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avatar. [trailer park]

Yesterday’s debut trailer for this December’s new James Cameron film. There’s sooo much buzz around this one, but while I’m sure I’ll check it out in theaters, personally I’m not especially excited yet. At the moment, I’m more looking forward to finally getting the time to get to the theater to see District 9 next week, as well as the similarly titled 9 next month.


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my year in movies.

Well folks, now that the crazy end of term madness and the whirlwind trip back east are over, I look forward to getting back to the habit of regular blogging again. To get me started, I decided to post the list of all 150 movies I watched this year. I don’t really expect anyone to read the whole list, but here it is, for your perusal. I plan to write a year end post of all my favorite movies and albums and such from the year, but for now here is the unfiltered list.

A few things to know, this is not movies I watched for the first time, it is just every movie that I watched, period. There are even doubles on the list for movies I watched more than once during the year. I just typed in the title whenever I watched a movie throughout the year. As far as the numbers to the right of the titles are concerned, [##] are movies I had never seen before, (##) are movies I saw in the theater, and E## are movies I watched with Emily.

And, away we go:

Movies Watched in 2008!!

1. The Bourne Ultimatum [1] E1
2. Juno (1) [2] E2
3. Charlie Wilson’s War (2) [3] E3
4. Ocean’s Thirteen E4
5. The Last King Of Scotland [4]
6. The Heartbreak Kid [5] E5
7. Tenacious D: The Pick of Destiny [6]
8. There’s Something About Mary [7]
9. 3:10 To Yuma [8] E6
10. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet St. (3) [9]
11. The Simpsons Movie [10] E7
12. Starter For 10 [11] E8
13. The Science of Sleep [12]
14. Cloverfield (4) [13] E9
15. Stardust [14] E10
16. Factory Girl [15] E11
17. Fast Food Nation [16]
18. The Terminator [17]
19. Out of Sight [18] E12
20. There Will Be Blood (5) [19]
21. Tin Man [20]
22. The Lookout [21]
23. I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry [22] E13
24. Star Trek: The Motion Picture [23]
25. Déjà vu [24]
26. Romancing The Stone [25]
27. The Englishman Who Went Up A Hill And Came Down A Mountain [26] E14
28. Rush Hour 2 E15
29. Terminator 2: Judgment Day [27]
30. Feast of Love [28] E16
31. Across The Universe [29] E17
32. The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford [30]
33. The History Boys [31]
34. The Royal Tenenbaums
35. Starsky and Hutch
36. A Fish Called Wanda [32]
37. Strictly Ballroom [33]
38. The Aviator [34] E18
39. I Want Someone To Eat Cheese With [35]
40. Beowulf [36]
41. Strictly Ballroom (again) E19
42. Rocket Science [37]
43. Be Kind Rewind (6) [38] E20
44. Dan in Real Life [39] E22
45. The Good German [40] E23
46. Eagle vs. Shark [41]
47. Enchanted [42] E24
48. Ghost E25
49. Magnolia
50. Michael Clayton [43] E26
51. Leatherheads (7) [44] E27
52. Horton Hears A Who (8) [45] E28
53. No Country For Old Men [46]
54. 21 (9) [47] E29
55. Waiting for Guffman E30
56. Run, Fatboy, Run [48] E31
57. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off  E32
58. Forgetting Sarah Marshall (10) [49] E33
59. Death at a Funeral [50] E34
60. Flags of Our Fathers [51]
61. 27 Dresses [52] E35
62. The Incredibles
63. I Am Legend [53]
64. Iron Man (11) [54] E36
65. Made of Honor (12) [55] E37
66. Baby Mama (13) [56] E38
67. The Beach [57]
68. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom – E39
69. American Splendor [58] E40
70. Once [59] E41
71. Speed Racer (14) [60] E42
72. A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints [61]
73. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (15) [62] E43
74. Angel-A [63]
75. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (16) [64] E44
76. Bee Movie [65] E45
77. The Diving Bell and The Butterfly [66] E46
78. Superbad
79. Iron Man (17) E47
80. The Perfect Storm [67] E48
81. Shrek the Third [68]
82. Kung Fu Panda [69] (18) E49
83. A River Runs Through It [70] E50
84. The Incredible Hulk [71] (19) E51
85. Art School Confidential [72]
86. Get Smart [73] (20) E52
87. Lars and the Real Girl [74] E53
88. Wall*E [75] (21) E54
89. Hancock [76] (22) E55
90. Casino [77] E56
91. In Bruges [78]
92. Ocean’s 13 E56
93. The Dark Knight [79] (23) E58
94. Wall-E (24) E59
95. Step Brothers [80] (25)
96. Penelope [81] E60
97. Gangs of New York [82]
98. Batman: Gotham Knight [83]
99. The Bank Job [84]
100. Arsenic and Old Lace [85] E61
101. Pineapple Express [86] (26) E62
102. The Full Monty [87]
103. Singles [88] E63
104. Tropic Thunder [89] (27) E64
105. Winter Passing [90]
106. Jeremiah Johnson [91]
107. Traitor [92] (28) E65
108. Charlie Bartlett [93] E66
109. Renaissance [94]
110. L.A. Confidential
111. The Italian Job
112. Knocked Up
113. Brokeback Mountain [95] E67
114. Eagle Eye [96] (29) E68
115. Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day [97] E69
116. Scarface [98]
117. Harvey [99]
118. From Russia With Love [100]
119. Son of Rambow [101] E70
120. Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist [102] (30) E71
121. Ice Age [103] E72
122. The Fall [104]
123. Blindness [105] (31)
124. City of Ember [106] (32)
125. Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story [107]
126. The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo [108] E73
127. To See If I’m Smiling [109] E74
128. A Promise To The Dead [110] E75
129. Letter to Anna [111] E76
130. Up The Yangtze [112] E77
131. The Princess Bride E78
132. The Visitor [113] E79
133. Wristcutters: A Love Story [114]
134. Ghost World [115]
135. Zack and Miri Make a Porno [116] (33) E80
136. Quantum of Solace [117] (34) E81
137. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
138. Grace is Gone [118] E82
139. Sleepy Hollow [119]
140. Yes Man [120] (35) E83
141. Bedknobs and Broomsticks – E84
142. Family Man – E85
143. Enchanted – E86
144. Slumdog Millionaire [121] (36) E87
145. Valkyrie [122] (37) E88
146. The Namesake [123] E89
147. Million Dollar Baby [124] E90
148. Ghost Town [125] E91
149. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button [126] (38) E92
150. A Mighty Wind – E93


