Welcome to another week of Redblog Polls! Yay! All this week we’ll be asking you about your favorite movies from 2008, broken down into first-round heats by genre. Then on Friday we’ll take the top two winners of each genre and pour them into a final Best of the Year poll.
A couple important notes for ya:
– The drama category especially is altered due to the nature of release schedules for dramatic (i.e. Oscar-y) films. So films that were technically released in 2009 but have not had a wide release yet (or been on DVD) are not here. No Frost/Nixon, no Rachel Getting Married, no Happy Go Lucky, no Gran Torino, no Wrestler or Revolutionary Road. On the other hand, we are including several films that were released in 2007, but most folks did not get a chance to see in theaters or on DVD until 2008.
– The nominees were assembled fairly un-scientifically, based mostly on box-office and DVD sales and rental charts, but with some consideration given to critically acclaimed titles. But no, some of your personal favorite films of the year will not be here–I know several of mine are not. Still, feel free to let us know in the comments what beloved stuff we left off, as well as any other discussion about these films.
– Two films get a bye round. You won’t see The Dark Knight or Wall-E in the Action or Family polls until the championship round on Friday. They were just too big, too acclaimed–they’d swamp all competition in the genre round. But they’ll be there in the end.
– Vote for as many titles as you like in each poll.
Now have at it and let’s hear some chatter out there in the comments! This is your chance to sound off on everything cinematic you loved and hated in 2008!