Movie Roundup: Snowed In Edition


I’ve been trapped in the house with a shockingly small amount of Diet Coke for most of the last week. But I’ll be working for most of the rest of the year, regardless of the weather. Ideally, this would be the time when I’d be posting my best of 2008 list. Unfortunately, I’ve managed to see hardly any of the big end of the year movies (Milk, Slumdog Millionaire, Australia, Marley & Me, etc), so a list at this point would be pretty pointless. Look for that sometime around Oscar season.

In the meantime, here’s what I’ve seen over the last several weeks, and where they rank on their respective Movies Of The Year lists.

Muhammed Ali, The Greatest: 6, 1969
The Haunting: 14, 1963
Mystery Of The Wax Museum: 12, 1933
Ashes Of Time Redux: 2008
Bluebeard’s Eighth Wife: 7, 1938
Zack And Miri Make A Porno: 2008
The Small Back Room: 10, 1949
Russian Ark: 9, 2002
The Thing: 11, 1982
Quantum Of Solace: 2008
Fight Back To School: 25, 1991
Encounters At the End Of the World: 13, 2007
Popeye: 8, 1980
Slap Shot: 6, 1977
Baby Mama: 2008
Unbreakable: 9, 2000
Shipmates Forever: 13, 1935
Signs: 10, 2002
The Village: 14, 2004
Lady In the Water: 20, 2006
Man On Wire: 2008
Gonzo: The Life And Work Of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson: 2008
The TV Set: 41, 2006
The Ten: 34, 2007
Boarding Gate: 12, 2007
The Atomic Cafe: 5, 1982
Platinum Blonde: 16, 1931

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One thought on “Movie Roundup: Snowed In Edition

  1. <>Mystery of the Wax Museum<>! In most ways, I think I prefer it to <>House of Wax<>. Okay, so it doesn’t have Vincent Price, but it’s just much more raw and fascinating – the jarring genre mix (screwball and horror?), the weird colouring, the lab set, the lighting… and Glenda Farrell is awesome in it. A <>< HREF="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torchy_Blane" REL="nofollow">Torchy Blane<><> box set is pretty far up my list of dream DVDs. Happy christmas, by the way!

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