Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Top Ten Movies of 2005

There's still a ton of movies on my "To Watch" list (King Kong, Narnia, The Weather Man, Shopgirl, Elizabethtown, The Producers, War of the Worlds, etc.), so my Top Ten is admittedly quite incomplete. Regardless, here they are:

1. Walk the Line
2. The 40 Year-Old Virgin
3. Wallace & Gromit in the Curse of the Were-Rabbit
4. Batman Begins
5. March of the Penguins
6. Sin City
7. Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
8. Lord of War
9. Wedding Crashers
10. Land of the Dead

Honorable Mentions: Red Eye, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Cinderella Man
Heavyhanded Award: Crash. Racism is bad, mmm-kay?
Best Sci-Fi: Hitch. Kevin James and a cutie? Yeah, right.
Jamie Foxx Award (Best Musician Biopic Performance): Joaquin Phoenix
Delayed Again (Naturally): Strangers With Candy
Best Couple: Vince Vaughn and Isla Fisher, Wedding Crashers (see the dinner table scene)


spydrz said...

Walk the Line was indeed an amazing film. For once, I've seen most of the films on an award list...

Micah said...

And nary a gay cowboy in it!

Even under the horrendous viewing conditions (extreme front row), I was able to see the greatness of the movie. I can only imagine what it'd be like if I saw it from a proper distance. And I still need to get that damn poster.

Anonymous said...

What? No porno flicks? Boo this man!

Micah said...

That's a list for another day.

spydrz said...

I saw it from a proper distance, it was helpful...

Anonymous said...

I agree with the assessment of Walk The Line. I was expecting a disjointed try-to-squeeze-a-whole-life-into-two-hours thing, and I was expected to dislike Joaquin Phoenix--as I usually do. But I thought it was really good. And I was high on Sour Patch Kids at the time.

NB-C said...

Hey Micah! I linked to your blog from Kate the Greats...nice! Haven't seen Walk the Line although it appears I need to for the Oscar buzz surrounding it...Narnia is great. If you read the books like I did as a child it will be everything you hoped it would.

Micah said...

spydrz - My brother saw it again (at a proper distance this time) and said it was nice to know the actors didn't have "jaw gout."

dubin - Friends don't let friends shoot up Sour Patch Kids. Stay off the funny stuff, bud.

nb-c - Thanks for stopping by! Even though I haven't read any of the books, Narnia is on the top of my list.

jasdye said...

sour patch kids?

that's a rip-off of the garbage pail kids, i'll have you know!

Micah said...

Personally, I've never understood the concept of sour candy. Isn't candy supposed to give you a pleasurable sensation?

Nothing will displace Sno-Caps as my movie treat of choice.

jasdye said...

and why isn't halloween celebrated in india?

because they got rid of Ghandi.