Wednesday, January 5, 2011


Most Disappointing Movie: The A-Team

Most Underrated Movie: Repo Men

Most Underrated Female Performance: Carey Mulligan, Never Let Me Go

Most Underrated Male Performance: Colin Farrell, Ondine

Best Performance by an actor playing a one-eyed, mute, Viking killer/warrior: Madds Mikkelsen in Valhalla Rising

Best Scene Stealer: Val Kilmer, Macgruber

Best movie that nobody has heard of: Leaves of Grass

Best opening credits sequence: Enter the Void

Best Remake: Let Me In

Best Car Chase: The Town

Best Shoot-Out: The Town

Film that had it been 20 minutes shorter might’ve been a masterpiece: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
(I maintain: had it been 3 evil exes as opposed to 7 – we're in masterwork territory)

Best ending/finale/final moments: a tie between Black Swan and The American

Best On-Screen Chemistry: Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway, Love & Other Drugs

Best Sex Scene: all of the stuff in The American

Best Action Scene: All of The Expendables

Best Stunts: Unstoppable

Funniest Film: Due Date

Funniest Moment: The two “A-Cops” jumping to their death in The Other Guys

Slight disappointment due to inflated expectations: True Grit


phil said...

Best use for a sunny day - go to the movies.

Best use for a rainy day - go to the movies

Best use for a day - go to the movies

hmmm, I see a pattern emerging here

Joel said...

Regarding your last one, Nick, see "True Grit" again before settling for "slight disappointment." There's a lot going on underneath. It's my #8 film of the year.

Actionman said...

I liked Grit a lot -- loved many aspects of it. I just kept waiting for that something "else" to kick in, like it has on EVERY SINGLE one of their films. And upon first glance, all I got was a perfect genre entry. Not complaining per se, just saying that due to lofty expectations, I was left underwhelmed. Had James Mangold directed True Grit it might've made my top 10.