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Director Tammi Sutton Shares Her Top 10 Favorite Films Of 2010 With GeekTyrant

31 December 2010 11:47 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Director Tammi Sutton's Eye Candy - 2010 - Year of the Film Geek! I like the way she says that!

2010 was truly an incredible year for film geek! There were countless fantastic films this year, and a great many diverse films, something in every flavour, and something for everyone of all ages. I cannot remember a better year for such rich offerings for filmgoers. I feel privileged to have gotten to see so many great films, it started with late night whispers at Cannes, murderous feats to get to Telluride through Durango, to rushing an early, juvenile, cut of my own film "Isle of Dogs" at Fright Fest, and down to the wire fighting with a stranger's child in Los Angeles over the last DVD copy of 'Toy Story 3' hours ago. 

1. The American – directed by Anton Corbin. "Sex on Celluloid" - I've said this before and sticking »

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True Grit Review

31 December 2010 9:54 AM, PST | FilmJunk | See recent FilmJunk news »

True Grit Directed by: Joel & Ethan Coen Written by: Joel & Ethan Coen (screenplay), Charles Portis (novel) Starring: Jeff Bridges, Hailee Steinfeld, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin It makes perfect sense for the Coen brothers to direct a period western. They've danced around one for years, with modernist takes on the genre like Fargo and No Country for Old Men, while tirelessly exploring the early side of the twentieth century elsewhere in their work. True Grit, however, is their first giant leap into the past. In fact, outside of a vignette that opens their 2009 film A Serious Man, the winter of 1878, where True Grit begins, is a frontier for both the characters and the filmmakers. I'm of the mind that the Coens, who have now impressively released four films in four consecutive years, benefit from occasionally stepping outside their comfort zone. True Grit is a fascinating experiment in that regard, though in »

- Colin

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20,000 Leagues Under The Sea To Be In 3D!

31 December 2010 9:31 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »


Collider did an awesome interview with David Fincher recently and they discussed his numerous films in the works, including 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea. Fincher revealed that this film will mark his first project to be show in 3D.

When asked about the film being in 3D Fincher reponsded, “Yeah. 20,000 Leagues will be 3D,” He went on to say that he thinks 3D is “cool…when it’s done right.”

The screenplay for Leagues is from Scott Z. Burns who wrote The Bourne Ultimatum, The Informant and Contagion. As of now the film is not officially Fincher's next film according to the director who stated, “I think that there’s a lot of movies that could be my next film.”

Fincher also confirmed a slew of other films he has on his slate to direct such as Rendezvous With RamaHeavy MetalThe Killer and The Reincarnation Of Peter Proud. »

- Tiberius

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Top 25 Movies And Stars Of 2010 As Listed By IMDb Users

31 December 2010 5:21 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »


The top 25 movies and stars of 2010 were revealed today by IMDb as listed by users. Have you seen all of the films on the llist below?

25. Unthinkable

24. Red

23. Iron Man 2

22. Megamind

21. Unstoppable

20. Easy A

19. Machete

18. Let Me In

17. Four Lions

16. The Kids Are Alright

15. Winter’s Bone

14. The Ghost aka The Ghost Writer

13. Despicable Me

12. Ip Man 2

11. Buried

10. The Town

9. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

8. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

7. Shutter Island

6. Kick-Ass

5. Tangled

4. How to Train Your Dragon

3. The Social Network

2. Toy Story 3

1. Inception

Below are the top 25 stars for 2010. IMDb explains that these rankings “are not based upon critical assessments or box-office performance but the actual search behavior of the more than 100 million monthly unique users of”.

25. Scarlett Johansson

24. Emma Stone

23. Sandra Bullock

22. Mila Kunis

21. Rachael McAdams

20. Natalie Portman

19. Bruce Willis

18. Dakota Fanning

17. Nicolas Cage

16. Matt Damon

15. Zooey Deschanel

14. Taylor Lautner

13. Ryan Reynolds »

- Tiberius

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My Top 10 Films of 2010

30 December 2010 5:46 PM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

The year is almost over, and you know what that means: list-making time across the entire internet. Venkman just added to the fray with his own Top 10 list, so I figured I'd throw my selections out there for you all to see.

Note: this is my personal list of my favorite films of the year, not a list of what I consider to be the "best" movies of the year (although many coincide). Here we go!

