These are the films I have seen in 2008 AD. * in front of a film means I saw it sitting on my (or someone else's) couch. / at the front and and end indicates this isn't my first experience with said film. + indicates a projected video showing.

224. (31 Dec) *Eagle Eye (2008, D.J. Caruso) [C]
223. (30 Dec) Yes Man (2008, Peyton Reed) [C]
222. (30 Dec) Valkyrie (2008, Bryan Singer) [B-]
221. (26 Dec) The Spirit (2008, Frank Miller) [C+]
220. (16 Dec) *The Longest Day (1962, Kenn Annakin, Bernhard Wicki, Andrew Marton) [C]
219. (14 Dec) In the City of Sylvia (2007, Jose Luis Guerin) [A-]
218. (14 Dec) Gran Torino (2008, Clint Eastwood) [D+]
217. (14 Dec) The Reader (2008, Stephen Daldry) [B-]
216. (13 Dec) The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008, Scott Derrickson) [B-]
215. (01 Dec) The Transporter 3 (2008, Olivier Megaton) [C+]
214. (28 Nov) Twilight (2008, Catherine Hardwicke) [C]
213. (27 Nov) Australia (2008, Baz Luhrmann) [B+]
212. (27 Nov) *Container (2006, Lukas Moodysson) [B+]
211. (22 Nov) Let the Right One In (2008, Tomas Alfredson) [A-]
210. (22 Nov) I've Loved You So Long (2008, Phillipe Claudel) [C]
209. (21 Nov) Bolt (2008, Chris Williams & Byron Howard) [B]
208. (16 Nov) *The Happening (2008, M. Night Shamaylan) [C]
207. (15 Nov) Quantum of Solace (2008, Marc Forster) [C+]
206. (14 Nov) Role Models (2008, David Wain) [B]
205. (08 Nov) JCVD (2008, Moubrek El Mahri) [D+]
204. (08 Nov) The Wild Child (1970, Francois Truffaut) [A]
203. (07 Nov) *The Visitor (2008, Todd McCarthy) [B-]
202. (03 Nov) *The Substitute (2007, Ole Bornedal) [C]
201. (01 Nov) Changeling (2008, Clint Eastwood) [B]
200. (31 Oct) Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008, Kevin Smith) [B-]
199. (19 Oct) The Secret Life of Bees (2008, Gina Prince-Blythewood) [B-]
198. (18 Oct) Lola Montes (1955, Max Ophuls) [B]
197. (18 Oct) Happy-Go-Lucky (2008, Mike Leigh) [B+]
196. (16 Oct) *Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains (1981, Lou Adler) [B-]
195. (14 Oct) *Young People Fucking (2007, Martin Gero) [B-]
194. (11 Oct) Body of Lies (2008, Ridley Scott) [B]
193. (11 Oct) City of Ember (2008, Gil Kenan) [C]
192. (05 Oct) *How the West Was Won (1962, Henry Hathaway, John Ford, & George Marshall) [B]
191. (04 Oct) Ballast (2008, Lance Hammer) [C+]
190. (04 Oct) Blindness (2008, Fernando Mereilles) [C]
189. (04 Oct) Rachel Getting Married (2008, Jonathan Demme) [A-]
188. (03 Oct) *Sex and the City (2008, Michael Patrick King) [C+]
187. (27 Sep) *Pale Rider (1985, Clint Eastwood) [B]
186. (26 Sep) *Run Fatboy Run (2007, David Schwimmer) [B]
185. (24 Sep) *The Forbidden Kingdom (2008, Rob Minkoff) [C-]
184. (21 Sep) Ghost Town (2008, David Koepp) [B]
183. (21 Sep) *Then She Found Me (2007, Helen Hunt) [C]
182. (21 Sep) *The Go-Getter (2007, Martin Hynes) [C-]
181. (20 Sep) The Duchess (2008, Saul Dibb) [B-]
180. (20 Sep) Appaloosa (2008, Ed Harris) [C]
179. (19 Sep) Burn After Reading (2008, Ethan & Joel Coen) [B]
178. (13 Sep) Chocolate (2008, Prachya Prinkaew) [B]
177. (13 Sep) Borderline (2008, Lyne Charlebois) [B]
