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Movies in 2008

I'm hopelessly behind at making posts about 2008. So kind of belatedly, here is a list of all the movies I saw last year that I had never seen before. I saw 75 which was up from 2007 when I think I saw something like 50. If I kept track of the movies I re-watched there would have been a lot more, though it's highly probable that list would include about 500 re-watches of Casino Royale. Did you know it's on Showtime like all day long? I CAN'T STOP WATCHING IT!

Movies in bold I saw in the theater; movies in italics are ones that I really, really loved. I don't have any special formatting for movies I didn't like, because I didn't hate any movies with a passion or anything like that. But my least favorite movie I saw in the theaters was Vicky Cristina Barcelona which I feel either totally went over my head or actually was that pointless and boring (I really didn't like Expelled, but I wasn't expecting to, so I sort of consider Vicky Cristina Barcelona worse).

1. Friends With Money
2. Juno
3. Ted Leo & the Pharmacists: Dirty Old Town (I'm considering this a movie, even though it was just a concert with interviews, because I watched it on Starz)
4. 3:10 to Yuma
5. Trainspotting
6. Shoot 'Em Up
7. Charlie Wilson's War
8. Across the Universe
9. The Lookout
10. Gone Baby Gone
11. We Own the Night
12. Stardust
13. Michael Clayton
14. There Will Be Blood
15. Atonement
16. No Country For Old Men
17. Pulp Fiction
18. In the Valley of Elah
19. Into the Wild
20. Walk the Line
21. The Celluloid Closet
22. Boogie Nights
23. The Barbarian Invasions
24. Before Night Falls
25. Clerks
26. Thrashin'
27. The Dead Girl
28. Magnolia
29. The King of Kong: A Fistful of Dollars
30. Enchanted
31. American Gangster
32. Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers
33. Run, Fatboy, Run
34. Trading Places
35. Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
36. Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed
37. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
38. The Golden Compass
39. Iron Man
40. A Scanner Darkly
41. Zodiac
42. A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints
43. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
44. Reservation Road
45. Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired
46. Charlie Bartlett
47. The Dark Knight
48. No Reservations
49. Stop-Loss
50. Your Friends and Neighbors
51. Conversations With Other Women
52. Meet Bill
53. In the Company of Men
54. The Black Dahlia
55. High School Musical
56. Possession
57. The Wicker Man (2006)
58. Neverwas
59. Tropic Thunder
60. Suspect Zero
61. Hamlet 2
62. The Core
63. Burn After Reading
64. Vicky Cristina Barcelona
65. My Kid Could Paint That
66. Shut Up and Sing
67. Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus
68. Something New
69. Pride and Prejudice (2005)
70. Flashbacks of a Fool
71. Quantum of Solace
72. Slumdog Millionaire
73. Swingers
74. Fred Claus
75. Frost/Nixon
And actually there was a 76th movie that I watched sometime recently, but for the life of me I can't remember what it was.

My 5 favorite movies that came out in 2008:
1. The Dark Knight
2. Iron Man
3. Frost/Nixon
4. Slumdog Millionaire
5. Burn After Reading

My 5 favorite movies that didn't come out in 2008:
1. Zodiac
2. Stardust
3. Boogie Nights
4. Conversations With Other Women
5. Pride and Prejudice

Next year I'll take a crack at actually rating them with stars or letters or something.

As some sort of side note, it may interest you to know that I saw more movies last year with Aaron Eckhart than any other actor. I saw 11 movies he was in. I'm not including in that 11 his super tiny cameo in The Wicker Man which was kind of the reason I got that movie (also kind of the reason was this Best Scenes from Wicker Man video which I've watched a million times thanks to handlet). If you like bad movies that are hilarious, then I recommend it. I seriously loved Nicolas Cage and his strange acting choices. Like his character never seemed all that horrified that he had possibly stumbled upon a cult of insane women bent on performing ritual human sacrifice. I also feel like Neil LaBute called Aaron Eckhart up and was like, "Aaron, do you want to be in another one of my crazy movies?" and Aaron was all, "No, not really," and Neil was like, "But in this one you get to dress up like a bear and punch women in the face! That's totally a metaphor for society! A BEAR SUIT AARON!" and Aaron was like, "Um, no thanks!" But he showed up at the set anyway, so they filmed him drinking coffee for like 2 seconds and then he and Neil were like MORMON HIGH-FIVE!
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