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My Top Tens For 2009… And More!

Well, this is a bit overdue, but I always like to share my Top Ten lists for movies, music, and video games every year. And I've finally come down off the Tibetan mountain after months of meditation, and here's what I've concluded:

Protoclown's Top Ten Movies of 2009:

1. Inglourious Basterds
2. Moon
3. Avatar
4. Black Dynamite
5. Star Trek
6. Sherlock Holmes
7. Zombieland
8. The Fantastic Mr. Fox
9. Coraline
10. The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus

Protoclown's Top Ten Albums of 2009:

1. Bat For Lashes - Two Suns
2. The Decemberists - The Hazards of Love
3. The Avett Brothers - I and Love and You
4. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz!
5. Florence + The Machine - Lungs
6. The Sounds - Crossing the Rubicon
7. Fever Ray - Fever Ray
8. Green Day - 21st Century Breakdown
9. Metric - Fantasies
10. Regina Spektor - Far

Protoclown's Top Ten Six Video Games of 2009:

1. Batman: Arkham Asylum
2. Dragon Age: Origins
3. Ghostbusters: The Video Game
4. Borderlands
5. Street Fighter IV
6. New Super Mario Bros. Wii

I'm curious to see your lists, so if you'd like to share, feel free. Remember, since you're sharing a list of your personal favorites, there are no right or wrong answers -- only stupid ones.


Pardon me while I peddle my wares here for a moment, as since I've been writing free entertainment for you all to enjoy for the last decade, I think I've earned the right. When I first announced that I was doing my Henching comic, many of you chimed in and said you would purchase it. Far more than actually purchased it. I know how these things go, you have to buy a new pair of shoes, and hey, porn's not free either.

Neither is Henching. But it will enrich your life. Also, since my esteemed artist Shironu Akaineko and I are currently working on the second issue, you'll have to read the first one to know what's going on. It's like LOST. You'll be that confused. So pop on into the I-Mockery store and check it out before they're ALL GONE and going on eBay for like $500 a copy. It's gonna happen. It's inevitable.


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Tetsu Deinonychus on 03/18/2010 4:05 pm

Guess, I'll throw my two cents in

Movies (not including films from earlier years that I saw in 2009:

1. Coraline
2. Watchmen
3. Star Trek
4. Brüno
5. 9
6. Lupin III vs Detective Conan
7. Inglourious Basterds
8. Up
9. The Princess and the Frog

--I didn't see any more recent (made in 2009) films that were worth mentioning

Video Games:
1. New Super Mario Bros. Wii
2. Street Fighter IV
3. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Smash-Up

--Those are the only notable games I played that came out in 2009

Comic/Manga Story-arcs:
1.Sonic The Hedgehog- Iron Dominion saga
2.Yuyu Hakusho- Finale
3.Sabrina The Manga- Conclusion
4.Adventures of Young Salem
6.Naruto- The battle with Pain
7.The issue of Batman/Superman that starred Robin and Supergirl
8. Batman/Superman- Halloween Issue
9. Watchmensch
10.Bleach- Arrancar Saga

That's about all I can come up with.

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Tetsu Deinonychus on 03/18/2010 4:09 pm

Correction! I forgot Blood: The Last Vampire!

Here is my corrected movie list:

1. Coraline
2. Watchmen
3. Star Trek
4. Blood: The Last Vampire
5. Brüno
6. 9
7. Lupin III vs Detective Conan
8. Inglourious Basterds
9. Up
10. The Princess and the Frog

Hey, I got a full top 10 list now!

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Dimnos on 03/18/2010 5:18 pm

I didnt see many movies in '09 (that were actually released in '09) so Im only going to list my top 5.

