Tuesday, January 6, 2009

2008 in review!

Every blogger seems to do one of these, so I figured I'd take a stab at it! Plus it marks the one year anniversary of Nate is smrt! (which he isn't, by the way)

Top Ten Movies:

10- In Bruges - This one caught me by surprise, its a fun dark little comedy. If anything, its worth a watch to see Colin Ferrel's reaction to the midget character.

9-Role models - Freakin funny. Falls apart at the end a bit, but a hell of a lot of fun!

8-Tropic Thunder - Kirk Lazarus. Nuff said.

7-The Curious Case of Benjamin Button- Everyone wants to see a senile baby!

6-The Fall- this movie kicks so much ass. Its my understanding that the script was mostly improvised over the 7 year shoot, so the story isnt really concrete. What drew me into this film was the gorgeous cinematography. A must see for any aspiring cinematographers/photographers/filmmakers!

5- Son of Rambow - a cute little movie about a kid who decides to re-shoot his own version of rambo. The french exchange student was hilarious

4-Kung Fu Panda - awesome animation, great story, and it was funny as stink!

3- The Dark Knight - its no "batman and robin" but I guess it will do..

2- Wall-E - When I first saw this film I thought the plot was too "small", given the epic scale of the film. But after another viewing, the simplistic love story set against a grand backdrop is what drew me in. Again, Pixar knocks it out of the park.

1- The Wrestler - Easily one of the best films I've seen in a long time. A much smaller story compared to "The Fountain", but its just as heartbreaking and consuming. Its a simple tale, but made up of so many great moments and a tender sense of humor. Go see this.

Top Albums of 08

Vampire Weekend, Mogwai- The Hawk is Howling, Beck - Modern Guilt, m83 - Saturdays=youth, The Notwist - The devil, you, and me, Coldplays new one, Sigur Ros's new one, Kings of Leon - Only by the Night, Ben Folds - way to normal.

Overall, 2008 was a great year! I got back into painting, I introduced a new member into our family (my niece Rachel) and I hung out a lot with my close friends and family.

Happy new year to all those who read this! Heres to a prosperous 2009! wee!

1 comment:

Dshum said...

I loved the Fall too!
I can't believe how such few people have heard of this movie....