Other Movies I Enjoyed: 2000 – 2009

Posted by John Brown on April 5th, 2010

Other Movies I Enjoyed: 2000 – 2009

Don’t have time to provide the logline and comments for each. But those with an * are movies I especially enjoyed.

2009

  • Avatar: except for all the moments when I thought the characters were going to break out in Pocohantas songs–“haaave yooooou ever heard the wolf cryyyyyy to the bluuuuuue cooooorn mooooooon…”–I enjoyed it. When I came out I defintely wanted to be a blue dude.
  • Julie & Julia: funny, although did they really need to show the “coarse” Julia?
  • Monsters vs Aliens: I didn’t like the villain or the story, but BOB was hilarious and worth it.
  • Star Trek: Best Star Trek movie. Second is Wrath of Khan.
  • Up

2008

  • Henry Poole is Here
  • *Iron Man: Wow, I’ve wanted to fly since forever.  This movie was just cool.
  • Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa: The penguins and King Julian.
  • *Slumdog Millionaire (RU)
  • Taken: great concept. Ending fell flat, but I love the concept
  • The Dark Knight: first 30 minutes all I could say was “I want to be Batman, I want to be Batman.” The Joker was amazing. However, something didn’t work for me in this movie. I thought there was only one heroic moment (the convict on the boat). I didn’t feel Batman’s dilemma in the end. The end was poetic, but I didn’t feel the drama. It was still a fun ride.

2007

  • The Bourne Ultimatum
  • *The Jane Austen Book Club: this one should have been a runner up. I really liked this.

2006

  • Cars: Mater
  • *Casino Royale (RU)
  • Firewall: a good Harrison Ford film, excellent villain and situation
  • Happy Feet: I thought it was going to be dumb, but I really liked it. The characters were great.
  • Invincible: the story of Vince Papale, a 30-year-old bartender from South Philadelphia who overcame long odds to play for the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles in 1976.
  • The Devil Wears Prada
  • The Lake House
  • The Pursuit of Happyness

2005

  • Batman Begins
  • Cinderella Man
  • Coach Carter: Loved the story and Samuel Jackon’s character
  • Hitch
  • *Hoodwinked: really loved the humor
  • Madagascar: Hate the lion and the story but the penguins and King Julian are hilarious. I laugh every time.
  • Serenity
  • *Sky High: fun with Kurt Russell and Bruce Campbell
  • *Walk The Line (RU)

2004

  • *Collateral: A cab driver finds himself the hostage of an engaging contract killer as he makes his rounds from hit to hit during one night in LA. He must find a way to save both himself and one last victim.
  • Ella Enchanted: goofy, but a lot of fun to watch with my girls
  • I, Robot
  • *Miracle: I hate hockey, but I liked this
  • Napoleon Dynamite: was in shock until Pedro shaved his head, then I couldn’t stop laughing.
  • *Spiderman 2 (#5)
  • The Bourne Supremacy
  • *The Incredibles (#2)
  • The Village: watched it with inlaws and it scared them for days–totally worth it

2003

  • Elf: syrup
  • Holes: we loved the book and the movie did it justice
  • *Last Samurai (#7)
  • *Luther (RU)
  • *Matchstick Men (RU)
  • *Open Range: best cowboy movie in a looong time–I just love Duvall
  • *Pirates of the Carribean: Curse of the Black Pearl (#9)
  • *Return of the King (#1)
  • Runaway Jury
  • *Saints and Soldiers
  • *Seabiscuit (RU)
  • Secondhand Lions
  • The Italian Job: Yes, I cheered for criminals

2002

  • About a Boy
  • Drumline
  • *Ice Age (#3)
  • Minority Report
  • Reign of Fire: best dragon movie to come along in a long time
  • Snow Dogs: goofy fun, enjoyable to watch with the kids
  • *The Bourne Identity: really liked the suspense and action
  • The Sum of All Fears
  • *The Two Towers (#1)
  • Treasure Planet: I didn’t think it could work, but it did. Enjoyed the relationship between Jim and Silver
  • Two Week’s Notice: a good romance
  • *We Were Soliders (#6)

2001

  • *A Beautiful Mind (#10)
  • Behind Enemy Lines
  • Legally Blonde: you didn’t like Witherspoon? Come on, tell the truth.
  • *Lord of the Rings (#1)
  • Monsters Inc
  • Oceans Eleven
  • Recess: School’s Out: I loved watching these on Saturday morning with the kids. The movie was just as good.
  • The Princess Diaries

2000

  • 28 Days
  • *Cast Away
  • Chicken Run: “Mrs Tweedy, the chickens are revolting…”
  • *Emperor’s New Groove (#4)
  • *Gladiator (#8)
  • *Miss Congeniality: this was excellent fun to watch with the wife
  • O Brother, Where Art Thou?: loved the soundtrack, characters, and story. Hated the abundant profanity
  • Space Cowboys
  • The Perfect Storm
  • The  Kid: Bruce Willis and the kid are great
  • *Unbreakable: really liked this one, great superhero movie
  • X-Men: didn’t like it as much as others, but it rocks for pure super-hero power
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4 Responses to “Other Movies I Enjoyed: 2000 – 2009”

  1. Hezekiah Says:

    What? No, “The Dark Knight”?

    And from O Brother, Where Art Thou: Not the LIVESTOCK!!!

  2. John Brown Says:

    How did I miss The Dark Knight? Correction made. But what is the LIVESTOCK? What the heck is that? And did you really love Dark Knight? be honest.

  3. Hezekiah Says:

    I enjoyed the Dark Knight–like the music a lot. That said, I have only seen it once. I’ve thought of borrowing it from my sister a time or two, but for some reason always put it back on her shelf. But that may also be a function of I just don’t watch a movie more than once unless I absolutely love it; the only movies of the last ten years I’ve watched more than once are Serenity and the Lord of the Rings movies. Oh, and every Tinker Bell and Barbie movie there has been. But those ones aren’t necessarily by choice.

    How to Train Your Dragon . . . now there’s one I’m ready to pay to see in the theater again. Just really love that movie.

    There’s a scene in O Brother, Where Art Thou when the bi-polar bank robber aims his tommy gun at some cows they’re driving by, and shoots them. One of the other fellas gives that line. It always struck me as hilarious. Not sure why.

  4. John Brown Says:

    Aaaah, I see. I don’t remember that line. But there were so many…

    Good to hear about Dragon. Please, let me enjoy it, oh ye gods of the screen