2008

Film Decades: 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Each review will be linked to the title below.

(*seen originally in theaters)

(**seen rereleased in theater)

  • 8 – directed by Abderrahmane Sissako, Gael García Bernal, Mira Nair, Gus Van Sant, Jan Kounen, Gaspar Noé, Jane Campion, & Wim Wenders – anthology
  • 21 – directed by Robert Luketic, starring Jim Sturgess, Kevin Spacey, Laurence Fishburne, Kate Bosworth, Liza Lapira, Jacob Pitts, Aaron Yoo, & Kieu Chinh
  • 27 Dresses
  • 88 Minutes* – directed by Jon Avnet, starring Al Pacino, Alicia Witt, Leelee Sobieski, William Forsythe, Deborah Kara Unger, Amy Brenneman, Neal McDonough, & Benjamin McKenzie
  • 10,000 B.C.
  • Adulthood
  • An American Carol
  • Anamorph
  • And When Did You Last See Your Father?
  • Appaloosa
  • Asterix at the Olympic Games
  • Australia
  • Baby Mama*
  • Babylon A.D.
  • Bangkok Dangerous – directed by Danny & Oxide Pang, starring Nicolas Cage
  • The Bank Job
  • Battle in Seattle
  • Be Kind Rewind – directed by Michel Gondry
  • Bedtime Stories
  • Beer For My Horses
  • Beverly Hills Chihuahua
  • Blindness
  • Body of Lies – directed by Ridley Scott
  • Bolt
  • Bonneville
  • The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
  • Brick Lane
  • Burn After Reading* – directed by Joel & Ethan Coen
  • Cadillac Records
  • Cassandra’s Dream – directed by Woody Allen
  • Chapter 27
  • Charlie Bartlett
  • Che – directed by Steven Soderbergh
  • The Children of Huang Shi
  • Choke
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian*
  • City of Ember
  • City of Men
  • College
  • College Road Trip
  • Cloverfield
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button*
  • The Dark Knight* – directed by Christopher Nolan
  • Dark Streets
  • The Day the Earth Stood Still
  • Deal
  • Death Race
  • Deception
  • Defiance
  • Definitely, Maybe*
  • Delgo
  • Diary of the Dead – directed by George A. Romero
  • Disaster Movie
  • Doomsday
  • Doubt
  • Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!*
  • Drillbit Taylor*
  • The Duchess
  • Eagle Eye
  • Elegy
  • The Elephant King
  • Expelled: No Intellegence Allowed*
  • The Express: The Ernie Davis Story
  • Extreme Movie
  • The Eye
  • The Fall
  • The Family That Preys
  • Filth and Wisdom
  • Finding Amanda
  • Fireproof
  • First Sunday
  • The Fist Foot Way
  • Flash of Genius
  • Flick
  • Fly Me to the Moon*
  • Fool’s Gold
  • The Forbidden Kingdom*
  • Forever Strong
  • Forgetting Sarah Marshall*
  • Frost/Nixon – directed by Ron Howard
  • Frozen River
  • Four Christmases
  • Funny Games
  • Garden Party
  • Get Smart*
  • Ghost Town
  • Goal II: Living the Dream
  • Gran Torino* – directed by and starring Clint Eastwood
  • The Grand
  • Hamlet 2
  • Hancock*
  • Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert
  • The Happening
  • Happy-Go-Lucky
  • Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay*
  • The Haunting of Molly Hartley
  • Hellboy II: The Golden Army* – directed by Guillermo del Toro
  • Hellride
  • Henry Poole Is Here
  • High School Musical 3: Senior Year
  • Hounddog
  • The House Bunny
  • How She Move
  • How to Lose Friends & Alienate People
  • How to Rob a Bank
  • I Served the King of England
  • Igor
  • In Bruges
  • In the Name of the King
  • The Incredible Hulk*
  • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull* – directed by Steven Spielberg
  • Ip Man – Hong Kong
  • Iron Man*
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth*
  • Jumper
  • Kitt Kittredge: An American Girl
  • Kung Fu Panda*
  • Lake City
  • Lakeview Terrace
  • Last Chance Harvey
  • Leatherheads*
  • The Life Before Her Eyes
  • Local Color
  • The Longshots
  • The Love Guru*
  • The Lucky Ones
  • Mad Money – directed by Callie Khouri, starring Diane Keaton, Queen Latifah, & Katie Holmes
  • Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
  • Made of Honor*
  • Mamma Mia!
  • Marley & Me
  • Married Life
  • Max Payne
  • Meet the Browns
  • Meet Dave
  • Meet the Spartans
  • Midnight Meat Train
  • Milk – directed by Gus Van Sant
  • Minutemen
  • Miracle at St. Anna – directed by Spike Lee, starring Derek Luke, Michael Ealy, Laz Alonso, Omar Benson Miller, Pierfrancesco Favino, & Valentina Cervi
  • Mirrors
  • Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day – directed by Bharat Nalluri, starring Frances McDormand, Amy Adams, Lee Pace, Ciarán Hinds, Shirley Henderson, & Mark Strong
  • Mister Lonely – directed by Harmony Korine, starring Diego Luna, Samantha Morton, Denis Lavant, Werner Herzog, James Fox, Anita Pallenberg, & Leos Carax
  • Mongol
  • Morning Light
  • The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
  • My Best Friend’s Girl