1) Inglorious Bastards
2) Zombieland
3) The Hangover (yes its a dumb movie but its still funny)
4) The Hurt Locker
5) Watchmen (I honestly thought it was a good movie adaptation without making it to long)

1) League of Legends (If your not playing this you should be. Its free for gods sake go check it out)
2) Batman: Arkham Asylum
3) Uncharted 2
4) Dragon Age
5) Mass Effect 2 (In truth this and Dragon Age could be switched around or even take up only one slot as they are pretty much the same game. :)
6) Call of Duty: MW2
7) Monkey Island (All the Monkey Islandness that we got in '09. The special edition and the new episodic game)
9) Resident Evil 5
10) Bionic Commando Rearmed (I really only added this because personally the original was and is my favorite NES game of all time)

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Julio on 03/18/2010 5:42 pm

Wow, Proto. I find it hard to believe that Left 4 Dead 2 didn't make it to the list.


Joshua Tesoriero (Guest) on 03/18/2010 7:21 pm

I'm going to go to the I-mockery store this instant to get a copy of "Henching."

Keep these issues coming!

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Fates Designer on 03/18/2010 7:39 pm

1. Moon
2. A Serious Man
3. Ink
4. Crank: High Voltage
5. Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder
6. The House of the Devil
9. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
8. Thirst
9. Inglourious Basterds
10. Watchmen

1. He Is Legend - It Hates You
2. Manchester Orchestra - Mean Everything to Nothing
3. Rishloo - Feathergun
4. dredg - The Pariah, the Parrot, the Delusion
5. Chevelle - Sci-Fi Crimes
6. stellastarr* - Civilized
7. Atreyu - Congregation of the Damned
8. Priestess - Prior to the Fire
9. Brand New - Daisy
10. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz!

1. Mass Effect 2
2. Borderlands
3. League of Legends

Didn't play much last year, but all three of those games (especially Mass Effect 2) are great.


The Burninator (Guest) on 03/18/2010 11:04 pm

Wow, not a single artist that isn't "Indie Pop/Rock." Excuse me while I go puke in your collection of Birkenstocks and Sweater Vests. With the exception of Miss Spektor, who is both ravishing AND incredibly talented, the music selection left me wanting to start eating paint chips.

P.S. - ten best of '09 is a setup for failure, this is the same year Jersey Shore was a top rated show for chrissakes! To make it easier, Top ONE starts... NOW!!

Top Movies

1. Inglorious Basterds (what, I'm funny, not an idiot.)

Top Album

1. Del The Funky Homosapien - Funkman (the Stimulus Package)

You know Del if you've heard "Clint Eastwood", or picked up any Tony Hawk game. (Literally, almost every game) AND IT'S FREE, so yeah... it's got my vote.


The Burninator (Guest) on 03/18/2010 11:06 pm


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Protoclown on 03/18/2010 11:39 pm

Julio: I haven't played Left 4 Dead 2 yet, so I couldn't put it on my list. Same with Mass Effect 2. Though both of them are games I have every intention of playing at some point!

Several of you have mentioned League of Legends but I am unfamiliar with that. It's not a MMORPG, is it? Because I avoid those like the plague.

Burninator: Since you apparently hate my music so much I would be interested to see more of a list from you than just one. I haven't heard much Del the Funky Homosapien but I remember liking what I've heard. Believe it or not I do like a lot of hip hop, but I couldn't recall anything released last year that really interested me.

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toolz88 on 03/19/2010 6:27 am

1.District 9
2.Inglorious Basterds
3.Fantastic Mr. Fox
7.Jennifers Body

Video Games
1.Batman:Arkham Asylum
4.Uncharted 2
6.Street Fighter IV
8.House of the Dead:Overkill
10.New Super Mario Bros Wii

Music Albums
1.Yeah Yeah Yeahs:It's Blitz
2.Lonely Island:Incredibad
3.Dethklok:Dethalbum II
4.La Roux
5.Mc Chris:Part 6 Part 1
6.Mc Chris:Part 6 Part 2
7.Mc Chris:Part 6 Part 3
8.Lady Gaga:Fame Monster


Wtf? (Guest) on 03/19/2010 9:44 am

@Dimnos post up there:

Mind explaining why Mass Effect 2 and Dragon Age are, as you say, 'pretty much the same game'?

Is it because they're both made by BioWare? Or the fact that they both have party member systems? Or the fact that both have RPG elements?

Or maybe, with your keen intellect, you're able to tell somehow, that both games run on the same engine, which obviously isn't true for anyone who has a pair of functioning eyes?


