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Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: I celebrate all levels of trailers and hopefully this column will satisfactorily give you a baseline of what beta wave I’m operating on, because what better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? Some of the best authors will tell you that writing a short story is a lot harder than writing a long one, that you have to weigh every sentence. What better medium to see how this theory plays itself out beyond that than with movie trailers? It's that time year again. Hard to believe that it was a mere twelve months ago where a fire was lit underneath some of you »
- Christopher Stipp
Are you top ten-ed out? Probably? But damn it, I didn't see a zillion movies this year (Ok, around 150) to not earn the right to subject you to a list of my 10 favorites. Honestly this list is probably more for me than for you guys. As we head into the awards season (People's Choice is just days away, get your powder blue tux ready!), what better way to get into the right mindset of endless accolades than to bestow my own. So here we go folks... the top 10 films of 2010* according to me.
*List void on January 1st when I'll surely change my mind about a few of these.
Top 10 (In Alphabetical Order)...
At face value a gimmick of a film, but so much more in the hands of Danny Boyle. By turns contemplative, visceral, epic and intimate, "127 Hours" added up to one of the more moving pieces of cinema this year (and, »
- Josh Horowitz
As two comic book films will go into production next year, the rumor mill is running rampant. Actress Natalie Portman is rumored for a starring role in Zack Snyder-directed “Superman: The Man of Steel” and Christopher Nolan-directed “The Dark Knight Rises.” According to an upcoming issue of Entertainment Weekly (via ComingSoon), Portman denied both rumors. On Superman, she responded, “What is that? [laughter] No, I haven’t heard anything.” She also answered about Dark Knight by saying, “Oh, I don’t know anything about that.” With her pregnancy and engagement, it is unlikely in my opinion she will be cast in either movies unless the production will start later next year. Of course, these are fun rumors to speculate.Source: Comingsoon.net »
By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: How will we remember The Year in Film 2010?
Will it be the year that 3D made its comeback official, as audiences donned glasses to view such pictures as “Alice in Wonderland” or “Toy Story 3,” powering those films to record box-office takes? Will it be remembered as the year of the auteur, as maverick filmmakers Danny Boyle, Darren Aronofsky, David Fincher and the Coen Brothers released what many are calling the best films of their celebrated careers.
Or will we just recognize 2010 as the year we accepted the fact that this is Christopher Nolan’s world, and we’re just lucky he lets us play around in it every once in a while.
So many films entertained us in 2010. But these 10 were special, the ones we revisited often. If you haven’t seen any of these films yet, make sure you rectify that before 2011 gets underway. »
- Sean O'Connell
I’ve seen where plenty of critics have said that 2010 was a pretty abysmal year for movie releases. I, for one, think, it was pretty fantastic. I’ve reviewed a handful of them this year and a couple even make this list.
10) Scott Pilgrim vs The World
As an immensely huge fan of the comics this was by far one of my most anticipated movies of the year, following everything from casting to the film’s release back in August. Ultimately it didn’t quite live up to my expectations as I had wished. That being said, I still enjoyed it quite a bit. If you distance yourself from the source material, then it’s very impressive. The effects are some of the best in recent years and the majority of the casting is done very, very well.
9) Tron: Legacy
Simply put, Tron: Legacy isn’t going to win Best Picture anytime soon, »
- Scott Smith
Besides the fact that we love them, all these things enter into our list of the wittiest, most shocking, and awe-inspiring quotes from Hollywood’s best and brightest this past year.
Let’s take a look back at some of the soundbites that sent shockwaves through the web, and a few you may have missed. Who’s got the sharpest tongue, and who should just keep their mouth shut? Read on…
“I had been tanning a lot so that Michael would be happy with my skin tone. Every spare moment of sun that was outside, I had to be in it. It’s not going to happen again because of the damage and the possible skin cancer.” –Megan Fox on Michael Bay, before she »
- Max Evry
[Editor's note: If anyone says 2010 was a sh!% year for movies, please refer them to this post.]
Instead of the usual "best" or "worst" films of the year lists, I thought a good way to take a look at the highs and lows of the 2010 film year would be to compile almost every single review we published in 2010 and let readers meander through the wasteland as it were.
I'm really amazed at the range of films we managed to cover from around the globe this year. Quiet Earth has certainly come a long way over the years and it's really due to the talents and passion of our team of writers who literally travel a world of fests to bring news and reviews of new films.
