December 31, 2010

My 2010 Movie List

Here are, I think, all the movies I saw in 2010. I have tried to divide them up from best to worst according to how I feel right now about them. As you can see, we view a lot of "kid" movies. Most of the time we try to see the ones even parents will like and it usually turns out that way, thank goodness. There were actually some great family movies this year. Also, it should be noted that the top 5 are pretty interchangeable.

The Top of the Heap
1. Inception
2. The Social Network
3. How to Train Your Dragon
4. Toy Story 3
5. The King's Speech
6. Black Swan
7. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
8. True Grit
9. Nanny McPhee Returns
10. Tangled

Very Good, Indeed
The Fighter
127 Hours
Shutter Island
The Town
Iron Man 2
Kick Ass
The Kids Are All Right
The Other Guys

Hearty Entertainment
Harvey Porter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
Despicable Me
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'hoole
It's Kind of a Funny Story
The Crazies
Get Him to the Greek

Had a Few Good Qualities
Let Me In
Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Sorcerer's Apprentice
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Bored Me, Tried Too Hard or Both
Alice in Wonderland
Tron Legacy
Repo Men

But for the Company, a Total Waste of Time
Clash of the Titans
Jonah Hex

Haven't Seen But Wish I Had:
Ghost Writer
Knight and Day
Date Night
Hot Tub Time Machine

So how was your 2010 in movies? Let's hear it in the comments.

December 30, 2010

My 2010 Favorite Music List

I feel like I personally slacked in my music enjoyment duties this year. There were a few albums I completely missed by artists that I really like. There were new bands that I meant to check out that I never did. Life shifted into overdrive this year and it was really good but extremely busy. I blame my music slacking on that. Here's what I have for you.*


"Fortune" - Midlake from The Courage of Others
"Sun Hands" - Local Natives from Gorilla Manor
"Swim" - Surfer Blood from Astro Coast
"Heirloom" and "Enchanting Ghost"- Sufjan Stevens from All Delighted People EP
"I Walked" - Sufjan Stevens from The Age of Adz
"Your Hands (Together)" - The New Pornographers from Together
"Excuses"- The Morning Benders from Big Echo
"All the Pennies" and "Hourglass" - Mindy Gledhill from Anchor
"That's Some Dream" - Good Old War from Good Old War
"On My Way Back Home" - Band of Horses from Infinite Arms
"We Used to Wait" and "Wasted Hours" - Arcade Fire from The Suburbs
"Careful Crossers" and "Dreams of Dreams" - Fang Island from Fang Island
"Sailing to Nowhere" - Broken Bells from Broken Bells
"Grenade" - Bruno Mars from Doo-Woops & Hooligans
"Double Rainbow Song (feat. Yosemitebear)" - The Gregory Brothers from the Internet
"Daddy Ate My Fries" - Marceline from Adventure Time (with Finn and Jake)
"Love is My Legs" - from Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (David Yazbek)


The Suburbs - Arcade Fire
Astro Coast - Surfer Blood
All Delighted People EP - Sufjan Stevens
Anchor - Mindy Gledhill
Gorilla Manor - Local Natives
Fang Island - Fang Island
Broken Bells - Broken Bells
Teen Dream - Beach House
Odd Blood - Yeasayer
The Courage of Others - Midlake

*List subject to change as memories of 2010 come back to me.

Albums I might have liked if I had listened to them more (or at all):

Contra - Vampire Weekend
Halcyon Digest - Deerhunter
This is Happening - LCD Soundsystem
Body Talk - Robyn
Lisbon - The Walkmen
Congratulations - MGMT

So, readers, what did I miss? Tell me about your year in music.