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Dimnos on 03/19/2010 10:06 am

"Several of you have mentioned League of Legends but I am unfamiliar with that. It's not a MMORPG, is it? Because I avoid those like the plague."

Not exactly. It is online and you do play with other people. However its not a continual playing experience. If you have ever played Defense of the Ancients or Demigod its something like those. Its all 5v5 matches that last about 30 to 45 min each. Top down view of a map RTS style. There are 46 or 47 champions to choose from. At the beginning of the match you pick one champ to play for that game along with a few other things to tweak them. Each team has a base with a nexus and defensive turrets. Your team wins when you bust down their turrets, force your way into their base and then destroy their nexus.

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Dimnos on 03/19/2010 10:13 am

@WTF Guest

That they are both BioWare RPGs AND that BioWare makes ALL their RPGs to same basic format.

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Dimnos on 03/19/2010 10:14 am

Not that Im complaining. I liked both games. As you can see they are both on my top 10.

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10,000 Volt Ghost on 03/19/2010 10:33 am

1) Black Dynamite
2) Gran Torino
3) Star Trek
4) Sherlock Holmes
5) Inglorious Basterds
6) The first 20 minutes of Wolverine because it has Ryan Reynolds in it
7) I love you man

1) Mos Def - The Ecstatic
2) H2O - Nothing to prove
3) 311 - Uplifter
4) Method Man & Redman - Blackout 2
5) The Aggrolites - IV
6) Inches of Blood - Here Waits Thy Doom
7) GWAR - Lust in Space
8) Genghis Tron - Board up the house remixes 5

1) Resident Evil 5
2) Left 4 Dead 2
3) Star Ocean - The Last Hope
4) Street Fighter IV

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DougClayton4231 on 03/19/2010 1:03 pm

I tried to come up with some sorts of lists, but then I realized that Batman: Arkham Asylum was the media highlight of my year. Were things that bad or have I just been in a cave?

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Shironu-Akaineko on 03/19/2010 1:34 pm

@DougClayton4231 A Bat-Cave? Hur hur hur...

Got one concept art for Henching #2 on my deviantart account if anyone's curious!


ZombieMan (Guest) on 03/19/2010 4:08 pm

How could anyone put Jennifers body, Futurama and Blood the last Vampire in a top 10 best of the year??? That is bullshit!

Mine is without any real order is (exept for Inglorious Bastards )

Gran Torino
Crank 2 High Voltage
Trick or Threat
The Hurt Locker
Inglorious Basterd ( Number 10... theres no way that this could be ant higher than that...not that is a bad film but not the bes thing ever made as a lot of people say )

But the one that i would give the first place would be District 9


TMS (Guest) on 03/19/2010 5:57 pm

Fuck lists! Just start writing more shit for this site! With you and Max being gone sooo much I have to put up with nothing but Doc Mock! Please!!!

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-RoG- on 03/19/2010 6:09 pm

Hey TMS, guess what?

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Captain Seamus on 03/19/2010 10:19 pm

Doc Mock is everywhere. Doc Mock is everything. You cannot escape Doc Mock, run as you may.

Today, I found Doc Mock in my mailbox. He jumped out with a wild yell, gave me a DVD, then threw a smoke bomb and disappeared. Thanks Doc!

Anywho, I'll just make a list of my top 10 things from 2009, since I'm lazy. In no order:
District 9
Inglourious Basterds
Batman: Arkham Asylum
"Tales From The Grave In Space" by Gama Bomb
The Hangover
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Sherlock Holmes
Punisher: War Zone(I didn't see it until 2009, so it counts)
"Endgame" by Megadeth
Give 'em Hell, Malone(Might have been January 2010, but no one is ever used to the new year in January)


Zesvotzashni Sinkunndai’Jari (Guest) on 03/19/2010 11:10 pm

1. Brave Little Toaster (Dosen't matter what year it is, this will always be no. 1)
2. Coraline
3. Avatar
4. Alice in Wonderland (I think the original is better though cause of all the goofiness and the annoying songs)
5. 9 (Was alittle too underdeveloped I thought)

As for getting into the "Not Brave Little Toaster but all the other movies that come close to it" list, I guess Coraline and Avatar probably made it in, barely. I haven't seen Fantastic Mr. Fox or Princess and the Frog even though I'd like too so I don't have any rating for them.

