Oh Yeah. I did it.


Some people actually trouble themselves to make real New Year’s Resolutions. Not me. There’s a lot in my life I could/should committ to change/improve. Despite my general disinterest in resolutions, this time last year I chose to make 2008 The Year of Film.

My goal was to see 52 movies in 52 weeks (all my reviews are available at A Rough Cut) and dag nabbit, I did it. Turns out I miscounted and actually saw 53. That’s good becuase that makes the monumental 52nd movie RocknRolla, which is way better for my street cred than Marley & Me. Some were stinkers and some were pleasant surprises, some I absolutely would have never seen if I hadn’t been on a mission from God. but overall it’s been a pretty good year. Some have said I cheated because I counted the ones I saw in theaters twice, but [sticks tongue out].

Here’s the list, starting in January (a * denotes a movie seen twice):

  1. National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets (3 out of 5 stars)
  2. Bee Movie (.5/5)
  3. * Juno (5/5)
  4. Walk Hard (2/5)
  5. Atonement (4/5)
  6. Rambo (2/5)
  7. Semi-Pro (2/5)
  8. Expelled: No Intelligence (3/5)
  9. Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who! (3/5)
  10. Smart People (3.5/5)
  11. Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2/5)
  12. Forgetting Sarah Marshall (5/5)
  13. * Iron Man (4.5/5)
  14. Speed Racer (1/5)
  15. * Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Cyrstal Skull (4/5)
  16. * Kung Fu Panda (3.5/5)
  17. * Get Smart (3.5/5)
  18. Wanted (3.5/5)
  19. * Wall-E (4.5/5)
  20. * The Dark Knight (5/5)
  21. Step Brothers (1/5)
  22. * Tropic Thunder (4/5)
  23. Pineapple Express (2/5)
  24. Ghost Town (4/5)
  25. Hancock (2/5)
  26. Burn After Reading (3.5/5)
  27. Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist (3.5/5)
  28. An American Carol (2/5)
  29. Mamma Mia (1/5)
  30. Eagle Eye (3.5/5)
  31. How to Lose Friends and Alienate People (2/5)
  32. Fireproof (4/5)
  33. The Express (3/5)
  34. Journey to the Center of the Earth (2.5/5)
  35. Madagascar 2: Escape 2 Africa (2.5/5)
  36. The House Bunny (3/5)
  37. Quantum of Solace (4/5)
  38. Appaloosa (2/5)
  39. Role Models (4/5)
  40. Bolt (4/5)
  41. Max Payne (1/5)
  42. Australia (4/5)
  43. The Day the Earth Stood Still (3.5/5)
  44. RocknRolla (3.5/5)
  45. Marley & Me (3/5)

For the full break down of the year that was and the awarding of the prestigious Stubbies, click on over to A Rough Cut.

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