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Stephen King’s Top 10 movies of 2008 – What have been your favourites?

Posted by LiveFor on December 13, 2008

Entertainment Weekly have the horror-meister’s Top 10 movies of 2008. He seems to like Jason Statham. Do you agree with his choices?

1. The Dark Knight “This is to cape-and-tights movies what Godfather II was to the gangster movie: a genre-defining event.”
2. Slumdog Millionaire “It’s been years since the movies have produced such an affecting story about the power of friendship.”
3. Wall-E “The first half an hour is an almost wordless tone poem that combines humor with 
an elegiac sadness for our throwaway culture.”
4. Tropic Thunder “The funniest, most daring comedy of the year. Thunder is crude, rude, and constantly entertaining.”
5. Funny Games “The film is relentless, and all but unbearable. It works as a savage parody of the snuff-porn genre even as it transcends it.”
6. The Bank Job “Any doubts that Jason Statham is more than a muscle boy are set to rest in this rich (and often amusing) story”
7. Lakeview Terrace “Jackson’s performance deserves an Academy Award nod, but won’t get one. Too bad.”
8. The Ruins “Five young people are trapped on top of a pyramid, surrounded by carnivorous plants. It could have been ludicrous. Instead, it’s unrelenting.”
9. Redbelt “Written and directed by the always ferocious David Mamet, this is not your father’s Karate Kid.”
10. Death Race “Death Race is filled with laconic violence and blasting muscle cars, but just beneath the surface is a biting satire of reality TV.”

What have been your top 10 films of 2008? They don’t have to be the ones you think you should put, just the ones which you enjoyed for whatever reason

5 Responses to “Stephen King’s Top 10 movies of 2008 – What have been your favourites?”

  1. Pat said

    1. The Dark Knight
    2. Hunger
    3. The Good The Bad and The Weird
    4. Gomorrah
    5. Pineapple Express

    hav to think bout the rest some more 🙂

  2. Live for films said

    I want to see The Good The Bad and The Weird. Does look good.

  3. Pat said

    saw it at the Odeon west end in early november. was brilliant!! will get the dvd as well.

  4. Live for films said

    Excellent Pat. I’ll probably get the DVD as well. Why not do a review on it for the site? Go on, you know you want to. Send it to live.for.film@hotmail.co.uk

  5. ishabelle said

    I love The Dark Knight…. quite disturbing, but great. 🙂

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