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Tied for 1. I Am Love and I’M Still Here
My two favorite movie posters of 2010: one for one of my favorite films of the year, the other for a film that I didn’t even see (not from lack of desire, though Casey Affleck’s opening weekend fess-up dampened my enthusiasm somewhat), and a perfect pair.
I have a lot of affection for the simple movie poster that places perfectly chosen type on a beautiful film still, but these are something else. For one thing, their images are portraits rather than film stills (Tilda Swinton at her most elegant, Joaquin Phoenix at his most studiously disheveled), and for another, the title treatments are given equal billing to the image, seemingly fighting with it, potentially overwhelming it, ultimately embracing it. It’s nice to see serif and script fonts being used so stylishly in the age of sans-serif minimalism »
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.
Arnie is looking to life after the governorship of California – and may return to the action roles that made him a superstar
Arnold Schwarzenegger is willing to consider a return to the movies, he said in an interview to mark his departure from the post of governor of California on Monday.
Schwarzenegger told Variety magazine [paywall] he had not yet decided what to do with his future, but confirmed that acting was on the list of possibilities. The Austrian-born former bodybuilder recently took a cameo in the Sylvester Stallone action movie The Expendables, further signalling, perhaps, his willingness to return to the big screen following seven years in political office.
"The list is a long list of things I can do, but nothing I can concentrate on until I am literally, totally out of office," Schwarzenegger said. "For me the joy of life is not to know, and you get into »
- Ben Child
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. »
Arnold Schwarzenegger is considering a return to acting after he steps down from his post as California Governor next week (beg03Jan11).
The Terminator star stepped away from Hollywood to pursue a career in politics and he's been in charge of the state of California since 2003. He will step down at the beginning of 2011 and hand over the role to incoming Democrat Jerry Brown, sparking speculation over his next move.
Schwarzenegger, who filmed short cameo roles for Terminator Salvation and The Expendables during his stint as governor, admits he finds it easy to take up acting again after long breaks, but can't officially reveal his plans until he is out of office.
He tells Variety, "It is like bicycling, or like skiing. You get on it and you feel like there is no time lapse there at all...
"The list is a long list of things I can do, but nothing I can concentrate on until I am literally, totally out of office. For me the joy of life is not to know, and you get into it and you kind of figure it out. I love that. I don't like safety nets. I am not a believer in that... So you go in there with an open mind and you have to learn very quickly."
Schwarzenegger has also shot down rumours he is poised to take over the post of Chief of the Motion Picture Association of America, adding: "No one has come up to me about that." »
Some folks love trailers while others think they’re the devil’s work made to foil your plans of avoiding spoilers, but regardless which side of that particular fence you land on, few people would argue that trailers are an art unto themselves and deserve their own recognition. It’s for that reason that we present the ten best trailers of the year. They’re in alphabetical order, but in the spirit of trailers being too often filled with spoilers these days, let me just reveal right now that the best trailer of the year is the red-band one for Hobo With A Shotgun. Black Swan This trailer found everything that would make its target audience salivate without divulging too much about what they would inevitably be in for. The entrancing score accompanies the dark tone of each scene snippet wonderfully and really grasps the surreal, erotic and mysterious effect the film offers. In »
- FSR Staff
Let’s face it: In Hollywood, it all comes down to money. Sure, we movie fans like to talk about the artistic merits of the form and debate important subjects like whether or not Harry Potter and his friends could beat Bella and her boys in a throwdown. But for the bigwigs in Tinseltown, the final score is counted out in cold hard cash.
Well, we can play that game too, mister! In our quest to explore every aspect of the last year in movies, we’ve taken a careful look at each ledger, tally sheet and budgetary report to come out of Hollywood. The result: our official review of the 10 biggest box office headlines of 2010.
