Movies Seen in 2010

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Starbreaker, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. Harvey

    Harvey Admiral Admiral

    Oct 8, 2005
    Los Angeles, California
    285. A Fish Called Wanda [B+]
    286. True Grit [A]

    A FISH CALLED WANDA: This is almost a perfect comedy, but it loses ground due to two (relatively minor) complaints. The first is the score, which is unremarkable and so heavily reliant on synthesizers that it is unmistakably from the 80s. This is a shame, since the rest of the film is both timeless and unique. The second complaint is the ending, which goes into deliciously dark territory by killing off Kevin Kline's character (with an asphalt roller!)...only to have him suddenly alive and somehow clinging to the window of the plane as it takes off in the end. It's a weird moment of comedy because it is physically unbelievable--every other gag in the film, as far as I can remember, is completely possible.

    TRUE GRIT: I didn't have a problem with the epilogue here--it seemed to work perfectly fine to me, and made sense, since we had been hearing the older character's voice over describe her younger exploits throughout. It's not the Coen brothers best film, but it's still great, and the brothers remain my favorite living American filmmakers. I don't think they've made a bad film since Intolerable Cruelty, and that was but a blip in a career otherwise filled with films that are either great or outright masterpieces. I look forward to what they'll bring in the rest of this decade.

    And that's it for 2010. I didn't make my insane goal of a film a day this year, nor my revised goal of 300 films, but I'd say 286 films isn't a bad year by any means (and it's really more, since I saw CONTEMPT at least four times in a row in order to complete an assignment this quarter, but it didn't seem right to list the same title four times over).

    I think I'll just grade films with whole letter grades next year (A, B, C, D, F) rather than quibbling over pluses and minuses.
  2. Daneel

    Daneel Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jan 31, 2009
    I've compiled a list of all the new films I saw this year (didn't include any older ones I watched for the first time).

    First, in theatres:

    Daybreakers - B

    The Wolfman - C

    Valentine’s Day C-

    Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief B-

    Shutter Island B+

    The Ghost Writer A-

    The Crazies B+

    The Runaways - B

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo A-

    How to Train Your Dragon A-

    Clash of the Titans - C

    Kick-Ass B+

    Iron Man 2 - B

    Sex and the City 2 C+

    Splice C+

    Toy Story 3 - A

    Knight and Day B-

    Predators - B

    The Girl Who Played with Fire - B

    Inception A-

    Salt - B

    Piranha 3-D - B

    The Last Exorcism B-

    Cargo - B

    High School B+

    The Last Lovecraft C-

    Vanishing on 7th Street B+

    Never Let Me Go - B

    John Carpenter’s The Ward D+

    Let Me In - B

    The Debt A-

    Henry’s Crime B+

    Monsters B+

    The Town B+

    The Social Network - A

    Red - B

    Hereafter C+

    The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest - C

    Fair Game B-

    Unstoppable - B

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 - B

    Black Swan A-

    The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader C+

    On Video:

    The Book of Eli - B

    Legion - C

    Hot Tub Time Machine - C

    The Descent Part 2 B-

    The Expendables - C

    Hm, 48 movies... not bad. Still a few recently released films (Tron: Legacy, True Grit, The King's Speech), that I hope to see soon.
  3. CaptainCanada

    CaptainCanada Admiral Admiral

    Mar 4, 2004
    Charlottetown, PEI, Canada
    My complete list for 2010:

