Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Top 10 Movies of 2008 Pt 2

Part 2 of my Top 10 of 08 series is written by John Allen. John and his family live in Louisville KY. By day john works as a field salesman for EMI/CMG. By night John is an awesome husband, dad, and movie fiend.
My list (not much to be excited about-down year @ the theater for the Allens)

Top Ten Films

1. The Dark Knight
All that hype and it actually delivered.

2. Fireproof
Call it cheesy and definitely bad acting; but this movie was HUGE to my marriage this year: Thanks Mike Seaver.

3. Madagascar 2

Went for the kids and laughed my butt off.

4. 4 Christmases

Mr. Vaughan has a long rope with me and this one reminded me a bit of my own family at the holidays.

5. Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist

6. Expelled

Excellent way of addressing the issue without coming off cocky.

7. Vantage Point
I like politico/action flicks and I liked the way they told the story.

8. Be Kind Rewind

9. Indiana Jones & The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

The trick to these films is you have to see them through the eyes of your 12 year old self.

10. Henry Poole is Here
Nice little film.

Honorable Mention:

Quantum of Solace
Pretty good for what it was

Chaos Theory
This indie is technically a 2007 film, but we didn't get to see it until this year; Ryan Reynolds plays somebody other than Van Wilder. Very well done!

Top Films I Still Want to see but haven't cause I have kids and we don't get too much time at the movies:

1. Body of Lies

2. Seven Pounds

3. Appaloosa

4. Rock N Rolla

5. Caspian

Films that make me want exact my homicidal revenge on the respective studio execs:
Mamma Mia
If you are going to translate a rock musical to the stage might want to hire singers instead of actors and actually show some of the choreography...and yes the most homosexual thing I did all year was to request Kara and I see this before we saw Dark Knight

Tropic Thunder

The MTV Movie Awards piece was worth the rental. Other than that, Stiller I am through with you. At least Ferrell (Semi-Pro) and Vaughan (4 Christmases) have the decency to play the same character in every film.

1 comment:

eplacencia said...

Quantum of Solace, Rocknrolla, and Caspian are also on my to-see list. And now, thanks to you, Chaos Theory is too.