Posted by Brock Winspear
The Best Movies of 2010
Below is my list of the best movies that I have seen that were released in 2010 (even if some were made in 2009). I have included trailers for each movie. I would love to eventually write a review of each of these films and talk about why I enjoyed them so much. But for now, just know that I highly recommend all of these movies. I will continue to add to this list if I see any more movies from 2010 that are worthy of this list.
The Fighter (2010)
Edge of Darkness (2010)
Shutter Island (2010)
127 Hours (2010)
The Next Three Days (2010)
Love & Other Drugs (2010)
The King’s Speech (2010)
Black Swan (2010)
True Grit (2010)
Harry Brown (2009)
The Expendables (2010)
Movies that were good, but did not quite make the list are:
The Book of Eli (2010)
Repo Men (2010)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
Toy Story 3 (2010)
Knight and Day (2010)
The Switch (2010)
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)
The Social Network (2010)
Little Fockers (2010)
The Tourist (2010)
Posted in The Best Movies
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Posted by Brock Winspear
When I saw Zombieland for the first time, I was absolutely shocked at how much I loved it. A friend had recommended it and I watched it shortly after it came out on DVD. I went into it knowing nothing at all about the movie and it caught me completely by surprise.
After a zombie apocalypse, there are few human survivors remaining. Zombieland follows Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg) and Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) as they fight their way through zombie-ridden America in search of safety, solace, and Twinkies. They run into Wichita (Emma Stone) and Little Rock (Abigail Breslin) along the way and their journey gets bumpy.
Zombieland put Jesse Eisenberg on the map. The only other movie that I had seen him in before was The Village (2004) and at that time I had no idea who he was. His performance in the film blew me away. He proved that he had the power to carry a movie by himself and when he teamed up with Woody Harrelson, it was priceless.
A year after Zombieland, Eisenberg was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for playing the part of Mark Zuckerberg in the film The Social Network (2010). He has since been popping up all over the place with Now You See Me (2013) (also with Harrelson) coming out later this year.
Harrelson was tremendous. He played a great tough-guy and yet he was hysterical. Not many people can pull off that combination. On screen you could really tell that he had a lot of fun with his character.
My friend who recommended the movie to me actually dressed up like Tallahassee for Halloween because he loved the character so much.
Zombieland also served as a big stepping stone for Emma Stone. She was very likable in the movie. Like Eisenberg, she became super popular after Zombieland came out. The only difference is that she was already a little popular from a few previous roles.
Abigail Breslin didn’t need a stepping stone. The youngest of the group, she had already earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Little Miss Sunshine (2006). Zombieland served simply as a tool to further her acting career. She was only 13 when she made the movie, but she held her own along with the rest of the cast.
Bill Murray has one of the best cameo appearances that I have ever seen in a movie. It was completely random and hilarious.
Amber Heard also has a small part in the film.
Zombieland is a comical masterpiece. It has already become a cult classic and has recently spawned a TV show. It is a movie that I could watch over and over again. The film is not so much about zombies as it is about the camaraderie between the main characters as they try to survive among the living dead. It is a hilarious thrill ride that will keep you laughing all the way to the end.
I rate this movie a 9 on a scale of 1-10.
Buy, rent, or run? Buy.
Posted in Comedy Movie Reviews
Tags: 30 Minutes or less (2011), Abigail Breslin, Academy Award, Amber Heard, Bill Murray, Emma Stone, Gangster Squad (2013), Jesse Eisenberg, Little Miss Sunshine (2006), Mark Zuckerberg, Now You See Me (2013), Ruben Fleischer, The Social Network (2010), The Village (2004), Woody Harrelson, zombie apocalypse, Zombieland (2009)