As 2011 draws to a close, the J-14 editors reflect back on our favorite movies from the year:
"Kemit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie, and new Muppet Walter proved that life really is a happy song. With catchy tunes, hilarious jokes, and amazing star cameos, I left the theater with a huge smile on my face. Mahna Mahna." --Associate Editor Kim Messina
"I'm a huge Emma Stone fan and this movie just blew me away. (I also read the entire book in two days!) I saw it in theaters three times and I'm still asking for it for Christmas!" --Editorial Associate Katie Amey
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
"Talk about going out on a high note -- the cast of Harry Potter truly saved the best for last. The final chapter of the series will no doubt go down in history as one of the most thrilling and heart-wrenching films yet... and feisty too, thanks to Mrs. Weasley's infamous line!" --Editor-in-Chief Rachel Chang
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1
"Kristen Stewart was fantastic! I can't wait to see the next movie!" --Designer Tanya Swartz
Lion King 3D
"It's a classic that every generation loves from the kids to the adults. Put it in 3D and it's just that much better." --Photo Assistant Nicole Mazza
Crazy. Stupid. Love.
"Who can resist a story about finding love and learning not to take it for granted. (Also, who can resist Ryan Gosling...)" --Assistant Editor Rachel Sheehan
"It has the sci-fi with heart feeling of E.T. plus the touching, realistic friend adventure of old school classic Stand By Me, and the mysterious monster-thrill of Cloverfield." --Photo Editor Danielle Kepler
What's your favorite movie of 2011?
Photo: Courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures