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The end of the semester can't come soon enough. There are no less than 20 films that have either been released recently or will be out by the end of the year that I really want to see. I'm well aware that some of these were said to have sucked (like God of War and Elizabethtown) but I don't care. I've seen Julie Taymor's Titus twice in the last four days and I want some awesome films now!

My current in-theater (or by the end of the year) top 20:

  1. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

  2. Memoirs of a Geisha

  3. Wallace and Gromit

  4. King Kong

  5. Aeon Flux

  6. The Ice Harvest

  7. Syriana

  8. Capote

  9. Everything is Illuminated

  10. Good Night, and Good Luck

  11. Shopgirl

  12. The Family Stone

  13. The Producers

  14. The New World

  15. Munich

  16. Casanova

  17. Elizabethtown

  18. Jarhead

  19. God of War

  20. Proof

Not to mention the new Muppet Wizard of Oz, which is out on DVD, or the fourth season of Batman: The Animated Series... And the complete collected Buffy: The Vampire Slayer and Friends boxed sets...

Mmmmm, yes. Remarkable how I've been studying this stuff all semester and the first thing I want to do once I'm freed from all of this paperage is consume more media.


David and I have been catching a movie a weekend all fall. Of your list, we've seen: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Wallace and Gromit, Aeon Flux, and Shopgirl. I really liked all of them... This weekend we are seeing the Family Stone and I cannot wait! Plus, the DVD of Serenity comes out on Dec 20th and that should be a blast (I am excited about the deleted scenes)! Enjoy your movies and good luck finishing up the semester!

I thought Narnia was so-so. Part adults' movie, part kids' movie, & they mixed oddly. The fight scene at the end was pretty bad. Alas, Wallace and Gromit was not the best movie ever made, though it was quite nifty. Jarhead was really good, albeit highly reminiscent of Full Metal Jacket, unavoidably, perhaps. I'm looking forward to the Family Stone. This is what being a film major does: few movies are truly awesome anymore. It's kinda sad.

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