For the past few years, I've been listing my top 10 movies for the year. I usually start on 1/1 and list them for the next 10 days on my blog. Not that anyone else is actually anticipating the exciting order and I need to drag it out for 10 days, but I like to write about each movie. That gives me the chance to do so.
In each of those years, there has been one movie that stood out as my obvious number 1. And I saw all of them in the Spring. They all left me a bit excited to see a movie that would beat them, but then mildly disappointed when nothing quite did. But then again, by that point, those movies would be out on DVD, so I could enjoy them again. The three top winners the last few years were Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Sin City, and Thank You For Smoking. This year, I was REALLY hoping to like 300 a lot more than I did. But it just didn't click with me.
This year, I've seen a lot of good movies. If you look at my myspace, I keep track of them and give them a grade. Lots of A- movies, because I enjoyed them while watching. But I'm not sure if any of them are sticking out as the top movie. In fact, of the 13 movies I've seen (which is really low, considering there's less than 3 months to go), 5 are A- movies. I'm not sure what order I'll even rank them.
So I'm going to be optimistic that I will see several EXCELLENT movies between now and 12/31. I haven't seen any movies since Superbad, so it's probably time to head back to the theaters. There isn't anything out there that is really drawing me out, and I haven't seen anything upcoming that has me too excited.
And as a side note, with this being Thursday, I think I can honestly say that I've enjoyed The Office more than any movies for the past year and a half. I don't think of that as a knock on movies. I just think The Office has been that damn good.