2010 in Film: A Year in Review

Like 2009, 2010 was another big year for movies thanks to an excess of 3D movies; however a lesson learned is that both star power and sequels to cult classics don’t necessarily translate to box office bucks. We may all remember all the big tentpole films, but it’s easy to forget about everything that’s been released in between. Just for kicks, let’s take a look back at the year of 2010.


8 – We learn that vampires in fact don’t sparkle when they come in contact with sunlight. They simply burn to a crisp. (Daybreakers) Also, Michael Cera’s attempt to show his acting range was largely ignored. (Youth in Revolt)

15 – The epic battle over a bible was not enough to topple blue aliens on Pandora. (The Book of Eli) Also another Hollywood’s far-fetched ideas come to fruition: China would lend their spies to the CIA to protect a bunch of kids. (The Spy Next Door)

22 – Angels with guns plus the apocalypse is a good concept, then throw in bad CGI and you have an epic disaster. (Legion) Hockey lost a few cool points thanks to Disney. (The Tooth Fairy)

29 – When Mel Gibson is not dealing with domestic violence, he is actually still acting. (Edge of Darkness) I still love Kristen Bell, but once again, not enough to go see her latest rom-com in theatres. (When in Rome)


5- The first of the critically panned Nicholas Sparks’ collection hits the theatres. (Dear John) Sorry, not feeling the love from Paris. (From Paris With Love)

12 – Valentine’s Day came out two days too early. (Valentine’s Day) Percy Jackson hopes to become the next Harry Potter. (Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief) Meanwhile The Wolfman came out several months too late and lacked bite. (The Wolfman)

19 – Leonardo DiCaprio’s precursor to that other mind bending film that comes out in July. (Shutter Island)

26 – Yippee kai yay, motherf*****! Oh wait, wrong movie. (Cop Out)


5 – Never had I been creeped out by Alice in Wonderland… until now. (Alice in Wonderland)

12 – Jason Bourne hits up Iraq! (Green Zone) Sad attempt to make a tragic love story was done with ridiculously bad taste. Nothing to remember here. (Remember Me) Another fine lesson in movies: hot girls do dig geeky guys… sometimes. (She’s Out of My League)

19 – I always thought bounty hunters were supposed to be more badass, clearly I was wrong. (The Bounty Hunter) An awesome film depicting life in middle school was released. Too bad it came out several years too late for me. (Diary of a Wimpy Kid)

26 – There’s a lot more fun to be had in the 80s compared to present day. (Hot Tub Time Machine) I want a pet dragon too! (How To Train Your Dragon)

31 – Sadly the title of the movie doesn’t quite describe Miley Cyrus’ singing career. (The Last Song)


2 – Post-converted 3D done poorly translates to having images that look like cardboard pop out of the screen in front of you. (Clash of the Titans)

9 – If you are ever in need to spice up your marriage, just put your life in danger and take on a crazy mission against mobsters and dirty cops. Yes, that’s way more dangerous than whatever activity you can come up with in the bedroom. (Date Night)

16 – It didn’t quite kick ass at the box office, but it sure won the hearts of the geek community. (Kick-Ass)

23 – Not much to choose from this week. Either watch a dreadful rom-com featuring Jennifer Lopez (The Back-Up Plan) or watch The Losers.

30 – It was simply a bad dream that lasted an hour and a half. (A Nightmare on Elm Street)


7 – This felt more like an Avengers set-up rather than a true sequel to Iron Man. Oh who cares, it has Scarlett Johansson in it! Mmm eye candy. (Iron Man 2)

14 – Robin Hood and his merry men don’t seem very merry in this movie. (Robin Hood)

21 – MacGruber’s micropenis must have scared everyone away from the theatres. (MacGruber) Meanwhile please let this be the last of the Shrek movies. (Shrek Forever After)

28 – It’s the four cougars facing off against a prince that possesses a dagger that controls time. In the end, the prince won. (Sex and the City 2, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time)


4 – Kathreine Heigl left Grey’s Anatomy for this? (Killers) Having sex with a genetically modified freak is a bad idea. (Splice)

11 – Battle of the remakes and looks like the 12 year old kid beat the 4 grown men. I suppose B.A. Baracus can’t say ‘I pity the fool’ anymore… (The A-Team, The Karate Kid)

18 – Megan Fox demonstrates she has no career outside of the Transformers franchise and it doesn’t matter that she’s wearing a corset throughout the entire movie. (Jonah Hex) Meanwhile Pixar has turned us all into emotional wrecks at the theatres again. Admit it, you cried too. (Toy Story 3)

