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The 2006 Report Card

Created on Tuesday, 09 January 2007 21:00
Written by Matthew Toomey

 

To start things off, I thought I’d do what I’ve done in the past and start off with a report card on the previous year. Enjoy.

 

Total films seen at the cinemas: 240

 

Best film of the year: Capote

 

Worst film of the year: A Sound Of Thunder

 

Best movie-making trend: Australian cinema – it’s back and it’s great!

 

Worst movie-making trend: Talking animals out of their element in animated films

 

Best movie-going trend: The new Dendy cinemas at Portside in Brisbane and the low prices at Southbank/Balmoral.

 

Worst movie-going trend: The ever increasing prices and lack of service at Birch, Carroll & Coyle cinemas

 

Films I thought I’d hate but actually enjoyed: Casino Royale, The Holiday, Snakes On A Plane

 

Films I thought I’d like but actually hated: Hard Candy, Fast Food Nation, The Black Dahlia, A Scanner Darkly

 

Films I reviewed highly which other readers seemed to like: The Departed, Kenny, The Prestige, Casino Royale

 

Most important film of the year: An Inconvenient Truth

 

The film that sent a shiver down my spine: United 93

 

The biggest brain-puzzler of the year: Hidden

 

I just loved seeing the shocked audience reactions in: Shortbus

 

The worst movie moment of the year: Crash beating Brokeback Mountain at the Oscars for best picture (a crime!)

 

Films I’m most looking forward to in 2007: The Simpsons Movie, Pan’s Labyrinth, Letters From Iwo Jima

 

Films I’m least looking forward to in 2007: Sequels (including Rocky Balboa, Are We Done Yet?, Evan Almighty)