    1. Avatar (B)
    2. Precious (A)
    3. Invictus (B)
    4. A Single Man (B-)
    5. Crazy Heart (A-)
    6. A Serious Man (A-)
    7. The Last Station (A-)
    8. Adventureland (B+)
    9. Samaritan Girl (C-)
    10. 3-Iron (A)
    11. The Hurt Locker (A-)
    12. Citizen Kane (A)
    13. Planet Hulk (B+)
    14. High Society (B-)
    15. The Philadelphia Story (A-)
    16. The Pianist (A-)
    17. Murder By Decree (A-)
    18. A Man For All Seasons (B+)
    19. A Patch of Blue (B+)
    20. Broadway Danny Rose (B+)
    21. The Departed (A)
    22. The Purple Rose of Cairo (B+)
    23. Zelig (B)
    24. Radio Days (B)
    25. Hannah and Her Sisters (B+)
    26. Gone Baby Gone (A+)
    27. Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths (B+)
    28. Doctor Zhivago (B)
    29. A Beautiful Mind (A-)
    30. Match Point (A+)
    31. Scoop (C)
    32. Vicky Cristina Barcelona (B+)
    33. The Maltese Falcon (B+)
    34. Love and Death (B-)
    35. Shakespeare in Love (A+)
    36. Dial M For Murder (A)
    37. The Last King of Scotland (A-)
    38. Annie Hall (A+)
    39. Tropic Thunder (B)
    40. Manhattan (B+)
    41. Mighty Aphrodite (B+)
    42. High Noon (B+)
    43. Interiors (B)
    44. Stardust Memories (B)
    45. Adam's Rib (C)
    46. City Lights (B+)
    47. Chloe (B)
    48. The Ghost Writer (B+)
    49. Ran (A-)
    50. Henry V (A+)
    51. The Wrestler (A-)
    52. Touch of Evil (A-)
    53. Woman of the Year (B-)
    54. Bringing Up Baby (B)
    55. Kick-Ass (B+)
    56. Much Ado About Nothing (B+)
    57. Sophie’s Choice (B+)
    58. Fiddler on the Roof (A-)
    59. Carousel (C-)
    60. Brief Encounter (B+)
    61. Iron Man 2 (B+)
    62. The Lion in Winter (A-)
    63. Unforgiven (A+)
    64. Harry Brown (B+)
    65. Toy Story 3 (A+)
    66. Letters from Iwo Jima (A)
    67. Inception (A-)
    68. Bullets Over Broadway (A-)
    69. Scott Pilgrim Versus The World (A)
    70. The American (B+)
    71. The Kids Are All Right (B+)
    72. The English Patient (A-)
    73. The Town (B+)
    74. The Social Network (A)
    75. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (B+)
    76. Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (A-)
    77. RED (B+)
    78. Winter’s Bone (A-)
    79. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (C+)
    80. The Corpse Bride (B)
    81. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (B+)
    82. Beauty and the Beast (A+)
    83. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (B)
    84. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (B)
    85. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (A+)
    86. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (A-)
    87. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (A+)
    88. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (A-)
    89. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 (A)
    90. Tangled (A-)
    91. The Fighter (B+)
    92. The Red Shoes (A+)
    93. True Grit (A-)
    94. Chicago (A+)
    95. It’s A Wonderful Life (A+)
    96. Michael Clayton (A)
    97. Fantasia (C+)
    98. Long Day’s Journey Into Night (B+)
    99. Mean Girls (A-)
    100. Munich (A)

    First viewings: 85
    Rewatches: 15

    Seen in theatres: 25
    Seen on DVD: 75
  4. Captain Craig

    Captain Craig Vice Admiral Admiral

    Dec 7, 2003
    The Last Movies I saw for 2010 were:

    Wizard of Oz - first rewatch in 10-12yrs, classic
    Grade: A

    Gone With the Wind - first rewatch in 15+yrs, long movie spanning about a decade. Classic but one I can wait another 15 to see.
    Grade: A

    True Grit - I fuly enjoyed this movie and also didn't find the eopilgoge to be a problem. Adult Maddie had been doing the voice over so it only made sense to see her at the conclusion.
    Grade: A

    I'm glad I ended my 2010 year with 3 good movies.
  5. LitmusDragon

    LitmusDragon Commodore Commodore

    Sep 27, 2002
    The Barmuda Triangle
    Spent the past week with the fam in Florida and thanks to their new Roku I got caught up on a lot of old movies- most of which were pretty terrible. Suspect Zero, Don't Look Up, The Horsemen, yuck, yuck, yuck. Don't let the presence of Ben Kingsley fool you, Suspect Zero is awful. Anyway, I did see some that were pretty good too:

    The Fantastic Mr. Fox - B+. The best animated hollywood film I saw this past year that wasn't Toy Story 3. Really interesting look to the animation and the voice cast was well used. Bill Murray as a badger ... I'm surprised it hadn't happened before.

