My most anticipated films of 2010

Posted by · 9:45 am · January 1st, 2010

InceptionAnnually I put together a hasty list of my most anticipated films of the New Year on January 1.  I got rid of the pomp and circumstance around the perennial post a while back and just stuck with the list.  But a couple of things…

I’m not sure if Kevin Macdonald’s “The Eagle of the Ninth” will make it to theaters in 2010, but that would definitely be a consideration.  And it’s difficult not to be interested in product from major filmmakers like Martin Scorsese, David Fincher, Peter Weir and James L. Brooks, but, alas, they didn’t speak up for me when putting this together.

Typically, the blockbusters will show up in numbers on something like this, because for me, that’s what I tend to anticipate.  When art seems to be skillfully married to commerce (like my #1 selection — which is most people’s #1 selection), all the better.  But it’s tough to really know what the art house product could have in store until we’re in the thick of the year.

Anyway, these are the 10 that have my interest piqued from here (more on this in the podcast later today):

1. “Inception” (Christopher Nolan)
2. “Black Swan” (Darren Aronofsky)
3. “Toy Story 3
(Lee Unkrich)
4. “Iron Man 2
(Jon Favreau)
5. “Alice in Wonderland” (Tim Burton)
6. “Robin Hood” (Ridley Scott)
7. “The Tree of Life” (Terrence Malick)
8. “Your Highness” (David Gordon Green)
9. “Kick-Ass” (Matthew Vaughn)
10. “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” (Oliver Stone)


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  • 1 1-02-2010 at 11:57 am

    M said...

    Only have 3 so far

    The Way Back – Peter Weir
    Alice in Wonderland
    Harry Potter (not reallt a HP fan but you know it is part 1 of the last one)

  • 2 1-02-2010 at 2:27 pm

    Xavi Rodriguez said...

    1. Inception: JGL, Marion Cotillard, Ken Watanabe, Tom Hardy and Christopher Nolan!
    2. Miral: Maybe Hiam Abbass would became the first Asian born actress winning the Oscar in the lead category? I really hope so…
    3. The Way Back: Enough said…
    4. The Tree of Life
    5. Black Swan: Always an Aronovski film is interesting at least
    6. A Prophet
    7. Lebanon
    8. The Ghost Writer
    9. Never Let Me Go: Not necessary a Keira fan but I’m looking forward this
    10.Green Zone

  • 3 1-02-2010 at 4:11 pm

    Kokushi said...

    1. Inception
    2. Shutter Island
    3. Iron Man 2
    4. Stone
    5. The Fighter
    6. Kick-Ass
    7. The Tree of Life
    8. Green Zone
    9. Black Swan
    10. The Social Network

  • 4 1-02-2010 at 8:49 pm

    Maxim said...

    1. Whatever Spielberg directs (I have a hunch we’ll have a film by year’s end).
    2. True Grit? Pretty sure it’ll come out in 2011 though.
    3. Black Swan.
    4. You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger.
    5. Somewhere.
    6. The Tempest.
    7. Ajami.
    8. Ghost Writer.
    9. Your Highness.
    10. The Tree of Life.
    11. (in case of no True Grit) Shutter Island. Why not?

    I have absolutely no interest in Iron Man 2 whatsoever. Robin Hood looks

  • 5 1-03-2010 at 12:36 pm

    Elessar said...

    1. Inception (Nolan)
    2. Shutter Island (Scorsese)
    3. The Way Back (Weir)
    4. Iron Man 2 (Favreau)
    5. Robin Hood (Scott)
    6. The Rum Diary (Robinson)
    7. Alice in Wonderland (Burton)
    8. Clash of the Titans (Leterrier)
    9. The Fighter (Russell)
    10. True Grit (Coens)

    Others: Never Let Me Go, Eagle of the Ninth, Miral, Ghost Writer, Wall Street 2, The Debt, The Green Zone

  • 6 1-03-2010 at 3:27 pm

    austin111 said...

    Inception, The Way Back, The Rum Diaries, Alice in Wonderland, Shutter Island (I think this will be a big surprise for some folks who think otherwise), The Fighter, Kick-Ass, ???

  • 7 1-04-2010 at 12:50 am

    LelandRus said...

    1. The Rum Diary
    2. Black Swan
    3. Shutter Island
    4. The Expendables
    5. The Fighter
    6. The Social Network
    7. Machete
    8. Hereafter
    9. Inception
    10. The Town

    hon. mentions: Edge of Darkness, The Way Back, The American, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, London Boulevard, The Mechanic, 13, The Wolf Man, Jonah Hex, Legion.

  • 8 3-12-2010 at 7:29 am

    Chris G. said...

    I screened Green Zone at a pre-premiere thingy here in Denmark, and trust me, it’s not worth anticipating.

  • 9 3-13-2010 at 9:23 am

    Jorge said...

    I love you Phillip morris !

  • 10 6-18-2010 at 10:22 pm

    Kristen said...

    1. LAST NIGHT (Keira Knightley, Sam Worthington)
    2. TREE OF LIFE (Sean Penn, Brad Pitt)
    3. SALT
    5. MIRAL
    6. CYRUS
    8. WALL STREET 2

  • 11 7-22-2010 at 7:27 am

    Duncan Houst said...

    Alright Kris, lets take a look at where your films are now.

    1. “Inception” (Christopher Nolan)
    2. “Black Swan” (Darren Aronofsky)
    To Be Released
    3. “Toy Story 3” (Lee Unkrich)
    4. “Iron Man 2” (Jon Favreau)
    Highly disappointing, but not bad
    5. “Alice in Wonderland” (Tim Burton)
    Bad. Just bad.
    6. “Robin Hood” (Ridley Scott)
    Not that good.
    7. “The Tree of Life” (Terrence Malick)
    May not release this year at all.
    8. “Your Highness” (David Gordon Green)
    What is this film?
    9. “Kick-Ass” (Matthew Vaughn)
    Good, but not great
    10. “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” (Oliver Stone)
    Not gonna be a contender.

    So with that, what are your most anticipated films for the rest of 2010?