Welcome to September! What’s your favorite 2010 movie so far?

OMG, it’s September already!! Where did the Summer go?? It sure went quick isn’t it… once we enter the ‘_ ber’ month, brrrrrr temperature isn’t too far behind for us here in the Upper Midwest 😦

But let’s not think about that shall we? We’re here to talk about movies after all, and to start off the new month, why not talk about the movies we’ve seen so far this year and those we’re still anticipating. I wish I had seen more new movies this year, but so far, here are my favorites:

Remember Me | Iron Man 2 | Robin Hood | Toy Story 3 | Inception

Clash of the Titans and The Ghost Writer didn’t meet my expectation. The first one turned out to be utterly bad (read FC’s full review) and I found the Roman Polanski movie quite dull despite its promising premise. The Other Guys was pretty funny, but I probably won’t remember much of it later. I also got an advanced screening to see the action comedy RED which boast an excellent cast of, it was pretty entertaining, but a lot of what I remember was how gorgeous Karl Urban was πŸ˜‰

And here are at least five I’m looking forward to in the next four months:

  1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I – released Nov. 19
    As I just started watching the series a few months ago, no doubt I’m curious to see the final two installments.

  2. Never Let Me Go (view poster & trailer) – released date Sept. 15 (limited)
    First the poster piqued my interest, then I saw the trailer, which intrigued me even more. Then I read more about Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel and WOW, I’ve got to see this one!
  3. Tron: Legacy (view details) – released Dec. 17
    I’ll see it for the awesome visuals and SFX, but I hope the story doesn’t disappoint.
  4. The Tourist (view details) – released Dec. 10
    I’m more excited about seeing Timothy Dalton and Rufus Sewell in the big screen than the two leads. I seriously hope this is just the beginning of Dalton’s return to the big screen!
  5. The Debt (view trailer) – released Dec. 29
    I’m fond of Helen Mirren and the rest of the cast – Sam Worthington, Ciaran Hinds, and Tom Wilkinson – aren’t too bad, either. The premise about an ex-Mossad agent in charge of tracking down the Nazi war criminal seems like a good recipe for a taut thriller.


Ok, now your turn to share. What’s your best or favorite movie(s) you’ve seen this year? And what movie (s) are you looking forward to the rest of the year?

47 thoughts on “Welcome to September! What’s your favorite 2010 movie so far?

  1. Hi your blog was so nice. This is Mani from Moviescrunch. I would like to add your blog in my friends list..I expect a link exchange. What do you think about this…Keep in touch n Take care…

  2. Definitely Another Year…I adore Mike Leigh’s films, and the things I read out of Cannes make me think this might be one of his best.

    Also really excited for Black Swan, The Social Network, and Love and Other Drugs, among others.

    1. Oh I haven’t heard of that one, John, not familiar with his work I’m afraid. But I like Jim Broadbent and I recognize one of the women in this movie from BBC’s miniseries North & South.

      I’m curious about The Social Network, I might check that one out in the theater actually. Black Swan might be too bizarre for my taste, might be a dvd viewing if I’m up for it.

  3. PrairieGirl

    Only saw two movies on the big screen this year, How to Train Your Dragon and Toy Story 3, both the were great and worth seeing. And this from a gal who’s not that into animated films.

    SOOOOOOO waiting for The Tourist, not to see Depp and Joile, or even the plot, but for Rufus Sewell and Timothy Dalton. Got Friday, Dec. 10 on your calendar, rtm? If not, do so now!!

    1. Too bad I didn’t get to see HTTYD, boy I really wanted to! I’ll definitely get it from Netflix as soon as it comes out.

      YES, we’ve got ourselves a date on the 10th! There is no way I’m not seeing that on opening night. I hope they release the trailer soon.

  4. Interestingly, part of me is loathe to reveal my top spot of the year so far, since my top film at this point last year went on to be my top film of the year (HURT LOCKER).

    If I revelaed that now, then what would compell anyone from tuning into my year-end geekiness?

    1. Understood, Hatter… we’ll just have to tune in to your blog and podcast for that πŸ™‚ My gut tells me Never Let Me Go might get a bunch of Oscar buzz next year, but what do I know?

    1. Glad we agree on at least 2, Castor. Kick-Ass sounds like fun, it’s on my Netflix queue already.

      Ohhh I forget The Tree of Life, yeah that sounds good, I’m excited more for Terrence Malick than the cast though.

