We’re pleased to announce the winners of the 2010 Roobla Awards! You told us who you hoped had done better, the films you wished hadn’t been released, the ones you were thankful had and scattered a few surprises in for good mix! Here are your winners:
Film That Deserved To Do Better 2010
Best Actress 2010
Emma Watson (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1)
Best Film Soundtrack 2010
Daft Punk – Tron: Legacy Soundtrack
Best Special Effects 2010
Inception (with Tron: Legacy coming in a notably close second, having been on release for under a month when voting closed)
Best News / Gossip 2010
Daft punk to compose Tron: Legacy Soundtrack
Thanks to all of you who voted!
In way of thanks for 2010’s cinematic efforts, we pay tribute to the year’s releases with a month-by-month run down…
Audiences were still flocking in their hundreds of thousands to watch the cinematic sensation that was James Cameron’s Avatar. Mind-blowing 3D visuals meant that the plight of the Na’Vi was shared by millions of cinema-goers. Whilst Cameron reigned post-apocalyptic capers The Road and The Book of Eli managed to depress those who favoured non-Cameron fare.
Kid-friendly movies shuffled into cinemas alongside the usual Valentine fodder in February. With Astro Boy, The Princess and the Frog and Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief entertaining younger audiences, adults were left with such forgettable title as Valentine’s Day and The Crazies. Biggest movie news of all is the beginning of movie review site Roobla!
March saw more 3D madness ensue with Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland. Whilst Johnny Depp was busy failing to capture the brilliance of previous roles, Martin’s Scorsese’s reworking of Dennis Lehane’s psychological thriller Shutter Island meant Leonardo DiCaprio could foreshadow is Award-winning role as Cobb in Nolan’s summer blockbuster Inception. Amidst this Aaron Johnson tried to kick arse in Kick Ass.
Rising star Gemma Arteton tried to fend off kidnappers in the thrilling The Disappearance of Alice Creed whilst Iron Man 2 thrilled audiences despite disappointing thousands of comic fans whereas Clash of the Titans disappointed many more.
Chris Morris’s controversial Four Lions saw its release come just before the onslaught of blockbuster season which was instigated this year by Bruckheimer’s Prince of Persia: Sands of Time. We also managed to find time to hop back to the eighties with John Cusack and co in Hot Tub Time Machine.
In the lull before the summer holidays Jonah Hill was set with the task of getting the Unruly Aldous Snow (Russell Brand) to the Greek theatre in the weak comedy romp Get Him To The Greek whilst the U.S. made a needless remake of the once brilliant Death at a Funeral.Twilight: Eclipse.
Serving up a juicy menu of Hollywood’s best, July inundated cinemas with great films that included Inception and Toy Story 3 whilst the eighties were revived with the Karate Kid reboot and Adrien Brody’s Predators. July also saw Kristen Stewart’s first outing with Dakota fanning in Twilight: Eclipse.
Sly regrouped action favourites in The Expendables whilst audiences were horrified by the gruesome The Human Centipede. Nicholas Cage appeared in The Sorcerer’s Apprentice whilst Ang gave a Tom Cruise-esque action performance in Salt… Tom Cruise himself satrred along Cameron Diaz in the mediocre Knight and Day. Michael Cera had to face seven evil exes in Edgar Wright’s fresh, fast and fun Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. James Cameron also reappeared with Avatar’s first re-release.
Kristen Stewart tried to shrug off her Bella Swan tag in The Runaways while Julia Roberts reminisced about her life in Eat. Pray. Love
October set off with a bang, celebrating as it did the 25th anniversary of Back to the Future. Ryan Reynolds was buried alive in the appropriately named Buried whilst David Fincher’s The Social Network impressed audiences. The advent of Halloween saw our Halloween Special whilst Saw 3D and Paranormal Activity 2 scared audiences.
Harry Potter began to face his battle-filled finale in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 while Chloe Moretz stared at the future of her blossoming career with the release of Let the Right One In adap Let Me In.
2010 went out with a bang with the release of Tron: Legacy and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Will Ferrell turned blue in animation Megamind while we here at Roobla ran our mammoth Christmas Special.
Here’s to a great 2011… read our 2011 preview article here!