010: Horrible Bosses
When Kevin Spacey plays a Huge Prick in a movie (e.g. "Swimming With Sharks") he's at his very best. Horrible Bosses is a well written Dark Comedy, but since actors such a Spacey were casted it became something to really watch instead of one of the endless Hangover Clones out there now.
009: Rare Exports
The Best Holiday related horror film to come out since the 80s. This is the first of three foreign horror movies to make my Top Ten, and I'm sure, like the other two, they will end up getting a US remake sadly in a couple years or so.
008: Scream 4
The first Scream is one of my all-time favorite slashers, 2 was a worthy follow up, but by the 3rd movie I really didn't think I would care to see anymore of GhostFace. I was wrong, The 4th movie was really great, I think enough time has passed since the last, and that everything became a welcomed sight. It had just the right mixture of homages, but also featured some great kill scenes and twists that I would welcome a 5th movie now.
007: 30 Minutes or LessGreat cast and a smart action/comedy, I'd take this over the Hangover 1 & 2 any day of the week. Jesse Eisenberg has yet to let me down in a movie. I will always regret refering to you as the Poor-Man's Michael Cera a few years ago.
006: Tucker and Dale vs. Evil
This was the funniest and most clever film I've seen this year. I don't want to give too much away. So I'll just say this, if you love slasher films you'll love this tale. It spoofs the slasher sub-genre without being stupid like those "Scary Movie" Wayans Brothers' films! Tyler Labine (Dale) is going places man.
005: Troll Hunter"Trrrooooooolllllllll". Watching this with about 15 people in Chris' living room made for one of my favorite viewings of a movie this year. Things start to drag a little midway, but it's still a fun ride that's not to be missed!
004: Rise of the Planet of the ApesIt wasn't until recently that I saw all the original "Apes" movies (thanks to Exhumed Film's"Go Ape" marathon). I heard good things about this reboot and was not disappointed at all.
One of the best summer blockbusters in recent years and a smart movie. The effects when the Apes let lose in San Fran are flawless and very very believable. James Franco as a scientist . . . not so much. But the CGI apes are the real stars here. Its not often I will go see a movie twice in the theaters, but I had no problem doing so with this one. I just picked up the blu-ray a few days ago and plan on watching it over and over again.
003: Hobo with a ShotgunA title that lives up to it's name and one of the ballsiest movies I've seen in some time.
I watched this movie more times then everything else combined on this list and at no point do I ever tire of it. Rutger Hauer has always been a notable actor and made some amazing films in his lifetime, but "The Hobo" is iconic. He's the "Taxi Driver" and "Death Wish" of the 'whatever this decade' is called.
If you have seen this movie you know why it's on the list. This movie just oozes style . . . From the lighting of the scenes, camera angles, music, everything fits perfectly.
The soundtrack from this movie is my album of the year. Albert Brooks is terrifying, and Ryan Gosling is pure adrenaline. I can't wait to own this fucker!
001: Attack The BlockAn Instant Classic if there ever was one. I wasn't sure if this or "Drive" was going to win the #1 spot on this list. I've only seen Drive once and went on to watch Attack 5 times already since picking it up on blu. I figured this was the right movie to go with. The creatures' design was fantastic, the London ghetto setting was a great backdrop to the story and John Boyega aka Moses carries this movie on his shoulder big time. I want to see more of that kid in other movies. I really dread a U.S. remake of this. There is no point! If you can't understand what they are saying put the subtitles on, that's what they are there for!
- Tom Byce