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    So, we have actually finally closed the book on 2010.

    Now, as we shift into the brand-new year, this is when most people reflect back on the year before.
    In the motion picture world, this is likewise when critics
    and motion picture enthusiasts take the time to review
    the past year. Not to mention, this is awards season. With the Critics' Option Awards in simply a number
    of weeks and the Oscars less than 2 months back, are enough
    to say the red carpet is officially out.

    Today, I'm going to throw myself into that really ring as we bring you Couch Potato
    Club's 2010 Motion picture Awards. In advance, though, I want to
    proceed and state, I'm going to do this various than those huge
    award programs. For one, you'll see some of the normal
    classifications, however also there will be some off-beat ones.
    Also, call me crazy, however I believe the most significant consider judging a film
    is its home entertainment value. Given all of the other little aspects of making a movie
    help to make a motion picture much better, nevertheless I believe entertainment
    succeeds a film's technical prowess in order to specify whether it is
    great or not. So, you won't be seeing me awarding
    these "artsy" motion pictures just because of their "cinematic accomplishment" (whatever the hell that is).

    Rather, I'll be evaluating on good ole entertainment worth (with acting, story, and so on playing aspects).


    So, without more ado, here are the winners of the very first annual Lazy person Club Film Awards.


    Best Movie: Inception

    For me this boiled down to Inception and Black Swan.
    I have actually truthfully invested days mulling it over
    in my head which would be my movie of the year. However, in the end, Beginning
    wins out. Inceptionwas likewise ideal in a sense.
    With intelligent writing, good performing, fun action, excellent cinematography and so
    on and so on, the motion picture proved to be awesome style with fantastic substance.
    Nolan showed once again here why he is one of (if not THE) most
    sought after filmmakers today. A narrative genius. After viewing this motion picture, it made me understand what a god-send Nolan is to Hollywood really.
    Everyone in Hollywood need to be bearing in mind.

    This is exactly how a hit film need to be done. Let's not kid
    ourselves, smash hit action films will continue to be the support of Hollywood for a long time to come.

    While this is alright, the problem usually lies in that they're so shallow
    and cliche and simply "eh". They generally simply rely
    on cool action sequences and awesome looking special effects.
    Not Creation, though. This motion picture provides all that, however then actually brings substance to that style offering us an interesting and mind-bending/intelligent storyline to go with it.

    This ideal mix makes Inception my motion picture of the year.


    Finest Star: James Franco - 127 Hours

    I've said it prior to and I'll state it once again: you
    want to evaluate the merit of an actor? Throw him in a
    film where he is basically the only one ever on-screen and he has to bring the entire motion picture himself.
    Where the whole weight of the entire motion picture rests most assuredly on his shoulders.
    Will he shine? Will he crumble? This is the test. Others have actually proven themselves in the same way
    (Will Smith, Tom Hanks). And really I think this (and the "retard function") is among the most
    significant ways to evaluate a star and see if he's
    one of the greats. So, get in James Franco and 127 Hours.
    Playing a mountain climber that gets trapped under a
    stone and is all alone, Franco is left to carry a whole movie on his own. Does he be successful?
    Damn right he does. With flying colors at that. Keeping
    it intriguing, conveying a range of feelings throughout the film and drawing you in all on his
    own, Franco clearly shows he had the guts to tackle such an overwhelming job and triumph.
    Because of that, he's my actor of the year.

    Best Actress: Natalie Portman - Black Swan

    Natalie's efficiency in the Aronofsky psychological thriller is definitely dazzling.

    Her best work to-date in my viewpoint. Contributing that needs
    her to ultimately transition from sweet little naive princess lady to girl-gone-wild (in a dark side kinda way), she
    strikes every beat without missing out on an action. I think the biggest element for an excellent actor/actress is range.

