quantum of solace

Top 10 Movies of 2008 Pt. 3

Part 3 of my Top Movies of 2008 series is written by Brad Moist. Brad lives in Nashville where he works at Gotee Records in A&R. As big a fan of movies as he is, he’s probably an even bigger music fan, and releases a great music top 10 list each year.

The Brad Moist Dot Com Top 10
1. The Dark Knight
2. Quantum Of Solace
3. Iron Man
4. The Incredible Hulk
5. Wall-E
6. Cloverfield
7. The Bank Job
8. 21
9. Wanted
10. Vantage Point
The Let Downs
– The Happening
– Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
I have to say that this is my list as of now but I do plan to catch up on some films over the next month. So I want to reserve the right to update this last later on at www.bradmoist.com …so here’s
10 Films That Might Have Made the List That I Still Want to See
– Forgetting Sarah Marshall
– Appaloosa
– Traitor
– Seven Pounds
– Punisher: War Zone
– The Day The Earth Stood Still
– The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
– Gran Torino
– Valkyrie
– The Spirit
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Top 10 Movies of 2008 Pt 2

Part 2 of my Top 10 of 08 series is written by John Allen. John and his family live in Louisville KY. By day john works as a field salesman for EMI/CMG. By night John is an awesome husband, dad, and movie fiend.

My list (not much to be excited about-down year @ the theater for the Allens)
Top Ten Films
1. The Dark Knight
All that hype and it actually delivered.
2. Fireproof
Call it cheesy and definitely bad acting; but this movie was HUGE to my marriage this year: Thanks Mike Seaver.
3. Madagascar 2
Went for the kids and laughed my butt off.
4. 4 Christmases
Mr. Vaughan has a long rope with me and this one reminded me a bit of my own family at the holidays.
5. Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist
6. Expelled
Excellent way of addressing the issue without coming off cocky.
7. Vantage Point
I like politico/action flicks and I liked the way they told the story.
8. Be Kind Rewind
9. Indiana Jones & The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
The trick to these films is you have to see them through the eyes of your 12 year old self.
10. Henry Poole is Here
Nice little film.
Honorable Mention:
Quantum of Solace
Pretty good for what it was
Chaos Theory
This indie is technically a 2007 film, but we didn’t get to see it until this year; Ryan Reynolds plays somebody other than Van Wilder. Very well done!
Top Films I Still Want to see but haven’t cause I have kids and we don’t get too much time at the movies:
1. Body of Lies
2. Seven Pounds
3. Appaloosa
4. Rock N Rolla
5. Caspian
Films that make me want exact my homicidal revenge on the respective studio execs:
Mamma Mia
If you are going to translate a rock musical to the stage might want to hire singers instead of actors and actually show some of the choreography…and yes the most homosexual thing I did all year was to request Kara and I see this before we saw Dark Knight
Tropic Thunder
The MTV Movie Awards piece was worth the rental. Other than that, Stiller I am through with you. At least Ferrell (Semi-Pro) and Vaughan (4 Christmases) have the decency to play the same character in every film.