For better or for worse, we are in the age of big-budget movies. Every year it seems the budget for films gets higher and higher with studios paying top dollar for A-list starpower and successful intellectual properties to base their films on. One of the downsides to this system is that, due to marketing and publicity, only about 20 films make lasting impressions from any given year, with the rest getting pushed by the wayside or slipping through the cracks. 2008 is one such year.
To help make sure you aren’t missing out on great movie experiences from 2008, here are five films from five years ago that you probably haven’t seen, but should.
Penelope is a somewhat modern-day fairy tale about the daughter of wealthy aristocrats who has an unsightly curse, a pig nose, that can only be broken by the power of true. Tired of living a forced sheltered life meeting an endless stream of shallow suitors, Penelope ventures out of her enclosed world and meets unlikely friends while one her new adventures.
Penelope boasts an impressive cast that includes Christina Ricci, James McAvoy, Reese Witherspoon, Peter Dinklage, and Catherine O’Hara while delivering a light-hearted tale of self-discovery and what it means to really love someone. It’s just a really fun, feel-good movie that’s rated PG, making it perfect for the whole family.
Comic book based movies are all the buzz these days and have been since the early 2000s, so it was a little surprising that Hellboy II flew under the radar, especially since it was directed by Guillermo del Toro. This sequel continues the awesome action and comedy from the first film that’s based on the independent comic series as Read More