I'll admit that I saw more films in 2010 than I thought I did--24, if the list of U.S. releases I got off wikipedia is complete: 2010 Films. On a side note, where is the best place to go for this kind of info? I am sorry to say that I don't always pay attention to the year of release when I watch a film at home. I don't get to go the the theater that often, so a lot of the 2010 films I've seen were in my basement, most likely in the wee hours of the morning. For that reason, I need a list to to refresh my memory. Maybe this year I'll keep better track. See the lengths I'm willing to go for you guys?
As I've mentioned, I'm not keen on Top 10 lists, but I'll do my best here since I know you guys thrive on that sort of thing.
I was a little embarrassed with myself when I looked over the list of what I've seen this year. I guess I'm more of a lazy film watcher than I thought. Okay, to be fair, there have been a number of important non-2010 films I've added to my repertoire in my never-ending quest to balance out my film knowledge and exposure. But many of the 2010 films I've seen have been either kids' films (which I most likely saw at the theater) or mainstream action/comedy/horror kinds of stuff. Since it is only 24 films, I feel like I won't burden you by putting them all in a category of some sort. It's mostly because I haven't seen ten that I would put in a best-of list. Sad, I know.
Here goes (all in no particular order):
The Best of the Best (I could find very little fault):
North Face (Nordwand)
Toy Story 3
Almost Made It (Excellent, but I had some issues):
Paranormal Activity 2
How to Train Your Dragon
Very Entertaining (Scored high in at least one of the Big 3--Plot, Characterization, Special Effects):
Harry Potter and the Deathy Hallows, Part 1 (It's part one and needs the sequel to be judged appropriately)
Iron Man 2
Entertaining But Forgettable:
Hot Tub Time Machine
Almost Sorry I Watched It:
Legion (saved solely by handmade SFX)
MacGruber (barely--ever so barely--saved by the first celery in the ass scene)
Karate Kid (saved by the mountain temple scene)
Survival of the Dead (saved because I can't completely give up on Romero, but dammit, this is pushing it)