25 – Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz are no longer the box office draw they used to be (Knight and Day) At least a bunch of 40 year old guys acting like kids still appeals to the mass audience. (Grown Ups)

30 – Fangirls just couldn’t get enough of sparkling vampires. Signs of the apocalypse #453549494. (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse)


1 – M. Night Shyamalan successfully made a disastrous film like Dragonball: Evolution look like a masterpiece. (The Last Airbender)

8 – I suddenly wish I had a bunch of yellow minions help me with daily tasks. (Despicable Me) Without the xenomorphs, Predators actually seem a bit cooler this time around. (Predators)

15 – Sadly for Nicholas Cage, this film is no National Treasure. (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice) Meanwhile, our minds have been blown 50000x over by Christopher Nolan. (Inception)

23 – I quote Sarge from Red vs. Blue here. “Who likes Angelina Jolie? I like Angelina Jolie! She’s got enormous lips!” (Salt)

30 – Zac Efron channels his inner Haley Joel Osment: he too can see dead people. (Charlie St. Cloud) The comedy dream team of Steve Carrell and Paul Rudd isn’t exactly as funny as people hoped it would be. (Dinner for Schmucks)


6 – Never shoot Derek Jeter because all of New York will hate you. Also, peacocks do fly! (The Other Guys)

13 – An epic of epic epicness! One of the best films of 2010 hits the screen! (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) Meanwhile, Sylvester Stallone and his boys still got it in terms of delivering a decent action movie. (The Expendables)

20 – As much as I like to say that the Twilight films are bad to begin with, never would I have thought a parody of the teen series would be even worse. (Vampires Suck) Also, the annual summery gimmicky 3D entry is here and it certainly tops the one from last year. This one’s got lots of blood and fake boobs everywhere! (Piranha 3D)

27 – James Cameron believes that Avatar didn’t make enough money during its initial theatrical run. (Avatar: Special Edition)


3 – Jessica Alba’s nude scene was a fake! We’ve all been duped! Also, we should never mess with Danny Trejo with a machete. (Machete)

10 – Clearly this zombie franchise is far from dead. (Resident Evil: Afterlife)

17 – Ben Affleck has reached a new level of respectability in Hollywood. (The Town)

24 – Unnecessary sequel; hence most of us didn’t care. (Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps). Missed another movie starring Kristen Bell. (You Again)


1 – Of course when vampire flicks don’t feature hunky guys and a damsel in distress, it gets ignored. (Let Me In) Let’s hope Jesse Eisenberg’s portrayal of Mark Zuckerberg didn’t adversely affect his cousin’s state of employment at Facebook. (The Social Network)

8 – Flops all around this weekend courtesy of Katherine Heigl and Wes Craven. (Life As We Know It, My Soul To Take). There was a neat dramedy that came out but drew little attention. (It’s Kind of a Funny Story)

15 – Nothing beats the general 3D experience unless you have excrement flying at you. (Jackass 3D)

22 – Brand new couple and this time instead of having the camera fixated in their bedroom, it’s all over the house! Don’t get any ideas though, since it pretty much unfolds the same way as the previous film. (Paranormal Activity 2)

29 – Last of the Saw franchise and it’s the lowest grossing of the bunch. I told you no one cares about watching people get chopped up anymore. (Saw 3D)


5 – Zach Galifianakis is funnier in The Hangover. (Due Date) Despite the strong cast, Megamind is no Despicable Me. (Megamind)

12 – If you thought the Strause brothers could not make a worse film than AVP: Requiem, you thought wrong. (Skyline)

19 – Harry Potter makes a grand return for the final installment of the franchise. Oh wait… it’s not over yet? (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1)

26 – Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway getting naked in a movie didn’t seem to draw any attention. (Love and Other Drugs) Dwayne Johnson finally makes up for that Tooth Fairy debacle earlier in the year. (Faster) That’s 3 for 3 in terms of films featuring Kristen Bell that I did not watch this year. I’m really sorry! (Burlesque)


3 – Fanboys flocked to the theatres just for the girl on girl action between Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis. (Black Swan)

10 – Narnia is no Lord of the Rings and it looks like FOX has a dud on their hands. (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader)

17 – Tron Legacy launched to little fanfare, but at least it looked visually stunning. (Tron Legacy)

22 – Is it a little focked up that people still went to see this when the trailer was seriously unfunny? (Little Fockers)

25 – If you travel through the Bermuda Triangle, you’ll end up on an island where you will be tied up and attacked by little people. (Guilliver’s Travels)


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