Unfortunately, we at Free Movie Hub are impatient as all get out. Screw patience. We’re already looking ahead , and we’d like you to join us. We’ll be your crazy, wild-eyed old man. Below is a list of our 10 top movies of the year, 2010. Pay attention, Marty…
10.Place of 10 top movies of the year The Book Of Eli
You didn’t know you wanted a post-apocalyptic showdown between Denzel Washington and Gary Oldman, but the guys that made Menace II Society did, so they went ahead and made The Book of Eli for you. It’s about, naturally, the titular book, a tome that may be the key to man’s salvation. Denzel defends the book, Oldman does the opposite. Comic Book artist Chris Weston did design work for the film, and says on his blog that ‘you’ll get to see Denzel Washington kick serious arse in this film… ‘Man on Fire’ is a mere taster compared to the righteous vengeance he rains down on the scum in this film’. We recommend ‘rains down on the scum’ become a phrase that you use regularly, not only because you’ll sound epic, but to familiarise yourself with the concept so as to prevent yourself from becoming overwhelmed when you witness Mr Washington in all his arse-kicking glory
9. Alice In Wonderland
Director: Tim Burton
Screenwriter: Linda Woolverton
Starring: Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Crispin Glover, Matt Lucas, Mia Wasikowska, Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen, Timothy Spall, Christopher Lee, Paul Whitehouse, Barbara Windsor
Release Date: 5th March 2010
9.Place of 10 top movies of the year Alice In Wonderland
As per usual, the visuals of the latest Tim Burton project, Alice In Wonderland, look stunning. Newcomer Mia Wasikowskia plays Alice in the loose adaptation of Carroll’s treasured novel, alongside Burton mainstays Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter and Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen. The only troubling aspect of this is the ‘loose’ part of the loose adaptation; unlike the previous adaptations Burton has made (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Big Fish, etc.) this film will take more liberties with the source material. It features a considerably older Alice returning to Wonderland. That sounds a bit like Hook. But we’re confident it won’t be met with the same lukewarm reception, and that Burton thrills us with a wild and wacky world as he has in the past.
8. Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood
Release Date: May 14, 2010
Studio: Universal Pictures
Director: Ridley Scott
Screenwriter: Ethan Reiff, Cyrus Voris, Brian Helgeland, Paul Webb, Tom Stoppard
Starring: Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, William Hurt, Matthew Macfadyen, Mark Strong, Oscar Isaac, Lea Seydoux, Scott Grimes, Kevin Durand, Alan Doyle, Danny Huston, Max von Sydow
8.Place of 10 top movies of the year Robin Hood
Ridley Scott is a living legend. The mastermind behind Alien, Blade Runner and Gladiator returns to roughly the period of time in which his criminally underrated Crusades movie Kingdom of Heaven took place and reunites with frequent collaborator Russell Crowe. So he should be in his comfort zone and ready to deliver a memorable take on the oft filmed Robin Hood legend, presumably without incongruous accents, talking foxes or men in tights. We really could do with seeing a new promo image now though…
7. A Nightmare On Elm Street
Release Date: April 30, 2010
Studio: New Line Cinema (Warner Bros.)
Director: Samuel Bayer
Screenwriter: Wesley Strick, Eric Heisserer
Starring: Jackie Earle Haley, Rooney Mara, Kyle Gallner, Thomas Dekker, Kellan Lutz, Katie Cassidy, Connie Britton
7.Place of 10 top movies of the year A Nightmare On Elm Street
Freddy Krueger, the dream-world dwelling killer first brought to cinema screens in 1984, is back. But this time Robert Englund is going to be watching it in the cinema with the rest of us. Exec-producer Michael Bay is hitting the Batman Begins/Casino Royale/Star Trek reboot button in an effort to kick start the franchise ala Texas Chainsaw Massacre. There’s only one reason this has ranked so highly on our list – the casting of Jackie Earle Haley as Freddy.
6. Clash Of The Titans
Release Date: April 1, 2010 (8pm, 3D/2D theaters)
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Director: Louis Leterrier
Screenwriter: Travis Beacham, Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi
Starring: Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Danny Huston, Gemma Arterton, Mads Mikkelsen, Jason Flemyng, Alexa Davalos, Izabella Miko, Nicholas Hoult, Pete Postlethwaite
6.Place of 10 top movies of the year Clash Of The Titans
The highest remake on the list, Clash of the Titans takes the most fondly remembered sword and sandal classic to showcase Ray Harryhausen’s stop-motion creatures and re-imagines it for the CGI generation. Director Louis Letterier should be somewhat familiar with intense action and CG smackdowns thanks to his prior work on The Incredible Hulk and The Transporter franchises. Up and coming actors Sam Worthington (Terminator: Salvation, Avatar) and Gemma Arterton (Quantum of Solace, Prince of Persia) take on the roles of Perseus and Io, whilst veterans Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes take on the roles of Zeus and Hades. It will be interesting to see how the Olympian elements of the story are handled, as the gods have been notably absent from most recent sword and sandal flicks like Troy.
