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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 19/11/2008 9:21:07 AM   
chris_scott01


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ORIGINAL: Gimli The Dwarf
231. Southland Tales (1st voew, 2006, Kelly) - 3/5*
Right then. Errm. *scratches head*. Pffft. Hmmm. Something about time travel. Er…. Mumble mumble. Eh? The Rock's in it. Wha…? Utterly and terrifically confusing


Haven't seen it, but that was the funniest line I've read in a while, thanks Gimli.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 19/11/2008 3:41:16 PM   
Rinc


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I've just updated mine for the first time in a while. Might have forgotten a few though:

2. 12 Angry Men - 9/10

4. United 93 - 9/10

5. Friday Night Lights - 9/10

31. Sunshine - 8/10

33. Return To Oz - 8/10

37. Three Colours: Blue - 8/10

44. The Counterfeiters - 7/10 (first viewing)

53. Lust, Caution - 7/10 (first viewing)

55. V For Vendetta - 7/10

63. The Orphanage - 7/10 (first viewing)

76. Shaun of the Dead - 6/10

80. Hot Fuzz - 6/10

93. Hancock - 6/10 (first viewing)

95. The African Queen (first viewing)

97. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (first viewing)

98. Midnight Cowboy (first viewing)

101. Quantum of Solace - 6/10 (first viewing)

102. Pineapple Express - 6/10 (first viewing)

103. Eagle vs Shark - 6/10 (first viewing)

107. Nosferatu (first viewing)

112. Gilda - 6/10 (first viewing)

130. Hard Boiled - 5/10 (first viewing)

156. Satantango - 5/10 (first viewing)


I’ve also just rewatched No Country For Old Men and There Will Be Blood.

I’ll explain a few of the ratings/positions. I’m probably being a bit sentimental with putting Return To Oz so high but I loved that film when I was a kid and I love it now. Even if it did used to scare the shit out of me! I really enjoyed The Counterfeiters and Lust, Caution, both fantastic war films which sadly involve the desperate plight of people based on real life. I’m not a fan if horror films and I usually find them quite empty but The Orphanage is very good and I found it a bit more than the average horror. Hancock started well but soon turned out average whereas Indiana Jones started and finished average. Disappointing but after reading so many reviews I wasn’t expecting much. Quantum of Solace was disappointing especially after Casino Royale. It seemed like just a load of action sequences strung together with no coherant storyline. Hard Boiled was fun but more of a computer game and I found it a bit boring towards the end.



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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 19/11/2008 3:56:29 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Rinc

I'm probably being a bit sentimental with putting Return To Oz so high but I loved that film when I was a kid and I love it now. Even if it did used to scare the shit out of me!

You don't need to justify that mark to us  - it's a fabulous film, better than the original, IMO.
 
I've kept up with this all year. My Top 100 is on the comp at home, but no Internet connection there and no memory stick portal here means it remains out of reach. I've seen 255 movies this year (79 per cent of them from the '30s and '40s, I think), with the top ten (from memory) being these:
 
1. Hoop Dreams
2. Paris, Texas
3. Les Enfants du paradis
4. Blessed Event
5. Stars in My Crown
6. I Love You Again
7. Ninotchka
8. The Lives of a Bengal Lancer
9. Citizen Kane
X. The Vanishing Virginian
 
New watches are in bold.
 
My aim for the year was 260 features and 100 shorts (yes I'm cool), so just five big ones and about thirty little ones to go...

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 19/11/2008 10:24:35 PM   
Rinc


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ORIGINAL: rick_7

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ORIGINAL: Rinc

I'm probably being a bit sentimental with putting Return To Oz so high but I loved that film when I was a kid and I love it now. Even if it did used to scare the shit out of me!


You don't need to justify that mark to us  - it's a fabulous film, better than the original, IMO.


I'm glad you're in agreement. I much prefer it to the original as well. Even so when i looked at my list after i'd placed it, i was surprised how high i'd put it. Fantastic film, it's how kids' movies should be made.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 20/11/2008 4:37:24 AM   
Gimli The Dwarf


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Glad you liked it, Chris!


