Friday, December 31, 2010

Best of 2010: Movies

2010 has been a good year for movies. And that's saying a lot, coming from the girl who might go see one movie a year at the theater. :) This year gave us quite a few amazing movies! I won't go into a lot of detail since I wrote reviews of most of these.

Emma (BBC)

I know that this really came out in 2009, but it didn't air in the US until this year. This is definitely my favorite adaptation of "Emma," and it's probably my second favorite Austen movie after P&P 2005. It's just beautiful. :) My review is here.

Alice in Wonderland

A quirky, lovely movie that got me interested in Alice again! Very bizarre, but that's to be expected. I wrote about it here.

Leap Year

I didn't see this in theaters...I rented it just a few months ago and fell in love. The Irishness plays a big part in making this such a charming romantic comedy. It's surprisingly clean and very funny. :) It has grown on me considerably since I wrote this.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

I was expecting so much from this. And it didn't disappoint. I can't say anymore than I already said here.


Oh, Disney, thank you! You have made some pretty mediocre animated movies over the past few years (this does not include Pixar films), but this one completely made up for it. I gushed over Flynn Rider here.

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

I wish I could learn not to read the book before I see the movie. I need to see this one again, because I hear that us obsessive Narnia fans appreciate it even more the second time around. :) I analyzed, compared, and contrasted here.

I saw four movies at the theater this year. I think that's a record since I got into classic movies. By the way, I did watch lots of awesome "new" classic movies this year, as well, but that's too much to go into. :)

So...that's the end of my 2010 posts. I'll have something up tomorrow to celebrate January 1st!

Until next time,


  1. There WERE a lot of great movies in 2010. Especially Tangled. :) I love all of the ones you mentioned, except I haven't seen Harry Potter of the Dawn Treader. And I didn't love Leap Year quite as much as it seems like most people do, but I need to watch it again to know for sure.

    And by the way, never feel bad about leaving a "book" for a comment. I love reading long comments!

  2. 2010 was a pretty fantastic year for movies and BBC films. 2011 seems pretty promising so far too. :) I STILL haven't seen Dawn Treader...maybe that will happen Monday since I'm off work. And I saw Tangled but never got around to reviewing it - absolutely LOVED it. I would like to see that again, now that I think about it. :)

  3. "For Narnia!" I saw Dawn Treader twice, and I love it. :) In some ways, I think it's hugely underrated. Emma was one of my faves, too.

  4. LOVED Alice and Emma. Still need to see Tangled :)

  5. I want to see Tangled, hopefully I will get to soon. I liked Alice as well. In drew me in.:):) I want to see Leap Year, but I can't get my mom to watch it with me.:)


  6. I love Emma!! its such a beautiful movie :)


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