Best of the Movies Viewed in 2008 Awards.
Welcome to the first Best Movies Patricia Watched in 2008 awards. We have no celebrity presenters here, or sparkly statues or celebrity gift bags, or even dinner and drinks, so without further ado:
Best message about achievement, success, education and community:
Best movie for the whole family:
City of Ember
Little movie I loved:
Best double feature:
Thank goodness for the Criterion Collection Award:
Best at presenting multiple perspectives:
Best movie where you are the wedding guest:
Rachael Getting Married
Most quiet, delightful, must see movie:
The funniest movie I watched in 2008:
The award for “No cow is sacred”
Best nerd fantasy movie:
Movie that I eagerly anticipated and HATED:
The Dark Knight
The “should have not picked up the hat and whip again” award:
Indiana Jones and the Return of the Crystal Skull
My favorite movie watched in 2008
All the Real Girls
Best movie to sit back and experience:
Best movie for launching a reading obsession:
Gone, Baby Gone
The movie that hit the spot:
The movie I really felt like I should like, but found kind of boring:
Miss Pettygrew Lives for a Day
The movie people should see even if they don’t think they like animated features
Best use of “Eye of the Tiger” since the 80s
Best “I forgot to breathe for an hour of gripping drama:
No Country for Old Men
Movie that provoked the most interesting reaction:
Charlie Wilson’s War
Movie that affected my psyche for days:
Movie I was sure I would like based on the director and the buzz, but didn’t.
You can find three sentences about almost all of these movies, by clicking on “three sentence movies” in the tag cloud.
I loved this! A nice recounting of your year of movies. And the awards you handed out – very clever and funny. Yay you! -S
PS-Welcome to January!
I like that! I haven’t seen half of these! I felt just the same way about Miss Pettygrew. I sat there in the theater afterward thinking, “Is that it?” It didn’t feel as though I ought to have been charged for seeing that. Felt very PBS.