Friday, March 13, 2009

My Top Movies of 2008

I know this is way late, but whatever ya know. Here are my top movies of 2008 and hopefully they were all released during the year, but if not oh well. They are pretty much in order so let's do this!

Blindness - I was stoked on this movie since I saw the preview...plus I have a thing for Julianne Moore. It was nothing like what I was expecting. I'll let it creep into my list though.
Burn After Reading - This looked good and it took me quite a while to get around to seeing it. The apparatus that George Clooney's character makes is reason enough to see this. That's it.
Ironman - Robert Downey Jr killed it. He was solid gold in this movie. I will admit that I'm not a comic book reader so I can't vouch for the validity of the story but the movie was enjoyable to watch.
Inside/A L'Interieur - A horror flick that was recommended by the good folks over at Mishka. I thought it was done well and the gore was pretty realistic.
The Sasquatch Gang - Tuned into this one night while hurt. I was pleasantly surprised and laughing a ton. So much classic stuff right here. Justin Long is pretty damn amazing in this movie. Do you like chameleons?

Forgetting Sarah Marshall - Watched this movie via netflix at Vegan Eric's place one weekend in MPLS before going out to party. I could have easily stayed in that night since this movie owned that evening. So many hilarious things including Kuno. This movie also had a vampire musical! Did I mention that Mila Kunis is in it?
The Dark Knight - You've heard the hype and most likely seen the movie. It was fantastic. Enough said.
JCVD - One of my favorite actors of all time. You might get yourself worked up and say he isn't much of an actor but how are you to compete with the trinity of Bloodsport, Kickboxer and Lionheart? You actually aren't going to. This movie is far from anything he has ever done and he does it well. I owed it to myself to watch this movie and I'm sure that I will again.
The Wrestler - I was a huge wrestling fan growing up so this movie looked good from the get go. I also heard from other people that had nothing nor wanted anything to do with wrestling liking the movie. Mickey Rourke has a stand out performance in this movie and gets the part done pretty much perfectly. I also related since some of my friends do the indie wrestling thing and it felt like that while watching the movie. Plus Marisa Tomei has not lost a step.
Let The Right One In - Here it is, my favorite movie of the year. It's a vampire movie and quite possibly the best vampire movie I have ever seen. We'll stop there and you go watch it for yourself.
Isn't this convenient?

2 comments:

Lindy Loo said...

Yay! Great choice for best movie of the year! *Adding Inside to my list of dvds to order from the library*

The Dude said...

Blindness was terrible. I couldn't even get passed the first 20 minutes. Sorry brah.