Archive for February, 2012

The Top Ten Movies of 2011

Posted: 26th February 2012 by ben in movies/film
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The Top Ten Movies of 2011 This year I’m going with ten honorable mentions followed by my actual top ten. With a one sentence review of each one. Just because. Honorable Mentions Super – a much more gritty and interesting take on realistic superheroes than kickass could ever be Extremely loud and Incredibly Close – […]

A Look Back…2010

Posted: 26th February 2012 by ben in movies/film
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2010 Toy Story 3 “Yeah, I knew Lotso. He was a good toy. A friend. We had the same owner, Daisy. I was there when Lotso got unwrapped. Daisy loved us all. But Lotso… Lotso was special. They did everything together. Never seen a kid and toy more in love. One day we took a […]

A Look Back…2009

Posted: 26th February 2012 by ben in movies/film
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2009 Inglourious Basterds Best dialogue of all time. Amazing how Quentin can make a simple conversation so tense that you’re on the edge of your seat for nothing but words. I’ll just say this was my favorite movie of the year and possibly my favorite Tarantino movie. The Fantastic Mr. Fox Best animated movie ever, […]

A Look Back…2008

Posted: 26th February 2012 by ben in movies/film
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2008 The Dark Knight -No other movie really had a chance to top this as my favorite of the year and being a Batman fanboy as a kid didn’t hurt. Walking through parts of the set of Rory’s First Kiss in 2007 in downtown Chicago made it even more memorable for me. Has anything else […]

A Look Back…2007

Posted: 25th February 2012 by ben in movies/film
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2007 3:10 to Yuma Charlie Wilson’s War Eastern Promises The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford Zodiac Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street American Gangster Ratatouille Once No Country for Old Men Decent list. About half of these hold up well, I think. Don’t really care for No Country anymore […]

A Look Back…2006

Posted: 25th February 2012 by ben in movies/film

2006 Little Miss Sunshine Babel Bobby The Prestige The Departed Children of Men The Fountain Mission: Impossible 3 Casino Royale Rocky Balboa Little Miss Sunshine #1? Really? Children of Men is clearly the gem of this year. I still like the rest of this list, although Bobby seems kind of forgettable at this point. Solid […]

A Look Back…2005

Posted: 25th February 2012 by ben in movies/film

2005 Walk the Line Batman Begins Crash Lord of War King Kong The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe Cinderella Man War of the Worlds Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Kung Fu Hustle I hope this was a weak year for movies because this list is embarrassing. Batman Begins and Lord […]

A Look Back…2004

Posted: 25th February 2012 by ben in movies/film
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2004 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind The Aviator Kill Bill Volume 2 The Incredibles Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story Collateral Hero The Manchurian Candidate (2004) The Phantom of the Opera (2004) I like this list. Eternal Sunshine and Kill Bill are probably in my top 20 or so […]

A Look Back…2003

Posted: 24th February 2012 by ben in movies/film
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2003 X2: X-Men United Kill Bill volume 1 Big Fish Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Lord of the Rings: Return of the King Finding Nemo The Last Samurai The Missing The Italian Job The Matrix Reloaded/Revolutions I don’t even remember what The Missing is and it was on my top […]

A Look Back…2002

Posted: 24th February 2012 by ben in movies/film
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2002 Gangs of New York Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Red Dragon Signs Narc Confessions of a Dangerous Mind The Ring Minority Report Catch Me If You Can Austin Powers in Goldmember Gangs of New York is still my favorite movie of this year. I could probably do without most of these movies […]