Wednesday, January 03, 2007

list

I checked a list of 2006 releases and compiled a top ten. Man, Marie Antionette was such a flop! It only made 15 million bucks. I was sad to see that Science of Sleep only made 4 and a half million, I hope they keep letting Gondry make movies. His next one stars Jack Black (barf) so it will probably make more. Here it is. I saw about 30 movies in the theater this year:

1)Cache
2)The departed
3)The science of sleep
4)Jackass 2
5)The descent
6)Little miss sunshine
7)United 93
8)The prestige
9)The black dahlia
10)The Devil and Daniel Johnston

As for records, that's too hard because I can't look at some master list of releases and I know I'm going to forget shit. The Life Pursuit is probably the most classic album to come out this year for me, but Ys is also the bomb. Turner Cody is the best newcomer and I can't wait to see him live. I like the White Magic album but it's a little monotonous. Bitter Tea from the Fiery Furnaces is good but I don't really listen to it. Ok, yeah I'm blathering on now.

24 comments:

beckler said...

I walked out on two movies this year, The Hills Have Eyes (couldn't take it) and Lady In The Water (worst movie evs)

Anonymous said...

The Black Dalhia? Really? For Your Consideration was better than that.

Charles

Anonymous said...

Volver!!!

-michele

beckler said...

I just farted and my fart was better than for your consideration. but thanks for the comment, i thought no one was gonna say anything.

beckler said...

just kidding, i don't really ever fart

beckler said...

volver is still not playing in sac.

DB said...

I cast my vote for "Johnny English".

Anonymous said...

Oh really? That's crazy. Well, it'll make its way to the top of your list when it does, at the very least because of PC's cross-laden cleavage. I loved it.

And I agree about For Your Consideration...WEAK!

-michele

beckler said...

johnny english as best film? i do love me some bumbling mr. bean. c'mon, DB, surely you have a fully fleshed out and annotated best-of list

DB said...

I'll work on it.

Stephen Glass said...

Someone besides me saw "United 93?" Everyone I knew was being too much of a wuss to go.

Jake said...

I saw "Children of Men" on New Year's Eve. It's definitely my favorite movie of 2006, and probably of 2005 also, though I can't off the top of my head think of what movies I saw in 2005.

beckler said...

really? i'll see it then. i like the preview but i've seen it so many times (it seems to precede every movie i've seen in the last year) that i kind of spaced on actually seeing the movie. i'm seeing rocky balboa tonight and i can't wait!

Anonymous said...

Dudes, For Your Condiseration is the best thing they have done since Waiting for Guffman! They actually wrote a script! It shows how weak there improv style was on Mighty Wind and Best in Show. True, it wasn't that great of a movie but my original point was how the Black Daliha shouldn't be in anyone's top ten. I would link to Dan Barnes' review of the Black Daliha but that pussy gave up the movie reviewing bizz. The Black Daliha was too long, had like too many femme fatal characters and it's plot was too convoluted. Am the only one who thinks this? I had a good time watching it, but then again, I just saw Night at the Museum and have deemed it "agreeable".


Charles

PS. Johnny English is STILL better than AltRock-Heroin-MTV-marketed peice of crap Trainspotting. Deal with it Barnes.

PPS. I just saw Deconstructing Harry for the first time. I think I might be working on a Woody Allen kick...any suggestions from you Woddy fans out there...Michelle?

beckler said...

I read a thing with Eugene Levy (I know, why?) that said they made FYC the same way they made all the other ones. Are you saying you like FYC more than Best In Show? The reason Black Dahlia was in my top ten is because I saw about 30 movies last year, so about a third of them were going into that list, and I enjoyed it because I like De Palma's style in general, it's fun and trashy. It's not even close to touching my all time top 100 or anything. By the way, what the hell is up with Mission to Mars, can anyone tell me?

Anonymous said...

I had heard, and it seemed like from watching it, they had a more of a written out script than the previous movies. I could be wrong. Really, I laughed more at this one than the previous two. Honestly, I liked all his movies. However, when I go back to watch them I realized my enthusiasm for the characters, I think, alters my perception of the movie and I try to hard to find parts of the movie funny. Does anyone feel the same?

Charles

Anonymous said...

I think sucking was what was up with Mission To Mars.

-miller

alice said...

charles,

i got your back on the black dahlia. i couldn't stand it.

alice

DB said...

I didn't get out of the movie reviewing business, I got into it. No more pro bono shit. OK, maybe one more:

Top 10 of 2006

1) The Devil and Daniel Johnston
2) The Prestige
3) The Departed
4) Why We Fight
5) United 93
6) Borat
7) The Proposition
8) The Death of Mr. Lazaresu
9) Talladega Nights (if only for the line, "I spread my buttcheeks as Mike Honcho.")
10) District B13

Or something like that. Keep in mind I missed out on a lot of the well-reviewed movies of the year, and there are still a few 2006 releases that haven't made it to Sacramento (e.g., Volver, Children of Men, Little Children, etc.)

beckler said...

interesting that you pick a documentary as best film. i tend to regard documentaries as a different animal. i can't imagine ever picking one for best of the year. glad to see we agreed on 4 of these movies deserving a spot on the top 10. i didn't see borat, why we fight, the proposition, or the death of mr lazaresu

DB said...

I tend to separate them as well, but there was no doubt that was the best and most exciting film I saw all year. How did you miss "Borat"?

DB said...

I almost forgot about my least favorite movies of the year: I would call it a tie between "Scoop" and "Basic Instinct 2".

beckler said...

what about turd in the water? i missed borat cuz i had read and heard so much about it that by the time it came out i didn't want to see it anymore.

DB said...

"Basic Instinct" gets the nod because it failed to meet the expectations I would have for a made-for-Showtime movie playing at 2:35 a.m. (e.g., the occasional tit). "Scoop" gets the nod because it once again had we wondering if, as a died-in-the-wool Woody fan, I might be happier if Woody would just pass away - it would at least save me the obligation of going to see every one of his movies. "Lady in the Water" was a travesty, but wishing for M. Night Shyamalan's death is nothing new to me.