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Another year has come and gone, and with it the first decade of the 2000's (whatever happened to Y2K anyway?). With the decade drawing to a close, we here at Script-To-Screen thought we'd put together a list of what we found to be the very best films over the last 10 years.
Each of us (Myself, Kellvin and Christina) assembled a list of the 10 films we thought were the cream of the crop.
So take a look at the video below and then hop in the comments section to let us know what you think.
So to recap:
John's List (In no particular order)
Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King
Kellvin's List (In no particular order)
Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Moulin Rouge! »
- John Campea
The film's official tagline is "a contemporary sci-fi actioner set within the architecture of the mind" and the trailer confirms that a crime has been committed within someone's mind, most likely Leonardo Dicarpio's CEO-type character. But is he asleep or awake during this trailer? Or both?
There's a great shot of a city literally folding over on itself as Ellen Page and DiCaprio look on. This must be in his mind, or their mind ala The Matrix. Either way, Nolan likely has some great twists up his sleeve.
Visit Apple.com to view the Inception trailer in high definition. »
We are leaving Kubrick behind and fast approaching Hyams. If you get that reference, go grab yourself a cookie. It is time for us to reflect back on the decade that was. On January 1st, 2000, Disney released Fantasia 2000. On Wednesday, December 30th, 2009, The White Ribbon is set to bow. Between the release of these two films, thousands of films came and went, and some of them were far more memorable than others. It was a long trek getting this list together, but here are our collective top 100 films of the past decade.
Quick Year-to-Year by the Numbers:
2009 – 11
2008 – 11
2007 – 7
2006 – 14
2005 – 12
2004 – 8
2003 – 7
2002 – 12
2001 – 10
2000 – 8
93. Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’S Stone (2001) – Chris Columbus
90. Tasogare Seibei »
- Movie Geeks
Warner Bros. has released the second trailer for Christopher Nolan’s Inception. Yesterday, the studio yanked the French trailer and, we’re not sure if they had planned to release the U.S. this soon, but here it is for your eyeballs.
The same thing happened in November when the Russian trailer for Angelina Jolie’s Salt landed online. The trailer was quickly squashed and replaced with a U.S. version because we just can’t handle foreign shite.
Inception revolved around a “CEO-type” who who becomes involved in a blackmailing scandal. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page (Juno), Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai), the lovely Marion Cotillard (La Vie en Rose), Joseph Gordon Levitt ((500) Days of Summer), Tom Hardy (RocknRolla), Cillian Murphy (Batman Begins), Tom Berenger and Michael Caine.
Inception hits theaters on July 16.
- Reel Loop News Staff
Warner Bros. has revealed their full theatrical trailer for “Inception“
The movie, both written and directed by Oscar nominated British filmmaker Christopher Nolan (”Insomnia,” “Memento,” “The Prestige,” “Batman Begins,” “The Dark Knight”) has been described as a “contemporary sci-fi actioner set within the architecture of the mind.”
A sci-fi thriller set “within the architecture of the mind,” Leonardo DiCaprio plays a CEO type that involved in a blackmailing scandal.
Also stars Ellen Page (Juno), Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai), Marion Cotillard (La vie en rose), Joseph Gordon Levitt ((500) Days of Summer), Tom Hardy (RocknRolla), Cillian Murphy (Batman Begins), Tom Berenger (Breaking Point) and Michael Caine (The Quiet American, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight).
“Inception” opens July 16, 2010.
Check out our “Inception” Photo Gallery
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- Allan Ford
Back in August we got a glimpse at Christopher Nolan's Inception, but the latest trailer is definitely more exciting. The preview doesn't give away a ton of the plot, but the special effects speak for themselves (DiCaprio's short narrative helps a bit, too). From what I've gathered, the futuristic plot takes us to a world where certain events can be controlled with the mind. DiCaprio's the good guy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt's morality is questionable, and there's a whole lot of mind-bending action to feast your eyes on. Christopher Nolan creates yet another gloomy, gray city (reminiscent of Gotham in Batman Begins and The Dark Knight), making this look like a fun one to see in the theater. The star-studded cast also includes Ellen Page, Marion Cotillard, Cillian Murphy, and Ken Watanabe. To check it out, just read more. »
It was released to theaters last Friday in front of Sherlock Holmes (those of us lucky enough to catch early screening of Holmes got to see the trailer earlier in the week), but Warner Brothers and Apple have finally put the second trailer to Christopher Nolan’s next, Inception, online. How is it? In a word, Ohmyfriggingod! This movie looks so epic and amazing. The CG appears flawless, and, even though the second trailer doesn’t give us much more in the way of story than what we got with the first trailer, you just know Nolan is going to put story first.