Music: I don't know and/or haven't checked if anything I like is from this year or not. I seriously doubt it.

Games: I've played none this year. Nothing seems to get me as interested as my old games did when they first came out.


Zesvotzashni Sinkunndai’Jari (Guest) on 03/19/2010 11:13 pm

Wait.. Mr. Fox was a 2009 movie?

I only saw the preview for it, never that it was released.

Blah. I got everything all mixed up. It's 2010 but it still feels like I'm in 2009.


TMS (Guest) on 03/20/2010 1:54 am

sigh...You broke me RoG. I'm going to watch a whole episode of Doc Mock. But if its not good... *shakes bastard fist*

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peh_ on 03/20/2010 2:06 am

Although "A Single Man" was probably the most beautifully crafted film to come along in a while, and Colin Firth gave a performance that was too subtle to get much attention and for my money was the best of the year...

"In The Loop" is the smartest, funniest and most confident film to come out last year. Malcom Tucker brilliantly played by Peter Capaldi is my favourite character to come along in a log while. The series it's based on is brilliant. I can see why it didn't make it big. But if you like smart savvy film....

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caffman on 03/20/2010 12:43 pm

Batman Arkham Asylum
Modern warfare 2
Left 4 dead 2
Warhammer - dawn of war
Mass Effect 2
Dragon age
Uncharted 2
Plants VS zombies

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Relaxing Dragon on 03/21/2010 12:04 am

My Top 15 movies (because all the cool kids do 15):
1. District 9 (I love this film so very, very much)
2. Trick 'r Treat
3. Inglourious Basterds
4. Moon
5. Watchmen
6. In The Loop
7. Fantastic Mr. Fox
8. Up
9. Up In The Air
10. The Hurt Locker
11. Pontypool
12. Observe and Report
13. Paranormal Activity
14. Drag Me To Hell
15. Pirate Radio

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Relaxing Dragon on 03/21/2010 12:05 am

Additionally, I am very disappointed to see so little Trick 'r Treat on folks lists. I admit it's been tricky to decide exactly what year it belongs to, but it hit DVD this year, so that's gotta do it for some people at least.

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neoboman on 03/21/2010 2:54 am

Protoclown's Top Ten Movies of 2009:

1. Inglourious Basterds
2. Moon
4. Black Dynamite
7. Zombieland
9. Coraline

You win so much. All of those movies blew my mind. I would highly recommend Black Dynamite to everyone since it's the one the least people will see.

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Wyldflame on 03/21/2010 6:16 am

I'm going to have to agree with TMS, but y'know not be a dick about it.

It's not that I'm anti Doc Mock I just want to see more.

Also the lack of mention about the whole Corey Haim thing... just a little bit criminal guys.

He diserves his due ff for absolutely nothing else, Lost Boys.

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stevetothepast on 03/22/2010 1:45 am

my top ten movies of 2009

District 9
Taxi Driver
Mellow Yellow
Saving Private Ryan
Marble Cheddar
Gangs of New York
Secret of Mana
The First Titus Andronicus Album
2 Scoops Raisin Bran
The Dark Knight


soilsongs (Guest) on 03/22/2010 3:58 pm

The Hurt Locker (most likely)
Where the Wild Things Are
Inglourious Basterds
District 9
The Hangover
Trick 'r Treat

Of course I still have to see:
Up in the Air, The Fantastic Mr. Fox, Precious, The Cove, (500) Days of Summer, The Princess and the Frog, Invictus, A Serious Man, I Love You Man, The Messenger, Crazy Heart, The Road, Paranormal Activity, Anvil! The Story of Anvil, Sherlock Holmes, Public Enemies, Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans, World's Greatest Dad, Tyson, The Informant!, Drag Me to Hell (started it but didn't finish it), Ponyo and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Mass Effect 1 & 2 (and so it will be every year until Mass Effect 3 comes out, and then it will be the Mass Effect Trilogy)
Dragon Age: Origins
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Left 4 Dead 2
The Sims 3

That's about all I played worth mentioning.

