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When compiling your list of the ten best films of the year, inevitably a great film or two just won't fit on your final roster. That's where the honorable mention comes in handy. Perhaps the film was a little dumb, a little odd or something was just off, but for whatever reason it didn't make the cut, you love it nonetheless.

We asked the MTV Movies staff to share their honorable mention for the film year that was 2011.


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by Stefan Doyno

We know that Wednesday can sometimes be a slow crawl to the weekend, so we here at MTV Movies Blog are here to help you get through your hump-day with an exclusive clip from the upcoming dark comedy "The Guard."

"The Guard" tells the story of an unorthodox Irish policeman (played by Brendan Gleeson), who is teamed up with a straight-laced FBI agent (Don Cheadle, "Crash" and "Iron Man 2") to investigate an international cocaine-smuggling gang. If you're a Potter-Head, you'll recognize Gleeson from the "Harry Potter" series as Alastor 'Mad-Eye' Moody in "Goblet of Fire," "Order of the Phoenix" and the more recent "Deathly Hallows: Part 1."

So what exactly happens when you mix a confrontational cop, a quirky young boy, a dog, and a large bag of guns? A history lesson, apparently. Take a look at the exclusive clip below!

"The Guard" is written and directed by John Michael McDonagh and hits theaters on July 29. Tell us what you think of the clip in the comments section and on Twitter!

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One of the more interesting flicks here at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival is the Don Cheadle/Brendan Gleeson starrer "The Guard," a British cop flick that finds Cheadle's FBI agent heading to Ireland to team up with Gleeson's local constable. Both men are Sundance staples, including Gleeson's recent and brilliant "In Bruges," so you can be sure you'll be hearing about this film soon.

The two men's instant chemistry was on full display when MTV's Josh Horowitz met up with the pair for a fun, and sometimes wacky, interview. Get a taste of it below and then click here to check out our ever-growing list of Sundance interviews.

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Who says the Sundance Film Festival is all about posh parties, star-studded red-carpet premieres and the best and brightest in independent film? That's right, we do -- which is why we've been posting tons of exclusive Sundance clips and reporting back with plenty of news scoops (such as Elijah Wood talking about "The Hobbit"). But apparently, Sundance is also about getting kicked in the nuts by Don Cheadle and Brendan Gleeson.

That very thing happened to MTV's own Josh Horowitz, who was chatting with Cheadle and Gleeson about their Sundance drug-smuggling thriller "The Guard" when things took a turn for the painful. Perhaps Cheadle and Gleeson weren't too happy with Josh's questions, or maybe they just needed a little bit of exercise to keep warm in the cold Park City, Utah, temps. Whatever the case, the end result was the two stars delivering a simultaneous swift kick to Josh's groin region... and we captured it on film just for posterity's sake. Check out the photo below.

Don Cheadle and Brendan Gleeson kick Josh in the nuts

What would you do if Cheadle and Gleeson kicked you in the groin?

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