As the year comes to a close, more Top 10 lists are being published. Last week, British filmmaker Edgar Wright (Scott Pilgrim, Hott Fuzz) filed his annual listing of the top five movies of 2010. Hit the jump to find out what movies made Wright’s list this year.

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Stephen King’s Top 10 Films of 2010

I don’t always agree with best-selling author Stephen King‘s opinions, but I still love reading his thoughts about the film world. King has published his annual listing of the top 10 films of the year in the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly.

His 2008 list included Death Race, Lakeview Terrace and The Ruins. In 2009, King agreed with the mainstream critics in naming The Hurt Locker as the best film of the year, but the rest of his list was the opposite of conventional – for example, #2 is The Last House on the Left, which he claims is “on par with The Silence of the Lambs” and “easily the most brilliant remake of the decade.” Other films included District 9, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 and 2012.

Which films did he choose for his best of 2010 list? King picked Matt ReevesLet Me In as his #1 film of 2010 declaring it “the best horror film of the decade.” Hit the jump to see the full list in brief.

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twidvd-spliceThis past summer, a movie called Splice hit theaters everywhere, and while we on the /Filmcast enjoyed it greatly, the rest of America didn’t so much. The movie was considered a box office dud. In this episode of the /Filmcast: After Dark, we chat with Splice’s director, Vincenzo Natali, about the aftermath of Splice’s release, what the movie’s performance meant to him, and what McDonald’s has in common with the modern movie scene. Splice is now available on on DVD and Blu-Ray.

You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. We’ll be back on Sunday (10/24) at 10 PM EST / 7 PM PST to review Paranormal Activity 2 at Slashfilm’s live page.

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Splice has its problems—not least of which is a flat third act horror turn-around—but it’s also refreshingly weird and original, taking the familiar monster movie/genetic-experiment-gone-wrong formula and twisting it into something uniquely its own. The Cronenberg inspiration is clearly evident, and lest the film get too serious, there’s also a knowing Sam Raimi vibe that creeps in now and again during some uncomfortably hilarious moments of absurdity. Not everyone will be able to tolerate the bizarre turns the story takes, but for those able to let the film’s perverse sense of dread pull them in, it’s one of the more intriguing films to be released in quite awhile.
Available on Blu-ray? Yes.
Notable Extras: DVD & Blu-ray – A Director’s Playground: Vicenzo Natali on the set of Splice.

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A few weeks ago, after Splice screened in Boston for the first time, I had the opportunity to sit down with director Vincenzo Natali for a lengthy, 35-minute long interview. Vincenzo spoke about how he first got his start directing films, his attitude towards the Cube sequels, the themes of Splice, and his approach towards adapting Neuromancer and High Rise. Plus, some insights about the ending of Splice (with spoilers clearly marked in the video).

Hit the jump for some highlights, plus the full video interview. Splice is out now in theaters everywhere.

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/Filmcast Ep. 103 – Splice

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Splice PosterIn this week’s /Filmcast, David Chen, Devindra Hardawar, and Adam Quigley discuss the pleasures of Get Him To the Greek, praise the filmmaking of Exit Through the Gift Shop, and try to figure out whether or not The Usual Suspects holds up on repeat viewings. /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta and /Film writer Russ Fischer join us for this episode.

You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. Join us next week on Sunday night at Slashfilm’s live page as we review The A-Team.

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Splice – What Did You Think?

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Vincenzo Natali’s Splice is out in theaters everywhere today, and I couldn’t be more curious and excited. Why? Excited because I consider the Natali to be a bold talent, who is just at the beginning of an incredibly accomplished directing career; curious, because I want to know to what degree general audiences are willing to open their minds (and their wallets) for such a bizarre film. The movie has already divided critics, with some proclaiming its one of the best films of the summer while others are calling it “repulsive.”

We are going to be covering this movie a bunch more in the weeks ahead (I have an interview AND a Q&A with Natali that I will post on the site soon), but in the meantime, I want to hear what you guys think of this movie. Hit the jump for a few more of my thoughts, and please post your own in the comments. Also, feel free to check out Natali’s entertaining appearance on the /Filmcast from this past week.
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Internet Movie Trailer: Splice

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Vincenzo Natali‘s Splice hits theaters later this week, and Warner Bros has released one last movie trailer to promote the film — an internet exclusive trailer. Watch the trailer now embedded after the jump, and please leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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