And I'm impressed that they've neatly solved the characters-getting-killed-in-previous-films problem by setting this movie at exactly the right place and time so that (mostly) everyone can be in it.
The Hairpin, from "Things Overheard as Colin Firth gets his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame":
There's his wife. She's chewing gum. The luckiest woman in the world is chewing gum. I wouldn't chew gum. I would never chew gum if Colin Firth was my husband.
I love this!
I ALMOST FORGOT. My favorite movie of 2010! It was Easy A!
Here's the Tiny Mix Tapes review:
While it's annoying that audiences have to wait about a half-decade for every great female-centric teen comedy, this year's Easy A easily joins 1995's Clueless, 2000's Bring It On, and 2004's Mean Girls on the Mount Rushmore of this underfed genre, with Emma Stone's Olive arguably the funniest, most intelligent lead to appear in one of these things yet. The droll, wise-beyond-her-years "best friend" not only takes center stage in Easy A, but receives an air-tight vehicle worthy of her wit.
Movie of the year.
"Why am I your fall guy, constantfuckingly?" a plaintive Reiner asks, amid the angry fallout of a recording session. "Because I love you," Lips replies, quite without embarrassment or doubt. I have noticed something similar in the bond between Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt, of the British group Status Quo, and we should celebrate the way in which pairs of aging rockers tend to wind up like lovely, crumbling old married couples, with each one finishing the other’s sentences and pining when he has to go away.
Anvil! The Story of Anvil was one of the loveliest movies I've seen in a while. Highly recommended if you like to watch good people doing things they love.