Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Films I saw in 2006

I loved:

Children of Men
The Queen
The Descent
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
Casino Royale
Inside Man
The Science of Sleep
Neil Young: Heart of Gold
Lady Vengeance
The Fountain
Inland Empire
X-Men: The Last Stand
Jesus Camp
An Inconvenient Truth
Thank You For Smoking
Snakes on a Plane
Why We Fight

I liked:

Stranger Than Fiction
The Proposition
A Scanner Darkly
Superman Returns
Deja Vu
The Devil Wears Prada
The Illusionist
Miami Vice
The Departed
Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man
Silent Hill
The Omen

I hated:

Blood Diamond
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
The Da Vinci Code
Lady in the Water*
V for Vendetta


*So deliciously bad, it was actually great fun to be aghast at!

Not since a midnight screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show years ago have I experienced such a feeling of community among a movie film audience. Every single misguided turn that Lady in the Water took was met with a chorus of groans, each insipid moment inspired gales of collective guffaws. One of my all-time amazing movie going experiences.


Blogger richard lopez said...

rocky horror picture show is simply flat-out great pulp. a great ride back in the days of midnight screenings.

too bad the audience didn't have the same reaction to the village as they did when you saw lady in the water. at least i'd have had a modicum of enjoyment. would've reminded me of my saturdays, and sundays, spent at the old grindhouse, the star theater, watching hrs and hrs of the cheapest kung fu flicks ever produced.

2:43 AM  
Blogger Dott Comments said...

I think I'm the only self-proclaimed "cool" person who hated (loathed, despised, almost-walked-out) Borat.

3:55 PM  
Blogger cowboyangel said...

I guess I need to get out of the house more. I only saw 2 of these films at the cinema in 2006 - Illusionist and Da Vinci code. I saw 3 others on DVD.

The amazing thing is that I saw well over 100 films in 2006. But they were mostly films from the 1930s and 1940s. Slipping away and back through time . . . Unwilling to participate anymore in my own culture, I guess!

4:50 PM  

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