And I also hate people who check their phone through the ENTIRE movie. Those people who are like, “Oh, well, Los Angeles is only crumbling into the ocean and a tidal wave is only going over the himalayas, I think I’ll check the time and message my boyfriend for no apparent reason.” *pulls phone out, creating an enormously bright light that illuminates and annoys the entire row of people.* And the people who don’t turn their phone off, so this happens:
Lead Character: “There’s a secret… that I haven’t told you… and it is that -” *RING RING RING* “HELLO?!?! I’M IN THE MOOOOOVIE! THE MOOOOOVIE! CALL BACK LATER!” Lead Character’s Wife: “OH MY GOD YOU SERIOUS?!” and I’m left sitting there going, “wtf?!”
Now that the year has come to a close, let’s take a look at what I thought were the best movies of 2008. These are the little and big gems that you looked at on the theater marquee and thought, “I wonder if this is awesome?” This list will hopefully answer that question. These are the movies that made me want to walk out of the theater and kiss the first old person I ran into.
For the record, I’ve seen:
Quantum of Solace (#7)
Iron Man (#2)
3 out of 10? Not bad, considering that 3 or more are fairly recent.
Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist
Opened on October 3, 2008
Directed by Peter Sollett
High school student Nick O’Leary, member of the Queercore band The Jerk Offs, meets college-bound Norah Silverberg and she asks him to be her boyfriend for five minutes.
Why it’s on here: Before I even saw this, I was expecting it to be the next Superbad or Garden State. Then I saw it and thought it could actually achieve that level of success. Not only was it fun (and funny), but it had a sweet side to it that made it more than just the typical teenage comedy. It may have not been the best comedy of the year or even as good as Superbad or Garden State, but considering it is at least better than most other stupid teenage comedies, it deserves a bigger audience than it got in October. The charming Kat Dennings is at her best in it, as is Michael Cera.
Sounds like the prefcet movie – romatic comedies rock my world.