Hollywood’s best and worst of 2009 (and beyond)

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The HollywoodNews.com 10 favorites for 2009 with chances to be nominated for Oscar and selected by our staff are: “Avatar,” “Up In The Air,” “The Hurt Locker,” “Crazy Heart,” “Inglourious Basterds,” “Invictus,” “NINE,” “An Education,” “Precious” and “UP.”


Below the 2009 and 2010 lists according to Sean O’Connel:

Fans of science fiction and animation might mistake 2009 as a great year. Those of us who appreciate the bigger picture, however, will recognize it as a good year with pockets of greatness but more than enough stinkers to balance out the scales. Ranking films is never fun. I might like a movie in June, but love it the following January. So, here are the 20 films – well, 19 films and one fantastic sequence – that moved me this year. I’m also listing 10 that absolutely missed the mark, and 10 for which I’m salivating in 2010.

The Best
1. The first 11 minutes of ‘Up’
2. ‘(500) Days of Summer’
3. ‘Up In the Air’
4. ‘This Is It’
5. ‘District 9’
6. ‘A Serious Man’
7. ‘Star Trek’
8. ‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’
9. ‘Away We Go’
10. ‘Big Fan’
11. ‘Moon’
12. ‘The Lovely Bones’
13. ‘Sherlock Holmes’
14. ‘The Road’
15. ‘The International’
16. ‘In the Loop’
17. ‘The Informant!’
18. ‘World’s Greatest Dad’
19. ‘An Education’
20. ‘Brothers’

The Worst
1. ‘Play the Game’
2. ‘The Ugly Truth’
3. ‘Confessions of a Shopaholic’
4. ‘My Life In Ruins’
5. ‘Year One’
6. ‘Shorts’
7. ‘New In Town’
8. ‘Next Day Air’
9. ‘I Love You Beth Cooper’
10. ‘All About Steve’

The Best Movie of the Decade
‘United 93’


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The 10 Most Anticipated Movies of 2010
‘Edge of Darkness’ (Jan. 29)
‘Cop Out’ (Feb. 26)
‘Shutter Island’ (Feb. 19)
‘Kick-Ass’ (April 16)
‘Iron Man 2’ (May 7)
‘Toy Story 3’ (June 18)
‘Inception’ (July 16)
‘The American’ (Sept. 1)
‘The Social Network’ (Oct. 15)
‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1’ (Nov. 19)

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