Saturday, December 19, 2009

Best Of 09

It's that time of year again when every magazine, website, and Stephen King post their Best of 2009 lists. Why should I be any different?

First, here is AFI (that's American Film Institute, not the band) official selections for 2009. What do you think?
Here are my choices for Top Movies of 2009:
[side note: Have you seen the Golden Globe nominees? Should be a very exciting, and drunk, evening. I'm already thinking about the watching party I'm going to have]

My Top Films of '09:
- (500) Days of Summer
- Away We Go
- Inglourious Basterds
- Star Trek
- Zombieland
- Watchmen
- Trick 'r Treat
- District 9
- The Hangover
- Julie & Julia
- Easy Virtue
- The Edge of Love
- An Education

In all fairness, there is still some time left this year so the list could change. I haven't seen "Up in the Air" yet (calm down, I'm going Monday), but from what I'm told it will make the list. There's still "Sherlock Holmes" and "Nine" and a plethora of other films I haven't gotten to yet.

Why do "best of's" always come out before the year is out?

And now, the worst:
- Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
- Friday the 13th (please stop remaking these movies!)
- Angels & Demons
- Saw VI
- My Bloody Valentine 3D (3D is not a magic fix all, in fact, it only makes things worse)
- Drag Me to Hell
- Push
- Donkey Punch
- New In Town

(I see a bit of a pattern here... Why is it so hard to make a good scary movie? I don't even mind if it's a bit dumb, really, that's kind of a turn on. However, these are just so ridiculous I could have cried).

To make the list, movies had to have been released in the US in 2009 and I had to have seen them. I could make a whole other list of movies that just looked awful, therefore I didn't see/rent them.

What was the best and worst you saw this year??


  1. 500 days of Summer. One of the best storylines I've seen in a while. Maybe just because it was different. I don't know. But I LOVED it.

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  3. Yes, "Up in the Air" and "Avatar" are now on the list of "Best's"!!