68. Zack and Miri Make A Porni (1st vie2, 2008, Smith) - 4/5
I'm far from being the greatest fan of Kevin Smith. I'll happily watch his films but I don't love any of them. This though, it's probably his best. Rude and crude it may be, but it has some hilarious moments, a fine mix of witty dialogue, visuals gags and astute performances. It helps that the two leads are well cast. Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks both have an immense likeability factor. Certainly one of the funniest live-action films of the year in quite a few years.
 
95. Iron Man (2008, Favreau) - 4/5*
Rollicking comic book adventure, which balances perfectly its dry sense of humour with some adrenalin pumping action scenes. It's a more light-hearted affair than the likes of Hulk or Batman begins, yet far more substantial than, say, the Fantastic Four films. Robert Downey Jr. is excellent in the lead, and he's ably supported by Jeff Bridges, Gwyneth Paltrow and Terrence Howard. It gets a little overblown near the end but this is great entertainment. Seen it twice this year so it moves up a spot.

216. Blood Simple (2nd view, 1984, Coen Brothers) - 3/5
The first feature film the Coen brothers. I wonder if anyone at the time had any idea how successful they'd become further down the line? This isn't one of my favourite of their films, but it's certainly a reasonable debut. M. Emmet Walsh and Dan Hedaya are both suitably villainous, but it's Frances McDormand who steals the acting limelight in her first film

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 21/11/2008 7:00:09 AM   
Gimli The Dwarf


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70. Priceless/Hors de prix (1st view, 2006, Salvadori) - 4/5*
Audrey Tautou and Gad Elmaleh star in this charming romantic comedy. She plays a gold-digger who woos rich men so they'll lavish her with expensive goods. He plays a shy waiter who she mistakes for a millionaire, a mistake which leaves him penniless. The two leads are immensely watchable, and this often funny and witty film is refreshingly free of cloying sentiment.


115. Eye Of The Needle (1st view, 1981, Marquand) - 4/5*
Prior to directing Return Of The Jedi, Richard Marquand had a stab at this WWII spy film, an adaptation of Ken Follett's novel. Donald Sutherland stars as Henry Faber, a German spy who has knowledge of the Allied invasion of Normandy, and makes his way to a Scottish island to rendezvous with a U-Boat. I'll happily watch Sutherland in anything, and he's good here as a murderous spook. Good support in the form of Ian Bannen as the policeman after Sutherland, and Kate Nelligan as a housewife whose family is threatened by his arrival at the island.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 23/11/2008 8:38:02 AM   
Gimli The Dwarf


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44. Lemming (1st view, 2005, Moll) - 4/5*
A supernatural/psychological thriller from French director Dominik Moll. When the cause of a blocked drain is found to be a lemming in the pipes, a bizarre chain of events kicks off including suicide, murder and ghostly possession. Charlotte Gainsbourg and Charlotte Rampling both give excellent performances, but it’s the sense of eerie discomfort that stands out in this film.


90. Recount (1st view, 2006, Roach) - 4/5*An all-star cast in this dramatisation of the events surrounding the Florida election recount back in 2000. Worth watching for the look on Ron Klain (Kevin Spacey) as new developments occur and he realises the scale of what went wrong. I found myself shaking my head in disbelief at this farcical affair, even though I knew most of what occurred. Spacey hasn’t been this good in years, but he’s matched by Tom Wilkinson, Bob Balaban and Laura Dern.

305. He Was A Quiet Man (1st view, 2007, Cappello) - 2/5* Christian Slater stars as Bob Maconel, an office worker who goes into work one day with the intention of going on a killing spree. He’s beaten to it by a fellow-co-worker though, and ends up killing the man, becoming a hero in the process. He then befriends and falls in love with Vanessa (Elisha Cuthbert), a woman paralysed in the shooting, but it isn’t long before he loses touch with reality again. Slater gives a decent performance, and there's a nice turn from William H. Macy as his boss, but the whole thing ifs far too preachy and, come the end, it’s hard to care what happens.