5. The Expendables
Release Date: August 13, 2010
Director: Sylvester Stallone
Screenwriter: David Callaham, Sylvester Stallone
Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Eric Roberts, Randy Couture, Steve Austin, David Zayas, Giselle Itie, Charisma Carpenter, Gary Daniels, Terry Crews, Mickey Rourke
5.Place of 10 top movies of the year The Expendables
Sly Stallone wants to go out in a blaze of gory. Sorry, typo, blaze of glory. Actually, they’re both right. The Expendables could well be the throwback action movie that dreams are made of. With a cast list that reads like someone just reading names off of their action movie DVD collection, fans of the genre are getting spoilt rotten
Release Date: April 15, 2010 (10pm)
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Screenwriter: Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn
Starring: Aaron Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Mark Strong, Chloe Moretz, Nicolas Cage
4.Place of 10 top movies of the year Kick-Ass
Plot Summary: "How come nobody's ever tried to be a superhero?" When Dave Lizewski – ordinary New York teenager and rabid comic-book geek dons a green-and-yellow internet-bought wetsuit to become the no-nonsense vigilante, Kick-Ass, he soon finds an answer to his own question: because it hurts. But, overcoming all the odds, the eager yet inexperienced Dave quickly becomes a phenomenon, capturing the imagination of the public. However, he's not the only superhero out there – the fearless and highly-trained father-daughter crime-fighting duo, Big Daddy and Hit Girl have been slowly but surely taking down the criminal empire of local Mafioso, Frank D'Amico. And, as Kick-Ass gets drawn into their no-holds-barred world of bullets and bloodletting with Frank's son, Chris, now reborn as Kick-Ass's arch-nemesis, Red Mist - the stage is set for a final showdown between the forces of good and evil - in which the DIY hero will have to live up to his name. Or die trying...
3. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Release Date: June 30, 2010
Studio: Summit Entertainment
Director: David Slade
Screenwriter: Melissa Rosenberg
Starring: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ashley Greene, Billy Burke, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Nikki Reed, Kellan Lutz, Jackson Rathbone, Dakota Fanning
3.Place of 10 top movies of the year The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
In "Eclipse," Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger as Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob — knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf. With her graduation quickly approaching, Bella is confronted with the most important decision of her life.
2. Toy Story 3
Release Date: June 18, 2010 (3D/2D theaters and IMAX 3D)
Director: Lee Unkrich
Screenwriter: Michael Arndt
Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Don Rickles, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Estelle Harris, John Morris, Laurie Metcalf, R. Lee Ermey, Jodi Benson, Ned Beatty, Michael Keaton, Timothy Dalton, Jeff Garlin, Bonnie Hunt, Whoopi Goldberg, Kristen Schaal, Blake Clark
2.Place of 10 top movies of the year Toy Story 3
Pixar: the most dependable movie studio around. Coming off of Wall-E and Up, they’re returning to their roots, the movie that made their name, Toy Story. Ordinarily, threequels are something to dread, and unnecessary sequels to animated movies often feel every bit as superfluous as they actually are (yes, you, Shrek). But Pixar can (virtually) do no wrong at this point, and the first two Toy Story movies are such bona fide modern classics that you can’t help but be excited about the further misadventures of Woody and Buzz.
1. Iron Man 2
Release Date: May 7, 2010 (conventional theaters and IMAX)
Studio: Paramount Pictures, Marvel Studios
Director: Jon Favreau
Screenwriter: Justin Theroux
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Jon Favreau, Mickey Rourke, Sam Rockwell, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Garry Shandling, John Slattery, Kate Mara, Clark Gregg, Olivia Munn
1.Place of 10 top movies of the year Iron Man 2
‘I am Iron Man.’ How could you not be desperate to see a sequel after Robert Downey Jr delivered that line at a press conference in the final scene of Iron Man? Like Tony Stark, director Jon Favreau has tinkered with his machine, upgraded it, and is ready to show the world Iron Man Mark II. In the superhero sequel tradition, it promises to be bigger and better, with the new friends, new foes and heightened fanboy expectations. Scarlett Johansson is Natasha Romanov – Tony Stark’s replacement red-head assistant now that Gwyneth Paltrow’s Pepper Potts has been promoted – she’s also secretly Russian superspy Black Widow. Mickey Rourke plays fellow Russian Whiplash, Iron Man’s nemesis along with Sam Rockwell’s Justin hammer. It appears as though The Iron Man armour has kick-started a new Cold War…
Terrence Howard is probably (like the rest of us) still in shock after getting Cheadled, and Olga Kurylenko can’t believe she didn’t get Johansson’s part. She refuses to take the costume off, it’s kind of embarrassing…
There wasn’t room in the 10 top movies of the year for everything, so some big projects are absent. Platformer adaptation Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, didn’t get any votes, nor did comic book cowboy movie Jonah Hex, starring Josh Brolin and Megan Fox.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 1, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader also failed to get any support – are we suffering from long-titled kiddy-fantasy-fatigue?
Inception showed its hand too late for the vote.
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What are your top 3 picks?
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