Everybody likes to do top ten films lists around this time of the year. Here's mine. The catch here is I only saw 11 movies in 2010. So only one movie I saw won't be on this list. Here goes.
9. The Expendables
8. The Town
5. Iron Man 2
Such a fun movie. Simple premise- great human warriors are brought to a planet where Predators (alien hunters) track them down. Not much to say about this one. Not Oscar bait by any stretch, but a blast to watch form start to finish.
3. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows pt. 1
While the "Harry Potter" books are all excellent, the movies have been kind of a mixed bag. The first two are pretty bad. The 3rd is excellent. The fourth is kind of meh. The fifth and sixth are both good, and now "Deathly Hallows," or at least the first part of "Deathly Hallows" may be the best of the film series. Having split the book in half, the filmmakers have been afforded the luxury of time. They can really put almost the entire book onscreen. They paced the film patiently rather than trying to jam everything into two hours. The young actors who play Harry, Ron, and Hermione also turn in their best performances to date.
2. True Grit
I expected "True Grit" to be a good movie. I love the Coen Brothers, I love Jeff Bridges, and I love Westerns. The big surprise to me was Elizabeth Marvel who played Mattie Ross- the young girl who seeks out Bridges Rooster Cogburn to avenge the death of her father. She was EXCELLENT.
1. Toy Story 3
And the one movie that didn't make the top 10? "Alice in Wonderland" which I didn't enjoy while watching, and liked less and less the more I thought about it.