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#41 JamesStewartFan95

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 09:32 PM

2004

Top 10

1. Ray

2. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

3. Hotel Rwanda

4. Finding Neverland

5. The Incredibles

6. The Aviator

​7. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

8. Sideways

9. Collateral

10. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

 

Honorable Mentions: Being Julia; Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban; The Manchurian Candidate; Man on Fire; Million Dollar Baby; The Notebook; The Polar Express; Secret Window: Shaun of the Dead

 

Worst Animated Film of the Year: Home on the Range

 

Worst Film of the Year: Surviving Christmas


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Posted 28 June 2017 - 09:27 PM

2004, a year I need to bone up on some more.

1. Rory O'Shea Was Here (AKA Inside I'm Dancing)
2. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
3. Million Dollar Baby
4. Being Julia
5. The Aviator
6. Before Sunset
7. The Terminal
8. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
9. Birth
10. Vera Drake

Of note: Sideways, The Polar Express, Ladies in Lavender, I Heart Huckabees, The Ladykillers, Finding Neverland, Hotel Rwanda

Guilty Pleasures: 13 Going on 30, Mean Girls, Shall We Dance, Ella Enchanted, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

Barely remember: Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius

I remember liking it: The Incredibles, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Ho-hum: The Princess Diaries 2

The Academy might have loved it, but I don't: Crash

Disney bottoms out: Home on the Range
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Posted 28 June 2017 - 08:47 PM

TOP TEN FAVORITE MOVIES OF 2004   (285 movies seen)

 

1)  Million Dollar Baby

2)  Team America: World Police

3)  Layer Cake

4)  The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

5)  Shaun of the Dead

6)  Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

7)  Dawn of the Dead

8)  The Aviator

9)  Kill Bill, Vol. 2

10)  Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

 

Runner-ups:  The Incredibles, Napoleon DynamiteFahrenheit 9/11A Very Long Engagement, and House of Flying Daggers.

 

 

TEN WORST MOVIES OF 2004 (overall)

 

1)  Zombie Nation

2)  Dracula 3000

3)  Vampires vs Zombies

4)  The Great American Snuff Film

5)  Ring of Darkness

6)  Tomb of the Werewolf

7)  Recon 2020: The Caprini Massacre

8)  Creature Unknown

9)  Shower of Blood

10)  Kill the Scream Queen

 

TEN WORST MOVIES OF 2005 (wide release)

 

1)  Catwoman

2)  Torque

3)  Twisted

4)  Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid

5)  Blade: Trinity

6)  Van Helsing

7)  Blessed

8)  Never Die Alone

9)  Godsend

10)  The Stepford Wives

 

 

TOP TEN BOX OFFICE OF 2004

 

1)  Shrek 2

2)  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

3)  Spider-Man 2

4)  The Incredibles

5)  The Passion of the Christ

6)  The Day After Tomorrow

7)  Meet the Fockers

8)  Troy

9)  Shark Tale

10)  Ocean's Twelve


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Posted 24 June 2017 - 01:56 AM

The Best Films of 2003

1. Lost in Translation
2. Ripley's Game

3. City of God
4. Kill Bill: Volume 1

5. Saraband
6. An Injury to One

7. The Man on the Train
8. Gerry
9. Lilya-4-Ever
10. 21 Grams

HM: Bus 174, Matchstick Men, House of Sand and Fog, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, The Man Without a Past, The Weather Underground, The Last Samurai, Owning Mahowny, Elephant, Memories of Murder, The Good Thief, Finding Nemo, The Fog of War, Mystic River, Master & Commander: The Far Side of the World, The Dreamers, Butterfly of Love, Open Range, Rabbit-Proof Fence, Capturing the Friedmans, Los Angeles Plays Itself, Shattered Glass, Big Fish, Goodbye, Dragon Inn, The Five Obstructions, All the Real Girls, The Corporation, Wasp, The Shape of Things, A Decade Under the Influence, Fast Film, Northfork, This is John, WVLNT, Cameras Take Five, Raising Victor Vargas, The Station Agent, Monster, Love Actually


Worst

 

1.) War of the Planet/Terrarium

2.) House of 1000 Corpses
3.) Freddy vs. Jason
4.) How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days
5.) The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
6.) High Tension

7.) Dreamcatcher
8.) Bad Boys II
9.) Sol Goode

10.) The Haunted Mansion

 

Dishonorable mention: Daredevil, The Matrix Revolutions, The Cat in the Hat, Gigli, Cold Creek Manor, Basic, Masked & Anonymous, A Brief History of Paradise as Told by the Cockroaches, Couch, 2 Fast 2 Furious


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Posted 22 June 2017 - 10:23 PM

I'm surprised that you didn't include Gigli on your list Lawrence.

