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I just thought I'd throw out a top 10 list of memorable movie quotes from 2010. There were a some great films this year most of them included some great quotes. Personally, I think it would be very easy to fill up this list of just quotes from The Social Network, it was easily the best screenplay of the year. But, I thought I'd mix it up a bit and throw in quotes from several other films as well. These are quotes that just stuck with me, most of them made me laugh. Check out my list, and then let me know what some of your favorite movie quotes of the year were.
8. "You're really ruining my Zen thing, »
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- Peter Sciretta
year in review parts 1-7
tear-jerkers, music videos, worst films, gay characters and more...
Michael C. from Serious Film here for a few good laughs.
Any future film historians examining the tail end of 2010 will likely mark this year as dark days for screen comedy. Comedy icons Woody Allen and James L Brooks rolled twin gutter balls, while mainstream audiences lined up around the block to watch the star of Taxi Driver do 98 minutes of boner jokes. As if to rub salt in the wound, the Golden Globes saw fit to nominate an inexplicable slate of comedies that were, with few exceptions, unfunny, unexceptional, or in some cases downright awful.
Still, if you managed to look beyond the large pile of high profile duds there were plenty of laughs to be had in 2010. So here for your consideration is the year in comedy. Not the best movies overall, »
- Michael C.
Today the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that 241 screenplays (134 original and 107 adapted) are eligible for Best Screenplay nominations and 77 films are eligible for Best Original Score (not including Black Swan, The Fighter or The Kids Are All Right).
Earlier we shared the 248 films eligible for Best Picture. Even though there are great deal of films that were amazing movie going experiences, Academy voters are likely only to concentrate on the films that have garnered awards from other organizations.
Below are the front runners for each of the categories thanks to Awards Daily:
Best Original Screenplay
Lisa Cholodenko, Stuart Blumberg -The Kids Are All Right David Seidler – The King’s Speech Christopher Nolan – Inception Mark Heyman, Andres Heinz, John J. McLaughlin – Black Swan Mike Leigh – Another Year Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson – The Fighter Derek Cianfrance – Blue Valentine
Best Adapted Screenplay
Some people love reading critics' reviews of movies, while other people hate them, but I think we can all unanimously agree that Rotten Tomatoes' aggregation of certified critics' reviews is one of the best movie resources on the web. The site's just listed the top 20 best-reviewed movies of 2010 (with a minimum of 60 reviews required), and the majority of them shouldn't be too surprising.
"Toy Story 3" took the top spot with 99 percent of the film's 247 reviews being positive. It's fitting, for once, that the top reviewed film of the year is also the highest grossing film of the year, and one of two movies in 2010 to gross over one billion dollars worldwide (the other is "Alice in Wonderland"). But what might surprise some people (especially those who didn't see it) is that another animated film, "How To Train Your Dragon," placed second on the list with 98 percent of its 156 reviews being positive. »
- Terri Schwartz
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
The AMPAS have named 241 scripts eligible for the Academy Awards — 134 original, 107 adapted. Unlike the WGA, Winter’s Bone, King’s Speech, Toy Story 3, Never Let Me Go, and How to Train Your Dragon will be considered.
The AMPAS have also released the list of nominees for best score. The list was narrowed down to 77 scores, which makes Best Original Score the 2011 Oscar the category with the least number of films under consideration. The scores for Black Swan, True Grit, The Kids Are Alright and The Fighter will not be eligible to compete this year. Clint Mansell‘s Black Swan score and Carter Burwell‘s True Grit score were disqualified attributed to a designation within Rule 16 of the Academy’s Special Rules for Music Awards (5d under “Eligibility”), which excludes “scores diluted by the use of tracked themes or other pre-existing music.” Meanwhile, the scores for The Kids Are All Right, »
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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- Peter Sciretta
There was a minor kerfluffle last night when it was announced only 76 screenplays from 2010 are eligible for the WGA Awards, leaving out such quality films as Toy Story 3, The King's Speech, and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. No need to fret over Oscar consideration: the AMPAS named 241 scripts eligible for the Academy Awards -- 134 original, 107 adapted. The AMPAS is a bit pickier about original scores, though -- Black Swan, True Grit, The Kids Are All Right, and The Fighter were deemed ineligible last week. The list was narrowed down to 77 scores, which makes Best Original Score the 2011 Oscar the category with the least number of films under consideration. Hit the jump to see the full list of films up for the original screenplay, adapted screenplay, and original score categories. Via TheWrap: Original Screenplays Agora All Good Things Alpha And Omega Animal Kingdom Another Year Aparoris Applause Biutiful Black Swan »
- Brendan Bettinger
Watch a recent interview with actors Christian Bale and Mark Wahlberg on the film “The Fighter” by director David O. Russell (I Heart Huckabees, Three Kings) and starring Christian Bale (The Dark Knight, Terminator Salvation), Mark Wahlberg (The Odd Life of Timothy Green, The Other Guys) and Amy Adams (Janis Joplin: Get It While You Can, Leap Year). Synopsis: The Fighter, is a drama about boxer “Irish” Micky Ward’s unlikely road to the world light welterweight title. His Rocky-like rise was shepherded by half-brother Dicky, a boxer-turned-trainer who rebounded in life after nearly being Ko’d by drugs and crime. Stay tuned to Shockya.com for the latest from “The Fighter”. »
- Brian Corder
Some of us might see more movies on a regular basis than others, but let's face it, when the end of the year rolls around, everyone enjoys weighing in with "best of" lists -- which is precisely why we started doing the Film Junk Readers Choice Awards five years ago. Once again, we have divided the year's cinematic landscape up into categories, and nominated five films for each based on our own feelings, in addition to critical reception and public opinion. After that, we left it up to you guys to pick the winners. Now that the votes have been tallied and the winners have been selected, it's time to find out what the Film Junkies enjoyed most in 2010. Check out a complete rundown of the results after the jump! Best Comedy 1. Jackass 3-D -- 29% 2. The Other Guys -- 20% 3. Hot Tub Time Machine -- 19% 4. Easy A -- 17% 5. Get Him to the Greek »
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.
