What are your favorite DVDs so far this year? Please leave your favorites in the comments section below.
Reno DVD Examiner top 10 DVD lists so far for 2010:
10.5. A cluster of older DVDs because I didn’t see them until this year: Transformers, Troy, John Q, Knocked up, Notorious, Animals Are Beautiful People, Radio, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, Pineapple Express, Kalifornia, The Secret Life of Bees, Phone Booth, Alpha Dog, Jackie Brown and 11:14
10. Stuff Happens with Bill Nye: Even if you think you are “green,” this show will give you something new to do, or ponder – depending on whether you are a do-er or a watcher.
9. Clash of the Titans: Special effects have certainly come a long way since 1981 when the original Clash of the Titans starring Laurence Olivier was released. This was a great action, mythologica tale of three brothers. Must see! Especially if you liked the 1981 version.
8. Invictus: I truly love real life stores such as this, where something perhaps overlooked in history went down, and a movie is a vehicle to educate people on what really happened. Nelson Mandela won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 and has been presented some 250 peace awards.
7. Shutter Island: This flick was mindbending. This type of psychological thriller has been done before but with a Scorsese touch, it’s just a little better. Add DiCaprio to the equation and it just can’t go wrong.
6. Ghost Writer: All controversay surrounding Roman Polanski aside, this movie screams of Alfred Hitchcock. I am a sucker for movies that have surprise endings, twists, turns and slowly played out unexpected events. I just love the movies that play with your mind in a sophisticated and comprehensive way.
5. Precious: ‘Precious‘ is a film based on the novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire. The message to everyone through this drama is empowerment, taking control of your own life. This type of movie is empowering. One of those that gets disturbingly sad and the problem gets slowly solved and healed, if you will. It is complete and a movie that makes an impact on the audience. Those are the types of movies that make my top ten lists.
4. Alice in Wonderland: Best action fantasy I have seen all year. I was thoroughly disgusted with Tim Burton’s remake of ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory‘ but ‘Alice in Wonderland‘ was a 360 degree turn-around for Burton. I was flabbergasted. The movie exeeded my expectations even though I also love this original as I do ‘Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.’
3. Weeds: Season 5. What can I say here? I love this show. It’s the best dramedy on TV (okay, cable TV) and every episode ends with a “huh? Really?” And “Well that was unexpected!” In order to truly appreciate the series, however, it needs to be seen from Season 1, Episode 1, the pilot and go from there. Five Stars.
2. The Cove: A must-see! This is a multi-award winning mainstream docu-flick that exposes a disturbing atrocity that is taking place in a small town in Japan. Please visit the official website for more info and to watch the PSA featuring celebs like Jennifer Anniston, Woody Harrelson, Robin Williams, John Leguizamo, Ben Stiller and several others. Five Stars.
1. The Runaways: This movie is for rock and roll lovers. I guess I am one. It is so refreshing to see so many feedback comments from teens and tweens saying this is real music, the music of today just doesn’t have this raw rock and roll quality. Where did rock and roll go, you know. This movie shows a small piece of music history and should be seen by all. Highly recommended. Five Stars.
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