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2004 Favorites: Part II – Movies

I’m having a hard time narrowing down films I saw to just one favorite. Plus, I have yet to watch The Live Aquatic, and from what I hear it could be a real contender. I still need to see Team America as well. So now, in simple no-particular-order list form, movies I really enjoyed this year:

  • Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow – I’m a sucker for art deco and old school pulps. Worth watching as a visual accomplishment alone.
  • Spider-Man 2 – Best comic book movie of the decade thus far.
  • The Incredibles – Pixar hasn’t let me down yet. Pure fun from start to finish.
  • Bubba Ho-Tep – I still need to buy this on DVD. Only Bruce Campbell could pull off a geriatric Elvis fighting a mummy and still make the movie heartwarming.

Yeah that turned out shorter than I expected. My memory really stinks. If anybody else remembers movies I saw and liked, please let me know…

I did see Oceans 12 tonight. Frankly, a bizarre movie. Fun to watch, but… well… bizarre again is the only word. Julia Roberts as a character as Julia Roberts meeting Bruce Willis as himself. My head asplode. Oceans 11 was far superior.