I hope you're all taking notes. Many of these films were from fests and will probably be hitting VOD and Blu-ray sometime in the new year, so this is a good chance to get a start on your must-watch lists.
It’s hard to imagine that one of those vacancies won’t be filled by Selina Kyle or Catwoman in some form but I wanted to hear your thoughts on who you would most want to see in the July 2012 released film. Below is a quick poll for you to cast your vote and remember you are choosing Two female characters (one love interest, one bad guy).
I’m publishing this today in the hope that it might bring about a bit of discussion as I’m going out to celebrate the New Year for the next 24 hours, so there’ll be no further updates. Do make sure you check back tomorrow though »
- Matt Holmes
So the first decade of the new millennium is retreating into the distance and from X-Men to green ogres, teenage wizards, brooding vampires, webbed superheroes, blue aliens and a modern caped crusader, dozens of movies have made their mark at the box office.
This year was ruled by dreams within dreams thanks to Christopher Nolan, the second-to-last Harry Potter movie, a bombastic sequel, a threequel, a remake, and, of course, the Twilight creatures. But just which big, big movie took in the most money when all of the dollars and cents were tallied? Dig into our list of the Top 10 Blockbusters of 2010 to find out! »
- Andrea Miller
It's not been a vintage year for fanboy fare, writes Ben Child, but he's managed to find a top five worth shouting about. Post your own shortlist below
Once again we find ourselves in the season of lists, and just as was the case last year, I find myself incapable of finding 10 films that I can recommend as the year's best. Does this say something about the dearth of quality fanboy fare? Quite possibly. We may have emerged from the bad old years of Joel Schumacher Batman movies and Ben Affleck in a pimp suit, but there are still more poor and distinctly average films out there than there are great ones.
This year saw the arrival of Predators, much-hyped but ultimately a tired retread with few new ideas to revive the franchise, not to mention a pointless Laurence Fishburne pseudo-cameo. We also had the fetid Jonah Hex, in which »
- Ben Child
The popular actress, who is sure to garner an Academy Award nomination this season, has denied being involved in both Zack Snyder and Chris Nolan's superhero projects. Director Zack Snyder (Sucker Punch, Watchmen) has been tapped to helm the yet to be titled Superman film, scheduled to enter production early next year for a theatrical release in the second half of 2012. One of the actresses recently linked to the re-cast role of Lois Lane is Black Swan star Natalie Portman. If that weren't enough, her name has also repeatedly been mentioned with director Christopher Nolan's third and final Batman film; The Dark Knight Rises. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, though, the in-demand Portman clears up her rumored association to both projects; first with Superman, "What is that? ( »
- Pietro Filipponi
While comic book fans already loved Natalie Portman in the Wachowskis' take on Alan Moore and David Lloyd's V For Vendetta and are looking forward to her playing Jane Foster in Kenneth Branagh's Thor , the critical and awards heat she's been getting for her role in Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan has put the 17-year acting vet's name on everyone's lips. Two of the many movies she's been rumored to be in line for are Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment's upcoming tentpole movies, Zack Snyder's Superman: The Man of Steel and Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises . In an interview for this week's Oscar issue of Entertainment Weekly , Portman denied the rumors about her appearing in either (or both) films. When asked about Superman, she told them: "What is »
Well this is it. The end of 2010, and a last chance to look back on just what films made the year for me. There’s bound to be some surprises for some of you out there – although if you’ve been reading Blogomatic3000 for the past year you’ll no doubt have a good idea where this list is headed!
This list is compiled of all the cinematic releases of 2010, not the DVD or Blu-ray releases, you can check that list out here.
The type of film that has been long-missed in my house: a loud, gory, Ott, macho arse-kicking extravaganza that ticks all the good action movie boxes and isn’t afraid to be politically incorrect, sleazy, sexist and even racist! Compared to the glut of PG-13 rated PC action movies that we’ve seen on the big screen in recent years, this film is a breath of fresh air. »
Aspiring screenwriter Laurent Kelly joined Obsessed With Film in February of this year and is the creative genius behind our high-concept features including the Owf World Cup, The Other Side of Madness, Film Fail and the recent Oscar Retrospectives. He is also the author of The Writer’s Journey, an inspiring set of articles detailing his personal quest to write and sell his first screenplay.
