Cinema Blend's Best of 2008
 

Cinema Blend's Best of 2008

A complete listing of Cinema Blend's extensive goodbye to '08 coverage. Check back regularly for new additions!

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MOVIES
The 2008 CB Awards
For this year's discussion Film Editor Rafe Telsch, Managing Editor Katey Rich, and me, that bearded guy with the glasses got together over fondue. At least I think it was fondue. I know there were sharp sticks involved. There surrounded by fountains of cheese and pointy things we uncovered Rafe's talent for jazz flute along with the truth about the movies of 2008. What is it? We can't agree on anything.
The 2008 Flaming Hobbit Award
Flaming Hobbit's are admittedly horrible or flawed films that, for some reason, still have something to offer. Trust me it is simpler than it sounds. Just remember that this is NOT an award for the WORST MOVIE OF THE YEAR!!! Believe it or not, we're actually recommending these crummy flicks.
Josh's Obligatory Top 10 Of 2008
Unfortunately 2008 has turned out to be an almost painfully weak year for film. Many movies were good, very few were great, and most of the Oscar bait released late in the year failed to deliver. Some like Wendy and Lucy or The Wrestler, contain incredible performances but are themselves, not particularly impressive films. Mickey Rourke may be awesome but I can't give his movie a spot on my list. I want the total package.
Katey's Slumdog-Free Top 10 Of 2008
As 2008 wound to a close and my top 10 list still had gaps in it, I had to admit that this year just wasn't the best we can do. Even though 4 of the top 10 biggest grossers are actually pretty great, 2008 hasn't produced much of anything that will be heralded, analyzed, or revered a few years down the road. But there are a few, and they're all on here I think.
Rafe's Obligatory Top 10 Of 2008
All of those movies that are getting high praise and award nominations that you've barely heard of? Like most of you I haven't seen those yet. Unless it's a wide release, it's unlikely I've had an opportunity to see it. I like to think it centers me a little more toward the average moviegoerÖ at least that's what I tell myself instead of moving to L.A. or drowning my sorrows in alcohol on a regular basis.
Ed's Irreplaceable Top 10 Of 2008
At one point that slightly better than mediocre Indiana Jones sequel was in my top 10 by default. I couldnít have that happen, so I ran out and saw some movies, rented some DVDís, and rearranged my list. I think all of the movies in my top 10 below are good or great, but it wasnít a year that made me say boo-ya. I donít say boo-ya much anyway, since it makes you sound like a jack-ass, am I right?
Best Movie Deaths Of 2008
OK, before I say anything-- SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT. This is a list of the best movie deaths in 2008, and if you haven't seen some of these movies, you may be disappointed to find out ahead of time who bites the big one. That said, this list is worth reading anyway, and arguing about, since there were so, so many great ones that couldn't be included. I mean, December releases alone could have made up this entire list, though that would have been a little hard on poor Kate Winslet.
8 Most Unfairly Overlooked Movies Of 2008
This is about movies which people might have been interested in, heck should have been interested in, but for often baffling reasons weren't. By now you've heard plenty of people screaming about what a terrible year 2008 was for movies. Sure a lot of people saw The Dark Knight, but then they turned around and saw Twilight and Beverly Hills Chihuahua twice. These are the movies they should have been seeing instead.
10 Best Movie Machines Of 2008
Behold our list of the 10 best robots, gadgets and machines of 2008, from Wall-E to A.R.I.A, the Batpod to time machines. It's been a good year for machinery, maybe even better than it's been for actors. Bow before you mechanical masters.
The Weekly Blend Audio Show's 2008 Wrap-Up
It's our annual year end wrap-up, where we look at the best and worst of what the year had to offer. It's been a year that started with a writer's strike, saw in increase in digital distribution, advances in animation, and more. What was our favorite movie? Who stood out to us as an actor? What movie surprised us or disappointed us the most?
TELEVISION
Best Of Television In 2008
Without the characters and shows we loved doing their best to make a bad situation tolerable 2008 could have been the worst year in recent TV memory. It wasnít quite that dire, and to prove it we have picked the best of the best to give special Blend Television End of Year Awards to.
Favorite TV Characters Of 2008
A great character can make or break a TV show. 2008 brought a lot of truly likable characters to the table in the various TV series that aired this year. Whether it was Walter Whiteís breakdown, Sylarís good-guy-bad-guy act, or Sheldon Cooperís super nerdiness, the characters that made Blend Televisionís list of favorite people on TV this year all had something to offer.
Favorite Reality Show Winners Of 2008
Whenever we find ourselves invested in a reality competition show, we run the risk of being disappointed. Iím not just talking about the disappointment that the show will turn out to be a huge waste of time (we sort of sign up for that when it comes to any reality TV show) but more that the winner wonít be the person (or team) we were hoping would make it to the end.
GAMES
Top 5 Games Of 2008
The decision to make a Top 5 Games list instead of a Top 10 list was rooted in the fact that there were so many games that it was tough for the staff to develop a consensus past the first five. So here they are, our top five games of the year. Read 'em and bitch.
Five Most Disappointing Games Of 2008
It's not hard to dazzle a crowd with a video game trailer. Some flashy visuals, a cool voiceover, two seconds of actual gameplay footage and you're set. Add in some past well-known franchise or get one or two critics proclaiming it as the future game of the year and you'll have nerds around the block on your release date creaming their jeans just to get your game. But you also have to remember to deliver on the game itself.
Top 10 Coolest Game Trailers Of 2008
It's hard finding a trailer that sticks with you and keeps itself glued to the walls of your memories. Trailers that manage to do such a feat are easily worthy of some kind of media recognition. So in the good spirit of acknowledging awesomeness where awesomeness deserves recognition, Blend Games has proudly put together a list of the Top 10 Coolest Game Trailers of 2008.
Top 10 Hottest Game Trailers Of 2008
If you're married make sure your wife isn't in the same room with you, otherwise you could be sleeping on the couch for the next couple of weeks. If you have a girlfriend it would be best if she weren't with you while checking out these trailers, otherwise you might not getting any late night "snacks" for about a month. And if you're not old enough to close your bedroom door, you probably aren't old enough to be watching these trailers.



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