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The Year Of The Confounding Dance Number

Here’s the last of my list-happiness…the top films of 2004, in my estimation.

The Top Ten
01: “Shaun of the Dead” (which led to my discovery of and obsession with the BBC series, “Spaced“)
02: “Goodbye Lenin” (I so need to own this)
03: “Return of the King” extended edition (I still need to get through all of the extras)
04: “Kill Bill Volume 2” (I liked both Volumes 1 & 2 more than I expected to, and am glad that I waited to watch them together)
05: “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
06: “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” (hated the first two films, loved this adaptation)
07: “Ong Bak” (weak on plot, strong with Tony Jaa, Jaa rules!)
08: “The Incredibles” (The little man announced this will be the theme for his 7th birthday party as he’s already set on “Finding Nemo” for his 6th. The kid plans ahead.)
09: “Hero
10: “In America

Honorable Mentions:
Garden State
The Calcium Kid” (I hope this film finds its way to a wide release)
House of Flying Daggers” (sure, it’s mostly eye candy, but oh what eye candy it is)
The Princess Blade” (came out in 2001, but was new to me)
Koi… Mil Gaya” (the first Hindi science fiction film ever made)
Triplets of Belleville
The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi
Blogumentary” (and not just because we’re in it, more because it’s a topic near and dear to my heart and I heartily enjoyed watching it)
The Bourne Supremacy

Movies I Wanted to Like More Than I Did:The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou” and “Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow” and “Code 46
Movies I Felt Guilty About Enjoying:Bad Santa” and “The Day After Tomorrow
Movies I Haven’t Gotten Around to Seeing:The Saddest Music in the World“, “Sideways“, “Twilight Samurai“, “Collateral“, “A Very Long Engagement“, and “Tarnation
Phew. Now we can get back to regularly scheduled programming.

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