The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, 2010 edition

It was fun last year, so I’m doing it again. Here are the best, the worst, and the ugliest movies of 2010, as selected based on average critics’ rating, careful reviews of a scientifically selected sample of viewer comments, box office receipts, and the alignment of the stars at the time each movie premiered.

Okay, so I just sat down, looked through the index, and picked some out. It’s still fun.

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True Grit

Rooster and LaBoeuf both look at Mattie like she's crazy, since she kind of is.

Now, normally I would consider the combination of the Coen Brothers and Jeff Bridges to be a terrifying one. It’s been ten years or so since I’ve seen The Big Lebowski, but I still cringe at the memory. Actually, for a long time, I cringed every time I heard the word “dude”. But even so, I felt pretty safe going to this one, since it was a remake and all. And if the imdb database of quotes is anything to go by, not much of it has changed.

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TRON: Legacy

Light Cycles 1.0 and 2.0

Twenty-eight years ago, a bunch of guys with a computer that had just 2MB of memory — the same size as the little memory stick I use to back up my stuff — somehow managed to create TRON. I shudder to contemplate the size of the computers they used for the sequel.

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Snowed in and Reading Comic Books

Avengers Assemble! Nick Fury, Iron Man, Black Widow, Thor, Captain America

I couldn’t make it to the theatre yesterday. I was pretty sure I’d barely make it out of my driveway, so I didn’t even try. Therefore, I’m curled up under a blanket reading comic books. Okay, more accurately, curled up under a blanket reading about comic book movies. I know, it’s only been four months this time, but hey, I need something to write about, since I didn’t get the chance to see all the weird camera angles they apparently used to make Johnny Depp look more than two inches taller than Angelina.

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