10. The Fighter

I literally had The Town in this spot as I was typing this list, but something came over me at the last second to change it. That's how close those two movies were battling for a spot here, and I think the emotional core of The Fighter gave it the slight edge over Ben Affleck's solid heist film. The Fighter features fantastic performances from every member of the cast, with Christian Bale being the clear standout, »

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Joel and Ethan Coen-Jeff Bridges' True Grit Passes $50m Mark

30 December 2010 4:28 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Jessica Alba, Little Fockers Paul Weitz's Little Fockers pulled in $7.71m at the Us/Canada box office on Wednesday, Dec. 29, as per Box Office Mojo. The critically lambasted Universal comedy features Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Owen Wilson, Barbra Streisand, Dustin Hoffman, Teri Polo, Blythe Danner, and Jessica Alba. Up one spot at no. 2, Joel Coen and Ethan Coen's Western True Grit, with Jeff Bridges, Hailee Steinfeld, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, and Barry Pepper, grossed $6.29m (estimate). True Grit finally passed the $50m milestone on Wednesday, Day 8. Cume: $55.65m. Down one spot, the other Jeff Bridges movie on the top-ten chart, Joseph Kosinski's Tron: Legacy, brought in $6.11m at no. 3. Tron: Legacy co-stars Garrett Hedlund and Olivia Wilde. At no. 4, Eric Brevig's Yogi Bear, featuring the voices of Dan Aykroyd and Justin Timberlake, drew $4.54m (estimate). The 3D animated featured was followed by Disney's Tangled with $3.71m, »

- Zac Gille

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20 For 20…11

30 December 2010 3:10 PM, PST | | See recent TheMovieBit news »

2011 is shaping up to be a pretty decent year movie wise and I originally thought I was being quite clever doing an 11 for 11. But after trudging through release dates there is a rather good selection of stuff coming out, so welcome to the 20 for 20…11. I’m not spending hours banging on about each individual movie, but these are a few flicks I’m really looking forward to seeing and fingers crossed they’ll all hit the mark. There’s no long meandering shite here, just a quick piece and the most important part (where possible as I still don’t have a damn DeLorean), the trailer!! 1 - 127 Hours – 5th January People have fainted watching James Franco hack off his arm in the true story of Aron Ralston, directed by Danny Boyle. The trailer alone should get Franco an Oscar nom! 2 - True Grit – 14Th January The Coen Brothers + Jeff Bridges »

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Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie top 2010's money-making movie stars

30 December 2010 10:43 AM, PST | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

Despite critical panning, "The Tourist" not only snagged Golden Globe nominations, but it helped make Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie the biggest movie stars of the year.

According to Quigley Publishing Company's 79th Annual Poll of Motion Picture Exhibitors, the co-stars take the No. 1 and No. 2 positions. The poll asks movie exhibitors which stars they think generated the most box office moolah for the year. This is a pretty good indicator of a star's real box-office draw. (See the top earners for 2010)

Depp is on top yet again, having finished first in 2007 and 2006 also. This year his resume boasts "Alice in Wonderland" and "The Tourist." With the fourth "Pirates of the Caribbean" due out in 2011, he's likely to appear on the Top 10 again next year.

Jolie's claim to box office fame this year is owed to her super-spy turn in "Salt" and setting Depp up in "The Tourist."

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10 Best Movie Quotes Of 2010

30 December 2010 8:13 AM, PST | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

The most memorable movie lines require three things: They must sound like something a real person (or at least the character uttering them) would, you know, actually say; they must be smarter, funnier and snappier than what a real person would actually say (this sounds like it would contradict the first point, but it doesn't); and they must have a great actor to give them a great delivery. It's a delicate balance, and one that takes both skill -- and a tiny bit of luck -- to achieve.

This year was packed with plenty of ear-pleasing, intensely quotable movie quotes, ranging from the highbrow ("The Social Network" and "True Grit") to the not-so-highbrow ("The Other Guys" and "Machete"). Some movies -- here's looking at you, "Social Network" -- were so full of amazing one-liners and witty exchanges that I could have made a top 10 list just drawing from them. But in the interest of fairness, »

- Tom DiChiara

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Johnny Depp Beats Out 'Twilight' Stars To Top IMDb's List Of Most Searched Celebs Of 2010

30 December 2010 7:41 AM, PST | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

The Internet Movie Database has compiled its list of the top 25 (and top 100) most searched stars in 2010, and if there's anything that it shows it's that the "Twilight Saga" stars might actually be going out of style. While Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson still sit happily at the #2 and #3 spots (respectively), Taylor Lautner tumbled from the #5 spot in 2009 down to the #14 spot this year, Dakota Fanning went from #8 to #18, and Ashley Greene and Nikki Reed fell off the list entirely. (Greene dropped to #52 in the top 100 while Reed joined co-stars Kellan Lutz and Peter Facinelli somewhere outside the top hundy.)

