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Who reviewed what below?
After each review quote you'll see the initials of the critic who wrote it (and that review).. Here's your key to Who's Who:
AS=Andrew Schumann
BO=Larry "Bocepheus" Evans
BT=Vittorio "Big Tuna" Carli
DS="Sweet" Dan Sweet
DK = Deanna "Dee Kay" Bihlmayer
JR = Jim "Good Old JR" Rutkowski

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  JR'S 10 BEST FILMS OF 2011
"Good Old JR" Jim Rutkowski weighs in with his picks for the TOP 10 films of 2011
 

-COMICS-

 

DEADPOOL #1

“...Posehn and Duggan clumsily waddle their way through a daft number of comic-clichés...”  (DS)
 

RED SHE HULK #58

“Psuedo-military operative Hulk is far less interesting than editorial believes...”  (DS)
 

UNCANNY AVENGERS #1

"...capable of cramming in-your-face visuals and a plot with some serious stones into one must-read book”  (DS)
 

AVX ROUND 5

“There were parts that I read where I couldn’t help but literally call Scott Summers a dirty bastard...”  (DS)

-WRESTLING-

 

ROH/CHIKARA 042812 SYNERGY HOUSE SHOW

"I came away very impressed by both The Colony and Team F.I.S.T."  (AS)
 

ROH 042812 UNITY HOUSE SHOW

"Overall the show was solid from top to bottom."  (AS)

-MOVIES-

 

FRANKENWEENIE

““Frankenweenie is almost certain to be beloved by fans of the genre." (JR)
 

CLOUD ATLAS

“...ends up being just another platitudinous, overblown, pummel-you-into-submission movie-machine."  (JR)
 

SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

““I'm a sucker for a GOOD romantic comedy, and this is the best I've seen in some time" (JR)
 

LIFE OF PI

“...it has an ending and message that I find fascinating, one I believe audiences will discuss in time to come."  (JR)
 

LINCOLN

““...a riveting political drama that’s as engaging as it is inspiring in its exploration of Lincoln." (JR)
 

FLIGHT

“Zemeckis finds just the right tone there, but frequently lays it on in a heavy-handed fashion..."  (JR)
 

SKYFALL

“As a state-of-the-art action epic and as a character drama, it more than delivers the goods." (JR)
 

ARGO

“... dazzles with natural intrigue, but it impacts thanks to its director’s natural storytelling abilities..."  (JR)
 

DREDD

“What the film sometimes lacks in set-piece variety, it makes up for with a wide array of ultra-stylized violence..." (JR)
 

DARK KNIGHT RETURNS-1

“It's not a perfect translation, but Batman fans should be pleased." (JR)
 

LOOPER

“...daring, engrossing, and impeccably crafted, it's a triumph that transcends genre."  (JR)
 

SUPERMAN VS THE ELITE DVD

“...an unexpectedly dark, at-times poignant dissection of the Superman mythos and the perils & pitfalls of our modern age." (JR)
 

THE BOURNE LEGACY

“...while I can't quite recommend it, the best parts do have a distinctive snap to them that cannot be dismissed..."     (JR)
 

DARK KNIGHT RISES

“...solidifies Batman's position as arguably the key cinematic myth of our time..." (JR)
 

TED

“...finds a comfort zone between crudeness and playfulness that sustains through most of the picture"    (JR)
 

BRAVE

“...what it lacks in cunning it makes up for in sincerity and crisply defined but still archetypal central characters." (JR)
 

ABE LINCOLN VAMPIRE HUNTER

“...seems more in service to its premise than to a good story"   (JR)
 

PROMETHEUS

"Prometheus is gorgeous and pretentious, ridiculous and awesome." (JR)
 

SNOW WHITE & HUNTSMAN

"Snow White and the Huntsman is a credit to the visual imagination of Sanders and cinematographer Greig Fraser."   (JR)
 

DARK SHADOWS

"....rather than attempting to preserve any memory of Dark Shadows-there was an agenda to ensure the opposite."  (JR)
 

AVENGERS

"Big, loud, ridiculous and eye-popping-an empty-calorie summertime treat that delivers on all that it promises"   (JR)
 

THREE STOOGES

"...a picture that goes beyond homage to become its own rambunctious invention"  (JR)
 

HUNGER GAMES

“...'The Hunger Games' could afford a tougher treatment to go along with its heady thematic contemplations." (JR)
 

CABIN IN THE WOODS

"...ultimately does exactly what it condemns, prizing schematic formula and ingenuity over real terror...."  (JR)
 

THE ARTIST

"'The Artist' is a pure delight from start to finish"  (JR)
 

JOHN CARTER

"Sometimes, films simply misfire, but at least 'John Carter' aims high..."  (JR)
 

HUGO

"Hugo” is more like an elegantly composed symphony comprised of familiar movements..."  (JR)
 

DRIVE

"...a terrific piece of film making, one of the very best of the year."  (JR)
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