- Marc Eastman
Nothing invades our vocabulary like a memorable movie line. For example, when’s the last time you chatted with a hypochondriac buddy and didn’t trot out “It’s not a tumor!?” You know… a quote from a 20-year-old Arnold Schwarzenegger film you might not have ever seen.
(That’s the action-packed thrill ride “Kindergarten Cop,” if you’re wondering.)
Every year has its “You had me at hello” moments, and even the lines that don’t achieve unholy-repetition status serve as important pieces of shared culture, and more importantly, act as stand-ins when we can’t come up with anything original to say at parties.
So here are our 10 favorite lines from the movies of 2010 — and in true 2010 fashion, presented in meme form.
- Brooke Tarnoff
According to /film, Winter’s Bone, King’s Speech, Toy Story 3, Never Let Me Go, and How to Train Your Dragon are ineligible for nominations for the WGA Awards. The Writers Guild of America have just released the list of eligible films, and none of these highly acclaimed films are on the ballot. The guild’s rules restrict nominations to productions that aren’t produced by WGA members or under WGA guidelines. Also not appearing on the ballot is Biutiful, The Ghost Writer, Nowhere Boy, Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World and The Way Back. Here is a full list of films that are eligible.
Frankie & Alice
Top Ten Movies of 2010
I feel as if 2010 marked a turning point in movies. Sure, we had our share of blockbusters with Alice in Wonderland crossing $1 billion worldwide and Iron Man 2 and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse joining it as the three lone live-action films to cross $300 million. However, after Inception and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, the only other films to cross the $200 million mark domestically were animated features -- Toy Story 3, Despicable Me, Shrek Forever After and How to Train Your Dragon. What does that say about this year's crop of films?
Well, first off, I think we all know a film doesn't need to make over $200 million at the box-office for it to be deemed "good." And this year it wasn't as much about the big blockbuster films as much as it was about the little guy that could, and smaller, indie films hit quite a stride. »
- Brad Brevet
By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: The Writers Guild of America revealed the films that will be eligible for this year’s Writers Guild Awards, and the lists – both Original and Adapted – are noteworthy for the titles that are not in the running.
“Toy Story 3” and “How to Train Your Dragon,” for instance, were declared ineligible. So was “Winter’s Bone” and “The King’s Speech,” believed by many Oscar pundits to be a frontrunner in several categories. They’re not alone. Other titles left out of the running include “Blue Valentine,” “Biutiful,” “Another Year,” “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World,” “Never Let Me Go” and “The Ghost Writer.”
But the screenplay for “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” made the cut. Thank God.
Why are these film scripts ineligible? Steve Pond over at The Wrap explains that they’ve been ostracized “because of guild rules that restrict nominations to films that »
- Sean O'Connell
Don't expect to see Winter's Bone, King's Speech, Toy Story 3, Never Let Me Go, and How to Train Your Dragon nominated for the WGA Awards. The Writers Guild of America have revealed the list of eligible films, and none of the previously mentioned highly acclaimed movies/screenplays are on the ballot. Before you get up in arms, you must realize that the guild's rules restrict nominations to productions aren't produced by WGA members or under WGA guidelines. Other films missing from the WGA ballot include Biutiful, The Ghost Writer, Nowhere Boy, Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World and The Way Back. Of the animated feature films, Zack Snyder's Legends of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole passed, while more highly acclaimed movies like Pixar's Toy Story 3 and DreamWorks Animation's How to Train Your Dragon were deemed ineligible. Last year, several of the high-profile award contenders weren't eligible for WGA Awards, »
- Peter Sciretta
To be eligible for the group's annual awards, the Writers Guild of America requires that screenplays be produced under WGA jurisdiction and formally submitted for consideration. This year, 76 films qualified -- 43 original screenplays and 33 adapted. A few of the quality scripts that didn't meet the qualifications: Another Year, Biutiful, Blue Valentine, The Ghost Writer, The King's Speech, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Toy Story 3, Winter's Bone. The WGA winners have been a reliable predictor of the Oscars: the winners have matched up 11 of the last 16 years in both the original and adapted categories. To my eyes, The King's Speech is a lock for a Best Original Screenplay Oscar nomination and the favorite to win. So we'll see how that relationship holds this year. Hit the jump for the full list of eligible screenplays. Via Variety: Original Screenplay All Good Things Black Swan Brooklyn's Finest Burlesque Casino Jack City Island »
- Brendan Bettinger
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- Peter Sciretta
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