My 2010 Movie Awards
My 2010 Movie Awards
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So, we've finally closed the book on 2010. Now, as we transition into the New Year, this is often when most of the people reflect back on the year before. within the movie world, this is often also when critics and movie lovers take the time to review the past year. to not mention, this is often awards season. With the Critics' Choice Awards in only a few weeks and therefore the Oscars but two months ago, suffice to mention the red carpet is officially out.
Today, I'm getting to throw myself into that very ring as we bring you idler Club's 2010 Movie Awards. Upfront, though, I might wish to plow ahead and say, I'm getting to do that different than those big award shows. For one, you will see a number of the standard categories, but likewise, there'll be some off-beat ones. Also, call me crazy, but I think the most important think about judging a movie is its entertainment value. Granted all of the opposite little facets of creating a movie help to form a movie better, however, I think entertainment succeeds a movie's technical prowess so as to define whether it's good or not. So, you will not be seeing me awarding these "artsy" movies simply because of their "cinematic achievement" (whatever the hell that is). Instead, I will be judging on good ole entertainment value (with the acting, story, etc. playing factors).
So, without further ado, here are the winners of the primary annual idler Club Movie Awards.
Best Film: Inception
For me, this decreased to Inception and Cygnus atratus. I've honestly spent days mulling it over in my head which might be my movie of the year. However, within the end, Inception wins out. Inception was also perfect during a sense. With intelligent writing, good acting, fun action, great cinematography then on then on, the movie proved to be an awesome style with great substance. Nolan proved once more here why he's one among (if not THE) most wanted filmmakers today. A narrative genius. After watching this movie, it made me realize what a god-send Nolan is to Hollywood really. Everybody in Hollywood should be taking notes. this is often exactly how a blockbuster movie should be done. Let's not kid ourselves, blockbuster action movies will still be the bread and butter of Hollywood for a few time to return. While this is often alright, the matter usually lies therein they're so shallow and cliche and just "eh". they typically just believe cool action sequences and awesome looking computer graphics. Not Inception, though. This movie provides all that, on the other hand actually brings substance thereto style giving us an enticing and mind-bending/intelligent storyline to travel with it. This perfect blend makes Inception my movie of the year.
Best Actor: James Franco - 127 Hours
I've said it before and I'll say it again: you would like to check the merit of an actor? Throw him during a movie where he's just about the sole one ever on-screen and he has got to carry the whole movie himself. Where the whole weight of the entire movie rests most assuredly on his shoulders. Will he shine? Will he crumble? this is often the test. Others have proven themselves within the same way (Will Smith, Tom Hanks). And truly I think this (and the "retard role") is one of the most important ways to check an actor and see if he's one among the greats. So, enter James Franco and 127 Hours. Playing a mountaineer that gets trapped under a boulder and is on their lonesome, Franco is left to hold a whole film on his own. Does he succeed? Damn right he does. With flying colors at that. Keeping it interesting, conveying a variety of emotions throughout the film, and sucking you all together on his own, Franco clearly shows he had the mettle to tackle such a frightening task and are available out on top. For that reason, he's my actor of the year.
Best Actress: Natalie Portman - Cygnus atratus
Natalie's performance within the Aronofsky psychological thriller is completely brilliant. Her best work to date in my opinion. Playing a task that needs her to eventually transition from sweet little naive princess girl to girl-gone-wild (in a dark side kinda way), she hits every beat without missing a step. I think the most important factor for an honest actor/actress is range. Anybody can shine during a part that was just made for them (in line with their natural persona), but the range and playing different personas/characters is where an actor/actress can show their true prowess. In Black Swanalone, Natalie Portman has shown, in only the two hours, that she has more range than most actresses around. She exhibited more home in one performance than most neutralize their entire career. For such an excellent performance Natalie Portman gets my vote as an actress of the year. I do not think this is often even up for debate.
Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale - The Fighter
Here's another that I feel is simply a given and is not up for debate. Bale absolutely stole the show in every scene he appeared within the Fighter. the load loss alone shows Bale's dedication to his craft. Furthermore, the way he was ready to lose himself therein crackhead persona and into the role of Dicky Eklund just further proved what a tremendous actor Bale is. to actually show you ways brilliant his performance was, the video clip of real-life Dicky during the credits showed you only how well Bale nailed that performance. It had to almost be like looking during a mirror for Dicky.
Best Supporting Actress: Melissa Leo - The Fighter
Yes, the supporting cast of The Fighter was just great. They're those that kept this movie afloat. Leo's turn because the "white trash" overbearing mother was great and was another (along with Bale's performance) that basically helped this movie shine. Without these two, The Fighter bombs.
