Friday, December 17, 2010


Featuring director Andrew James (as well as some remote input from director Torben Bernhard, who wasn’t able to join us for this episode)

Considering the Sequels is a monthly film podcast that examines the merits and weaknesses of specific movie franchises. But this BONUS episode varies from our usual format and gives us the opportunity to name the very best films of the previous decade, listing them for each year from 2000 to 2009. Right-click the title of this post to download this free episode.

Your hosts are Andy Howell, Karl Huddleston and Jason Pyles. Download this controversial episode and find out which films we have selected to represent the five best films of the overall decade.


I. Introductory Items

- Announce the winner of Roger Ebert’s Movie Yearbook 2009 (01:15)

- Introduce director Andrew James and news about “Cleanflix” (01:44)

- Description of our Approach for Selecting the Films (04:28)

II. The Very Best Films of Each Year

- The best of 2000 (06:47)

- The best of 2001 (19:52)

- Karl’s BREAKING NEWS (28:10)

- The best of 2002 (31:21)

- The best of 2003 (42:38)

- The best of 2004 (56:42)

- A Brief Message About This Episode’s Sponsor, the Dave Eaton Element (1:06)

- The best of 2005 (1:07)

- The best of 2006 (1:22)

- The best of 2007 (1:28)

- The best of 2008 (1:42)

- The best of 2009 (1:56)

III. The Five Best of All

- The five best films of the decade (2:11)

Wrap-Up / Credits (2:22)

End Time (2:25)

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Thanks to our official sponsor, Heftel Studios, and thanks to the Dave Eaton Element — the sponsor of this bonus episode — for the use of Dave’s music. Thanks to our guest, director Andrew James, for appearing on the show. View his trailer for his upcoming documentary, “Street Fighting Man,” here. And thanks to director Torben Bernhard for his contributions to this episode. Thanks to Kara Brewer for her graphic designs and Bill Barnes for his concept art.

This bonus episode was recorded on November 28, 2010.


  1. I loved Andy's confession about sneaking out to eat McDonald's and eating the four burgers in his office. I know I should be writing about movies, or prequels, or something else more important, but I laughed my can off when Andy said that stuff.

  2. I'm taking the liberty of posting Daily Herald film critic Cody Clark's Best of the Aughts list. He was the special guest on our first episode, and I respect and value his opinion. His list can be found below, with his honorable mentions for each year listed in alphabetical order.

    Cody Clark's Picks:

    Best: "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon"
    Honorable Mention: "Erin Brockovich," "O Brother, Where Art Thou?," "Traffic,"

    Best: "Spirited Away"
    Honorable Mention: "Brigham City," "Ghost World," "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring," "The Others," "Shrek"

    Best: "About a Boy"
    Honorable Mention: "Catch Me If You Can," "The Ring," "Treasure Planet," "Signs," "Whale Rider"

    Best: "Pirates of the Carribean: The Curse of the Black Pearl"
    Honorable Mention: "Finding Nemo," "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World"

    Best: "The Incredibles"
    Honorable Mention: "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," "Napoleon Dynamite," "Spider-Man 2"

    Best: "King Kong"
    Honorable Mention: "Cinderella Man," "Brick," "Grizzly Man," "War of the Worlds"

    Best: "United 93"
    Honorable Mention: "Children of Men," "Cars," "Apocalypto," "The Prestige"

    Best: "Once"
    Honorable Mention: "Amazing Grace," "No Country for Old Men," "Stardust," "Zodiac"

    Best: "Kung Fu Panda"
    Honorable Mention: "Bolt," "The Dark Knight," "Frost/Nixon," "Man on Wire," "The Wrestler"

    Best: "Star Trek"
    Honorable Mention: "(500) Days of Summer," "Avatar," "Fantastic Mr. Fox," "Up"

    Best of Decade: "Almost Famous" (2000)