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Movies in 2010

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Jan 14, 2010 4:53 PM ET #1 (permalink)

Well, we've looked at what 2009 had to offer and in my opinion it was a fantastic year for film. 2010 looks like it could be just as good. I've seen two of the films released this month, namely:

44 Inch Chest: Ray Winstone stars as a man who's wife admits to having an affair and that she plans to leave him. He's completely devastated so his gangster friends kidnap his wife's lover. It's wonderfully shot and performed and as much as I love Ray Winstone, John Hurt and Ian McShane really steal the movie.

Sex And Drugs And Rock And Roll: I had been looking forward to this movie since I heard about it. It's a biography of Ian Dury, an English singer and one of my heroes. It stars Andy Serkis as Dury and features Ray Winstone as his father. The film looks not only at the man's great music, but also his personal relationships with his lovers, father and his son and his childhood battle with polio which left him handicapped for the rest of his life. It's very inspiring, as well as funny, touching and downright entertaining. Make sure you see it at the cinema for the great sound of the music.

Jan 14, 2010 6:52 PM ET #2 (permalink)

dont know much about the 2010 films yet except clash of the titans! only problem is tye guy they got to play perssius was a bullshit choice. just becuase he is riding on the success of terminator and avatar they grabbed him. at least they did no go with nic cage. would have liked to see michael c hall in the role.
the expendables has an interesting cast, looking forward to that.

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Jan 15, 2010 3:34 AM ET #3 (permalink)

Prediction: Clash of the Titans will be a fucking useless film, but every cunt'll love it. Just like 300. You heard it here first. Fuck Sparta.

Jan 15, 2010 6:02 AM ET #4 (permalink)

Psythe: i liked 300 the action scenes were cool, and Clash may not be completely useless, the old 1970s-80s one was really good

Jan 15, 2010 6:52 AM ET #5 (permalink)

I've never seen Clash Of The Titans or 300 :O

Jan 15, 2010 11:30 AM ET #6 (permalink)

I liked 300, personally.

I think The Book of Eli looks kind of neat. I don't know much about it though, besides what I've seen in the 30 second preview. I may be biased, though, because I'm a huge Denzel fan.

Jan 17, 2010 9:56 AM ET #7 (permalink)

^ Dude, The Book Of Eli was freakin' AWESOME. Basically there's a nuclear fallout & Denzel has a book that everyone wants. I can't really tell you much more than that without giving the movie away. All I gotta say is Denzel kicks ass in this movie.

Jan 17, 2010 4:53 PM ET #8 (permalink)

Double Dong Denzel!!

Yeah, see, every bastard loves that damn movie. Eugh, please, the action was -ok- but not great enough to hold up the whole movie, the plot/storyline was rubbish, historical accuracy was blatantly ignored, the cg was overly ridiculous, the ONLY good thing to come out of that movie was the whole "This is madness! Madness? This is Sparta!!" thing. I would deadset rather watch gay porn than see that movie again.

I really hope that at the very least we can all agree that Avatar was bollocks. Three hours is way too long for a film whose sole draw card is that it's 3D...

Jan 17, 2010 4:54 PM ET #9 (permalink)

^ But you do have to say Avatar was a visual masterpiece.

Jan 17, 2010 5:51 PM ET #10 (permalink)

I enjoyed Avatar a lot and it was the most immersive movie I've ever seen (with the 3D and all). Even if it was a futuristic and CG version of Pocahantas.

300 was ok. The style didn't do it for me like some people. But I thought I read some stuff that they were pretty historically accurate there.

I'm looking forward to Iron Man 2 and The Hobbit if it comes out this year(?). Although I think they may be too indulgent if they made a <;300 page book span over 2 movies like was discussed. I've really been out of the movie loop though and will probably be late to hear about a lot of good ones coming, as usual. I only get to see a handful a year anyway, with the busy family life and all.

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Jan 17, 2010 6:08 PM ET #11 (permalink)

From what I've heard The Hobbit won't be coming out until 2011. The best movies I've seen this year would be Avatar, The Road and The Book of Eli. The latter two are both post-apocalyptic movies involving a long journey, but that's about where the similarities end.

Anybody else see the CNN clip on Post-Avatar Depression? I've gotta say, I know where these people are coming from. After seeing that movie, I felt pretty worthless and insignificant for a bit.

On the topic of 300, I think most people thought that movie was the tits because it was pounded into their heads to think that it was amazing by marketing and word of mouth. It was entertaining enough, but it was basically just visual junk food. Nowhere near as epic as any of the Lord of the Rings movies, though that is impossible to accomplish in my book.

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Jan 17, 2010 6:15 PM ET #12 (permalink)

I saw the trailer for Avatar and thought it looked shit. A friend of mine went to see it and said it was essentially Fern Gully meets The Smurfs and that they should have used the money they spent on the special effects to hire some decent writers. I don't care what anyone says, special effects does not make a good film. Prime example being King Kong. I honestly thought the original was better. Sure, for it's time it looked impressive, but it's much better at drawing me into the story than the new one, which was essentially, "Look at our special effects! Aren't they cool!? Look at the big gorilla and how impressive it is!"

