Archive for February 2007

My top and bottom movies of 2006

Limited of course to the movies I’ve seen.

The Best of 2006:
1. Stranger Than Fiction
2. The Departed
3. V for Vendetta
4. The Queen
5. Dreamgirls
6. Children of Men
7. Pan’s Labyrinth
8. Thank You For Smoking
9. Letters from Iwo Jima
10. Brick
11. The Last Kiss

The Worst of 2006:

1. Pulse

2. Date Movie

3. Failure to Launch

4. Employee of the Month

5. Click

6. Tenacious D in: The Pick of Destiny

7. The Break Up

The 2006 movies I’ve seen

I give myself until Oscar time to close out the books on the previous year’s movies. So, without further ado, this is the list of the 2006 movies I’ve seen sorted by release date.

February 17 Date Movie
March 10 Failure to Launch
March 17 V for Vendetta
March 17 Thank You For Smoking
March 24 Lonesome Jim
March 24 Inside Man
March 31 Brick
April 7 Lucky Number Slevin
April 28 United 93
May 5 Mission: Impossible III
May 19 Over the Hedge
May 19 The Da Vinci Code
May 26 X-Men: The Last Stand
June 2 The Break Up
June 9 Cars
June 16 The Lake House
June 23 Click
June 28 Superman Returns
July 7 A Scanner Darkly
July 7 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
July 21 Monster House
July 21 Clerks II
July 26 Little Miss Sunshine
July 28 Scoop
August 4 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
August 11 Pulse
August 11 Half Nelson
August 18 The Illusionist
September 15 Jesus Camp
September 15 The Last Kiss
September 30 The Queen
October 6 The Departed
October 6 Employee of the Month
October 20 Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas 3D
October 20 The Prestige
October 27 Babel
November 3 Borat
November 3 Volver
November 10 Stranger Than Fiction
November 17 Casino Royale
November 22 Tenacious D in: The Pick of Destiny
December 1 The Nativity Story
December 8 Blood Diamond
December 8 Apocalypto
December 15 Dreamgirls
December 15 The Pursuit of Happyness
December 20 Letters from Iwo Jima
December 20 Rocky Balboa
December 25 Children of Men
December 29 Pan’s Labyrinth

That’s 50 (If we’re counting The Nightmare Before Christmas 3D.) I’m actually a little surprised that that’s a bit less than last year and the year before.

Saw Bridge to Teribithia today.

Really liked it.
Terrible, terrible job of marketing.
Worse marketing than even Serenity. With Serenity you just had no clue what it was about, with this movie they actually convince you it’s something that it’s not. From the commercials you would think it was The Chronicles of Narnia or Lord of the Rings. I’d read the book in 4th or 5th grade so I knew what it should be about but after seeing the commercials I was certain they had screwed it up. Were it not for the critics’ ravings I wouldn’t have even bothered with it.
Saddest movie I’ve seen in theaters since The Green Mile.