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Zack and Miri make the Top 10

Written by Barbara Vancheri on .

No accounting for taste - or Top 10 lists, it would appear.

Phil Villarreal from the Arizona Daily Star put "Zack and Miri Make a Porno" on his roster of top movies of 2008, ahead of "Frost/Nixon," "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" and "Milk." It grabbed the seventh slot on a list that started with "The Dark Knight," "Slumdog Millionaire," "The Wrestler," "Gran Torino," "Wanted" and, another Seth Rogen comedy, "Pineapple Express."

As for the comedy shot in Pittsburgh earlier this year, the Arizona reviewer wrote: "Writer/director Kevin Smith found his stroke once again with this riotous and surprisingly heartfelt comic yarn about a platonic couple (Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks) who discover they're in love while making a nudie flick. The movie encapsulates Smith's heedless joy of filmmaking."

Although "Zack and Miri" didn't even cross my mind when compiling my list, it is a guilty pleasure and should be out on DVD Feb. 10, just in time for Valentine's Day. Smith has acknowledged that his films typically perform far better on DVD than in the theaters and that will be the case this time around.

Film critic Barry Paris and I weigh in with our top picks of 2008. Here are the links:

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08361/937572-120.stm

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08361/937573-120.stm

If you cannot get enough lists, here are a couple of more. First up, Associated Press movie writer David Germain:

1. "Happy-Go-Lucky"

2. "WALL-E"

3. "Encounters at the End of the World"

4. "Slumdog Millionaire"

5. "Frozen River"

6. "The Visitor"

7. "The Wrestler"

8. "Frost/Nixon"

9. "The Dark Knight"

10. "Wendy and Lucy"

From AP Movie Critic Christy Lemire:

1. "The Wrestler"

2. "Frost/Nixon"

3. "Man on Wire"

4. "Waltz With Bashir"

5. "WALL-E"

6. "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"

7. "Frozen River"

8. "Milk"

9. "Paranoid Park"

10. "Iron Man"

 

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