Superlobbyist Jack Abramoff comes across has sleazily sophisticated in 'Casino Jack,' as Kevin Spacey burnishes the sleaze to a fine polish.
Owen Wilson is in the romantic comedy 'How Do You Know,' where Reese Witherspoon plays a professional softball player caught in a love triangle.
Twenty-eight years after the original 'Tron' movie comes 'Tron: Legacy,' again starring Jeff Bridges. But it's questionable whether it was worth the wait.
Studios took few chances with offbeat subjects and fresh talent, opting largely for recycled goods and franchises.
Even middling years can yield marvelous movies. Despite all the frazzled franchises and star-studded misfires of 2010, there were still wonders to behold –historical dramas of the finest intelligence, animation of great wit and delicacy, documentaries that brought out the human drama behind the headlines, and small, independent movies that showcased the emerging artists of tomorrow. If you haven't yet seen any or all of my top 10, listed here alphabetically, I envy what awaits you.
Golden Globe nominations 2011: The King's Speech and The Social Network took the most nominations.
Julie Taymor's rendering of Shakespeare's final play 'The Tempest' takes the wind out of it sails, despite a stellar cast.
The fighting isn't just in the ring in 'The Fighter,' as Mark Wahlberg's working-class boxer 'Irish' Micky Ward deals with his destructive family.
Michael Apted's direction of 'The Voyage of the Dawn Treader,' Part 3 of the Narnia franchise, brings an elegance to the production.
Angelina Jolie's and Johnny Depp's star power can't save 'The Tourist' from losing its way in this bland mystery drama.
Batman's 'Dark Knight Rises' is still awaiting a Bat foe. Guillermo del Toro's adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's, 'At the Mountain of Madness' is in slow gear. But many sequels are in the works, including Benji, Madagascar, and How to Train Your Dragon.
Writer-director-star Lena Dunham's first feature is a comedic take on the world, and a sharp visual composition.
Documentary 'Bhutto' elucidates Pakistan's knotty politics.
The film, with standout performances from Paul Giamatti and Dustin Hoffman, will play for one Oscar-qualifying week this month.
Jim Carrey stars in 'I Love You Phillip Morris,' another black comedy that too often misses the mark.
Natalie Portman stars in a ballet film that's a 'willfully deranged quasi-horrorfest.'
Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush, as prince and speech therapist, are marvelous in 'The King's Speech,' a moving and remarkable story of friendship and triumph.
'Tangled' tells the story of Rapunzel in a classic Disney 3-D animated musical, with Mandy Moore voicing the golden-haired girl.
Christina Aguilera plays a waitress with a big voice and big dreams hired by the owner of a run-down burlesque house, played by Cher.
Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal are the main draws in 'Love & Other Drugs,' a weepie that wastes an opportunity to look at medical malfeasance.