The Town. I am sucker for anything that involves dirtbag Irish guys (I am a dirtbag Irish guy) and anytime a movie about the Irish in Boston or where ever comes out I have to see it. Glad to see a lot of gangster movies moving away from the italian mafia, and going to the dirtbag irish gangsters.
Favorite Film of 2010.
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I was really disappointed in The Town. Probably the comparisons the ads made to The Departed and Jeremy Renner in the cast, I had huge expectations for it, but I felt like they never really developed the characters enough for me to care about. The only exception was Pete Postlethwaite, but he was brilliant in everything.
I agree, it wasnt that great of a movie, but I do believe it was my favorite in 2010, not sure if that is saying much though. I just think anytime an Irish dirtbag movie comes out I have to support it so they will make more of them. Ben Affleck should start a production company devoted to dirtbag irish movies. Its funny the only Irish themed movie I dont like is Boonedock Saints, which seems to be peoples favorite irish themed flick.
Also loved The Town
Would not vote for Inception. It was the Slumdog Millionaire of the year for me.
Easy A was really good. I generally don't like movies like that, but I thought it was fairly funny and a good teenager movie without being too gimmicky.
The Town was good but not great, IMO. Renner and Pothlethwaite were awesome in it, and it had a couple of very good action scenes. I didn't regret seeing it, it certainly wasn't a bad movie.
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You can add Animal Kingdom to my list as well. Great acting by the young kid and the grandmother (Jacki Weaver). Even though she got the Golden Globe nomination, I was more impressed with "J", the young lead character.
"Pope" the uncle was also amazingly acted. I'd say more but I don't want to spoil anything.
I'm a sucker for great crime dramas. Very solid work for a directorial debut.
Saw this over the weekend, really enjoyed it. In a way, the style even if not the setting reminded me of Winter's Bone. Really unusual characters, a constant feel of unease and tension throughout. Jacki Weaver definitely deserved the oscar nomination.
So far mine has been The Fighter. Really solid performances all around and great subject matter.
I have not seen Winter's Bone, True Grit, Black Swan or the King's Speech yet. I plan to see all of them but I have a hard time thinking there will be a better supporting actor performance than Christian Bale's.
I've also added Animal Kingdom to the list, sounds interesting.
Mine is The King's Speech. Still have to see True Grit though.
I saw Winter's Bone and Easy A over the weekend. Eh. I couldn't make it through Easy A at all. The girl (and especially her oh-so-cool relationship with her parents) really bugged me. Winter's Bone was okay, but I was just expecting more.....something. I don't know. The acting was fine. The story was fine. It was just missing something for me.
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