I'm making the most definitive list of favorite movies ever.

For every year, I'm listing every movie I've seen and compare them all to each other asking one question; Which movie do I like more. Movies that score in the 80th percentile or higher, advance to the next round: Favorite of the Decade. After each Decade is done, an All Time list will be formed.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Best Lists are BS! My Favoritest Flicks of 2008 (So Far!)

Ah-hem, Now on to my "BEST" of the year Bullshit! So I was just reading Massawyrm's "Best of 2008" List on AICN. And the BEST movie of the year on his list is Frost/ Nixon. And that does look to be a kick ass movie, and I can't wait to see it. But... Unlike all these other BEST of whatever year lists, Massawyrm mentions, that his favorite movie of the year is Kung-Fu Panda! Because its fun. Wait, you think Wall-E and Dark Knight and Slumdog millionare are better movies than a movie you like MORE? I suspect all these other listeers are doing the same thing. Why would your favorite movie not be the best one of the year. If Frost-Nixon, is BETTER than Kung-Fu Panda, why don't you enjoy it more? Now, I know we all enjoy some movies that are complete piles of crap. One friend of mine KNOWS Little Nicky is a pile of Crap, and knows that to HIM, it's good! A Best list is from the author's point of view. Such as with my list below, I feel Mongol is a BETTER movie than Wanted, but not by much, I know I like Wanted a little more than Mongol, and Wanted did end up with a higher score than Mongol. Let me try to boil this down some.... If you don't LIKE a movie, it won't make your BEST list. If you LOVE a movie you're likely to argue that it's the best anyway! I do think 2008 is a "One Droid to Rule them all." kind of year. Wall-E is the BEST movie of the year to me, it's also my favorite of the year. Generally you're going to like what you think is good, and not like what you think is bad... Aw Fuck, just pop in the Criterion Armageddon DVD and listen to Ben Affleck go on about "Best"... So, as of 2008, so far, I still need to see Momma Mia, and Eagle Eye, the Best Picture nomoniee's, then I need to HATE any movie on that list Not ending in a hyphenated "E". Just kidding. I grew out of that... I think. Kinda. I broke down in 2008 and finnially watched Annie Hall. I liked it. It's good. But it wasn't better than Star Wars. When I redo my all time list, Wall-E may even threaten Colossus: The Forbin Project. But I've yet to see a movie that beats The Original Trilogy.

But, this is just '08, and with all the movies I've yet to see, I am sure of one thing, the number one slot safely belongs to the droid that gives me bits of;
  • I am Legend: He's the Last man on Earth...
  • Fight Club: He's a lone iconoclast causing people to question their day to day monotony
  • Titanic: two young lovers on the best ship in the world.
  • Star Wars / Droids with Ben Burtian personality!
  • Silent Running: The droid design
  • 2001 /2010 / Colossus / Macross Plus: Auto, welcom to the pantheon. Dr. Charles Forbin is in the chamber of Hell reserved for Dr. Frankenstein and his ilk since Colossus didn't have an off switch.
  • Phantom of the Opera: Well not in theme, but you do open with Michael Crawford singing!
You're probably a nice number more, you little scamp, so here's your list, it should be your year, next year belongs to a different set of robots... or Captain Kirk, and if not either, I'm going to be pissed. Oh, only one red title so far... why? My hate for Semi-pro is so far from the special Hell deserved by the Happening, relatively, I like every movie but the Happening. Fuck there's the BEST of 2008 list EVERY MOVIE EXCEPT THE HAPPENING! You all get Oscars, leave M Night alone in his seat...
  1. WALL-E
  2. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
  3. Iron Man
  4. Star Wars: The Clone Wars
  5. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
  6. Hellboy II: The Golden Army
  7. Quantum of Solace
  8. Kung Fu Panda
  9. Wanted
  10. Mongol
  11. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
  12. The Incredible Hulk
  13. Hancock
  14. Journey to the Center of the Earth
  15. The Spiderwick Chronicles
  16. Cloverfield
  17. Get Smart
  18. Speed Racer
  19. The Day the Earth Stood Still
  20. The Forbidden Kingdom
  21. Tropic Thunder
  22. The Dark Knight
  23. Step Brothers
  24. 10,000 B.C.
  25. W.
  26. The Spirit
  27. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
  28. The Love Guru
  29. Space Chimps
  30. Jumper
  31. Meet the Spartans
  32. Semi-Pro
  33. The Happening
The Happening did make $64.5 Million. Maybe he should get the Oscar. I may have bitched that Dark Knight was overrated, but it was good enough to make bank! The Happening should have had the same fate as Extreme Movie, or at most Delgo! It's people staring at TREES! For two FUCKING HOURS, People run from and react to TREES. We all know "Spielberg does the same thing!" No. He does give us bits of seeing a shark or Dinosaur or UFO or Tom Cruise, BUT We're sitting there, looking at those people thinking, YEA, I'd feel that way seeing a shark or dinosaur or UFO or Tom Cruise.... NOT TREES! I'd say M Night needs to be Go-4'd but, if we're so STUPID as to give 64 MILLION to his movies. We might deserve him...

Andrew Stanton makes a movie about robot on robot love, and his movie gets branded as a tree huggin liberal by Fox news, but the Happening, a movie from Fox, about Tree's killing humans in retilation for human development makes 64 million. Fuck.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ok, i love you dearly but, shouldn't you be doing something else? like your white board list?

YOU KNOW BE CREATIVE YOURSELF AND SCREW THIS RATING OTHERS CREATIONS?

WHEN DO I GET TO SEE THE NIFTY STUFF YOU DO????????????

Phantom of the Opera Tickets Discount said...

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