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Best Movies of 2008

Posted on April 13th, 2009 filed in Movies
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These are my 20 favourite movies of 2008:

The Dark Knight
Slumdog Millionnaire
Tropic Thunder
Burn After Reading
Quantum of Solace
Wanted
Revolutionary Road
In Bruges
Vicky Cristina Barcelona
The Visitor
Gran Torino
The Reader
Doubt
Wall-E
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Hellboy 2
Ironman
The Band’s Visit
Synecdoche, New York
Che


2008: A Movie Year that Keeps on Giving

Posted on July 14th, 2008 filed in Movie Talk, Movies
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2008 promises to be a blockbuster year with a string of fabulous movies that deliver.

I will touch on these favourites of mine (no specific order) in upcoming posts:

Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull
HellBoy 2
Hancock
Journey to the Center of the Earth
Wanted
The Visitor
Cloverfield
IronMan
The Incredible Hulk
The Forbidden Kingdom
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Vantage Point
Where in the World is Osama bin Laden?
The Other Boleyn Girl
The Strangers
The Happening

Stay Tuned…


Most Memorable Movie Scenes of 2007

Posted on March 25th, 2008 filed in Memorable Movie Scenes
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Here are some of what I consider as the most memorable movie scenes of 2007 in no particular order:

The bath house fight in “Eastern Promises”: Some may complain that there is too much gratuitous violence here (Was it really necessary to bloodily poke someone’s eye at the end? ) but all agree that this is one heck of a scene (prison tattoos /male nudity and all).

Frank Lucas taking care of business while his brothers watch from the restaurant in “American Gangster”.

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Best Movie Performances of 2007

Posted on March 3rd, 2008 filed in Movie Talk
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Among the myriad of movies that marked 2007, a number of performances stand out as simply unforgettable. Every year has it share of great performances but 2007 has many that will actually mark movie history and are easily among the best movie performances ever, which in the recent past would include Phyllis Seymor Hoffman’s Capote and Jamie Foxx’s Ray.

Marillon Cotillard as Edith Piaf in “La Vie En Rose”: Marion Cotillard literally becomes Edith Piaf and renders a flawless performance that reincarnates the great french singer almost half a century after her death. We see Edith with her diminutive posture, her flaws and vice, her love and passion, her ups and downs, and her emotionally charged fading self. We observe Cotillad merge into a near crippled Piaf with her back hunched and barely able to walk and then marvel at her perfectly synching of Piaf’s performance at the Paris Olympia. We hear every cry of help, see every look of despair, and understand what Edith was going through various parts of her life.

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Great Movie Achievements of 2007

Posted on January 30th, 2008 filed in Movie Talk
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Here is my take on what made 2007 memorable from the movie point of view. In other words, 5 years from now, this is what I believe I will still remember. This is what made movie history in 2007.

Greatest Villain: Javier Bardem chills to the max in his amazing portrayal of Anton Chigurh in the simply awesome “No Country for Old Men“. Flipping a coin and calling head or tail has a complete new meaning now to say the least. Mr. Bardem is my pick for ‘Best Supporting Actor’ and I will be quite disappointed if he does not nail it.

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Favorite Movies of 2007

Posted on December 21st, 2007 filed in Movie Talk
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Here are my favorite movies of 2007 in no particular order:

American Gangster
No Country for Old Men
Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead
The Mist
Atonement
Lust, Caution
Mr. Brooks
I am Legend
Into the Wild
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