Here is one last, highly irreverent look at the best and worst in film of 2011 -- and everything in between.
Most convincing proof you can stick dinosaurs into any movie: "The Tree of Life."
Best opening credits: "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo." Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Karen O cover Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song" while David Fincher provides some appropriately sinister imagery. Bang your head.
Best end credits: "Super 8." The short film nestled inside the credits was better than the preceding movie.
Funniest comedy: "Bridesmaids."
Funniest comedy about a subject no one would normally think funny: "50/50," the true story of a young man's battle with cancer.
Funniest comedy that had a terrible trailer: "Bad Teacher."
Funniest comedy most likely to please your AP English teacher: Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris."
Least funny comedy that had a promising trailer: "Horrible Bosses."
Worst comedy: "Jack and Jill."
Best comic-book movie: "X-Men: First Class."
Worst comic-book movie: "Green Lantern."
Squarest comic-book movie: "Captain America: The First Avenger."
Most surprisingly entertaining yet still ridiculous comic-book movie: "Thor."
Best sequel: "A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas."
Worst sequel: "Cars 2." No, "The Hangover Part II." No, "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides." No, wait, "Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked." No, wait ...
Most superfluous sequel: "Scream 4." If you're not going to kill off any of the returning major characters, then why bother?
Best comeback: "The Muppets."
Worst comeback: "The Smurfs."
Best remake: "Straw Dogs."
Most tolerable remake: "Footloose."
Most passable remake that sounded like a decent idea but turned out to be pointless: "Fright Night."
Worst remake: "Arthur."
Worst remake disguised as a prequel: "The Thing."
Most disappointing execution of an intriguing premise: Mel Gibson as a man who speaks only through a hand puppet in "The Beaver."
Most convincing argument never to shake other people's hands again, ever: Steven Soderbergh's "Contagion."
Best sports movie: "Moneyball."
Best sports movie for people who couldn't care less about sports: "Moneyball."
Best shameless "Rocky" rip-off: "Warrior."
Best entrance: In "Margin Call," the CEO (Jeremy Irons) of an investment firm on the brink of disaster arrives via helicopter in the middle of the night -- a vampire who feeds by chewing the scenery.
Best performance by an animal (tie): Uggie from "The Artist" and Cosmo from "Beginners," both proving Jack Russells may be the smartest dogs of all.
Most wildly overlong scene we're really glad they didn't trim down: The airplane ride in "Bridesmaids."
Best plot twist conveyed by a single word of dialogue: 'The Skin I Live In." Wait, he said WHAT?
Best birth scene: The baby arrives in "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part I." Vampire fangs come in pretty handy when you can't find any surgical scissors.
Best opening scene: The astonishing eight-minute prologue to "Melancholia" -- postcards from the apocalypse.
Best closing scene: "Martha Marcy May Marlene." Terror, interrupted.
Best closing dialogue: A husband and wife in "Take Shelter." "See?" "OK."
Best children's movie: "Kung Fu Panda 2."
Worst children's movie: "Arthur Christmas."
Best children's movie that was too long and slow for kids: "Hugo."
Best big-budget use of a formula that never gets old: Aliens invade in "Battle: Los Angeles."
Best low-budget use of a formula that never gets old: Aliens invade in "Attack the Block."
Worst use of a formula that never gets old: Aliens invade in "The Darkest Hour."
Dullest history lesson: Robert Redford's "The Conspirator" managed to make the Lincoln assassination boring.
Dumbest conspiracy theory: Roland Emmerich's preposterous Shakespeare-bashing in "Anonymous."
Best reason to dread the holidays: "New Year's Eve."
Best car chase played out as a game of chess: "Drive."
Best car chase played out at 800 miles per hour: "Fast Five."
Strongest evidence the French can make action movies just as good as Hollywood: "Point Blank."
Strongest evidence the French should not make action movies: "The Heir Apparent: Largo Winch."
Best reason to demand a moratorium on romantic comedies: "Something Borrowed."
Best reason to demand more romantic comedies: "Crazy, Stupid, Love."
Best boy-girl couple: Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara in "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo."
Best boy-boy couple: Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law in "Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows."
Best girl-girl couple: Nikohl Boosheri and Sarah Kazemy in "Circumstance," the Iranian drama about two teenage girls in love.
Best kickass septuagenarian: Maggie Smith throwing down on the Dark Lord in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2."
