If you like food… love stories… stories about family …. then the 100 Foot Journey is a film you won’t want to miss.
Real Steel is not a film that will shake up the Academy, but it is a film that will make you smile, make you cheer, and might even bring a misty tear to your eye, if you cry at silly old commercials. It’s a mixture of Rock ’em Sock ’em Robots, the junkyard battles from Spielberg’s A.I. Artificial Intelligence, and Rocky all rolled into one film.
No honest list of the best films of this decade would be complete without The Lord of the Rings. I don’t want to specify which of the three chapters is my personal favorite, because it is really one body of work. Upon the release of the first film, Peter Jackson became a household name and part of an elite club of filmmakers that are able to please mainstream audiences as well as critics. The name Peter Jackson can be grouped with Steven Spielberg and George Lucas as visionaries.
Every TV spot and billboard has pitched Funny People as a laugh out loud event, in the vein of Apatow’s previous films, but Funny People is nothing like them.
The Mysteries of Pittsburgh is another entry in a growing sub-genre of independent films that grew in popularity after the release of Garden State, the indie angst film.