Sunday, 4 April 2010

Coming Back to the Real World

I don’t why, but I’ve really been evading recent cinema. We’re already in April and I’ve only seen just a few flicks from 2010. I was supposed to see Green Zone and Alice in Wonderland last week, but for some reason I passed. I should probably rectify that sometime this week, but I feel a bit swamped. Notice how I’ve been doing more retrospectives and less current work? Still, 2010 seems to be off to a good start. Shutter Island was imperfect, but still moderately satisfying, The Greatest was stodgy but suggested good things for Carey and Agora was just excellent. Sure I’ve got more than eight months to go and most likely none of these will be remembered at the end of the year, but who knows? I’m still to see limited stuff like The Runaways, Fish Tank or Repo Men
Has any 2010 release really impressed you thus far? Which 2010 release should I drop everything to see?

13 comments:

Mike Lippert said...

I think the only really good movie I've seen this year so far has been Chole which, like Shutter Island, seemed to have split the critical vote. I'm going to see Hot Tib Time Machine on Tuesday, I need a good laugh.

Simon said...

2010...Kristen Stewart kinda impressed me in The Runaways.

Robert said...

I really want to see The Runaways, but otherwise not a lot of the recent releases have caught my interest. I did really like How to Train Your Dragon though. haha

Luke said...

I'm going to agree with Robert on this one. How to Train Your Dragon definitely surprised me with its goodness. I don't usually expect much from DreamWorks Animation...

Danny King said...

Shutter Island and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo are my two early favorites. Greenberg was also excellent. Stiller is right behind DiCaprio for best male performance on the young year in my opinion.

Jose said...

With mainstream releases I'm gonna have to go with "Date Night" actually. Best time I've had at the movies in any 2010 release.

anahita said...

I STILL have to watch alice in wonderland, it's shocking that I haven't seen it yet!! But tbh, I haven't seen anything 2010 either really - unless you count the oscar films. Am fairly curious to see clash of the titans, I really don't think it'll be that good, but I'm so fond of the original I want to see what they've done to it!! esp If I see it with my friend who does classics, she'll point out all the historical mistakes :P xx

M. Carter @ the Movies said...

"Alice in Wonderland" is far from perfect, but it's such a visual stunner that everyone should see it and bask in the glow of Helena Bonham Carter's awesomeness.

That said, nothing has blown my mindhole so far, though "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" was a fun jaunt back to middle school days.

M. Carter @ the Movies said...

"Alice in Wonderland" is far from perfect, but it's such a visual stunner that everyone should see it and bask in the glow of Helena Bonham Carter's awesomeness.

That said, nothing has blown my mindhole so far, though "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" was a fun jaunt back to middle school days.

Andrew: Encore Entertainment said...

mike i don't think i'll be seeing the hot-tub machine. the poster alone annoys me.

simon i wonder what i'll think about the runaways...

robert, luke...
you've piqued my interest for sure.

danny wow. i've never been hot on stiller, but i'm all for growth in an actor.

jose well i should see that soon. i hope i like it as much.

anahita "clash of the titans" i have a feeling it will suck, too.

m. carter i am ALWAYS ready to bask in the awesomeness of HBC.

cine-fille.com said...

"Fish Tank" is amazing. Saw it nearly a year ago and it is always on my mind. Andrea Arnold is a great director worth checking out. You should definitely watch "Red Road".

Andrew: Encore Entertainment said...

cine-fille thanks for the tips.

Burning Reels said...

I'd second Fish Tank but I haven't seen too much from '10 yet - Looking for Eric also had its moments.