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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Ten in the Morning: Favorite movies of the decade

Ten in the Morning counts down one man's top 10 favorite (not necessarily the best) movies of the past decade:

10. "The Machinist" (2004) - The only thing more disturbing than Christian Bale's weight loss for this film is the dark, chilling story line. Not exactly a lot of re-watch value here, but a well-made movie. Bale's performance is impressive.

9. "Cast Away" (2000) - Tom Hanks' finest performance as a actor. Not many can pull off a one-actor ensemble for the majority of a movie. Hanks does it here.

8. "Miracle" (2004) - Even though we all know the story of the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team, it's a rush with every viewing.

7. "Frost/Nixon" (2008) - Perhaps the most compelling two hours of movie-viewing this decade. An absolute must-see.

6. "Minority Report" (2002) - Hands down, this futuristic thriller is Tom Cruise's best film of the decade.

5. "Batman Begins" (2005) - The franchise will be forever grateful to director Christopher Nolan and Bale.

4. "V for Vendetta" (2005) - The tale of a masked vigilante is action-packed, heartwarming and makes you think. Difficult to do is this age of movie-making.

3. "Rocky Balboa" (2006) - You have to credit Sylvester Stallone for pulling this one off. Somehow, he brought back the charm of the original to the this, the sixth installment of the franchise.

2. "Casino Royale" (2005) - The James Bond reboot and orgin story starring Daniel Craig, who was superb in the role, blew me away on the first viewing.

1. "The Dark Knight" (2006) - Simply the best. If you haven't seen it, what are you waiting for?

- Mark Podolski


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