Thursday, January 1, 2009

first day of 2009

First, let me wish you a happy, healthy, and blessed 2009. May it be a good year for all of us.

I've had a tradition at the end of the last few years of listing my top 10 favorite movies from that year. So, in order, here is my list for 2008...

1. The Secret Life of Bees

2. Great Debaters

3. Australia

4. P.S., I Love You

5. Marley and Me

6. Seven Pounds

7. The Dark Knight

8. Henry Poole is Here

9. The Other Boleyn Girl

10. Appaloosa

If, for some reason, you would like to see all the movies I saw during the year, I keep an ongoing list of them (by year) on my sidebar to the left. I saw a total of 51 movies both in the theaters and on DVD.

Let me highlight the last three movies I've seen because I greatly enjoyed all three.

There was one rainy day in California that we didn't have anything to do, so we went and saw Seven Pounds, starring Will Smith. Although it moved a little slow, it was a very interesting story.

Dani and went to see Marley & Me on the last day of 2008. It was a simple story but had a lot of depth to it, portraying real life for a couple who then turns into a family. The real star is the dog (Marley) and if you're a dog lover, this movie is a must see. Let me warn you though - you will not walk out of that theater without shedding a tear.

And then today, the first day of 2009, my family and I saw The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett. Here's another great and original story (boy, do I love a good story) that I enjoyed from beginning to end despite it's running time of nearly 3 hours. This one should make my top ten for 2009.


Anonymous said...

I haven't seen any of those movies. Looks like I have some movie watching to do...Blockbuster watch out, here I come! Thanks for the suggestions.

Penless Thoughts said...

Since The Secret Life of Bee's was your favorite I trust you are enjoying the Hearts posts that relate to Bee's and our Spiritual life.

Just Mom said...

Wow. That's a lot of movies.

My sister and her hubby (dog owners) loved Marley & Me. I'll have to see that one.

Christine said...

I read Marley and me and loved it. I want to see it. I don't go to the theater very often. We usually wait until they come out as rentals. I think I will go see this one. I don't want to wait.

Anonymous said...

Not much of a movie gal, but I like to keep up on them, thanks for the info. . . Happy New Year:)

Jen - Queen of Poo said...

Great list! There are a few there I haven't seen that I'll have to check out.

Momma Roar said...

Gosh, I haven't seen a single one of them, LOL!!! I do have the book Secret Life of Bees - that someday will be read! LOL!!

At least I have some good movies to keep in the back of my head if the opportunity to rent one ever comes up!

Hope you are having a wonderful start to your 2009!

Carolyn said...

We have to travel 60 miles to the nearest theatre, so we usually wait for the good ones to come out on DVD before seeing them. Fortunately, we have a video store who is up to date on the latest releases of DVD. Seven Pounds, Marley & Me are at the top of my list. Ps I Love you -- I have read the book, and I know the movie is out, but its one of those I need to rent when David and Ethan are working. Somehow, I don't think its their cup of tea.

Course... maybe making them watch it would make up for all the Die Hard movies I've had to watch with them. [grin]

Amber said...

Am dying to see Seven Pounds and Australia. Oh, and Benajamin Button. It is a rarity that there are so many movies out that I want to see!

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barb said...

I've been trying to get to the movies for a week now and either something else interferes with the time, or ...

I want to see Curious Case movie, Australia, Milk and The Reader. The last two were highly recommended by a close friend.

kailani said...

I can't believe that I haven't seen any of those. I did read The Secret Life of Bees. Does that count? :-)

nancy said...

You make me think I ought to see more movies! The captain and I will be moving into our own house soon and maybe I'll look into Netflix or something. I know there are some quality things being produced. Thanks for your recommendations.