03 November 2010

November 2010 Movies

Spending 3 weeks travelling 18000 miles at 36000 feet allowed ample time to catch up on some movie goodness. Additionally a few weeks away from the fam actually gave me the chance to see the inside of a movie theatre (twice!) for the first time since August. Over the last few weeks, I saw The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (fun and a nice, if heavily abridged, adaptation of the novel), Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps (unworthy cash-in), The Social Network (amazing film), Smokin' Aces (awful...just...awful), Whiteout (better than Smokin' Aces, but well unworthy of the awesome source material), Up in the Air (good, if odd and depressing), Kick-Ass (better as a comic), and David Tennant's Hamlet. I also watched enough of Glee to give up on it and the first two episodes of The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret (great TV...painful to watch at times, but in a good, Gervaisian way).

Per my standard operating procedure, here are my top 10 or so movies in/to be in theaters or on DVD to see, with movies in my collection starred:

1. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince*
2. Tron: Legacy (17 Dec)
3. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 1 IMAX (19 Nov)
4. Unstoppable (12 Nov)

To be honest, that's pretty much it...no chance of me ponying up to see any other movies in-theatre. Even Unstoppable is a stretch, but the trailer is fun. However, I will likely see the remainder of this list at some point...probably via Redbox.

5. Red
6. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
7. The Town
8. Tangled (24 Nov)
9. The Tourist (12 Dec)
10. True Grit (2010) (22 Dec)
11. Megamind (5 Nov)
12. Morning Glory (10 Nov)