Wednesday, March 17, 2010

This is fantastic

Thursday, February 25, 2010

12. The Departed (2006)

The best movie Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio have ever done, together or separately, and the only remake to make my list.

13. Atonement (2007)

An amazing adaptation of a book that everyone said couldn't be adapted.

Brilliant direction, a brilliant script, and one of the best and most powerful endings to a film ever put on screen.

Remember Me

Is it just me, or does this trailer look surprisingly good?

14. Children of Men (2006)

A masterful post-apocalyptic movie from a director who proves he can do anything. A brilliant fusion of art and storytelling in a commercial movie.

15. Brokeback Mountain (2005)

Yes, it's "that gay cowboy movie."

It's also the best re-telling of Romeo and Juliet that's come around in a long time.

16. City of God (2002)

One of the most influential movies of the decade, and one of the best. It's a remarkable true story that will stay with you for a long, long time.

As Roger Ebert puts it... "One of the best movies you'll ever see."

17. Finding Neverland (2004)

It's schmaltzy, yes. And sentimental. And unbelievably restrained, and well-paced and nuanced...

And the ending alone put it on this list.

The Frenchies strike again!

...With their awesome new no-smoking advertisement which is supposed to combat teen smoking by comparing it to blow jobs! And not just any type of blow jobs, we're talking some serious pedophililia with kids blowing adults!

I guess (according to the Frenchies) the common theme among the two (smoking and blow jobs) is "dependency" and "submission."

Hmmm, I get the submission part, but... since when were blowjobs addictive?

Monday, January 25, 2010

Thursday, January 21, 2010

And because I love the Top 40 so much...

DJ Earworm's annual United States of Pop, 2009 edition.

18. Casino Royale (2006)

There's a good chance that the Bond reboot might be the coolest movie of the decade.

And I'm seriously in love with Eva Green.

Friday, January 15, 2010

19. Batman Begins (2005)

Don't let anyone fool you - this movie is even better than the sequel. I can forgive the hokey ending as this might be the best super hero movie ever made, and it's definitely the decade's best franchise reboot.

A perfect combination of spectacle and character beats, this is the new prototype for a successful studio tentpole that ushered in the trend of bringing character directors on for huge studio movies.

And Christian Bale is the fucking man.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

20. 8 Mile (2002)

As soon as you've stopped laughing, go back and watch it again. Seriously. It's that good. And Eminem's anthem "Lose Yourself" pretty much defined rap for the entire decade.

Who ever thought in 1999 we'd be saying Eminem, Academy Award winner?

Monday, January 11, 2010

Honorable Mention: Cold Moutain (2003)

This one just barely misses the list.

One of the most haunting, and affecting movies about war ever made. It reminds us just how far we've come this decade: Jude Law used to be a movie star, Nicole Kidman wasn't always box office poison, and Renee Zellweger won an Oscar.

A lot can happen in six years.

My Top 20 Movies of the Decade

And after a prolonged absence from my blog, I'm returning... with a countdown. A list to be more exact.

Over the next month or so I'll post (one a day) my top 20 films of the decade.

You're welcome.

And without further ado, let the list begin...

LEAP YEAR in theaters now!

Go see it, it's awesome! Seriously.

And I'm in it, which is cool.