But does that really mean anything for the series? Probably not, considering Daniel Radcliffe is nowhere to be see on the list, Emma Watson dropped from #53 to #64, and Rupert Grint was never on it at all, yet "Harry Potter" continues to dominate in the box office. Maybe the reason why »

- Terri Schwartz

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The Best Films of 2010

30 December 2010 7:31 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

After hundreds of ticket stubs and thousands of hours spent in a theater this year, we want to share with your our favorite cinematic experiences of 2010. Over the next few pages you will find our favorite films of the year, split up by contributor here on The Film Stage formatted to their liking. The mix of tastes should cover all grounds and give you a few new films you may have missed, or urge you to revisit the ones you loved. I’ll kick things off below with my top 10. As a disclaimer, I’m going by Us 2010 theatrical releases and not counting things I’ve seen at film festivals that have yet to be released.

Jordan Raup’s Top 10 of 2010

Honorable Mentions:

10. Flipped (dir. Rob Reiner)

This would be the most under-appreciated film of the year – if anyone actually had a chance to see it. Warner Bros. pulled its »

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Johnny Depp named Top Money-Making Star of 2010

30 December 2010 7:16 AM, PST | | See recent news »

By Sean O’Connell Who was the biggest star of 2010?

From a financial standpoint, it was Johnny Depp.

Quigley Publishing Company’s 79th Annual Poll of Motion Picture Exhibitors named Depp the Top Money-Making Star of 2010. According to a release, it is Depp’s sixth appearance in the poll, including two other first place finishes in 2007 and 2006.

Depp dominated the poll for his work in both “Alice in Wonderland” and “The Tourist.” Ironically, it was Depp’s “Tourist” co-star, Angelina Jolie, who placed second this year based on “Salt” and “The Tourist.” Robert Downey, Jr. made it to No. 3 for his third consecutive year in the survey, with 2010 roles in “Iron Man 2″ and “Due Date.” The top 5 rounded out with Matt Damon and Steve Carell.

And with a fourth “Pirates of the Caribbean” film on the docket, don’t be surprised to see Depp’s name in »

- Sean O'Connell

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George Clooney and Google launch satellite plan to avert Sudan violence

29 December 2010 4:43 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Un and Harvard University also partners in Satellite Sentinel Project, which aims to 'stop a war before it starts'

Google has joined the Un, Harvard University and a pressure group founded by George Clooney to use satellites to scour Sudan for evidence of state-organised violence before next month's referendum that could see the country split in two.

Clooney said that he had launched the Satellite Sentinel Project to "stop a war before it starts" by warning the government in Khartoum that it would not be able to hide war crimes from the rest of the world, as it did for so long in Darfur, if there is violence in southern Sudan, which is likely to vote on 9 January to secede.

The project plans to reduce the waiting time for satellite images from more than a fortnight to less than 36 hours. The images will be scrutinised by the Un for evidence of mass movements of people, »

- Chris McGreal

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Viveca Paulin, Rhea Durham, David Burtka, Padma Lakshmi and famous partners have best and worst 2010 baby names

29 December 2010 1:57 PM, PST | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

BabyCenter, a popular pregnancy and parenting website, announced its list for the best and worst celebrity baby names of 2010. The results were based on a site poll of almost 2000 parents.

Rhea Durham and David Burtka (and famous partners Mark Wahlberg and Neil Patrick Harris, respectively) find themselves at the top of the best list with classic names Grace Margaret for Rhea and Mark, and Harper Grace for David and Neil. (Interestingly, David and Neil also made the least favorable list with the other twin in their pair, Gideon Scott.)

Topping the worst list are Jamie Oliver's son Buddy Bear, Alicia Keys' son Egypt and Will Ferrell and wife Viveca Paulin's son Axel. We're sure they are all lovely babies, but we kind of agree about the weird names.

Top 10 Favorite Celebrity Baby Names

Grace Margaret (Mark Wahlberg & Rhea Durham)

Harper Grace (Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka)

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True Grit Movie Review

29 December 2010 1:04 PM, PST | | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Even in the midst of our current acceptance of reality, which leads us to the conclusion that theaters will be plagued with remakes and there's little use in griping, there are still those willing to shake a fist in the air when things go too far. Remaking True Grit is the sort of enterprise that causes, at least among some, such fist-shaking.

