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I’ll probably be repeating some of the themes we discussed at Dremo’s, so bear with me, but my main problem with Into the Wild was that Christopher “Alexander Supertramp” McCandless was so obnoxious and irredeemable that I was rooting for his inevitable death throughout. Maybe its because I have an anti-hippie streak in me, but I had no empathy for his character’s “F— the World” mentality.

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I wrote a much longer post, in which I detailed what I liked and didn’t like about the movie. After I was finished, I realized that all I was doing was re-hashing what my “esteemed” colleagues have already stated. So, instead of critiquing the movie, I’ve decided to scrap my earlier draft (just assume it was ridiculously well written and insightful) and critique my blog-mates’ posts (which I’m sure they’ll all love and end up falling all over themselves inviting me to do other blogs with them).

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Every so often we’ll post our top five favorite movies of the year, so far.  We all still have a bunch of Oscar-type movies left to see, so we expect these lists to change a number of times in the weeks leading up to the Academy Awards.  We also all have Netflix or Blockbuster queues, so we’ve seen or will be seeing a goodly number of movies from earlier in the year.

It is a bit early in the process to offer much in the way of commentary, I think.  It is worth noting that Superbad found its way into all of our top five lists, though.  If we can all agree on the movie, it must have done something right.

(in reverse alphabetical order, because that’s how I roll)

John:

Superbad
Mr. Brooks
Knocked Up
Juno
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Jared:

Superbad
Starter for Ten
Knocked Up
Juno
Hot Fuzz

Brian:

Superbad
No End in Sight
No Country for Old Men
Hairspray
The Bourne Ultimatum

Adam:

Superbad
No Country for Old Men
Mr. Brooks
Michael Clayton
Knocked Up

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