Year in consumables: 2006 movies

Casino Royale teaser posterContinuing my late entry into the traditional year-end slash year-in-review lists, I present my list of flicks for 2006.

If you are interested in my list of music, then click that link and I promise my list of games will be out later this week. If I don’t have it done by the end of February, then why bother?

Whether it be in the theater or on DVD, I hardly took in any movies this past year. To that end, I actually reopened my Netflix account two weeks ago, but that doesn’t help this list. I think I am going to start logging movies I have flixed as such on the blog because it might be interesting to track how many I actually take in over the course of a year… well, interesting to me anyway.

I’m going to give you a top five, but that’s not saying much since I probably only saw ten movies this year! It only includes theatrical releases too. Mostly because I don’t remember what I watched on DVD…

  1. Casino Royale: Hands down, easy pick. I can’t believe how much I liked this movie. I never got around to writing a *review* about it, but suffice to say I agree with Stephen King in that this is the best Bond movie of all time and I can’t wait until the next one, which I think is due for Fall 2008. Edge of my seat throughout… well, except when I had to cross my legs for that torture scene. The subtle beauty of Eva Green and the subtle humor were a stark contrast to past over-the-top Bond flicks.
  2. V For Vendetta: Thought this would be numero uno, but Bond kicked V’s arse. You can read my review in the archives.
  3. Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Man’s Chest: Can’t wait for the next one. Review in the archives.
  4. Superman Returns: I’m really just throwing these last two on the end here. I mean, if I saw The Departed, I’m sure it would be at least number three or four. I did find I still liked this when I picked up the DVD, but my initial enthusiasm has worn off somewhat.
  5. X-Men: The Last Stand: Picked this one up on DVD too, but I don’t like it much more after the second time around. I gotta rank it last in the series so far.

You know, I should have just done a Top Three, but that doesn’t flow with my pattern of five around these parts. Really… those last two are throw-ins, right?

Just to keep with my theme of highlighting something that sucked, that’s easy for this clategory (intentionally misspelled thank you), you have to look no further than Mission: Impossible III. I mean, I think Kim Possible is probably better than that steaming pile of dookie. We had such high hopes for J.J. Abrams and I can’t say it was anything more than a letdown. There were some good things in there, but still… dookie.

So, that’s that list… got any suggestions for my Netflix queue?