His top ten of 2010 is below…
The majority of my friends and family adore this film and probably think that I’m just trying to be different by not following the bandwagon. I have no problem admitting that Inception is a film with fantastic ideas and I always root for movies which have something a bit different to offer. However, in my opinion the execution of these fine ideas left a lot to be desired. What begins as a thinking mans film »
- Matt Holmes
A Louisiana shooting location for “The Dark Knight Rises” is still possible. Earlier reports claimed that New Orleans will be a shooting location for the project. However, the Louisiana’s state film commission confirmed that no pre-certification has been filed and there was no communication with the film’s producers about this project. “Someone took that story and ran wild with it,” said Ravi Mehta, senior vice president of production at Warner Bros, in an interview with Scene. “I know they are going to the United Kingdom, Los Angeles and there will be third city.” Mehta also indicated to Louisiana is still in consideration as a possible shooting location. “Well, I’m sure! Why not, right?” Mehta told Scene. “You’ve guys have great incentives and [we’ve had] positive experiences in Louisiana.” The film will be directed by Christopher Nolan. It stars Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine. »
Adam Whyte joined Obsessed With Film in April of this year and has contributed regular feature articles and reviews from Scotland. This year he attended the Edinburgh Film Festival, reporting daily reports of all that he saw and writing several excellent full length reviews. It’s my hope he will once again attend the festival for us this year and continue his superb writings on movies past, present and future for us.
I particularly love the Top Ten of the year he has turned in here with great detailed reasons why the following are the best he saw in 2010. And having seen and very much enjoyed all the films on the list, I certainly concur…
10. Shutter Island
- Adam Whyte
Last week, we here at MTV Movies Blog asked you -- the members our well-informed, movie-loving readership -- to vote for your favorite film of 2010. You responded with vigor, casting 5,000 votes in the course of one week (nicely done!).
There were 34 movies included in the poll, ranging from indie darlings like "The Kids Are All Right" to mega-blockbusters like the year's highest-grossing film "Toy Story 3." In truth, however, the race came down to just two movies, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1" and "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse," proving that both series' fan bases have some seriously devoted members.
In the end, "Potter" beat out "Twilight" by a narrow 449 vote margin, with "Deathly Hallows - Part 1" amassing 46.5 percent of the total vote to "Eclipse"'s 37.5 percent -- together accounting for a whopping 84 percent of votes. In a shocker, the 3-D animated comedy "How to Train Your Dragon" beat out »
- Tom DiChiara
The year is almost over, and what a year it's been here on Splash Page.
Last week, we gave you our picks for the best of this year's comic books and webcomics, movies and television, and even news, rumors, and swag. This week, we sorted through 12 months of traffic data to bring you the Top 10 Interviews of 2010 and the Top 10 Trailers & Clips of 2010.
Today, we wrap things up with the grand finale: The Top 10 Stories Of 2010.
Ranked in ascending order, the 10 stories on the following list were clicked on more than any other stories this year. Think you know what the most popular post was? The answer might surprise you! (Click on each headline to read the original story.)
10. Five Villains We Could See In "Iron Man 3"
Just after the release date for "Iron Man 3" was announced, we decided to offer up a list of five villains we'd love to »
- Rick Marshall
We know you were losing sleep over it, so we're happy to be the first to tell you that Furry Vengeance and Yogi Bear are both eligible to be nominated for Best Screenplay Oscars on January 25. Also that Marmaduke score that has been wearing out your iPod? It's eligible too. However, the inclusion of these 2010 masterpieces really isn't that big a surprise. With final nominations just over a month away the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that 241 screenplays - 134 original and 107 adapted - are eligible for a Best Screenplay nomination and that music from 77 films is eligible for Best Original Score (not including Black Swan, The Fighter or The Kids Are All Right ). Add those to the 248 films eligible  for Best Picture and Oscar voters have a lot of work to do in the coming weeks. Kind of. See the full lists, the favorites and read the rules after the jump. »
- Germain Lussier
Toy Story 3 has been named as the world's highest-grossing movie of the year after raking in $$1.05bn (£682m). The Guardian reports that the final part of Pixar's animated adventure series is just ahead of Disney's Alice in Wonderland, which grossed $$1.02bn (£661m). In third place is Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, which made $$831m (£538m) despite only being in cinemas for six weeks, while director Christopher Nolan's critically-acclaimed Inception (more) »
- By Paul Delamore
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