The leaves are falling, and the turkey is practically in the oven. Yes, according to the calendar, it's time to take stock and give thanks. So that's precisely what we're doing by talking to the actors and filmmakers that made 2008 a memorable year at the movies -- a year filled with self-loathing kick-ass superheroes, scene-stealing Brits, Manolo-wearing women and the return of a very familiar man in a hat.
For the past week we've profiled five of the men and women who made 2008 what it was with brand-new conversations with each. In case you missed it...
» And the actor we're most thankful for,
But this year we had a lot more to be thankful for at the movies besides these five fine thespians — here now are 10 more reasons we're appreciative of what graced the silver screen in '08.
» Jean Claude Van Damme showed us that he's got an honest-to-goodness decent film in him and that "acting is not acting if you act."
» Vampires can still be cool!
» "The Clone Wars" bombs at the box office. See, "Star Wars" fans can be discerning. Can someone explain why the TV show is so much better than the movie by the way?
» Four words: Kirk Cameron is back!
» A comedy secret weapon no more: Jane Lynch eats cocaine for breakfast and lunch. Get out of her way!
» The oddest
» Documentaries that put us through an emotional wringer. Do yourself a favor and check out "Young@Heart" and "Dear Zachary" — just keep the tissues close at hand.
» And finally, one performance that will define an all-too-short career: