Some Of Our Picks: The Top Movies of The Decade

By: Tyler Heineman (Staff Reporter) and Jaden Conroy (Layout Editor)
As the 2010’s end and the 2020’s begin, it is time to go over, in our opinion, some of the top movies of the decade.
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INCEPTION (2010)

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SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD (2010)

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WHIPLASH (2014)

 

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THE LEGO MOVIE (2014)

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Inception is a thriller about Dom Cobb, played by Leonardo DiCaprio. Although he is a thief, he is not like other thieves.  He is able to enter people’s dreams and steal valuable information which he uses to his advantage. Yet, his powers come with a price. He loses everything he loves, but gets a chance of redemption when he is offered an impossible task. He must put an idea in someone’s head, and if he succeeds, then it could be the best crime he has ever committed. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World begins as a cheesy romantic comedy but develops into an over-the-top action movie when Scott Pilgrim, played by Michael Cera, has to fight seven evil ex-boyfriends. However, these ex-boyfriends belong to the girl he’s trying to date, Ramona, played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead. All the while, he simultaneously breaks off his relationship with his current girlfriend, Knives, played by Ellen Wong. Director Edgar Wright demonstrates excellent cinematography through countless creative shots, transitions, and a grand absence of subtlety which reflects the comic book attitude of the original series.  

Whiplash is a drama about Andrew Neiman, an ambitious young jazz drummer played by Miles Teller, and a terrifyingly intense instructor, Terence Fletcher, played by JK Simmons. Terence recognizes Andrew’s ambition and puts him in the top jazz ensemble, but Terence’s obsession with perfection drives Andrew to the brink of insanity. Whiplash has spectacular performances from Miles Teller and JK Simmons, as well as some stunning moments in the movie that set it apart from other dramas.

The Lego Movie is an action packed film that features Chris Pratt, who voices Emmet, the main character. Emmet is a normal construction worker who is always happy and energetic. In the movie, he finds a group of strangers who are on a mission to stop an evil villain by the name of Lord Business, voiced by Will Ferrell. Emmet will give it all he has to stop this villain from conquering the world. This is an action-packed movie that takes you back to your childhood.