Top 50 Movies of the Decade… or Not?

Time Out New York has posted their list of 50 movies that “mattered” over the last decade.  Take a look, see what you think…

My two cents?… terrible list.  I don’t know what their criteria was, but it certainly doesn’t seem to be the “best” movies… and I’m not sure how most of these movies “matter”…

They’ve got some nice picks in there– “Children of Men,” “Inglourious Basterds,” “I Heart Huckabees,” “The 40-Year-Old Virgin”– but most of this list leaves me with a big WTF.

I mean, come on… “Synechdoche, NY” at #22?  “Synechdoche, NY” is a HORRIBLE movie… and while maybe that’s a little subjective– #22?!  Ahead of “Inglourious Basterds?”  Sorry– just not acceptable.

“Miami Vice” at #35?  “AI” at #31?  “The New World” at #4?  WHAT?

And NOT A SINGLE MENTION of “Lord of the Rings?”  No “Spiderman,” “X-Men,” “Batman,” or “Iron Man?”  What about “The Departed?”  Or “Borat?”

Not one Pixar movie– “The Incredibles,” “Up,” “Finding Nemo,” “Wall-E?”  NOTHING?!

What about “Bowling for Columbine” or “Farenheit 9/11?”  Michael Moore‘s movies may not be the “best” documentaries ever, but they’ve certainly “MATTERED,” especially over the last decade.

I won’t even mention the omission of “The Bourne Ultimatum,” which could’ve just filled out spots 1-49…

I had to watch this 5 times just to wash that list off myself…

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