2008 Year End Review|
January 9, 2009
Closed the lid on another year of films at the Toshi Station Movie Manifest.
Thanks to a Netflix subscription we scored over the 2007 holidays, 2008 was huge year for watching movies from the comfort of the couch and an abysmal year for watching movies in the theater.
Here's the DVD viewin' separated out from the theater viewin' - giving a sense of just how galactic aught-eight was for the home theater.
Impressive results there. We'll be riding the Netflix train once again through 2009, so I'd expect to chart similar results next year.
The annual Top Five came down to: The Dark Knight (no surprise there - Ledger indeed lives up to the hype, no pun intended), Wall-E, Iron Man (RD Jr. was note perfect and the Iron suit didn't come off cartoony at all), Into the Wild (not actually spectacular, though it stayed with me for weeks after), and Mongol (Genghis Khan: the early years).
There were some really horrible, horrible losers in '08, including Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (please dear lord, no more), X-Files: I Want to Believe, and The Happening (can we be done with M. Night Shamalamadindong now?). The sting of Indy Jones was particularly painful, having disappointed on a variety of levels.
Looking to 2009, we're mighty anxious for The Watchmen, JJ Abrams Star Trek, Harry Potter and the Whatever Wizards and Hogwarts and Stuff, Tarantino's war flick Inglorious Basterds, James Cameron's Avatar, and of course the Hanna Montana movie. Also hoping the Christian Bale Terminator: Salvation deal doesn't completely suck.
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