Honorable Mentions: The Social Network, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Despicable Me, Easy A
If you’re one of those people who loves to sit on the edge of your seat, chewing at your fingernails, while you’re constantly asking yourself what’s going to happen next… then by all means watch Buried, and consider yourself lucky that you’re not in his shoes…
With the exception of Willis, the cast is made up of actors who have no business waving guns around. Helen Mirren was an inspired choice…. Flower-arranging OAP on the outside and bad-ass hit-woman on the inside, Mirren is strangely suited to action.
There were slapstick and broad humor sure to make little kiddos laugh. But I was surprised by the sophistication as well. The screwball comedy between the hero and heroine is very well done…there’s a sense of sadness/wistfulness throughout the whole show that the adults will understand.
7) Shutter Island
Shutter Island. A film that will divide the film community. A film that will leave many upset, and hating it. A film that has already completely split the critics. A movie that messes with you. And no one likes to be messed with. And that is exactly where it exceeds.
6) The Town
A successful film made for adults. It’s slick, well-acted and has enough thrilling moments to keep those who seek it entertained. The film…does its job as a movie and Ben Affleck has found himself a new career.
5) Scott Pilgrim vs The World
Scott Pilgrim is … a psychedelic montage of hyper-pop culture, fusing together romance, three decades of video games, fantasy and alternative rock. Are Wright and Universal crazy or dead-on?
Inception has a multi-layered plot, quite literally in fact. It focuses on the emotional journey of its lead character, Cobb, but at the same time thrusts the audience into multiple levels of action packed story-telling, very distinct from one another, but all finely connected. It has been described by critics as “a film that rewards intellect”, and I can assure you that it is exactly that.
3) How to Train Your Dragon
This is one of the best films so far in this prolific genre and it has been made with passion rather than thrown together to cash-in on the thirst for these films… see this film in 3D as the textures are extraordinary and you can’t help but be charmed by it all.
2) Toy Story 3
“It has the laughs, magic and best of all the entertainment. The new characters in the movie feel like they were in the previous two films, they were that engaging and really worked well in the movie.
1) Kick Ass
It has been a long time since I have left a screening with endorphins pumping through my body and the strong urge to learn a martial art but Kick-Ass did exactly that; I felt like I could take on the world! An explosive ride that covers insane action sequences, intelligent superhero parodies and intense dramatic turns, Kick-Ass is a welcome addition to the realm of the comic-book movie.