movies of 2010 i’m most excited for.

I was going to save this list for last, since it seemed fitting to end my 2009 lists with one looking ahead to 2010. However, at the pace I am writing these who knows what month we will be in by the time I finish. Thus, I’m going ahead with this one now. Here are the movies of 2010 that I am anticipating with the most excitement. The list will probably shift as the year goes on and I learn more of the films coming later in the year, but for now, this is the list. As always, in no particular order.

1. Inception

Written & Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Cillian Murphy, Ken Watanabe

Release Date: July, 16

So, with the exception that this poster (while still great) looks an awful lot like the poster for Christopher Nolan’s last movie, everything about this film makes me wish it came out in February instead of July. Part sci-fi, part heist film, part thriller, part spy film, and probably a bunch of other genres as well, Nolan will once again blast us off into the world of great storytelling. The guy brought us Memento, Batman Begins, The Prestige, and The Dark Knight, and this time he is working with DiCaprio. (momentary Gob Bluth voice) C’mon! How can anyone not be excited about this movie?

Here is the newest trailer, full of wonderfulness:


2. Iron Man 2

Written By: Justin Theroux

Directed By: Jon Favreau

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Mickey Rourke, Scarlett Johannson, Sam Rockwell

Release Date: May 7

Have you seen the first Iron Man?! That’s really all that needs to be said. Plus, this time around we get War Machine. Come quickly May, come quickly.


3. Alice in Wonderland

Written by: Linda Woolverton (screenplay), Lewis Carroll  (books)

Directed By: Tim Burton

Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Crispin Glover, Michael Sheen, Alan Rickman

Release Date: March 5

Tim Burton telling the story of one of Alice’s Wonderland adventures through the lens of his dark and beautiful imagination. Yes, please.

See the most recent, and to date the longest trailer here: Alice in Wonderland


4. Kick-Ass

Written By: Mark Millar (graphic novels) Jane Goldman (screenplay)

Directed By: Matthew Vaughn

Starring: Aaron Johnson, Chloe Moretz, Nicolas Cage, Mark Strong, Christopher Mintz-Plasse

Release Date: April 16

The poster is telling me to shut up and kick-ass so I will keep it short. The trailer, as well as all early reports from people who have seen the film or footage of the film so far say Kick-Ass does indeed kick ass.

Here is the brand new (within the last week) international red band trailer, it starts off with familiar footage, but offers some wonderful new stuff later on: Kick-Ass


5. Dinner for Schmucks

Written By: Andy Borowitz (screenplay) Ken Daurio (writer)

Directed By: Jay Roach

Starring: See Below.

Release Date: July 23

This one doesn’t have a poster, or a trailer for me to offer you yet. However, I doubt I need to. Eight small words should be all you need. Those words are: Paul. Rudd. Zach. Galifianakis. Steve. Carrell. Jemaine. Clement.


6. Toy Story 3

Written By: Michael Arndt

Directed By: Lee Unkrich

Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Michael Keaton, Joan Cusack, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Don Rickles, Estelle Harris

Release Date: June 18

If you don’t know how much I love Pixar, then we’ve never met before, and you have probably never been to this website either. Thus, let me introduce myself. I’m Scott, and this is my blog, Gloaming and Dawn. I think Pixar tells stories as well as anyone else in the business, and until they find a way to disappoint me I will await each new release with bated breath, especially after last year’s Up.

See the trailer here: Toy Story 3


7. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

Written By: Bryan Lee O’Malley (graphic novels) Edgar Wright & Michael Bacall (screenplay)

Directed By: Edgar Wright

Starring: Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Satya Bhabha, Chris Evans, Anna Kendrick, Brie Larson, Alison Pill, Aubrey Plaza, Brandon Routh

Release Date: August 13

No trailer has been released as of yet, but I assure you I will post one when it becomes available. Directed by the genius who helped give the world Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead, and Spaced, the movie is an adaptation of the graphic novels of the same name. It’s about the title character, who meets the girl of his dreams only to discover that her seven evil exes are out to kill him. The film figures to be absurd in all the best possible ways, and nobody does that better than Mr. Wright.

They showed the current version of the film in Vegas last month and early buzz is great.


8. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part One

Written By: J.K. Rowling (novel) Steve Kloves (screenplay)

Directed By: David Yates

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Wright

Release Date: November 19

If I had to give my voice away Little Mermaid-style for a chance to live at Hogwarts, I would do it, no doubt about it. Hopefully one of the talented witches or wizards there would be able to help me get my voice back, or fake it. Sadly, I know of no scary octopus lady to make such a deal with, so I will have to watch the movies and reread the books instead.

The trailer is up on YouTube if you care to check, but the quality is pretty consistently terrible, so just rent the Blu-Ray for Half-Blood Prince if you are really dying to see it.

Only two film installments left and we will get a new Harry Potter experience for the last time, thus placing people of all ages worldwide on suicide watch. That is until they can scrounge up the money to head down to Orlando to visit The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios, which opens this Spring. I want to go to there. (Go ahead, judge me.)


9. Tron Legacy

Written By: Adam Horowitz & Richard Jefferies

Directed By: Joseph Kosinski

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Olivia Wilde, Garrett Hedlund, Michael Sheen, John Hurt, Serinda Swan

Release Date: December 17

In my mind, this trailer doesn’t really get old. Watch it in wonderful HD here: Tron Legacy


10. Green Zone

Written By: Rajiv Chandrasekaran (book) Brian Helgeland (screenplay)

Directed By: Paul Greengrass

Starring: Matt Damon

Release Date: March 12

This one is just around the corner. The tagline on the poster is obviously terrible, but two of the primary people responsible for Bourne’s Supremacy and Ultimatum team up again. In my opinion, enough said.


Honorable Mention: Shutter Island, Jonah Hex, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, Robin Hood, Gulliver’s Travels

So, there’s my list. What movies are you most excited to see this year? (And for some reason, whenever I ask that sort of question people seem to think they can only pick off my list, not true!)

10 Responses to “movies of 2010 i’m most excited for.”

  1. 1 Grady
    February 5, 2010 at 10:32 pm


  2. 2 Jesse
    February 6, 2010 at 1:41 am

    I gotta say, I’d be a lot more excited about “Alice in Wonderland” if I hadn’t seen “Chocolate Factory.” On paper, the inherent creepiness of Roald Dahl also played to Tim Burton’s strengths, but I really didn’t enjoy that movie. And I don’t think it was just because the first film version is such a classic. There are some quality treatments of Lewis Carroll’s stuff out there, and I’m not sure that another Burton Technicolor overload with Johnny Depp as a weirdo ringmaster in white cake makeup is what we need.

    I’d be happy if I were proven wrong on this, though.

  3. 3 towardeverywind
    February 6, 2010 at 9:59 am

    kick ass!!

    the way they cut the “green zone” trailer makes it look like the fourth bourne movie … this is not a bad thing 🙂

    excitement of “iron man 2” goes without saying … “inception”, well, i can’t even begin to imagine what happens when nolan and dicaprio team up, but i am excited.

    hell of a damn post, scotty

  4. 4 Sheryl
    February 6, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    All I can say is WOW Ironman looks amazing, can’t wait to see Harry Porter and anything Pixer is great it looks like a good year for movies

  5. June 12, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    i am totally seeing kick ass this one is going to lmao and if does not then i guess i will be suprised

  6. June 17, 2010 at 11:40 am

    Wow. All I can say is that Iron Man 2 ROCKED! Alice in Wonderland was a little strange – but good. Toy Story 3 looks hilarious, and I am so Excited for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Too bad it is in two parts.

  7. 7 Amy
    June 21, 2010 at 6:44 am

    I am super looking forward to INCEPTION!!! It’s got royal epicness written all over it! I just watched Toy Story 3. Truly loved it!

    • 8 Scott
      June 30, 2010 at 9:07 pm

      Yeah, I loved Toy Story 3 too, as I wrote on my newer blog, Roused to Mediocrity.

      In other news, your comment that Inception has ‘royal epicness written all over it’ instantly made it my favorite blog comment ever. Congratulations!

  8. July 4, 2010 at 8:50 am

    kapan harry potter and the deathly hallow reallease?

  9. 10 maria
    July 9, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    i can’t believe it harrypotter and the deathly hallows is vwat i’ve been watin for i can’t wait to see it read the book though really excitin

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