Year End Review|
January 2, 2008
We've put the clamps on another year of films at the Toshi Station Movie Manifest.
We had been enjoying unlimited free access to a movie theater since 1999. That golden door tragically shut around the end of 2006. Last year marks the first full year where we've been forced to shell out for movies like any other hayseed. This, along with a fairly weak output from the studios, equated to the lowest grand total in over a decade. I'm predicting a return to form in 2008, what with the Netflix subscription Santa brought and all.
The Top Five of the year were boiled down to: Children of Men (first movie of the year, no less), 300 (our review of which can be found here), No Country for Old Men, Gone Baby Gone (though I admit low expectation left an even better impression than it probably deserved), and American Gangster. That lot edged out the likes of Letters from Iwo, 3:10 to Yuma, and I am Legend.
At the other end of the spectrum was Ghost rider, Rush Hour 3, and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. All shockingly bad with nary a redeeming quality to be found among 'em (all right, the Silver Surfer guy was kinda cool, but not enough to carry the whole film).
2008 is gonna be a monstrous year for the box-office. Off the top of my head, these should be huge: Cloverfield, Indy Jones, Harry Potter, Iron Man, Wall-E, The Dark Knight, Hellboy 2, James Bond, and some JJ Abrams Star Trek.
2006 Year End Review
2005 Year End Review
2004 Year End Review