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Friday, December 31, 2010

10 Best and Worst Movies for 2010 by Raymond Garcia

I see movies for a chance to escape the daily routines of the day. Not that I have a stressful routine but it gives me that chance to see the potential of others and I can live vicariously through them.

This year, I saw some good films and there were those that were just plain bad. I remember only walking out of one film this year and that's after I gave it one hour of my time. I was hoping it could redeem itself so I stayed in the theater longer than I really should have. Well, it didn't work for me so I left my guest to finish the film while I checked out the remainder of Scott Pilgrim vs the World once again. There's a movie I could see over and over again. OH WAIT! I DID!

My top ten films made me cry, made me laugh, made me think, made me applaud but most importantly, let me have fun. I was inspired (The Music Never Stopped). I had anxiety (127 Hours). I was amazed (Toy Story 3). I was thoroughly entertained (Kick-Ass). I was intrigued (Inception) and I was giddy; "It's SO FLUFFY!" (Despicable Me).

The worst movie I saw and couldn't finish was THE EXPENDABLES. As much testosterone that was in that movie, we could have bottled it up and sold it as 'MAN THE FUCK UP" and made a killing (no pun intended). The acting was undesirable with the exception of Jason Stathum, because he can do no wrong in my book. Yogi Bear was so Saturday morning cartoonish that I wondered why it didn't go directly to DVD. It should have bypassed the theaters completely.

So with those thoughts running through my head, I can say that I enjoyed myself at the movies watching beautiful faces on the big screen (Charlie St. Cloud, The Prince of Persia, The Tourist, Tangled, Love and Other Drugs, Eat Pray Love), crying (The Music Never Stopped, Dear John), looking away (Saw 3D, 127 Hours, Unstoppable, Jackass 3D), cheering (Secretariat, Machete, The Warrior's Way, The Man From Nowhere) or just shake my head (Symbol, MacGruber, Monsters, Stone, The Square) thinking, WTF was that?

That's why I go to the movies; to escape. Thank you 2010 for providing me that route.

10. 127 HOURS
09. DESPICABLE ME
08. KICK-ASS
07. THE TOWN
06. TANGLED
05. THE MUSIC NEVER STOPPED
04. INCEPTION
03. TOY STORY 3
02. SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD


My favorite film of the year: THE SOCIAL NETWORK

The worst films (such a harsh word except for rating THE EXPENDABLES); these are the ones that just didn't do it for me:

ALPHA AND OMEGA
YOGI BEAR
STONE
THE EXPENDABLES
THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ALICE CREED
THE VIRGINITY HIT
CATS AND DOGS: THE REVENGE OF KITTY GALORE
FURRY VENGEANCE
JONAH HEX
MARMADUKE


See you at the movies.
Raymond Garcia

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1 comment:

  1. Out of the 249 or more films that I saw this year, there were some that just had to have multiple viewings. Of those listed below, I think SPVTW, The Social Network and HTTM were the ones most viewed:

    Scott Pilgrim vs the World
    Inception
    Secretariat
    Hot Tub Time Machine
    Despicable Me
    The Social Network
    Tangled
    The Kids Are All Right
    Burlesque
    KickAss
    Letters to Juliet
    RED

    That should about do it.

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