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Posted 02 August 2017 - 12:23 AM

CI, I haven't seen Hachi: A Dog's TaleBroken Embraces (although I like every Almodovar film I've seen), The Young VictoriaHotel for DogsMy Life in RuinsThe Princess and the Frog, or Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

 

I liked most of the other movies on your list. I see you weren't crazy about Away We Go, and that's not normally the kind of movie I go for, but it hit me at the right time and during the right mood. Pirate Radio had great songs, a great cast playing fun characters, but the post-production butchery for the US release made it a mess. I went into Crazy Heart with much higher expectations than I should have, since I'm a longtime fan of Jeff Bridges and Maggie Gyllenhaal, but I ended up disappointed. I didn't dislike it, but it just fell short for me.

 

And I believe I've mentioned in the past that I find 2009 to be the weakest year since the advent of sound for movies (although 2016 comes in a close second).


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Posted 02 August 2017 - 12:12 AM

2009

1. Fantastic Mr. Fox
2. Julie and Julia
3. The Young Victoria
4. Precious
5. The Last Station
6. A Serious Man
7. Broken Embraces
8. An Education
9. Crazy Heart
10. Up

Of note: Pirate Radio (known outside the US as The Boat That Rocked), Bright Star, (500) Days of Summer, The Boys Are Back, Up in the Air, Get Low, State of Play, Hachi A Dog's Tale (saddest dog film this side of Old Yeller), Invictus, The Princess and the Frog, It's Complicated

OK: The Blind Side, Away We Go, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Everybody's Fine

Forgettable: The Informant!

Not Good, and they get worse as the list goes on: My Life in Ruins, Hotel for Dogs, Duplicity
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Posted 01 August 2017 - 11:45 PM

My Top Ten Films of 2009:

 

1.  District 9

2.  Up

3.  Coraline

4.  Precious

5.  Avatar

6.  Moon

7.  The Informant

8.  The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

9.  The White Ribbon

10. Sons of Cuba


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Posted 01 August 2017 - 06:43 PM

TOP TEN FAVORITE MOVIES OF 2009     (317 movies seen)

 

1)  Inglourious Basterds

2)  Watchmen

3)  A Serious Man

4)  Black Dynamite

5)  Moon

6)  The Road

7)  Zombieland

8)  In the Loop

9)  The White Ribbon

10)  District 9

 

Runner-ups (8/10 rating):

 

Red Cliff II

Observe & Report

The Messenger

Away We Go

A Prophet

Up

The Secret in Their Eyes

Up in the Air

9

Precious

 

Notable Documentaries:

 

The Shock Doctrine

Capitalism: A Love Story

The Cove

 

 

TEN WORST MOVIES OF 2009  (overall)

 

1)  Against the Dark

2)  Porn Star Zombies

3)  Staunton Hill

4)  Dark Measures

5)  Countdown: Jerusalem

6)  Machined Reborn

7)  Fast Zombies with Guns

8)  Deader Country

9)  Thor: Hammer of the Gods

10)  Anacondas: Trail of Blood

 

TEN WORST MOVIES OF 2009  (wide release)

 

1)  Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li

2)  Paul Blart: Mall Cop

3)  The Fourth Kind

4)  Sorority Row
5)  My Bloody Valentine

6)  The Pink Panther 2

7)  Miss March

8)  Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

9)  Dragonball: Evolution

10)  The Twilight Saga: New Moon

 

 

TOP TEN BOX OFFICE OF 2009

 

1)  Avatar

2)  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

3)  Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

4)  Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

5)  2012

6)  Up

7)  The Twilight Saga: New Moon

8)  Sherlock Holmes

9)  Angels & Demons

10)  The Hangover


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Posted 27 July 2017 - 06:23 PM

2008

Top 10

1. Doubt

2. Milk

3. The Dark Knight

4. Frost/Nixon

5. In Bruges

6. Cadillac Records

7. Wall-E

8. Slumdog Millionaire

9. Burn After Reading

10. The Other Boleyn Girl

 

Honorable Mentions: Be Kind Rewind, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Express, Kung Fu Panda, Leatherheads


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Posted 26 July 2017 - 04:06 PM

2008. Three are excellent, some really good ones, a guilty pleasure, some forgettable.... Such is the typical blend anymore. This year is much better than 2009 will be though.

1. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
2. Frost/Nixon
3. Two Lovers
4. Doubt
5. Frozen River
6. Revolutionary Road
7. Rachel Getting Married
8. Synecdoche, New York
9. In Bruges
10. Happy-Go-Lucky

Of note: The Hurt Locker, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, Burn After Reading, The Secret Life of Bees, Slumdog Millionaire, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Last Chance Harvey, The Express

Pleasant: Definitely Maybe, Bolt

Blah (for me only it seems): WALL-E

The guiltiest of pleasures, since normally I would dislike a movie so sloppy: Mamma Mia

Leads made it better than it had any right to be: Nights in Rodanthe

Routine movie with a big punch at the end: Marley and Me

Decent Family films: Ponyo, Kit Kitteredge, Nim's Island

Forgettable family films: Horton Hears a Who, The Tale of Despereaux
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Posted 26 July 2017 - 02:19 PM

TOP TEN FAVORITE MOVIES OF 2008    (383 films seen)

 

1)  The Dark Knight

2)  Cloverfield

3)  Let the Right One In

4)  The Wrestler

5)  Hunger

6)  The Hurt Locker

7)  Changeling

8)  The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

9)  In Bruges

10)  Slumdog Millionaire

 

Runner-ups (8/10 rating)

 

Elegy

The Class

Goodbye Solo

The Good the Bad the Weird

Departures

Redbelt

Doubt

Rachel Getting Married

Felon

Burn After Reading

Gran Torino

WALL-E

Martyrs

Milk

 

Notable documentaries:

 

Not Quite Hollywood

Standard Operating Procedure

The Wrecking Crew

Gonzo: The Life & Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

Waltz with Bashir (IMDb calls this a doc)

Religulous

Man On Wire

 

 

TEN WORST MOVIES (overall)

 

1)  Gingerdead Man 2: Passion of the Crust

2)  Grave Mistake

3)  Bachelor Party in the Bungalow of the Damned

4)  Alive or Dead

5)  Bloodlock

6)  Home Made

7)  The Expedition

8)  Mutants

9)  Slaughtered

10)  Johnny Sunshine Maximum Violence

 

TEN WORST MOVIES (wide release [I actually thought these were worse than the obscurities])

 

1)  Meet the Spartans

2)  Disaster Movie

3)  An American Carol

4)  Witless Protection

5)  Last Hour

6)  Amusement

7)  Mutant Chronicles

8)  One Missed Call

9)  The Haunting of Molly Hartley

10)  Superhero Movie

 

 

TOP TEN BOX OFFICE OF 2008

 

1)  The Dark Knight

2)  Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

3)  Kung Fu Panda

4)  Hancock

5)  Mamma Mia!

6)  Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

7)  Quantum of Solace

8)  Iron Man

9)  WALL-E

10)  The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian


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Posted 26 July 2017 - 02:17 PM

I wanted to post this last week, but I was busy:

 


2002

 

  1. The Pianist
  2. Spirited Away
  3. Russian Ark
  4. The Lord of the Rings:  the two Towers
  5. Femme Fatale
  6. Ten
  7. The Man Without a Past
  8. Unknown Pleasures
  9. Morvern Callar
  10. Punch Drunk Love

Honorable Mentions:  Blissfully Yours, Spider, Amen, Panic Room

 

2003

 

  1. The Lord of the Rings:  the Return of the King
  2. Oldboy
  3. Finding Nemo
  4. Mystic River
  5. In America
  6. Los Angeles Plays Itself
  7. Looney Tunes:  Back in Action
  8. American Splendor
  9. Crimson Gold
  10. West of the Tracks

Honorable Mention:  Dogville, The Return, Memories of Murder, Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...and Spring, The Best of Youth, Cafe Lumiere, Goodbye, Dragon Inn

 

 

2004

 

  1. A Very Long Engagement
  2. The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  3. The Incredibles
  4. The Weeping Meadow
  5. 2046
  6. Kings and Queen
  7. Tropical Malady
  8. Vera Drake
  9. I (Heart) Huckabees
  10. Innocence

