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"Somewhere" Nowhere to Be Found on Quentin Tarantino's Top 20 of 2010

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    A teaser for the upcoming "Toy Story 3" is a great send up of "Saw" and any number of other horror franchises, as the folks at Disney and Pixar try to remind you that their kids' films are meant to be smart, funny entertainment for adults, too.

    You gotta hand it to Quentin Tarantino, his tastes in film manage to run the gamut from art house to megaplex.The writer-director recently posted his top 20 films of 2010 over at The Tarantino Archives (the site is curiously down), and the dude is all over the place.

    Looking at the list, the one thing that really jumps out as us (other than the presence of "Tangled" and Knight & Day") is the absence of "Somewhere"? It bored us to tears, but Tarantino was head of the jury at the Venice Film Festival that awarded Sofia Coppola's film the Golden Lion. We have to wonder if maybe the accusations favoritism that dogged Tarantino after Coppola's win--they're old friends--made the filmmaker gun shy when it came to putting his top 20 together.

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    “Being her friend didn’t affect me or make me sway the jury in any way," Tarantino said back in September. "The other members of the jury don’t know her at all. They just loved the film. We kept coming back to it, as one of us said, because ‘it’s a great f****** movie,’ all right?”

    Sure, none of the films it was up against make QT's list, but when you give a film one of the most prestigious cinematic awards out there, you'd think it would make your top 20 of the year.

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    The exclusion of "Somewhere" from the list has commenters over at Collider questioning whether or not Tarantino really wrote this list, which seems absurd.

    What does it say about the Venice Film Festival's selection process that the best movie they could find wasn't among the 20 best films their head juror saw?

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    Anyway, here's Tarantino's list in its entirety with it's place on our list in parenthesis:

    1.) Toy Story 3 (t-5th)
    2.) The Social Network (t-1st)
    3.) Animal Kingdom (t-5th)
    4.) I Am Love
    5.) Tangled
    6.) True Grit (4th)
    7.) The Town
    8.) Greenberg
    9.) Cyrus
    10.) Enter The Void
    11.) Kick-Ass (18th)
    12.) Knight and Day
    13.) Get Him To The Greek
    14.) The Fighter (7th)
    15.) The King’s Speech (t-8th)
    16.) The Kids Are All Right (14th)
    17.) How to Train Your Dragon (20th)
    18.) Robin Hood
    19.) Amer
    20.) Jackass 3D