Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Movies Watched in 2008

In this post I will list some movies I watched in 2008. The list is not complete because I didn't start recording what I watched until late in the year.

My rating scheme consists of 0 to 4 stars with the following meanings:
  • _ = No stars -- Don't watch, garbage; not even worth a star
  • * = Watchable -- If you have nothing else to watch, this may suffice, but could be boring
  • ** = OK -- Fun, somewhat interesting, but otherwise an average movie; forgettable
  • *** = Liked it -- Moving, exiting, interesting, or fun; may leave an impression on me and I may ponder it later
  • **** = Loved it -- Left a lasting impression on me, and I generally reflect on it later; deeply moving, very exiting, or very interesting; generally has very good acting, good plot, good character development (the complete package); could easily watch multiple times
These ratings are not based on deep critical analysis as I'm no movie critic. Rather, these are my personal opinions based on how I feel after watching the movie. You might say the ratings are more from the heart than the mind. As a result, I may rate some movies abnormally high because of a bias towards that genre. For example, I have a weakness for science fiction and fantasy, so I may rate a movie from that genre high even if it's really a bad movie (from a critics point of view).

Now for the list. These are grouped by rating:

4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2008)
Battlestar Galactica (Seasons 1-3)
Black Snake Moan (2007)
Blade Runner (1982)
Children Of Men (2007)
Dark Night (2008)
Edge of Heaven, The (2008)
Gone Baby Gone (2007)
Juno (2008)
Little Children (2006)
No Country for Old Men (2007)
Pans Labrinth (2007)
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Savages, The (2007)

3:10 to Yuma (2007)
Atonement (2007)
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)
Brave One, The (2007)
Burn After Reader (2008)
Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
Eastern Promises (2007)
Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
Hard Candy (2006)
Iron Man (2008)
Let There be Blood (2008)
Religulous (2008)
Rock n Rolla (2008)
Sweeney Todd (2007)
Traitor (2008)
Wall-E (2008)

Bank Job, The (2008)
Beowulf (2007)
Cloverfield (2008)
Hancock (2008)
Hell Boy II (2008)
Incredible Hulk, The (2008)
I am Legend (2007)
In the Valley of Elah (2007)
Michael Clayton (2008)
Rendition (2007)
Tropic Thunder (2008)
W (2008)
Wanted (2008)
X-Files: I Want to Believe (2008)
Zodiac (2007)

Gabriel (2007)
Rambo (2008)
Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008)