January 24, 2010

The Awards Circuit Staff puts out their annual top 10 lists!

Yes, and this is a great opportunity to see what the year was like in film for each of us, especially John Foote and Jackson Truax, our newest Staff Writers. As for the Senior Staff Writers and our editor Clayton, some of the choices should be obvious to astute readers, but their should be some surprises as well. The list is here, but this is what came in at number one for each staff member:

Clayton: The Hurt Locker
Joey: Up in the Air
Myles: Inglourious Basterds
Keith: A Prophet
John: Up
Jackson: Nine

-Thoughts on each list?

31 comments:

  1. Haven't seen Nine and Bad Lieutenant, and The White Ribbon, Broken Embraces, Crazy Heart haven't been released where I live.

    1. Up in the Air
    2. (500) Days of Summer
    3. Inglourious Basterds
    4. The Informant!
    5. The Hurt Locker
    6. A Single Man
    7. An Education
    8. A Serious Man
    9. Drag Me to Hell
    10. The Messenger

    Honorable Mentions:
    Me and Orson Welles
    The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
    Fantastic Mr. Fox

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  2. 1. Avatar
    2. Inglourious Basterds
    3. The Hurt Locker
    4. Funny People
    5. Up
    6. (500) Days of Summer
    7. Up in the Air
    8. Zombieland
    9. The Hangover
    10. Public Enemies

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  3. Thanks Joey,
    It's cool that all six of you have a different #1 film of the year

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  4. You're welcome, and indeed, it was pretty cool to find out when we all compared...

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  5. Eclectic bunch we have. Great list guys! (including Matt and Bryce).

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  6. That we do, my friend, that we do...

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  7. 1. The Hurt Locker
    2. Up In The Air
    3. In The Loop
    4. A Serious Man
    5. Inglourious Basterds
    6. Star Trek
    7. An Education
    8. Avatar
    9. District 9
    10. The Informant

    I havent't seen precious, a single man and invictus

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  8. I'll play along...

    Top 10
    1. Up In The Air
    2. The Lovely Bones
    3. Inglorious Basterds
    4. Moon
    5. The Hurt Locker
    6. The Cove
    7. Star Trek
    8. The Hangover
    9. Nine
    10. Up

    Honorable Mentions: Avatar, Sherlock Holmes, Surrogate, Orphan, District 9, Pirate Radio

    Bottom 10
    1. Paranormal Activity
    2. Watchmen
    3. Love Happens
    4. The Fourth Kind
    5. New York, I Love You
    6. Whatever Works
    7. Terminator Salvation
    8. Knowing
    9. Miss March
    10. The Spirit

    Dishonorable Mentions: My Sister's Keeper, Law Abiding Citizen, The Unborn, Funny People, He's Just Not That Into You

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  9. Very different list, but nothing wrong with that. Interesting picks, no doubt.

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  10. Really like all your lists, mine would go something like that:

    1. Up In The Air
    2. Inglourious Basterds
    3. The Cove
    4. Invictus
    5. Funny People
    6. Where The Wild Things Are
    7. Moon
    8. The Hurt Locker
    9. Un Prophete
    10. The Messenger

    Still need to see Crazy Heart and A Single Man

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  11. Much obliged, and same to you sir!

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  12. Jackson's #1 of the year was Nine?? Well, he certainly can't be accused of "following the crowd."

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  13. I can't believe Clayton was the only one that really liked Avatar.

    My Top 10 goes

    1. Avatar
    2. An Education
    3. The Lovely Bones
    4. Up in the Air
    5. The Hurt Locker
    6. Precious
    7. Fantastic Mr. Fox
    8. Inglourious Basterds
    9. The Hangover
    10. Every Little Step

    I find Jackson's list the most interesting, because I disagree with almost all of them but can see reasoning behind the choices. Intriguing. Good choices all around though, guys.

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  14. Avatar is in my top 20...thanks for the compliment though.

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  15. 1.Up in the Air
    2.Food, Inc
    3.The Hurt Locker
    4.Up
    5.Precious
    6.Inglorious Basterds
    7.A Single Man
    8.In the Loop
    9.(500) Days of Summer
    10.The Fantastic Mr. Fox

    And The White Ribbon hasn't opened near me yet. Am I the only one who was completely let down by Doctor Parnassus? Just curious...

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  16. I thought it was a let down, but I still thought it was a good flick. Just one that could have been better...

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  17. I felt like Parnassus dragged a lot in the first hour, which could have been due to the filmmakers wanting to use as much Heath Ledger footage as possible. That's purely speculation, but how i felt nonetheless.

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  18. I agree. A lot of Ledger's work screamed "deleted scenes" to me...

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  19. I absolutely hated Parnassus, so you're not alone in not liking it.

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  20. It strikes me as a potentially divisive movie...

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  21. I didn't necessarily hate it, I thought the visuals were quite impressive which allowed the second half of the movie to flow quite well. I just thought the first half ruined it for me. All in all I felt like it was about a 5 out of 10 for me.

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  22. Avatar was in my top 25. The script was lacking, and I thought most of the characters were one dimensional.

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  23. Must say YET AGAIN of Staff Top 10s, Joey's is my fav. I'm actually beyond disappointed that (500) Days of Summer is out of the running in almost all it's categories. Personally my fav of 09.

    1. (500) Days of Summer
    2. Up In The Air
    3. Avatar
    4. Up
    5. An Education
    6. Where The Wild Things Are
    7. A Serious Man
    8. Star Trek
    9. Inglorious Basterds
    10. The Hangover/District 9

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  24. Thank you kindly Nathan. I enjoy your list as well.

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  25. Mine:

    1. (500) Days of Summer
    2. Inglourious Basterds
    3. The Cove
    4. Moon
    5. A Serious Man
    6. Up in the Air
    7. Star Trek
    8. Up
    9. District 9
    10. The Hurt Locker

    HM: A Single Man, Where the Wild Things Are, Avatar,

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