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Sam’s Most Anticipated Films of 2010

Not ranked, but just sixteen movies I picked out for my enthusiasm to be aimed at this year. Just a note the following have been excluded for a variety of reasons: Kick Ass/Shutter Island (both coming out pretty soon), The Tree of Life (was on last year’s list and may still not come out this year), Inception/Toy Story 3 (too big to need my advocacy) and Scott Pilgrim vs The World (purely because Tommy was always going to choose it). Also, remember to check out Chris’ list here.

So, here are the sixteen I’ve chosen, in alphabetical order, after the jump:

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Bale and Russell Will Fighter

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Uber-busy Christian Bale has plumped his schedule yet further by signing up to star in The Fighter the upcoming movie starring Mark Wahlberg and due to be directed by… oh. Due to be directed not by Darren Aronofsky but by David O Russell.

So in addition to Bale’s joining the cast, Aronofsky has handed the directorial reins over to Russell, the director of Three Kings and I Heart Huckabees.

The story will follow ‘Irish’ Micky Ward (Wahlberg) and his rise to fame as a boxer, taken there through the tutelage of half-brother Dicky Eklund, to be played by Bale.

Aronofsky’s departure is a bummer but, if nothing else, the potential for a blow-up never experienced before on movies sets between the notoriously prickly Russell and, of course, Bale, makes this one to watch despite the loss of Aronofsky to the staff.

Round Up: Ramis Talking Ghostbusters 3

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Harold Ramis has been talking about Ghostbusters 3 and has apparently revealed some possible plot points.

Tony Scott is taking on the action movie Unstoppable, about a runaway train.

Toby Maguire is moving up from riding horses to jump into Grand Prix cars.

David O Russell has been tapped to direct The Silver Linings Playbook.

John Sayles is to take on an adaptation of Guillaume Prevost’s The Book of Time.