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Friday, February 23, 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
Posted by Rob Bernard at 10:58 AM in Movies
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 17Date Movie
March 10Failure to Launch
March 17V for Vendetta
March 17Thank You For Smoking
March 24Lonesome Jim
March 24Inside Man
March 31Brick
April 7Lucky Number Slevin
April 28United 93
May 5Mission: Impossible III
May 19Over the Hedge
May 19The Da Vinci Code
May 26X-Men: The Last Stand
June 2The Break Up
June 9Cars
June 16The Lake House
June 23Click
June 28Superman Returns
July 7A Scanner Darkly
July 7Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
July 21Monster House
July 21Clerks II
July 26Little Miss Sunshine
July 28Scoop
August 4Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
August 11Pulse
August 11Half Nelson
August 18The Illusionist
September 15Jesus Camp
September 15The Last Kiss
September 30The Queen
October 6The Departed
October 6Employee of the Month
October 20Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas 3D
October 20The Prestige
October 27Babel
November 3Borat
November 3Volver
November 10Stranger Than Fiction
November 17Casino Royale
November 22Tenacious D in: The Pick of Destiny
December 1The Nativity Story
December 8Blood Diamond
December 8Apocalypto
December 15Dreamgirls
December 15The Pursuit of Happyness
December 20Letters from Iwo Jima
December 20Rocky Balboa
December 25Children of Men
December 29Pan'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.
Posted by Rob Bernard at 10:49 AM in Movies



Sunday, February 18, 2007
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.

Posted by Rob Bernard at 1:51 AM in Movies



 
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