A LIFE IN MOVIES
So it came to my attention that there's this awesome little blogathon created by Fandango Groovers going down called "A Life In Movies". We're supposed to post May 8th, but I got too excited (that's what he said). The premise is to start with the year you're born, and list your favorite movie of every year up to the present. It's a good way to
1989. Weekend At Bernies. My go-to movie whenever I had to stay home from school sick. I couldn't tell you how many times I've seen Larry and Richard drag that corpse around. It may account for my sick sense of humor.
1990. Goodfellas. Just a genius movie, no bones about it.
1991. The Silence Of The Lambs. I want to make sweet, sweet love to Jodie Foster's husky voice. Well, Jodie Foster period, but I'll take her voice, too.
|Pierce Brosnan, tool of the year.|
1993. Jurassic Park. Never gets old. Ever. Ever. DINOSAURS.
1994. Pulp Fiction. My favorite movie of all time. Though I recently watched it high and got a whole different experience from it. Just goes to show you can always learn something new about those movies you know by heart.
1995. Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls. Another childhood favorite. I basically grew up watching Jim Carrey talk out of his ass.
1996. From Dusk Till Dawn. This one taught me a great life lesson: kill the vampires first, cry over your fallen comrades later.
|You will not remember this movie.|
1998. Rush Hour. I know, kill me. But it was my first Jackie Chan, and while it's hardly his best work (if anything, it's probably his worst), it made me fall for him so it has a special place in my heart.
1999. The Mummy. I bet you thought I was going to say The Matrix? Yeah, so did I. But the thing is, as dear as that movie is to me, The Mummy brings up some serious nostalgia I can't deny.
2000. Gladiator. I saw this back when I knew Joaquin Phoenix as "that dude with the weird lip". Still, it's just a solid movie.
2001. The Lord Of The Rings. C'mon. I know you can't listen to the theme song without feeling your heart swell with nerdy joy.
2003. Kill Bill Vol. 1. What can I say? The Bride is the shit.
2004. Dawn Of The Dead. I'll probably get some slack for this one, what with remakes always being crap and all. But if you forget that it's a remake, it's just a fun fucking movie. Mainly thanks to this guy.
|Who knew her pretty face could scream so well?|
2006. The Departed. Maybe. Maybe not. Maybe fuck yourself.
2007. 300. Because THIS. IS. SPARTA.
2008. Rocknrolla. Gay gangsters, drug wastelands, and everything dirty shoved under the carpet of London. Is there anything better?
|Nazi killing BAMF.|
2010. Inception. Because it's hard to beat the hamster wheel fight.
2011. Hanna. I would list all the ways this movie rocks, but I'm too busy being addicted to The Chemical Brothers.