    Any person can shine in a part that was simply made for them (in line with their natural
    personality), but range and playing various personas/characters is where an actor/actress can reveal their true prowess.
    In Black Swanalone, Natalie Portman has actually shown, in simply the 2 hours,
    that she has more variety than a lot of starlets around. She
    displayed more range in one performance than a lot of carry out in their entire career.
    For such a brilliant performance Natalie Portman gets my vote as starlet of
    the year. I do not think this is even up for argument.


    Best Supporting Star: Christian Bale - The Fighter

    Here's another that I feel is simply a given and isn't
    up for argument. Bale absolutely took the show in every scene he appeared in The Fighter
    The weight-loss alone reveals Bale's dedication to his craft.
    Moreover, the method he was able to lose himself in that crackhead personality and into the role of Dicky Eklund simply further showed what an incredible actor Bale is.
    To really show you how brilliant his efficiency was, the
    video of real-life Dicky during the credits showed you just how well Bale nailed that performance.
    It had to practically be like searching in a mirror for Dicky.


    Finest Supporting Starlet: Melissa Leo - The Fighter.


    Yes, the supporting cast of The Fighter was
    simply fantastic. They're the ones that kept this movie afloat.
    Leo's turn as the "white trash" overbearing mother was terrific and
    was another (along with Bale's efficiency) that truly assisted this movie shine.

    Without these 2, The Fighter bombs.

    Finest Director: Darren Aronofsky - Black Swan

    Like I said, finest film was down to Black Swan and Inception for
    me. Aronofsky's work here was damn near ideal. This was a remarkably
    directed movie. From the camera shots to the music to the story-telling to what he left his
    cast, Aronofsky did an excellent task in communicating this thriller story extremely aptly on all levels.
    As one of my preferred modern directors, it's not a surprise that Aronofsky continues to impress year after year.


    Finest Movie Script: Mark Heyman, Andres Heinz and John McLaughlin - Black Swan

    For me, screenplay/story is probably the greatest factor in figuring
    out whether a film is amusing. Afterall, without an appealing
    and amusing story, then your movie is just going to draw.
    That being stated, it's not a surprise that this, for me,
    came down to Black Swan and Inceptionagain; the two movies
    vying for my Finest Film award. Nevertheless, in the end I need to go with Black Swan edging out
    in this category. The story was fantastic in my opinion. Extremely thrilling
    and interesting story that left you on your seat the whole while through.
    To top it off, however, was all the subtext present throughout the
    movie. From the "life imitates art" to the "greed can consume all of us" to the
    commentary of how much pressure can be placed on an entertainer and the risks they take place when losing themselves in an efficiency in order to be "ideal".
    This script had all of it and fired on numerous cylinders.
    Truly was an excellent story and I loved how the primary character's life began to mirror the very character she was
    attempting to use stage.

    Best Ensemble Cast: The Fighter

    I guess after the previous supporting awards, this must come as not a
    surprise. However, I will state I was also seriously considering The Town for this
    award which had an excellent all-around efficiency from its
    whole cast. Nevertheless, the cast of The Fighter performed well in all locations.
    Even Mark Wahlberg was good sufficient (and I do
    not particularly take care of him). Though,
    he was the weak link and his real character was dull.
    However, everybody else kipped down fine performances that,
    as a whole, really pulled you into the family in the movie.
    Then the efficiencies of Bale and Leo actually
    just pressed the overall ensemble over the top.
    Meanwhile, Amy Adams provided an excellent efficiency too standing out.



    Breakout Efficiency of the Year: Jennifer Lawrence - Winter's Bone

    The motion picture itself, I discovered was fairly overrated.
    Nevertheless, Jennifer Lawrence in Winter season's
    Bone did a definitely wonderful job of playing the function of Ree Dolly.
    If not for her, the entire movie would have been a wash.
    However, her efficiency was really nice to view. It made it a lot more
    worthwhile as I got to witness that this girl is really a very adept
    actress. Before this, I had actually just seen her in 'The
    Costs Engvall Show' where she plays the typical cliche ditzy teenage girl.
    Which, truthfully, there are a million and one ladies in the country that could pull that off.
    Seeing her go from that ditzy teenager to this gritty and persuading performance was
    certainly a treat for me and revealed me her worth. For that, she receives my Breakout Performance
    of the Year award.

    Best Action Film: Creation

    Creation wins here. Of course being my Finest Movie of the Year, it's going to likewise win in its specific genre
    category. The film fires on all cylinders for an almost nonstop joyride, specifically for the last half
    of the film. The last half particularly, with the weapon battles and chases and
    combats, etc. prove to be an adrenalin rush of action. Once again, this is pretty much the Hollywood-action-blockbuster film
    improved.

    Finest Comedy: Get Him to the Greek

    Ok, here's where some might disagree with me (if they have not already).
    Nevertheless, it's my belief that Best Comedy film should mainly be
    based upon which motion picture was the funniest. Granted, there were movies I
    liked better overall that fall under the comedy category (Scott Pilgrim), however on the laugh scale they didn't
    touch Get Him to the Greek. Russell Brand is just amusing.
    And his part as the common rock star was fantastic and funny.
    Even "P Diddy" (who I dislike) had me cracking up throughout this movie.

    For me, it actually was the funniest film of the
    year.

    Best Animated Movie: How to Train Your Dragon

    Yep, I'm doing it. I'm kicking Pixar to the curb this year and letting
    someone else have Finest Animated prize. Granted, I actually took
    pleasure in Toy Story 3, but for me How to Train Your Dragon was just
    the much better movie and was more enjoyable. It was adorable, amusing,
    inspiring in its own way and revitalizing. I really delighted in the
    film. How to Train Your Dragon was among those that had heart
    and depth and was actually beautiful (both story-wise and animation).
    One that really appeals to both grownups and kids alike.


    Best Horror Motion Picture: Paranormal Activity 2

    I loved the first one and the sequel shows no various.
    Paranormal Activity has actually been something of a hero for
    the scary genre I think. And part 2 makes it a conserving grace for Hollywood as the franchise
    goes mainstream. With good pacing and 'storytelling',
    Paranormal Activity 2, like its predecessor, brings the art of tension and thriller back
    to a seemingly hollowed out genre. It does a great task of really getting into your creativity and letting it cut loose, in turn terrorizing yourself.
    Actually a refreshing film in the category, I can't wait for part 3 this fall.


    Finest Thriller: The Town

    Yes, I understand Black Swan is a thriller, and I absolutely agree that it's the better motion picture.

    Nevertheless, like the comedy film, I feel the Best Thriller motion picture ought to be judged basically exclusively on the
    "excitement" aspect. And while Black Swan did engulf me and keep in delighted,
    The Town pulled that element off a bit much better. Possibly due to the fact that the action of it catered to that, I do not know.
    Nevertheless, The Town just had me truly on the edge
    of my seat from start to finish practically. The action was excellent,
    the film was so intense and the whole of it just never ever slow down when it took
    off running, that I couldn't help however be enthralled as I went on that excitement trip.


    Finest Docudrama: The Social Network

    Social Networking has actually been spreading like
    wildfire in the past years, so it comes as not a surprise that it
    would ultimately become the basis of a film.
    The Social media isn't simply any movie
    though. Becoming one of the most spoken about films of the year and making a real motion picture to be film of the year, the movie is a great all-around film that everybody must see.
    And it might be among the most significant movies of contemporary
    (that or its equivalent 'Catfish').

    Finest Indie Movie: Buried

    Another thriller that just keeps you enthralled throughout (yes it seems
    I have a thing for thriller type films). With such a very little
    set and minimal story and cast, Buried simply seems like it's set to dissatisfy.
    Despite all these risks though it manages to succeed and end up being
    an extremely thrilling and captivating motion picture, with Reynolds carrying it well.


    Finest Fight: Zero-Gravity Hallway Fight - Beginning

    The visuals and unique impacts was just one facet of what made Inception so awesome for me.

