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Everyone's a Movie Reviewer: Tell Us Your Favorite From the Past Year — and Win!

It's the end of the movie awards season, and we're giving away a $25 Emagine gift card for your movie recommendations.

Movies are all the talk right now.

Whether you loved one of this year's Best Picture nominees or found a hidden gem on demand, we want to hear about your favorite movie this past year. And we'll reward you for it: we'll pick a comment at random and give the commenter a $25 gift card to see more movies at Emagine Theatre.

Was it Hugo? The Artist? Or maybe something that didn't even make it to the big screen? Let us know. In the end, we'll have a list of movies Rochester Patch readers loved best.

OK, now for the rules:

  • To enter, post a comment telling us your favorite movie from the past year. You may enter only once.
  • All entries must be received by noon Friday, Feb. 24.
  • One winner will be selected in a random drawing to win a $25 Emagine Theatre gift card. The winner will be notified via email and must respond within 48 hours to claim the prize.
  • Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 and older.
  • Click Here for complete Official Rules.
Joshua Raymond February 22, 2012 at 09:42 PM
I guess it would have to be Mission Impossible. That's the only one we saw in the theaters this year.
chris murray February 22, 2012 at 09:53 PM
I really enjoyed the newest Muppet movie for its simplicity and the fact that it reminded me of enjoying the previous Muppet movies with my kids when they were much younger.
Melissa Humbyrd February 22, 2012 at 10:15 PM
50/50-I laughed, I cried. Loved it!
Tracy Gruber February 22, 2012 at 10:17 PM
Alvin and the Chipmunks-Chipwrecked! Fun time seeing it with the kids!
Sarah Beaton February 22, 2012 at 10:24 PM
The Help!
Julie February 22, 2012 at 10:26 PM
I don't go to see many movies, but I LOVED The Help!
Stef February 22, 2012 at 10:30 PM
The Ides of March - it was an excellent movie and filmed right here in Michigan, employing many people as Extras and providing a lot of work for businesses in the area!
Heather February 22, 2012 at 10:38 PM
Loved The Help!
Rachele DiMeglio February 22, 2012 at 11:01 PM
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close. Loved the book and didn't expect to love the movie (didn't get great reviews) but I did. Heart-wrenching but ultimately uplifting.
Garry Gilbert February 22, 2012 at 11:40 PM
‎"The Artist" is engaging, funny, sad, touching. Berenice Bejo and Jean Dujardin light up the screen. See it in a theater that has good sound. Yes, I know it's a silent film, but the sound quality is important nonetheless. You'll understand once you see it.
Sarah Bassett February 23, 2012 at 01:58 AM
50/50. Not a huge hit at the movie theater. However, I have not had an emotional response like that to a movie in a long time. I laughed and cried. Wonderful movie.
atherium February 23, 2012 at 02:44 AM
I'd have to say chronicle was very good, I'm excited for the new "Batman" to come out!
Gordie Gough February 23, 2012 at 01:24 PM
The Artist by far my favorite this year.
vanessa howell February 23, 2012 at 02:13 PM
Arthur Christmas - a great fun and heartwarming story with perfect timing and it made me homesick for my family back in the UK where it is set...My kids want the DVD in their stocking next Christmas so we can watch it again......
Suzanne Hester February 23, 2012 at 02:45 PM
It is a triple tie:) The Help, J Edgar, and 50/50.....All were amazing and unique:) I love going to The Emagine Theater...best thing that ever happened to Rochester Hills. It is clean, spacious, friendly, and the drinks are tastey too! My husband goes to the movies once a year....I love to go with friends:) He wanted to see J Edgar (would not have been my selection), we had a great date and the movie was informative and spot on. I loved it! Thanks, Patch
Mike T February 23, 2012 at 02:55 PM
Bridesmaids..while the title suggests "chic flic", the content is a hysterical autopsy of the wedding process, and the self imposed drama created by the ladies. The internal catfighting of whose the real BFF and a "road trip" that makes the hangover look like a weekend at Bernies! Laughed til I cried at parts!
Suzanne Hester February 23, 2012 at 03:00 PM
4got about Bridesmaids....Best for a laugh till you cry movie:)
Suzanne Hester February 23, 2012 at 03:02 PM
Thanks for the reminder...My husband started to watch it on a flight to Hong Kong...said it was stupid and turned it off....His loss:) Proud of you for promoting it to guys!
Kara Dykstra February 23, 2012 at 03:07 PM
Bridesmaids was hilarious and would have to be my pick of the year!
Doreen Tedeschi February 23, 2012 at 05:52 PM
I have to go with Bridesmaids, if laughter is the best medicine then I added a few years to my life.
Carrie Peters Hoffman February 24, 2012 at 12:13 AM
Bridesmaids for the laughs. 50/50, Moneyball and Midnight in Paris for their stories.
atherium February 24, 2012 at 03:05 PM
Could you please pick me? It's my birthday today!! (February 24) and I really enjoyed bridesmaids, it was definitely really funny
MOM2K&A February 24, 2012 at 04:00 PM
The Muppets!!!!
Dawn February 24, 2012 at 04:01 PM
The Help-just watched it on DVD from our library!
Kkm February 24, 2012 at 04:01 PM
War Horse was all around entertainment...great history,scenery, story, acting...the best I have taken in in a long while!
Kate February 24, 2012 at 04:12 PM
I liked "The Help"!
Kristin Bull (Editor) February 24, 2012 at 04:14 PM
Happy Birthday @atherium!
Erin February 24, 2012 at 04:50 PM
I think Best Actress is so tough this year. How to decide? Any Oscar viewing parties about town?
Lisa D February 24, 2012 at 04:57 PM
Midnight in Paris! Fantastic to see a Woody Allen movie with someone else (Owen Wilson) playing the Woody Allen character. Much more enjoyable, with all the wit, bite, and intellect of a Woody Allen flick. Plus -- marvelous acting from Kathy Bates and so many more who brought an entire generation of artists to life.
Kristin Bull (Editor) February 27, 2012 at 02:05 PM
Congrats to reader Sarah Beaton — enjoy your Emagine gift card!

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