    The Man From Earth - C. Was pretty good until it piled one enormous conceit on top of another.
    Hey guys, guess what? I'm not only a 14,000 year old undying caveman, but I'm also Jesus!
    . I enjoyed seeing all of the Star Trek alum reunited and it was at least thought-provoking so it earns some bonus points. Gets a little preachy about Buddhism but hey I kind of like Buddhism. Can't fully endorse it though because of the plot twist, which pushes it from interesting speculative fiction into outright absurdity in my opinion.

    The Men Who Stare At Goats - B. Lots of irony and satire and good laughs in this one. One of the strongest casts of any recent film that I can think of. Strange mish-mash of jedi-ism and new age-ism and the Iraq war and for the most part it works.
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2011
  6. Harvey

    Harvey Admiral Admiral

    Oct 8, 2005
    Los Angeles, California
    My complete list of films seen this year (a slight counting error cropped up at the end, which I've fixed). I don't have any idea which ones were seen in theatres and which ones were seen on video (at least, not enough for an exact count). I'll try and keep track of that in 2011.

    1. Sherlock Holmes [B-]
    2. Men in Black [A]
    3. Up in the Air [A]
    4. Star Trek: The Motion Picture [D+]
    5. I'm Not There [A]
    6. Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (2009) [D-]
    7. American Violet [B ]
    8. Inglourious Basterds [A]
    9. Death at a Funeral [B ]
    10. A Serious Man [A]
    11. The Hurt Locker [A-]
    12. Mad Max 2 (AKA The Road Warrior) [C]
    13. The Book of Eli [C-]
    14. Elegy [B+]
    15. Close Encounters of the Third Kind [A]
    16. The Invention of Lying [B-]
    17. Gamer [C]
    18. Timecrimes [A]
    19. Metropolis [A]
    20. Pandorum [B ]
    21. Raiders of the Lost Ark [A]
    22. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade [A]
    23. Moon [A]
    24. Fun with Dick and Jane [C]
    25. Sunshine [C]
    26. Stanley Kubrick's The Killing [B+]
    27. Ernest Hemingway's The Killers (1964) [A-]
    28. Ernest Hemingway's The Killers (1946) [B+]
    29. Glengarry Glen Ross [B-]
    30. Gattaca [A]
    31. The Big Chill [ B]
    32. The Producers [A]
    33. Rent [C+]
    34. Blade Runner [A]
    35. My Cousin Vinny [B-]
    36. Zombieland [ B]
    37. Infernal Affairs [A]
    38. The Walker [F]
    39. Starship Troopers [A]
    40. Mrs. Washington Goes to Smith [F]
    41. Altered States [A]
    42. Devil in a Blue Dress [ B]
    43. Renaissance [ B]
    44. District 9 [ B]
    45. The Shawshank Redemption [B+]
    46. Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story [ B]
    47. Memento [A]
    48. Powaqqatsi [C+]
    49. The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard [D-]
    50. The Box [ B]
    51. Beverly Hills Cop [B-]
    52. Notorious [B+]
    53. Apocalypse Now Redux [A]
    54. Death to Smoochy [C+]
    55. Double Jeopardy [D-]
    56. The Maltese Falcon [A-]
    57. Starship Troopers [A]
    58. Green Zone [ B]
    59. Roving Mars [ B]
    60. Star Trek [B+]
    61. Beverly Hills Cop 2 [B-]
    62. Playing God [D-]
    63. Hook [C-]
    64. Notes on a Scandal [A-]
    65. Shutter Island [B-]
    66. Gosford Park [A]
    67. The Third Man [A]
    68. Fantastic Planet [A]
    69. Pandorum [C]
    70. Trancers [D-]
    71. D-Tox [F]
    72. Whatever it Takes (2010) [B-]
    73. Mystic River [A-]
    74. 2012 [D]
