The films of 2010: My Cop Out to Splice film titles together

It was Another Year, not a Leap Year, at the movies while we experienced Life During Wartime. And It’s Kind of a Funny Story, but How Do You Know about Life as We Know It/? Well, here’s one way to tell it Just Wright.

Harry ‘Lame-Duck’ Potter

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Ralph Fiennes;
Directed by David Yates

The cinematic world of Harry Potter is sadly coming to an end.

The ‘idiotbox’

Morning Glory
Starring Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton, Jeff Goldblum; Directed by Roger Mitchell
Love and Other Drugs
Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, Oliver Platt; Directed by Edward Zwick
Starring Denzel Washington, Chris Pine, Rosario Dawson; Directed by Tony Scott

Fair moviemaking?

Fair Game
Starring Sean Penn, Naomi Watts; Directed by Doug Liman

In July 2003, Joseph C. Wilson wrote an op-ed in the New York Times (titled “What I Didn’t Find in Africa”) disputing the evidence used by the Bush Administration to justify the war against Iraq. The film Fair Game is about what led up to that op-ed, the fall-out from it, and how its publication affected him and his wife, Valarie Plame. To get a perspective on this film, The Colorado Statesman has agreed to publish an op-ed by Doug Young regarding Fair Game.

A mega-mindfully political parable

A Dreamworks Animation 3-D film featuring the voices of Will Farrell, Tina Fey, Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, David Cross; Directed by Tom McGrath

Hey kids! Did you become annoyed with all of those nasty campaign commercials? Did you get sick of all the talk by grown-ups about this election and things like tea parties, Obamacare, the ugly 3, witches, and a power shift in Congress? Are you glad it’s all over? Well then, gather around and let me tell you a tale to help you get your mind off all that mudslinging, muckraking and machinations.

Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain…

Starring Matt Damon, Bryce Dallas Howard, Cécile De France, Jay Mohr
Directed by Clint Eastwood

Educational Superfreaks

Waiting for ‘Superman’
A documentary about our troubled educational system and the need for reform; Directed by Davis Guggenheim
A documentary applying economic theories to seemingly uneconomic human behaviors and societal issues; Directed by Alex Gibney, et al.
Jackass 3D
A documentary about being radically gross and stupid; Directed by Jeff Tremaine

An open secret

Starring Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Morgan Freeman,
Helen Mirren, Mary-Louise Parker, Karl Urban, Richard Dreyfuss,
Directed by Robert Schwentke


Revenge of the NERDS

The Social Network
Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Armie Hammer
Directed by David Fincher

Let Me In
Starring Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloe Moretz, Richard Jenkins
Directed by Matt Reeves

Starring Yaniv Schulman, Megan Faccio
Directed by Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman

Surfing the Internet, Politi-Flix recently came upon this curious website:

Political cartoon animals

Alpha and Omega
Starring the voices of Justin Long, Hayden Panettiere, Dennis Hopper, Danny Glover, Christina Ricci
Directed by Anthony Bell and Ben Gluck

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole
Starring the voices of Abbie Cornish, Sam Neill, Geoffrey Rush, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Helen Mirren
Directed by Zack Snyder