Sunday, March 28, 2010

Hollywood - no, it's not all that bad

I realize that some of my posts on this blog have tended to have an anti-Hollywood bias.  So in an effort to not seem like a complete dour sour-puss I thought I'd share with you some of the movies that I actually did enjoy in 2009:

(insert sounds of crickets chirping)

No, seriously, here we go (in stream-of-consciousness order):

- Inglourious Basterds
- District 9
- The Hurt Locker
- A Serious Man
- Up in The Air
- Up
- Watchmen
- Adventureland
- The Blind Side (ok, I admit I actually cried a little)
- The Cove
- Food, Inc.
- Let the Right One In (yeah, it was released in 2008 but I didn't see it until 2009)
- Drag Me to Hell
- Paranormal Activity
- Tell No One (alright, yes that was produced even further back in 2006 but what can I say, I miss some things you know)
- Knowing
- The Hangover
- Anvil!
- Star Trek
- Avatar (the first 90 minutes only - see my post here:)

You see, most of those are Hollywood-produced films, with a sprinkling of indies, docs and foreign films as well.

Ah... there, now I feel all warm and cozy knowing that great movies can be made despite the risk-averse Hollywood mainstream that continues to churn out ripoffs, retreads and sequels.

(oops, sorry - just can't help myself sometimes.)


  1. Hmm I can jive with a large part of that list. Though I'd definitely get rid of Watchmen. I'm quite indifferent to The Blind Side. I would also add The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus on there.

  2. I liked The Blind Side, Paranormal Activity, Knowing, and The Hangover! I just started following your Blog (the title drew me in!) so I'm gonna do some catch up reading!....((Hugs))

  3. Paranormal activity was so boring I watched it in fast forward. Same thing for District 9, I only watched like 15-20 minutes and abandoned it. Knowing was not that good, the ending ruined the movie for me. I did not like Up in the air very much or Up, it was just a regular movie, nothing special about it...and I couldnt understand watchmen so I stopped watching it. I did like Inglorious bastards, and a part of Avatar. I really don't know if I watched the other ones.

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