Another year over, and another top ten list. December was a great month for movies, with the release of I Am Legend, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, and many other great flicks. Here’s what the MovieSnobs readers were reading the most last month:
The Prestige – Explained – Possibly our most popular post ever, Mike’s minute-by-minute explanation of the film The Prestige has inspired a lively debate in the comments. It heated up this month with several people challenging Mike’s explanation of the film. Come join the discussion (if you’ve seen the movie, of course – this post is beyond spoiler-heavy).
New Hitman Images – While Hitman wasn’t my favorite movie of the year (see my review), it was a decent enough action flick, and fanboys everywhere were drooling over new pictures of Timothy Olyphant as the video game character Agent 47.
Optimus Prime Phone Call – The release of Transformers on DVD had everyone looking for the awesome promotion Paramount had on the official site where you could craft a phone call to a friend from…Optimus Prime. Unfortunately, the promotion was only live on the site for a short period of time.
The Dark Knight Viral Marketing – Another of our most popular posts ever, this kicked off the start of the intense viral marketing campaign for the Summer ’08 Batman movie. December saw less of the viral games and puzzles and more of the official straightforward releases of posters, trailers, and the first six minutes of the film (which screened before IMAX showings of I Am Legend).
Movie Theme Songs – Up a spot from last month, the YouTube video of a piano player doing some classic movie theme songs is still getting tons of clicks.
Ryan Gosling – Underrated Actor of the Year – My love letter to the talent of Oscar-Nominee Ryan Gosling has been attracting fellow fans from all over the world. I have a feeling the adorable picture of him might have something to do with it…
40 Hottest Women Over 40 – Mike’s picture-filled post about the 40 hottest women over 40 features such beauties as Demi Moore, Emily Proctor, Halle Berry, and Maria Bello. Each one is accompanied by a blurb about why you know her, why she’s hot, and a picture to prove it.
I Am Legend Review – The glowing, five-star review of I Am Legend tells just why this movie is worth the overpriced ticket, and why Will Smith is, and will always be, awesome.
Batman Vs. Superman – Best Easter Egg Ever – The discovery of an Easter egg hidden in I Am Legend was exciting enough, but finding out that it was a movie poster for the fictitious Batman Vs. Superman movie? Comic fans swooned. Now that the film’s been out a while, there have been a few other movie poster Easter eggs, but none as interesting as this.
I haven’t been this moved by a picture in many, many years…This film was quiet, subtle, and positively poignant. I loved, loved, loved it! Clear a spot in your schedule, and make an effort to see this film! You’ll be happy that you did!
Anyone else think it’s about time Will Smith was cast as a superhero? In Hancock he stars as an apathetic superhero with a knack for destroying things while saving lives. In the trailer he destroys several highway signs, a sailboat, and most of a train. Check it out below, followed by the awesome poster.
Hancock hits theaters July 2nd, 2008, and is sure to be yet another Will Smith Fourth of July Blockbuster.
With possibly the greatest domain name ever, the promotional site for the movie Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story has some goodies for fans. Digital bobbleheads, videos of stars like Will Ferrell, Maroon 5, Jewel, and Lyle Lovett talking about how much they love Cox. The site also has ecards like the one featuring stars John C. Reilly and Jenna Fischer below.
They also have the trailer, and a handful of music videos from the film. Check out the whole site at EveryoneLovesCox.com.
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story is in theaters now and is a parody of great music biopics like Walk the Line and Ray.