Biggest sell-out: Former indie-film darling David Gordon Green, who directed two of the year's worst comedies ("Your Highness" and "The Sitter").
Best example of Hollywood creativity: The near-identical plots of "No Strings Attached" and "Friends with Benefits."
Best gross-out gag: An emergency in a bridal shop in "Bridesmaids."
Best reason never to eat chocolate pie again: Octavia Spencer's special dessert in "The Help."
Most irredeemable bitch: Charlize Theron's bitter prom queen, now grown-up and miserable, in "Young Adult."
Biggest jump-scare: A man sets a glass on a table in "The Artist."
Most unfairly reviled movie: Zack Snyder's "Sucker Punch."
Best perfectly adequate TV movie that somehow made it into theaters: "The Lincoln Lawyer."
Most ingenious premise: "The Skin I Live In."
Most ridiculous premise: "The Adjustment Bureau." Magical doors!
Most squandered premise: "Source Code." Because "Groundhog Day" did it a lot better.
Best example of a really bad idea that probably sounded good on paper: "Cowboys & Aliens."
Best reason to root for the wolf: "Red Riding Hood."
Most ridiculously overpraised movie: David Cronenberg's "A Dangerous Method."
Most convincing proof the clock is ticking down on Taylor Lautner's 15 minutes of fame: "Abduction."
Biggest whore: Nicolas Cage ("Season of the Witch," "Drive Angry," "Tresspass").
Biggest whore who at least seemed to be having fun while collecting his paycheck: "Jack and Jill's" Al Pacino.
Best homage to 1980s-era Spielberg movies: "Super 8."
Worst homage to 1980s-era Spielberg movies: "Paul."
Best movie Spielberg directed this year: "War Horse."
Best premise in search of a worthy plot: The sci-fi thriller "In Time."
Best special effect: Making Eddie Murphy again in "Tower Heist."
Worst special effect: The telepathic wolves in "Breaking Dawn: Part 1."
Coolest special effect: The repeated point-of-view shots of a camera hurtling through the streets of New York in "Limitless."
Most impressive special effect where you couldn't spot the CGI: Tom Cruise dangling from the side of the Burj Khalifa in "Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol."
Most impressive special effect that didn't rely on any CGI whatsoever: Michael Fassbender in "Shame."
Best action sequence in a good movie: The chase through Morocco, done in one take with no cuts, in "The Adventures of Tintin."
Best action sequence in a bad movie: A skyscraper breaks in half, sending people sliding down the side of the building while giant robots attack, in "Transformers: Dark of the Moon."
Best 10-minute action sequence disguised as a movie: The battle atop the Golden Gate Bridge at the end of "Rise of the Planet of the Apes."
Best ridiculously prolonged action sequence: The last 40 minutes of "13 Assassins," a bloody ballet of outrageous mayhem.
Most enjoyably preposterous action sequence: In "The Green Hornet," Seth Rogen and Jay Chou drive their 1965 Chrysler into an elevator and through the offices of a newspaper, even after the car has been cut in half.
Best fight scene: Three men try to murder each other inside a speeding taxicab in "I Saw the Devil."
Most compelling movie where almost nothing happened: "Meek's Cutoff."
Best example of showing the youngsters how it's done: Werner Herzog ("Cave of Forgotten Dreams"), Martin Scorsese ("Hugo") and Steven Spielberg ("The Adventures of Tintin") made their first 3-D movies. More, please.
Best noble intention that backfired: Kevin Smith made a big stink about releasing his horror movie "Red State" to theaters without relying on the media or studio distribution. The film wound up being seen primarily on pay-per-view and DVD.
Actor of the year: Brad Pitt ("Moneyball," "The Tree of Life").
Actress of the year: Jessica Chastain ("Take Shelter," "The Tree of Life," "The Help," "The Debt," "Coriolanus").
Best 2011 movie no one saw: Kenneth Lonergan's "Margaret," an extraordinary portrait of an adolescent girl (played by Anna Paquin) whose life is changed by a bus accident. The movie sat on a shelf for six years, then was dumped into a handful of theaters by distributor Fox Searchlight. For shame.
Best 2011 movie that won't open in most cities until 2012: The Iranian drama "A Separation."
Worst 2011 movie that won't open in most cities until 2012: "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close."
2012 movie we're anticipating the most: Ridley Scott's "Prometheus."
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