Tuesday, January 4, 2011

2010 Wrap up for Insight into Entertainment

A toast to the year that was.  Rachel and I did our Top 5 on the podcast this week, but I thought you  might like to know what made the rest of my Top 10.  Also at the bottom is a list and the score I gave all the movies of 2010 that I saw.   I found it sad that none of my Top 10 came out before July (Winter's Bone's wide release might have been earlier).  However, they were pretty spread out from September onward with the usual push toward the end of the year.  I saw more in theaters than I expected and many were not very good.

Top 10

  1. Winter’s Bone
  2. The King’s Speech
  3. The Kids are All Right
  4. The Social Network
  5. Black Swan
  6. True Grit
  7. Inception
  8. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
  9. The Town
  10.  Easy A
I think this is the first time ever that I saw my Top 10 entirely in theaters.  There was an extra showing of Winter's Bone that I caught late, so that was just luck.  

Bottom 5

  1. The Bounty Hunter
  2. Sex and the City 2
  3. Killers
  4. Leap Year
  5. Letters to Juliet
 I know my worst list encompasses some crappy romantic comedies, but I also saw a few I enjoyed over the course of the year Love and Other Drugs, Valentine's Day, and Burlesque were good for what they were. 

Here's my list of 2010 movies, 35 seen in theaters *


  1. Alice in Wonderland 3/5
  2. Babies 3/5
  3. Black Swan 4.5/5*
  4. Blood Done Sign My Name 3.5/5
  5. Burlesque 3.5/5*
  6. City Island 4/5
  7. Creation 3/5
  8. Date Night 4/5 revised 3/5*
  9. Dear John 2.5/5*
  10. Death at a Funeral (remake) 3/5*
  11. Due Date 2/5 *
  12. Easy A 4.5/5 *
  13. Eat, Pray, Love 2.5/5 *
  14. Eclipse 3/5 *
  15. Extraordinary Measures 2/5
  16. Get Him to the Greek 2/5 *
  17. Green Zone  3.5/5 *
  18. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 4.5/5 *
  19. Hot Tub Time Machine 3/5
  20. How to Train Your Dragon 4/5
  21. HOWL 3.5/5
  22. Inception 4.5/5 *
  23. Iron Man 2 4/5 *
  24. Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work 3.5/5
  25. Killers 1.5/5
  26. Leap Year 2/5 *
  27. Letters to Juliet 2/5
  28. Love and Other Drugs – 4/5 *
  29. Megamind 3D 4/5 *
  30. Percy Jackson and the Olympians 3.5/5 *
  31. Prince of Persia 3/5
  32. RED 4/5 *
  33. Salt 3.5/5 *
  34. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World 3/5
  35. Secretariat 3/5 *
  36. Sex and the City 2 1.5/5 *
  37. Shrek Forever After 3.5/5
  38. The A-Team 2.5/5
  39. The Bounty Hunter 1/5
  40. The Expendables 2.5/5 *
  41. The Fighter 4/5 *
  42. The Girl who played with fire 4/5
  43. The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus 3/5 *
  44. The Kids are All Right 5/5 *
  45. The King’s Speech 5/5 *
  46. The Losers 3/5 *
  47. The Social Network 4.5/5 *
  48. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice 3/5 *
  49. The Town 4/5 *
  50. Toy Story 3D 4/5 *
  51. True Grit 5/5 *
  52. Valentine’s Day 3/5 *
  53. Winter’s Bone 5/5 *
 What have I missed from 2010?  I still intend to see Animal Kingdom, Rabbit Hole, and 127 Hours.  Anything else I shouldn't miss?

3 comments:

Mike Lippert said...

Gotta love all the love Winter's Bone is getting. Although I'm not sure it will crack my top 10 it certainly is a very special movie.

Fletch said...

Glad you put in that disclaimer about rom-coms dominating your Worst list. I was gonna offer some advice of perhaps not having those as your favorite genre. ;)

I've not yet seen 4 of your top 10. Boo me. True Grit will be remedied later this week. Would like to see Easy A soon, and The King's Speech some time before it leaves theaters. Kids Are All Right...I could take or leave.

I made my top 10 list before Black Swan came out...pretty sure it would crack it right now, but I have yet to edit it. We'll see.

Looking forward to the Top 5 podcast!

Jess said...

@Mike - I hope the love for Winter's Bone continues through the award season at least.

@Fletch - yeah, even I agree there's not much worse than a bad rom-com. I think because they often don't bother with much else besides the central romance, if they miss they can fall hard. The best rom-coms usually have a deeper story or pretty great acting, or rely on the love of Christmas.