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The Top Ten Films of 2011 - Watch the Video Countdown!

The Top Twenty Films of 2011 – Part One - #20 through #11

The Top Ten TV Shows of 2011 - Politics and Paintball, Terrorists and TARDIS's, and a whole lot of Direwolves...

The Worst Ten Films of 2011 - Pirates, Misogyny, and Romance, Oh My!

Review: The "Doctor Who" 2011 Christmas Special - "The Doctor, The Witch, and the Wardrobe" sees the series in top form

25 Reviews of Christmas #25 - In which I wish a very Merry Christmas with "The Muppet Christmas Carol"

25 Reviews of Christmas #24 - Christmas Eve arrives with a Yippee-ki-Yay - it's "Die Hard," the most festive Christmas classic of them all!

Catching up on "Chuck" Season Five - Reviews of Episodes 1 thru 7, including tonight's installment, "Chuck Versus the Santa Suit"

Review: "We Bought a Zoo" is a very pleasant return for director Cameron Crowe

25 Reviews of Christmas #23 - No Man is a failure who watches "It's A Wonderful Life"

25 Reviews of Christmas #22 - I share a story of Christmas past while reviewing "Miracle on 34th Street"

Review: "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" is a disappointingly dry, mechanical adaptation

25 Reviews of Christmas #21 - Memories of Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band's "Santa Claus is Coming to Town"

Review: Spielberg unleashes his creative vision to bring Hergé's "The Adventures of Tintin" to life

Early Review: "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" is a beautifully crafted, wonderfully absorbing cinematic treat

25 Reviews of Christmas #20 - The Doctor Who "Christmas Carol" is one of the best!

25 Reviews of Christmas #18 - A subtextual analysis of Tim Burton's "Batman Returns," which, for the record, is indeed a Christmas movie

25 Reviews of Christmas #17 - "Santa Claus is Coming to Town"

Review: Brad Bird's unique and precise vision elevates "Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol" to dizzying new heights

25 Reviews of Christmas #16 - John Denver and the Muppets deliver a wonderful "Christmas Together"

Steve McQueen's masterpiece "Shame" opens today in Denver - A repost of my original review to urge readers to see the film

25 Reviews of Christmas #15 - Olden times and ancient rhymes, of love and dreams to share in "A Charlie Brown Christmas"

Early Review: Charlize Theron stuns in "Young Adult," a beautifully bleak portrait of arrested adolescense

25 Reviews of Christmas #14 - A Mystery Review - Can You Guess the Subject?

25 Reviews of Christmas #13 - Believe it or not, "The Nightmare Before Christmas" is one of the great Yuletide classics

Early Review: "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" is a dull, disappointing, and misguided sequel

25 Reviews of Christmas #12 - "The Year Without a Santa Claus" is Mr. White Christmas

25 Reviews of Christmas #11 - Bob Dylan's hilarious "Christmas in the Heart" may be the greatest gift of all

25 Reviews of Christmas #10 - Scrooge McDuck steals the show in "Mickey's Christmas Carol"

"The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" Soundtrack Review - Once again, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have composed the year's best score

25 Reviews of Christmas #9 - "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" - No, not the Jim Carrey version

25 Reviews of Christmas #8 - "Harry Potter" 1 & 2 make for surprisingly good Holiday viewing

25 Reviews of Christmas #7 - Will Ferrell charms in modern classic "Elf"

25 Reviews of Christmas #6 - "A Very She & Him Christmas" is a Holiday treat from Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward

My 700th Published Article! A Look Back at Every Movie I Have Ever Reviewed!

25 Reviews of Christmas #5 - Robert Zemeckis and Jim Carrey craft a superb animated "Christmas Carol"

25 Reviews of Christmas #4 - "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" teaches us the most valuable lesson of all: Bumbles Bounce!

25 Reviews of Christmas #3 - My Top Ten Favorite Christmas TV Episodes!

A Guide for Great Movies to See this Weekend - With Links to Reviews!

25 Reviews of Christmas #2 - Why James Taylor's "A Christmas Album" is a tradition in the Lack household

25 Reviews of Christmas #1 - George C. Scott shines in the brilliant 1984 TV adaptation of "A Christmas Carol"

Review: Michelle Williams is stunning in flawed biopic "My Week With Marilyn"

Review: Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" is a thoughtful, visually-groundbreaking examination of the power of film

Announcement: All-Month December Feature - "The 25 Reviews of Christmas"

Review: "Being Elmo" is inspirational, thoughtful, heartwarming, and the best documentary of 2011

Anti-Review: Why I'm Not Seeing "Breaking Dawn"

The "Twilight" Challenge: Part 5 - The Journey Ends Under a Dark, Malevolent "Eclipse"

The "Twilight" Challenge: Part 4 - Will I find a stray ray of light in this endless darkness under the "New Moon?"

The "Twilight" Challenge: Part 3 - "Twilight" The Movie leads into the heart of an immense darkness - The Horror! The Horror!

