I know a lot of my friends and fans have been waiting for my best list of 2010 films for a while. The year 2010 has been a “Perrific!” year for G/PG-rated films, especially animation and thought-provoking documentary. Mom (Zhu Shen) & I saw not only impressive major studio releases, but also amazing indie films at film festivals.
The main list of top 10 films below includes films with 2010 US theatrical releases, with noteworthy films from festivals and TV broadcast mentioned as well. Most of the films received 5, or 4.5 starfish from me! I’ve provided links to my reviews and interviews below. Enjoy & tell me what your own favorites are!
Perry’s Previews Best G/PG-rated Films of 2010
How to Train Your Dragon (DreamWorks 3D, my favorite film of 2010, I interviewed co-directors Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders, voice talents Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, and Craig Ferguson at the Press Junket. Breathtaking story, powerful moral about being different and turning foes to friends. Got autographed Blu-ray DVD from the directors!)
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=125236371  (NPR Liane Hansen interview)
http://www.perryspreviews.com/?p=890  ( My review & director interviews)
http://www.youtube.com/perryspreviews  (my YouTube videos of Dragon director and voice talents interviews)
http://www.perryspreviews.com/?p=1675  (received autographed DVD from co-directors)
http://www.perryspreviews.com/?p=1390  (with co-director Dean DeBlois @ Comic-Con)
http://www.perryspreviews.com/?p=1302  (Comic-Con review, interviewed Dean DeBlois)
Toy Story 3 (Pixar/Disney 3D, last and best of Toy Story franchise, touching and hilarious at the same time)
Tangled (Disney 3D, 50th animation from Disney, fantastic animation especially with Rapunzel’s hair and the animals)
http://www.perryspreviews.com/?p=1761  (full review)
http://www.perryspreviews.com/?p=1799 (short review for SD Union Tribune)
Alice in Wonderland (Disney 3D with animation and live action, the power of imagination. My challenge for you: think of 6 impossible things before breakfast! Check out mine below)
The Secret of Kells (2009 Oscar-nominated Irish animation from director Tomm Moore whom I interviewed, stunning visual with great story about creativity. Director Moore sent me DVD & original painting of Brother Aiden in the film!)
Despicable Me (Universal Studio’s first animation about super-villains and minions, hilarious. Saw it at its world premiere at LA Film Festival, interviewed director Chris Renaud)
(my interview w/ director Chris Renaud and other fun activities @ the world Premiere)
Copyright 2011 by Perry S. Chen
Perry Chen recently became the youngest winner of San Diego Press Club 2010 Excellence in Journalism awards for his movie review, and was featured in “The Young Icons” TV show. He reviews G/PG-rated movies for the San Diego Union Tribune and San Diego Entertainer Magazine with over 1 million readers combined. Perry is also the resident film critic for Amazing Kids, a non-profit organization with kids-generated content on its monthly magazine with about 1 million readers.
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