Favorite films of 2009?


(klinteastwood) #1

im up really early and im bored as hell…just wondering what everyones fave films were from the past year

i’ll start…granted i didnt see everything i wanted to

  1. Inglourious Basterds (pure Tarantino goodness)
  2. Star Trek (the best summer popcorn movie)
  3. The Hurt Locker (so gritty and real, most tense film all year)
  4. District 9
  5. Funny People (yes, i thought it was funny)
  6. Up
  7. The Watchmen
  8. Drag Me To Hell (best ending of the year, the look on Justin Longs face is haunting)
  9. I Love You Man
  10. Where the Wild Things Are

still need to see The Road, The Fantastic Mr. Fox, Avatar

disappointments this past year: GI Joe Rise of Cobra (god it was awful), Public Enemies (not as good as I hoped)

what about yall?


(Frank Talby) #2

I like your list Klint…

My favorites of 09 are:

  1. Watchmen - great to see the novel get the proper treatment it deserves and I cannot wait to see the Ultimate Cut on DVD. Jackie Earle Haley deserves an best supporting actor nomination.
  2. Inglourious Basterds - I think this may be Tarantino’s best movie. Every character/actor was first rate and the violent ending was 100% QT
  3. Star Trek - finally a great Star Trek movie. I’ll be honest most of the movies had been garbage and it’s great to have a new one that does not re-hash actors from tired TV series. Simon Pegg was great as Scottie.
  4. Funny People - caught this on demand and yes it was very good and funny in parts. Excellent stuff.
  5. Up - excellent little movie and it was a total mistake we saw it and glad we did.
  6. Where the Wild Things Are - perfect movie about innocence and top notch monster FX.

that is all that makes my list as I don’t see that many current movies.


(Col. Douglas Mortimer) #3

Wow, I hated Star Trek. The whole “alternate universe” thing just ruined the entire franchise for me.


(Frank Talby) #4

I am not a Trekkie and it was nice to see something new and different in what I considered to be a stale and out of touch series.


(Spaghetti Monkey) #5

I should have a list for this in about 2-3 years. ;D


(Col. Douglas Mortimer) #6

Yeah I guess thats the thing about franchise movies. Some trekkies like me will hate it while mainstreamers will love it. The upcoming sherlock holmes seems to be the same deal. Purists cringe. The rest of the world rejoices.


(Silence) #7

Not alone then ;D.


(Frank Talby) #8

I guess so. I thought the ST series was dull and the NG crew never really did it for me. They were very 1-D in my opinion. I like the fact they made a movie not using actors from current or recent shows. To be quite honest they’re not that good.


(Starblack) #9

I hear that.


(autephex) #10

That movie looks like a total piece of shit


(ENNIOO) #11

Yes !..will have to join the club :wink: .


(chuck connors brother) #12

Gran Torino
District 9
Watchmen
Knowing
Inglorious Basterds
A Serious Man
Zack & Miri Make a Porno
Observe and Report
Funny People


(scherpschutter) #13

These are the best film experiences of the year :

London River (Rachid Bouchareb)
Two older people, one a British woman, one an African man, the first a christian, the other a muslim, are loking for their children in the days after a terrorist attack. She is afraid her daughter was a victim, he is afraid his son was a perpetrator. Then they find out the two knew each other.

Defiance (Edward Zwick)
The question is often asked why the Jews didn’t fight back. Well, some did, this films shows them.
Zwick’s best film so far and Bond in 007+ form

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (Mark Herman)
If you think all has already been said about the holocaust, watch this movie

Verlengd weekend (Hans Herbots)
A Belgian comedy drama from 2005, but I only picked it up a few days ago.
Great film, try to find an English friendly copy

Run Man Run (Sergio Sollima)
It took me some forty years to get there. It was worth all the trouble


(Silence) #14

Think he meant films made in 2009.


(scherpschutter) #15

Maybe, but these are films watched (by me) in 2009


(Spaghetti Monkey) #16

My kind’a list ;D


(Frank Talby) #17

I will add the original Inglorious Bastards to what Sherp said. It is one of the best movies I saw this year even though it is 30 years old.


(Silence) #18

That’s the kind of list I should make too!


(Søren) #19

That’s called going off-topic :wink:

If someone made a “Favorite actors of Italy” thread you would also only mention actors seen (by you) while visiting Italy… That is, not necessarily Italians :stuck_out_tongue:

Not that such a list couldn’t be interesting and the movie thread certainly could…


(Frank Talby) #20

:smiley: I like that one Søren that had me crack up early this morning.