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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Nebular's TOP 20 Favorite Movies of 2010 PART 1 [20 - 11]

CM's Best-Reviewed Movies of 2010

PART 1 [No. 20 - 11]


11. 127 Hours (9.25/10)

Overall summary:
A visual and technical tour-de-force, accompanied by James Franco's irresistible performance, "127 Hours" is one of Danny Boyle's most remarkable achievements, and certainly one of 2010's best films.

12. The Fighter (9.00/10)

Overall summary:
With its enormously gripping story, utterly compelling characters and top-notch direction by David O. Russell, "The Fighter" is undoubtedly one of this year's very best films, and also a serious Oscar contender.

13. Under the Hawthorn Tree (9.00/10)

Overall summary:
Remarkably genuine, profoundly moving and beautifully-filmed, "Under the Hawthorn Tree" is yet another gem in the crown of Zhang Yimou's amazingly impressive filmography.

14. Legend of the Guardians:
The Owls of Ga'Hoole

Overall summary:
With its mindblowingly sumptuous graphics, enthralling and adventurous story, and extremely adorable characters, "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole" ranks as one of the most imaginative animated features ever created, and it's certainly the most visually-stunning movie of 2010.

15. The Loved Ones (9.00/10)

Overall summary: Dementedly-sick, extremely gory, brilliantly-creative and nightmarishly-funny, "The Loved Ones" is a true modern horror masterpiece, and one of 2010's best horror flicks!

16. Aftershock (9.00/10)

Overall summary: Aside from the predictable melodramatic climax, "Aftershock" is a masterfully-crafted, visually-spectacular and emotionally-powerful disaster drama, that perfectly combines fiction with actual historical events. A triumph of style AND substance!

17. Kick-Ass (8.75/10)

Overall summary: If you like your superhero movies smart, original, action-packed, enormously entertaining, and downright fun, then "Kick-Ass" should be your cup of tea. An absolute winner!

18. Harry Potter and the Deathly
Hallows: Part 1 (8.75/10)

Overall summary: Darkly compelling, beautifully-executed and visually-striking, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" is by far the best of all three David Yates installments, and my third favorite "Harry Potter" film, ranking right behind the fantastic "Prisoner of Azkaban" and the action-packed "Goblet of Fire".

19. Los ojos de Julia a.k.a.
Julia's Eyes

Overall summary: Consistently tense, refreshingly unpredictable and utterly engrossing, "Julia's Eyes" certainly ranks as one of the most polished and skillfully-executed horror thrillers in recent history. One of 2010's most pleasant cinematic surprises!

20. True Legend a.k.a.
Su Qi-Er (8.50/10)

Overall summary: Yuen Woo-Ping's "True Legend" is a highly entertaining 'wushu' extravaganza, with top-notch choreography, gripping story and stunning cinematography, and without a doubt a visual action feast for all martial arts geeks.


Jaccstev said...

Some of the best films of the year. Great list, buddy!
The one I haven't seen yet from this list is only Temple Grandin :)

Lesya Khyzhnyak said...

Saw only four of these and looking forward for the next post.

Nebular said...

Thanks, Jaccs! :) I know you're not a big fan of True Legend or Legend of the Guardians, but I thoroughly enjoyed both of these films and found them to be utterly underrated.

You should see Temple Grandin - you won't believe how good was Claire Danes in it! My favorite female performance of 2010, along with Natalie's.
And I'm telling you, if it wasn't a made-for-TV film, Danes could have been nominated for Oscar, and even win it. She was that good. She won an EMMY though ;)

Nebular said...

Lesya, you should check out the rest then :) My top 10 is coming tomorrow ;)

Melissa Bradley said...

These are some fantastic choices. I've not seen most of these, but I hope to, except 127 Hours. Not a big Franco fan, but I saw Aron on Dateline NBC and I was so grossed out. I really do believe I'd vomit if I saw this movie. I agree with you about Claire Danes, her performance was stunningly brilliant. She's one of my favorite actresses.

Looking forward to seeing your top 10. :)

J-SON said...

Can't wait to see the top 10! Great list George! :D

Nebular said...

Thanks, Mel. Glad you like the first part of my list ;)

Hey, put your reservations aside, and give "127 Hours" a chance. Franco is such a charmer, I really don't get why you don't like him :)

I had no idea you've seen Temple Grandin. She was sensational in it! Absolutely sensational!

Nebular said...

Thanks, J-Son. Come back tomorrow for part 2 ;)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Most of those I've not seen, so will have to seek them out.
Sorry, just didn't care for Guardians - didn't resonate with me. And there's a reason I decided not to review the Harry Potter movie...
Otherwise, I'm sure your top ten will hold several favorites!

Nebular said...

I know you didn't like Guardians, Alex, and that's okay.. many other people didn't. Anyway, I thoroughly enjoyed the story, loved the characters, plus the visuals were the best I've seen in any animated flick.
I'm sure my top 10 will contain some of your favorites too ;) Drop by again tomorrow :)

Nicole✗✗ said...

Oh 127 hours how I love that film!! The Fighter was also a great one. Seeing Kick Ass on here has me hoping Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is coming up-love that film but then again how could I not with Edgar Wright directing. Anyways, great list so far!!

Nicole✗✗ said...

Oh and by the way, thank you for the lovely comment yesterday~too kind ; )

Nebular said...

Thanks, Nicole. So glad you liked it. Both 127 Hours and The Fighter are great films. Kick-Ass.. well.. kicks ass, and Scott Pilgrim blew me away, though after I gave it a second shot I wasn't as impressed - it was still brilliant, but there was something missing.

Nebular said...

You're welcome, Nicole ;) Though my nature is a bit naughty, I've always been kind with people I like and respect ;)