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
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
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.