So, we've finally closed the book on 2010. Now, as we transition into the brand new year, that is when a lot of people reflect back on the entire year before. In the movie world, that is also when critics and movie lovers take the time to examine days gone by year. Not forgetting, that is awards season. With the Critics' Choice Awards in only a couple of weeks and the Oscars significantly less than 8 weeks ago, suffice to express the red carpet is officially out.
Today, I'm going to throw myself into that very ring as we bring you Couch Potato Club's 2010 Movie Awards. Up front, though, I want to go ahead and say, I'm going to do this unique of those big award shows. For one, you'll see a few of the typical categories, but likewise you will have some off-beat ones. Also, call me crazy, but I think the greatest element in judging a video is its entertainment value. Granted every one of the other little facets of creating a video help to create a movie better, however I think entertainment succeeds a movie's technical prowess in order to define whether it is good or not. So, you won't be seeing me awarding these "artsy" movies just for their "cinematic achievement" (whatever the hell that is). Instead, I'll be judging on good ole entertainment value (with acting, story, etc. playing factors). หนัง hd
So, without further ado, here will be the winners of the first annual Couch Potato Club Movie Awards.
Best Film: Inception
For me this came down to Inception and Black Swan.I've honestly spent days mulling it over within my head which will be my movie of the year. However, in the end, Inception wins out. Inceptionwas also perfect in a sense. With intelligent writing, good acting, fun action, great cinematography and so on and so on, the movie turned out to be awesome style with great substance. Nolan proved yet again here why he is certainly one of (if not THE) most sought after filmmakers today. A narrative genius. After watching this movie, it made me realize just what a god-send Nolan is to Hollywood really. Everybody in Hollywood should really be taking notes. This really is what sort of blockbuster movie should really be done. Let's not kid ourselves, blockbuster action movies will continue being the bread and butter of Hollywood for quite a while to come. While that is alright, the issue usually is based on that they're so shallow and cliche and just "eh" ;.They often just count on cool action sequences and awesome looking special effects. Not Inception, though. This movie provides all that, but then actually brings substance to that particular style giving us an engaging and mind-bending/intelligent storyline to go with it. This perfect blend makes Inception my movie of the year.
Best Actor: James Franco - 127 Hours
I've said it before and I'll say it again: you intend to test the merit of an actor? Throw him in a video where he is more or less the only one ever on-screen and he has to hold the entire movie himself. Where the complete weight of the entire movie rests most assuredly on his shoulders. Will he shine? Will he crumble? Here is the test. Others have proven themselves in exactly the same way (Will Smith, Tom Hanks). And truly I think this (and the "retard role") is among the biggest ways to test an actor and see if he's among the greats. So, enter James Franco and 127 Hours.Playing a mountain climber that gets trapped under a boulder and is all alone, Franco is left to hold a complete film on his own. Does he succeed? Damn right he does. With flying colors at that. Keeping it interesting, conveying a selection of emotions through the entire film and sucking you in every on his own, Franco clearly shows he had the mettle to tackle this kind of daunting task and come from top. For that reason, he's my actor of the year.
Best Actress: Natalie Portman - Black Swan
Natalie's performance in the Aronofsky psychological thriller is totally brilliant. Her best work to-date within my opinion. Playing a role that will require her to eventually transition from sweet little naive princess girl to girl-gone-wild (in a black side kinda way), she hits every beat without missing a step. I think the greatest factor for a good actor/actress is range. Anybody can shine in a part which was just designed for them (in line making use of their natural persona), but range and playing different personas/characters is where an actor/actress can show their true prowess. In Black Swanalone, Natalie Portman has shown, in only the 2 hours, that she has more range than most actresses around. She exhibited more range in one single performance than most do in their entire career. For this kind of brilliant performance Natalie Portman gets my vote as actress of the year. I don't think that is even up for debate.