The Return of… Movies

Last year I promised myself that I’d watch more movies in the cinema than . Well, I’ve certainly managed that, and there’s still more year, and movies to come. So here the movies of this year so far, in approximate reverse order of enjoyment.

9) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

8) Spiderman 3

7) Atonement

6) 300

5) Pirates of the Caribbean 3: At World’s End

4) Stardust

3) In Pursuit of Happyness (sic)

2) 28 Weeks Later

1) Hot Fuzz

Obviously I reserve the right to change the order in January once I’ve had a chance to mull it all over. Amusingly, the above list is almost exactly upside down when compared to the cinema earnings chart for this year.

Movies I still want to see this year:

Beowulf – Ideally in the Imax

Grindhouse – If I can see the whole thing together, not the separate parts

Bladerunner: The Final Cut – I’ve always wanted to see this in the cinema

Other movies I’ve seen that stand out in my mind:

Brick – This movie is actually two years old,but I first saw it this year. It is really excellent and I’d probably say it’s my favourite film I’ve seen this year.

Good night and good luck – Another late viewing but another excellent film. George Clooney directs this B&W movie about Ed Murrow, McCarthyism and the degeneration of television.

Silent Hill – This one surprised me since this horror film is based on a game, but I actually enjoyed this.

Sunshine – This one stands out because I really wanted to see it, but it certainly isn’t very good at all. Boyle’s sci-fi flick never quite decides what kind of film it wants to be.

Update: Forgot Pirates 3!