Skip to main content

Favourite Movies of 2006

(Note: this post was made pre-blog days on Facebook.)

I decided to post in a year in summary of my favourite flicks of this year. This in no way means that these were the best films, but rather the ones I enjoyed and had the most fun watching. Only theatrically viewed films qualify.

Fav' 10 Movies of 2006:
1. Children of Men
2. The Departed
3. The Prestige
4. The Hills Have Eyes
5. Slither (if you saw this in the theater, admit it, it was only you in there)
6. United 93
7. Sympathy for Lady Vengeance
8. Little Miss Sunshine
9. Borat: Cultural Learnings for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
10. V for Vendetta

All Theatrical Releases I saw this year (I may have forgotten a few):
Slither, The Hills Have Eyes, Hostel, V for Vendetta, Superman Returns, POTC 2: Deadman's Chest, The Lady in the Water, Who Killed the Electric Car, An Inconvenient Truth, The Prestige, The Black Dahlia, Little Miss Sunshine, Saw 3, Borat: Cultural Learnings for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, The Departed, Miami Vice, Scary Movie 4, United 93, World Trade Center, X3: The Last Stand, Sympathy for Lady Vengeance, The Proposition, The Fountain, Talladega Nights, Children of Men, Casino Royale

Looking forward to in 2007:
The 300, Spider-Man 3, Grind House, Transformers, TMNT, Stardust, Ghost Rider (please don't suck), Hostel 2, Bourne Ultimatum, The Simpsons: the Movie, POTC 3, 30 Days of Night

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Dreamers, Achievers, Believers

It was quite a week last week. It started off on a more heavy note last Sunday, but as the week wore on, things became better and more clear. So let's do a little recap. This is going to be kind of long, so if you find this kind of stuff boring I've inserted pictures of funny cats for your entertainment. So... 1.5 Weeks Ago About 1.5 weeks ago, my friend Jon from Living Room gave me the contact info for his uncle. His uncle is an engineer and apparently was looking for new grads and new hands to hire. That week, I gave him a few calls but he wasn't there when I called him and when he returned my calls, I wasn't here either. We were playing phone tag that week *insert schoolgirl giggle*. Sunday Morning So last Sunday morning, his uncle gave me a call at 9 am (The morning! My weakness! HISS!) and we talked about stuff. I was telling him a bit about school as well as elaborating my work/coop experience as he didn't have my resume yet. So he goes on to tell

George Clooney is UP IN THE AIR!!!

So this is the last in the three movies that I was looking forward to at the end of 2009 (the other two being Bad Lieutenant and Avatar). It's hard to say which movies I enjoyed more because they're all so different, but I can confidently say that I enjoyed all three. Also of the three, this movie is the most realistic when it's all said and done. Up In The Air tells a story about Ryan Bingham, who flies all over America firing people. Laying people off is such a tough thing to do that companies that need to do so hire people like Ryan. It becomes reflective as Ryan sees his own life of isolation at odds compared to the lives of those around him. It's apt that he has such a hollow and thankless job which parallels his own life. Because he's on the road for 250+ days of the year, his own life is quite hollow; with no stable relationships, weakened family ties and no friendships in sight. In fact the first time we see his apartment, I was kind of shocked. Up

Finally, the Xbox 360!!

So as I mentioned in a previous post, I received an Xbox 360 for Christmas from my dad. A great present it was! I've had 3 weeks to enjoy it so I guess I can give you my impressions of it now. First the controller. In truth, I haven't felt a controller this comfortable in my gaming life before. As a child who grew up on the 8-bit generation, with just a directional pad and 2 buttons, there was quite a learning curve getting used to using two analog sticks at the same time. You might say, "Hey Lam, how bout the PS2? You have that machine, and that has analog sticks". True, but of the twenty or so games I have for that, all of them used either only 1 analog stick, or allowed the option to switch on to the directional pad. Using 2 sticks at the same time was at first just uncomfortable. This made for all sorts of trouble as I was playing Gears of War . Luckily for me, I had computer controlled teammates that watched my back. I love the Media Center capabiliti