Sweet, Jeff has as many as I do, now I don't feel as bad
RS also has their Top 10 movies in the latest issue (probably on their website too)
1. Mystic River
3. Lost in Translation
4. Master and Commander
5. Cold Mountain
6. American Splendor
7. Big Fish
8. A Mighty Wind
9. Kill Bill: Vol. 1
10. Angels in America
Sadly, I've only seen A Mighty Wind and want to see almost all of these
Incredible. 4 of those movies aren't even out yet. I pity anyone who reads/subscribes to this ****.
So. . . what in the world does "aren't even out yet" have to do with anything? Because a movie hasn't gone into wide release yet--that means that a writer who has already seen it in a press screening shouldn't put it on his list?
I'm assuming you're talking about these four movies:
-Return of the King
-Angels in America
, of course, comes out in two days, and I'm assuming that it's already had plenty of press screenings in New York and Los Angeles. Cold Mountain
is being released on Christmas. Again, I'll assume it's already been screened for the press.Big Fish
is already playing in N.Y. and L.A., goes into limited release on Christmas, and releases wide on January 9th. I know
that it's already had some pre-release screenings, because Kneel Before Zod saw it in Dallas last month, and posted about it at R-------m afterward. Angels in America
, I don't know anything about at all, but after looking at IMDB, it looks like it was an HBO mini-series that ran in two parts--the first being on December 7th, the other being tonight (14th).
(There's also another film that I've been hearing a lot about, called In America
, which looks like it went into limited release in the U.S. on November 26th. But I'm guessing that the list was referring to the previous film, AIA.
Now, I'll agree with you that Rolling Stone
has turned into a sh!t publication--but there's absolutely nothing wrong with including movies that haven't gone into wide release yet on a "best of the year" list. Of course, if the writer hasn't seen those films, and included them in his list anyway, for whatever reason, then there's a problem. But I doubt that's the case here.
(By the way--I'm going to see a sneak preview of House of Sand and Fog
on Tuesday night, but it doesn't go into wide release until December 26th. Does that mean that I'm not entitled to say anything about it until then?)