 

It was bad, but I thought the ones I listed were worse. I gave Gigli a 4/10.



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Posted 22 June 2017 - 09:30 PM

 

 

TOP TEN WORST OF 2003 (wide release)

 

1)  Marci X

2)  House of the Dead

3)  Kangaroo Jack

4)  Spy Kids 3: Game Over

5)  The Cat In the Hat

6)  Chasing Papi

7)  Hollywood Homicide

8)  Head of State

9)  Cold Creek Manor

10)  The Haunted Mansion

 

 

I'm surprised that you didn't include Gigli on your list Lawrence.



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Posted 22 June 2017 - 07:19 PM

favorites of 2003

 

​Pieces of April

Girl With a Pearl Earring

​A Mighty Wind

Down With Love

​School of Rock

Cold Mountain

​Monster

​The Cooler

 

okay--​Mona Lisa Smile

 

everyone else liked, I really didn't--​Lost in Translation


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Posted 21 June 2017 - 10:40 PM

So, here it is 2003, with Return of the King now under my belt after viewing it today. And again, I feel as though I must look like a Richard Curtis fanboy. (Four Weddings and a Funeral and Notting Hill made my top 10s in the past, Love Actually is near the top this year, and Pirate Radio and About Time will make lists in the future)

1. Lost in Translation
2. Love Actually
3. Big Fish
4. Mystic River
5. The Station Agent
6. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
7. Finding Nemo
8. All the Real Girls
9. House of Sand and Fog
10. Something's Gotta Give

Of note: Seabiscuit, Calendar Girls, Under the Tuscan Sun, American Splendor, Down with Love, The Company, Girl with a Pearl Earring, Secondhand Lions, Cold Mountain, Intolerable Cruilty

Fun for a Little Kid: Brother Bear, Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas, Piglet's Big Movie, Peter Pan

Mixed Bag: Mona Lisa Smile

At least there was one good performance: Freaky Friday

Spare Me: Legally Blonde 2, The Jungle Book 2
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Posted 21 June 2017 - 10:06 PM

2003

Top 10

1. Mystic River

2. Lost in Translation

3. American Splendour

4. Finding Nemo

5. Baadasssss!

6. Whale Rider

7. Kill Bill: Volume 1

8. In America

9. House of Sand and Fog

10. Monster

 

Honorable Mentions: Big Fish, Cold Mountain, Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Love Actually, A Mighty Wind, Out of Time, Peter Pan, Phone Booth, The Station Agent


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Posted 21 June 2017 - 09:38 PM

My Top Ten Films of 2003

 

1.  Lost In Translation

2.  Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

3.  Something's Gotta Give

4.  Mystic River

5.  Touching the Void

6.  The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

7.  Seabiscuit

8.  American Splendor

9.  Kill Bill: Vol. 1

10. Intolerable Cruelty


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Posted 21 June 2017 - 09:01 PM

TOP TEN FAVORITE MOVIES OF 2003

 

1)  Kill Bill, Vol. 1

2)  The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

3)  Oldboy

4)  The Last Samurai

5)  X-Men 2

6)  Master & Commander: The Far Side of the World

7)  21 Grams

8)  Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior

9)  Cold Mountain

10)  Lost in Translation

 

Runner-ups: The Best of YouthFinding Nemo*The Fog of War*, Spring Summer Fall Winter...and Spring, and Big Fish.

 

*This was such a lean year for movies that I really liked that I included an animated movie and a documentary in my runner-ups, even though I normally don't like to include them in my lists.

 

TOP TEN WORST OF 2003 (overall)

 

1)  The Room

2)  Sin Sisters

3)  DarkWolf

4)  Barely Legal Lesbian Vampires

5)  Blood of the Beast*

6)  Scarecrow Slayer

7)  Ancient Warriors

8)  Holla If I Kill You

9)  Terror at Baxter U

10)  Invitation

 

*This is the only movie on IMDb that lists my hometown as a filming location.

