Saturday, June 19, 2010

2005 in Film

2005 was a tough year in film. A lot of promising stories and ideas were disappointments. Some that were initially disappointing, like War of the Worlds, have gotten better with time and perspective. Even the best of the bets could have been so much more. The top six on this list here, though, are still truly great:

(Updated)

Top 10 Personal Movies of 2005
1. Batman Begins
2. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe
3. Brick
4. Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Wererabbit
5. Munich
6. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
7. Serenity
8. The Brothers Grimm
9. Nanny McPhee

10. War of the Worlds

Bottom Personal 5 Movies of 2005, The Biggest Disappointments
1. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
2. Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
3. King Kong
4. The Fantastic Four
5. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Top Movies I Still Need To See or Revisit
1. Oliver Twist
2. Kingdom of Heaven
3. Good Night and Good Luck
4. Angel A
5. The Corpse Bride

4 comments:

  1. I recall 2005 being one of the better movie years of the decade, actually. Here's a few of the year's better movies, that I highly recommend:

    A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE
    CAPOTE
    WALK THE LINE
    HUSTLE & FLOW
    MUNICH
    CINDERELLA MAN
    THE CONSTANT GARDENER
    JUNEBUG
    THE SQUID & THE WHALE
    MURDERBALL
    SIN CITY

    Lots of good movies there. I especially recommend "A History of Violence," "Munich," and "Capote."

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  2. I need to catch up with Serenity. I am a fan of Buffy, but haven't had the time to get into Serenity...either the series or the movie.

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  3. Sacrilege! I like Buffy too, but Firefly and Serenity were Whedon's best work by far.

    Luckily for your sake Firefly is on Hulu, but you'll have to wait a couple weeks to watch the the episodes in order (they have five episodes available at a time, with a new one posted each Monday, and they are currently two away from the end of the season). I think the pilot should be available on the 26th:

    http://www.hulu.com/firefly

    You'll enjoy Serenity a lot more if you wait to watch it until after watching the series.

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