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SN: “Toy Story 3” voted best Walt Disney film of the decade so far.

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SN: “Toy Story 3” voted best Walt Disney film of the decade so far.

Last month we asked Media 10 users what the best Walt Disney film of this decade was so far.

It’d be interesting to see how this poll would turn out a year from now once people have had time to see Pixar’s new hit “Inside Out” and their upcoming film “The Good Dinosaur.”

For now though, “Toy Story 3” won this in a landslide with 48% of the total votes. “Frozen” came in second with 19% and last year’s Oscar-winning film “Big Hero 6” had 16%.

The new poll, located in the sidebar, asks readers what their favorite film of 2015 is so far. Once the 2015 Emmy Nominations are announced we will use this sidebar space to ask readers what they would vote for in each category. So vote quickly!

SN: “Inside Out,” Pixar’s return to form

Inside+OutSN: “Inside Out,” Pixar’s return to form

As soon as Pixar released a preview for their new animated film, which was sported as a “Major Emotion Picture,” the filmmakers very well could’ve started writing their award speeches. It was an instant front-runner.

There had been murmurs that “Inside Out” was going to be a strong film. After the lukewarm reactions to Pixar’s “Brave” and “Monster University,” as well as the critical disaster that was “Cars 2.” It seems Pixar is finally back up to speed.

“Inside Out” premiered out-of-competition at Cannes Film Festival earlier this morning. The tweets were ecstatic about the film. Many patrons said that the film had them in tears. It was held in the high regard that “Wall-E,” “Toy Story 3,” and “Up” were held in.

More and more reviews continue to trickle in, it currently holds a perfect 100% on Rotten Tomatoes with 12 recorded reviews. The easy front-runner for the Animated Film Oscar, as well as a potential Best Picture contender.

SideNote: “Transparent” and “Modern Family” will be likely favorites for the Comedy Emmy

SideNote: “Transparent” and “Modern Family” will be likely favorites for the Comedy Emmy

Currently in our Emmy Predictions we are thinking that “Transparent” follows up their surprise Golden Globe victory with another victory at the Emmys later this year.

So could “Transparent” derail “Modern Family” from winning its sixth straight Emmy for best Comedy series? According to our recent poll, both shows tied for the top spot when readers were asked which show would come out victorious.

The Golden Globes surprised everyone by not nominating “Modern Family” for Comedy series at all last year. However, it’s easy to tell that Emmy voters love the series that is now concluding another strong season.

Other potential contenders that did well in our poll were “Veep,” “Louie,” and “Parks and Recreation.” Make of all this what you will, but for now we’ll stick to “Transparent” making a strong appearance at the Emmys. Watch out for “Veep,” “Louie,” “Silicon Valley,” and “Parks and Recreation” though.

Our new poll asks what the Best “Walt Disney Pictures” film is of this decade so far. Strong potential contenders include “Toy Story 3,” “Frozen,” and “Into the Woods.”

Top 20: Films 2010 – 2015

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We have compiled the top 20 films of the decade every year as the decade has gone on. See last year’s list here. This time the list is special for two reasons:

The decade is now halfway complete. So it is very likely that half of these films will end up on the final lists. Also, we have a new leader: “Boyhood.” Topping just about every critic’s top 10 list this year, and scoring an amazing 100 on Metacritic, “Boyhood” was able to dethrone “12 Years a Slave,” “The Social Network,” and “Zero Dark Thirty.”

New 2014 inductees include: “Boyhood,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “Birdman,” “Selma,” and “Whiplash.”

Here is our list of the Top 20 films of the decade so far:

Top 20 Films 2010 – 2015

Boyhood
12 Years a Slave
The Social Network
Zero Dark Thirty
Gravity
Inside Llewyn Davis
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Tree of Life
Her
The Master

Birdman
Toy Story 3
Moonrise Kingdom
Holy Motors
Winter’s Bone
Amour
The Artist
Selma
Whiplash
Lincoln

Top 20: Films 2010 – 2014

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12 Years a Slave, Gravity, Inside Llewyn Davis, Her all squeeze into the top 20 films of the decade so far. The Social Network continues reign as best film of the decade.

This time last year we compiled the top 20 films of the decade so far, and now we have updated it. Unfortunately of the 20 slots only four 2013 films have factored into the list, but all have made the top 10.

Remember, this list will be updated each year and films may fall shorter or fall off completely each year. Movies (like fine wine) can get better with age. So here is where we stand as of now at the end of 2013.  (more…)

Top 20: Films 2010 – 2019

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Greatest Films 2010 – 2019

The Social Network
Zero Dark Thirty
Amour
A Separation
Toy Story 3
Winter’s Bone
The Artist
The King’s Speech
A Prophet
Moneyball

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Your/My Top 10: Films of the Decade so Far 2010-2013

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Top 20: Films of the Decade so Far 2010-2013

Judging by the amount of inevitable criticism I have been receiving since putting some unconventional films on my end of the year lists, I figured I’d make the image above one of my favorites, which is sure to be a cult hit, but not necessarily remembered in time.

The first list I’m going to have is all the films from the past three years (including 2013 so far, even though no film is actually included yet) factoring in the critical scores via MetaCritic and Rotten Tomatoes along with the cultural impact of the film.

I have included my top 20 as well which is vastly different: (more…)

Film Analysis: Michael Arndt to write “Star Wars VII” Good or Bad?


Film Analysis: 
Michael Arndt to write Star Wars VII good or bad?
by Matthew Durham

Today some articles were released mentioning that LucasFilm head Kathleen Kennedy reached out to Michael Arndt to be the scribe for Star Wars VII. So who the hell is this guy?

I learned this man’s name a couple years back when we were anticipating Toy Story 3, like many fans of the Toy Story trilogy, we didn’t want to see the film screw up so we monitored who they were bringing on board closely. Our confidence in Pixar helped.

At that time fans of Toy Story were still concerned with the scribe, his best credit being an R-rated Oscar-winning comedy by the name of Little Miss Sunshine. Could he really pull off a children’s film? Not just that, a finale to a trilogy that contained two other spectacular films. Some would call those films the greatest animated films of all time.  (more…)

Top 10: Movies of the Decade So far 2010 – 2012

I have compiled two Top 10 lists here. The first is statistically what the Top 10 films are based on User reviews and Critic reviews alike from websites such as: MetaCritic, RottenTomatoes and IMDB

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