My two-point vote goes to The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, because Ann Piper said "it is effing incredible" and she has clout around here. Not that you don't, of course.
My other votes go to Jesse James (family pressure), The Hurt Locker (I heard it's good), In Bruges (I have no idea, but I like the title), Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (apparently I have a straightlaced life, and watching this movie will help), Mr. Bean's Holiday (very possibly a lapse of judgement, but I'm curious whether it is a remake of Mr. Hulot's Holiday), and The Taking of Pelham 123 (I have no idea, but once again I like the title).
When we toss everything into the vote-o-matic, here are the results.
Movies I am Under No Compulsion to Watch
-3 Total points: Hellboy 2: The Golden Army (3 voters)
-1 Twilight (11 voters, no consensus)
0 Sleep Dealer (0 voters)
0 Watchmen (6)
1 Valkyrie (3)
1 Kung Fu Panda (5)
1 Tropic Thunder (7)
2 Zombieland (2)
2 The Taking of Pelham 123 (2)
2 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (4)
2 Food, Inc. (4)
2 Mr. Bean's Holiday (6)
3 Man on a Wire (3)
3 A Serious Man (3)
3 Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (3)
3 Toy Story 3 (5)
4 An Education (4)
4 Crazy Heart (4)
4 Charlie Wilson's War (6)
4 Avatar (14 -- tied for the most voted-on movie!)
5 Rachel Getting Married (5)
5 There Will Be Blood (5)
5 Precious (7)
Movies I am Under No Compulsion to Watch but, Since They are Numbers #11-13 and I Voted for All Three of Them Myself, I Will Probably Go Ahead and Watch Them Anyway
6 The Assassination of Jesse James yadda yadda yadda (5)The "More Movies" Movies Proper!
6 The Hurt Locker (6)
6 In Bruges (6)
7 Ratatouille (7) -- I believe this is an animated feature about a rat who wants to cook. Sounds dreadful. I'm third in line for a library copy. [Roger Ebert: 4 Stars, Rotten Tomatoes 96%]
7 The Hangover (10) -- Apparently a comedy of some sort. I am 269th in line for a library copy. [Ebert: 3 1/2 Stars, RT 78%]
8 The Dark Knight (14 -- tied for the most voted-on movie!) -- This is, I think, an installment of the Batman franchise, which was all the rage when I was in college. Ho hum. Plenty of library copies available. [Ebert: 4 Stars, 93%]
8 No Country for Old Men (10) -- Some kind of grim Western deal, maybe? Fourth in line at the library. [Ebert: 4 Stars, RT 95%]
8 The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (6) -- A don't have a clue what this is, or is about. It sounds like the title of an Oliver Sacks book. Plenty of library copies available. [Ebert: 4 Stars, RT 93%]
10 Up in the Air (10) -- Never heard of it. I'm exactly 500th in line at the libary, though, so it must be kind of popular. [Ebert: 4 Stars, RT 91%]
11 District 9 (13) -- Some kind of grim, dystopian science fiction quarantine drama, I think. Sounds cool. I like grim, dystopian science fiction. Speaking of which, how come nobody tried to nominate Moon, that quiet little grim, dystopian science fiction movie from 2009? I did happen to see that one, and found it awesome. Anyway, I'm 327th in line for District 9. [Ebert: 3 Stars, RT 91%]
11 Frost/Nixon (11) -- A dramatization of the Frost/Nixon interviews. I saw a trailer for it! It looked very tedious! I'm 10th in line. [Ebert: 4 Stars, RT 92%]
And Tied for First!
12 Juno (11) -- Some sort of uplifting, socially responsible teen motherhood lovefest, I think. Sounds dreadful. Plenty of library copies available. [Ebert: 4 Stars, RT 93%]
12 Milk (11) -- I might be way off on this, but I think it might be an uplifting, socially responsible biopic of the important San Francisco political figure Harvey Milk. Which sounds dreadful. Plenty of library copies available! [Ebert: 4 Stars, RT 94%]
Reviews coming atcha! Eventually!