Over a year ago, the editors here at M&C planned to run a 2007 Trainwreck list based on your emails and talkback.
After seeing that every website on the planet end-runned us to that concept, it seemed the world could do with one less “list” noting the numerous gaffes and banalities of the world’s most dubious celebrities.
We decided on a different path.
The 2008 Monsters and Critics “The List” is, in no particular order, notable television shows, films and interesting people that we felt deserved a closer look by you from 2008.
Perhaps you can add to this humble list with your own nominations.
A bastion of snark, silliness and satire for the unusual entertainment stories on the web; the participants who nominate the stories on Fark.com are funnier than the actual stories in their one-sentence summaries. The clever site is the brainchild of Drew Curtis.
The posting members are natural-born pitch men.
“Born, raised, and still live in Kentucky. I was the only member of my college fraternity made up of rugby players (drinkers) and computer science guys (drivers) to be both. I started Fark in February of 1999 to amuse some friends, and they apparently told people about it.” Curtis told M&C about his cheeky Internet phenomenon.
Jenkins as Walter quietly stole the show in filmmaker Tom McCarthy’s latest brilliant study of humanity amidst grief, the law and eternal hope.
The hypnotic dialogue, the stunning lensing of each frame by crack DP Oliver Bokelberg (also DP on McCarthy’s The Station Agent) of Jenkins as a grieving reclusive college professor who discovers life all over again is an incredible experience.
If you have not seen Jenkins in this film, please make every effort to see it.
One of the most heart wrenching movies ever made was “Millions” by Danny Boyle. Slumdog Millionaire continues the feel of Boyle’s sentimentality, and exceeds in every aspect.
Boyle can even inject a Zombie movie like "28 Days Later" with feelings of warmth and hope.
This film is an endearing story of a boy from the Indian slums of Mumbai who grows up to become a winning contestant on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire." Officials think he's cheating, not realizing that his varied life as a "slumdog" has schooled him well.