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2009: To Pandora and Back Again

TOP TEN 1. James Cameron’s Avatar An instant classic that transports us to a whole new world and introduces us to a fascinating alien people, both of which are brilliantly realized with groundbreaking special effects and most importantly, endless imagination, intelligence and soul. Even if it wasn’t for the breathtakingly exciting and fun action sequences, this would be the best picture of the year. 2….

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There Will Be Blood

“What’s in a name?” asks Shakespeare in Romeo & Juliet. “That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet.” Maybe, but when a writer gives a character a name, consciously or not, it holds a meaning. Take the protagonist of “There Will Be Blood”, who goes by the name of Daniel Plainview but who’s called J. Arnold Ross in Oil!,…

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