176. (13 Sep) The Wrestler (2008, Darren Aronofsky) [A-]
175. (12 Sep) Easy Virtue (2008, Stephan Elliott) [B-]
174. (12 Sep) Achilles and the Tortoise (2008, Takeshi Kitano) [C-]
173. (12 Sep) Birdsong (2008, Alberto Serra) [D+]
172. (12 Sep) Tokyo Sonata (2008, Kiyoshi Kurosawa) [B+]
171. (12 Sep) Che (2008, Steven Soderbergh) [B (Part 1); C- (Part 2)]
170. (11 Sep) 35 Shots of Rum (2008, Claire Denis) [C]
169. (11 Sep) The Beaches of Agnes (2008, Agnes Varda) [B]
168. (11 Sep) Mommy Is at the Hairdresser's (2008, Lea Pool) [B]
167. (11 Sep) The Brothers Bloom (2008, Rian Johnson) [B]
166. (10 Sep) Revanche (2008, Gotz Spielmann) [B-]
165. (10 Sep) Everlasting Moments (2008, Jan Troell) [C]
164. (10 Sep) Four Nights With Anna (2008, Jerzy Skolimowski) [B-]
163. (10 Sep) Adoration (2008, Atom Egoyan) [B+]
162. (10 Sep) Summer Hours (2008, Olivier Assayas) [A-]
161. (09 Sep) Synecdoche, New York (2008, Charlie Kaufman) [B+]
160. (09 Sep) Zift (2008, Javor Gordev) [C+]
159. (09 Sep) Gigantic (2008, Matt Aselton) [C]
158. (09 Sep) Genova (2008, Michael Winterbottom) [D+]
157. (08 Sep) A Christmas Tale (2008, Arnaud Desplechin) [C]
s07. (08 Sep) Death and Transfiguration (1983, Terence Davies) [B+]
s06. (08 Sep) Madonna and Child (1980, Terence Davies) [B+]
s05. (08 Sep) Children (1976, Terence Davies) [C]
156. (08 Sep) Middle of Nowhere (2008, John Stockwell) [C+]
155. (08 Sep) New York, I Love You (2008, Various) [C]
154. (08 Sep) My Mother, My Bride, & I (2008, Hans Stiebelbacher) [C+]
153. (07 Sep) RR (2007, James Benning) [C-]
My limit for shots (and the sounds) of trains much less than 2 hours.
152. (07 Sep) All Around Us (2008, Ryosuke Hashiguchi) [A-]
151. (07 Sep) Wendy & Lucy (2008, Kelly Reichardt) [B]
150. (07 Sep) Paris 36 (2008, Christophe Barretier) [C]
149. (06 Sep) Still Walking (2008, Hirokazu Kore-Eda) [A-]
148. (06 Sep) Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008, Peter Sollet) [B]
147. (06 Sep) Acne (2007, Federico Veiroj) [B-]
146. (06 Sep) Three Monkeys (2008, Nuri Bilge Ceylan) [C+]
145. (06 Sep) 33 Stories From Life (2008, Margota Szimouska) [B-]
144. (05 Sep) The Rest of the Night (2008, Francesco Munzi) [C]
143. (05 Sep) Me and Orson Welles (2008, Richard Linklater) [B+]
142. (03 Sep) *Twins of Evil (1971, John Hough) [C]
141. (01 Sep) *The Secret (2007, Vincent Perez) [B]
140. (31 Aug) A Girl Cut in Two (2007, Claude Chabrol) [B-]
s04. (31 Aug) +Looking Glass (2007, Erik Rosenlund) [C+]
139. (31 Aug) Day of Wrath (1943, Carl Th. Dreyer) [A-]
138. (30 Aug) *Women (1997, Luis Galvao Teles) [C]
137. (30 Aug) Hamlet 2 (2008, Andrew Fleming) [C]
136. (24 Aug) The Rocker (2008, Peter Cattaneo) [B]
135. (23 Aug) *CJ7 (2008, Stephen Chow) [C]
134. (22 Aug) The House Bunny (2008, Fred Wolf) [C-]
133. (19 Aug) *Billy Bathgate (1991, Robert Benton) [B-]
132. (17 Aug) Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008, Eric Brevig) [B-]
Works perfectly well as the Saturday matinee-cum-amusement park attraction it bills itself as, but of little interest otherwise.
