by Andy, published on January 4, 2010|
Content has been scarce here at AATM.com since the holidays began a few weeks ago and this week has been even worse since Ive been pounded in the soft parts with some type of godforsaken virus that has left my sinuses stuffed and inflamed, my throat sore, and given me a greasy Dirty Sanchez beard akin to something out of a Vietnam POW camp. Worst of all, being so congested makes me sound like a cross between Sylvester Stallone and Jar Jar Binks. Basically, Im complaining and apologizing at the same time.
Hard to believe 10 years has come and gone so fast, but like it or not 2010 is here and were two years from Jesus coming back and nuclear Armageddon from our pals in Iran. To toast our rosy future, heres a look back at my favorite films of the decade (in no particular order). If you want to add any of these to your DVD or Blu-ray collection, click on the Amazon.com widget at the bottom of the article.
10. Juno (2007)
Thumb your nose and say what you will about the popularity and following Juno had upon its release, especially with such a polarizing figure in screenwriter Diablo Cody, but you cant deny this is an absolute gem. Its sweet and tough and taps emotional heartstrings all of us have that of making not-so-smart decisions and that of being in love. Ive heard criticisms about the dialogue being fake, but I have no qualms with Codys writing. Her characters are vibrant, believable and bold. And, sadly, based off what I saw in Jennifers Body, it would seem Juno is probably the best Cody could give her fans. On the other hand, I look forward to seeing more of Ellen Page (Whip It) and Jason Reitman (Up in the Air) in the next decade.