Friday, February 5, 2010

More good movies.

Members of the Academy have picked their favorite movies of 2009. And I recently spent a few days writing about my favorite movies of the decade (starting here).

So what do you think of the Acadamy's choices? And mine, for that matter? Leave a comment and let me know.

While we're talking movies, here are a few more of my favorites from the 2000s (in no particular order)...

High Fidelity: John Cusack plays a guy in his 30s who manages to finally grow up, despite his obsession with rock and roll music. Featuring an awesome cameo by The Boss. Remember, it's not so important what people are like as it is what they like.

Iron Man: An almost-perfect superhero movie, full of great characters (especially Tony Stark, played by Robert Downey, Jr.).

X-Men 2: Another almost-perfect superhero movie. Great bad guy (Brian Cox!) and a fantastic opening scene (Nightcrawler invades the White House).

Pan's Labyrinth: Excellent fantasy/adventure flick. The kind of movie Spielberg used to make (that's a good thing).

Wallace & Gromit - The Curse of the Were-Rabbit: Endlessly charming stop-motion animated movie from England.

Little Children: The suburban ennui movie that American Beauty should have been. Features a brutal, heartbreaking performance by Jackie Earle Haley. Plus the always-dependable Kate Winslet.

Slither: My kind of horror movie--gross and funny. So, of course, it tanked at the box office.

Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind: Sci-fi with brains and heart. And some Kate Winslet for good measure.


Andrew Bellware said...

It'll be no surprise to anyone that I elect American Astronaut and Underworld. Oh, and the Pride and Prejudice with Keira Knightly.

Chris_Garrison said...

Wallace and Gromit have a new, Oscar nominated short, by the way. A Matter of Loaf and Death. But apparently we can't watch it online until June or something.

Zacky said...


Chance Shirley said...

Andrew: You know, I've never seen an Underworld movie. Does that make me a bad genre director? Astronaut is, of course, wonderful. And I'll watch any Austen adaption with a good British cast.

Garrison: New W&G? Woot.