The "Twilight" Challenge: Part 2 - On the Terrors of Bella Swan, the Marvels of Comparative Feminism, and the woes of Vampiric Inaccuracies

An Early Review of “The Muppets” – Is This An Angel’s Wish for Fans?

34th Starz Denver Film Festival - Complete Review Round-Up!

The "Twilight" Challenge: Part 1 - The gauntlet is thrown as I review the first "Twilight" book!

SDFF Review: David Cronenberg's "A Dangerous Method" is disappointingly dull

SDFF Review: "Butter" is one of the most entertaining, potent satires of recent times

SDFF Review: Closing Night Selection "The Artist" is a jubilant, powerful love letter to cinema

Review: Elizabeth Olsen is piercing in otherwise tepid "Martha Marcy May Marlene"

SDFF Review: "We Need to Talk About Kevin" provides a profoundly unsettling conversation

SDFF Review: Ralph Fiennes' Shakespeare adaptation "Coriolanus" is an interesting failure

SDFF Review: Michael Fassbender stuns in "Shame," a dark, rewarding portrait of sexual addiction

A Second Look at Terrance Malik's "The Tree of Life" - Analyzing a film full of grace

34th Starz Denver Film Festival: Week 1 Review Round-Up!

SDFF Review: Paddy Considine's "Tyrannosaur" is relentlessly dark, oddly inspirational, and undeniably accomplished

SDFF Review: Documentary "Wish Me Away" paints an intimate portrait of country artist Chely Wright's incredible courage

SDFF Review: 'Big Night' selection "The Descendants" is a rich, imperfect cinematic treat

SDFF Review: Dull "Yukiko" produces accordingly boring headline

SDFF Review: Takeshi Kitano's "Outrage" is a flawed but intriguing "ballet of violence"

SDFF Review: Heartwarming "Le Havre" puts a big goofy grin on my face

SDFF Review: Lars Von Trier's "Melancholia" is a bold, devastating masterpiece for the ages

SDFF Review: "Like Crazy" opens the festival with a powerful, moving look at romance

Jonathan Lack at the 34th Starz Denver Film Festival!

Review: “Puss in Boots” the movie isn’t nearly as awesome as “Puss in Boots” the character

Season Premiere Review: The Brothers Carmichael return in "Chuck Versus the Zoom"

The Life and Times of “Chuck” – A Very Special TV Series Begins its Final Journey

"Chuck" Season Four Retrospective Extravaganza! Fifth Season Begins this Friday Night!

Music Review: "A Very She & Him Christmas" is an instant classic!

Review: Michael Shannon is remarkable in haunting, thoughtful "Take Shelter"

Pay-Pal Donations Now Accepted on JonathanLack.Com

Extended Thoughts on "Drive" - Part Three - The Themes of "Drive" - Death as Redemption

Extended Thoughts on "Drive" - Part Two - The Sound of "Drive"

Extended Thoughts on "Drive" - Part One - "Drive" as cinematic adaptation

IFS Review: "Point Blank" ("A bout portant") effectively reinvigorates worn action tropes

Review: At the very least, the "Footloose" remake will help flesh out my 'ten worst films of 2011' list!

"Chuck Versus the Last Details" and "Chuck Versus the Cliffhanger" Flashback Reviews (Season 4 Episodes 23 and 24 - Season Finale)

Review: "Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots: The Movie" - er..."Real Steel" - is a surprisingly good family flick

Review: Beware “The Ides of March” – It is a silly film…

"Chuck Versus the Wedding Planner" and "Chuck Versus Agent X" Flashback Reviews (Season 4 Episodes 21 and 22)

IFS Review: "Shut Up, Little Man!" offers an intriguing look at a pre-internet viral sensation

Review: Autobiographical "50/50" provides an honest, cathartic look at life with cancer

"Doctor Who" Finale Review - "The Wedding of River Song" (Series Six Episode 13)

"Chuck Versus the Muuurder" and "Chuck Versus the Family Volkoff" Flashback Reviews (Season 4 Episodes 19 and 20)

IFS Review: "Buck" is a stirring portrait of a true American hero

Early Review: "What's Your Number?" is a despicable, unfunny romantic comedy; so by genre standards, it's not that bad

"Star Wars" on Blu-Ray: Final Thoughts on the Set – The force will be with you, always…

"Star Wars" on Blu-Ray: Disc #9 – The “Star Wars” Documentaries and Spoofs – That’s no moon…that’s a Blu-Ray Disc!

"Doctor Who" Review - "Closing Time" (Series 6 Episode 12)

"Star Wars" on Blu-Ray: Disc #8 – The Original Trilogy Archives – Happy Life Day!

Review: Smart, powerfully-acted "Moneyball" is a rewarding look at the dark side of baseball

"Star Wars" on Blu-Ray: Disc #7 – The Prequel Trilogy Archives – Taking our first steps into a larger world...

