Due Date was amusing. Robert Downey Jr. was great as the straight guy to Zach Galifianakis’ usual eccentric, borderline mentally-challenged traveling companion.
However, I’m starting to get Galifianakis Fatigue. I love him and his comedy but does every movie role have to be some version of Alan from The Hangover. I know he’s capable of playing a semi-normal human being (as he does on Bored to Death). I just wish he would gets more roles like that. Hell, even he must be tired of it at this point (when he’s not swimming in his money bin like Scrooge McDuck)
This list wasn’t as hard to compile as I thought it would be. When I go to the movies, after I’m sitting there watching the credit, I decide then and there whether I’m going to buy it when it comes out on DVD. I don’t know if anyone shares the same sensation but after I see a movie I absolutely love, I look forward to owning. Not necessarily to watch again (although that’s part of it) but to be able to share the movie with friends who haven’t seen it so they can love the movie too and we’ll have that in common (or they can hate it and it will always be a blemish on their permanent friendship record). So I looked at all the movies that came out in the 2000s and looked for the ones I owned and that made it easy*. I also tried to put them in order of best to least best. Honestly, the only numbers that matter is 1-15. After that it gets pretty interchangeable.
If I ever wrote anything on my blog about the movie, there’s a link to it.
Since Wolverine comes out in a few days (how long before the Summer movie season starts in April), it’s about that time to go through what movies I would like to see this summer. Odds are, I’ll only see the really big movies and every once and awhile catch an indie but I can dream, can’t I?