2008 Year in Review

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The wait is finally over. The anticipation all year long, the bittersweet uncertainty, the constant flaming of people that don’t like Twilight and Transformers 2 on the Internet, and having to actually sit through Spike TV programming have once again come to fanboy fruition.

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In a country that has replaced the motto of “land of the free, home of the brave” with “make sure you Tivo it,” it only makes sense to throw away last year’s actors like a DVD of an Ashton Kutcher film at Christmas. But worry not, we’ve got you covered on who everyone will be talking about in 2009.

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With such a memorable year, it was hard to pick the top ten memorable scenes from all the films. Of course, to be fair, I had to choose only one scene from any given movie (otherwise, The Dark Knight would easily take five or six spots on the list).

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You may remember last year when one adventurous fan created 2007: A Year for Drama, a pretty cool little video montage of some of the year’s more memorable films. That same guy is back this year with 2008: The Cinescape, a similar montage set to Sigur Ros.

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As part of our Year in Review, we’ve asked our resident DVDologist Brian Gibson to lay down his 15 favorite releases from 2008.

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2008review-overlooked

The equivalent of the wallflower you knew in high school that blossomed into a college beauty, here are eleven films that flew under the radar in 2008.

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As is customary this time of year, it is my duty (and honor) to present you my list of the Ten Best Films of 2008. And in the past year we’ve seen an interesting range of films, have we not?

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The 2008 film season brought us beauty in both traditional and unconventional ways. While there has been an argument that leading ladies are few and far between, I think there’s a strong case to be made against that. This list of ten female figures will hopefully offer proof of that.

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2008review-fights

We Rejects love our action and we sure as hell like watching men, women, monsters, and superheroes whip the crap out of each other on the big screen. Here are our favorite fights of 2008.

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2008review-boxoffice

It is time once again for a special edition of the Reject Report, the 2008 Year in Review! This is our final look at 2008’s box office winners — and our final chance to roast some of the losers.

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The 2008 Honor Roll

Forget the Best and the Worst of 2008. These are the actors, directors and producers that made the biggest impact on the world of film and how they might impact us in 2009.

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2008review-foreign

I’ve been tasked with presenting the Top Ten Foreign Films (and while you may think that some of my choices are mistaken as well, you would in fact be mistaken). You may also notice that it differs substantially from other foreign film ‘best of’ lists…

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2008review-horror

The year of 2008 will most definitely not be remembered as a great year for horror, but that didn’t stop us from trying to pull together a list of the best of what was offered.

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We continue our jaunt through the world of film in 2008 by taking a turn for the worse — toward the bottom of the barrel. For every great movie there are at least ten bad ones released in a given year, and 2008 was no exception.

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2008review-posters

It is time once again for the FSR Year in Review, our annual week of lists and recaps, counting down the very best in film for the year. We begin our quest with the place where most cinematic journeys start, with a great movie poster.

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How (puke-colored) green was our valley in 2008? I offer ten instances in film that did not live up to a certain amount of hype, didn’t get the credit they deserved, or just flat-out disappointed the general public.

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