Thursday, December 25, 2008

It isn't the end of the year yet but I think I have fallen short of my goal of watching 366 movies this year. I haven't totaled it all up yet since I've seen a couple movies multiple times (Wall-E, Funny Games, Wanted, etc.) but in this post I will list the movies that came out (either to theaters or direct-to-DVD like Johnson Family Christmas Dinner and the "Futurama" movie) in 2008 that I have seen.

1 Bolt
2 Transporter 3
3 American Teen
4 The Dark Knight
5 Four Christmases
6 Horton Hears a Who
7 The Incredible Hulk
8 Milk
9 Johnson Family Christmas Dinner
10 The Promotion
11 Role Models
12 Run, Fat Boy, Run
13 Synechdoche, New York
14 W.
15 Saw V
16 You Don’t Mess With The Zohan
17 Bigger, Stronger, Faster
18 Choke
19 Eagle Eye
20 Burn After Reading
21 Baby Mama
22 21
23 The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning
24 Tropic Thunder
25 Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay
26 Smart People
27 Stop-Loss
28 Step Brothers
29 Doomsday
30 Johnson Family Dinner
31 Get Smart
32 Futurama: The Beast With a Billion Backs
33 Drillbit Taylor
34 Wanted
35 Wall-E
36 In Bruges
37 The Onion Movie
38 Be Kind Rewind
39 Kung Fu Panda
40 Pastor Jones 4: Sisters in Spirit 2
41 The Happening
42 The Strangers
43 Speed Racer
44 What Happens In Vegas
45 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
46 The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
47 The Ruins
48 Iron Man
49 Forgetting Sarah Marshall
50 The House Bunny
51 Semi-Pro
52 Jumper
53 Cloverfield
54 One Missed Call
55 Pineapple Express

(I also saw Year One and I Love You, Man which haven't been released yet.)

Since I haven't seen a lot of "Oscary" movies yet I won't do a traditional top 10 list but I think I'm gonna do some silly "Best-of"s instead. For the next couple of posts with just the 2008 movies and later with all 200-something movies I've watched this year.

Best Use of an iPhone

Winner: The Happening, it was by far my favorite scene of that movie. The guy waving at the lion, lol.
Runner-Up: Bolt

Best Johnson Family Dinner
Winner: Johnson Family Christmas Dinner for numerous reasons.

Biggest Tear Jerker
Winner: Milk Fraannncooooooo!!!!

Least Scary Supposed to be Scary Image
Winner: The evil baby with the cell phone from One Missed Call unless it was my phone and it was using my whenever minutes.
Runner-up: The trees rustling in The Happening/ most of The Happening in general.

Best Follow Up to a First Movie Role
Winner: Emma Stone as Natalie in The House Bunny, she was only in Superbad as Jules before this and The Rocker which I didn't see so it doesn't count. She had some funny stuff in House Bunny even though the movie wasn't great.
Runner-Up: Rachel Bilson as Millie Harris in Jumper. She was only in The Last Kiss before that. Jumper sucked, she was good.

Worst Amount of Christmases
Winner: Four Christmases

Best Use of a Tattoo

Winner: Synechdoche, New York, in the hospital room with Phillip Seymour Hoffman's Daughter!!!! No, spoilers, but awesome.
Runner-Up: Angelina Jolie in Wanted. Just bad-ass.

Single Frame I Wish I Had as a Huge Poster warning, both kind of creepy images...



I think this movie was underseen, it was really tense.

Be Smart and Don't See This Movie

Winner: Smart People, Ellen Page...Who cares? Sarah Jessica Parker is gross.
Runner-Up: Get Smart, I'd holler at Anne Hathaway though.

Least Consistent Canadian Accent
Winner: John C. Reilly in The Promotion, really good movie though.

That's enough for now. Feel free to add your own.

I'm looking forward to My Bloody Valentine 3D so hard.