In approximately an hour, it'll be officially 2011. It seemed like a good time to make a list of the ten best movies of 2010. But I failed to do so for two reasons:
An action-thriller centered on the threat posed by a deadly disease and an international team of doctors contracted by the CDC to deal with the outbreak.
Very interesting and intellectual plot; not to mention the promising cast: Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Jude Law and Marion Cotillard.
8. The other woman
Emilia is a Harvard law school graduate and just married her boss, Jack. Unfortunately, her life takes an unexpected turn when Jack and Emilia lose their newborn daughter. Emilia struggles through her grief to connect with her new stepson William, but is finding it hard to connect with the precocious child. But the most difficult obstacle of all is trying to cope with the constant interferences of her husband's angry, jealous ex-wife, Carolyn.
I'm very curious to see Natalie Portman in this film. Even though I wasn't fond of 'Black swan', her acting was splendid. I saw the trailer and it looks really promising.
An action-thriller starring Saoirse Ronan, Cate Blanchett and Eric Bana. Hanna is a teenage girl. She has been raised by her father to become the perfect assassin. The turning point in her adolescence is a sharp one; sent into the world by her father on a mission, Hanna journeys stealthily across Europe while eluding agents dispatched after her by a ruthless intelligence operative with secrets of her own. As she nears her ultimate target, Hanna faces startling revelations about her existence and unexpected questions about her humanity
Very interesting plot and cast. I just saw the trailer, which wasn't that good. But for me a trailer is more a suggestion than a turning-point. Sometimes the trailer is aweful but the movie is good, and vice versa.
6. The adjustment bureau
A science-fiction romance film set in Manhattan.
The story evolves around David Norris, a charismatic United States Congressman who seems destined for national political stardom. He meets a beautiful ballet dancer named Elise Sellas, only to find out that strange circumstances keep them from becoming romantically involved. Norris discovers forces are at work to keep them apart, and he is determined to find out why.
I think I've seen this trailer every single time I go to the cinema since september, which is a lot! Though the trailer starts to bore me, the idea of the story is intrigueing as it plays on the concept of faith and destiny. I'm waiting on this one.
5. Kung Fu Panda 2
Po (Jack Black) is now a kung fu master, fighting alongside Master Shifu and The Furious Five—Monkey (Jackie Chan), Crane (David Cross), Tigress (Angelina Jolie), Viper (Lucy Lui), and Mantis (Seth Rogen). They have to join forces with another group of kung fu masters to defeat Lord Shen (Gary Oldman), a peacock, who plans to use a secret weapon that can destroy kung fu forever.
After all the serious previous movies, I can't wait for the sequel to 2008's Kung Fu Panda. Besides the fact that I love the film, I'm also very excited to hear Angelina Jolie as Tigress.
4. Pirates of the Caribbean 4: on stranger tides
Captain Jack Sparrow crosses paths with a woman from his past, and he's not sure whether it's love or if she's a ruthless con artist who's using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the ship of the formidable pirate Edward Teach, also known as Blackbeard, Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn't know whom to fear more: Blackbeard or the woman from his past.
The reason why I'm so excited to see this can be summed up quickly:
Pirates of the Caribbean-Keira Knightley-Orlando Bloom-cheesy romance between a pirate and a high class woman+Johnny Depp+Penelope Cruz+love interest for Captain Jack Sparrow+awesome trailer.
That says it all, I think :)
3. New Year's eve
About various couples and singles and how they spend new year's eve.Why is this not on the number one spot you ask? Well, though I'm dying to see Michelle again, let's be honest; this is not a Michelle Pfeiffer movie. If she had the lead in it, this movie would be number 1, 2 and 3. But since she's part of an ensemble cast and the movies contains disasters like Asston Kutcher and Zac Efron, this was the highest I could rank it.
2. The tree of life