I might watch The Book Of Eli because I like Malcom McDowell and Denzel Washington, but that's it. Doesn't look great. Don't wanna see The Road. Frankly I've never liked the post-apocalyptic genre. It bores the fuck outta me.

Jan 17, 2010 6:37 PM ET #13 (permalink)

Haha, the special effects definitely didn't hurt, but I actually really enjoyed Avatar for the story, though I will admit there were similarities to Fern Gully.

At least we can both agree that Denzel Washington is a badass.

Jan 17, 2010 7:29 PM ET #14 (permalink)

AVATAR RANT: I liked Avatar and enjoyed most of the CG, but was left with some major gripes. Sorry but I need to vent...

It was too childish in it's story. They may as well have had glowing neon signs over the antagonists saying "Stereotypical army guys and industrial corporations are bad! Waffly American spirituality, native peoples beliefs and nature n' shit are good!". Felt like I was watching a bad episode of Captain Planet.

The plot twists such as (vague spoilers ahead) "forest animals to the rescue" and "swapping body machine unsuccessful early in film" were like laughably obvious. Instead of a really interesting story (such as humans having to deal with the moral dilemma of what rights to give possibly intelligent non-humanoid beings), Cameron was scared of even slightly challenging the average movie goer with something interesting because the CGI cost so much, he went with a moronic, generic rehash of ideas.

Possibly the worst example of this were the aliens (didn't pay attention to their species name...). I mean - Humanoids on another planet? Give me a break, the chances are incredibly unlikely. Then add on the fact they ride around on things that look like horses, hoot and holler like Xena the Warrior Princess and everything about them resembles a culturally offensive stereotype of native African people and I was ready to punch Cameron in the mouth.

RANT OVER!

I did like the 3D version a lot though and didn't get bored despite the movie length so I can't say it's a bad movie despite it's horrible flaws.

Jan 17, 2010 10:09 PM ET #15 (permalink)

To be fair, it's not like I said that 300 was the best movie I've seen in years or anything, lol. It was good, but not THAT good.

As far as Avatar goes, I don't know. It just doesn't look interesting to me.

And on The Hobbit: I can't freakin' wait, lol.

Jan 17, 2010 11:03 PM ET #16 (permalink)

What's the main story of The Hobbit?

Jan 17, 2010 11:12 PM ET #17 (permalink)

Bilbo Baggins goes apeshit, story of how he gets the One ring, Smeagol and a bunch of Orcs, dragons and dwarves. I read it in high school and thought there was actually a bit more arse kicking and carry on than LOTRs.

Jan 18, 2010 2:36 AM ET #18 (permalink)

Hellz Yes to The Hobbit !!! It's had a big enough gap time for it to appear .. I wanna watch Iron man 2 aswel umm Oh this isnt a new movie of nothing but i watched a movie called the man from earth even though its not got any awesome fight scenes or anything its just a group of people in a room and one guy telling a sotry of how hes like thousand of years old .. i think personally its a awesome movie .. takes the biggest stab at religion which i love coz i think religion is a crock of shit but if you haven't seen it i say watch it .. not just for the stab at religion but alot of it just sounds like it could be true .. makes me wonder coz i love science and all :)

Jan 18, 2010 2:52 AM ET #19 (permalink)

Thanks for the tip it sounds like a good move, I'll check it out some time.

Jan 18, 2010 8:38 AM ET #20 (permalink)

I may be off topic here but, I want to see a hobbit dropkick an orc into lava...just sayin'.

Jan 18, 2010 6:09 PM ET #21 (permalink)

I read The Hobbit as a kid so I'm looking forward to seeing the movie, but I didn't enjoy Lord Of The Rings so we shall see how it works for me. I'm interested in watching the new Mel Gibson film Edge Of Darkness too, partly because Ray Winstone is in it.

Jan 19, 2010 5:58 AM ET #22 (permalink)

I enjoyed the LotR movies. I also enjoyed The Hobbit better than the LotR books, so hopefully I'll love the movie :) No idea what else is coming out in twenty10, but a book I've loved for about 2 years now, and read all 900 something pages of about six times, is being made into a movie tentatively due for release in 20eleven. Shantaram, starring Johnny Depp. If he ruins it, I will murder his entire childhood photo collection.

Feb 21, 2010 6:14 PM ET #23 (permalink)

Just had the BAFTAs here and The Hurt Locker won six awards. Anyone here (besides Agent47) seen it and if so, is it actually that good? It looked bollocks to me. I was surprised District 9 didn't win anything and shocked that Up won Best Music when it so clearly should have been Sex and Drugs and Rock & Roll.

Feb 21, 2010 10:26 PM ET #24 (permalink)

I've seen a heap of war movies, and I didn't think it was that special. Compared to Platoon, FMJ etc anyway. It definitely wasn't a bad movie though, very solid. I think after watching Iraq half your life on TV a movie about it seems less interesting, or maybe I've just never been a bomb guy.

Feb 21, 2010 10:30 PM ET #25 (permalink)

Yeah I know what you mean. I haven't seen Platoon yet but FMJ was a film of two halves for me. I loved the first half in the boot camp but wasn't too big on the second half where they're in the war. It had some good moments but wasn't as good as the first part. As I've said before though, I've never been into war films so chances are I probably won't be too impressed, though I would like to check it out to form a fair opinion.

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