Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Introduction: My Favorites of the 2000's


Any critic with a keyboard to their name is jamming out "Best of" lists right now - both "Best of 2009" and "Best of the 2000's (a.k.a. - the Aughts)" lists. Listen, I enjoy reading lists as much as the next guy, but let's get real for a second: they're a pretty blatant way to get hits on a website. Inherent to their very existence is the fact that they will going to cause controversy; ranking one thing above another is a sure-fire way to get people talking (in both good and bad ways).

Since I don't get paid for writing on this blog (or anywhere, for that matter - hopefully in the future), and this site isn't exactly getting Pete Rose-esque hit numbers, this should be proof enough to you that I'm writing this for nobody but you and me. I'm not going to pretend to be able to put together a "Best of the Aughts" list, and I'm sure as heck not going to start a "Best of 2009" list when the year isn't over yet.

So what AM I going to do? Glad you asked. I'm joining the mayhem and creating a list - "My Favorites of the Aughts." Each year from 2000 to 2009 will garner a post in which I'll remember my favorite films of that particular year. Take heed - these will not necessarily be the best films of that year, or the most popular, or the most profitable: simply my favorites of each year. I went back and forth deciding whether I should write from my POV within that year ("When I was 16 in 2001, I really liked Zoolander!"), but I've decided to go with my modern self's retrospective opinion of movies from those days ("I appreciate American Psycho now, even though I didn't see it when it came out in 2000").

Get ready to turn back your clocks, because we're starting with Y2K. I'm not sure how often these entries will be posted (I'm still writing for GeekTyrant, after all), but rest assured that the series will be over right around the beginning of 2010. So for now, enjoy those Thanksgiving leftovers - I'll be back soon. Until next time...

[One final note - I'm going to be hitting my 200th (Bicentennial) Post in the midst of this series, so don't be alarmed if some insane Photoshop nonsense breaks up the order. And speaking of insane Photoshop nonsense, check out the "Puns of CBS Television Shows" battle going on between Media Consumed and The Solar Sentinel.]

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