So, we’ve got eventually closed the book on 2010. Now, as we transition into the new 12 months, this is while the general public mirror lowers back on the 12 months earlier than. In the film world, this is also whilst critics and film fanatics make the effort to check the beyond yr. Not to mention, this is awards season. With the Critics’ Choice Awards in only multiple weeks and the Oscars less than two months ago, suffice to mention the red carpet is formally out.
Today, I’m going to throw myself into that very ring as we convey you Couch Potato Club’s 2010 gomovies Awards. Up front, though, I would like to move in advance and say, I’m going to do that different than those big award suggests. For one, you’ll see a number of the standard classes, but likewise there may be some off-beat ones. Also, call me loopy, but I consider the most important thing in judging a movie is its entertainment value. Granted all of the other little aspects of creating a movie assist to make a film higher, but I consider leisure succeeds a film’s technical prowess so that you can define whether it is right or now not. So, you might not be seeing me awarding these “artsy” movies just due to their “cinematic fulfillment” (regardless of the hell that is). Instead, I’ll be judging on desirable ole leisure value (with acting, story, and so forth. Playing elements).
So, without in addition ado, here are the winners of the primary annual Couch Potato Club Movie Awards.
Best Film: Inception
For me this came right down to Inception and Black Swan. I’ve virtually spent days mulling it over in my head which would be my movie of the 12 months. However, in the long run, Inception wins out. Inceptionwas also ideal in a feel. With intelligent writing, exact acting, a laugh motion, terrific cinematography and so forth and so on, the film proved to be tremendous fashion with fantastic substance. Nolan proved once more right here why he’s considered one of (if now not THE) maximum fashionable filmmakers these days. A narrative genius. After looking this film, it made me understand what a god-send Nolan is to Hollywood definitely. Everybody in Hollywood should be taking notes. This is precisely how a blockbuster movie have to be completed. Let’s no longer child ourselves, blockbuster movement movies will remain the bread and butter of Hollywood for some time to come. While that is alright, the hassle normally lies in that they’re so shallow and cliche and simply “eh”. They commonly just rely upon cool motion sequences and tremendous looking special effects. Not Inception, though. This movie affords all that, however then truely brings substance to that fashion giving us an attractive and mind-bending/intelligent storyline to go together with it. This ideal combo makes Inception my movie of the 12 months.
Best Actor: James Franco – 127 Hours
I’ve said it earlier than and I’ll say it once more: you need to test the advantage of an actor? Throw him in a film where he is pretty a whole lot the best one ever on-screen and he has to carry the complete film himself. Where the complete weight of the entire movie rests maximum usually on his shoulders. Will he shine? Will he fall apart? This is the test. Others have proven themselves within the identical way (Will Smith, Tom Hanks). And honestly I accept as true with this (and the “retard position”) is considered one of the biggest methods to check an actor and spot if he is one of the greats. So, input James Franco and 127 Hours. Playing a mountain climber that receives trapped underneath a boulder and is all on my own, Franco is left to carry a whole movie on his personal. Does he succeed? Damn right he does. With flying colorations at that. Keeping it exciting, conveying a variety of feelings at some point of the film and sucking you in all on his own, Franco in reality indicates he had the mettle to tackle the sort of daunting undertaking and pop out on pinnacle. For that purpose, he’s my actor of the year.
Best Actress: Natalie Portman – Black Swan
Natalie’s overall performance within the Aronofsky mental thriller is certainly excellent. Her satisfactory paintings to-date in my view. Playing a function that requires her to subsequently transition from candy little naive princess female to female-gone-wild (in a dark side kinda way), she hits every beat without missing a step. I agree with the most important element for a good actor/actress is range. Anybody can shine in a component that was simply made for them (in line with their herbal personality), but variety and gambling extraordinary personas/characters is in which an actor/actress can show their genuine prowess. In Black Swanalone, Natalie Portman has shown, in only the 2 hours, that she has greater range than maximum actresses round. She exhibited greater variety in one performance than most do of their entire career. For one of these outstanding performance Natalie Portman gets my vote as actress of the year. I do not assume that is even up for debate.
Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale – The Fighter
Here’s any other that I experience is just a given and is not up for debate. Bale actually stole the show in each scene he seemed in The Fighter. The weight reduction on my own suggests Bale’s dedication to his craft. Furthermore, the way he turned into able to lose himself in that crackhead persona and into the position of Dicky Eklund just in addition proved what an terrific actor Bale is. To sincerely show you the way awesome his overall performance changed into, the video clip of real-life Dicky at some stage in the credits showed you simply how nicely Bale nailed that overall performance. It had to nearly be like searching in a replicate for Dicky.
Best Supporting Actress: Melissa Leo – The Fighter
Yes, the assisting cast of The Fighter turned into just incredible. They’re those that saved this movie afloat. Leo’s flip as the “white trash” overbearing mom turned into top notch and became every other (along with Bale’s performance) that genuinely helped this movie shine. Without those two, The Fighter bombs.
Best Director: Darren Aronofsky – Black Swan
Like I said, first-rate film become down to Black Swan and Inception for me. Aronofsky’s work right here turned into rattling near best. This became a brilliantly directed movie. From the camera shots to the music to the tale-telling to what he got out of his solid, Aronofsky did a awesome process in conveying this mystery tale very aptly on all levels. As one in all my favored present day administrators, it’s no marvel that Aronofsky keeps to electrify 12 months after year.
Best Screenplay: Mark Heyman, Andres Heinz and John McLaughlin – Black Swan
For me, screenplay/tale might be the most important aspect in determining whether a film is interesting. Afterall, with out an intriguing and enjoyable tale, then your movie is just going to suck. That being stated, it’s no surprise that this, for me, got here right down to Black Swan and Inceptionagain; the 2 movies vying for my Best Film award. However, in the long run I have to go together with Black Swan edging out in this category. The story become terrific for my part. Very exciting and intriguing story that left you to your seat the whole even as via. To pinnacle it off, although, was all the subtext present at some stage in the film. From the “life imitates art” to the “greed can devour us all” to the observation of the way tons stress can be put on an entertainer and the risks they happen whilst dropping themselves in a overall performance so that you can be “best”. This script had all of it and fired on so many cylinders. Truly changed into a excellent story and I loved how the principle person’s life began to reflect the very man or woman she was attempting to play on stage.
Best Ensemble Cast: The Fighter
I guess after the preceding helping awards, this should come as no wonder. However, I will say I became additionally critically considering The Town for this award which had a very good all-around overall performance from its whole cast. However, the cast of The Fighter done properly in all areas. Even Mark Wahlberg turned into respectable sufficient (and I do not in particular take care of him). Though, he turned into the susceptible hyperlink and his real character turned into dull. However, every body else became in nice performances that, as an entire, without a doubt pulled you into the family inside the movie. Then the performances of Bale and Leo genuinely simply pushed the general ensemble over the top. Meanwhile, Amy Adams delivered a excellent performance as well standing out.
Breakout Performance of the Year: Jennifer Lawrence – Winter’s Bone
The film itself, I discovered changed into fairly overestimated. However, Jennifer Lawrence in Winter’s Bone did an definitely remarkable job of gambling the function of Ree Dolly. If now not for her, the entire movie would were a wash. However, her overall performance turned into very fine to look at. It made it even extra worthwhile as I were given to witness that this lady is truly a completely adept actress. Before this, I had handiest visible her in ‘The Bill Engvall Show’ wherein she plays the everyday cliche ditzy teenage lady. Which, sincerely, there are a million and one girls within the country that might pull that off. Watching her pass from that ditzy youngster to this gritty and convincing overall performance was truly a treat for me and showed me her worth. For that, she gets my Breakout Performance of the Year award.
Best Action Movie: Inception
Inception wins right here. Of direction being my Best Film of the Year, it’ll additionally win in its specific genre class. The movie fires on all cylinders for an almost nonstop joyride, mainly for the ultimate half of the film. The ultimate 1/2 specially, with the gun fights and chases and fights, etc. Show to be an adrenalin rush of action. Again, that is pretty a great deal the Hollywood-movement-blockbuster film perfected.