 

TOP TEN WORST OF 2003 (wide release)

 

1)  Marci X

2)  House of the Dead

3)  Kangaroo Jack

4)  Spy Kids 3: Game Over

5)  The Cat In the Hat

6)  Chasing Papi

7)  Hollywood Homicide

8)  Head of State

9)  Cold Creek Manor

10)  The Haunted Mansion

 

 

TOP TEN BOX OFFICE OF 2003

 

1)  The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

2)  Finding Nemo

3)  The Matrix Reloaded

4)  Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

5)  Bruce Almighty

6)  The Last Samurai

7)  Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

8)  The Matrix Revolutions

9)  X-Men 2

10)  Bad Boys II


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Posted 15 June 2017 - 11:57 PM


The Best Films of 2002

1. Le Fils

2. Devils on the Doorstep

3. Adaptation

4. Talk to Her

5. Bowling for Columbine

6. Spirited Away

7. Gangs of New York

8. Igby Goes Down

9. Far from Heaven
10. Russian Ark

HM: Moonlight Mile, The Man from Elysian Fields, Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner, Late Marriage, Changing Lanes, Minority Report, The Rules of Attraction, Frailty, Femme Fatale, Sweet Sixteen, 13 Conversations About One Thing, All or Nothing, Intacto, 24 Hour Party People, Signs, Solaris, Narc, The Quiet American, Auto Focus, Better Luck Tomorrow, Int. Trailer - Night, An Evening with Kevin Smith, Lantana

Worst:

1.) Cabin Fever
2.) Enough
3.) Serving Sara
4.) The Sweetest Thing
5.) Rollerball
6.) Dragonfly
7.) My Big Fat Greek Wedding
8.) Blood Work
9.) Death to Smoochy
10.) Resident Evil

Dishonorable mention: Life or Something Like It, Poolhall Junkies, I Spy, Ghost Ship
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Posted 15 June 2017 - 07:41 PM

 

I'm not familiar with Men with Brooms.

 

I'll cover it in more detail when we go over the Best of 2002 picks a couple weeks from now, but basically it's a Canadian comedy about the sport of curling.


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Posted 15 June 2017 - 07:37 PM

 

24 Hour Party People

Men with Brooms

 

Bravo for mentioning 24 Hour Party People.

 

I'm not familiar with Men with Brooms.


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Posted 15 June 2017 - 06:32 PM

Top 10 2002

1. Adaptation

2. Far from Heaven

3. The Pianist

4. Spirited Away

5.Catch Me if You Can

6. Road to Perdition

7. City of God

8. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

9. Chicago

10. Frida

 

Honorable Mentions: 24 Hour Party People, Gangs of New York, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, The Hours, Insomnia, Lilo and Stitch, Men with Brooms, One Hour Photo

Guilty Pleasures: Treasure Planet


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Posted 15 June 2017 - 03:56 PM

1997

 

  1. L.A. Confidential
  2. The Fifth Element
  3. Boogie Nights
  4. Kundun
  5. The Sweet Hereafter
  6. Mother and Son
  7. Taste of Cherry
  8. Lost Highway
  9. Princess Mononoke
  10. The Spanish Prisoner

Runner-ups:  Deconstructing Harry, The Game

 

1998

 

  1. Saving Private Ryan
  2. Lovers of the Arctic Circle
  3. Dark City
  4. The Thin Red Line
  5. Eternity and a Day
  6. Black Cat, White Cat
  7. Out of Sight
  8. The Flowers of Shanghai
  9. Rushmore
  10. After Life

Runner-up:  Beloved

 

1999

 

  1. Time Regained
  2. Magnolia
  3. South Park:  Bigger, Longer and Uncut
  4. The Matrix
  5. Toy Story 2
  6. Eyes Wide Shut
  7. The Ninth Gate
  8. Beau Travail
  9. Felicity’s Journey
  10. Rosetta

Runner-ups:  The End of the Affair, Fight Club, The Straight Story, The Wind Will Carry Us, Ghost Dog:  the Way of the Samurai, L'Humanitie

