Best Films of 2010 (That I saw)

The years almost over there were a lot of pretty good films that came out this year. Here are all of the movies I saw from 201o in the order of my preference.

Toy Story 3

 

Inception

Black Swan

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World

127  Hours

Kick Ass

The Social Network

How to Train Your Dragon

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1

Shutter Island

The Town

Winter’s Bone

The Other Guys

Un Prophete

Average

Get Him to the Greek

Cyrus

Iron Man 2

Despicable Me

Dinner for Schmucks

Youth In Revolt

Alice in Wonderland

Not so Good

Red

She’s Out of My League

Robin Hood

“Super 8” The New J. J. Abrams Project

This secretive teaser for “Super 8” was shown before some showings of “Iron Man 2”.

“Super 8” is the new project from Steven Spielberg and J. J. Abrams. It seems to be about the mysteries surrounding Area 51 and it looks like it is set in 1979.

At Super 8 News you can see screen-caps from the trailer that show what looks to be a face. There are also screen-caps of the name of the website: www.scariestthingieversaw.com which is most likely the beginning of the viral advertising for “Super 8”.

If you go to that site, there is a fake old windows screen. If you move the window that pops up, there is another window that says “print documents”. If you press “ok”, your computer will print: “Stop posting publicly. I can answer your questions. I have proof.”

Update: The official and better quality teaser can be viewed here.

Top 10 Superhero Movies

With Iron Man 2 coming out this Friday, I thought I would create a top ten list for the best superhero movies ever:

10. X-Men (2000)

This movie does pretty well at balancing the characters and that it did a good job at staying faithful to the comics.

9. Iron Man (2008)

I’m not a huge fan of Iron Man. I thought it was overrated and at times I found difficult Tony Stark to be a jerk. But, it is interesting to see a superhero that has major character flaws.

8. Hellboy (2004)

An interesting film about an different kind of superhero, one who doesn’t give a crap.

7. Batman (1989)

Tim Burton made a new Batman world with his eerie and mildly campy touch. Five words: Jack Nicholson as the joker.

6. Hellboy II (2008)

Hellboy’s sequel is higher on my list because was more epic and had more twisted creatures from the mind of Guillermo Del Toro.

5. Batman Begins (2005)

This movie did a great job at exploring the psychological aspects of being a superhero. It focused on reality, not special effects.

4. Watchmen (2009)

My major complaint regarding this film was that it was too violent, I feel that the story kind of sold itself using the hyper-violence that the graphic novel was trying to dispel. Otherwise I felt that this movie was epic and quite faithful to the book.

3. Kick-Ass (2010)

This movie is a self-aware superhero movie. It pokes fun at the genre, even though it has some parts of a generic superhero movie. It is just fun. Read my review here.

2. V for Vendetta (2005)

Some people probably don’t consider this to be a superhero movie because it’s about a freedom fighter in a future dystopian society, not a nerdy teenager that gets exposed to something radioactive.

1. The Dark Knight (2008)

The Dark Knight showed us that superhero movies can be dark and smart. Blockbusters that actually make you think are too rare these days.

There’s supposed to be a teaser for the next JJ Abrams project before Iron Man 2! J J Abrams has dispelled the rumors that the teaser is for anything related to Cloverfield.

If you’d like to share, I wanna know what your list is, I’m sure it’s a little different then mine.

Summer Movie Guide 2010

May 7th – Ironman 2

I’m not really looking forward to this one. I wasn’t a big fan of the first one, I thought it was overrated and Tony Stark is a jerk. I’ll probably end up seeing it though.

June 4th – Splice

This film has been getting some good feedback from Sundance. It looks like it could be an original and entertaining sci-fi story.

June 4th – Get Him To The Greek

If you liked “Forgetting Sarah Marshall chances are you will enjoy “Get Him To The Greek”, it is written and directed by the same people. Russel Brand’s rock-star character is the same from “Sarah Marshall”, but this time Jonah Hill is a record company intern who’s job is to transport Brand to his gig in LA.

June 18th – Toy Story 3

I must say I am a bit worried about this one, but I will see it, Pixar hasn’t steered me wrong yet.

June 18th – Cyrus

Another favorite at Sundance,  John C. Reilly plays a man fighting for a woman with her son (Jonah Hill).

July 2nd – The Last Airbender

I think it’s easy to say that Avatar: The Last Airbender is the most epic cartoon geared towards tweens or whatever age people are that watch Nickelodeon. A live-action film directed by M. Night Shymalan doesn’t sound like a good idea, judging by his recent releases. The special effects do look pretty cool though. I’ll probably see this one.

July 16th – Inception

This is defiantly the movie I am looking most forward to this summer. It’s probably also the movie I know the least about and I want it to stay that way. All I need to know is that Christopher Nolan is directing it.

July 23th – Dinner for Schmucks

Paul Rudd brings a nerdy Steve Carell to a business dinner in which the man with the nerdiest guest wins. If that isn’t enough to make you wanna see this movie, Zach Galifinakis is a mind reader.

August 6th – The Other Guys

I’m ready to give Will Ferrell another chance, this trailer looked alright. I think it will be better then “Cop Out” and it’s directed by the same guy that did “Stepbrothers”, which was alright.

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