Sunday, December 28, 2008

Moviefone's Top 50 of 2008 [Oscar Watch]

Why Moviefone? Cause it's 8:30am and I'm bored, sitting behind a desk in a Chelsea office building is why. Also, I think david will like #50. I'm so tired is the thing.

This is what cracks me up. This year hasn't been a terribly great one in terms of fantastic movies. It reinvigorated the superhero genre, changing the rules, if you will, and continued down the Judd Apatow path of high quality hilarious comedies. But when it comes to brilliant indies and Oscar films truly worthy of an Oscar? Eh. Not so much. Yet this is what the home page of Moviefone's Top 50 had to say:

With instantly classic superhero flicks ('The Dark Knight'), top-notch comedies ('Tropic Thunder'), fantastic family fare ('WALL-E') and must-see Oscar contenders ('Slumdog Millionaire') all in the running, we couldn't just pick 10. Presenting our third annual list of the year's 50 best movies.

I mean...that's stretching a bit, don't you think? Like I said, yay superheros and laughing, but not so much the rest. I remember one year (quick, who can guess what year off the top of their head!) when my top five included Monsters Inc, Memento, Mulholland Dr. & Moulin Rouge. I don't know what the fifth was cause it didn't begin with an M. All of those films are still favorites of mine. From this year, I can obviously see a couple movies staying my favorite for years to come, but ten? FIFTY? Hell noes.

But without further ado, Moviefone's Top 50 Films of 2008 WITH commentary by half asleep LQ. After the jump.

50. Indiana Jones & The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (david is happy)
49. Burn After Reading (enjoyed it)
48. Mamma Mia (haven't seen it)
47. The Bank Job (haven't seen it...want to)
46. Bolt (haven't seen)
45. Son of Rambow (no see)
44. W (nope see)
43. Quantum of Solace (heart all bond)
42. Defiance (hasn't seen - david says meh)
41. The Duchess (haven't seen...jeez I'm not doing so well)
40. Appaloosa (i loves me some westerns! but hasn't seen)
39. Wanted (Really?)
38. Zack & Miri Make A Porno (Yay! I loved this one! I hope you all stayed for the credits cause it changes the whole movie.)
37. Boy A (crap. haven't even heard of this one. fail.)
36. Religulous (no see yet, but I watched every ep of his show this i should get on that)
35. Forgetting Sarah Marshall (Huzzah!)
34. American Teen (wanted to see it)
33. Planet B-boy (also wanted to see. and didn't. poop.)
32. Horton Hears a Who! (is better than FSM? I don't know if I believe you.)
31. Rachel Getting Married (i liked this one - Rosemarie Dewitt deserves a nod!)
30. Dear Zachary (no clue)
29. Let the Right One In (NUMBER 29? YOU ARE A HO, MOVEFONE, YOU HEAR ME?)
28. Pineapple Express (yesssss. but also should be higher. i bet tropic thunder is gonna is yet to come. siiigh. ughhh.)
27. The Wackness (IS NOT BETTER THAN #28 & #29 but I love that Olivia Thirlby)
26. 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days (isn't this 2007?)
25. Gran Torino (shut up. I'm not seeing this. unless you pay me. then I will. maybe)
24. Happy Go Lucky (should be higher on the list, heart heart heart)
23. Taxi to the Dark Side (um...don't movies that win the best documentary Oscar for 2007 count as a 2007 film? no?)
22. Shine a Light (didn't see)
21. Revolutionary Road (seeing this week)
20. Kung Fu Panda (aw. liked a lot. is not better than let the right one in.)
19. In Bruges (damn. still haven't seen. and McDonagh is my favorite playwright. oops)
18. Doubt (woot! i personally loved this one. no one else agrees with me. except moviefone i suppose)
17. JCVD (no see i did)
15. Surfwise (Again, wanted to see, didn't happen)
14. Vicky Cristina Barcelona (liked this way more than I thought I would. ScarJo annoyed me as she always does in Woody Allen films, but everyone else was electric and the movie was beautiful to look at and listen to)
13. The Counterfeiters (doesn't. count. you. ho.)
12. The Reader (seeing this week)
11. The Visitor (darn. haven't seen yet.)
10. Tropic Thunder (SHUT your mouth)
9. Milk (okay, yes)
8. Man on Wire (woo!)
7. Wall-E (heart)
6. Frost/Nixon (i liked Doubt more)
5. Benny Button (seeing tomorrow finally)
4. The Wrestler (yes yes heart heart love best actor oscar pleaz)
3. The Dark Knight (mmmmmmmmmm)
2. Slumdog Millionaire (poop it shut it ho poop i've descended into madness)
1. Iron Man (OKAY!)

There you have it. I'm allowed to take a nap at work right? k bye!


LoquaciousMuse said...

LQ would like to point out that 2001 (that's the year!) was also the year of:

The Royal Tenenbaums, Oceans 11, A Beautiful Mind, Shrek, The Mummy Returns, Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Hedwig, Amores Perros, In the Mood for Love, Amelie, Donnie Darko, No Man's Land, Harry Potter & Sorcerer's Stone, Ghost World & now classic girlie comedies Bridget Jones' Diary & Legally Blond.

(and also the hightly overrated Monsters Ball & In the Bedroom bleeeech)

david said...

from where comes the random in the bedroom hate? me loves that movie. but me agrees with you about monster's ball. make me fee GOOOODDDDDD. LOLKATZ.

LoquaciousMuse said...

ohmygods me hated in the bedroom. me hate movies filled with unlikeable characters and too much dramaz and booooooooring sleepy time. mummy returns on the other hand? woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooot!

david said...

they're not unlikeable, they're suffering! and then tom wilkinson takes ACTION and kills tom cruise's cousin! ooohhh! and it's not boring, it's deliberately paced. and marissa tomei gives me babies.

and don't even get me STARTED on the mummy returns! although the first mummy remake is divine.

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