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Alright, so 2008 has ended and 2009 has quickly taken its place.  But with the new year still fresh in our mind, it is time to take a look back at all the films that made their way to theaters during the hot and spicy year.  From January's Cloverfield to this past summers Iron ManIncredible Hulk and Dark Knight, to the recently released DoubtBenjamin Button and Marley and Me, there was something for everyone during 2008. 
 
We recently posted our 'End of Year Awards,' which you can see HERE And while I get to carry the title of 'critic' in terms of my favorites, there is very little that differs between me and you.  Because of that, I have decided that it is time for you all to voice your opinion and give us your vote for the 'Readers Top 10 List of 2008.'

So, either post a reply to this message or shoot me an e-mail at CollegeMovieReview@gmail.com and give me what you consider to be the top ten films of the year.  Make sure you number them. We will be taking lists until Tuesday night at 10 PM CST, which is when we will compile them to be posted in a Readers List.

I will be sure to post the Readers Top 10 List on here as soon as it goes live so you guys can check and see if your films make the cut.  And remember, unless you vote, you can't complain about the outcome.

So let me know your feelings about 2008, and let's all hope for an even better 2009.
 

Hollywood Catch Up


Over the last ninety days, a lot has happened in the world of Hollywood and movies.  And while little has been reported on CollegeMovieReview, I feel it is time to play catch up.  Below is a link to a long list of topics, all of which have been at the center of the movie business.  Some are interesting, some funny, but all critical in the world of Hollywood.  So sit back, relax, and bask in all the news and notable of the last few months.
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To catch-up yourself, click HERE

Catch-Up Reviews

So I have not posted any of my reviews in quite a while, but thought that I might take this moment to get caught up.  Below you will find reviews for a wide range of films, including The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Slumdog Millionaire, Milk, Seven Pounds, Doubt and The Reader.  Check them out below (by clicking on each of the pictures), and be sure to let me know your thoughts, as I always love for a little movie debate!
 
 
Slumdog Millionaire  


Seven Pounds

The Reader


Doubt


The Curious Case of Benjamin Button


Yes Man


Milk


Nothing Like the Holidays


Frost/Nixon

 
Hope you enjoy!

James Franco Interview


James Franco goes against stereotype in Gus Van Sant's politically driven drama Milk.  Franco plays Scott Smith, the lover of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man to ever be elected into public office.  The role is juicy and not expected from the young star, beinging Oscar buzz and mass appeal to both the film and Franco individually.

Check out my interview with Franco HERE as he talks about the film, his turn as Smith and the recent passing of Prop 8.  Be sure to let me know your thoughts.

**The views in this interview are delicate. Please do not post a reply that deals with slandering either someone's viewpoint or someone else's post.  Kind discuss is as always welcome!

Australia & Boy in the Striped Pajamas

This week, the long away Australia hits theaters, and what better time to do so.  It is the beginning of Oscar season and with the previews showing off some of the CGI visuals that the film has to offer, it should easily pull in a heavy number of viewers.  But not to be outdone, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is expanding this week, continuing its stronghold on viewers as it presents the generic story of the Holocaust through the eyes of a child.  The film is simply brilliant and should not be missed by anyone who has the opportunity to see it.


Check out my review for Australia HERE and be sure to let me know your thoughts.


Also, check out my review for The Boy in the Striped Pajamas HERE and be sure to let me know your thoughts.

**I always welcome open discussion and a little debate is fun.  But I do not welcome slaughtering of my opinions.  They are opinions, you can take them or leave them!  Now, with that said, what do you think?

Bolt & Soul Men

This past weekend, Twilight was forced to battle Bolt at the box-office while Soul Men tried to hang on for deal life.  Below I have a review for both films.  Be sure to check out how the lost dog fairs in his cross-country journey and how two old-timers make it back on stage.



Check out my review of Bolt HERE and be sure to tell me your thoughts.


Check out my review of Soul Men HERE and be sure to tell me your thought.

Charmed The Complete Series Box Set


It took eight years and 173 episodes, but the story that surrounded the WB's 'Charmed' finally came to a close in 2006.  Now, for the first time, the entire series is available in one complete box-set.  However, is it really worth it?

Check out my review HERE and be sure to let me know your thoughts.

Fred Claus Released on Blu-Ray


Fred Claus hit theaters over a year ago.  Now, it is finally making its way to Blu-Ray.  You have to wonder, is it a marketing ploy to get the most discs sold?  I would think so.  And hopefully it works, because besides Vince Vaughn, this film is extremely disappointing.

Check out my review HERE and be sure to let me know what you think.

Kung Fu Panda on Blu-Ray


Jack Back and company rock the animation and the moves to bring a fun and entertaining animated comedy to the screen.

Check out my review HERE and be sure to let me know your thoughts.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars on Blu-Ray


Finally a Star Wars film that lives up to the original three...NOT!!!

Check out my review HERE and be sure to let me know your thoughts.