Sunday, October 19, 2014

Movies by year: 2007

So 2007 was a mixed bag - Stephen King gave us both the underrated 1408 and The Mist, Neil Gaiman brought us the delightful Stardust and the violent CGI Beowulf, the sun got jump-started in Sunshine, torsos glistened in 300, and it was goodies versus baddies in Hot Fuzz and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. With all that seriousness (yes even Hot Fuzz), I needed a break with a good laugh.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Movies by year: 2006

2006. NASA sent New Horizons to Pluto, and later that year it was demoted to a dwarf planet. The baiji dolphin's deafening, blind existence ended as the species finally hits extinction. A little site called Twitter launched. And I saw a ton of movies.

Bond returned with a new face in Casino Royale. My heart pounded through The Descent. The Fountain was gorgeous and made us all scratch our heads. The Illusionist and The Prestige competed for saddest magician ever. Night Watch was a ridiculously stylish film.

And then there was...

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Movies by year: 2005

(Be a leaf on the wind and avoid the spoilers below!)

2005 had some great movies that everyone heard of (Batman Begins, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, War Of The Worlds, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire), some long-awaited but not universally well-received ones (Constantine, The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, Sin City, V For Vendetta) and some really interesting ones from out of left-field (Brick, The Matador). But there was really no question about what film I would choose to talk about for this year: