Wreck-It Ralph is Disney’s newest animated feature, and takes viewers into the world of video games. But does Disney’s marriage of my two great passions prove to be a new Disney classic? Or is it game over for the house of mouse? Read more
Brave is the newest film from Pixar Animation Studios, and looks to differentiate itself from its predecessors in a variety of ways. It’s the first Pixar feature with a female lead, the studio’s first fairy tale, and the first of their movies not to be directed by one of their senior filmmakers.
But is Brave as stand out as it hopes to be? And does it bring Pixar back to its nearly unrivaled heights of yesteryear? Or does it suffer a similar fate to Cars 2? Read more
It’s been fifteen years since the Men in Black first hit the big screen, and an entire decade since Men in Black II seemingly buried the franchise. So does this long-time-no-see threequel regain the original’s standard? Or were the MIB better off MIA? Read more
Dark Shadows is a film directed by Tim Burton, which naturally means it’s starring Johnny Depp, and is based on the “gothic soap opera” of the late 60s and early 70s of the same name. But is Dark Shadows a new Tim Burton classic? Or was it better left in the shadows? Read more
The Muppets, as its simple title suggests, is a Muppet movie designed to bring some new life into the franchise, as well as establish it with younger fans who have not had the chance to see a Muppet movie (before this Muppets, the last time Kermit and friends were on the big screen was Muppets in Space in 1999). But does The Muppets light the lights and start the music? Or is their return less than welcome? Read more
Puss in Boots is a spinoff of Dreamworks Animations’s most popular franchise, Shrek. As the title suggests, the films stars Puss in Boots, who we first met in Shrek 2. But how does Puss fair without Shrek and Donkey? Does he bring a freshness to the franchise? Or should the Shrek series have stuck with the green ogre? Read more
Cars 2 is the newest release from Pixar Animation Studios, and the sequel to their 2006 hit, Cars (it’s also the first sequel to a Pixar film other than Toy Story). But does Cars 2 have what it takes to race to the finish line? Or does it have a few flat tires? Read more
Kung Fu Panda 2 is the sequel to Dreamworks’ much-beloved Kung Fu Panda (2008). The original is one of the most popular of all of Dreamworks’ animated films, so this sequel had a lot to live up to. Does Kung Fu Panda 2 crumble under pressure? Or is it pure awesomeness?
2010 proved to be another memorable year in movies for me. It seems the whole 2007-2010 timeframe served up a good number of films that rank amongst my personal favorites for that matter. But 2010 on its own was a standout year. There were a lot of good movies released in 2010, but only a few could rise above and beyond the competition to call themselves “the best movies of 2010.” The following are the films that most stood out for me.
And expect this list to be a bit more… colorful than you might be used to. Read more
It’s that time of year again, award season! It seems everyone and everything has some kind of awards for one thing or another, and it only makes sense (I guess) that I do so as well! Sure, I might be a little late at this (most people hop to this as soon as January starts), but a lot of thought (and procrastination) went into this. Keep in mind that this particular blog contains awards such as “Best Visuals” and “Best Music,” but I will be doing a the “best Movie” award as a separate top 10 post, and my video game awards will closely follow.
Be warned, some spoilers may (or may not) follow.
So without further ado, here are my Yammy awards for the movies of 2010! Read more