August 16, 2012

Top Five: lack of theme

My favorite Tommy Lee Jones movies

  1. No Country for Old Men - the last scene alone is worth the price of admission
  2. The Fugitive
  3. Blown Away - great character with Jones as his most manic form
  4. Cobb
  5. Small Soldiers
    Honorable mention - Captain America (not enough Jones), Under Siege (loads of Jones but too much non-Jones), Batman Forever (fun but a little too wacky), Men in Black

My favorite Steve Carrell movies (updating)

  1. Anchorman: Legend of Ron Burgundy
  2. Dinner for Schmucks
  3. Crazy Stupid Love
  4. Despicable Me
  5. Bruce Almighty
    Dishonorable mention: 40 Year Old Virgin and Little Miss Sunshine - hated them both

My favorite Meryl Streep movies

  1. Fantastic Mr. Fox
  2. Adaptation
  3. Manhattan
  4. Julie & Julia
  5. Death Becomes Her
    I'm surprised at how few of her really well respected movies I've seen.

My favorite Ryan Gosling movies

  1. Drive
  2. Lars & the Real Girl
  3. Ides of March
  4. Crazy Stupid Love
  5. Blue Valentine - not enjoyable but excellently well made

My favorite Emma Stone movies

  1. Zombieland
  2. Superbad
  3. Zombieland
  4. House Bunny
  5. Friends With Benefits - the film's better than this ranking, but Stone's only in it for a minute, so I had to drag it down the list
Oh, and about the graphic...second hit when I searched for "five movies" on Google images. I really enjoyed her in Adventureland and thought she did a great job in Panic Room, but I'll admit that the latter didn't require her to do much more than suffer and look vacant - pretty much right in her wheelhouse as we've since learned.

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