    And this fight scene was one of those that stuck out
    above the rest. Imaginative, cool to view, action-packed, it
    actually was simply a really enjoyable fight and quite awesome.


    Tearjerker of the Year: Toy Story 3

    Did I personally sob? No. However, Toy Story 3 I feel is the movie of the year that will probably make someone cry.
    Maybe it's the connection after having matured with the series.
    Perhaps it's simply the depth of feeling developed in some
    scenes that hit home for many people in a real-life way.
    Whatever it is, Toy Story 3 makes certain to get the waterworks running for quite a few people.

    With scenes like the incinerator scene and Andy's final time with the toys (especially when he
    recognizes Woody remains in there and he
    winds up parting with the toy that began it all), Toy Story
    3 definitely has its moments that genuinely pull on those heart-strings.


    Finest On-Screen Couple: Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams - Blue Valentine

    Both of these stars are a few of the much better young stars
    around today (Gosling being my option for best actor under 30 even).

    They really show their worth here in this movie also. Giving terrific and powerful performances
    the two shine on the screen together. The chemistry between them is
    absolutely marvelous and the genuine/real emotion they communicate throughout the film
    attends to an excellent watch.

    Finest Bad Guy: Gideon Graves (Jason Schwartzman) - Scott Pilgrim vs the World

    Jason Schwartzman is just unconventionally hilarious
    most each time I see him. His appearance in Scott Pilgrim was just icing on the cake for an excellent motion picture.

    Traditional Schwartzman supplied humor and intelligence to
    the function, standing out as my favorite villain of a motion picture filled with bad guys.



    Worst Movie of the Year: The Last Airbender

    I'm not even going to say anything. Everyone understands it sucks.
    Shyamalan again shows, that regardless of his last motion picture (The Happening
    being terrible) that he can still outdo himself and
    make a surprisingly worse movie than he ever has. The person is spiraling out of control directly down the drain.

    Most Overrated Movie of the Year: The Kids Are All Right

    I'm sorry. It wasn't that excellent. The performing was
    good. Mark Ruffalo was pretty much the saving grace of the film.
    Other than that the movie was so pretentious and contrived and simply flat
    out boring. Not nearly as good as people made it out to be (not even the efficiencies).
    Wasn't amusing or humorous at all. And the motion picture definitely does not
    be worthy of even being considered as a Best Film nominee.


    The Majority Of Underrated Motion Picture of the Year:
    Kick-Ass

    Sure, the motion picture got good reviews, even did reasonably well in its opening
    weekend. Nevertheless, I feel Kick-Ass was just underappreciated for the year.

    Rather frankly, the movie, well ... kicked ass.

    In fact, it may decrease as one of my Leading 10 or 15 favorite films of the year.
    It is among the very best comic book adaptations I have actually seen in a long while.
    For me, it was even much better than it's competitorScott Pilgrim.

    A really remarkable and fun motion picture that ought to have been provided more credit.
    Extremely amusing and more people ought to provide
    it a shot.

    Best TV Program (Drama): The Walking Dead

    Admittedly, my typically TELEVISION show viewing includes sitcoms/comedies.

    Nevertheless, there are a few dramas I view occasionally.
    This year's The Walking Dead shown to be among those brand-new
    programs that drug me in and made me love it. Making me excited to see the next season, and dissatisfied I'll need
    to wait so long.

    Finest TV Show (Funny): Modern Household

    With a funny ensemble cast and uproarious writing, Modern Household has
    proven to be one of my preferred brand-new TELEVISION shows recently.
    And with 'The Workplace' being hit or miss anymore, Modern Familyis the one that consistently has me chuckling the most.

    Most notably, Eric Stonestreet as "Webcam" always makes me laugh and
    actually takes the show practically each time he appears.
    His efficiency is what puts this one over the edge for me.
    Though, Big Bang Theory and Jim Parsons performance
    do can be found in a very close second for me.

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