Monday, January 3, 2011

2010 movie year

Here's the annual tally of movies I saw the previous year.

new films - 43

"It's Complicated"
"Avatar" (3D)
"The Book of Eli"
"Extraordinary Measures"
"An Education"
"The Young Victoria"
"Crazy Heart"
"A Single Man"
"Alice in Wonderland" (Tim Burton/Johnny Depp) (3D)
"Hot Tub Time Machine"
"Waking Sleeping Beauty"
"How to Train Your Dragon" (2D)
"Clash of the Titans" (3D)
"The Secret of Kells"
"Iron Man 2"
"Letters to Juliet"
"Prince of Persia"
"The A-Team"
"The Karate Kid" (2010 version)
"Toy Story 3"
"Despicable Me"
"The Kids Are All Right"
"The Expendables"
"Never Let Me Go"
"Easy A"
"Due Date"
"Morning Glory"
"TRON: Legacy"
"Black Swan"
"The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" (3D)
"True Grit" (2010 version)

reissued films - 6 - I'd not seen "American Graffiti" before, so this was my first time seeing the film.

"Fantasia 2000"
"American Graffiti"
"Toy Story"
"Toy Story 2"
"Beauty and the Beast"
"Back to the Future"

43 new movies last year is significantly up from the 34 I saw in 2009.

Random notes:

I loved, loved, LOVED "Alice in Wonderland", pretty much everything about it.

I loved "How to Train Your Dragon", even though it was a Dreamworks release and I normally don't like their animation style, but this one was different. It's a very strong contender for Best Animated Feature this year.

Yes, you've heard it in many other places, but seriously, "Inception" was mind-blowing good.

"The Expendables" was just a boatload of fun.

It was a good year for arthouse movies - "Chloe", "The Kids Are Allright", "Never Let Me Go" and "Black Swan". Lots of lesbianism sex and nudity as well, I'm also realizing.

There were two duds in the bunch - "Due Date" (even though RDJ was in it) and "Skyline".

"Burlesque" has apparently gotten lots of bad reviews, but I loved it - the singing, the dancing, even the acting. And hey, Stanley Tucci was in it, and that's always a good thing.

Here's my movie wrapup post from 2008 and here's the wrapup of 2009 movies.

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