Tuesday, January 09, 2007

I like movies!

Here are 10 movies I liked in 2006!

Brick - I've gone on about this one elsewhere on the blog. It's still so very, very awesome.

Pan's Labyrinth - Del Toro reworks The Devil's Backbone to much more impressive effect.

Children of Men - How did they do that shit?

Casino Royale - Best Bond movie ever.

Little Children - Fine adaptation of great source material.

The Departed - Ditto.

United 93 - Best movie I don't really want to see again anytime soon, thanks.

Monster House - Remember when The Goonies had that "this feels like real kids interacting" vibe? This movie has that. I like that.

Happy Feet - Not wholly successful, but I do have to admire a movie that says "You know what? Screw our stock 'outside finding acceptance' plot, LET'S CHANGE THE WORLD!" Also, points for using real people instead of creepy, unconvincing animated humans.

Borat - Funniest movie of 2006, hands down.

ALMOST ON THE LIST
A Prairie Home Companion - Altman's last movie is a film about death. Weird.

MOVIE NOBODY SAW THAT I FELT GOOD ABOUT LIKING
Idiocracy

MOVIE NOBODY SAW THAT I FELT BAD ABOUT LIKING
The Marine

WORST MOVIE I SAW THIS YEAR
A week ago I would have said Dreamgirls, but Emory, Leslie, and I just caught Lady in the Water. If you want to see something with a script that feels like a first-year film student's first draft based on an idea he had when he was ten, this is the film for you!

5 Comments:

Blogger Reel Fanatic said...

I liked Dreamgirls, but I'm definitely with you on Lady in the Water ... It's not only easily the worst movie I saw in 2006, but also the worst movie I've seen in many, many years ... it's just dried up crap on toast

1:32 PM  
Anonymous Frank said...

I don't disagree with your assessment that Pan's Labyrinth is an even better companion film to The Devil's Backbone; but didn't you sleep through that movie when Paul brought the DVD over to my house? Does that make you qualified to comment on it?

12:27 PM  
Blogger Jeff said...

I was awake for about 70-80% of "Devil's Backbone," which might prevent me from writing a thesis paper about it, but certainly allows me to note that it's somewhat similar to Pan's Labyrinth.

2:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

didn't you guys read about 20% of the books you were supposed to in high school and wrote papers about them, and managed to do well in school and graduate?? 70% is like watching it twice! Jeff is overqualified, if anything.


:)

5:56 PM  
Anonymous Frank said...

Yes, yes, and you're right.

12:01 PM  

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