    75. The Fog of War [A]
    76. The Octagon [F]
    77. Leprechaun In The Hood [C-]
    78. Ninja Assassin [D]
    79. Modern Times [A]
    80. Full Frontal [B-]
    81. Dazed and Confused [B ]
    82. Sherlock Holmes [B-]
    83. From Russia with Love [B+]
    84. Dr. Strangelove [A]
    85. Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train [C+]
    86. The Graduate [A]
    87. Return to Me [C]
    88. Amelie [A]
    89. Blind Date (2008) [D+]
    90. Time Runner [F]
    91. Time Indefinite [A]
    92. Film Geek [C+]
    93. A Nightmare on Elm Street [B-]
    94. Girl, Interrupted [C]
    95. Kramer vs. Kramer [A-]
    96. Sleepaway Camp [D+]
    97. Sleepwalkers [D]
    98. Network [A]
    99. Wet Hot American Summer [C+]
    100. Monty Python's Life of Brian [A]
    101. The Losers [D+]
    102. Dead Snow [C]
    103. An Education [B+]
    104. Deliverance [A]
    105. Cutter's Way [B-]
    106. Nine Lives [A-]
    107. Wings of Desire [A]
    108. The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans [B-]
    109. Exorcist II: The Heretic [F]
    110. Edmond [D]
    111. Office Space [B+]
    112. Being There [B-]
    113. The Trouble with Harry [B+]
    114. The Final Sacrifice [F]
    115. Freeway [B ]
    116. Iron Man 2 [B+]
    117. Starship Troopers [A]
    118. The Wedding Weekend [C-]
    119. Fight Club [A]
    120. The Informant! [A-]
    121. It's Alive [F]
    122. Grace [D+]
    123. Tamara [F]
    124. Avatar [C+]
    125. Good Will Hunting [B-]
    126. Grosse Pointe Blank [B+]
    127. Living in Oblivion [A-]
    128. Blow-Up [C+]
    129. Innerspace [C-]
    130. Bottle Shock [ B]
    131. Brazil [A]
    132. Fido [B+]
    133. Robin Hood [C-]
    134. Groundhog Day [B+]
    135. Falling Down [B ]
    136. Wedding Crashers [B-]
    137. Broadcast News [B ]
    138. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels [B ]
    139. Robocop 2 [C-]
    140. The A-Team [C+]
    141. Rushmore [A-]
    142. In the Loop [B+]
    143. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan [A-]
    144. Not Quite Hollywood [B+]
    145. Mallrats [C-]
    146. North by Northwest [A]
    147. Chasing Amy [A-]
    148. Free Enterprise [A]
    149. The History Boys [B ]
    150. The Sandlot [A-]
    151. Three Days of the Condor [C+]
    152. The Day of the Jackal [A-]
    153. Predators [B-]
    154. The Karate Kid [C-]
    155. Top Secret! [C-]
    156. Ride with the Devil [A]
    157. As Good As It Gets [B+]
    158. Predator [C]
    159. Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation [D+]
    160. Predator 2 [B-]
    161. The Mask [D+]
    162. Insomnia [B+]
    163. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest [A-]
    164. Ong Bak 2: The Beginning [D+]
    165. A Clockwork Orange [A]
    166. O Lucky Malcolm! [C+]
    167. Inception [B+]
    168. The Dark Knight [B+]
    169. Metropolis [A]
    170. George A. Romero’s Survival of the Dead [D+]
    171. Toy Story 3 [B+]
    172. Harold and Kumar go to White Castle [B+]
    173. Crazy Heart [B+]
    174. Starship Troopers 3: Marauder [C+]
    175. Southern Comfort [C-]
    176. Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay [C-]
    177. Infernal Affairs [B+]
    178. New Year’s Day [D-]
    179. The Ghost Writer [B ]
    180. Clerks II [B+]
    181. The Other Guys [B+]
    182. Inception [B+]
    183. Working Girl [B ]
    184. Grizzly Rage [F]
    185. Chaplin [B ]
    186. The Men Who Made the Movies: Sam Fuller [B+]