10. Comic Book Epic Fails
“Iron Man 2″ may have been an international mega-hit (grossing $621 million worldwide), but lesser known comic book movies didn’t fare quite so well. Despite major buzz and massive geek love, »
- Scott Harris
On July 6, 2011 Sylvester Stallone will turn 65 years old. At an age when most Americans are considering their Social Security benefits, Stallone's career is the healthiest it's been in decades. He recently revived his long dormant franchises, "Rocky" and "Rambo," with new entries that were received to modest critical acclaim and less modest financial success. His latest film, "The Expendables," was the first he's headlined to gross over $100 million in the U.S. since "Rocky IV" back in 1985. Ten years ago, Stallone's career was dead and he was a joke. Now he's the world's leading manufacturer of viagra cinema, movies designed to showcase the aging male frame as it performs unnatural but remarkable physical feats.
What Stallone's done is basically without precedent. All of his former rivals for action film supremacy have faded away or moved on; all of his predecessors turned to moodier and more reflective work by the time they were his age. »
- Matt Singer
Dolph Lundgren has collected his 10th Oscar at the 2021 Academy Awards. Lundgren, who has scooped an Oscar at each ceremony for the past nine years, picked up his latest trophy - for 'Best Supporting Actor' - from last year's recipient Justin Bieber. The former action icon, who branched out into comedy and drama after the release of 2010's box office smash The Expendables, has secured his latest gong for a scene-stealing turn as Jennifer Aniston's father in romantic comedy Hangin' With Chad. The movie sees Matthew McConaughey star as Chad, an aging lothario and inflatable beachwear salesman who romances Aniston's divorced teacher Sarah. Paul Giamatti, Tamsin Greig and Betty White are also among the cast of Chad, which netted a further 11 Oscars, including 'Best Original Song' for Prince's 'I Wanna Hang With (more) »
- By Simon Reynolds
Mickey Rourke has revealed that he once saved a dog from being put to sleep, despite having been bitten by the animal moments earlier. The Expendables star recalled his first meeting with beloved pet Chihuahua Jaws - the last surviving dog of his once seven-strong pack - at an animal shelter. WENN quotes him as explaining in an interview with Alan Carr: "[The owner] said, 'Oh no, you don't want that one... we're putting him to sleep'. He's growling (more) »
- By Daniel Sperling
The movies still seem to be one of the most popular entertainment choice for most Americans with a total box office $10 billion in U.S. ticket sales. Here is a look at the top 25 box office earners of 2010 with a countdown from 25 to number 1 including their best quotes. 25. “Sex and the City 2” (Warner Bros.) Total gross $95,347,692 Best quote: “You’re on a camel in the middle of the Arabian desert. If you’re not having a hot flash, you’re dead.” — Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) 24. “Due Date” (Warner Bros.) Total gross: $97,555,582 Best quote: “I’m sorry I spat on your dog. I have no recollection of that.” — Peter Highman (Robert Downey Jr.) 23. “Date Night” (Fox) Total gross: $98,711,404 Best quote: “He turned the gun sideways! That’s a kill shot!” — Phil Foster (Steve Carrell) 22. “The Expendables” (Lionsgate) Total gross: $103,068,524 Best quote: “You look nervous.” — Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone) 21. “Robinhood »
Since his 'comeback' in The Wrestler, Mickey Rourke's career has been an unusual one, to say the least. High-profile fare like Iron Man 2 and The Expendables has been balanced with duds like Killshot (filmed before The Wrestler) and Passion Play. But one project on Rourke's horizon sounds interesting -- he says he's set to play Gareth Thomas, the Welsh rugby player who made headlines not long ago when he came out of the closet, becoming what Sports Illustrated  called in May 2010 "the only openly gay male athlete." (At least in a major professional team sport.) News that this might be happening broke over the summer, provoking some unhappy commentary that centered largely on the fact that the actor is 22 years older than Gareth Thomas. But the two met and got on well, and as of the summer were working to get a script written that could be the basis for a film. »
- Russ Fischer
We dare you to disagree: when all was said and done, 2010 was a great year for movies.
