Stalker's Top Ten 2011: Rick Oliver's Top Ten Films
Next up for the Stalker's Top Ten 2011 is Rick Oliver, a bit of a newcomer to Filmstalker, but his voice is just as welcome as anyone else's, and his choices of films are just as strong as everyone's we've seen so far this year.
If you're in any doubt that you wouldn't see a list of your own online then Rick's is a perfect example of the fact that you will. He submitted his this year for the first time and I'd never spoken to him before, so there's no special way in, every list will make it.
Before we look at Rick's list, here's a reminder of how to see your list online. It doesn't have to be anything more than your top ten films of 2011, it doesn't even have to be a top ten, it could be a bottom twelve, you don't even have to restrict yourself to 2011, what about 2012? Then again you can think up something different, funny or totally off the wall, anything you'd like.
To submit a list just create it, add at least a sentence explanation about each entry although it would be nice to have more, how you'd like to be known on the published article along with a link to a site or an online profile, and email it to me at email@example.com. For some inspiration you can look at the other Stalker's Top Lists from this and previous years.
Right, let's go and see Rick Oliver's list, now he's not got his own site to mention, but you can head over to his Facebook page and show your appreciation for the list, argue with it, or just say hi.
From the second the music played I knew I was going to love this film. Why? I do not know! Maybe it's the chemistry between the main characters? Maybe it's the kick ass soundtrack? It just worked for me on every level!
2: X Men: First Class
X men films are some of my favourite superhero films. But one without wolverine (well except the 10 seconds bar scene) how was this going to work? Well it worked great possibly the best of all the films.
3: Rise of the Planet of the Apes
I am not a lover of CGI but the effects were great in this film but the storyline was even better.
4: The Adventures of Tin Tin: The Secret of the Unicorn
Now Tin Tin has never appealed to me. I have never had the urge to see a Tin Tin cartoon or read a comic book with him in it but I really enjoyed this film. Maybe it was because I watched it with my children or maybe it was the mad captain? It was Fun!
5: Source Code
Good science fiction movie & I just can't turn down a bit of Michelle Monaghan
6: Fast and Furious Five (Filmstalker review)
I had actually only ever seen the first one but I couldn't miss Vin Diesel vs The Rock! F&F5 rocks!
7: The Adjustment Bureau (Filmstalker review)
The first time I saw the trailer for this film I just knew I had to see it. Love the old do we control our own destiny question. I was really gunning for Matt Damon & Emily Blunt to have their happily ever after!
8: Limitless (Filmstalker review)
You know when you dislike an actor so much & are actually annoyed with yourself that you enjoyed the movie well that actor is Bradley Cooper & that film is limitless.
9: Real Steel
I am a sucker for rocky films so when one comes out with fighting robots & Hugh Jackman in it then it's automatically on the top 10 list!
10: The Lincoln Lawyer
Now I have seen some bad movies with Mathew McConaughey in but I keep telling myself remember that film 'A Time to Kill' and give him another chance. In this one he plays a sleazy lawyer working on a murder case with many a twist.
It's a good list Rick, I'd argue with The Lincoln Lawyer but I didn't see it, to be honest I judged it on the star and the idea of a lawyer running his business from a car. Sounded all too silly to me, and looked that way too.
I am surprised at some of the titles being so high up the list, what does everyone else think?
Remember, if you want to see your list on Filmstalker, just compile it and send it in to email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, remember to include your name and a link to any site or online profile you'd like mentioned.