Favorite 10 of 2010

I didn’t have a real good critics year in 2010. I was let down – in varying degrees – by The Kids are All Right, Winter’s Bone, Never Let Me Go, The Social Network, Black Swan, 127 Hours, The King’s Speech, and True Grit. It happens. Besides, it was still a memorable 2010. 120 trips…

2010: The First 51

Over the course of the last five or six years, I’ve averaged about 70-80 trips to the movie theaters annually. In revisiting my trips while writing last year’s report, however, I noticed that I had made it a record 98 times. This was probably due to two reasons. 1) As far as graduate school was…

Favorite 10 of 2009

I’ve always consciously avoided the ‘list’ format when it came to my year-end movie wrap-ups. I really hate the idea of arbitrarily ranking things. How can I begin to compare an experience I had a week ago versus one eight months ago, the details of which I can barely recall? How do I weigh my…

37 Movies of Summer

I usually wait until the end of the year before I do any sort of movie recaps, but it’s kind of been a slow time for blogging inspiration… and conveniently, an exceptional summer. Since the deplorable Wolverine kicked off the season at the beginning of May, I have been to the theater 37 times. That’s…

The 2008 Movie Spectacular

Let’s turn off our cell phones and get to the main event. “Put pants on that hedgehog!” The Bad Until this past week, I did not have a real candidate for the worst movie of the year. Prince Caspian was terrible, certainly. A meandering mess of a movie that removed the plot, the heart, and…

At the Theater, 2007

It’s a safe bet that I’ve never gone to the multiplex more than in the calendar year of 2007. Whether that’s a reflection of the quality of movies (or trailers) released or of the quality of my social life is perhaps debatable. But I know my box office employees – if not by name, then…

At the Theater, 2006

I’ve been sitting here trying to figure out what was the single best movie I’ve seen this past year (or my favorite, if you prefer). It’s usually not too hard to find a few viable candidates – last year, as detailed on the old website, I had Cinderella Man at the top of a list…