Christopher Nolan managed to somehow create a summer blockbuster in “Inception” that actually required thinking. Animation dominated the Cineplex with perhaps the greatest lineup of cartoons a single year has ever seen — “How to Train Your Dragon,” “Despicable Me’ and “Toy Story 3″ just for starters. And “The Social Network” managed to combine our two national obsessions — movies and the internet – in a way that, frankly, only we here at Nextmovie had ever previously accomplished.
There were a lot of tough choices, but we managed to crown the year’s best movies, scenes and stars in our first annual year-end movie awards.
Best. Movie. Ever.
Ftw: “The Social Network”
It didn’t sound like a recipe for Hollywood perfection: the kid from “Zombieland” in a movie about Facebook? Really? But beyond »
- Scott Harris
The new (temporary?) price for The Expendables on Blu-ray, which also includes the DVD version, is $12.99 or 68% off the $39.99 list price. That's a great deal for new Blu-ray player owners as of Christmas, enough to shoot the title up to the number 3 spot on Amazon's bestseller list for Blu-ray.
If you haven't seen The Expendables then expect a high body count, high shell count, and low dialogue count. It's all about old school action heroes doing their thing, though new stock isn't expected until January 3 so if you order it won't ship until then.
Click here to purchase The Expendables on Blu-ray for $12.99 at Amazon.com. »
With a total box office bonanza of $10 billion in U.S. ticket sales, it's pretty clear Americans wholeheartedly went to the movies in 2010. The big studio winner was Warner Bros., with $1.8 billion in proceeds from films like "Inception" and "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I."
Here's the rest of the box office hits of 2010...counting down from 25 to No. 1.
Top 25 Movies of 201025. 'Sex and the City 2' (Warner Bros.)
Total gross: »
The legendary Roger Corman’s, Sharktopus makes its DVD and Blu-ray™ debut on March 15, 2011 from Anchor Bay Entertainment. Starring Oscar®-nominee Eric Roberts (The Expendables, The Dark Knight), Sharktopus has already captivated the nation, as more than 2.5M viewers witnessed last September. An eight-tentacled nightmare hybrid of shark and octopus, “S-11” was created by genetic scientist Nathan Sands (Roberts) as [...] »
As 2010 draws to a close and the year’s films are placed into Top Tens and Best Of lists, it’s always good to take an alternative perspective on a year in cinema.
To this end HeyUGuys presents for your edification our movie awards – The Truffles. We asked our writers to sift through the movie mayhem of the past twelve months and come up with the awards they would want to see handed out.
We posted Part 1 of The Truffles last Friday and today we are pleased to present Part 2 of the HeyUGuys movie awards – The Truffles.
The most degrading film of 2010: The Tooth Fairy
Please tell me what The Rock was smoking when he decided to say yes to this film. The Rock becoming the Tooth Fairy is almost as bad as Vin Diesel becoming the Pacifier. Not much more to say than way to degrade your image. »
- Jon Lyus
Dolph Lundren is currently on his press tour to promote his latest movie to hit DVD and Blu-ray this week, The Expendables. The movie was written and directed by Sylvester Stallone and had a cast which also saw Sylvester Stallone as the lead alongside, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Eric Roberts, Steve Austin, Terry Crews, Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Charisma Carpenter.
Our friends from Upbeat caught up with the legendary action hero, Dolph Lundren to chat about the movie.
The Expendables is currently available to buy on DVD and Blu-ray.
- David Sztypuljak
The 2010 summer blockbuster starred Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Mickey Rourke and Dolph Lundgren and took over $103 million at the box office worldwide. Inevitably, a sequel is already in the works.
Dolph told Upbeat Productions:
Chuck Norris is on my wish list. He’d be great as a General or something like that.
I’m not privy to who didn’t sign for the first one and for what reason and all of that because Stallone was the one who hired people but Jean Claude (Van Damme), who I have worked with before and is a nice guy, was asked and (Steven) Seagal didn’t want to do it but maybe he’ll be in the sequel.
The action star’s »
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