true grit

This wasn’t a year to wow you. 2010 may have been somewhat of an off year for movies, but there are several quality films that hit theaters this year which are worth noting. A couple things struck me as I was putting together this list. First, how actresses stepped up huge this year. Whether in lead or supporting roles, it was a year dominated by the performances of the fairer sex. And second, 2010 was a year of raw emotion, almost visceral, brought to screen. You might argue that one or two of my choices didn’t have elaborate plots, but each delivered on an emotional level.

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Teh ‘monkey and I had so much time with the Scene-Stealers podcast last week we decided to give it another go. Check out what we have to say about True Grit, The King’s Speech, and various nerdy movie news in this week’s edition.


I’m more than a little apprenhensive at the Coen Bros. decision to remake an iconic John Wayne flick (for which he won an Oscar) with the likes of Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon and newcomer Hailee Steinfeld, but the first trailer of the new True Grit is out so I guess I’ll let you make your own decision. You can start looking for the film in theaters this Christmas.

True Grit trailer