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Here is a list of the films I am most looking forward to in this first year of the new decade. Please note that because I live in the UK some films such as Invictus which is currently showing in the US does not open here until Febuary.
10. The Wolfman - Benicio Del Toro takes the role a man returning to his homeland only to be bitten by a warewolf, thus making him a victim of its curse. With an all-star cast and some impressive visual sequences shown off in the trailer it is set to be an early blockbuster as a bit of escapism from the awards season.
9. Green Zone - Maybe we are getting a few too many films about the war in Iraq, but after The Hurt Locker it has been proven that it may not be such a dead genre after all. As Matt Damon once again teams up with Bourne director Paul Greengrass, if what they have done boforehand means anything (and it does), it should be an actioner to remember.
8. Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans - Wener Herzog returns to feature films with this remake on the 1992 film of the same name. Nicholas Cage stars and is set to give one of the best performances of his career.
7. Toy Story 3 - After the huge sucess of the second film, everyone will have their fingers crossed that Toy Story won't fall victim to the third film curse like Shrek did last year.
6. Invictus - Clint Eastwood directing, Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela. Enough said.
5. Alice in Wonderland - Tim Burton and Johnny Depp team up yet again for what from early pictures and trailers will be a visually stunning experience.
4. Iron Man 2 - After what was a suprisingly good debut from Jon Faverau and Robert Downey Jr. Now with even more stars added to the cast including Scarlett Johansson, Iron Man 2 will attempt to go one step further.
3. Shutter Island - Martin Scorsese is back, and along with Leonardo Di Caprio it hopefully we be able to top his last feature film The Departed when he finally recieved the oscar that was long overdue.
2. Inception - Leonardo Di Caprio is set to have a big year as he also stars in this Matrix-style sci-fi directed by Christopher Nolan. It is still very much unclear exactly what the film is about as Nolan has decided to keep his cards close to his chest, but anyone who has seen the trailer will know it will be well worth watching.
1. The Social Network - Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin was universally mocked when it was announced he was writing a script based on the creation of Facebook. But then suddenly everything became real when David Fincher jumped on board to direct. Even though a release date hasn't been set, it could be a dark horse to be one of the highlights of the year. With another TV show in development, it could be the start of a comeback for Aaron Sorkin after the demise of Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip around three years ago.