRST CLASS
6. YOUNG ADULT
7. ATTACK THE BLOCK
8. RED STATE
9. WARRIOR
10. THE ARTIST / OUR IDIOT BROTHER (tie)
11. THE THREE MUSKETEERS

NICE TRY

1. DRIVE
2. HANNAH
3. DRIVE ANGRY
4. REAL STEEL

Extra Tidbit: Anyone else feel like JACKIE BROWN belongs on a "Nice Try" list?

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