Best/Worst Movies of 2010

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Re: Best/Worst Movies of 2010

Postby 12ozLongneck on Sun Jan 02, 2011 12:04 am

The original Clash of the Titans was the first movie that I ever saw in a theatre. I figured the new one would hit all the right notes as far as nostalgia was concerned. Well, I figured wrong. 2 hour shitfest.
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Re: Best/Worst Movies of 2010

Postby AtlLonghorn on Mon Jan 03, 2011 12:05 pm

I have to break it down into Awardsy type movies and non-awardsy type movies

Inception
Social Network
The Fighter
Black Swan
The Town (not my distinction, but I accept it might be an award movie. I hated it)

Iron Man 2
Get Him to the Greek
MacGruber
Jackass 3D
Due Date
The Last Exorcism









Catfish
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Re: Best/Worst Movies of 2010

Postby txlonghorn47 on Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:08 pm

Saw True Grit and The Town over the weekend. Really liked both. May have set the bar a little too high for True Grit, but I didn't leave dissapointed just not as wowed as I was hoping for.
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Re: Best/Worst Movies of 2010

Postby AtlLonghorn on Mon Jan 03, 2011 2:19 pm

Just watched True Grit. I like it. I wasn't blown away by it. It fits somewhere in with The Fighter and Black Swan. All three are movies with great performances but were good but not great flicks. Inception and Social Network are a clear 1 and 2 for me right now.
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Re: Best/Worst Movies of 2010

Postby Drew Corleone on Mon Jan 03, 2011 3:46 pm

Saw The Fighter last night... liked that it didn't take itself too seriously, but could not imagine seeing it contend for an Award. The leads were good, but the movie itself was a pretty ho-hum underdog boxer/athlete movie, IMO.
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Re: Best/Worst Movies of 2010

Postby SmoothLonghorn on Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:06 pm

Speaking of movies that don't take themselves too seriously, I've watched the A-Team twice since it came out on DVD and really liked it--mostly predictable and somewhat over-the-top, but there were some decent lighter moments and the action scenes kept the pace moving. Oh, and Jessica Biel appearing occasionally did not hurt, either....

Not sure if they were mentioned elsewhere, but we also really liked Kick Ass (and generally don't like comic-book type films) and Despicable Me (for lighthearted-kids fare).....
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Re: Best/Worst Movies of 2010

Postby 12ozLongneck on Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:26 pm

Watching Shutter Island was a chore.
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Re: Best/Worst Movies of 2010

Postby 12ozLongneck on Sat Jan 08, 2011 11:54 am

The Joneses was pretty good. It went a little overboard in the last half hour or so just to make sure that you get the point, but it's worth your hour and a half.
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Re: Best/Worst Movies of 2010

Postby Mr. Peabody on Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:26 pm

Damn, I need to update my list. I've seen at least 45-50 movies this year
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Re: Best/Worst Movies of 2010

Postby UTwiz on Sun Jan 16, 2011 8:23 am

Saw The Social Network last night. If that is one of the best we have this year, then we're in trouble.
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Re: Best/Worst Movies of 2010

Postby 12ozLongneck on Sun Jan 16, 2011 10:21 am

I was pleasantly surprised by The Town.
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Re: Best/Worst Movies of 2010

Postby AtlLonghorn on Fri Jan 21, 2011 4:24 pm

I saw the King's Speech today. I thought it was outstanding. Top 3 for me in 2010 from what I've seen.
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Re: Best/Worst Movies of 2010

Postby Makaveli on Sat Jan 22, 2011 8:16 am

1. Catfish
2. Toy Story 3
3. Machete, Winter's Bone, The Social Network, Winnebago Man, The Town, Inception, Greenberg.

10. Wall Street 2, Freakonomics
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Re: Best/Worst Movies of 2010

Postby 12ozLongneck on Sun Feb 13, 2011 3:14 pm

I enjoyed The Social Network. Sorkin knows how to write. Fincher knows how to direct. Eisenberg did a good job carrying the movie. It was two hours and only felt like an hour and a half, which is always a good sign.
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Re: Best/Worst Movies of 2010

Postby Drew Corleone on Sun Feb 13, 2011 5:19 pm

Inception, Social Network and The Kings Speech were the three best movies I saw from 2010. True Grit and Winter's Bone were in the next group.

Scott Pilgrim v. the World was also enjoyable, though I know I'm probably in the minority with that opinion.
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Re: Best/Worst Movies of 2010

Postby SmoothLonghorn on Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:06 pm

12ozLongneck wrote:Watching Shutter Island was a chore.

<Very minor spoiler alert> About 15 minutes in, I said, "We get it, people in the '50s smoked a lot." About 20 minutes in, I said, "You know what might make this movie better? A drinking game involving the characters smoking." About 30 minutes in, I said, "Nevermind, you would already be dead from alcohol poisoning by now." And you were right--chore is a good description.

Not sure if it has been mentioned, but Restrepo is a great documentary about US forces in Afghanistan, and I think it is already on some of the cable channels.

Oh, and for the complete opposite spectrum (in terms of seriousness), Machete is, ummmm....interesting. The blood/guts/fight scenes are ridiculously gory and the anti-immigration plot (term used loosely) stereotyping is grating (and that's coming from this leftist). However, it was filmed mostly (I think, just based on scenery) in Austin and, most importantly, Robert Rodriguez apparently loves him some young, scantily-clad, preferably-Hispanic ladies to appear frequently in his films. Michelle Rodriguez, Jessica Alba, and Lindsay Lohan all appear frequently with little (or in Lindsay's case, no) clothing, in addition to numerous other not-so-well known actresses. It's pretty ridiculous....but not completely not entertaining.
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Re: Best/Worst Movies of 2010

Postby MBK271 on Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:23 pm

I saw the King's Speech this weekend and it was very, "meh.."

I mean, it wasn't bad. But it certainly wasn't good either.

I was surprised that I didn't like it since I typically love anything with eve a little bit of history in it.

I actually thought the story of the former King, the two brothers and the whore was the best part of the story.

Let me recap the movie for you:

- Potential King has a problem
- Teacher can help but has irritating & uncovential means
- Student finally has enough and leaves despite progress
- Teacher does something goofy to get the crowd to laugh and accept his stupid ways
- Student comes back because problem persists
- <Repeat first 5 steps>
- <Repeat first 5 steps>
- <Repeat first 5 steps>
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Re: Best/Worst Movies of 2010

Postby 12ozLongneck on Mon Feb 14, 2011 5:05 pm

Not sure if it has been mentioned, but Restrepo is a great documentary about US forces in Afghanistan, and I think it is already on some of the cable channels.


Also available on Netflix streaming. It's on my list of things I want to watch.
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Re: Best/Worst Movies of 2010

Postby Drew Corleone on Mon Feb 14, 2011 5:08 pm

Completely disagree, Seth.
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Re: Best/Worst Movies of 2010

Postby 12ozLongneck on Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:38 pm

The Ghost Writer was fucking terrible.
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