Sunday, February 22, 2009

The Final 2008 List

So, I give up on 2008.  I am roughly 35 movies behind.  That is way too much effort; effort I am just not willing to put into this.  Let's see if I can pick things back up for 2009.

But, I want to have some sort of record of my likes and dislikes for 2008 so here is the full list: 
  1. The Dark Knight
  2. Iron Man
  3. Frost/Nixon
  4. Slumdog Millionaire
  5. Milk
  6. The Wrestler
  7. Doubt
  8. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  9. Gran Torino
  10. In Bruges
  11. Appaloosa
  12. RockNRolla
  13. Revolutionary Road
  14. Hellboy II: The Golden Army
  15. The Reader
  16. Quantum of Solace
  17. Body of Lies
  18. W.
  19. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
  20. The Incredible Hulk
  21. Burn After Reading
  22. Pineapple Express
  23. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
  24. Tropic Thunder
  25. The Visitor
  26. The Bank Job
  27. Zack and Miri Make a Porno
  28. Role Models
  29. Traitor
  30. Pride and Glory
  31. The X-Files: I Want to Believe
  32. Wanted
  33. Step Brothers
  34. The Forbidden Kingdom
  35. Hancock
  36. Eagle Eye
  37. Get Smart
  38. Semi-Pro
  39. Cloverfield
  40. Death Race
  41. The Day the Earth Stood Still
  42. Vantage Point
  43. Street Kings
  44. Speed Racer
  45. Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
  46. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
  47. Quarantine
  48. Punisher War Zone
  49. Star Wars: The Clone Wars
  50. Jumper
  51. Rambo
  52. Transporter 3
  53. You Don't Mess with the Zohan
  54. Max Payne
  55. 10,000 B.C.
  56. The Spirit
If it wasn't for the mad dash to the Oscars delivering a constant stream of quality flicks, 2008 was shaping up to be quite awful.  But in the end I was able to fill out the top 10 with a bunch of respectable names so I was able to push back the crap of the year till past the top 20.  This means that there is a noticeable drop in quality once I start filling out the 20's with comedy after comedy.  Thankfully the movie gods delivered The Spirit in December which is just a beautiful piece of memorable trash.  I can't really complain when I have a year that leads off with The Dark Knight and finishes up with The Spirit.