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January 1, 2011

Daniel’s Critical Corner: The Best of 2010

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Hello Everyone !
~ Welcome To Daniel’s Critical Corner ~
Getting Uncorked Today: The Best of 2010

As folks bid adieu to 2010, let us take a look back at the cinematic treasures
we were offered (while awaiting the gems 2011 surely will bring) !!!  This New
Year’s Eve found me watching a cult classic, “Night of the Living Dead” !  You
 probably saw it too…  A pale, bloodthirsty zombie was staring at the screen,
propped up by what appeared to be Ryan Seacrest.  Scary !

There were other zombies on hand to do some singing and dancing.  This was
more than likely the “unrated director’s cut” because I don’t remember any of
that in the original film.  Many undead creatures were wearing trappings from
the 1990’s (I assume the garments they were buried in).  They all started to
wail about “The Right Stuff”, whilst hunting feverishly for brains…

Ha !  Of course, I’m actually talkin’ about “Dick Clark’s Rockin’ Chair” special !
Featuring NKOTB, Backstreet Boys and plenty of old Dick  !!!  He helped say
goodbye to a year that brought us Susan Boyle’s “The Gift” (I hope you kept
the receipt).  Weren’t we also treated to an odd psychic octopus !?  No, I’m
not talking about La Toya Jackson.

At any rate, there were tons of fantastic flicks this year, with the following
being the BEST !

 

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 Shutter Island

People shutter at the mere thought of it !!!

 

I, Um, Cut Myself Shaving

 

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True Grit

Jeff Bridges can Duke it out with the best of ’em.

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The Town

Ben Affleck paints it red !

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Despicable Me

It’s so FLUFFY !

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How to Train Your Dragon

Ugh, I said Dragon, not “Drag Queen” !

 

Ready To Watch Me Breathe Fire Baby !?

 

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Inception

This movie is a dream come true.

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The Social Network

The ultimate face-off.

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Toy Story 3

A lightyear ahead of the rest !

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Winter’s Bone

Features some chilling performances…

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It’s Kind of a Funny Story

And it’s kind of clever to boot !

 

Whoa !  I Can See Russia From Here !!!

 

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~ That concludes my top ten of 2010 ~
But wait…  It’s “Honorable Mention” time !!!

~ Leap Year
Megamind ~
~ Step Up 3D
TRON: Legacy ~
~ Date Night
La Mission ~
~ The Fighter
Tangled ~
~ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Machete ~
~ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
Faster ~
~ Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Red ~
~ The King’s Speech
Nanny McPhee Returns ~
~ Unstoppable 
The Wolfman ~
~ Predators
The Other Guys ~

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And finally, the moment you have not been waiting for.  My vote for worst
flick of the year…  It’s going to be “The Last Airbender”, which managed to
bend only flatulence !  Followed very closely by “Splice”.

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 It doesn’t really matter if a movie is good or bad, you will always find the
 best reviews here at Daniel’s Critical Corner, where the writings are often
 just as shameless as my blatant self-promotion.  LOL !!!

 Happy 2011 To All !!!

 

 

17 Comments »

  1. This is so fun! The Ryan Seacrest comparison is priceless. I may not have seen a few of these movies, BUT I always look forward to your reviews! Two thumbs up!

    Comment by Gayle — January 3, 2011 @ 6:28 pm | Reply

  2. Thanks Gayle !!! You have to see ALL of my top ten (and honorable mentions) as soon as humanly possible. You will be a better person for it.

    Comment by Daniel — January 4, 2011 @ 1:21 pm | Reply

  3. haha! great list Daniel! I love the fact that Splice is on both yours and my list of WORST movies of 2010. It was actually #1 for me in that category! It’s been fun to see all of the lists being posted by movie lovers all over the internet and seeing the diverse tastes in movies! Glad you did one!

    Comment by scarletsp1der — January 5, 2011 @ 10:57 am | Reply

  4. It really is awesome to see such a wide display of diversity at the end of the year (but I also love the common denominators) !

    Comment by Daniel — January 5, 2011 @ 11:37 am | Reply

  5. Happy New Year, Daniel. What a way to pile on the puns, ha..ha.. way to go, very entertaining read!

    Ahah, yep I watched ‘Night of the Living Dead’ too, and guess what, I just heard over on the radio that these bloodthirsty, brain-crushing zombies are now touring!! Run! Run for your lives!

    Comment by rtm — January 5, 2011 @ 4:16 pm | Reply

  6. Gulp !!! They will be coming after us all, “Step By Step” !!!

    Comment by Daniel — January 6, 2011 @ 7:22 am | Reply

  7. great list Daniel! how i miss watching that many movies! but i could never be a critic..i love more of them than find fault with lol..its in me to enjoy movies as much as I can (heck I just watched Avatar for the umpteenth time! and sadly it didn’t even make a mention on your list :o( )

    Comment by deslily — January 7, 2011 @ 4:59 am | Reply

  8. You are a very busy (and wonderful) book critic ! I can imagine that it’s hard to find time for an excess of movies… Fear not, “Avatar” was included on my best of 2009 list. It actually came out just before Christmas that year !!!

    Comment by Daniel — January 7, 2011 @ 7:00 am | Reply

  9. Bravo! Bravo! I don’t agree with some of your choices, but I ALWAYS applaud your humor when writing your reviews! Hope you have a great 2011 Daniel!

    Comment by Al — January 9, 2011 @ 2:09 pm | Reply

  10. Thanks Alan 🙂 (Pardon me while I stand up to take a bow) ! I hope you have an awesome 2011 as well !!!

    Comment by Daniel — January 10, 2011 @ 12:04 pm | Reply

  11. Hey Daniel! Quick invite to vote on my site between now and Wednesday! We made up our own Golden Globe Awards (myself and 5 other movie enthusiasts) and the votes determine the winners of the Prestigous “Red Web Awards!” 🙂 I hope you can visit! Here’s the specific link if you’d like! http://scarletsp1der.wordpress.com/2011/01/15/the-red-web-awards/ Hope you enjoy and have a great day!

    Comment by scarletsp1der — January 16, 2011 @ 7:55 am | Reply

  12. Cool… You guys have an impressive selection !!!

    Comment by Daniel — January 16, 2011 @ 9:02 am | Reply

  13. Yay, somebody else liked Tron! Great list. Not sure we agree on everything, but where would the fun be in that?

    Comment by Darren — January 16, 2011 @ 12:21 pm | Reply

  14. I can’t imagine anyone not agreeing with the definitive list above. LOL !!! You are right, carbon copies of movie favorites would be dullsville indeed…

    Comment by Daniel — January 17, 2011 @ 7:28 am | Reply

  15. awesome list buddy, i agree with 88% of your “Best of” list. You left “Dear John” off the list…haha, j/k. love the post though !!!

    Comment by Terry/Eddie — January 31, 2011 @ 11:42 pm | Reply

  16. Great to see Shutter Island up there. It doesn’t seem to have been talked about as much as Leo’s other film of 2010 but I thought it was particularly well made with a great sense of rhythm in how it created its slow-burning mystery. The ending wasn’t perfect but I liked the final pay-off.

    Comment by Dan — February 3, 2011 @ 10:41 am | Reply

  17. I agree. The pacing was perfect and the ending rocked ! Such an underrated suspense-filled gem…

    Comment by Daniel — February 5, 2011 @ 8:11 am | Reply


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