In his new blogfest, Dave over at Dave Wrote This challenged bloggers to come up with a list of their favorite things from The Noughties (2000 – 2009). Since I can’t resist a good blogfest, I did a little research (because it turns out I’m really bad at remembering when things came out) and came up with my list. Check it out:
My Favorite Books, Movies and TV Series from the Noughties:
Emperor’s New Groove – "Ah, how shall I do it? Oh, I know. I'll turn him into a flea, a harmless, little flea, and then I'll put that flea in a box, and then I'll put that box inside of another box, and then I'll mail that box to myself, and when it arrives . . . I'll smash it with a hammer! It's brilliant, brilliant, brilliant, I tell you! Genius, I say! Or, to save on postage, I'll just poison him with this."
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Film
Ocean’s 11 – The first in my list of "heist" related films. And one of the first times I realized how awesome it is when the "bad guys" are really the good guys.
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
Firefly (tv series) – Joss Whedon's ultimate masterpiece . . .
The Bourne Identity
28 Days Later
Equilibrium – One of the best dystopian films I've ever seen. It reminds me a lot og Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 (one of my favorite books).
Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl – I love ANYTHING with pirates in it. And adventure. And zombies.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling – My favorite book in the Harry Potter series . . .
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
The Perfect Score – Yes, another heist movie. This would later play a role in my own writing as I delved into the world of high school and larceny.
Spiderman 2 – My favorite film in the Spiderman series.
Scooby Doo 2
Serenity – Though I still feel cheated that I never got to see a second season of Whedon's Firefly (damn you, Fox Network), the movie at least helped fill the void.
Bones (tv series)
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Casino Royal – All I can say is, Daniel Craig, I was wrong to doubt you. I've seen just about every Bond movie ever made, and this one managed to blow them all out of the water.
Stranger Than Fiction – One of the best, and most underrated movies I've ever seen
The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling – It still breaks my heart every time I remember that the series is over. Forever.
The Big Bang Theory (tv series) – This speaks to the nerd in me . . .
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – I never thought I'd find anything I love as much as Harry Potter. I was wrong. This comes as close as anything ever will.
The Dark Knight
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog – Joss Whedon proves himself, yet again. And may I ask, is there anything better than a singing Evil Overlord?
The Incredible Hulk – Redeeming the Hulk film franchise.
Zombieland – I friggin' love zombies.