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2009 Superlatives

The best thing to happen to me in 2009.
The best thing to happen to me in 2009.

This is the time to reflect on the films of 2009. Looking back there are some movies that I can't believe I paid to see in the theaters (12 Rounds) and others that should've found a wider audience (Black Dynamite). We'll rattle off the top ten list and then give out some superlatives. Some years are better than others when it comes to film but every year has some solid contributions. Thanks for yours, 2009.

1. District 9

2. Sugar

3. Up

4. Inglorious Basterds

5. (500) Days of Summer

6. A Serious Man

7. Zombieland

8. Avatar

9. Crank 2

10. Black Dynamite

Movie With the Most Literal Title: Hotel For Dogs

Movie That Should Have Been R Rated: Taken

Proof Pixar Doesn't Have a Monopoly On Great Animation: Coraline & Fantastic Mr. Fox

Most Forgettable Movie: Friday the 13th

Just Read The Book: Watchmen

Worst Line In a Movie: "I'm underneath enemy scrotum." Transformers 2

Proof That Male Nudity is Hilarious: Observe & Report and Bruno

Best Movie No One Saw: Mystery Team

Worst Movie Everyone Saw: Transformers 2

Best Hat in a Movie: Woody Harrelson's hat in Zombieland

Most Unlikely Movie Hero: Wickus in District 9

Worst Movie Villain: Lord Blackwood in Sherlock Holmes

Movie That Scared a Jaded Horror Fan: Paranormal Activity

Movie That Made Me Swear Off Comedies: Old Dogs

Movie That Overdelivered: Crank 2

Most Disappointing Movie: Gamer

Movie I Regret Not Seeing Yet: The Hurt Locker

Movie I Regret Seeing: Year One

Reason to Believe 2010 Will Rock: Iron Man 2

Here's looking forward to 2010. Every one else looking forward to Daybreakers like I am?


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