This year was a banner year for movies for me! I doubled my usual movie intake by October. I saw Juno in January when we had a rare free night. When my mom and sister came to visit in the spring, we saw Smart People because I liked that Ellen Page so much in Juno. In September we saw Burn After Reading on our anniversary. Then in October I went with a group of my agility friends to see Beverly Hills Chihuahua. (It's okay - I am laughing at me, too.)
Last weekend when Pat took Craig to the play, I went to see Four Christmases with Jamie. And it was then that I decided that since I was already way ahead of my usual movie tally, I would try to crush the record. So on Saturday night I went with my boys to see Seven Pounds. Then on Sunday, Pat and I had a date night and went to see Slumdog Millionaire. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button was the movie we saw with my parents while I was home. Count 'em up! That's EIGHT movies in one year! And four movies in one week!
And because I've become such a movie aficionado, I feel compelled to rank the movies from best to worst.
- Juno - that Ellen Page is so cute and the movie was hilarious
- Slumdog Millionaire - very interesting, very visually stimulating, good soundtrack. The scene during the credits was awesome and caused this movie to steal the #2 spot.
- Burn After Reading - I really enjoy the Coen brothers' sense of humor
- Curious Case of Benjamin Button - interesting, but kind of long. Bonus credit for best use of lightning.
- Four Christmases - cute and funny. It would have ranked #4 if the ending didn't ruin the whole movie.
- Beverly Hills Chihuahua - Yes, it was stupid but I liked it. I'm not ashamed to admit it.
- Seven Pounds - great story but sooooo slow. And for some reason Will Smith wasn't in it but Barak Obama was.
- Smart People - horrible
Hmmm...I have no plans tomorrow night...maybe I'll go for NINE!
(Post-posting note: I did not go see another movie that night. We finished watching No Country For Old Men instead. And yep - still 2 thumbs up. So, my movie record holds at eight. We'll see how 2009 goes.)