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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

My Favorite Movies of 2006

These are the movies that I thought were great this year. I hope you will enjoy the list for what it is. I suggest you use whatever source you deem reliable in determining which movies fit your viewing standards. That being said here are my picks for 2006. They were great art, or they made me laugh, or they made me think:

1. The Departed: Scrosese's excellent take on the classic gangster genre.

2. Munich: Historically compelling, emotionally complex,

3. The Three Burials of Mequiades Estrada: Contemporary look at the code of the Cowboy and keeping a promise.

4. The Proposition: Australian western in the vein of Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven

5. Little Miss Sunshine: Existentialism begets Nihilism begets dark comedy

6. Cars: Voted #1 animated film of 2006, I voted #1 of all time.

7. Lady in the Water: A testament to the need in all of us to connect with stories.

8. V is for Vendetta: Superb adaptation of a graphic novel, a visual gem. (for me marred by ovbious attempt to make a connection to current political climate)

9. Lucky # Slevin: just a guilty pleasure movie for me, how many double crosses can you have in one movie.

Honorable mentions: Superman Returns, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, and Inside Man.

Ones I Missed: I wanted to but never got around to seeing Children of Men, Flags of our Fathers, Casino Royale, and Babel.

Christianity Today has a list of The 10 Most Redeeming Films of 2006.

Review Sources:

Hollywood Jesus reviews movies with a focus on spiritual relevance.

Metaphilm and Metacritic are two online sources I refer too from time to time.

Matt Mungle is a local radio host and missional Christian who happens to be a member of the North Texas Film Critics Association. I generally tend to find that our taste in film is similar and refer to his reviews often when determining what movie I might like to go see.

Plugged-In Online offers reviews of mucis, films, and games for the Focus on the Family crowd.

4 comments:

frostburgpreacher said...

Mickey,

One thing I have learned about being a father to two is that you don't get to see that many movies.

One I will have to add is "We are Marshall." An inspirational story that I enjoyed. One of the funniest that I did get to see was "The Pink Panther."

[r]weaver said...

Wow... this is the official moment at which I realize how much my social-movie-going-life has changed since Rylz.

I have only seen... wait for it... ONE of the movies in your top nine.

Lady in the Water... amazing.

That's all I got.

Blogadelic said...

Yes Chris,

I forgot about We are Marshall, that is a must see for me too.

This weekend would have been great to catch up on movie watching. The whole McKlan was down sick. But I barely felt like watching the superbowl. Which is saying something?

I wonder if Invinsible will be worth watching? Yhat is another football movie I missed.

Blogadelic said...

Weaver,

I feel ya brother. It's mostly DVD's for at least a year or two. And when it does come to going to the theater again, it will be animation all the way.