Movies For 2010- A Great Preview

Dark Horizons has a fantastic preview for the coming year of movies. It’s in ten parts alphabetically by movie. It does a great covering foreign films in particular.

Here’s Part One covering from the  A Team to the Bounty Hunter.

From the whole review, here are just a few of the movies which caught my attention.

Harry Brown: Michael Caine (who grew up in a tough neighborhood in London) returning to his roots and the tough characters of Jack Carter and Harry Palmer in a revenge movie.

Hot Tub Time Machine: Such a ridiculous premise but the RedBand Trailer is hilarious.

The American: George Clooney diving into the rich hitman in existential life crisis genre which gave us The Matador, Assasination Tango, and Gross Pointe Blank.

Kick Ass: Matthew Vaughn directs this awesome over the top movie version of the ultra violent over the top comic book of the same name. Every convention of the comic book genre is thrown out the window covered in several buckets of blood. The Red Band trailer looks awesome (special props for using the theme to the kids show the Banana Splits).

Iron Clad: Details the historical battle between King John and the Barons of England after John decides to ignore the Magna Carta and sends a mercenary army to crush the Barons. Paul Giamatti as the always evil King John along with a host of British actors including James Purefoy (Prince Edward the Black Prince from  Knight’s Tale), Derek Jacobi, Robert Carlyle, Brian Cox, Bob Hoskins.

Mr. Nobody: A potentially fascinating Sci Fi story about the last mortal man on Earth in 2092 after technology has rendered everyone else immortal. The movie goes through his story from three potential life paths.

The Other Guys: A variation on the cop buddy movie pairing Will Ferrell with Mark Wahlberg competing against the best cop team in the city of Samuel L Jackson and Dwayne Johnson. From the director of Anchorman and Talladega Nights.

Paul: Simon Pegg and Nick Frost of Shawn of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, kidnap an alien from Area 51. Need I say anymore? Well it also has the director of Superbad.

The Town: Ben Affleck’s directorial followup to Gone Baby Gone. Has a strong cast with Jon Hamm of Mad Men, Jeremy Renner of Hurt Locker, and an interesting spin on the hostage drama.

Tron- Legacy: Every technogeek has been waiting for the return of Light Cycles and Jeff Bridges. The first movie was a cult hit, can it transcend that status to real box office success.

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