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Wed 31 December , 08

The Films of 2008

It’s that time of year again, where I post up my list of films that I’ve seen throughout the whole of the past 12 months.
For those not familiar with the concept, basically I keep track of all the films I watch (I’ve been doing this since 2006) on a monthly basis over the course of the year, just so I can post the list up on my blog at the end of December.

Last year there were calls for some form of ratings, so this year I’ve given each film a score out of 5. Now this score is based entirely on my enjoyment of the film at the time of watching.
It’s entirely possible that my mood at the time could give an otherwise great film a mediocre score, but I have tried to be fair with the marks.

Highlights of this year were Across the Universe, Waitress and Á Travers la Forêt, the latter of which was the most enjoyable film I saw all year.
Lowlights include Max Payne and The Golden Compass.
I was really quite enjoying The Golden Compass, but they seemingly forgot to film the ending of it, or at least forgot to include the ending with the rest of the film. I’d feel very cheated if I went to pay for this film at the cinema.
Best title of the year goes to Chan-woo Park’s I’m a Cyborg, but that’s OK.

Just glossing over the list now, it appears that I never saw any films for the months of February, March and April. *shrug*

Next year I really would like to see more films at the pictures, I’d also like to see more science fiction/science fiction related films than I did this year.

Follow the link below to get to the film listings for 2008.
Happy New Year to all my readers.

January
Hot Fuzz  4
Big Nothing  3
Superman : Doomsday  3
Blades of Glory  4

May
Forgetting Sarah Marshall  3
Good Luck Chuck  3
Fortress 2  2

June
Run Fat Boy Run  3

July
Wanted  3
The Crow : Wicked Prayer  2
Employee of the Month  3
Hancock  4
Ghost World  4
300  3.5
I now Pronounce you Chuck & Larry  3
Heartbreak Kid  3
Rounders  4
Strangers with Candy  2
The Last Seduction  3
Buffy the Vampire Slayer  2
Mary Reilly  2
Beowulf  4
As Good as it Gets  4
Superbad  3
Undercover Brother  3
Hitman  3
Á Travers la Forêt  4.5
The Dark Knight  4

August
Dracula II : Ascension  3
The X Files : I want to Believe  3.5
28 Weeks Later  3
I am Omega  2
Waitress  4
Across the Universe  4
Billy Madison  3
Sorority Boys  2
Ocean’s 13  4
Sweeny Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street  3
Cars  4
Groundhog Day  3
The Chronicles of Narnia : The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe  3
Pan’s Labyrinth 4

September
Enchanted  3
Blade Runner : Workprint  3
Tropic Thunder  3
School for Scoundrels  2

October
Battlefield Earth  2
Iron Man  4
Jumper  3
Day of the Dead 2 – Contagium  2

November
Pride and Glory  3
Black Snake Moan  4
I’m a Cyborg, but that’s OK  4
Max Payne  2

December
Quantum of Solace  3
The Golden Compass  2
Eastern Promises  3

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