Wednesday, July 08, 2009

movies 2000-2009

1. there will be blood
2. the squid and the whale
3. eternal sunshine of the spotless mind
4. zodiac
5. wedding crashers
6. spiderman 2
7. best in show
8. dave chappelle's block party
9. fracture
10. the descent

11. rachel getting married
12. a mighty wind
13. no country for old men
14. forgetting sarah marshall
15. ghost world
16. superbad
17. million dollar baby
18. knocked up
19. bowling for columbine
20. bad santa

21. secretary
22. up
23. o brother where art thou
24. coffee & cigarettes
25. brick
26. sideways
27. requiem for a dream
28. the royal tenenbaums
29. borat
30. lemony snicket presents a series of unfortunate events

31. kill bill
32. the science of sleep
33. amores perros
34. punch-drunk love
35. a history of violence
36. almost famous
37. igby goes down
38. match point
39. grindhouse
40. 8 mile

41. 28 days later
42. sherrybaby
43. sin city
44. a scanner darkly
45. hotel rwanda
46. munich
47. collateral
48. moulin rouge
49. shaun of the dead
50. ghost dog: the way of the samurai

51. the dark knight
52. closer
53. monsters inc.
54. iron man
55. fahrenheit 9/11
56. catch me if you can
57. lost in translation
58. batman begins
59. the emperor's new groove
60. lady in the water*

*special award for the most effectively entertained - that is, laughed out loud in the theater so much i paid and saw it again with different friends - i've ever been by a film for doing everything so spectacularly wrong...i'm not one for the mst3k set and snakes on a plane was really dull, but this is a high watermark of self-parody that deserves midnight showings

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

sarah palindromes

wrote about my july 4 and upbraided this prick

heading up north in two days to kill me a moose and drink the syrup from its veins

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

i am a freak

The 90 albums that made top ten Pazz & Jop from 2000-2008, in descending order of preference:

Ghostface Killah: Fishscale (Def Jam)
Sleater-Kinney: The Woods (Sub Pop)
Eminem: The Marshall Mathers LP (Aftermath/Interscope)
Arcade Fire: Neon Bible (Merge)
Clipse: Hell Hath No Fury (Re-Up Gang/Jive/Zomba)
D'Angelo: Voodoo (Virgin)
Lil Wayne, Tha Carter III (Cash Money)
OutKast: Stankonia (LaFace/Arista)
Radiohead: Amnesiac (Capitol)
Sleater-Kinney: All Hands on the Bad One (Kill Rock Stars)
Kanye West: Graduation (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam)
The Shins: Chutes Too Narrow (Sub Pop)
PJ Harvey: Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea (Island/Def Jam)
Sleater-Kinney: One Beat (Kill Rock Stars)
Portishead: Third (Mercury)
Jay-Z: The Blueprint (Roc-A-Fella)
TV on the Radio: Dear Science (Interscope)
The White Stripes: Get Behind Me Satan (V2)
Radiohead: Kid A (Capitol)
Kanye West: The College Dropout (Roc-A-Fella)
M.I.A.: Arular (XL)
New Pornographers: Electric Version (Matador)
The Roots: Phrenology (MCA)
The White Stripes: White Blood Cells (Sympathy for the Record Industry)
Modest Mouse: Good News for People Who Love Bad News (Epic)
Yo La Tengo: And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out (Matador)
Bob Dylan: "Love and Theft" (Columbia)
Arcade Fire: Funeral (Merge)
Tom Waits: Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards (Anti-)
M.I.A.: Kala (XL/Interscope)
The Streets: Original Pirate Material (Locked On/Vice)
Radiohead: Hail to the Thief (Capitol)
Wilco: Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (Nonesuch)
The Hold Steady: Separation Sunday (Frenchkiss)
Fountains of Wayne: Welcome Interstate Managers (S-Curve)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Fever to Tell (Interscope)
Vampire Weekend: Vampire Weekend (XL)
Bjork: Vespertine (Elektra)
Kanye West: 808s & Heartbreak (Roc-A-Fella)
The Hold Steady: Boys and Girls in America (Vagrant)
Fiona Apple: Extraordinary Machine (Epic/Clean Slate)
The Streets: A Grand Don't Come For Free (Vice/Atlantic)
The Coup: Party Music (75 Ark)
Erykah Badu: New Amerykah, Pt. 1: 4th World War (Motown)
Kanye West: Late Registration (Roc-A-Fella)
Radiohead: In Rainbows (Self Released)
My Morning Jacket: Z (ATO/RCA)
Drive-By Truckers: Decoration Day (New West)
Spoon: Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (Merge)
Gnarls Barkley: St Elsewhere (Downtown/Atlantic)
Bob Dylan: Modern Times (Columbia)
Eminem: The Eminem Show (Aftermath/Interscope)
LCD Soundsystem: Sound of Silver (DFA/EMI)
The Flaming Lips: Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (Warner Bros.)
The White Stripes: Elephant (V2)
Basement Jaxx: Kish Kash (Astralwerks)
Coldplay: A Rush of Blood to the Head (Capitol)
The Strokes: Is This It (RCA)
Santogold: Santogold (Downtown)
Arctic Monkeys: Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not (Domino)
Green Day: American Idiot (Reprise)
The New Pornographers: Twin Cinema (Matador)
Franz Ferdinand: Franz Ferdinand (Domino/Epic)
Dizzee Rascal: Boy in Da Corner (XL)
Brian Wilson: SMiLE (Nonesuch)
OutKast: Speakerboxxx/The Love Below (Arista)
Loretta Lynn: Van Lear Rose (Interscope)
Jill Scott: Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1 (Hidden Beach)
Lucinda Williams: Essence (Lost Highway)
TV on the Radio: Return To Cookie Mountain (4AD/Interscope)
Joanna Newsom: Ys (Drag City)
Beck: Sea Change (DGC)
Shelby Lynne: I Am Shelby Lynne (Island)
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!! (Anti-)
U2: All That You Can't Leave Behind (Interscope)
The National: Boxer (Beggars Banquet)
Missy Elliott: Under Construction (Elektra)
Bruce Springsteen: Magic (Columbia)
Neko Case: Fox Confessor Brings the Flood (Anti-)
Amy Winehouse: Back To Black (Universal)
Sufjan Stevens: Illinois (Asthmatic Kitty)
Rufus Wainwright: Poses (DreamWorks)
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss: Raising Sand (Rounder)
Bruce Springsteen: The Rising (Columbia)
U2: How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb (Interscope)
Antony and the Johnsons: I Am a Bird Now (Secretly Canadian)
Fleet Foxes: Fleet Foxes (Sub Pop)
Ryan Adams: Gold (Lost Highway)
Bon Iver: For Emma, Forever Ago (Jagjaguwar)