Monday, January 25, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
Okay, so the JETS lost but Jeff Bridges won a SAG award. Brett Favre threw an interception, but Inglorious Basterds walked away with the best ensemble cast... And then this Conan monstrosity. If anyone should be on late night it should be my man Conan. Much love to Letterman and Kimmel, my boy Jimmy Fallon (yes I like him, A LOT)and I get the Leno thing, he's safe. But Conan is the late night king and it just won't be the same without him. I have a feeling he won't be gone for long...7 months maybe! With all that said my weekend was kind of a drag dude. Ya win some you lose some I guess. Now one could only assume I was dreading my Monday, And I damn sure was. But I persevered and made it through the day. As I made my way down 14th street to my favorite video store I had no idea what I was gonna rent, I just knew I had to rent something... So to take my mind off all this pop culture tomfoolery I snatched up a couple of flicks, included was some oldies but goodies, Sex And The City Season 5. Disc 1 and the awful looking Gerard Butler action extravaganza futuristic CGI heavy "Gamer". Let me be the first to tell you if you've ever had your heart broken by your favorite football team, and then stomped on by the network execs at NBC and then picked up and ripped right back apart by watching your favorite Quarterback maybe seal his career with (another) interception, I'd say this movie is right up your alley. What Gerard Butler and the amazing Michael C. Hall and the rest of the awesome cast did for me was provide me with 95 minutes of absolute fun. For that time I had no problems in the world, and that's why I love movies. And that is why I say thank you to the awful but extremely entertaining Gamer. Truthfully I shouldn't waste this much time writing about this movie but I am...because it deserves it! So now, without further ado, I present the Top Ten of 09... Damn this list is late...
#10. District 9
This movie was unbelievably original in every way. When concept and follow through combine to make near perfection.
#9 Where The Wild Things Are
I told all my friends I wanted this movie to remind me what it was like to be a kid and have the biggest imagination. As I walked home from this film in the pouring rain, with tears streaming down my face I felt exactly that and much more. Hats off to Spike Jonze, once again.
#8. Two Lovers
Two words: JOAQUIN PHOENIX!!!
#7. Bad Lieutenant: Port Of Call New Orleans.
Nicolas Cage is the biggest mystery to me. This guy will drop the worst movie one year (Bangkok Dangerous) and then one of the best the next. His acting in this Werner Herzog gem is absolutely outstanding. I don't think I'll ever get it...call me naive, but I just don't understand this guy. I love you Nick Cage.
#6. Big Fan
See this movie! Patton Oswalt of Ratatouille fame stars in the directorial debut of
Robert Siegel (this dude wrote the shit outta The Wrestler) and boy is Patton awesome. Find it, watch it!
#5. The Hangover
What can I say, I'll be quoting this movie with my peoples forever. It's an instant classic. It deserves a spot on the list.
#4. Up In The Air
It's George Clooney in one of his best roles. When George Clooney does his Clooney thing I eat that shit up. Dare I say that the super talented Anna Kendrick might actually steal this movie??? Props to Vera Farmiga and Jason Reitman too.
#3. Funny People
Judd Apatow strikes again! I absolutely loved this movie. Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen really got it down in this one. How awesome is the rest of this cast too...I praise you Eric Bana!
#2. The Hurt Locker
There have been countless Iraqi war movies. Some good, some overly dramatic but never has one come nearly this close to GREAT. This movie pins you down to your seat for the entire film. It's an extremely intense look at our soldiers lives and the sacrifices these men and women make for their country. Jeremy Renner and Anthony Mackie are two of Hollywood's most underrated actors. It's been a long time coming for Mr. Renner but I think he'll be in a lot more after a performance like this, and rightfully so. Thank you to Director Kathryn Bigalow. I walked out of this film seeing things a whole lot different.
The #1 MOVIE OF THE YEAR...
Quentin Tarantino is a genius. This is a perfect movie. Epic and amazing on every level. Brad Pitt, Christoph Walz (he'll certainly be used in many American movies after this oscar worthy performance) The gorgeous Mélanie Laurent, The about to be HUGE Michael Fassbender, Daniel Brühl, Diane Kruger and my man Eli Roth tear it up. I LOVED every second of this movie!
So there you have it...sorry it took so long! Back soon to blog about what movie not to take a date on. I have a feeling I'm gonna find out shortly. Later-
Posted by Ben at 10:24 PM