  • My Blueberry Nights – directed by Wong Kar-wai, starring Norah Jones, Jude Law, David Strathairn, Rachel Weisz, & Natalie Portma
  • Never Back Down
  • Never Forever
  • Nick & Nora’s Infinite Playlist
  • Nights in Rodanthe
  • Nim’s Island*
  • Nobel Son – directed by Randall Miller, starring Alan Rickman, Bryan Greenberg, Shawn Hatosy, Mary Steenburgen, Bill Pullman, Eliza Dushku, & Danny DeVito
  • Nothing But the Truth
  • Nothing Like the Holidays
  • One Missed Call
  • The Other Boleyn Girl
  • The Other End of the Line
  • Over Her Dead Body
  • Passangers
  • Paranoid Park – directed by Gus Van Sant
  • Penelope* – directed by Mark Palansky, starring Christina Ricci, James McAvoy, Catherine O’Hara, Peter Dinklage, Richard E. Grant, Reese Witherspoon, & Nick Frost
  • Pineapple Express*
  • The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything: A Veggie Tales Movie
  • Ponyo* – directed by Hayao Miyazaki – Japan
  • Pride and Glory
  • Prom Night
  • The Promotion
  • Proud American
  • Punisher: War Zone
  • Quantum of Solace
  • Quarantine
  • Quid Pro Quo
  • Rachel Getting Married – directed by Jonathan Demme, starring Anne Hathaway, Rosemarie DeWitt, Bill Irwin, & Debra Winger
  • Rambo*
  • The Reader – directed by Stephen Daldry, starring Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, & David Kross
  • Redbelt – directed by David Mamet
  • Religulous – documentary
  • Repo! The Genetic Opera
  • Revolutionary Road – directed by Sam Mendes, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Michael Shannon, Kathryn Hahn, David Harbour, & Kathy Bates
  • The Rocker*
  • RocknRolla – directed by Guy Ritchie
  • Rogue
  • Role Models*
  • The Ruins
  • Run Fatboy Run*
  • Savage Grace
  • Saw V
  • The Secret Life of Bees
  • Semi-Pro
  • Seven Pounds
  • Sex and the City*
  • Sex Drive
  • Shine a Light* – directed by Martin Scorsese – concert documentary
  • Shutter
  • The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
  • Sleepwalking
  • Slumdog Millionaire – directed by Danny Boyle
  • Smart People*
  • Smother – directed by Vince Di Meglio, starring Diane Keaton, Dax Shepard, & Liv Tyler
  • Snow Angels
  • Son of Rambow
  • Soul Men – directed by Malcolm D. Lee, and starring Samuel L. Jackson, Bernie Mac, Sharon Leal, & Sean Hayes
  • Space Chimps
  • Special
  • Speed Racer* – directed by The Wachowskis, starring Emile Hirsch, Christina Ricci, John Goodman, Susan Sarandon, Matthew Fox, Roger Allam, Benno Fürmann, Hiroyuki Sanada, Rain, & Richard Roundtree
  • The Spiderwick Chronicles
  • The Spirit – directed by Frank Miller, starring Gabriel Macht, Eva Mendes, Sarah Paulson, Dan Lauria, Paz Vega, Scarlett Johansson, & Samuel L. Jackson
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars
  • Step Brothers
  • Step Up 2: The Streets
  • The Stone Angel
  • Stop-Loss
  • The Strangers
  • Strange Wilderness*
  • Street Kings – directed by David Ayer, starring Keanu Reeves, Forest Whitaker, Hugh Laurie, Chris Evans, Common, & The Game
  • Surfer, Dude
  • Superhero Movie
  • Superior Ultraman 8 Brothers – Japan
  • Swing Vote – directed by Joshua Michael Stern, starring Kevin Costner, Paula Patton, Kelsey Grammer, Dennis Hopper, Nathan Lane, Stanley Tucci, George Lopez, & Madeline Carroll
  • Synecdoche, New York – directed by Charlie Kaufman, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Samantha Morton, Michelle Williams, Catherine Keener, Emily Watson, Dianne Wiest, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Hope Davis, & Tom Noonan
  • The Tale of Despereaux
  • Teeth
  • Then She Found Me
  • Timecrimes
  • Towelhead
  • Traitor
  • Transporter 3
  • Tropic Thunder – directed by and starring Ben Stiller, with Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr., Jay Baruchel, Brandon T. Jackson, Danny McBride, Bill Hader, Nick Nolte, & Tom Cruise
  • Trouble the Water
  • Twilight
  • U2 3D
  • Untraceable
  • Valkyrie
  • Vantage Point
  • Vicky Christina Barcelona – directed by Woody Allen
  • The Visitor
  • W. – directed by Oliver Stone
  • The Wackness
  • WALL-E*
  • Waltz with Bashir
  • Wanted*
  • War, Inc
  • Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins
  • Wendy and Lucy
  • What Just Happened
  • What Happens in Vegas
  • What We Do Is Secret
  • Where God Left His Shoes
  • Where in the World Is Osama bin Laden? – documentary
  • While She Was Out
  • Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days and 30 Nights – Hollywood to the Heartland
  • Witless Protection
  • The Women*
  • The Wrestler* – directed by Darren Aronofsky
  • You Don’t Mess with the Zohan
  • Young@Heart
  • The X-Files: I Want to Believe
  • Yes Man
  • Zack and Miri Make a Porno* – directed by Kevin Smith