Top Ten 2009
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MUSIC - FILM
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End of year awards

FILM
first, some thoughts:

  • probably a better year in film than last year. watched 100 movies that were released this year and over that number in the theater.
  • house work hampered movie watching in general which is a big part of the reason that i barely met the 300 movie goal. it's also the reason that i didn't watch a lot of older movies. getting out to the theater was a welcome respite from the house work.
  • nothing that really jumps out as an oscar favorite this year and with the increased number of nominations it'll likely be an especially difficult year for the prognosticators.

  • Best:
    click on title for original review
    10. Orphan
    9. Zombieland
    8. Precious
    7. Road
    6. Inglourious Basterds
    5. Bruno
    4. Star Trek
    3a. Away We Go
    3b. Tyson (technically released in 2008 for Cannes film festival)
    2. Hangover
    1. (500) Days Of Summer
     

    Meryl's Picks in GREEN
    10. I Love You, Man
    9. An Education
    8. Messenger
    7. Brothers
    6. Blind Side
    5. Good Hair
    4. Up!
    3. Away We Go
    2. (500) Days Of Summer
    1. Hangover

    Dad's Picks:
    HURT LOCKER
    WHITE RIBBON
    INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS
    A SERIOUS MAN
    DISTRICT 9
    HOUSE OF THE DEVIL
    PARANORMAL ACTIVITY
    AN EDUCATION
    PUBLIC ENEMIES
    CORALINE
    honorable mention:
    ANTICHRIST
    BRONSON (2008)
    TYSON (2008)
    FANTASTIC MR FOX
    SIN NOMBRE
    BAADER MEINHOFF COMPLEX (2008)
    STAR TREK
    A SINGLE MAN

    Worst:
    click on title for original review
    5. Did You Hear About The Morgans
    4. Time Traveler's Wife
    3. Confessions Of A Shopaholic
    2. Old Dogs
    1. Twilight: New Moon

    5. Confessions Of A Shopaholic
    4. Time Traveler's Wife
    3. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
    2. Old Dogs
    1. Twilight: New Moon

    AWARDS
    Best Actor
    Christoph Waltz - Inglourious Basterds
    Joseph Gordon-Levitt - (500) Days Of Summer

    Best Actress
    Sandra Bullock - Blind Side
    Sandra Bullock - Blind Side

    Best Supporting Actor
    Zach Galifianakis - Hangover
    Zach Galifianakis - Hangover

    Best Supporting Actress
    Mo'Nique - Precious
    Mo'Nique - Precious

    Best Screenplay (Original/Adapted)
    Adapted:
    Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman - Star Trek
    John Lee Hancock - Blind Side

    Original:
    Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber - (500) Days Of Summer
    Diablo Cody - Jennifer's Body

    Best Director
    Marc Webb - (500) Days Of Summer
    Oren Moveman - The Messenger

    Best Cinematography
    Road
    Road

    Best Ensemble Cast
    Star Trek
    Hangover

    of the following: (* indicates that meryl didn't see it)
    Paul Blart: Mall Cop
    Notorious
    He's Just Not That Into You
    International
    Friday The 13th *
    Confessions Of A Shopaholic
    Watchmen
    I Love You, Man
    Knowing
    Last House On The Left *
    Haunting In Connecticut *
    Adventureland
    12 Rounds
    Fast And Furious
    Duplicity
    Crank: High Voltage
    Observe And Report
    Sin Nombre
    Fighting
    Obsessed
    State Of Play
    Soloist
    X-Men Origins: Wolverine
    Next Day Air
    Terminator Salvation
    Dance Flick
    Night At The Museum: Battle Of The Smithsonian
    Star Trek
    Hangover
    Land Of The Lost
    Drag Me To Hell
    Proposal
    Taking Of Pelham 123
    Up
    Year One
    Moon
    Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen
    Hangover
    Away We Go
    My Sister's Keeper
    Public Enemies
    Bruno
    I Love You Beth Cooper
    Whatever Works
    Orphan
    Hurt Locker
    (500) Days Of Summer
    Funny People
    Ugly Truth
    Julie & Julia
    Perfect Getaway
    In The Loop
    Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard
    District 9
    G.I. Joe: Rise Of Cobra
    Inglourious Basterds
    Paper Heart
    Final Destination 4
    Extract
    Taking Woodstock
    Time Traveler's Wife
    Whiteout
    I Love You, Man
    Jennifer's Body
    Surrogates
    Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs
    Gamer
    Capitalism: A Love Story
    Informant!
    Zombieland
    Couples Retreat
    Messenger
    Whip It
    Stepfather
    Law Abiding Citizen
    Halloween 2 *
    A Serious Man
    Invention Of Lying
    Men Who Stare At Goats
    Box
    Saw VI *
    Where The Wild Things Are
    2012
    Pirate Radio
    Planet 51
    Blind Side
    Twilight Saga: New Moon
    Precious
    Old Dogs
    Everybody's Fine
    Armored
    Brothers
    Christmas Carol
    Up In The Air
    An Education
    Road
    Did You Hear About The Morgans?
    Fantastic Mr. Fox
    Avatar
    It's Complicated
     

    Meryl saw, but i didn't:
    Good Hair
    September Issue
     

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