January 6, 2011
MRQE Rewind: The 5 Best (and 5 WORST) Films of 2010
The 5 BEST Films of 2010
5. Marwencol – MRQE Metric: 84
4. The King’s Speech – MRQE Metric: 86
3. Another Year – MRQE Metric: 84
Love Actually--allows the audience to relate to the masterful performances by Jim Broadbent and Lesley Manville. Both characters’ passion, yet mediocre love, their son’s struggle for love, and the relationships among their friends, allow a “melancholy but forgiving” message that life, love, and death for these characters is not a fear, but a realization. Everything that happens in between these stages of life is just life. Another Year, aside from its deep reminder of the highs and lows of life, is a memorable and timeless film.
2. The Social Network – MRQE Metric: 86
1. Toy Story 3 – MRQE Metric: 90
The 5 WORST Films of 2010
5. The Back-up Plan – MRQE Metric: 32
4. Little Fockers – MRQE Metric - 32
Meet the Fockers. This film, now with the titular "little Fockers," proves that jokes can only go so-dry and laugh-tracks so-long. Without any more density than that of the second film, this was an unnecessary addition to the Focker’s series. And, aside from impressive supporting role faces of Barbara Streisand, Jessica Alba, and Harvey Keitel, this was a quite forgettable film. Let’s just hope Paul Weitz and John Hamburg feel the same way.
3. Furry Vengeance – MRQE Metric 29
2. The Nutcracker in 3D – MRQE Metric 27
1. Vampires Suck – MRQE Metric 25
Twlight Saga or the mystery that men like Dracula once created. The MRQE radar barely moved, and true to our critics' choice, this is not a film we recommend. The acting was dry and the plot has been seen before, so avoid this laugh-free film.