Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Sean 1976-2008 (Movies)

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Things I learned compiling a list of my favorite movie from every every year I've been on this ever expanding rock:

Alternate titles for distribution to the Philippines -- so very hilariously literal.
Not much going on cinematic-wise in 1983.
1989, 1999 on the other hand... can this trend continue for 2009?
I'm not sure if there's a better way to evoke memories for me that to browse through a year of movie releases.

Anyway, on with the list:

1976 - Mikey & Nicky
1977 - Annie Hall (Best Casting Against Type - The Duelists)
1978 - Heaven Can Wait (Best Remake - Invasion of the Body Snatchers)
1979 - Being There (Best Suspense Movie - Alien)
1980 - The Empire Strikes Back
1981 - Blow Out
1982 - Fitzcarraldo
1983 - Videodrome
1984 - Stranger Than Paradise
1985 - Brazil (Best Horror Movie For the Ages - Re-Animator)
1986 - Blue Velvet (Other Amazing Movie that Just Happens to Also Have a Great Dennis Hopper Performance - River's Edge)
1987 - Empire of the Sun (Best Movie by a Director Primed For a Comeback - Withnail & I)
1988 - Eight Men Out
1989 - Drugstore Cowboy (Best Underrated Movie - Penn & Teller Get Killed)
1990 - Metropolitan (Best Mindfuck for a 14YO - Jacob's Ladder)
1991 - Barton Fink
1992 - Simple Men (Best Other Underrated Movie - Shakes the Clown)
1993 - Naked
1994 - Pulp Fiction (Best Directorial Comeback - Death and the Maiden)
1995 - Kids
1996 - Paradise Lost
1997 - The Ice Storm (Best Horror Movie - Funny Games)
1998 - Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
1999 - eXistenZ
2000 - You Can Count On Me (Best Modern Day Western - Way of the Gun)
2001 - Ichi the Killer (Best Comic Book Movie - Ghost World)
2002 - Punch-Drunk Love (Best Ending - Irreversible)
2003 - Last Life In the Universe (Best Yet Another Underrated Movie - Masked & Anonymous)
2004 - Undertow
2005 - Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
2006 - Children of Men (Best Film School Class Shortcut - Pervert's Guide to Cinema)
2007 - Zodiac (Best Monster Movie - The Host)
2008 - so far... Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog

1 comment:

Padraic said...

Nice list. I count 5 in common (though none since '88). More disturbingly, a full 14 I've never seen, including a 1/2 dozen I've never heard of.

Mine will be up shortly.