Books. I read and listen to a lot of books and audio books this past year, (none of them published in 2008). There a few that stand out. The first was written in 1986, Watchmen by Alan Moore. Watchmen is a comic book or graphic novel, the story about a group of real people that start being Super Heroes. The Story is amazing. The movie will be out in march of 09. The movie is directed by the guy that directed 300 and we know how much I loved that movie.
The Road, by Cormac Mcarthy was written in 2006 is a post apocalyptic novel about a father and his son trying to make it to the coast with little food and a gun with only 2 bullets. This is a gripping novel Its so grim that I wanted to stock pile weapons and ammo after reading it.
Music, My CD of the year is the new Coldplay Viva la vida. Just as amazing as you can expect from Coldplay. I think that there are a few new to me groups that I have taken to this year. Parahamore is one of them. I am just going to list a few bands, Kings of Twilight. Silversun Pickups, Unicorn High school, The Raconteurs are all good. Also the Twilight sound track is really good.
TV: The best new show of the year has been Fringe. Try to get caught up on this show if you can. I am still enjoying the old favs Big bang theory and How I met your mother, The Office and Chuck, Also Dexter was extra good this season.
Video games: I moved from the Wii to the 360 in 2008. I will say the wii was fun for a month or so but it never cured my itch for hard core gaming. The 360 scratched that itch. Game of the year goes to Call of Duty 4. Rock band was the runner up. I played a few good games this past year but I still played Call of Duty 4 the most. Its the best game I haver ever played.
Movies: Okay so This is all about the Dark Knight and the Joker. I love batman but the Joker is pure awesomeness. When I watched the movie I couldn't even think that I was watching Heath Ledger It was just the Joker.
I really loved Iron Man, Robert Downey Jr was perfect for the role of Tony Stark. I remember that they were talking about making Iron Man a few years ago with Tom Cruise in mind as tony. He passed, moron.
Brad Pitt gave one of his best performances in Burn After Reading. He wasn't in the film very long but he was the funniest part of the movie.
Here are a few others, Across the Universe Pick up the sound track if you like the Beatles, Gran Torino , Tropic Thunder again Robert Downey Jr was amazing, and
My worst of 2008
Books: Twlight hahah I just put that in to tick off my wife!
I really can't list a bad book that I read this year, a bad book is easy to close.
Music: When we moved back to Utah I gave up my XM radio and has the displeasure of listeing to Utah radio again. In the after noons there was a DJ that did the drive time slot he called him self Parker well he sucked. He was a name dropping self promoting d bag. He also introduced me to the worst band in the history of music Thriving Ivory. I really can't say enough bad about this band the lead singer has the WORST voice ever. Here is a video to prove my point.
Sorry that I subjected you to that, but you understand what I am talking about now.
TV: I have to say that Heroes was a good show when it first started but in its thrid season every darn character got powers and they did so much time travel it was just too much. We as a family gave it up.
Movies: Last year was so easy I hated so many more films last year, I am going to say that Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was a huge disappointment. Why did they have to go and screw up a great movie by adding a 4th film? Oh yeah money. Someone should put a leash on George Lucas. He only has 2 good movie franchises and he ruined both of them so I guess the worst is over.
Handcock was a steaming pile of garbage. The whole movie was in the trailer, well the good parts that is. Both of them. I don't care much for Will Smith but Handcock was crap.
Okay so this took FOREVER to write and finish. I hoped to have it out the first week of Jan but oh well I am a busy guy.