This is it! Well, for me, because I’ve got a very awesome guest post after this. But dun dun dunn the big reveal. My absolute favourite movies I watched in 2010/early 2011. Since I’m a quote person, I’ll include some favourites as well. The ones with "♥" are my elite-faves xD
In no specific order:
I don’t know if I can make it through the post without mentioning this movie. I loved it! I loved the smart-ness of it, the action, the effects, the storyline, and everything else. Here’s my review if you aren’t convinced!
Eames: [Shows up while Arthur is in a gunfight] You mustn't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling.
[Pulls out a grenade launcher]
♥Ariadne: What's happening?
Arthur: Your subconscious is looking for the dreamer; me. Quick, give me a kiss.
Ariadne: [She kisses him and then looks around]
Ariadne: They're still looking at us.
Arthur: Yeah, it was worth a shot.
Iron Man 2 (2010)
Being originally reluctant about watching this, I kind of fell in love with this series. I’m totally sucker for narcissistic, witty characters played by Robert Downey Jr. It’s hilarious and I don’t care if you don’t agree!! And Stark + Pepper are just too great together
Senator Stern: My priority is to get the Iron Man weapon turned over to the people of the United States of America.
Tony Stark: Well, you can forget it. I am Iron Man. The suit and I are one. To turn over the Iron Man suit would be to turn over myself, which is tantamount to indentured servitude or prostitution, depending on what state you're in. You can't have it.
Senator Stern: Look, I'm no expert...
Tony Stark: In prostitution? You're a senator. Come on.
Tony Stark: [puts down a disgusting-looking dish]
Pepper Potts: What is that?
Tony Stark: This is your in-flight meal.
Pepper Potts: Did you just make that?
Tony Stark: Yeah. Where do you think I've been for three hours?
The Social Network (2010)
I think this generational film appeals to the masses. It’s extremely well done and entertaining, keeping me hooked onto the various storylines. The performance by the cast was stellar, and the way the movie unfolded was brilliant. Plus, I really loved the dialogue—it’s smart, witty and realistic. Definitely recommended!
Mark Zuckerberg: You know, you really don't need a forensics team to get to the bottom of this. If you guys were the inventors of Facebook, you'd have invented Facebook.
Larry Summers: Harvard undergraduates believe that inventing a job is better than finding a job.
Mark Zuckerberg: I went to my friend for the money because that's who I wanted to be partners with. Eduardo was the president of the Harvard Investors Association, and he was also my best friend.
Gage: Your best friend is suing you for six hundred million dollars.
Mark Zuckerberg: [Sarcastically] I didn't know that, tell me more.
Marylin Delpy: You must really hate the Winklevosses.
Mark Zuckerberg: I don't hate anybody. The "Winklevii" aren't suing me for intellectual property theft. They're suing me because for the first time in their lives, things didn't go exactly the way they were supposed to for them.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I (2010)
OH MY GOD I can’t believe this series is coming to an end!!!!! *sniff* It’s the end of an era! I loved the idea of HP7 more than the movie, plus with the upcoming conclusion and action and deaths and freaking awesomness I’m excited. The movie was decent but yeah.. I liked the idea of this final instalment a bit more than the execution, but it doesn’t matter though because I’m still gonna sob buckets when it’s all over.
Bellatrix Lestrange: You stupid elf! You could have killed me!
Dobby the House Elf: Dobby never meant to kill! Dobby only meant to maim, or seriously injure!
♥Ron Weasley: Hey!
Hermione Granger: You... complete arse, Ronald Weasley! You show up here after weeks, and you say 'Hey'?
Hermione Granger: Actually I'm highly logical which allows me to look past extraneous detail and perceive clearly that which others overlook.
♥Ron Weasley: How long do you think she'll stay mad at me?
Harry Potter: Just keep talking about that little ball of light touching your heart, and she'll come 'round.
Harry Potter: I want to bury him. Properly, without magic.
The Princess Bride (1987)
After Yahong’s post, a few of you recommended this movie and I have actually been wanting to watch it for a while… so I did! And let me tell you, it is pretty freaking awesome. After I got over the fact there some Zorro-wannabe running around in a mask and totally bought into the story… it was just so wicked. It’s an eclectic kind of humour that was reminiscent of Monty Python… plus there’s a villain called Prince Humperdinck. Boo yeah. So THANK YOU guys for the recommendation!
“My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”
♥Vizzini: HE DIDN'T FALL? INCONCEIVABLE.
Inigo Montoya: You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
♥Buttercup: We'll never survive.
Westley: Nonsense. You're only saying that because no one ever has.
Prince Humperdinck: Surrender.
Westley: You mean you wish to surrender to me? Very well, I accept.
♥Westley: You warthog-faced buffoon.
- Never Let Me Go (see blueicegal’s review, I liked it a bit more than she did but she wrote a great review of it)
- How to Train Your Dragon
- The Kids are All Right
- The Town
Goals for 2011:
- Watch more classics! You guys have recommended a ton, and my goal is to watch 5-10 of them :)
- Watch lesser-known films. I think you could tell I’m a mainstream kinda gal, but I’ve seen some fantastic trailers for lesser-known movies that I’d love to watch.
Movies I want to watch:
- Blue Valentine
- Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
- Pride & Prejudice (The BBC version, I seriously need to watch this)
- Breakfast at Tiffany’s
- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
- True Grit
Well, I think it's pretty obvious what question I'm gonna ask you... What are YOUR favourite movies you watched this year? Am I making any huge mistakes on this list?