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My Year in Movies: 2005

January 6th, 2006

Another movie year has come to a close, and while I thought that I’d seen more of the 2005 releases than I had those from 2004, I was wrong. I only saw 11, down from 17 in ’04, and watched nothing new on DVD that I hadn’t already seen in theaters.

  • Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • War of the Worlds
  • Batman Begins
  • King Kong
  • The 40-Year-Old Virgin
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • Serenity
  • Good Night, and Good Luck.
  • Kung Fu Hustle
  • Bride and Prejuidice

I enjoyed all of these, with my favorites being Star Wars (not as predictable a choice as it once was), Kong and War of the Worlds. The least of them by a long shot was Kung Fu Hustle, which was cute but very, very stupid.

I am sorry that I never got around to Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit or Land of the Dead. That’s not to say that I wouldn’t see others–Wedding Crashers and even Fantastic Four (which I am told is not the disaster its reputation suggests) come to mind–but those are the only two I actually regret.

I could be talked into Brokeback Mountain, but honestly, it’s not a movie in which I’d be the least interested if it was about a heterosexual relationship. Philosophically, I’ve got no problem with it. Just the same, it’s not something that I think I need to watch.

I’d like to think that I might do better this year, but looking at the upcoming release slate, I see little which interests me, outside of the Superman and X-Men sequels.

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