2010 is halfway in the books, and we’ve had some really good movies so far. It’s not like 2009, where at this point we were looking at a summer season already in flames with very little to look forward to. By that point, I had already seen my favorite film for the year (Up) and nothing came close to challening it. Shutter Island still tops my list for 2010, but here’s 10 films coming out for the rest of the year (in chronological order of release) that I feel could take Shutter down.
If you didn’t read my “Best Directors Working Today” article from a week or so ago, let me reiterrate that Chris Nolan is the best director out there. I watch the trailer to this at least once a day and in the art that is making trailers, it’s the best one since The Dark Knight. It’s a veritable who’s who of my favorite character actors: Ellen Page, Michael Caine, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Cillian Murphy, Ken Watanabe, Marion Contillard, and a Leonardo DiCaprio having one of-if not the best?-year of his career. I’ll be there opening night and I suspect this is going to be my #1 of the year.
This one totally surprised me when I saw the trailer. I know quite a bit about what’s coming and when things come out, so when a trailer comes along and blows me away, I’m really excited. This stars Matt Damon as a US Senator candidate who meets a woman (played by the increasingly awesome Emily Blunt) who changes his life. Unfortunately, as mysterious men explain to him, if he pursues her, his life and hers will be utterly ruined. They are the agents of Fate and they will stop at nothing to make sure the plan is fulfilled. My explanation does it no justice. Watch the trailer: http://www.movies-list.com/.
One of my favorite directors pairs with my aboslute favorite writer for TV or screen, Aaron Sorkin, in the story of the founding of Facebook, which if you haven’t read Ben Mezrich The Accidental Billionaires, is really something to behold. Cannot wait.