131. (17 Aug) *Doomsday (2008, Neil Marshall) [C]
130. (16 Aug) Brideshead Revisited (2008, Julian Jarrold) [B-]
129. (16 Aug) Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008, Woody Allen) [B+]
128. (15 Aug) *21 (2008, Robert Luketic) [C]
127. (10 Aug) *Road House (1989, Rowdy Herrington) [B]
126. (10 Aug) *Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay (2008, Jon Hurwitz & Hayden Schlossberg) [D]
Original red-band trailer made it look like it might be the lowbrow satire of our time; turns out to be a tediously unfunny slog whose brighter moments are simply pale rehashes of the good bits (Neil Patrick Harris; marijuana love) in the first film.
125. (09 Aug) Pineapple Express (2008, David Gordon Green) [B]
124. (08 Aug) Of Time and the City (2008, Terence Davies) [C+]
123. (08 Aug) Elegy (2008, Isabel Coixet) [B]
122. (08 Aug) Frozen River (2008, Courtney Hunt) [B-]
121. (07 Aug) The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (2008, Sanaa Hamri) [B-]
120. (30 Jul) *Point Break (1991, Kathryn Bigelow) [B+]
119. (27 Jul) /*Top Gun/ (1986, Tony Scott) [C - down from a vague mixed based on 20-year-old memories]
118. (26 Jul) Transsiberian (2008, Brad Anderson) [B]
117. (26 Jul) Baghead (2008, Jay & Mark Duplass) [C+]
116. (25 Jul) The X-Files: I Want to Believe (2008, Chris Carter) [B-]
Basically the plots of two X-Files episodes ineptly stitched together; one a fairly strong version of the Special Guest Star (played here by Billy Connolly) providing a catalyst for Mulder and Scully's relationship, the other a misguided attempt to do the silliest of bad fifties SF tropes.
115. (25 Jul) Mamma Mia! (2008, Phillipa Lloyd) [C]
114. (23 Jul) *To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday (1996, Michael Pressman) [C+]
113. (19 Jul) The Dark Knight (2008, Christopher Nolan) [A]
112. (19 Jul) Kit Kitteridge: An American Girl (2008, Patricia Rozema) [D+]
111. (17 Jul) /*Batman Begins/ (2005, Christopher Nolan) [B - up from C]
110. (13 Jul) Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008, Guillermo Del Toro) [C+]
109. (12 Jul) Days and Clouds (2007, Silvio Soldini) [B]
108. (12 Jul) Kabluey (2007, Scott Prendergast) [B+]
107. (10 Jul) *The President's Analyst (1967, Theodore J. Flicker) [A-]
106. (05 Jul) Samurai Rebellion (1967, Masaki Kobayashi) [A]
105. (05 Jul) The Sword of Doom (1966, Kihachi Okamoto) [B]
104. (05 Jul) *Chaos Theory (2007, Marcos Siega) [C+]
103. (04 Jul) *Species (1995, Roger Donaldson) [C-]
102. (03 Jul) Hancock (2008, Peter Berg) [C]
101. (02 Jul) *Charlie Bartlett (2007, Jon Poll) [C]
100. (28 Jun) The Grocer's Son (2007, Eric Guirado) [B-]
099. (28 Jun) Expired (2007, Cecilia Muncchiuni) [C-]
098. (27 Jun) WALL-E (2008, Andrew Staunton) [A]
s03. (27 Jun) Presto (2008, Doug Sweetland) [B+]
s02. (25 Jun) *The Big Empty (2005, Lisa Chang & Newton Thomas Sigel) [C]
097. (22 Jun) *Rails & Ties (2007, Alison Eastwood) [B-]
096. (20 Jun) Get Smart (2008, Peter Segal) [B]
095. (17 Jun) *The Walker (2007, Paul Schrader) [B-]
094. (15 Jun) The Incredible Hulk (2008, Louis Leterrier) [B-]
093. (12 Jun) *Jumper (2008, Doug Liman) [C-]
092. (09 Jun) /Iron Man/ (2008, Jon Favreau) [B+]
091. (08 Jun) *Semi-Pro (2008, Kent Alterman) [C-]
Only in movie math can two positive components (the sports movie template of TALLADEGA NIGHTS and the 70's parody of ANCHORMAN) somehow end up as a negative; absolutely deadly as comedy with no single riff that works. The Harrelson subplot (aging player transitioning to coach) at least provides some relief by perversely working as straight-ahead drama.
