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Well awards season is going full steam ahead. I'm curious what are your top 5 favorite movies of 2009. Please I'm not asking who you think will win best picture, actor, etc. Just your top 5 and why you liked them. Thanks....
The Hangover - Vegas based and really funny. I like almost anything about Vegas, but this was a really funny movie.
Inglorious Basterds- Pulp Fiction is my favorite movie of all time and I thought this was the closest Tarantino has come to that. Love Pitt's line about the nazi killing business, and brother, business is booming. Christopher Waltz is a mortal lock to win best supporting actor for his role as the bad German. I thought he was as good as Javier Bardem in No Country for Old Men and that's high praise in my book.
An Education - Kind of a creepy storyline, but the girl (Carey Mulligan) that starred in that is going to be heard from. I thought she was great. She's going to be in Wall Street 2 in 2010 though I don't know how big of a role.
Up in the Air - Was expecting more from this, but I still thought it was good. I like Clooney movies and this one was filmed in St Louis so it was interesting to see familiar places in a movie. Not a big thing for you Cali people, but pretty neat for us backward Midwesterners.
Blind Side - Sandra Bullock looked good, football storyline, lot of SEC references and a very good story that was mostly true.
Of the 5 above, my wife would probably agree about all but Basterds, she wouldn't see it nor would she have liked it. I can't imagine anyone not liking The Hangover and Blind Side. An Education was pretty artsy and Up in the Air was good but not great, wife was somewhat disappointed with all the hype.
"I'm Winston Wolf. I solve problems."
1. Hurt Locker - Best war movie ever
2. Julie/Julia - Meryl Streep IS Julia Child
3. Avatar - Most visually impressive film ever, although the story is a rip-off
4. Precious - Acting at it's best, difficult to watch
5. Hangover - I laughed more than I thought I would at a movie aimed at 18 year old boys
5a. 500 Days of Summer - Clever how they moved back/forth thru time
5b. An Education - good acting, good story, kinda creepy like Bob said.
Avatar: FuPeg, acting like...well, FuPeg
Hangover. seen it in the theatre though it was great and ended up buying it with all the unseen clips. fits well with my sick sense of humor.
Proposal. chick flick but i laughed enough and enjoyed it too.
Sherlock Holmes seen it on X-Mas day . well made and enjoyable
Up. pretty good.wifes fav of 2009
Avatar. loved all the special effects in 3-d. was a little long. I probably could of used another box of popcorn.
Last edited by LuckyDuck on Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:46 am, edited 1 time in total.
I agree with a lot of what's already been mentioned, especially 'Basterds. However, I don't see listed the one movie I had the most fun at this year - It's Complicated. Usually, I run the opposite direction from these type of "mature" rom-coms, but I really liked this one. Perhaps it was due to my lowered expectations, but I'd certainly rank it higher than Up in the Air. The acting was stellar and the casting was perfect. All done with a very light touch.
Biggest Disappointment: District Nine. Whenever they had the chance to do anything even resembling character development, they chose to Blow something up instead. This one could have been so much more, but I have a feeling the real movie ended up on the cutting room floor.
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