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Movie Quote of the Day – Never Let Me Go, 2010 (dir. Mark Romanek)

Kathy H.: What I’m not sure about is if our lives have been so different from the lives we save. We all complete. Maybe none of us understand what we’ve lived through or feel we’ve had enough time.

Cinema Fanatic’s Favorite Fifteen Films of 2010

So we’ve gotten to the end of the year, which, of course, means end-of-the-year lists. I don’t think 2010 was the worst year ever, but it pales in comparison to 2009. Last year I was in love with so many films – starting very early in the year and continuing into January of this year with the films I wasn’t able to see before ’09 ended. I really just think 2010 will go down as a mediocre year. I did, however, still manage to come up with a list of my 15 favorite films of the year. I’d like to emphasize that this list is based on my favorites and not necessarily a “best” list. I’d  also like to note that, unlike last year, I was able to see almost all of the 2010 releases I was interested in seeing before the New Year. There were three, however, that I missed that I wish I could have seen before making this list: The King’s Speech, 127 Hours and Blue Valentine. There’s no guarantee those would have made the list anyhow, but I still wish I could have seen them. Regardless, I did manage to see fifty-five 2010 releases this year, a personal record for new releases. I’d also like to note that I’ve seen over 500 new-to-me films this year, but I’ll make a proper round-up post for that tomorrow (I’m watching movies til Midnight tonight!).

The list is after the cut, because I think my #1 is a little shocking and I want to keep up the suspense.

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Winter’s Bone, The King’s Speech Lead Detroit Film Critics Society Nominations

Most of these are pretty expected. The biggest surprises are no nomination for either Annette Bening or Julianne Moore for The Kids Are All Right and no Inception or The Town for Best Ensemble. I’m really excited to see both Carey Mulligan’s performance from Never Let Me Go and Jennifer Lawrence from Winter’s Bone included in the Best Actress category. Both were absolutely astounding and from films that weren’t huge box office successes. Also, I love that John Hawkes got another nomination for his stellar performance in Winter’s Bone.

Best Film
127 Hours
The King’s Speech
The Social Network
Winter’s Bone

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54th Annual BFI London Film Festival Announces Line-up

We already knew that Never Let Me Go would open on October 13th and 127 Hours would close the festival on October 28th, but now we’ve got the whole line-up!

Notable films include:

  • Let Me In
  • Blue Valentine
  • Conviction
  • The American
  • Miral
  • Meek’s Cutoff
  • It’s Kind of a Funny Story
  • Another Year
  • The King’s Speech
  • Black Swan
  • Biutiful
  • Howl
  • The Kids Are All Right

You can read more about the festival and the films that will be featured here. If any of you lovely readers gets a chance to go to the festival, please do drop us a line!

New Poster Trio For “Never Let Me Go”

These are flipping fantastic.

New Stills From Mark Romanek’s “Never Let Me Go”

The more stills I see from this the more I can’t wait to see it. Although, I will admit I started reading the Kazuo Ishiguro book on which the film is based a few weeks ago and I got bored after about 20 pages. Maybe it picks up. Regardless, I am determined to finish it before the movie releases.

More photos after the cut.

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“Somewhere”, “Never Let Me Go” trailers

Rewatching the trailer for The American reminded me that in the last two days trailers have gone online for two other films I’m looking forward to this year: Sofia Coppola’s Somewhere and Mark Romanek’s Never Let Me Go.

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