Thursday, December 30, 2010

Is 2010 Over Already?

I don't write "Best of" lists at the end of the year for whatever year it actually is, because I have limited time and money, and often very limited access to most of the films I think it's necessary to see before making any sort of comprehensive decisions. And because I'm a pretentious movie nut and I take this all way too seriously.

For the curious, here's where I am so far:

Action: From Paris with Love, Iron Man 2, Kick-Ass, Salt, The A-Team, The Expendables, The Karate Kid, The Losers, Unstoppable

Animated: Despicable Me, How to Train Your Dragon, Shrek Forever After, The Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole, Toy Story 3

Comedies: Date Night, Dinner for Schmucks, Easy A, I Love You Philip Morris, Knight and Day, RED, The Other Guys

Documentaries: Exit Through the Gift Shop, Restrepo

Dramas: Harry Brown, Shutter Island, The Ghost Writer, The Green Zone, The King's Speech, The Social Network, The Town, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, Winter's Bone

Fantasy: Alice in Wonderland, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Horror: Daybreakers, Splice, The Crazies

Romantic Comedies: Letters to Juliet, When in Rome

Science Fiction: Inception, Monsters, Predators, Repo Men, The Book of Eli, Tron: Legacy

That's forty-nine movies for the year so far. Not bad. Now the films I still want to see:

127 Hours
A Film Unfinished
Animal Kingdom
Another Year
Barney's Version
Black Swan
Black Venus
Blue Valentine
Cairo Time
Fair Game
Four Lions
Get Low
I Am Love
Idiots and Angels
Inside Job
Kings of Pastry
Love and Other Drugs
Made in Dagenham
Never Let Me Go
Rabbit Hole
The Borrower Arrietty
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
The Fighter
The Illusionist
The Kids are All Right
The Tempest
The Tourist
The Way Back
Tiny Furniture
True Grit
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
Waiting for Superman

Forty-four to go. If past years are any indication, the list is going to get longer before it gets any shorter.

I will have a year-end list for y'all in a day or two. None of these films will be on it.

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