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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 23/11/2008 3:42:01 PM   
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I'm not making this list at such a late date becuase I want some of my all time favourites to appear in Beetlejuice's top 100 thread

1) Toy Story 2 (1999)
2) Garden State (2004)
3) La Haine (1995)
4) Superbad (2007)
5) South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999)
6) Team America: World Police (2004)
7) Billy Elliott (2000)
8) Adaptation (2002)

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 29/11/2008 5:18:50 AM   
Gimli The Dwarf


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5. Forrest Gump (100th+ view, 1994, Zemeckis) - 5/5
I love this film. There I've said it. I love it and I always have. I first saw it (or rather the first 50 minutes) during the final physics lesson before the summer holidays back in school about 11 years ago. The teacher hadn't come up with a lesson, so he let us watch this instead! I managed to watch it in full about a year later, and I loved it. And during the next year or two I overdosed on it, I knew the script by heart, when each song came into play, everything. I haven't seen it in almost 7 years, but it's lost known of its appeal. If anything, I love it even more. I know it's flawed, I know it can be considered overly sentimental (I cried at the end, Again), I know it offers up a somewhat simplistic view on life, but I don't care. I just adore every damn second, all the performances, the journey through 60s and 70s America. I even have a Bubba Gump hat! And it has the best set of tunes ever compiled for a film. Which makes me wonder why only two thirds of them appear on the deluxe soundtrack. Bummer. Still, bloody great film. In every way possible it deserved its triumph over Pulp Fiction at the Oscars.

47. The Cort-Martial Of Billy Mitchell (1st view, 1955, Preminger) - 4/5*
Gary Cooper stars as Billy Mitchell, a Colonel in the US airforce in the years following WWI. Unhappy at the number of accidents occurring due to a lack of funding and training, he expresses his disdain to reporters and is promptly brought up on charges. Otto Preminger directs and, while this is never quite as engrossing as his other courtroom drama, Anatomy Of A Muder, there's much to enjoy here with all the legal wrangling, a fine turn from Gary Cooper and a wonderful slimy performance from Rod Steiger, It seems to revel in hindsight too much though, and Mitchell is portrayed as an almost prophetic figure.


331. St. Trinian's (1st view, 2007, Parker/Thompson) - 0/5*
From the good to the bad. The very bad. The very, very, very, very, very bad. Useless garbage of the highest order. A rancid, festering, stinking, puss-filled boil of rotten putridness, the scars of which will never heal. Much like Morris Minor and The Majors sang in their song, Another Boring B-Side, this has no redeeming features. Actually, I tell a lie. It has one reasonable line ("It's like Hogwarts for Pikeys”). The rest though is Grade A, pure, undiluted, wholly, 100% bilge. You may recall the lack of love I have for Santa Claus Conquers The Martians. Well, if that film was the White House, St. Trinian's is a ramshackle, rat-infested, cockroach-ridden mud hut with no ceilings that's just been washed away from storm and found itself in a sewage farm. Utterly irredeemable, a scourge on the face of filmdom.

Shorts


13. Disorder In The Court (1st view, 1936, Black) - 2/5*
A short comedy film starring The Three Stooges. The three are called as witnesses in a murder trail and it isn’t long before they wreak havoc in the courtroom with all manner of objects: chewing gum, a fire hose, violins and a harmonica. There’s a few chuckles to be had but it’s a far cry from other comedy films of the time.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 29/11/2008 9:32:58 AM   
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If you like Forrest Gump you might wanna check out The Curious Case of Benjamin Button when it comes out. There's seems to be a lot of similarity, though most critics say it is a bit less sentimental (I feel I should add that I never found Forrest Gump sentimental).

How the hell do you manage to watch so many films, Gimli? My TV is mostly taken by my parents during the night, who wanna watch the news.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 29/11/2008 9:46:36 AM   
Gimli The Dwarf


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I'm greatly looking forward to Benjamin Button, not least because it stars my favourite actress!

As for how many films I watch, it's just a case of efficiently juggling time around. I've certainly slowed down though. A few years ago I'd seen twice as many at the end of November

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 29/11/2008 9:56:45 AM   
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Do you rent, buy or watch on TV? Well, probably all three, I guess.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 29/11/2008 10:13:20 AM   
Gimli The Dwarf


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A bit of everything, and maybe a cinema film once a week as well. I have a huge backlog. I must have 50 or so unwatched DVDs and at least twice as many films I've taped. Some of them I've had for almost 3 years!

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 29/11/2008 8:51:18 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Gimli The Dwarf


44. Lemming (1st view, 2005, Moll) - 4/5*
A supernatural/psychological thriller from French director Dominik Moll. When the cause of a blocked drain is found to be a lemming in the pipes, a bizarre chain of events kicks off including suicide, murder and ghostly possession. Charlotte Gainsbourg and Charlotte Rampling both give excellent performances, but it's the sense of eerie discomfort that stands out in this film.



