2010

127 Hours

(2010)
82
28 Jan 2011
? R
94 min
Danny Boyle (screenplay), Simon Beaufoy (screenplay), Aron Ralston (book)
Nominated for 6 Oscars. Another 22 wins & 135 nominations.
An adventurous mountain climber becomes trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone near Moab, Utah and resorts to desperate measures in order to survive.

13 Assassins

(2010)
84
25 Sep 2010
? R
141 min
Kaneo Ikegami (based on a screenplay by), Daisuke Tengan (screenplay)
14 wins & 27 nominations.
In 1844, the peace of Feudal Japan is threatened by cruel Lord Naritsugu Matsudaira, who is politically rising and getting closer to his half-brother, the shogun. After the harakiri of the Namiya clan leader, samurai Shinzaemon Shimada is summoned by the shogun's advisor Sir Doi of the Akashi Clan to listen to the tragedy of Makino Uneme, whose son and daughter-in-law have been murdered by Naritsugu. Then Sir Doi shows a woman with arms, legs and tongue severed by Naritsugu and she writes with her forearm a request to Shinza to slaughter Naritsugu and his samurai. Shinza promises to kill Naritsugu and he gathers eleven other samurais and plots a plan to attack Naritsugu in his trip back to the Akashi land. But the cunning samurai Hanbei Kitou that is responsible for the security of his master foresees Shinza's intent. Shinza decides to go with his samurai through the mountain, where they find the hunter Koyata that guides them off the mountain and joins the group. Now the thirteen men prepare an ambush to Naritsugu and his army of two hundred samurai in a suicide mission to stop evil.

2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams

(2010)
29 Apr 2010
? R
84 min
Chris Kobin (screenplay), Tim Sullivan (screenplay), Christopher Tuffin (screenplay)
N/A
When this year's round of unsuspecting Northerners fail to show up for their annual Guts N' Glory Jamboree, the residents of Pleasant Valley take their cannibalistic carnival on the road ...

Biutiful

(2010)
58
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04 Feb 2011
? R
148 min
Alejandro G. Iñárritu (screenplay), Alejandro G. Iñárritu (based on a story by), Nicolás Giacobone (screenplay), Armando Bo (screenplay)
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 18 wins & 45 nominations.
This is the story of Uxbal, a man living in this world, but able to see his death, which guides his every move.

Black Death

(2010)
71
11 Jun 2010
? R
102 min
Dario Poloni (screenplay)
3 wins & 7 nominations.
Set during the time of the first outbreak of bubonic plague in England, a young monk is tasked with learning the truth about reports of people being brought back to life, a mission that pulls him toward a village ruler who has made a dark pact with evil forces.

Brighton Rock

(2010)
57
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04 Feb 2011
? R
111 min
Rowan Joffe, Graham Greene (novel)
1 win & 8 nominations.
An adaptation of Graham Greene's classic novel about a small-town hood who marries a waitress who witnessed him murdering a rival thug in order to keep her quiet. As his gang begins to doubt his abilities, the man becomes more desperate and violent.

Buried

(2010)
65
15 Oct 2010
? R
95 min
Chris Sparling
15 wins & 32 nominations.
Waking groggy in pitch darkness, Paul Conroy, an American truck driver working in Iraq in 2006, slowly realizes he is trapped inside a wooden coffin, buried alive. With his cigarette lighter, he can see the trap he is in, and he quickly realizes that there's not enough air for him to live long. He finds within the coffin a working cellphone, which allows him contact with the outside world. But the outside world proves not to be very helpful at finding a man buried in a box in the middle of the Iraqi desert. Paul must rely on his best resource--himself.

Casino Jack

(2010)
51
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07 Jan 2011
? R
108 min
Norman Snider
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 1 nomination.
A hot shot Washington DC lobbyist and his protégé go down hard as their schemes to peddle influence lead to corruption and murder.

Cemetery Junction

(2010)
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14 Apr 2010
? R
95 min
Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant
1 nomination.
It's 1973 in Cemetery Junction, a Reading suburb. Three working class lads, best friends, are coming of age. Freddie wants to rise above his station, taking a job selling life insurance, wearing a suit and tie. Snork works at the railway station and wants a girlfriend some day. Bruce talks of leaving but seems on track to work at a factory, drink and fight, and become like his dad, in front of the telly with beer on hand; and he's trying the patience of the police officer who gets him out of jams. Freddie's job leads the lads toward a few small changes. He runs across a childhood friend, Julie, his boss's daughter who's engaged to the firm's top seller. Can the lads break out?