"Chuck Versus the First Bank of Evil" and "Chuck Versus the A-Team" Flashback Review (Season 4 Episodes 17 and 18)

"Star Wars" on Blu-Ray: Disc #6 - "Return of the Jedi" – Witness the full glory of Salacious Crumb in High-Definition!

"Star Wars" on Blu-Ray: Disc #5 - "The Empire Strikes Back" - I’ve just made a deal that will keep the empire out of this Blu-Ray disc forever!

"Star Wars" on Blu-Ray: Disc #4 - "A New Hope" – The Droids you’re looking for in HD!

"Doctor Who" Review - "The God Complex" (Series 6 Episode 11)

"Star Wars" on Blu-Ray: Disc #3 - "Revenge of the Sith" – This Blu-Ray is beautiful because it’s so in love…

"Star Wars" on Blu-Ray: Disc #2 - "Attack of the Clones" – Now with love speeches about sand in HD Audio!

"Star Wars" on Blu-Ray: Disc #1 - "The Phantom Menace" - Finally, Jar-Jar Binks in Hi-Def!

Review: "Drive" is a haunting, powerful work of (hyper-violent) art

"Star Wars" on Blu-Ray: First Impressions – Is the Force strong with this set?

"Chuck Versus the CAT Squad" and "Chuck Versus the Masquerade" Flashback Reviews (Season 4 Episodes 15 and 16)

"Doctor Who" Review - "The Girl Who Waited" (Series 6 Episode 10)

Review: Soderbergh's "Contagion" paints a terrifying, realistic portrait of a worldwide epidemic

"Chuck Versus the Push Mix" and "Chuck Versus the Seduction Impossible" Flashback Reviews (Season 4 Episodes 13 and 14)

Announcing “Star Wars” Month on The Monthly Ten Podcast and JonathanLack.Com

Early Review: "Warrior" is a unique, blindingly brilliant fighting drama

"Doctor Who" Review - "Night Terrors" (Series 6 Episode 9)

"Chuck Versus the Balcony" and "Chuck Versus the Gobbler" Flashback Reviews (Season 4 Episodes 11 and 12)

Review: A strong cast makes "Our Idiot Brother" a very charming experience

Doctor Who: "Let's Kill Hitler" Review and Analysis (Series 6 Episode 8)

"Chuck Versus Phase Three" and "Chuck Versus the Leftovers" Flashback Reviews (Season 4 Episode 9 and 10)

Early Review: "I'm With You" puts the Red Hot Chili Peppers back in the masterpiece business

"Doctor Who": Farewell Series Six Part One Extravaganza!

Review: "Fright Night" is a messy horror flick, but at least it's got David Tennant

The Monday Musings #3 - End of Summer Movie Awards! The Best Performances and Films of Summer 2011

Review: "The Guard" falls short but provides big laughs and lots of heart

"Doctor Who" Flashback Review: "A Good Man Goes to War" (Series Six Episode 7)

"Chuck Versus the First Fight" and "Chuck Versus the Fear of Death" Flashback Reviews (Season 4 Episodes 7 and 8)

Review: "The Help" offers a surprisingly thoughtful look at domestic racism

"Doctor Who" Flashback Reviews: "The Rebel Flesh" and "The Almost People" (Series 6 Episodes 5 and 6)

"Chuck Versus the Couch Lock" and "Chuck Versus the Aisle of Terror" Flashback Reviews (Season 4 Episodes 5 and 6)

Review: Mediocre "30 Minutes or Less" fails to conjure laughs or excitement

The Monday Musings #2 - The 3D Dilemma - After "Avatar," where did Hollywood go wrong?

Review: "Crazy, Stupid, Love" fails on every level, despite the cast's valiant efforts

Review: "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" is a remarkable achievement

"Doctor Who" Flashback Reviews: "The Curse of the Black Spot" and "The Doctor's Wife" (Series 6 Episodes 3 and 4)

"Chuck Versus the Cubic Z" and "Chuck Versus the Coup d'Etat" Flashback Reviews (Season 4 Episodes 3 and 4)

The Monday Musings #1 - TV in the Internet Age - A look at "Netflix," "Hulu," and "HBO GO"

"Doctor Who" Flashback Reviews: "The Impossible Astronaut" and "Day of the Moon" (Series Six Episodes 1 and 2)

Review: "Cowboys and Aliens" discards its fun title in favor of an excruciating experience

"Chuck Versus the Anniversary" and "Chuck Versus the Suitcase" Flashback Reviews - Season 4 Episodes 1 and 2

Review: "Friends with Benefits" is a flawed but fun romantic comedy

Review: "Captain America" is the Most Entertaining Adventure of the Summer

Game Review: "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" is a Fun Blast of Nostalgia

Music Review: Red Hot Chili Peppers Return with “The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie”

Review: "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" closes the series with thrills and grace

Ranking the "Harry Potter" Books and Movies

"Bad Teacher" is effectively mean-spirited, but comedically flat

"Transformers 3" is one of Summer's Biggest Surprises

"Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" Film Review