Monday, February 19, 2007

"I'm the guy who does his job. You must be the other guy."

Once again, 2006 proved to be an excellent year for movies. I had a lot of trouble making my list, and some of the rankings are fairly arbitrary. But I am pretty comfortable with it overall.

As I did last year, I have a couple of mini-lists first.

My Top Guilty Pleasure Movies of 2006
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
Snakes on a Plane

Movies That I Did Not Like Very Much
The Da Vinci Code
Pirates of the Caribbean II

The Honorable Mention List
(These films were very good, but did not quite make my Top 15.)
Bobby, Bubble, Half Nelson, An Inconvenient Truth, Lucky Number Slevin, A Prairie Home Companion, Thank You For Smoking, Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story, V for Vendetta, Wordplay

The Best Films of 2006
15. Little Children
14. Casino Royale
13. Borat
12. The Prestige
United 93
10. Blood Diamond
9. The Last King of Scotland
8. Stranger than Fiction
The Queen
Notes on a Scandal
5. Letters from Iwo Jima
4. Children of Men

3. Babel
2. Little Miss Sunshine
1. The Departed


At 4:11 PM, Blogger constant_k posited...

I watched LMS for the third time last night, and I decided that it really is a good movie. I had been sort of skeptical.

Are you going to do a separate post of Oscar predictions? Or did that happen already and I missed it?

At 4:29 PM, Blogger CoachDub posited...

It will be coming later this week, and then of course on Sunday I will be live-blogging the Oscars again this year.

At 9:27 PM, Blogger Houley posited...

Strangely enough, I like LMS less each time I see it. I should stop now.

At 10:25 PM, Blogger constant_k posited...

Studio 60 was whacky as ever (the baby in the guillotine? GENIUS. Although they mispronounced guillotine several times), but it look as if good ol S60 is gonna lose its time slot to some crappy irish family crime drama.

Is this the beginning of the end?

WV:f ky kb. It's a sign. At KB tommorow, "Fuck Kentucky" will be an answer. Hey, it kinda rhymes too.

At 10:29 PM, Blogger CoachDub posited...

It is more than a sign; Studio 60 is over. My guess is they will cram in the remaining shows sometime down the line.

But, according to everything I have read and several people I know who have seen the trailer, The Black Donnellys is extraordinarily good.

At 10:40 PM, Blogger matt posited...

i really wanted to see bubble, mainly because of the fact that it was the first movie to be released on 3 different mediums on the same day

At 10:59 PM, Anonymous scott w posited...

I think LMS is a great film, mostly because of...

1. Alan Arkin's character, who in my opinion is the best grandfather figure ever to grace the silver screen.

2. The pathetic character played by Greg Kinear. He is so astoundingly annoying, yet hilarious.

At 12:35 AM, Blogger Houley posited...

Greg Kinnear is remarkable in his role. I really enjoy watching the movie with girls who haven't seen it, just so I can listen to them whimper during the ice cream scene.

At 5:45 PM, Blogger Johnny V posited...

Has anyone else seen (saw?) The Illusionist? I thought that was pretty good. Then again, I'm an Edward Norton fan... so...

At 7:15 PM, Blogger CoachDub posited...

I thought The Illusionist was ok. I liked the acting, but I cannot imagine anyone being surprised by the "twist." I was not even sure if it was supposed to be a twist, since it could be seen coming from the beginning of the film.

At 12:02 AM, Blogger Houley posited...

see, saw, have seen


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