Best Director: Darren Aronofsky - Cygnus atratus
As I said, the best film was right down to Cygnus atratus and Inception on behalf of me. Aronofsky's work here was damn near perfect. This was a brilliantly directed movie. From the camera shots to the music to the story-telling to what he got out of his cast, Aronofsky did an excellent job in conveying this thriller story very aptly on all levels. together of my favorite modern directors, it's no surprise that Aronofsky continues to impress year after year.
Best Screenplay: Mark Heyman, Andres Heinz, and John McLaughlin - Cygnus atratus
For me, the screenplay/story is perhaps the most important think about determining whether a movie is entertaining. After all, without an intriguing and entertaining story, then your movie is simply getting to suck. That being said, it's no surprise that this, for me, decreased to Cygnus atratus and Inceptionagain; the 2 movies vying for my Best Film award. However, within the end, I even have to travel with Cygnus atratus edging call at this category. The story was great in my opinion. A very thrilling and intriguing story that left you on your seat the entire while through. To top it off, though, was all the subtext present throughout the film. From the "life imitates art" to the "greed can consume us all" to the commentary of what proportion pressure is often placed on an entertainer and therefore the risks they ensue when losing themselves during a performance so as to be "perfect". This script had it all and fired on numerous cylinders. Truly was an excellent story and that I loved how the most character's life began to mirror the very character she was attempting to play on stage.
Best Ensemble Cast: The Fighter
I guess after the previous supporting awards, this could come as no surprise. However, I will be able to say I used to be also seriously considering The Town for this award which had a really good all-around performance from its entire cast. However, the cast of The Fighter performed well altogether areas. Even Mark Wahlberg was decent enough (and I do not particularly look after him). Though he was the weak link and his actual character was boring. However, everyone else turned in fine performances that, as an entire, really pulled you into the family within the film. Then the performances of Bale and Leo really just pushed the general ensemble over the highest. Meanwhile, Amy Adams delivered a really good performance also standing out.
Breakout Performance of the Year: Jennifer Lawrence - Winter's Bone
The movie itself, I found was fairly overrated. However, Jennifer Lawrence in Winter's Bone did an absolutely wonderful job of playing the role of Ree Dolly. If not for her, the whole movie would are a wash. However, her performance was very nice to observe. It made it even more worthwhile as I need to witness that this girl is really a really adept actress. Before this, I had only seen her in 'The Bill Engvall Show' where she plays the standard cliche ditzy teenage girl. Which, honestly, there are 1,000,000 and one girl within the nation that would pull that off. Watching her go from that ditzy teenager to the present gritty and convincing performance was definitely a treat on behalf of me and showed me her worth. For that, she receives my Breakout Performance of the Year award.
Best Action Movie: Inception
Inception wins here. in fact, being my Best Film of the Year, it's getting to also win in its specific genre category. The movie fires on all cylinders for an almost nonstop joyride, especially for the second half of the film. The second half especially, with the gunfights and chases and fights, etc. convince be an adrenalin rush of action. Again, this is often just about the Hollywood-action-blockbuster film perfected.
Best Comedy: Get Him to the Greek
Ok, here's where some might afflict me (if they haven't already). However, it's my belief that the Best Comedy movie should mainly be supported by which movie was the funniest. Granted, there have been movies I liked better overall that fall under the comedy category (Scott Pilgrim), but on the laugh scale, they didn't touch Get Him to the Greek. Russell Brand is simply hilarious. And his part because the typical rocker was great and hilarious. Even "P Diddy" (who I hate) had me cracking up during this movie. For me, it really was the funniest movie of the year.
Best Animated Movie: the way to Train Your Dragon
Yep, I'm doing it. I'm kicking Pixar to the curb this year and letting somebody else have the Best Animated prize. Granted, I actually enjoyed Toy Story 3, except for me the way to Train Your Dragon was just the higher movie and was more fun. it had been cute, funny, inspiring in its own way, and refreshing. I actually enjoyed the movie. the way to Train Your Dragon was one among people who had heart and depth and was really beautiful (both story-wise and animation). One that really appeals to both adults and youngsters alike.
Best Horror Movie: Paranormal Activity 2
I loved the primary one and therefore the sequel proves no different. Paranormal Activity has been something of a savior for the horror genre I think. And part 2 makes it grace for Hollywood because the franchise goes mainstream. With good pacing and 'storytelling', Paranormal Activity 2, like its predecessor, brings the art of tension and suspense back to a seemingly hollowed out genre. It does an excellent job of really stepping into your imagination and letting it run wild, successively terrorizing yourself. Really a refreshing movie within the genre, I can not await part 3 this fall.