The Best of ’08

My blogging dedication has been severely lacking in the last month.  I blame this on a plethora of things, most recently: the lack of internet at home, a herniated disc in my back, and the drugs that cloud my mind but block the pain.  These things are not so bitchin’, but the following movies are.  Even though it’s a little late, here’s my top ten list of 2008.  Although the validity of this list is a little questionable since I haven’t yet had the opportunity to see movies like Revolutionary Road or Gran Torino.  Damn you, Salt Lake City.  Here they are, in no particular order:

Slumdog Millionaire



Girl Cut in Two

In Bruges

The Counterfeiters

The Fall

Paranoid Park


Vicky Cristina Barcelona

I’ll be announcing a Lit Flicks winner within the next few days.  Happy New Year.

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8 Responses to “The Best of ’08”
  1. Jessica says:

    So, I’ve officially seen NONE of those movies. In fact, I was pretty sure that there were multiple Slumdog Millionaires. Whatever.

  2. Jessica says:

    Oh yeah. What about Ballast? I’m pretty sure that was the best movie I saw last year.

  3. Jen says:

    I’m seriously slacking on my movie watching. I haven’t seen any of these yet. I have In Bruges up next on my Netflix so I’ll let you know what I think. Don’t bother with Mamma Mia if you haven’t seen it. It was pretty cheesy (unless of course you like that sort of thing).

    Hope your back feels better soon. 🙂

  4. ben says:

    I know your real list includes Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Pineapple Express, but at least you fronted a high brow well respected list that can fool everyone else.


  5. Mary says:

    Hey Blake, I have a best of 2008 list too. I share two favorites with you, Slumdog and Vicky Christina. I too live in a town where I can’t see all the new movies, so that’s a drag and surely limits my list.
    I am going to check out some of the movies that you put down that I haven’t seen.

  6. Care says:

    In Bruges is the only one I’ve seen. and probably the only available on DVD? Ok, I’ll do my own research and hop on over to netflix…

    Hope you get to feeling better. Back pain sucks.

  7. Fletch says:

    Haha – yeah, I’ve only seen half…and I saw 80 flicks in el teatro this year. Boo me. And Boo SLC again while we’re at it, just for the hell of it. 😉

  8. Mitch says:

    I know it’s late, but . . .

    1. WALL•E
    2. Synecdoche, New York
    3. Standard Operating Procedure
    4. Paranoid Park
    5. Rachel Getting Married
    6. Milk
    7. Doubt
    8. Gran Torino
    9. Encounters at the End of the World
    10. The Reader

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