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With a cue from Nick’s Friday 5ive, and having also watched The Road this week, here are my current top five post-apocalyptic movies:

5. WALL•E

4. Children of Men

3. The Road

2. Twelve Monkeys

1. 28 Days Later…

Thoughts? Additions? Subtractions?

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I totally ripped this idea off from someone.

It’s still funny, though.

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My Beanie Babies are worth a million dollars.

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The Road

What’s that? You love super depressing movies? Then you’ve come to the right place! Talk about about downer. And I loved every minute of it. This was such a well done movie. Visually, it was beautifully terrifying, if that makes any sense at all, the acting (mainly Viggo Mortensen) was superb, and the story was engrossing. I have to agree with Nick that this is in my top 5 post-apocalyptic movies (I’ll do a list once he gets his up, as to not steal his thunder). This movie definitely kept me on the edge of my seat, and I really felt terror when I thought something bad was about to happen, and happiness when they found food/life/etc. It’s definitely not a movie for everyone, but if you like a good story and can handle the fact that there isn’t a whole lot of hope for these people, then it’d definitely worth checking out. It certainly bumps a few of my top 15 of 2009 down a bit.
A

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A Serious Man

This is a tough one. At first thought, I pretty much don’t recommend this movie. It’s really slow and pretty boring, but at it’s core it’s kind of interesting. Initially, I hated the ending, it felt like it just ended, but after looking at a couple of articles about the movie, I now understand the ending, and I like it. It somewhat redeems the movie. On a more positive note, Michael Stuhlbarg, who plays the main character, is excellent. I’ve never seen him in anything before, but I really like him and think we’ll be seeing more of him in the future. There were also a handful of quite funny moments that made the viewing easier. Like I said, this is a tough one. Kind of a love/hate thing. Sheena says my rating system makes no sense and asked me if I’d ever watch this movie again. I doubt I ever will, but I’m glad I saw it and, now that I “get it” a little more, I like it a little better. It’s still pretty boring, though.
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The Men Who Stare At Goats

I have to be honest with you, I really liked this movie until literally the last second. Is something that happens in one second of a movie that I dislike forgivable? Of course it is. But it really sucks when that one moment is the very last moment of the movie. Otherwise, this movie was pretty great. It was really funny and quirky and it’s pretty crazy that it’s based on true stuff. I found it especially humorous that these “spiritual soldiers” referred to themselves and Jedi Warriors, and that Ewan McGregor was the man trying to learn more about them, and even kind of becomes one. That’s just funny. George Clooney and Jeff Bridges were both awesome as usual. Kevin Spacey‘s character is a jerk, but he’s good, too, I guess. This is worth checking out, especially if you like the more quirky stuff out there.
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They just randomly (rarely) start doing this. It’s hilarious.
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Everything Spike Jonze does is brilliant.
This will be no different:

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Reason #444 why Southwest is the best airline ever:

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