trailer park tuesday. 10.28.08

Yesterday I was recovering from FF&J (which was awesome by the way) and working on my Greek midterm instead of blogging. Thus, I need to get a post in today and tomorrow to make up for it. In addition to making the extra post, I will also include some extra trailers this week as an little added restitution. That being said, that might mean that the trailers might not be as new, and/or good. We’ll see.

Seven Pounds:

“It’s time.”

Who’s In It?: Will Smith, Rosario Dawson, Woody Harrelson, Barry Pepper, Michael Ealy

What is it?: A man who made a tragic mistake in the past resolves to change the lives of seven strangers.  

Why I’m Interested: I’ve already seen this one in an advanced screening, and already mentioned it in a previous five things. I loved the movie, so I am glad the trailer is finally available to share here on trailer park tuesday.

Watchmen: (newest trailer) **this is not the older trailer from over the summer, it’s new**

“God help us all.”

Who’s In It?: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Malin Akerman, Patrick Wilson, Jackie Earle Haley, Billy Crudup and Matthew Goode

What is it?: Without any hyperbole, the most acclaimed, most influential graphic novel of all time gets the movie treatment.

Why I’m Interested: Holy shit, I can’t wait for this movie.

To watch with the necessary quality, you have to click this link.

Let The Right One In:

“Will you be my girlfriend?”

Who’s In It?: Kåre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson

What is it?: A lonely young boy befriends a young girl who just so happens to be a vampire, adolescent romance and horrifying carnage ensue.

Why I’m Interested: The trailer looks like a sigur rós video gone horribly, horribly, horribly wrong. This figures to be a deeply disturbing film.

The trailers for Twilight look to me like that film will be a lackluster adaptation of, from what I hear, are actually good books. Let The Right One In looks like it will engage fairly similar ground, the relationship between a vampire and a human, albeit a higher quality engagement of a very different tone to be sure.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button:

“We’re almost the same age. We’re meeting in the middle.”

Who’s In It?: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Taraji P. Henson, Tilda Swinton, Julia Ormond,

What is it?: Brad Pitt is Benjamin Button, born an old man, and aging backwards throughout his life. 

Why I’m Interested: A strong cast, the potential for some good storytelling, and what looks to be wonderful amount of imagination is enough to get me to the theater. We’ll have to see whether or not they deliver on the potential.


“Steven Seagal?!?”

“He promised he’d cut off his ponytail.”

Who’s In It?: Jean-Claude Van Damme (yes, you read that right)

What is it?: Jean-Claude Van Damme plays himself, down on his luck, and thus deciding to take hostages at a bank.

Why I’m Interested: Early buzz from those who’ve seen it is that it is actually really good. That leaves me pretty damn curious about the prospect of a guy who was always really more of a joke legitimizing himself by playing himself as, well, a joke.

Gran Torino:

“What was it like to kill a man.”

“You don’t want to know.”

Who’s In It?: Clint Eastwood

What is it?: Clint Eastwood stars as an old man who turns into a vigilante to protect two teens. The result is him going all Dirty Harry on an local gang. 

Why I’m Interested: To be honest, a large part of why I’m curious is because I don’t know what the hell to do with this trailer. Clint Eastwood is a brilliant filmmaker, as looks to be evidenced in his most recent directorial effort, currently in theaters, The Changeling. So, I don’t know how to wrap my brain around what looks like his move into a fairly formulaic vigilante film. Perhaps the trailer doesn’t do a very good job of indicating that this will perhaps engage vigilante films the way Unforgiven engaged westerns. I’m not really excited, and with Clint Eastwood involved, that confuses me.

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