090. (06 Jun) Kung Fu Panda (2008, Mark Osborne & John Stevenson) [C+]
Opening dream sequence easily the best portion of this otherwise formulaic CGI cartoon.
089. (03 Jun) *Rambo (2008, Sylvester Stallone) [C]
Not a good movie by any stretch, and its use of Burmese atrocities for what is basically an ultra-gory actioner is in questionable taste, but it does have a certain grindhouse integrity.
088. (02 Jun) *Grace Is Gone (2007, James C. Strouse) [C+]
Modest griefathong hampered by a treacly Clint Eastwood score, and a determined performance by John Cusack to not be "John Cusack", when a "John Cusack" performance would probably work better. Shelan O'Keefe as the elder daughter bears an eerie resemblance to a prepubescent Tilda Swinton.
087. (31 May) Reprise (2006, Joachim Trier) [C]
Lots of punkish attitude and energy, but after a while I realized I didn't give a fucking shit about the two wannabe literary wankers at the center of this, and the attitude and energy just seemed like a calculated distraction from the nothing at the center.
086. (31 May) Stuck (2007, Stuart Gordon) [B+]
085. (31 May) Roman de Gare (2007, Claude Lelouch) [B]
084. (31 May) Savage Grace (2007, Tom Kalin) [C]
083. (30 May) *Youth Without Youth (2007, Francis Ford Coppola) [C+]
082. (26 May) Made of Honor (2008, Paul Weiland) [C+]
081. (26 May) /*Casino Royale/ (2006, Martin Campbell) [B]
080. (23 May) Since You Went Away (1944, John Cromwell) [A-]
079. (23 May) Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008, Steven Spielberg) [B]
078. (22 May) *The Blob (1958, Irwin S. Yeaworth, Jr.) [B-]
077. (20 May) *National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007, Jon Turteltaub) [B-]
076. (18 May) /*Raiders of the Lost Ark/ (1981, Steven Spielberg) [A]
075. (18 May) The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008, Andrew Adamson) [C]
074. (17 May) Weekend (1967, Jean-Luc Gordard) [A-]
073. (17 May) Son of Rambow (2007, Garth Jennings) [B-]
072. (15 May) *Flakes (2007, Michael Lehmann) [C]
071. (10 May) Speed Racer (2008, The Wachowski Brothers) [B]
070. (10 May) Redbelt (2008, David Mamet) [B+]
069. (04 May) XXY (2007, Lucia Puenzo) [B]
068. (04 May) Breathless (1959, Jean-Luc Godard) [C+]
Yeah, I know, somewhat heretical, but at least now I know that everything that leaves me cool about Godard -- the shallow rhetorical sophistry and the complete absence of feeling toward his characters -- was part of the package from the get-go.
067. (02 May) Iron Man (2008, Jon Favreau) [B+]
066. (27 Apr) Priceless (2006, Pierre Salvadori) [B]
065. (26 Apr) Baby Mama (2008, Michael McCullers) [B-]
064. (21 Apr) *The Widow Couderc (1971, Pierre Granier-Deferre) [B-]
063. (20 Apr) /*The Taking of Pelham One Two Three/ (1974, Joseph Sargent) [A]
062. (19 Apr) *A Taste of Honey (1961, Tony Richardson) [B-]
061. (18 Apr) Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008, Nicholas Stoller) [B]
060. (13 Apr) /*The Station Agent/ (2003, Thomas McCarthy) [B]
059. (12 Apr) *Dresden (2006, Roland Suso Richter) [B-]
For the curious, this is a German TV movie set during the Dresden fire bombing. Decent but unexceptional romantic drama.
