Top 100 movies of the decade


..or of a decade, if you're fussy about when it starts & stops. I'm agnostic.

Kevin C. Murphy over at Ghost in the Machine has gone to a lot of trouble to put together a review of the best 100 movies of the last 10 years, according to him (I think by the end he's reviewed more like 115, but who's counting).

Worth your attention.

Kevin, 3 things:

  1. Wow that was a lot of time you put in, both watching & reviewing.
  2. Thanks! Found several new things I should put in (or move way up in) my movie queue.
  3. Thanks for reminding me of Tom Hanks' Mr. Short Term Memory. This was my favorite sketch of his:

    Mr. Short-Term Memory : [ looks at the card ] What is this? "Tony Randall"? What you just hand these out to people you meet? That's a little sad.
    Tony Randall : You just asked me for it! You begged!
    Mr. Short-Term Memory : Wha- [ turns to Tony again] Tony Randall!

    Host [Phil Hartman] : Here's today's showcase, spend your thousand on whatever you want.
    Mr. Short-Term Memory : Oh Cool um, I-I'll take the color TV for 300.
    Host : Alright that leaves you with 700.
    Mr. Short-Term Memory : And let's see, uh, I'll take the color TV for 300.
    Host : ... Fine, that leaves you with 400.
    Mr. Short-Term Memory : Oh! A color TV! I need one of those!


Hey, thanks much. It was a good time, although it definitely took longer than I suspected going in.

Btw, I finally got here through LiveJournal, but, even after crafting a new MT account, I can't seem to post through Movable Type -- It always says "Permission Denied" as I press post. Been doing it since your return a few months ago.

Perhaps the problem is...I can't remember. Ugh, there's food in my mouth!!

yay! (on the change of commenting parameters)
[flurry of esprit d'escalier]

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