The end of a decade!

In just a few short weeks we will start a new decade. This of course has everyone looking back on the previous decade, the 2000s. 10 years ago I was 15, a sophomore in high school. Now I’m 25, a college graduate, married, and I have a beard. I could easily write about the events in my life over the past 10 years, but that’s a pretty straightforward story. I could write about the many events of the past 10 years; 9/11, two new wars, Katrina, 4/16/2007, eight years of the worst president this country’s ever seen, the splintering of America along any number of lines (political, religious, racial, social, economic) and the general loss of civility, and any other number of fascinating moments of the past decade. But anyone who ever reads this blog (hi mom!) knows that what I really love to talk about (other than politics) are movies. My movie viewing peaked during the last 10 years, in 2000 I saw 33 movies in the theater, in 2007 I saw 69, my personal record. My tastes in movies certainly evolved, I grew to view movies as an adult, and to appreciate the things that truly make a movie great (as a 15 year old, it was mainly explosions). So as we lead up to the end of a decade, and the beginning of a new one, I’m going to recap the last 10 years of cinema. I plan to cover the top films, some forgotten gems, and even the absolute worst of what I saw, and maybe even some thoughts on the future of the film industry. I will of course have my end of the year wrap-up, but I still have a few things to see before we can close 2009. I know very few people read this (hi mom!) but it’s fun to write about for myself, and if it piques someone else’s interest, then all the better. The posts start tomorrow, it should be fun.

1 thought on “The end of a decade!

  1. decade

    Hi Josh! It’s been a decade full of exciting happenings and I REALLY look forward to the next one. Although we will also age, hopefully by early 2016, if not before, Ben will retire and we can move!

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