    187. Moment of Impact [C-]
    188. The Most Dangerous Man in America [B+]
    189. The Trials of Henry Kissinger [B-]
    190. Power and Terror: Noam Chomsky in our Times [D+]
    191. World’s Greatest Dad [B-]
    192. Swimming with Sharks [B ]
    193. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles [B-]
    194. Commando [D]
    195. The Game [B-]
    196. 25th Hour [B ]
    197. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II [D]
    198. The Sixth Sense [B+]
    199. Heat [A-]
    200. A Shot in the Dark [B+]
    201. Mortal Kombat [F]
    202. Fast Times at Ridgemont High [B-]
    203. Star Trek III: The Search for Spock [B+]
    204. Inglourious Basterds [A]
    205. Primer [A]
    206. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home [A-]
    207. Delirious [D+]
    208. Miller’s Crossing [A]
    209. Desperado [B+]
    210. Say Anything [B-]
    211. The Hoax [B+]
    212. They Live [B ]
    213. Big Trouble in Little China [B+]
    214. Monster on the Campus [C-]
    215. It! Terror From Beyond Space [C-]
    216. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World [A]
    217. The Town [B-]
    218. A Foreign Affair [A]
    219. Bride of Frankenstein [A]
    220. The Cocoanuts [C]
    221. Next [F]
    222. The Social Network [A]
    223. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps [B+]
    224. The Plainsman [C-]
    225. The Jazz Singer [F]
    226. The Earrings of Madam de… [B+]
    227. The Night of the Hunter [A]
    228. The Room [F]
    229. Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 [F]
    230. When a Man Loves [C-]
    231. Baby Face [B+]
    232. The Reckless Moment [B+]
    233. A Fistful of Dollars [B+]
    234. For a Few Dollars More [B+]
    235. Deathwatch [B-]
    236. Se7en [B+]
    237. Wonder Bar [F]
    238. Casablanca [A]
    239. Blackmail (silent version) [C+]
    240. The Keep [D-]
    241. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance [A-]
    242. The Last Boy Scout [C-]
    243. Background to Danger [C-]
    244. Stagecoach [B-]
    245. Blackmail (sound version) [C+]
    246. The Serpent and the Rainbow [D+]
    247. Back to the Future [A]
    248. Back to the Future Part II [A-]
    249. Back to the Future Part III [B+]
    250. Ghostbusters [A]
    251. THEM! [B-]
    252. The Searchers [C+]
    253. The Bigamist [B-]
    254. The Birds [B+]
    255. River’s Edge [A]
    256. Under Siege [D+]
    257. The Hour of the Wolf [B-]
    258. The Smiling Lieutenant [A]
    259. Fury [C+]
    260. Conan the Barbarian [D+]
    261. Murder in Trinidad [D+]
    262. Summer with Monika [B+]
    263. The Terminator [B-]
    264. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World [A]
    265. Star Wars [A]
    266. Contempt [B+]
    267. The Night of the Hunter [A]
    268. Outland [B-]
    269. Taxi Driver [A]
    270. Cinderella Man [B-]
    271. The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters [B+]
    272. Get Him to the Greek [C]
    273. Winnebago Man [A]
    274. Chicano Love is Forever [F]
    275. White Dog [B+]
    276. Ladies’ Night in a Turkish Bath [C]
    277. Trancers 2 [F]
    278. Funny Farm [C-]
    279. Ira & Abby [B+]
    280. Star Trek: The Motion Picture [D]
    281. Men in Black [A]
    282. Blue Streak [B+]
    283. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part 1 [C-]
    284. The Other Guys [B-]
    285. Greenberg [B ]
    286. A Fish Called Wanda [B+]
    287. True Grit [A]