MTV has announced the nominees for the “2012 MTV Movie Awards” which are led by The Hunger Games and Bridesmaids with eight nominations each.
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MOVIES OF THE WEEK
By Michael Parsons
It’s that dreary season between The Golden Globes and The Oscars when we commiserate about another crappy year of football, fight our annual urge to move south and pick at the remnants of last year’s cinematic bounty.
For the third and final installment of the Best & Worst of 2011, yours truly (Dean) will break down the good, the bad and the ugly of 2011. Stay Tuned!
Good Afternoon TRR Readers,
Here we are at the closing of our third year of giving you the reviews of 2011. After 365 days, driving & Metroing to the movie houses and concert halls of the DC & Baltimore Areas and making the rounds of our beloved entertainment scene – it’s time for some of our staff to declare their best and their worst of 2011!
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Drive plays out like it was filmed in the wrong decade. It is a love letter of sorts to a genre of yesteryear echoing earlier films of McQueen and Eastwood. Even the opening credits scrawl flashes by in 80s-esque hot pink that transport you back to a time that relied on practical effects, coherent plots with an emphasis on performance over disorienting cuts meant to muddle the action. Essentially, Drive is the anti-Michael Bay movie, a giant middle finger to the lazy and generic directorial style (McG and Shawn Levy, I’m looking at you) that routinely flood the multiplexes with the same triteness each weekend.