Anyone who remembers 2006 will remember that even the side projects Nolan has been doing away from the Batman franchise are on par with the best stories put to film. It’s no surprise that Nolan has four films (The Dark Knight, Memento, The Prestige, and Batman Begins »
Best Films Of The Decade (aka The Naughties) From Alex & Terry
List # 1
By Alex Simon
When Terry and I initially discussed writing these lists, I had a tough time thinking back on 20 films over the past decade which I was really taken with, thinking that movies have sunk so low over the past ten years, that even choosing a dozen would be a short-order job. Thirty minutes into it, my list had nearly 60 titles! After much cutting, pasting, and re-cutting and pasting, here are my top 20 films (in no particular order) of the first decade of the 21st century, dubbed by many as “the naughties.” --A.S.
1.No Country for Old Men (Coen Brothers, 2007) An elegiac blend of stark beauty and full-throttle despair from two of our finest filmmakers, set in the contemporary American West. Every frame is damn near flawless, and would have been an even more perfect vehicle for the late Sam Peckinpah. »
- The Hollywood Interview.com
Fox Studios has a pile of X-Men film projects in development to expand and extend their financially successful franchise but there’s one we didn’t know about until now. In addition to Wolverine 2, Deadpool and X-Men: First Class, the most anticipated (and the most seasonal) superhero epic coming out is X-Mas Origins: Santa.
Unfortunately, this is only a fan-made mash-up trailer for what could be a hilarious movie. Featuring footage and sound from X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Batman Begins, Max Payne, Blade, Punisher: War Zone, The Incredible Hulk and several Tim Allen movies among others, here’s a very creative and funny video for an alternate take on Santa Claus.
Watch and enjoy:
Marky Mark killed Santa’s family?
He tried to end Christmas… But on December 24th… Christmas ended… Him.
I loved it and I love how they nailed the little details in the shots they selected to match »
- Rob Keyes
At the end of the year, and especially the decade, you’re inundated with enough top lists that they themselves should be ranked. Plenty of other websites and other media outlets have been counting down basically the same best movies, which is partially the reason I spared you the numbered trips down memory lane. (But before I write myself into a hypocritical corner, I’ll still be doing my traditional top movies of the year list. Hint: New Moon isn’t on it)
That being said, here are two definitive lists of note that highlight what was critically lauded this decade on RottenTomatoes.com and what the movie fans and voters on IMDb.com felt were the best the aughts had to offer. Slashfilm compiled the top 20 from Rt and they snatched up the top 25 off IMDb for your look at how the decade fared in movies.
There are a few surprises on both lists, »
- Jeff Leins
So, here they are, accompanied by the year of release and number of votes received. They are ranked based on a combination of total votes and overall rating (which I didn’t include). So there are films that have more votes than others before them, but rank lower on the list due to their overall rating:
1. The Dark Knight (2008) 410,450
I’ll be up front with you: the list you’re about to read wasn’t what I had in store for you. As I sat at my desk and prepared to crank out what would be another top ten list of 2009, I realized that I was utterly ill-equipped to do so. As many great films as I witnessed this year, I missed just as many that I’m sure I’d enjoy: A Serious Man. The Fantastic Mr. Fox. The Hurt Locker. The Brothers Bloom.
I know. Just thinking about it makes me sick. But I saw enough to be confident in saying that 2009 was an extremely good year for movies — from blockbusters to indie pictures, we’ve witnessed some great films and surprising debuts from unique filmmakers.
What follows isn’t a list of the “best” films of 2009, but instead is a list of the most surprising, excellent »
- John Cooper
Short version: If you want to finish 2009 with a fun, entertaining movie – go see Sherlock Holmes.
Screen Rant reviews Sherlock Holmes
I had high hopes going in to Sherlock Holmes, and I’m happy to report that director Guy Ritchie, composer Hans Zimmer, Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law came together to exceed my expectations. Now do keep in mind that I am not comparing this to the classic character as portrayed in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories – not being a fan of the genre, I read a Sherlock Holmes story once, a Long time ago and have no memory of it.