Mastodon - Crack the Skye
Voivod - Infini
Megadeth - Endgame
Nile - Those Whom the Gods Detest
Between the Buried and Me - The Great Misdirect
Katatonia - Night is the New Day
Alice in Chains - Black Gives Way to Blue (which is surprising, since I swore I'd never listen to it)
Amorphis - Skyforger
Heaven and Hell - The Devil You Know
Dethklok - The Dethalbum II

So there...


Misty (Guest) on 03/23/2010 2:01 am

I didn't watch enough movies or play enough games to make even a top 5 list (=


RemyMort (Guest) on 03/23/2010 7:32 am

Am I wrong, or has nobody mentioned Assassin's Creed 2?

PS: Mass Effect 2 came out in 2010, if you wish to be technical.

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Icculus on 03/23/2010 9:33 am

I can't believe only one person has drag me to hell on their list. Jennifers body was pretty good also. And by good I mean I like watching megan fox kiss other girls.

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10,000 Volt Ghost on 03/23/2010 4:56 pm

Forgot to add Pandorum and Law Abiding Citizen to my movie lists.


Uluhead (Guest) on 03/23/2010 6:05 pm

I didn't play nearly enough games (I still haven't played Mass Effect 2 or Uncharted 2 yet) or hear nearly enough albums from 2009 to make top ten lists for those, but I certainly saw enough movies.
My ten favorite films of 2009:
1. District 9
2. The Hurt Locker
3. Up
4. Inglorious Bastards
5. Zombieland
6. Drag Me To Hell
7. Star Trek
8. Paranormal Activity
9. Sherlock Holmes
10. Avatar

Of course, I still have yet to see Fantastic Mr Fox, Moon, Precious, Up In The Air, A Serious Man, An Education, The Blind Side, or The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus...


RedCometXIII (Guest) on 03/25/2010 12:22 pm

1. Batman: Arkham Asylum
2. BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger
3. Assassin's Creed II (I hated the AC1)
4. NBA 2K10 (won it as a prize, LOVED it)
5. Resident Evil 5
6. The Bigs 2 (very fun and fast paced arcade style baseball game with the MLB license)
7. Tekken 6
8. Street Fighter IV
9. Borderlands
10. MagnaCarta II


Natalie Danksagungskarten (Guest) on 03/30/2010 9:31 am

Is it the list of the most worst albums? I think you forgot the really good music. what abour the album of Phoenix, Peaches or Maximo Park. The best - not to forget - them crooked vultures!!! These are my favorites of 2009!


Burninator (Guest) on 04/03/2010 7:50 pm

First let me apologize, I didn't want to make it sound like I hate your choice in music, I was just suprised that it was ALL INDIE POP. With the exception of Green Day, but let's face it, we all acknowledge they havn't been "punk" since 1998. And I'm happy to share my thoughts on best albums if you are so inclined to read them...

2. The Red Chord - Fed Through The Teeth Machine
3. DOOM - Born Like This
4. Rancid - Let The Dominoes Fall
5. Major Lazer - Guns Don't Kill People, Lazers Do
6. Doom Ghost Dilla - Sniper Elite/Murder Goon EP
7. Mastodon - Crack The Skye
8. The Lonely Island - Incredibad
9. Puscifer - "C" Is For (please insert sophmoric genitalia referance HERE)

And last but not least...

10. Ella Fitzgerald - Twelve Nights In Hollywood

Great voice, incredible misicians backing her, Twelve Nights is definately a must have for jazzheads/Ella enthusiasts. And lastly,

Zombieman: No one said Basterds was the best movie ever made. Just the best one in '09. And CRANK 2?!?!?! ARE YOU SERIOUS!?!? The only people I know who enjoyed that are under 18, actually DO crank, or ARE JASON STATHAN.


DickJohnson (Guest) on 04/05/2010 12:04 am

Films that I've seen this year:


District 9

Avatar (The highest earning movie ever made? Come on it was good but not that good.)