Great you liked it, I love it, very strange film with a really weird mood.


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La Campane del Infierno 9/10
The Edukators 8/10
War World Z 6/10
Inbred 5?/10
The Brass Teapot 7/10
Dettachment 6?/10
The Dead Inside 7?/10
The Haunted Mansion 5/10
Anatomie 2 6/10
Anatomie 6?/10

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 30/11/2008 1:18:21 AM   
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1 to 20



Spalovac Mrtvol (The Cremator) 10/10 * (Juraj Herz, 1969)
Tetsuo 10?/10 ** (Shinya Tsukamoto, 1989)
Possession 10?/10 ** (Andrjei Zulawski, 1981)
Esperando La Carroza 10?/10 * (Alejandro Doria)
Long Weekend 9?/10 (Collin Eggleston, 1978)
Persona 9?/10 (Ingmar Bergman, 1966)
The Cars that ate Paris 9?/10 (Peter Weir, )
Bad Boy Bubby 9?/10 (Rolf de Heer, 1993)
La Antena 9?/10 (Esteban Sapir, 2007) ***
Io non ho Paura 9?/10 (Gabriele Salvatore, 2005) *
Britannia Hospital 9?/10 (Lindsay Anderson) **
Sanatorium pod Klepsydra 9?/10 (Wojciech Has, 1973)
If...  9?/10 (Lindsay Anderson)
Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media 9?/10
A L'interieur 9?/10 (2007) *
Severance 9?/10 (Christopher Smith, 2005) **
The Boondock Saints 9?/10 (Troy Duffy, 1999) **
U-Turn 9?/10 * (Oliver Stone, 1997)
Election 9?/10 ** (Alexander Payne, 1999)
Mulholland dr. 9?/10 (David Lynch)



21 to 40



The Descent 9?/10 * (Neil Marshall, 2005)
964 Pinocchio 9?/10
Natural Born Killers 9?/10 * (Oliver Stone, 1994)
[REC] 9/10 * (2008)
Watership Down 9/10
Cloverfield 9/10 (2008)
Dumbo 9/10 (Ben Sharpsteen, 1941) many *'s
W.R. - Misterije Organizma 8?/10 (Dusan Makavejev, 1971)
Wolfen 8?/10 (1981)
Deathdream 8?/10 (Bob Clark, 1974) *
Sweet Movie 8?/10 (Dusan Makavejev, 1974)
Fanny och Alexander 8?/10 (Ingmar Bergman, 1982)
Profondo Rosso 8?/10 (Dario Argento) *
Benny's Video 8?/10 (Michael Haneke, )*
Fargo 8?/10 (Cohen & Cohen, 1996)
Crash 8?/10 (Cronnenberg)
A Clockwork Orange 8?/10 (Stanley Kubrik) **
The Fifth Element 8?/10 (Luc Besson) ****
Una Lucertola con la pelle di Donna 8?/10 (Lucio Fulci)
Eden Log 8?/10 (2008)



41 to 60



Ben X 8?/10 (2008)
Underground 8?/10 (Emir Kusturika, 1995)
Survive Style 5 + 8?/10
Henry: Portrait of a Serial killer 8?/10 (John McNaughton, 1986)
Spellbound 8?/10
Thursday 8?/10 **
Apt Pupil 8?/10 (Bryan Singer, 1998) * *
Rear Window 8?/10 (Alfred Hitchcock)
La Terza Madre 8?/10 (Dario Argento, 2007)
Kinky Boots 8?/10
Crna macka, beli macor 8?/10 (Emir Kusturika, 1998)
Machine Girl 8?/10
Le Petit Monde de Don Camillo 8?/10 (Julien Duvivier, 1952)
King Kong 8?/10 (Cooper/shoedsack, 1933) many *'s
The Driller Killer 8?/10 (Abel Ferrara, 1979)
Swanp Thing 8?/10 (Wes Craven, 1982)
The Incredible Shrinking Man 8?/10 (Jack Arnold, 1957)*
Mr. Freedom 8?/10 (William Klein)
Cosa de Brujas 8?/10
Blood Simple 8?/10 (Cohen & Cohen)



