Monday, December 15, 2008
Listen. I worship Edgar Wright. I saw Shaun of the Dead 5 times before it even opened in the US, have seen every episode of Spaced three times, cried when I was too chicken to talk to him and Simon Pegg at Comic Con and have read three Scott Pilgrim books in anticipation of the movie Wright is making next year.
So obviously, when Edgar Wright releases his top 29 movies of 2008, I am going to post it. So here we go!
1. Let the Right One In
2. Synecdoche, New York
3. Iron Man
4. Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation!
5. Man on Wire
8. The Dark Knight
9. Burn After Reading
11. Rachel Getting Married
12. Slumdog Millionaire
14. Gran Torino
15. Kung Fu Panda (IMAX)
19. Son of Rambow
21. The Ruins
22. Hellboy II: The Golden Army
23. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
24. The Foot Fist Way
25. Tropic Thunder
28. Zack and Miri Make a Porno
29. Pineapple Express
david with a lower case d just went through the list and I think I heard 3 very goods, 2 amazings, 4 goods, 15 okays, and 5 bads/haven't seen em. Is this accurate, lower case david?
I'm obsessed with Edgar Wright's movies, but not necessarily this list. I do however, commend and maybe even celebrate the inclusion of Pineapple Express, Zach & Miri (PLEASE tell me you all stayed for the credits and saw the REAL ending), Hellboy II, Cloverfield, Wall-E, Man on Wire, Happy Go Lucky & obviously Dark Knight, Iron Man & Let the Right One In.
On Edgar's blog, he stresses that he hasn't yet seen the Wrestler, The Reader, Funny Games, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Bolt, Valkyrie, Australia, Revolutionary Road and Wendy and Lucy, so take note! But he is seeing The Wrestler next Tuesday and I'm SURE it'll make it up there somewhere, if not in the top ten.
In response to some of the oddness Wright says, "Some surprising choices I know, but I will defend my choices of 60 year old John Rambo and killer, cell phone imitating vines to all comers."