Honorable Mention:  Kung Fu Hustle, Nobody Knows, Moolaade, The Intruder, The World, Keane

 

2005

 

  1. Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang
  2. Howl’s Moving Castle
  3. The Child
  4. The Death of Mr. Lazarescu
  5. The New World
  6. The Sun
  7. Three Times
  8. A History of Violence
  9. Regular Lovers
  10. Broken Flowers

Honorable Mention:  Ghosts

 

2006

 

  1. Tell No One
  2. Syndromes and a Century
  3. Offside
  4. Children of Men
  5. Volver
  6. A Prairie Home Companion
  7. Inland Empire
  8. Still Life
  9. 12:08 East of Bucharest
  10. Iraq in Fragments

Honorable Mentions:  None


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Posted 26 July 2017 - 02:05 PM

My Top Ten Films of 2008:

 

1.  Kung Fu Panda

2.  The Hurt Locker

3.  Vicky Cristina Barcelona

4.  Valkyrie

5.  Slumdog Millionaire

6.  The Wrestler

7.  In Bruges

8.  Mesrine Parts 1 and 2

9.  Milk

10. Changeling

 

I doubt that any of these films would made my top ten if they had been released in the 1960's.


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Posted 26 July 2017 - 01:56 PM

I expect there may be a few more here that people liked.

 

My choice for the best of the year is among them, so yeah.  :lol:

 

But I wasn't much of a fan of your top three choices for best of the year, either, so tastes do differ!


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Posted 26 July 2017 - 01:53 PM

The Best Films of 2008

 

1. Gomorrah
2. Che
3. Revolutionary Road
4. Synechdoche, New York
5. 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days
6. Chop Shop

7. Alexandra

8. Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father
9. Battle for Haditha
10. Shotgun Stories

 

Honorable mention: Wendy and Lucy, Milk, Man on Wire, Ballast, Louis C.K.: Chewed Up, The Class, After School, Frost/Nixon, Hunger, Of Time and the City, The Fall, Wall-E, Tell No One, Pineapple Express, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, A Christmas Tale, Frozen River, Kung Fu Panda, Traitor, Rachel Getting Married, In Bruges, Tulpan, Doubt, The Beaches of Agnes, Let the Right One In, Burn After Reading, Iron Man, The Visitor, The Wrestler, Burn After Reading, Redbelt, Timecrimes

 

 

Worst

 

1. Doomsday

2. War, Inc.

3. Taken

4. The Incredible Hulk

5. Choke

6. Be Kind, Rewind

7. Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay

8. Body of Lies

9. Cloverfield

10. Zach and Miri Make a Porno

 

Dishonorable mention (I expect there may be a few more here that people liked): Tropic Thunder, In the City of Sylvia, Waltz with Bashir, Wanted, Hellboy 2: The Golden Army, The Dark Knight, Baby Mama, Killshot, Where in the World is Osama bin Laden?


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 09:36 PM

2007--favorites (only films I have seen, or would see, more than once..not many)

 

​Stardust

Juno

​Michel Clayton

Sleuth

 

​honorable mention--Evening--​great cast, only saw it once



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Posted 19 July 2017 - 09:07 PM

Am I correct in thinking that this is referring to Imelda Staunton?

 

Yes indeed.



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Posted 19 July 2017 - 07:41 PM

Worst

1. Redacted (worst movie of the decade)
2. 88 Minutes
3. Alpha Dog
4. Lions for Lambs
5. Transformers
6. Stuck
7. Smokin' Aces
8. Spider-Man 3
9. Sweeney Todd
10. Diary of the Dead

Dishonorable mention: 28 Weeks Later, The Invasion, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry, The Kingdom

 

There's a few here that I liked. I had Sweeney Todd in my runner-ups. I know I'm one of the few who liked it, as it's gotten slagged on here a lot. But I'm a fan of Burton and Depp, and not usually of musicals, so maybe that's why I liked it more.

