Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Top Ten Movies Of 2010
Top Ten Movies of 2010:
2010 was a year of many good movies and many bad along with the continuing push of 3D, which contained more bad than good movies in its port-folio. Although not having seen many of the film’s that I’m sure will be Oscar nominated this year like The Social Network, True Grit and the King’s Speech, I have seen my fair share of movies in 2010 and thus I give you Dylan’s top 10 movies of 2010. It is also to be noted that the movies included must have had a theatrical release in Australia in 2010 to be included, not just a DVD release and the list is simply in Alphabetical order not best not as best.
1. Animal Kingdom
Animal Kingdom was a little Australian film that did more than I thought it would. Upon hearing the original premise I assumed this was just a movie pushing the same territory that the TV show Underbelly had been gaining success upon. I sat down to watch it in that mindset and was blown away. Not just at the end of the film but through out, the cast is terrific and the cinematography actually said ‘This is an Australian film.’
Being a Christopher Nolan fan I assumed his next film after The Dark Knight would be good and Inception was on the top of my list of movies I was highly anticipating in 2010, little did I know he was about to release something as mind-boggling as his first feature Memento. On top of a great script and cast Inception also contains some of the best special effects of the year and Hanz Zimmers soundtrack was fantastic.
3. Jackass 3D
Jackass won’t be getting any Oscar nods or awards anywhere (other than maybe MTV) but this third iteration of stunts, pranks and mayhem was the best. Jackass 3D captured the essence of Jackass in one movie; this is just a bunch of best friends doing stupid shit to make you laugh, though this time they were pushing it for there growing ages. The end credits sequence pretty much sums everything up and on another high note, this worked in 3D.
5. The Last Exorcism
I’m an admitted hater of chick flicks and everything about them and I assumed Remember Me would be one. Once again for the hundredth time in 2010 I was wrong and Remember Me was a potentially powerful film about people, family and relationships. Overlooked by most people I assume because of Twilights Robert Patterson starring and not reaching the scripts full potential due to some directional and casting errors, Remember Me is still one of the best movies of 2010.
Remember Me Review
7. Scott Pilgrim VS The World
Anything Edgar Wright does I shall follow none the less but Scott Pilgrim VS the World was a brilliant little gift in 2010. If you had of known me in my personal life you could have enjoyed my constant talk of how great this movie is and how it is possibly the first good game genre movie, though not based upon a game. Scott Pilgrim did not get the greatest ticket sales or reviews from critics due to it’s targeted audience and even then some of them thought it was crap. But if you got it, you got it and you enjoyed one of the best and funniest movies of 2010.
Scott Pilrgim VS The World Review
8. A Single Man
9. The Town
Ben Affleck’s first directional debut Gone Baby Gone was a fantastic drama about a couple working as freelance investigators to find lost people. The Town was to be a more action orientated film, could he pull it off? Yes. The Town is a proper gritty crime story when the attention the realism sicks out as much as the fantastically written characters. Jeremy Renner delivers a very powerful performance and I’d prefer to remember him for this rather than the over rated The Hurt Locker.