058. (12 Apr) Smart People (2008, Noam Murro) [C+]
Decent performances (including the first non-irritating Sarah Jessica Parker turn since the early 90's) keep this very marginally in mixed territory, but the script is saggy Indiewood hooey.
057. (11 Apr) *The Water Horse (2007, Jay Russell) [B]
056. (10 Apr) Nim's Island (2008, Jennifer Flackett & Marc Levin) [D]
Wretched; tries to be a whimsical storybook fable and can't pull it off, with the effect that all of its three leads don't come off as charming but clinically insane. Foster comes off best; at least the movie realizes she's nuts...
055. (09 Apr) *Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007, Jake Kasdan) [D+]
Pretty good soundtrack, but excruciatingly unfunny; the two good bits (Dewey and his brother and the machetes; Tim Meadows's anti-reefer rant) get beaten into the ground as they become plot elements.
054. (08 Apr) 10,000 BC (2008, Roland Emmerich) [B-]
053. (08 Apr) *The Rabbit Is Me (1965, Kurt Maetzig) [C] 052. (06 Apr) Leatherheads (2008, George Clooney) [B-]
051. (05 Apr) La France (2007, Sergi Bozon) [C-]
050. (05 Apr) My Blueberry Nights (2007, Wong Kar-Wai) [B-]
049. (02 Apr) Horton Hears a Who (2008, Jimmy Hayward & Steve Martino) [C]
048. (30 Mar) The Bank Job (2008, Roger Donaldson) [B+]
047. (29 Mar) The Toe Tactic (2008, Emily Hubley) [C-]
046. (29 Mar) Eat, For This Is My Body (2007, Michelange Quay) [B+]
045. (29 Mar) My Brother Is an Only Child (2007, Daniele Luchetti) [B-]
044. (25 Mar) *The Mist (2007, Frank Darabont) [C]
Should-be gangbusters premise, but pretty lousy execution -- the acting extremely variable (though Toby Jones is rapidly becoming one of my favorite character actors), generally incompetent direction (one good shot, though -- the tracking shot of heads turning towards Mrs. Carmody), and a screenplay with some deeply unconvincing character psychology, though I suspect that was a latent problem with the novella.
043. (23 Mar) *Hitman (2007, Xavier Gens) [C-]
Eh. "Stylish" but empty action drivel, but more dull than insipid.
042. (23 Mar) Vantage Point (2008, Pete Travis) [B-]
Can't really defend this much, since its gimmicky plot structure gives it a saggy middle with the Noriega and Whitaker focused segments. Also, would it be too much for a "why?". On the other hand, I did find it thrilling in a Cheez-Puffs way.
041. (22 Mar) Boarding Gate (2007, Olivier Assayas) [C+]
040. (22 Mar) Snow Angels (2007, David Gordon Green) [C]
Anyone else think that Sam Rockwell is hideously miscast in this?
039. (12 Mar) *The Amateurs (2005, Michael Tragaer) [C+]
038. (08 Mar) Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008, Bharat Nalluri) [C-]
037. (08 Mar) The Other Boleyn Girl (2008, Justin Chadwick) [C+]
036. (05 Mar) *To Kill a King (2003, Tom Barker) [C+]
035. (02 Mar) *Mermaids (1990, Richard Benjamin) [B+]
034. (01 Mar) Be Kind Rewind (2008, Michel Gondry) [C]
033. (01 Mar) Violent Saturday (1955, Richard Fleischer) [C+]
Far more mediocre fifties melodrama than taut crime thriller; some camp value in seeing Ernest Borgnine as an Amish farmer.