        1. I don’t distaste him, that’s a bit strong, I just prefer to see somebody else on screen that’s all. I did like him in Legends of the Fall though.

  5. I think I’ve only seen five movies that came out this year. In order of enjoyment: Inception, Robin Hood, Iron Man 2, Eat Pray Love, Salt. I actually really liked all of them. I’m all discerning, and stuff.

    Looking forward to HP. That’s about it. πŸ™‚

    1. It’s been a slow movies year I think, but I’m hopeful Fall movies have some terrific stuff to offer. Not sure I’ll see the last two on the list, y’know how I feel about EPL, but I still might give check out the Jolie action flick on dvd one day.

      High five on HP. From all the stuff I’ve been seeing so far it looks like a good one. My, how Harry has grown to be a nice looking young man πŸ˜‰

  6. HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON was the only film I really liked this year, and the only one I’m waiting to see till 2010 finishes is LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS πŸ™‚

    1. I hear so many great things about HTTYD, and given GB AND Craig Ferguson lent some voice work I definitely have to check it out as soon as it’s out on dvd. Ah yes, Legend of the Guardians does look awesome, Dez, only Zack Snyder can make owls look so darn appealing!

    1. Hello Mr. Entertasinment πŸ™‚ Y’know, I was intrigued by Agora at first but after reading a lot of the blatant inaccuracies about the movie and seemingly anti-Christian (though of course Amenabar disputed that), I don’t think I’ll watch it. You’re probably the last few movie bloggers who haven’t seen Inception! I’m curious to hear what you think. Cairo Time does look beautiful from the trailer.

      Best wishes on your school work, man!

  7. Great list! I too, since having it pointed out to me, am very interested in checking out Never Let Me Go. I came at it from a different angle though, with the poster actually turning me off pursuing any avenues of enquiry. It wasn’t until watching the trailer for the first time yesterday that I’m looking to see if it might actually make its way to Vancouver Island.

    No Jackass 3D? πŸ˜‰

    1. You’re turned off by the poster?? The one with the two kids running? OH I LOVE that one, I thought the simplicity and tranquil vibe provides such a stark to the dark theme of the movie.

      Ha..ha.. not even if you pay me, Steve!

      1. Whimsical poster with two kids in love – yadda yadda. No thanks, I gave at the office. Although I recall a struture similar to the one in the background in England being destroyed in a fire – perhaps it was chosen as some kind of foreboding imagery? I’m sure I’m overthinking it.

        Let’s talk about Tron in a few months… And I’ll forward you along my Jackass review when it’s ready. πŸ˜€

        1. Oh that’s harsh Stevie… I don’t even get the ‘two kids in love’ vibe from the poster, but whateva. Yes, you are over-thinking it.

          Well I do hope we can still chat before Tron comes out πŸ™‚ And thanks for the Jackass review offer, ok I admit I did laugh at that high five with the giant hand bit in the trailer.

  8. Have seen and enjoyed this year: Inception, Salt, The Secret in their Eyes, Mother and Toy Story 3

    Hope to see before the end of the year: Love & Other Drugs, Black Swan, Tron: Legacy, The Town, Cairo Time, Machete, Morning Glory, HP & the Deathy Hallows Pt. 1, The Tourist and Blue Valentine

    1. Hi Chelle Belle! I just IMDb-ed the Argentinian movie, sounds intriguing. Not sure what to think about Mother, I don’t think that’s my cup of tea.

      Well looks like you’ll be busy watching a bunch of stuff by end of year miss Belle πŸ™‚

      P.S. I love the quote you have on your tumblr… “run mad as often as you chuse, but do not faint” Fannie Price is one of my fave heroine!

  9. For me, it’s probably a toss up between “Inception” and “The Secret in Their Eyes.” “Shutter Island” would be right behind those two.

    My most anticipated for the rest of the year include: “Black Swan,” “Hereafter,” “Never Let Me Go,” “127 Hours,” and “True Grit.”

    1. Hi Danny! I’m curious to see ‘The Secret…’ now, a lot of foreign films are much more unique and compelling than Hollywood fares generally.

      I’m not sold on 127 Hours trailer, though the true story it’s based on is fascinating.

  10. Ted S.

    I’ve seen a lot of films this year but don’t really have a favorite so far, I mean I enjoyed Inception a lot but it wasn’t as great as I had hoped.

