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Friday, January 16, 2009

DVD Trash's Top Ten Movies of 2008

It's been a good year for movies and I've been to the cinema a lot, which means a film has really piqued my interest, and although I'm a horror fan mainly, I like just about any genre except musicals (no Mamma Mia here!), so my list is wide as it varied!

10. There Will Be Blood
Very Oscar worthy with great performances all round!

9. No Country for Old Men
Again, very Oscar friendly movie, but again richly deserved for the performances, especially Javier Bardem!

8. Juno
Very enjoyable little flick, despite the dialogue being too clever for its own good at times, but winning points with me for the Dario Argento and HG Lewis references!

7. Rambo
What a blast! There are no exploitation movies anymore, but this as close as your going to get to get to one in 2008! Lashings of violence and Stallone can still cut it!

6. A L'intérieur
Great French shocker that has more atmosphere than most and it was very nice to see Beatrice Dalle once again.

5. The Mist
Great adaption of a Steven King novel, that certainly did not do Hollywood endings, genuinely shocking!

4. Gomorrah
Fantastic movie about the Naples mafia in Italy, the Soprano's it ain't, its gritty and almost documentary like to watch. This is what the real Mafia are like, no horses heads here!

3. Iron Man
Great adaption of the Marvel character and Robert Downey Jr. nails Tony Stark. This could easily have misfired, but is now one the best superhero flicks ever!

2. The Wrestler
Mickey Rourke is back and how, with a Golden Globe win and Oscar buzz, but this film captures accurately the wrestling world once the glitz of the WWE is behind you! A must see!

1. The Dark Knight
What more can be said about this film! A nigh on perfect adaptation of the caped crusader, with great performances from Aaron Eckhart and especially Heath Ledger as the Joker. If you don't own a copy yet then go get one!

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