I'm a little late this year with my annual list, a list that started way, way back in 1995! But here we go -- this year I'm breaking it into two parts -- movies that we went to the theatre to see, and movies that I ended up catching either on DVD/Cable/PPV.
Top Movies We Saw in the Movie Theatre in 2009:
5. Up in the Air
3. The Informant!
1. The Hangover
Top Movies We Caught on DVD/Cable/PPV in 2009:
4. I Love You, Man
3. The International
2. Inglorious Basterds
1. Star Trek
Some notes: Moon was an outstanding sci-fi flick starring the always under-rated and always watchable Sam Rockwell and directed by David Bowie's son (!)...Loved most of The Informant! and can't wait to see it again...I enjoyed Up in the Air and Duplicity far more than my lovely bride did, hence their lower scores...and both of us loved The Hangover...I think I've developed a slight man-crush on Clive Owen -- having watched over and over again Children of Men, Shoot 'Em Up, The Croupier...I watched Watchmen on PPV in a hotel somewhere in the mid-west and have since watched it a few times on cable...My lovely bride and I caught up with The International on cable...I watched Inglorious Basterds solo on PPV and still haven't told my lovely bride but I do not think it is her cup of tea...Watched Star Trek on iTunes (!), then went out and bought the DVD the next day -- I'm sorry we didn't get to see in the theatre, but I was hesitant all summer due to my long-time Shatner fan status. I was tremendously impressed, and my lovely bride enjoyed it too...You can't pay me enough to see Avatar. The last good movie James Cameron did was True Lies.
Movies coming up that we want to see include: Hot Tub Time Machine and Cop Out.
Monday, February 22, 2010
A good friend of mine from my professional circles has written an outstanding article, "Why it is Time for McNabb to Move On," that he posted recently on "Bleeding Green Nation." You can read the whole article -- and you should -- by clicking here. My friend makes the case far better than I ever could -- and I completely agree with him. Maybe someday I'll be able to root for the Eagles again. Until that day -- I'll always have my Phillies. And my Wildcats.