This list is a combination of a few older movies that I wrote up and never posted, and a few newer ones.
Surrogates - I loved this movie. Bruce Willis is my favorite action guy, so it gets cool points automatically for him. But the story was fascinating and the visual effects were really good. I loved the way the surrogates looked compared to the actual human beings. Very effective makeup, costuming, and light work (and of course CGI).
He's Just Not That Into You - Ugh. This movie would have been much better if it had only been about one of the couples protrayed (the characters played by Jennifer Aniston and Ben Affleck). Their story was much more interesting and seemed to ring much truer than any of the others. It also would have been nice to see someone non-white and/or LGBT in the group.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs - Hilarious, and not at all close to the book. Thankfully I knew that ahead of time, so I wasn't expecting it to be. I am annoyed that hunger issues weren't addressed in the movie - all that extra food and no one mentions all the people it could feed?!?
The Ugly Truth - Horrible
Fast Five - A weak sequel, compared to the last one, but still very very good. Not enough car chases, but plenty of explosions and a breathtaking stunt scene involving a train, a bridge, a sportscar, Vin Diesel and Paul Walker, and a ravine. That scene is worth the price of admission alone. LOL
Nim's Island - Jodie Foster was why I stuck with this one, after I realized exactly how kid-focused it was.
Inkheart - I suspect I will enjoy the book much more than I did the movie.
Pirates 4 - Eric is the Pirates fan, but I don't mind them. This one I actually enjoyed, especially the mermaid/cleric pairing. That was nicely resolved.
Megamind - This one surprised me a lot. I really like it and bought it as soon as it came out. I liked it much much better than The Incredibles. It was clever, it made me laugh, and it closed with a Michael Jackson song - what's not to like?
Tangled - LOVED IT! The lantern scene made me cry, and I loved Max, a white horse who is the 'bad guy' - great turnaround there. We added a Pascal ornament to our Christmas tree in honor of the movie, since it was our Thanksgiving day hangout. We actually saw Tangled and Megamind both that day.