- Part one of Valet’s The Female Perspective. I’m curious to see what my female reader(s) thinks.
- Skins is coming back on January 28th. Here’s a trailer. This news comes out of nowhere.
- Comics Should Be Good covers Paul Pope’s Batman 100 in their Year of Cool Comics
- Ignore what I wrote about John Malkovich being the Vulture in Spider-Man 4. The whole movie has been scrapped and now Sony’s going to reboot the Spider-Man franchise in 2012. Sigh. Maybe, we can finally get a hot Mary Jane Watson (Sorry, Kirsten)
- New York Times wonders if this is the year Pixar doesn’t win the Oscar for Best Animated Feature
- Breaking Bad comes back on March 21st. I need to re-do my TV watch list
- A nice video summary of Leno, Conan and Letterman discussing NBC’s late night drama.
- A brief teaser trailer for David Simon’s new HBO drama, Treme
- Sam Rockwell makes a video appeal to Academy Award voters to nominate him for Moon
- EA is allowing players to vote for who they think should be the three players representing each team in the new NBA Jam roster.
- Jersey Shore‘s The Situation on Leno’s 10@10. Is Jersey Shore the best thing that’s happened to The Jay Leno Show?
- Chicago Tribune‘s Maureen Ryan writes the first of many (I hope) pleas to watch/save Better Off Ted.
- There was a Star Wars-themed burlesque show at the Los Angeles club Bordello. Clearly I didn’t plan my March trip to LA very well (A little NSFW)
- UPDATE: Conan says he won’t do The Tonight Show at 12:05 AM. Your move, NBC
Now that I’ve seen Avatar, I can make this list. It didn’t feel right making a favorite movies list not having seen what appears to be the future highest grossing movie of all-time.
From least most favorite to most most favorite (movies link to my original poorly-written review):
15. Drag Me To Hell
12. Away We Go
11. Star Trek
10. In The Loop
9. The Hangover
8. District 9
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.
50. The Fountain
49. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
48. Away From Her
47. Casino Royale
45. Tropic Thunder
44. The Hangover
43. Little Miss Sunshine
42. The Way of the Gun
41. The Prestige
40. American Psycho Continue reading
A year after declaring that Wall*E might my favorite Pixar movie ever comes maybe my favorite Pixar movie.
I think at the end of the day, Up was a better movie from start to finish than Wall*E but Wall*E was my favorite Pixar character (although Doug, the talking dog, is a VERY close second). We’ll see how I feel when I own it on Blu-Ray.
The opening sequence showing the relationship between Carl and Ellie through the highs and the lows — no dialougue just Michael Giacchino’s score) was one of the most heartwrenching/touching things I’ve ever seen in a film – animated of otherwise. If that had just been a short, it might have been my favorite film in 15 years. The movie continued to be awesome and hilarious but those opening minutes stayed with me.
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?