 

I enjoyed 28 Weeks Later, although nowhere near as much as the first. The Iraq War analogies were about as subtle as a sledgehammer to the face, but it had some good horror moments. The beginning scene was tremendous. And I thought Jeremy Renner was good.

 

Alpha Dog and Smokin' Aces both had some stylish moments, and a lot of stupidity, too. I have a performance from each among my nominees. 

 

On the other hand, Transformers was a stunning example of so much resulting in so little. Redacted was atrocious, but I've seen some positive reviews of it (really!). Spider-Man 3 was a misguided cash-out by Raimi, who didn't even want to be there, and it ended up tarnishing his rep and Maguire's. I'm a big fan of Romero's original zombie trilogy, but Diary of the Dead was awful and an embarrassment.


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 07:22 PM

 

2007

Top 10

1. No Country for Old Men

2. Zodiac

3. American Gangster

4. There Will Be Blood

5. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

6. Ratatouille

7. Gone Baby Gone

8. Michael Clayton

9. Eastern Promises

10. Charlie Wilson’s War

 

Honorable Mentions: Control, Enchanted, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (if only because of one performance), Hot Fuzz, Starter for 10, Waitress

 

 

Am I correct in thinking that this is referring to Imelda Staunton?


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 01:44 PM

2007

Top 10

1. No Country for Old Men

2. Zodiac

3. American Gangster

4. There Will Be Blood

5. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

6. Ratatouille

7. Gone Baby Gone

8. Michael Clayton

9. Eastern Promises

10. Charlie Wilson’s War

 

Honorable Mentions: Control, Enchanted, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (if only because of one performance), Hot Fuzz, Starter for 10, Waitress


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 09:33 AM

My Top Ten Films of 2007:

 

1.  The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

2.  No Country For Old Men

3.  Katyn

4.  The Savages

5.  Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

6.  Juno

7.  The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

8.  American Gangster

9.  Sicko

10. Charlie Wilson's War


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 07:13 AM

The Best Films of 2007

1. There Will Be Blood
2. Syndromes and a Century
3. No End in Sight
4. Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
5. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
6. The Lives of Others
7. No Country for Old Men
8. Black Snake Moan
9. Munyurangabo
10. Atonement

Honorable mention: Ratatouille, The Simpsons Movie, Once, Zodiac, Bug, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Sicko, I'm Not There, Eastern Promises, Breach, Michael Clayton, Romance & Cigarettes, Away from Her, An Unreasonable Man, Ocean's 13, Into the Wild, The Lookout, Taxi to the Darkside, Gone Baby Gone, Charlie Wilson's War, The Savages, Superbad, American Gangster, The Replacement Child, David Lynch Cooking Quinoa, The Darjeeling Limited, The Namesake, Black Book, King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, The Host


Worst

1. Redacted (worst movie of the decade)
2. 88 Minutes
3. Alpha Dog
4. Lions for Lambs
5. Transformers
6. Stuck
7. Smokin' Aces
8. Spider-Man 3
9. Sweeney Todd
10. Diary of the Dead

Dishonorable mention: 28 Weeks Later, The Invasion, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry, The Kingdom


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Posted 18 July 2017 - 09:34 PM

CI, the only movie on your list that I've missed is Nancy Drew. And I also liked all of the ones that you mentioned.


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Posted 18 July 2017 - 08:49 PM

2007, now this is more like it! I still have yet to see some choice films (and there is some filler as usual) but the top films are wonderful.

1. Atonement
2. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
3. There Will Be Blood
4. No Country for Old Men
5. Gone Baby Gone
6. Ratatouille
7. Hot Fuzz
8. Once
9. Lars and the Real Girl
10. Michael Clayton

Of note: The Savages, Charlie Wilson's War, The Darjeeling Limited, Waitress, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Eastern Promises, Hairspray, Juno, Starting Out in the Evening, Enchanted, In the Valley of Elah, We Own the Night, Becoming Jane, Persepolis, The Bucket List

Minor but pleasant: No Reservations, Nancy Drew, Dan in Real Life

Guilty pleasure: Bee Movie

Family Audiences Deserve Much Better Than This: Mr. Magourium's Magic Imporium, Meet the Robinsons

Jawdroppingly horrid: August Rush
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