We watched a lot of great movies in 2008, and we watched a lot of really crappy movies as well, which seems to be the consensus across the nation. Here are our favorite flicks from the past year:
3. The Dark Knight. (Original Review) This sequel to Batman Begins was probably the most-discussed film of the year, and for good reason. Heath Ledger's performance as the Joker was stunning, and he will be genuinely missed. Furthermore, the acting was excellent by all the cast including: Christian Bale, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Morgan Freeman. If you're one of the last people/animals that hasn't seen this remarkable film, we recommend you do so, and in fact you should make it your New Year's Resolution! (Our daddy's favorite!)
2. Juno. (Original Review) This quirky flick about a high-school girl who gets pregnant and then struggles with the consequences was awesome. We loved the unique cinematography, the LOL one-liners, (LOL = Laugh Out Loud for you old fogies.) and the touching message of this indy film. We whole-heartedly endorse this movie!
1. Air Guitar Nation. (Original Review) Air Guitar Nation is an incredible documentary following the Worldwide Air Guitar Competition, which is exactly what it sounds like. We thought that the competition would be a laughingstock, but the contestants are exceptionally talented, and it was fun to watch them play the air guitar... (That doesn't sound right. They have the same musical abilities as we do, a capacity to wag our tails to a musical beat, and they are quasi-renowned for their musical abilities?! How rude.) We love this obscure movie, and we think that you would too!
2008 was a great year for movies, and we're excited to see what 2009 has in store! Stay tuned to find out what we think...
Honorable Mentions: Enchanted, Stardust, and Waitress.