I can’t wait to live in a city that gets the limited release movies first.
A few days from now I’m going to pull my wall calender down and look through all the movies I’ve seen this past year. (Yes, every time I see a movie I write it down on the calendar under the date I saw it.) Then I’m going to make a list of my top 10 of 2009. Unfortunately I have yet to see some movies that are technically a 2009 release. The Lovely Bones, Crazy Heart and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus are the first three that come to mind. So my top 10 list could potentially change and I’ll have to make another top 10 list a month or so from now (or longer if I don’t get a chance to see one in the theater). Needless to say, the upcoming top 10 list is subject to change.
Speaking of lists, now that we’re nearing the end of a decade (which I’m not so sure we are… Do we start with the number 0? Wouldn’t 2000 be the end of the last decade and 2010 be the end of this one? Whatever, I don’t care.) there have been some top 10’s or top 25’s of the decade. Most of the lists I’ve seen I haven’t agreed with. Granted some of these lists are based on user ratings like imdb’s but still… how can a movie that just came out be number 5? Yeah, Avatar, I’m looking at you. I can think of 25 other movies I liked more than Avatar that came out in the past 10 years. But how could I possibly think of all the movies that came out from 2000 to 2009 and make a list?
How about my dvds? I decided I could go through all my dvds and figure out which ones came out in 2000 or later and then make a top 25 list from those. I know I don’t have every movie but I probably have most that would make my top 25 list. I started today with drama. It took me a while to get it all organized. Tonight I’ll go through comedy and tomorrow action and family. Then after I pick my favorites from those I’ll try and condense the list to 25. This list will take me a little longer than the top 10 of 2009 so be patient. Should be fun though.