Best family movies
Soul Surfer is both my best family pic and in my opinion the best movie of the entire year. It tells the incredible and inspiring story of Bethany Hamilton, the then amateur surfer who had her arm bitten off by a shark.
Best Action Drama
Of course Pirate's was great as usual, and we had the pleasure of previewing it at a new AMC dine-in theater which was the bomb. The Lincoln Lawyer, not a family film but full of great suspense and great contrast between drama and light comic relief. Matthew McConaughey is great in this film.
Best Romantic Comedy
Although I did see a few romantic comedies this year, Something Borrowed being one, nothing really stands out. I am hoping for a better one in 2012.
Worst movie of the year
Midnight in Paris was a snore fest. Happy ending, yes. One funny scene and the remainder of the movie left me wanting to pluck out my eyebrows slowly.
Best Kids Movie
Best kids movie, based on the fact that I enjoyed watching it in the theater and didn't regret the $7 it cost to get in, Judy Moody and the Not So Bummer Summer.
Worst Kids Movie
Worst kids movie, based on the fact that I regretted the the $1 it cost for rental and the long wait until the end of the movie, Smurfs.
If you have already seen all the best movies and are looking for a few more...Footloose, for fantastic remake, Dolphin Tale, for great family film, Rio, beautiful animation, Country Strong, excellent drama, Larry Crowne, Captain America was reasonable, Courageous and We Bought a Zoo.