Friday, December 30, 2005

Movie year

Time to look back on the year and pick the "best of" things. These are the 2005 movies that we saw, all in the theatre unless indicated. At the bottom of my enjoyment list would be (in no particular order): Constantine, Revenge of the Sith, Robots, Crash, and Chronicles of Narnia.

It looks like Brokeback Mountain is headed for a Best Picture Oscar, and I would not disagree with that. It would probably be my pick too. I thought that most of these were very good (I don't go and see stuff that I think will be bad, so that eliminates a lot stinkers that would be on the list).

Action/Adventure/Sci-Fi
My favorites were Serenity, King Kong, War of the Worlds and Sin City. We went to the Sin City Austin Premiere (my pics from that event) at the Paramount with Robert Rodriguez and some of the stars, so that made it extra special as an experience. He taped the audience watching the Premiere and has used it on an alternate audio track on the latest DVD release, so we need to track that down.

Drama
Syriana, Walk the Line and Good Night and Good Luck are my picks (and the already mentioned Brokeback Mountain)

March of the Penguins is great. Our only documentary on the list.

Comedy and/or Animation
Wallace & Grommit, Madagascar, and Mr. & Mrs. Smith.

Liked much better than most of the critics did:
The Island and Kingdom of Heaven

Here's a list of all the 2005 movies. I'm sure it's not 100% complete, but still pretty good, so it might help you make your own list. You can also use IMDB for a more complete list. I didn't do that, there's too much there!

This is ours, in alpha order. These are just movies released in 2005. I'm sure I've left something off:

Batman Begins
Brokeback Mountain
Charlie & The Chocolate Factory
The Chronicles Of Narnia - LW&W
Constantine**
The Corpse Bride
Crash**
Good Night And Good Luck.
Harry Potter & The Goblet Of Fire
Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy
The Interpreter
The Island
King Kong
Kingdom Of Heaven
Madagascar**
March Of The Penguins
Mr. & Mrs. Smith**
Robots**
Serenity*
Sin City
Star Wars - Revenge Of The Sith*
Syriana
Walk The Line
Wallace & Grommit - Curse Of The Were-Rabbit
War Of The Worlds*

*saw more than once in the theatre
**saw on DVD

3 comments:

Jeen Lilly said...

here's a site that is an extreme vortex of time dialation:
Movie Mistakes of 2005
pack a lunch and arrange to have beverages placed at your elbow.

(lumplike) Lilly

Ptelea said...

Jax seems to be reading your post on movies - does he like to watch or does he like to block?

Blueberry said...

JL: Revenge of the Sith with 147 mistakes? That deserves a prize!

ptelea: He does both! We watched "The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill" and he was loving those hawks, he actually tried to get one, then figured out it wasn't real, got bored and left. That movie is really good cat TV.