Stranded in Stereo: Top 10 Movies of 2008
So, find me one person who hasn't seen The Dark Knight and we'll talk. It comes as no surprise that it is pretty much everyone's choice for the best movie of the year. Some will argue it's the best movie of the decade. Some will go as far to even say best of movie of all time. Some will be shocked to read that this is the first Batman movie I have seen from start to finish. I saw parts of Batman Forever but just couldn't take Jim Carrey so seriously as the Riddler for some reason. I kind of want to go back now, see how it all began in 1989 when Jack Nicholson was then the Joker. Heath Ledger's performance as a batshit psycho robber with a deformed face easily takes the cake as one of the greatest villians of all-time, maybe even dethroning Javier Bardem's performance in No Country For Old Men as Anton Chigurh for me.
Want to see a magic trick? (Yes, spoiler alert if you actually haven't seen The Dark Knight yet):
So, besides that, what else was there at the local cineplex? Laughs, and lots of them. Our #2 film comes from a movie that has one of the more questionable jokes about chocolates, Belgium and what kind of people come from that country. There was also a pretty good book adaptation, that performance Tom Cruise gave that now has him nominated for a Golden Globe, a film finding us questioning our inclination, and a penis. Yes, I said it.
01. The Dark Knight
02. In Bruges
03. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
04. Burn After Reading
05. Tropic Thunder
08. Zack & Miri Make A Porno
09. Role Models