Favorite Movies From 2004  

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Favorite Movies From 2004

New thing I’m going to do. Basically, a count down by year of my favorite movies. I’ll start with 2004 because there are still far too too many 2005 movies I need to see. So here goes:

My favorite movies from 2004

#1 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Eternal Sunshine holds a special place in my heart just because of how much I l many 2005 movies I need to see. So here goes:

My favorite movies fromove the two main characters. Both Kate Winslet and Jim Carrey were marvelous in their roles, but a lot of that had to do with the excellent script from Charlie Kaufman. The Man is a genius. This romantic Sci-Fi is clever, humorous, heartbreaking, and very entertaining.

If I did not love Kate Winslet before, I did after watching this movie. Is it too much to ask for a girlfriend just like Clementine? I know they had their problems, but I totally fell in love with her in the flashback/memory scenes.

I don't think I have ever connected with a movie character as much as I connected with Joel. I fall in love with every woman that shows me a bit of attention, yet I'm too shy or lame to do anything about it. I have no game; all I have are my cynical one-liners that get annoying after a while. I think I am Joel.

Ultimately, the movie is about how every couple has strengths and weaknesses in their relationship, yet it can be easy to forget the good bits in a bad moment. It may be a little cliché, but it is true when they say, "It is better to have loved and lost, then to never have loved at all."

#2 Collateral
Nobody shoots L.A. as well as Michael Mann. Many directors/producers will shoot in Toronto and just call it L.A. to save a buck, not Michael Mann. Seeing Palm Trees, the Stables Center, and other distinct L.A. landmarks makes the film seem more real, and adds to the illusion of moviemaking.

I stayed away from this movie for a while just because it had Tom Cruise in it. But once I saw it both he and Jamie Foxx impressed me. I like Jamie's performance in this much more than his performance in Ray.

#3 Kill Bill Vol. 2
What can I say, it is a Tarantino movie that has everything a Tarantino movie should have. It has Hitmen, amusing diolog, a hip sountrack, and of course a few eyes got plucked out.

I like Vol. 1 more, but Vol. 2 is a damn good film in its own right. Particularly I loved the The Bride vs. Elle Driver fight scene.

#4 The Incredibles
The Incredibles is one of my favorite animated movies of all time. It is simply a highly entertaining movie. A movie with characters most kids would love, but it is loaded with mature content and subtle humor that keeps the adults interested. I would even go as far to say that this is an animated film more geared towards an adult audience.

#5 Spider-Man 2
What a great superhero movie. What separates this from other good superhero movies is that this one also has a great villain. As good as Batman Begins is, it failed to supply a villain as interesting as Doc Ock is. He really made this film great, kind of like how Darth Vader helped make the Star Wars trilogy great.

Honorable Mentions
Shaun of the Dead
Million Dollar Baby

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