Side note

Forgot to mention that the highlight of the trip back from Spain was getting to watch yet another Gervais comedy on the plane - The Invention of Lying. Was great as expected. Jim Gaffigan and Louis CK had solid supporting roles. It wasn't as good as Ghost Town, but entertaining nonetheless.

Also - the flight reinforced my love for British Airways. A top-notch company.

Another side note, while I'm thinking of it... I really had a chance to bond with the guy I was staying with in Spain over my last couple of days there. He sent me a couple of messages on Facebook after I left. He's a really good guy and has a similar outlook on life to me. I hope I get to run in to him again as he'd be a great guy to travel with. Definitely wish him luck with everything he's doing.

Nice Surprise

They actually showed an English-language movie on the train ride over to Madrid & it was one of my favorites from the past 2-3 years. Ghost Town. If you haven’t seen it yet, do yourself a favor and rent it. Ricky Gervais is one of my favorite comedian-actors and if you like his shtick, then you will find the movie highly entertaining. Of course, as a rom-com it attempts to pull at the heart strings and is able to pull it off admirably. After seeing it 4-5 times, it still gets me. Thumbs up.

Moon & Fantastic Mr. Fox

I essentially started out my blog with a post about my top 10 movies of 2009. I noted that I hadn't yet seen Fantastic Mr. Fox or Moon. I saw the latter about a week ago and just finished watching Moon. Both were great - and I was right that both belong on the top 10 of '09 (I'm just not sure who they would replace). With his performance in Moon, and previous efforts in Matchstick Men, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Frost vs. Nixon and the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Sam Rockwell is becoming one of my favorite actors. In every movie I've seen him in, he's always one of the most interesting characters.

My Top Movies of 2009

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Was watching the above video the other day and made me think of my top films from last year. In no particular order, I was able to come up with 10:

District 9
Star Trek
Hurt Locker
White on Rice
Where the Wild Things Are
Inglorious Bastards

For being great for what they were, honorable mentions to: Coraline, Dead Snow, Art & Copy, I Love You Man.

Missing are Fantastic Mr. Fox and Moon - both of which I have yet to see, but I have a feeling would make the list.