Saturday, December 27, 2008

UPDATED 2008: A Rundown (so far)

I've added David Fincher's resonant, beautiful, epic masterpiece, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (****), although it's fighting with "The Dark Knight" for the top spot and its placement may change, by the time my top ten is published on Wednesday. On another note, I've ultimately decided not to see "The Spirit" on Monday and will just end my 2008 movie-going experience this weekend. My Year in Review articles are under way. I've also added the other films I've seen since last Friday: "Valkyrie" (***), "Australia" (***), "Yes Man" (***), "Bedtime Stories" (***), and "Seven Pounds" (**1/2).

Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight" (****)
David Fincher's "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (****)
Andrew Stanton's "WALL-E" (****)
Tarsem's "The Fall" (****)
Ben Stiller's "Tropic Thunder" (****)
Clint Eastwood's "Changeling" (****)
Howard & Williams's "Bolt" (****)
Matt Reeves' "Cloverfield" (****)
Stephen Walker's "Young @ Heart" (****)
Timur Bekmambetov's "Wanted" (****)

Jon Favreau's "Iron Man" (****)
Mark Palansky's "Penelope" (****)
Hammer & Tongs' "Son of Rambow" (****)
Steven Spielberg's "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" (****)
Guillermo del Toro's "Hellboy II: The Golden Army" (****)
M. Night Shyamalan's "The Happening" (****)
Hayward and Martino's "Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!" (****)
John Erick Dowdle's "Quarantine" (****)
Chris Carter's "The X-Files: I Want to Believe" (***1/2)
Ira Sachs's "Married Life" (***1/2)

Michel Gondry's "Be Kind Rewind" (***1/2)
David Schwimmer's "Run Fatboy Run" (***1/2)
Osborne and Stevenson's "Kung Fu Panda" (***1/2)
Bryan Singer's "Valkyrie" (***)
Pete Travis' "Vantage Point" (***)
Baz Luhrmann's "Australia" (***)
David Wain's "Role Models" (***)
Fumihiko Sori's "Vexille" (***)
Peyton Reed's "Yes Man" (***)
Andrew Adamson's "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian" (***)

Michael McCullers's "Baby Mama" (***)
Craig Mazin's "Superhero Movie" (***)
Adam Shankman's "Bedtime Stories" (***)
Catherine Hardwicke's "Twilight" (***)
Anne Fletcher's "27 Dresses" (***)
Paul Weiland's "Made of Honor" (***)
Rob Cohen's "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor" (***)
Louis Leterrier's "The Incredible Hulk" (***)
Seth Gordon's "Four Christmases" (***)
Peter Segal's "Get Smart" (***)

Patricia Rozema's "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl" (***)
Marco Schnabel's "The Love Guru" (***)
Eric Brevig's "Journey to the Center of the Earth" (***)
Gabriele Muccino's "Seven Pounds" (**1/2)
Oliver Stone's "W." (**1/2)
Moreau and Palud's "The Eye" (**1/2)
Marc Forster's "Quantum of Solace" (**)
Peter Berg's "Hancock" (**)
Doug Liman's "Jumper" (**)
Scott Derrickson's "The Day the Earth Stood Still" (**)

Bryan Bertino's "The Strangers" (**)
Brian Robbins's "Meet Dave" (**)
Eric Valette's "One Missed Call" (*1/2)
Andy Tennant's "Fool's Gold" (*)
Roland Emmerich's "10,000 B.C." (*)
The Wachowskis' "Speed Racer" (*)
Kirk De Micco's "Space Chimps" (1/2*)
Friedberg and Seltzer's "Meet the Spartans" (1/2*)
Dennis Dugan's "You Don't Mess with the Zohan" (1/2*)
Uwe Boll's "In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale" (zero)

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