Downey Jr, of course, plays Sherlock Holmes with Jude Law along as Dr. Watson. Rachel McAdams appears on the scene later on in the film as an ex-love interest of Holmes. As the film opens, it is apparant that Holmes and Watson work in concert with the local police, »
- Vic Holtreman
A best of the decade list is an incredible thing to consider. The Aughts were ripe with imagination and originality. The past ten years also came jam packed with many new visionary directors that changed the cinematic landscape forever. Yet, at the same time, it was also a decade wrought with remakes, rip-offs, ten-year late sequels, and films based on preexisting toy properties, comic books, and amusement park rides. George Lucas offended almost everyone by dusting off his Star Wars mythos and adding copious amounts of CGI to it. And Batman, a caped figure in tights who last flourished in the trippy sixties, managed to crawl head and shoulders above the rest at the box office to be crowned king. Thus proving that the so-called "geek" or "fanboy" truly ruled the silver screen over the course of this tumultuous past decade. Today, we look at the ten films that ruled »
The ReelzChannel 100 began when we asked Leonard Maltin for his favorite Hidden Gems of the decade. His list led the web team into a general discussion about the best movies of the decade and — after no small amount of debate, arguing, and (we're not proud to say) some petty name-calling — we decided we'd better bring it to an end with a company-wide vote. Then it was just a matter of tallying up the votes and hoping for the best. Lucky for us, ReelzChannel is filled with a staff ranging from movie lovers to movie fanatics. What turned out isn't what you'll find on a critic's best of list — instead it's what movie fans really enjoyed.
In day three of the ReelzChannel 100, we highlight the Top 10 Action/Adventure Movies of the Decade.
Link | Posted 12/23/2009 by reelz
- reelz reelz
I'm not nearly as in love with the social movie ranking site Flickchart as other movie fans, but I can admit that they've sort of struck gold with their concept. Not only is that movie comparison data fun to share with your friends, but it also gives the site a lot of data to explore site-wide trends as well, such as this chart showing the most-liked films of the 2000s from the site's 40,000 users. Today on their blog, Flickchart narrowed down that list, and provided some stats on what exactly makes those films the top twenty of the decade to their users. Here's Flickchart's top ten from that list (check out the rest here): 10) Wall-e 9) Memento 8) No Country for Old Men 7) The Departed 6) Kill Bill, Vol. 1 5) The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 4) The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 3) Batman Begins 2) The Lord of »
- Devindra Hardawar
We’ve already done some reporting on Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, the next animated feature soon to be released from the excellent team over a DC Universe.
Well, Dcu has released the info about their next animated feature after Crisis on Two Earths, which will be entitled Batman: Under the Hood, the same title of a storyline that ran in Batman comics a few years back. In addition to the title, the comic book and cartoon versions of Under the Hood will have another thing in common: the pen of writer Judd Winick.
Mania.com has confirmed the news. This will mark the second Dcu animated feature focused solely on The Caped Crusader, the first being Batman: Gotham Knight, which was released as a “midquel” between Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, back in 2008.
- Kofi Outlaw
Another poster for sci-fi/thriller film “Inception” appeared online.
The film, directed by Oscar nominated British filmmaker Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight), set “within the architecture of the mind,” Leonardo DiCaprio plays a CEO type that involved in a blackmailing scandal. Also stars Ellen Page (Juno), Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai), Marion Cotillard (La vie en rose), Joseph Gordon Levitt ((500) Days of Summer), Tom Hardy (RocknRolla), Cillian Murphy (Batman Begins), Tom Berenger (Breaking Point) and Michael Caine (The Quiet American, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight).
“Inception” opens July 16, 2010.
Check out our “Inception” Photo Gallery
- Allan Ford
We start the Top 7. You finish the Top 10.
I have always struggled with the notion that perhaps movies, as a whole, are getting worse. As anyone who has seen what’s been playing for the past ten years will notice, there’s plenty of evidence to indicate that the brightness from the moving pictures is getting darker. Screenwriters and directors are sticking to formulas when hesitant to experiment with their creative juices, and at the same time, big studios are playing it safe by adapting anything in sight. But while many movies crowd up the marquee like a group of regular students with satisfying GPAs, cinema has still been able to continue thanks to true poindexters of the art, those who craft experiences so fulfilling and basically perfect that the deconstruction of “the movies” seems to still be a myth. With films like Talk to Her, Superbad, and There Will Be Blood, »
- Nick Allen
2009 is almost over and so many magazines and websites have already offered up their best of the year And decade that I'm afraid y'all will get sick of the retrospectives before The Film Experience has chimed on. Remember: the tortoise wins! 2005's top ten list (in its original form) follows. New comments in red.
Public Favorites (Box Office): Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, War of the Worlds, King Kong, Wedding Crashers, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Batman Begins, Madagascar and Mr & Mrs Smith
- NATHANIEL R
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