Toy Story 3 – The best movie of the year, when it came out. Most heart-wrenching, yet proper way to end a trilogy. I absolutely loved it. On that note, I don’t think Pixar has ever disappointed me.
Inception – Nolan’s best movie to me, Memento, was a hugely original piece, then Inception came out and kind of overtook it as Nolan’s “masterpiece” of writing. It’s not my favorite film by him or of the year, but it’s admittedly great. Just based on the idea, which Nolan wrote. Brilliance.
Black Swan – This movie will not be marketed right no matter what. This is why Aronofsky is the most consistent director out there, he doesn’t honestly care about how much money this makes. Portman and Kunis shine in this, as does Cassel. I’m hoping Darren finally gets his huge Hollywood respect he deserves with this one, though I’m sure it’ll pick up a few statues, it won’t be very big.
True Grit – Jeff Bridges has made a huge star out of himself again and it’s totally deserved and I couldn’t be happier. He’s reinvented himself and will be talked about for years and years. His performance in this is excellent, and is Oscar-worthy, whatever the fuck that means. The little girl, who I don’t remember by name was well cast and will be a breakout star. Josh Brolin, in the limited amount of time he was shown was my favorite though. He was made for that role, even if he wasn’t on-screen for a whole lot. The Coen Brothers are as strong as ever, and usually I despise remakes, so there you go.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World – Quick, to-the-point, funny, quirky, this movie is just fun to watch. I loathe Cera, and he is only tolerable in this. But the editing of this one is the real winner. Holy shit! It’s like watching a comic book unfold on the screen. I’m glad I gave this a chance.
Still need to see The Fighter, The Social Network, 127 Hours, Kick Ass, Winter’s Bone, The American, The King’s Speech, and Shutter Island.Read less