Author/Writer Stephen King Picks His Top 10 Films of 2009
I'm always excited to hear what author Stephen King chose as his best films of the year because he always makes some interesting and odd choices. Last year his best of list included Tropic Thunder, Funny Games, Lakeview Terrace, The Ruins, and Death Race. This year (via EW.com) he includes some more controversial films (and a few that will make you wonder just what the heck he was thinking), but that's exactly why I love him, because these fit his taste and he even has exact reasons for why he loved them. Read on to find out what film he says "is on par with The Silence of the Lambs." Hint: it's probably not the one you're expecting!
Stephen King's Top 10 Films of '09:
9. Fantastic Mr. Fox
8. The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3
7. Law Abiding Citizen
6. District 9
5. The Reader
3. The Road
2. The Last House on the Left
1. The Hurt Locker
The answer - King says that The Last House on the Left is "on par with The Silence of the Lambs" and that it's "easily the most brilliant remake of the decade." You can read his thoughts on each and every film over at EW.com. King also says about last year: "I'd give 2009 at the movies a B overall, and that ain't bad — it is, in fact, about as good as it gets. It's true that I found only nine straight-A's when I looked back through my movie notebook (No. 10 on this list was an A–), but there wasn't a single F, and that's a first in my years as an EW columnist." I don't agree with him on everything, but as always, I'm quite fascinated by his picks.