#10 STEP UP 3D
Jon M. Chu’s third installation in the Step Up series takes choreography to the next level by adding the element of 3D effects, drawing the audience even closer to the amazing dance styles presented on screen. If Chu plans on doing a fourth movie hopefully the acting will be on par with the dancing, that continues to get better with every movie release.
Trailer w/ Chromeo’s Fancy Footwork:
Jonah Hill (as Cyrus) does an amazing job at proving that he’s not just the funny fat best friend, he can also play the co-dependent, you can’t beat me, bring on the who can win the love of my mother son. While John C. Reilly does a wonderful job playing his opponent in this battle for the affection of Marisa Tomei.
Featurette with the actors:
A serious take on what would happen if one day you decided I want to be a masked vigilante. Suddenly you find yourself immersed in a world, where you’re not the first person to have this thought cross their mind, and there is some serious danger involved when it comes to protecting the innocent and fighting “evil-doers”. This movie did a great job at staying true to the comic book and exposing the world to Hit-Girl, that young girl can kick some ass…pun intended.
Kick-Ass red band trailer:
#7 BLACK SWAN
As Nina, Natalie Portman does an amazing job under the direction of Darren Aronofsky, portraying a young woman fearing that her potential may be lost if she doesn’t get past her inhibitions. Painstakingly pushing herself to be perfect Nina loses her grip with reality and eventually makes the ultimate sacrifice to expose the true strength she possess.
#6 THE TOWN
Stepping out of the shadow of his comrade Matt Damon, and finally freeing himself of being attached to a terrible Jennifer Lopez or Kevin Smith movie. Ben Affleck stepped up in an amazing way by directing and acting in The Town. A gripping story taking place in a small town in Boston, that follows these highly skilled bank robbers who are elusive to any authority. Things take a turn when a FBI agent takes interest in their crimes, and one of the guys falls for a hostage involved in one of their heists.
#5 THE SOCIAL NETWORK
The story behind the creative mind that gave the world Facebook, is not just about how this social medium has taken over our lives. But, how it effected the lives of everyone involved at the beginning process of this social phenomenon. Jesse Eisenberg does a great job portraying Mike Zuckerberg who eventually looks like a man that only wants to be excepted at a point in his life where he felt like an outsider.
Socially acceptable trailer:
#4 A PROPHET
An amazing foreign film about what happens to a young Arab man who finds himself inside of a French prison, in search for protection. Unreluctantly he must kill to gain this protection and from that point on Malik’s life goes in a completely different direction. Utilizing the things that he’s learned from his protectors Malik (played by Tahar Rahim) learns the ins and outs of crime, and eventually makes a grand stand showing everyone to never underestimate the little guy.
A foreign trailer for a foreign movie:
#3 EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP
Prankumentary or Documentary, you decide. Graffiti artist Banksy has always found ways to poke fun at different forms of media, so a movie would be his perfect platform to have people question the legitimacy of a story surrounding a documentarian, that suddenly becomes the subject of his own movie. Within this film you also get to enjoy the exploits of many well known street artist.
#2 SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD
Edgar Wright has a bevy of creative TV series (Spaced) and movies (Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead), under his belt and for 2010 he blessed us with Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Starring Michael Cera in the movie he was born to be in, this action/comedy has an amazing nostalgic feel and if you haven’t seen it yet, than I apologize for not resuscitating you from your coma.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the trailer:
One of the only movies this year coming out of a major studio with a fresh idea, Inception grabbed the attention of the audience and drew you into this world where your subconscious can be manipulated to find out your secrets. At this point in the film a new form of mind manipulation called “inception”, is used to not only find out someone’s inner most thoughts but to introduce a new idea in that persons mind and have them wake from that believing it is their own original idea. Imagine all the supermodels you could have lined up at your door if you could have a sweet little device like this.
Mind bending trailer: