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The 35 Best Films of 2010

The best films of 2010 include a fake documentary, a comedy about Jihad, a vampire story NOT dealing with tacky tween romance, a haunting hillbilly noir, and an elegant tale about clones. Not necessarily the usual cinematic suspects.

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What Edgar Wright's Departure from 'Ant-Man' Says About Marvel

At one time, Marvel was seen as taking risks in defiance of the bottom line. Those days are gone, apparently.

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Can Life Go on After 'The World's End'?

The cinematic worlds presented in the Cornetto Trilogy may be ending, but the legendary collaboration of Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost lives on in The World's End DVD/Blu-ray set.

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A Proud Manboy Faces 'The World's End'

Refusing to grow up, Gary hangs on to the belief that his last great night as a hard-drinking lad remains unfinished.

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2010: The Year of the Misunderstood Movie

If it goes down as anything, 2010 will be seen as the year of the misunderstood movie, an artistic anomaly which saw at least four fine films fall by the commercial wayside.

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Sidekicks Rule!

Ten examples of cinematic 'second bananas', the glue that holds most superhero/genre efforts together.

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Scott Pilgrim vs. Thematic Clarity

Inasmuch as Pilgrim explores the "save the princess" archetype and questions romance as an abstracted end point arrived at through violence, the story then summarily rejects deeper characterization by asking us to forget all that and cheer for the death of the final boss anyway -- simply because he's a bigger jerk than Scott is.

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'Scott Pilgrim' and What Movies Mean to Comics

Why do comics readers care about the movies made from their favorite books?

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Making Mr. Wright

Edgar Wright is cut from the same cloth as the members of Monty Python some 50 years before, a British boy capable of great wit and even greater insight.

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Hot Fuzz (2007)

Hot Fuzz is all about the guys. And who needs girls when you have guns?

Daynah Burnett
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Shaun of the Dead (2004)

Casting Bill Nighy as a zombie -- or more accurately, a zombie to be -- may not be precisely innovative, but it's clever and wholly enjoyable.

Cynthia Fuchs

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