Sunday, December 19, 2010



 2010 a look back

2010 will probably go down as the year of 3-D.  Almost every other commercial film this year seemed to be given the 3-D once over in an effort by an industry keen on obtaining the viewer’s cash.  But there were some good films to be had if you found them with the traditional block-buster and independent film-making sector merging like never before.

So here are the ones that deserve a holiday to a tropical island and here are those deserving of a trip to the local scrap-yard…….


10.          The Social Network

9.            Kick-Ass

8.            Up in the Air

7.            Me and Orson Welles

6.            A Simple Man

5.            The Ghost Writer

4.            The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

3.            Brothers

2.            The King’s Speech

1              Inception


What I said then:  Inception is daringly different mainstream fare with the director’s determination to think outside the square a bravely imaginative bold stroke.

What I say now:  A great example of the continuing blending of mainstream and independent style movie-making, Inception was a great action film forcing the viewer to think as well as be excited by its stunning visuals.

Honourable Mentions:

The Hurt Locker, The A-Team, Toy Story 3, Green Zone, Robin  Hood, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, The Town, Winter’s Bone, Let Me In.


10.          Charlie St. Cloud

9.            Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief

8.            The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

7.            Prince of Persia: Sands of Time

6.            Dear John

5.            Sex and the City 2

4.            Cop Out

3.            Eat Pray Love

2.            Killers

1              The Spy Next Door


What I said then:  The Spy Next Door represents a complete betrayal of everything Jackie Chan once stood for.  Sliding comfortably into middle age with sugar coated dreck, this terrible movie further sinks his once glossy reputation.

What I say now:  It was a horrible film when I saw it and it’s an awful film still – Jackie Chan needs to bow out gracefully before anymore shockers like this one puts another nail in his career coffin.

Dishonourable mentions:

Paranormal Activity 2, Matching Jack, Nine, Twilight: Eclipse, Alice in Wonderland, I Love You Too, Clash of the Titans.

That’s the end for another year.  Thanks for reading and I wish everyone a happy and enjoyable holiday.  As usual when another year of films begins I’ll be there watching and reviewing……….

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