Archive for November 7, 2015

The B+ Movie Guide for the 2000s (Part XXIII)

The obvious drawback to my original list was that it stopped at 1999. Because it was easier. I wrote it up in 2012, and I wanted to give at least a decade’s worth of time before I made any of those decisions, because can we really say something that came out last year is essential? And at that point, it was just easier cutting the list off at 1999 and not dealing with any of it.

But since we really just combed through a lot of movies, I figure I should at least give it a shot. This is all pretty fluid anyway. It’s more meant to be about giving people things to watch that they probably should rather than making proclamations about the end-all, be-all list of “essential” movies. Think of it this way, if at least 90% of my list s comprised of movies people would say, if they found out you haven’t seen them, “Oh man, you gotta watch that,” then it accomplished what I wanted it to accomplish).

Here’s how this is gonna work: I’m gonna give you a giant list (I’ll cap it at a round number), going from 2000 to 2014, of all the movies you should see. And I’ll specify for each one whether it would go on an “essentials” list or that secondary “fun” list. (more…)


Pic of the Day: “Mr. Neff, why don’t you drop by tomorrow evening about eight-thirty. He’ll be in then.” “Who?” “My husband. You were anxious to talk to him weren’t you?” “Yeah, I was, but I’m sort of getting over the idea, if you know what I mean.” “There’s a speed limit in this state, Mr. Neff. Forty-five miles an hour.” “How fast was I going, officer?” “I’d say around ninety.” “Suppose you get down off your motorcycle and give me a ticket.” “Suppose I let you off with a warning this time.” “Suppose it doesn’t take.” “Suppose I have to whack you over the knuckles.” “Suppose I bust out crying and put my head on your shoulder.” “Suppose you try putting it on my husband’s shoulder.” “That tears it.”

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