I began this year with the goal of watching 100 movies I had never seen before. Needless to say, I did not succeed. However I did get to see 71 new-to-me films, and I don't think that's too shabby!
I saw a lot of great films this year, but after much deliberation, I have come up with my top 10 films I viewed for the first time in 2008.
The most enjoyable movie I saw this year was:
The Boys & Girls Guide to Getting Down (2006)
Followed closely by (in no particular order)
24 Hour Party People (2002)
Diary of the Dead (2007)
Tonari no Totoro (1988)
Sunset Boulevard (1950)
Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
El Espíritu de la Colmena (1973)
Wet Hot American Summer (2001)
I didn't see too many terrible flicks this year, but the ones I did see were stinkers indeed.
The overwhelming loser was:
Meet the Spartans (2008)
The Astronaut Farmer (2006)
Lakeview Terrace (2008)
I Am Legend (2007)
Zack Snyder's Dawn of the Dead (2004)
Despite this year's failure, I am trying again for 100 new-to-me movies in 2009.
Wish me luck!