Starship Troopers 3(Fuck you
Edward Neumeier.)

Planet 51 (Hope you get it right next time guy who made this one.)


Robocop (Wow! All this time I thought this one sucked.)

Star Trek (John Scalzi I could have gone my entire life without reading your damn AMC blog. Do yourself a favor and pop that giant ego of yours.)

Pandorum (Not my favorite way to waste time.)

Good night everyone.

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luckypyjamas on 04/09/2010 3:25 pm

Music wise I didn't hear a ton of stuff last year but I'll give it a shot:

1. Decemberists - Hazards Of Love
2. Depeche Mode - Sounds Of The Universe
3. Passion Pit - Manners
4. Telefon Tel Aviv - Immolate Yourself
5. An Horse - Rearrange Beds
6. White Lies - To Lose A Life
7. The Veils - Sun Gangs
8. Cinema Bizarre - Toyz
9. VNV Nation - Of Faith, Power And Glory
10. Gil Mantera's Party Dream - Dreamscapes


Alex (Guest) on 05/12/2010 6:33 pm

My favorite character on the Plants Vs. Zombies game is none other than the Michael Jackson zombie.


sean (Guest) on 06/22/2011 2:41 pm

Not a huge music and video game fan. But here's my top 10 movie list of 2009. We agree on 4.

1. Avatar
2. Star Trek
3. Taken
4. Inglorious Bastards
5. Invictus
6. Paranormal Activity
7. Sherlock Holmes
8. Wolverine
9. The Hangover
10. The Blind Side


DarenGMcDougal (Guest) on 11/08/2011 3:58 am

Hello! To everyone
These are My favorite BAND:



Robin (Guest) on 11/10/2011 2:01 am

This my are my favorite movies:


This are my favorite band:

the ready set
owl city

That's it!


Alma Myers (Guest) on 11/10/2011 8:39 pm

My favorite movies are:

The Zeitgeist Movie: Moving Forward
Land before time
Lion King
The Matrix
Resident Evil
The Patriot

My favorite bands are:

Bee gees
Simple plan
Vertical Horizon
The Carpenters
98 Degrees


ErlindaDolphin (Guest) on 11/10/2011 8:42 pm

My top ten movies:

The incredible
the smurfs
planet apes.


Kathleen (Guest) on 11/11/2011 12:10 am

Here's my favorite movies for 2009:

1. The informant
2. Funny people
3. Land of the lost
4. Year one


Manuel Alcantar (Guest) on 11/11/2011 12:55 am

I like it a lot.

Here's the list of my favorite movies for 2009:

1. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
2. Coraline
3. Bride Wars
4. Adventureland
5. I Love You, Man
6. Again
7. State of Play
8. Up
9. The Proposal
10.Inglourious Basterds


Pat (Guest) on 11/14/2011 4:47 am

My favorite Movies are:

My Sassy Girl
Fast and Furious
James Bond
The Chronicles of Narnia


Eliza (Guest) on 11/14/2011 5:42 am

My favorite Movies are:

1. August Rush
2. Mama Mia
3. Sister's act
4. Baby's day out
5. God's must be crazy


Zoe (Guest) on 11/14/2011 6:46 am

My favorite musics:

Marry me - Train
Lighters - Bruno Mars
Mistletoe - Justin Bieber
Someone like you - Adele
Rolling in the Deep - Adele


Robert Key (Guest) on 11/17/2011 5:44 am

List of my Favorite Musics:

Collide - Howie Day
Thank your for Loving me
God gave me you
Give my love - Korean version
Price tag
Marry me


betty (Guest) on 11/17/2011 6:05 am

my favorite Musics and i love it:

When love and hate collide
on this day
boulevard of broken dreams
exchange of hearts
after all these years
prettiest friend
today my life begins


Cha (Guest) on 11/18/2011 7:34 am

This is the list of my favorite music:

save the last dance for me ost
marry me
i never thought that i could love


dontcha (Guest) on 11/25/2011 4:45 am

The list of my favorite movies ever:

1. Step up
2. High School Musical
3. Mean Girls
4. Sector7
5. Twilight

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