Thursday, December 10, 2009

Paige's Favorite Movies of 2009!

There are only about 3 more weeks left in 2009 and I think it's been a great year for entertainment. I will, of course, be posting my annual list of Wins and Fails after the New Years. But, before I make my final deliberations, I thought I would take the time to recognize some of my favorite movies, because there's just a little too much Win for one list alone.

I know that there are some amazing films that didn't make the list, but I wanted to pick my personal favorites. Enjoy!

In Order of Release Date:


I was surprised how much I enjoyed this movie. Don't get me wrong, I like The Nightmare Before Christmas as much as anyone else, but I'm not a crazy fangirl. The story was creative and touching, and it was visually stunning. Not to mention the music, artfully composed by They Might Be Giants. I was an instant fan.

Star Trek

And not just because Zachary Quinto is fi-i-i-ine! I mean look, he's not even in that picture. I really appreciated that J.J. Abrams was able to make a movie that average moviegoers and Trekkies can enjoy... sorry, Trekkers. Just give it up guys, neither one sounds good.

Inglourious Basterds

Like I haven't talked about this movie enough already, I'll condense it's appeal into 5 words for the uninitiated. Killing Nazis With Baseball Bats. 'Nuff Said.

Whip It

Long story short... I TOTALLY WANT TO BE A HURL SCOUT! This movie made me laugh and cry, it was quirky and fun, all around I just totally enjoyed it. I highly recommend that everyone watch it if you get a chance.

Pirate Radio

This movie had literally all of my favorite British People in it, except Simon Pegg and Hugh Laurie. Not to mention that the soundtrack is AMAZING! There is more music in this movie than Across the Universe, and it's all original versions. My sister Erin and I alternated between laughing and dancing in the theater, it was a great Movie experience!

Ninja Assassin

I had literally no expectations for this movie. I figured all I would get was a Bloodbath. Don't get me wrong... it was a bloodbath, and by blood bath I mean that each person emitted enough blood to fill a bathtub when killed. It takes some serious Kung Fu to out bloody the Crazy 88's scene in Kill Bill and Ninja Assassin did it within the first 10 minutes. Say what you want, but I liked it.

Now, there are some reportedly awesome films that I haven't seen yet that might make this list, I'll review each separately. Ones I haven't seen yet are...

Black Dynamite
New York, I Love You
Where the Wild Things Are
Fantastic Mr. Fox (I have it on good authority that it is indeed fantastic)
Up in the Air
Lovely Bones
The Road

The list never ends.

Until next time,

1 comment:

  1. Loved Star Trek and Coraline both. Especially agree on the song that the Other Father sings about Coraline (which is when it clicked for me that it was They Might Be Giants).

    Up, however...SOOOOOOOOOOO friggin' sad at the beginning!!!!!!!! OMGZ! (and I do not omgz lightly, I'll have you know) Nice tale throughout, and maybe I was feeling especially feeling-y that evening or whatever, but I'm a guy who has never been married and even I got a little choked up when (spoiler). Still a good flick, though