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
- 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
- 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??