Another one where I haven’t read the book; maybe I need to read more. Fantastic Mr. Fox was number 3 on our list of The 10 Best Films of 2009 . It was my personal favorite film of 2009 (I would gladly watch it again over any of the films nominated for the Best Picture Oscar), and I am holding to the idea that it was only number 3 on our list because I was the only one to see it.
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First off I have to admit, I didn’t read the book this is based on. I’ve only read one Cormac McCarthy novel and that was The Road, before a movie was mentioned.
I’d have a very hard time saying No Country For Old Men is my favorite film by the Coen Brothers, but that’s because they made The Big Lebowski, so I guess I could comfortably say it’s my second favorite. It’s a great film that tells the stories of a man who stumbles across a drug deal gone bad and two million dollars and the hitman who hunts him for the money he found and took. There’s so many great moments in the film, it’d be hard to mention them, especially because I don’t want to spoil anything.
All right, fine! I HAVE A CRUSH ON ROSARIO DAWSON. Let’s drop it and move on.
Today I’ll be giving you the facts on Clerks 2, which is as of right now the last in a long line of Kevin Smith’s View Askewniverse movies. It is quite the funny little gem that I deem important because it shows Smith getting back into how he mainly was when he first started out, which was having a deeper statement to make about relationships and growing up.
The idea of someone presenting a film has always bothered me somewhat. Quentin Tarantino saw Hero and liked it, so he ‘presented’ it so other people could see it. He had nothing to do with the making of Hero in any way. Yimou Zhang is the man you have to thank for this beautiful film.
This is going to be a new ‘special’ 2010-only feature where for every week of the year we’re going to recommend a movie that we feel was one of the best of the last decade (2000-2009). So, this is essentially going to end up being a list of around 50 of our favorite movies from that time period. Just so you know, they might not all be posted on their own week, so don’t be too worried if you think we missed a week. You’ll get your 50-ish movies.
Sin City is a great movie. Instantly, one of the main draws about the film has to be the visual style. It was one of the first to be shot primarily on green-screen and has been heavily imitated since (I’m looking at you 300). It may not please people who don’t like segmented stories, but it deals with different books in Frank Miller’s graphic novel series, so give it a shot. Directed by Robert Rodriguez & Frank Miller, it lead to Robert Rodriguez’s separation from the Director’s Guild of America over disputes about crediting Frank Miller as co-director.