I am not such a naysayer, speaking in general terms, but there may well be something to the idea that this remake, while not exactly sacrilege, nevertheless misunderstands all the complexities and nuance of its source. Indeed, misunderstands it in such a way that renders the remake unable to really achieve its goals before it even begins.

There is, despite that entrance, much to love about Joel and Ethan Coen's version of this film. The pair have proven that they are masters of, if nothing else, piecing »

- Marc Eastman

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A Look Back At My 30 Interviews From This Awards Season Thus Far

29 December 2010 12:38 PM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

Here’s a look back at the 30 extensive, 1-on-1 interviews — from A(ronofsky) to Z(sigmond) — that I have conducted over the course of the 2010 awards season thus far. I really have to pinch myself when I reflect on just how many wonderful opportunities I have had to speak with the people most responsible for the best films of this year — and many others — and how many more exciting interviews are already being lined up for the coming weeks and months. For now, though, enjoy…

Darren Aronofsky (director, “Black Swan”) Brigitte Berman (documentary filmmaker, “Hefner”) Halle Berry (actress, “Frankie and Alice”) Danny Boyle (co-writer/director, “127 Hours”) Jeff Bridges (actor, “True Grit”) Matt Damon (actor, “True Grit”) Stephen Dorff (actor, “Somewhere”) Kirsten Dunst (actress, “All Good Things”) Robert Duvall (actor, “Get Low”) Colin Firth (actor, “The King’s Speech”) Andrew Garfield (actor, “The Social Network”) Ryan Gosling (actor, “Blue Valentine”) Hugh Hefner (documentary subject, »

- Scott Feinberg

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Ben Affleck Knows His Way Around the 'Town'

29 December 2010 8:15 AM, PST | | See recent Backstage news »

Ben Affleck is big in Russia. How else to explain the fact that not once, but twice, during our interview, he is interrupted by fans from Moscow wanting to meet the Oscar winner? Affleck gamely poses for photos as one man explains, "I'm an actor. I don't speak English, sorry. But 'Gone Baby Gone'—very, very good." Affleck thanks him for the praise, and as the man leaves he adds, "Your brother very, very good actor. You, good director!"If anyone had doubts about that last statement after Affleck's directorial debut, "Gone Baby Gone," they disappeared with the September release of the taut, original thriller "The Town." Though he had been content to stay behind the camera with his first film, letting younger brother Casey take the lead and Amy Ryan win accolades, Affleck chose to put himself front and center for "The Town," which he also »

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“Harry Potter,” “Twilight” sequels lead list of anticipated 2011 releases

29 December 2010 7:15 AM, PST | | See recent news »

By Sean O’Connell As soon as “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One” ended, I wanted to see the finale … so it’s no surprise that “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two” leads a list of the Most Anticipated Movies for 2011 in a poll conducted by

More than 1,000 people surveyed over the Christmas holiday chose the last “Harry Potter” as the film they can’t wait to see next year. Fans of the boy wizard will have to wait until July 15, which is when Warner Bros.’ series finally concludes.

Coming in second place in the poll was yet another sequel: “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1,” which is due in theaters on Nov. 18. Guys, meanwhile, said they are most looking forward to the second “Hangover,” which will be in theaters on May 26.

So 2011 looks sequel-heavy, and Marvel has to be a little »

- Sean O'Connell

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Matt Damon Says He’s Excited For We Bought A Zoo

29 December 2010 12:58 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Matt Damon took time from promoting his role in the Coen Bros. Western “True Grit” to talk about two upcoming projects, one hopeful, the other a done deal. According to “MTV,” Damon expressed his excitement to work with director Cameron Crowe on the drama “We Bought A Zoo,” based on the memoir by Benjamin Mee. Damon signed on to play a man who relocates to England with his family and uses his life savings to buy and renovate a rundown zoo in the English countryside. “We’re starting next month,” Damon said. »

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Matt Damon Says He’s Excited For We Bought A Zoo

29 December 2010 12:58 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Matt Damon took time from promoting his role in the Coen Bros. Western “True Grit” to talk about two upcoming projects, one hopeful, the other a done deal. According to “MTV,” Damon expressed his excitement to work with director Cameron Crowe on the drama “We Bought A Zoo,” based on the memoir by Benjamin Mee. Damon signed on to play a man who relocates to England with his family and uses his life savings to buy and renovate a rundown zoo in the English countryside. “We’re starting next month,” Damon said. »

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