Norm @ the Movies
Yet another redesign, otherwise more of the same, better.
Audiences got their adrenaline pumped up by The Fast and the Furious
and The Gift
, they got their bones tickled by Legally Blonde
, Shallow Hal
and Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back
, and they got their minds fucked with by David Lynch's Mulholland Dr.
I had some problems with the latter, but it's well worth seeing anyway, as are the flawed but still pretty Crom-damned great The Royal Tenembaums
, Sexy Beast
, The Man Who Wasn't There
. In a more mainstream vein, Amelie
and Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
were also not as good as they could have been but still worth checking out.
The Oscars rewarded the okay-but-certainly-not-award-worthy A Beautiful Mind
but they also had the good sense to finally give African-American actors their time in the spotlight, with deserved wins by Denzel Washington for Training Day
and Halle Berry for Monster's Ball
. Unfortunately, the masterpiece de la trash Citizen Toxie
went home empty-handed.
My Top Ten:
01. MOULIN ROUGE! 98
02. VANILLA SKY 93
03. THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING 93
04. WAKING LIFE 92
05. OCEAN'S 11 92
06. HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH 91
07. GHOST WORLD 91
08. LOST AND DELIRIOUS 91
09. MEMENTO 90
10. FREDDY GOT FINGERED 89
The rest of my life
I spent a week in Miami (furthest away from home I've ever gone), went to Tdot to see Tori again, and was stunned like the rest of the world by the September 11 attacks. Life went on, thankfully.
( previously: 1998