End-of-the-year compilations are part of our communal pop-cultural experience: top 10 this, most noteworthy that, the Year In Whatever it is You Care About. Luckily, one enterprising editor cut together all of 2011's theatrical releases into one chunk of awesome and seeing them all together, genre definitely shifts into the foreground.
Last week we told you about the sci-fi flicks that were among 2011's biggest flops, but in spite of those failures, it was a good year for genre lovers. For proof, just take a look at the sci-fi heavy list of the 20 top-grossing films of the year.
In a blinding stampede of wizards, robot boxers, mutants and magical automatons, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released its list of 10 films still alive for nominations in the Best Visual Effects category at next month's 84th Academy Awards.