Movie Talk blogger Heidi has already shared her what’s hot and what’s not list of upcoming movies in 2010. Here are some of the films that I look forward to this year:

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl Who Played with Fire

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest

Stieg Larsson‘s Millennium series – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (or Men Who Hate Women as it is called in Swedish) – and I’m finding myself making all sorts of excuses not to have to do anything or talk to anyone so that I can read on already! Leave me alone!

Obviously I can’t wait to see what the screen adaptations are like and I’m chuffed that Swedish film is getting such high-profile attention over here, again. Brothers/Directors Tomas Alfredson and Daniel Alfredson clearly have it in their DNA to make good film.

For those of you who have already read all three books and want more, Henning Mankell’s Kurt Wallander novels are a decent substitute. Read the books or indeed check out the excellent TV-series starring Krister Henriksson (my old student hall of residence features in one of the episodes!). Seriously, don’t even bother with that completely pointless Brit remake.

Whip It!

had my eye on Drew Barrymore’s directorial debut back in July last year, after a fun outing to watch the London Roller Girls got me into the tackle-friendly sport of roller derby. Deep, tormented and meaningful drama it ain’t. But a well-executed, uncomplicated, feelgood girlie comedy with a good soundtrack is fine by me. I don’t need to look forward to this one since I’ve actually already seen it. I do however look forward to the snow melting so I can buy rollerskates (with Barbies on them) and make London’s streets and parks unsafe.

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans – out in cinemas 7 May

Nicolas Cage starring in a good movie? I am drooling with anticipation.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fm4BdkOXfxk&fs=1

A movie year just wouldn’t be complete without a healthy portion of big-budget sequels, and 2010 won’t let us down. The ones I’m particularly curious about are Wall Street 2 (23 April), Sex and the City 2 (28 May) and, obviously, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (9 July). Keep checking in with us at Movietalk as I’m pretty sure we’ll be blogging on about all three in the future.

And for those who neglected to buy me a birthday present (you know who you are), I want a cinema membership with unlimited access. (Thanks.)