What better way to renew this blog?
Two points I'd like to make:
(1) The chick flicks are my girlfriend's fault.
(2) I used to go to the movies a lot more than I do now.
With that said, here are my categorical rankings of the movies I've seen*Best of the BestThe Dark Knight
Bale was good, Ledger was better. Gyllenhaal was terrible, but better than Holmes (and I'm guessing it wasn't the worst perfromance of the year from that family).Potential Oscar Buzz?Changeling
It's Eastwood; it's glum; it's got everyone's favorite celebrity couple actress.Just Sit Back and EnjoyIron ManIn BrugesQuantum of SolaceCharlie Bartlett
A superhero, two Irish hitmen, James Bond, and Max Fischer-meets-Ferris Bueller. Movies don't always have to be "films," right?Not as Pretentious as You Might ThinkSmart People
The characters, however, define pretense.Sequels That Mar Their Predecessors' LegacyHarold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo BayIndiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal SkullStarship Troopers: Marauders
Harold and Kumar was at least funny. Indy should have opted to kick it on a beach somewhere with a Holy Grail full of pina coladas. And I'm slightly embarrassed to admit I NetFlixed the last one.Nothing in Common Except They Were Terrible21Cassandra's Dream
Granted, the latter had no chance. Woody Allen movies are predisposed to be "ho hum," and what are the odds that Colin Farrell appears in two good movies in the same year?Because I Love my GirlfriendDefinitely, MaybeBaby MamaWhat Happens in VegasSex and the City
Yeah, come take my man card, tough guy.
*I'm using wide release dates as the qualification for "2008 Movies"