Tuesday, August 17, 2010

2009 — the year in film — belated edition.

I've finally seen almost everything I wanted to from 2009, eight months after the fact. Some of these I saw more than a year ago, and some last week, so the frail memory is making this task difficult ... here is my much-belated, best-of 2009 movie list. Discuss.

1. District 9
2. The Hurt Locker
3. The Informant
4. Inglorious Basterds
5. Moon
6. The White Ribbon
7. A Serious Man
8. Gomorrah
9. Big Fan
10. Up in the Air
11. The Hangover
12. An Education
13. Bad Lieutenant: Port Call of New Orleans

14. Zombieland
15. In the Loop
16. Drag Me to Hell
17. Star Trek
18. Funny People
19. The Road
20. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
21. Fantastic Mr. Fox 

Meh :
Whatever Works
Observe and Report
The Strangers
Where the Wild Things Are
The Men Who Stare at Goats

Terminator Salvation
Transformers: Rise of the Fallen
Crank 2
The Box
Year One
Invention of Lying
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
I Love You Man
Friday the 13th
Sherlock Holmes
Angels and Demons

Public Enemies
35 Shots of Rum

and hundreds more ...


Brendan said...

I feel like I Love You Man should rate at least a "Meh." It's not the next 40-Year Old Virgin or anything, but I never regretted watching it. I feel like it got a bad reputation from a lot of people. It's not incredible, but it's not shitty. It's a good Meh Movie. There are a lot of funny scenes if you think about it.

Warped Coasters said...

I thought it was pretty shitty, not the worst movie of the year and better than a lot of stuff, but I have no desire to ever see it again. It actively grated on my nervous and made me irritable while watching it. It sucked.

To each his own.