    I’m looking forward to Harry Potter 7 and The Cohen Brothers’ True Grit remake. I’m definitely want to see Malick’s Trees of Life but he couldn’t finish it on time to have it premiere at Cannes back in May and the last I heard he’s still editing it, so we may not see it this year. Also, he shot parts of the film that will only be shown on IMAX, I’m very excited to see that. I think I’ll write up a behind the story on this film too since it’s been going around Hollywood for years.

    I thought The American will be my favorite movie this year but after I saw it, I thought it was good, not great.

    1. Your expectation for Inception must be mighty high πŸ™‚

      YAY on HP, didn’t know you like the series, too. Hey I would love to read about the ‘origins’ story of Tree of Life, it’s gotta be fascinating, so add that to the two you still owe me πŸ˜‰

      Let me know about The American when I see you tomorrow. The reviews is just so-so, but I read this tweet from Guy Kawasaki I follow on Twitter: I really wanted to like The American, but couldn’t. Synopsis: drive on empty road, walk in empty town, make gun, sleep w/ hooker, repeat…


      Oh and thanks for the link to Tree of Life script. I’ll read that later today.

  11. Inception and Scott Pilgrim are definitely my favourites so far – Scott Pilgrim was visually stunning and I loved the soundtrack.

    As for upcoming films, I’m a fan of “The Saddest Music in the World”, so I’ll definitely be keeping an eye on Kazuo Ishiguro!

  12. Woah! I am so left behind this year. *Sigh* I’ve watched movies but they weren’t that good. Months before Robinhood came out, I was really excited to see that movie yet until now I haven’t watched it 😦

    Well, I’m really looking forward to Harry Potter and hopefully I won’t miss it. Never missed a harry movie.

    1. Hi akasha, I know what you mean. As a movie blogger I don’t watch hardly enough movies! I do hope I have time to see all the movies I’ve been anticipating and the same with you. Deathly Hallows will mark the first HP movie I’ll see in the theater.

  13. Great list…I like Inception n Toy story 3 in 2010..there is no other films which impact me..I am waiting to watch ‘Social Network’ and ‘Tree of life’. Cheers πŸ™‚

    1. Hi again Mani. Social Network will be interesting, all the controversy might actually boost its box office numbers. I think a bunch of people are anticipating Terrence Malick’s new movie. Hope it doesn’t disappoint.

  14. For me, the most enjoyable movie I’ve seen so far is Kick-Ass. Great cast, great script and all round fun. I thought it would be Inception and while the latter was enjoyable, it just didn’t meet with expectations.

    1. I forgot about Kick-Ass – That definitely was one of my top ones for this year.
      Inception is one of my favourites for this year (which isn’t hard, considering the shocking lack of decent films this year!), but it definitely didn’t meet my expectations either. Not half as new and complex as people make it out to be. I’d really love to know what it was that people found so confusing about it – I should run a survey to find out!

      1. I’m so missing out not having seen Kick-Ass! But it’s on my Netflix list already, hopefully there isn’t a long wait on that one.

        Well I guess you and Castor are the Mensa members among us. I was baffled as I watched it, but now that I’ve had time to mull it over, it wasn’t as complex as I originally thought. Still I consider it a mind riddle, but what a ride!

  15. Interesting. For me Inception is by far the best movie of the year so far, Toy story 3 was good but not great, same goes for Iron Man 2 and Robin Hood. I was presently surprised by Remember me.

    Of your list of upcoming movies, Never Let Me Go stands out for me. I am also really looking forward to The Town, The Rum Diary, The Social Network and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest.

    1. Yep, agree with you on Inception Andy, but Toy Story 3 was a close second for me. Poignant as well as funny.

      Oh sheesh, I’m forgetting Rum Diary! Is that going to be released this year?? Can’t believe there isn’t a trailer for it yet.

  16. Harry Potter for me! Tron looks good too.

    I still haven’t seen Scott Pilgrim so I’ve got to get on that. I’m surprised that I want to see Afflecks new movie, but it looks good enough to check out on the big screen.

    Best summer action movie though?

    Was the A-Team! What a delightful surprise!

      1. He..he.. she does look good in that uniform and that haircut. I saw the TRON trailer again before Expendables and man, I’m even more psyched now.

    1. High five on both Heather! You know, I was anticipating The Town but the trailer was just meh, so maybe a dvd viewing for me.

      I like the A-Team also, it’s bombastic but loads of fun, unlike Expendables 😦

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