“Cinema, movies and magic have always been closely associated”

Myrhon Gayyed, staff writer

The last four years have been filled with laughter and drama, on and off screen. Here’s a look back at the past four years in cinema.

Back in 2008, freshman year, “Dark Night,” “Slumdog Millionaire,” and “Curious Case of Benjamin Button” are few of the biggest movies that came out that year. The heartbreaking and exhilarating story of “Jamel” by Dev Platel was the best 2008 movie. The film uses dazzling cinematography, breathless editing, driving music and headlong momentum to explode with narrative force, stirring in a romance at the same time.

On the other hand, Stephanie Meyer’s first part of her series came out that year too. Twilight’s story was good, until the movie came out. The movie just ruined the book, because the actors didn’t even look like the characters and the poor effects made it look cheesy.

The following year was a blast in the world of sci-fi when “Avatar” came out. It’s one of the best movies in the sci-fi genre. It’s definitely worth the 162 minutes of my life.

Another big hit on the movie screen was also the Harry Potter’s sixth movie “Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince.” On the release night, theaters were filled not only with teenagers, but also with adults that couldn’t wait to see the movie.

In that same year, “Hannah Montana the Movie” was released and it ranks as the worse movie of 2009. With Miley Cyrus’s auto-tuned voice and mediocre acting skills, what can be worse than that?

2010 was also filled with good movies such as “Black Swan,” “The Lovely Bones,” “Iron Man 2 “and “Toy Story 3.” With all these great movies out, “Inception” places as the best movie of 2010. With the mind juggling plot and cool effects, “Inception” is definitely a must see movie.