032. (01 Mar) Penelope (2006, Mark Palansky) [B]
s01. (01 Mar) *Hotel Chevalier (2007, Wes Anderson) [B]
031. (01 Mar) *Peter's Friends (1992, Kenneth Branagh) [B-]
030. (25 Feb) *Blue Remembered Hills (1979, Brian Gibson) [B-]
029. (24 Feb) /*The Devil Wears Prada/ (2006, David Frankel) [B]
028. (22 Feb) *Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007, Shekhar Kapur) [C-]
027. (20 Feb) *I Could Never Be Your Woman (2007, Amy Heckerling) [B+]
026. (17 Feb) *The Smiling Lieutenant (1931, Ernst Lubitsch) [B]
025. (16 Feb) Definitely, Maybe (2008, Adam Brooks) [B]
024. (16 Feb) In Bruges (2008, Martin McDonagh) [B+]
023. (05 Feb) *The Jane Austen Book Club (2007, Robin Swicord) [C]
022. (03 Feb) *The Steel Helmet (1951, Samuel Fuller) [B+]
021. (02 Feb) The Witnesses (2007, Andre Techine) [B+]
020. (02 Feb) 4 Months, 3 Weeks, & 2 Days (2007, Cristian Mungiu) [A]
019. (02 Feb) *DOA: Dead or Alive (2006, Corey Yuen) [C]
018. (27 Jan) *Adrift in Manhattan (2007, Alfredo De Vella) [C+]
017. (27 Jan) *Moliere (2007, Laurent Tirard) [B+]
016. (26 Jan) The Letter Never Sent (1959, Mikhail Kalazatov) [B-]
If movies were judged by spectacle, visuals, and camerawork alone this would be one of the greatest films of all time. Unfortunately, among the forest fires (which are insanely realistic) and the wide-open spaces of the taiga there's also a wispy plot involving geologists in a tepid love triangle, which ends up getting dropped for rather routine (plotwise, at least) man-against-the-elements stuff.
015. (26 Jan) The White Sun of the Desert (1970, Vladimir Motyl) [B]
014. (26 Jan) Battleship Potemkin (1925, Sergei Eisenstein) [A-]
013. (25 Jan) *The Hunting Party (2007, Richard Shepard) [B-]
012. (20 Jan) 27 Dresses (2007, Anne Fletcher) [B-]
Formulaic as they come plotwise, but Heigl and Marsden make fine leads, Judy Greer is fun as the sarcastic best friend, and there's some good lines.
011. (20 Jan) Cloverfield (2008, Matt Reeves) [B]
Central "Blair Witch" conceit of film being a recovered artifact both film's best and worst point; when it's concentrating on a ground-level view of Lovecraftian horror laying waste to Manhattan, the film is gut-wrenchingly intense. As film goes on, though, the conceit wears thin (at least Blair Witch had the excuse its cast were self-absorbed film students) and the characters a largely bland group of mildly irritating non-entities.
010. (19 Jan) Cassandra's Dream (2007, Woody Allen) [B-]
009. (19 Jan) Woman at the Beach (2006, Hong Sang-Soo) [C]
008. (19 Jan) Still Life (2006, Jia Zhang-Ke) [B]
007. (16 Jan) *The Heartbreak Kid (2007, Peter & Bobby Farelly) [D]
A betrayal of the things that I've actually liked about the Farellys' films; instead of the usual undercurrent of screwy sweetness, there's only a misanthropic cynicism. Their fondness for vulgar gags is still intact, but when their most outre moment was both a) done on Friends 10 years ago, and b) involves the fakiest merkin in the history of merkins, they've lost their touch.
006. (12 Jan) /*Die Hard 2/ (1990, Renny Harlin) [B]
Enjoyed the hell out of this when I was 16, but it's a lesser version of Die Hard without the extra kick of Alan Rickman's villain for the ages. Still fun, though.
005. (07 Jan) *The Kingdom (2007, Peter Berg) [C-]
004. (06 Jan) *Bullitt (1968, Peter Yates) [B-]
Famous car chase scene is justifiably so; but otherwise it's a police procedural whose biggest asset is the late 60s vibe. The one or two attempts at "meaning", however, are laughable.
003. (06 Jan) *Bug (2006, William Friedkin) [C]
002. (05 Jan) Anatomy of a Murder (1959, Otto Preminger) [A-]
001. (05 Jan) Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007, Tim Burton) [B+]