Clash of the Titans

(2010)
39
02 Apr 2010
? PG-13
106 min
Travis Beacham (screenplay), Phil Hay (screenplay), Matt Manfredi (screenplay), Beverley Cross
2 wins & 12 nominations.
Princess Andromeda is the daughter of King Cepheus, who has gained a victory against the gods. The vengeful god of the underworld, Hades, demands that Andromeda is offered as a sacrifice or he will unleash the Kraken against Argos. A desperate King Cepheus asks demi-god Perseus to find a way to defeat the Kraken. Perseus accepts the challenge because Hades was responsible for his family's death. He discovers that the way to kill the Kraken lies with getting the head of the gorgon Medusa.

Devil

(2010)
44
17 Sep 2010
? PG-13
80 min
Brian Nelson (screenplay), M. Night Shyamalan (story)
2 nominations.
A group of people are trapped in an elevator and the Devil is mysteriously amongst them.

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

(2010)
56
26 Aug 2011
? R
99 min
Guillermo del Toro (screenplay), Matthew Robbins (screenplay), Nigel McKeand
3 nominations.
A young girl sent to live with her father and his new girlfriend believes that she has released creatures from a sealed ash pit in the basement of her new home.

Edge of Darkness

(2010)
55
29 Jan 2010
? R
117 min
William Monahan (screenplay), Andrew Bovell (screenplay), Troy Kennedy-Martin (television series)
1 nomination.
Thomas Craven is a detective who has spent years working the streets of Boston. When his own daughter is killed outside his own home, Craven soon realizes that her death is only one piece of an intriguing puzzle filled with corruption and conspiracy, and it falls to him to discover who is behind the crime.

Hereafter

(2010)
56
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22 Oct 2010
? PG-13
129 min
Peter Morgan
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 14 nominations.
A drama centered on three people who are haunted by mortality in different ways. George (Matt Damon) is a blue-collar American who has a special connection to the afterlife. On the other side of the world, Marie (Cécile De France), a French journalist, has a near-death experience that shakes her reality. And when Marcus (identical twins Frankie McLaren and George McLaren), a London schoolboy, loses the person closest to him, he desperately needs answers. Each on a path in search of the truth, their lives will intersect, forever changed by what they believe might-or must-exist in the hereafter.

Hot Tub Time Machine

(2010)
63
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26 Mar 2010
? R
101 min
Josh Heald (screenplay), Sean Anders (screenplay), John Morris (screenplay), Josh Heald (story)
4 nominations.
A malfunctioning time machine at a ski resort takes a man back to 1986 with his two friends and nephew, where they must relive a fateful night and not change anything to make sure the nephew is born.

I Spit on Your Grave

(2010)
27
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20 Jan 2011
? R
108 min
Adam Rockoff (screenplay), Meir Zarchi (based on the film by)
2 nominations.
Writer Jennifer Hills (Butler) takes a retreat from the city to a charming cabin in the woods to start on her next book. But Jennifer's presence in the small town attracts the attention of a few morally depraved locals who set out one night to teach this city girl a lesson. They break into her cabin to scare her. However, what starts out as terrifying acts of humiliation and intimidation, quickly and uncontrollably escalates into a night of physical abuse and torturous assault. But before they can kill her, Jennifer sacrifices her broken and beaten body to a raging river that washes her away. As time passes, the men slowly stop searching for her body and try to go back to life as usual. But that isn't about to happen. Against all odds, Jennifer Hills survived her ordeal. Now, with hell bent vengeance, Jennifer's sole purpose is to turn the tables on these animals and to inflict upon them every horrifying and torturous moment they carried out on her... only much, much worse.

Inception

(2010)
74
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16 Jul 2010
? PG-13
148 min
Christopher Nolan
Won 4 Oscars. Another 138 wins & 192 nominations.
A thief who steals corporate secrets through use of the dream-sharing technology is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO.

Insidious

(2010)
52
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01 Apr 2011
? PG-13
103 min
Leigh Whannell
8 wins & 14 nominations.
A gripping story of a family in search of help for their son, Dalton, who fell into a coma after a mysterious incident in the attic. Little do they know that there is much more to this endless sleep than meets the eye as they explore the paranormal, and rediscover the past; the key to getting their son back once and for all.

Legion

(2010)
32
22 Jan 2010
? R
100 min
Peter Schink, Scott Stewart
N/A
A group of strangers fight for the welfare of humanity.

Let Me In

(2010)
79
01 Oct 2010
? R
116 min
Matt Reeves (screenplay), John Ajvide Lindqvist (screenplay), John Ajvide Lindqvist (novel)
14 wins & 28 nominations.
A bullied young boy befriends a young female vampire who lives in secrecy with her guardian.