Saturday, 26 September 2009

Encore Awards: 2006

I’m working on another year in review. The year in question 2006. I’m keeping the list of my top thirteen films that year and the acting categories for later…as in tomorrow. But this is dedicated to the other films…ranked in chronological order…and other miscellaneous rantings.

Films Ranked B-
The Prestige
The Queen
Hoodwinked
Volver
Akeelah & the Bee
Marie Antoinette
Running With Scissors
United 93
Blood Diamond
The Devil Wears Prada
The Last King of Scotland
Scoop
Half Nelson
A Good Woman
Borat
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
Monster House
I wouldn’t go as far as to say Marie Antoinette is a masterpiece as some, but the film was fine…and in such a weak year it’s surprising that there wasn’t more traction. Oh well. They’ll always have Paris…and the Revolution. I like Stephen Frears but I just could not get into The Queen. I tried...but I couldn't. And ummm, I happened to like Hoodwinked. It was an enjoyable animated flick? Am I alone on this? Scoop was not Woody's best...obviously...but it had charm.
                
Films Ranked C+
Nanny McPhee
The Holiday
Something New
Casino Royale
The Pursuit of Happyness
Miss Potter
Charlotte’s Web
Barnyard
Cars
X-Men: The Last Stand
I thought Cars was a travesty. That's all.
            
Films Ranked C
Take the Lead
Freedomland
Inside Man
The Black Dahlia
The Davinci Code
You, Me & Dupree
The Break-up
                            

Films Ranked C-
Friends With Money
Just My Luck
Last Holiday
ATL
American Dreamz
Click
She’s The Man
Step Up
My Super Ex-Girlfriend
                          
Films Ranked D+
The Pink Panther
Phat Girlz
The Lake House
                   
Films Ranked D
Firewall
Eight Below
                        
Films Ranked D-
The Santa Clause 3
John Tucker Must Die
The Fast & the Furious: Tokyo Drift
                       
Films Ranked F
Big Momma’s House 2
Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties
Material Girls
If they were real I would take these three films, vomit on them and then stuff them down the throats of the Duffs, Martin Lawrence, Jennifer Love Hewitt and everyone else involved. Horrible, horrible, horrible.
                 
What do you think is topping my list? Any film here that should have been in the top 13?

                        
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4 comments:

Rae Kasey said...

Notes on a Scandal
Little Miss Sunshine
The Departed
Pan's Labyrinth
Little Children
Letters from Iwo Jima
Babel
Dreamgirls
An Inconvenient Truth
Venus
Children of Men
The Lives of Others
Happy Feet

Those are the major 13 that I don't see here. For me the best of 2006 is Pan's Labyrinth. I truly believe it's Del Toro's masterpiece.

Univarn said...

I often wonder when I see films like Big Momma's House 2 and Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties just how plausible a negative number scale would be in my reviews.

I know lots of people where but I never was very impressed with Dreamgirls. So my tops (in no particular order) would be:

Children of Men
The Departed
Little Children
Letters from Iwo Jima
United 93
Babel
The Prestige
Casino Royale
Pan's Labyrinth

Walter L. Hollmann said...

I...I can't believe The Holiday and Casino Royale are rated so low. Cars WAS a travesty, certainly -- therefore, does not deserve to even be thought of alongside The Holiday and Casino Royale. The Bond fan in me is getting flekempt!

Andrew: Encore Entertainment said...

Walter: I'm always unsure about The Holiday. Is it me liking it or is it really good. It almost spilled over to B-. Casino Royale...after they dangled the slight possibility of Jude Law...and took it away that was it? Who doesn't want to be Jude Law?

Rae & Ryan: There are films on both your lists that I haven't seen. But you'll see which.