 

2000

 

  1. Requiem for a Dream
  2. Memento
  3. La Commune (Paris 1871)
  4. The Gleaners and I
  5. In the Mood for love
  6. Werckmeister Harmonies
  7. The Circle
  8. As I was Moving Ahead I Occasionally Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty
  9. The House of Mirth
  10. Yi Yi

Runner-ups:  Platform, Amores Perros, George Washington, High Fidelity, The Day I Became A Woman, Nine Queens

 

2001

 

  1. A.I.
  2. Mulholland Drive
  3. The Lord of the Rings:  the Fellowship of the Ring
  4. In the Bedroom
  5. Ghost World
  6. The Others
  7. Gosford Park
  8. Amelie
  9. The Royal Tenenbaums
  10. Fat Girl

Runner-ups:  In Praise of Love, La Cienaga, The Piano Teacher, Time Out, Atanarjuat


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Posted 15 June 2017 - 01:48 PM

2002, ah, I see a lot of kids films here, which makes sense at the time, even though most are disposable. Some good adult-oriented films make it a decent year, although not the match of 2001. Bear in mind also that ticket sales reached their modern-day peak (still only a fraction of classic-era attendance) in 2002. I have one 2002 film on tap for viewing soon, The Importance of Being Ernest.

1. Chicago
2. In America
3. About Schmidt
4. About a Boy
5. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
6. Unfaithful
7. Rabbit-Proof Fence
8. Adaptation.
9. Gangs of New York
10. The Pianist

Of Note: The Hours, Far from Heaven, Punch-Drunk Love, The Good Girl, The Emperor's Club, Russian Ark, Catch Me If You Can, The Quiet American, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Bend It Like Beckam, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Insomnia, Hollywood Ending, Whale Rider

Kids films of several classes: Excellent: The Cat Returns, Treasure Planet, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron Decent: Stuart Little 2, Ice Age Ho-hum: Lilo and Stitch Forgettable: Jonah, Return to Neverland

Um....:Sweet Home Alabama

Forgotten: The Rookie

What Exactly happened here?: Die Another Day

Stinky: The Country Bears
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Posted 15 June 2017 - 01:38 PM

My Top Ten Films of 2002 

 

1.  Road to Perdition

2.  The Pianist

3.  Spider

4.  The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

5.  City of God

6.  Frida

7.  My Big Fat Greek Wedding

8.  Bowling For Columbine

9.  About Schmidt

10. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets


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Posted 15 June 2017 - 12:19 PM

favorites of 2002

 

​Chicago

The Hours

​Catch Me if You Can

My Big Fat Greek Wedding

​The Importance of Being Earnest

The Pianist

​The Good Girl

Adaptation


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Posted 15 June 2017 - 11:46 AM

TOP TEN FAVORITE MOVIES OF 2002  (259 titles seen)

 

1)  The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

2)  Bowling for Columbine

3)  The Pianist

4)  Adaptation

5)  Punch-Drunk Love

6)  The Bourne Identity

7)  Gangs of New York

8)  28 Days Later

9)  The Ring

10)  Russian Ark

 

Runner-ups:  The Twilight SamuraiAuto FocusBubba Ho-TepTalk to Her, and Public Enemy.

 

 

TEN WORST MOVIES OF 2002 (over all)

 

1)  My Little Eye

2)  Mummy Raider

3)  Terror Toons

4)  To Become One

5)  Reign In Darkness

6)  Last House on Hell Street

7)  Bikini Party Massacre

8)  A Candle In the Dark

9)  Insaniac

10)  The Bisbee Cannibal Club

 

 

TEN WORST MOVIES OF 2002 (wide release)

 

1)  Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever

2)  Feardotcom

3)  Rollerball

4)  Frank McKlusky, C. I.

5)  Austin Powers in Goldmember

6)  Extreme Ops

7)  Half Past Dead

8)  Halloween: Resurrection

9)  I Spy

10)  High Crimes

 

 

TOP TEN BOX OFFICE OF 2002

 

1)  The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

2)  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

3)  Spider-Man

4)  Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

5)  Men in Black II

6)  Die Another Day

7)  Signs

8)  Ice Age

9)  My Big Fat Greek Wedding

10)  Minority Report


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