61 to 80



Secrets and Lies 8?/10 *
Storm Warning 8?/10 (2007)
The Elephant man 8?/10 (David Lynch, )
The Cottage 8?/10 (2008)
Salvage aka Gruesome 8?/10
Hasta el viento tiene miedo 8?/10
The Woods 8?/10 * (Lucky McKee)
Swimming Pool 8?/10 (Francois Ozon)
Zeitgeist: The Movie 8?/10
Guinea Pig 2: Flowers of Flesh and Blood 8?/10 *
La Cabina 8?/10
La Noche del Terror Ciego 8?/10 (Armando de Ossorio, 1971)
Snuff: A documentary about killing on camera 8?/10 (2008)
Edmond 8/10
Il gatto a Nove Code 8/10 (Dario Argento)
Ti Piace Hitchcock? 8/10 (Dario Argento)
Mondovino 8/10 (Jonathan Nossiter, 2004)
Brick 8/10 (Rian Johnson, 2005) *
Rope 8/10 (Alfred Hitchcock)
Nowhere Man 8/10 ** (2005)



81 to 100



Stuck 8/10 (Stuart Gordon, 2007)
The Forbidden Planet 8/10  (1956)
Phenomena 8?/10 (Argento) *
Fulltime Killer 8/10
The Little Mermaid 8/10 ***
Dumplings 8/10 (Fruit Chan)
Who Killed the Electric Car? 8/10
Fried Green Tomatoes 8/10 (Jon Avnet, 1991)
Hot Fuzz 8/10 (Edgar Wright, 2007)
Batman Returns 8/10 (Tim Burton, 1992) **
The Fairly Oddparents in Channel Chasers 8/10
Hard candy 8/10 (David Slade, 2005) *
Back to the Future 8/10 ** (Robert Zemeckis, 1985)
Smiley Face 8/10 * (Gregg Araki, 2007)
Robin Hood 8?/10 (1973)
Ray 8/10
One Hundred and One Dalmatians 8/10 **
O Hamenos ta pairnei ola 8/10 (Nikos Nikolaidis)
Borat 8/10
Botched 8/10



101 to 120




Cube Zero 7?/10 (Ernie barbarash, 2004)
Nothing 7?/10 (Vincenzo Natali, 2003)
Fido 7?/10
The Adventures of Electric Rod Boy 7?/10 (Shinya Tsukamoto)
Teeth 7?/10
Serial Mom 7?/10 (Waters, 1994)
Death in a Funeral 7?/10 * (2007)
Spider Baby, or the Maddest Story Ever Told 7?/10
Eastern Promises 7?/10 (David Cronenberg)
El Orfanato 7?/10
Intermission 7?/10 (John Crowley, 2003)
Cujo 7?/10 (Lewis Teague, 1983)
Slither 7?/10 (James Gunn, 2006) *
Das Flüstern des Mondes 7?/10
Europa Kemping 7?/10
La Nona 7?/10 *
Ceux qui m'i aiment prendront le train 7?/10 (Patrice Chereu)
Prism 7?/10 (2007)
The Blob 7?/10 (1988) *
Big Fish 7?/10



121 to 140



Un Chien Andalou 7?/10 (Luis Buñuel, 1929)
Raiders of the Lost Ark 7?/10 **
Daddy and Them 7/10 (Billy Bob Thronton)
Raw Meat 7?/10 (Gary Sherman, 1972)
Sleepaway Camp 7?/10 (Robert Hiltzik, 1983)
El Laberinto del Fauno 7?/10
The Girl Next Door 7?/10
The Howling 7?/10
The Blob 7?/10 (Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr, 1958)
E. T. 7?/10 (Steven Spielberg)
Labyrinth 7?/10 **
The Grinch 7?/10 (Ron Howard, 2000)
Hocus Pocus 7?/10 (Kenny Ortega, 1993) **
The Stuff 7?/10 (Larry Cohen, 1985) *
The Wizard of Oz 7?/10
Películas para no dormir: Para entrar a vivir 7?/10
Undead 7?/10
Tropa de Elite 7?/10 (José Padilha, 2007)
The Tingler 7/10 (William Castle)
Shinichin no tomurai 7/10



141 to 160



Baby Blues 7/10 (2008)
Book of Love 7/10 *
Juno 7/10 (2007)
As Tears go by 7/10
Jeune Homme 7/10
Avere Vent'anni 7/10 (Fernando Di Leo, 1978)
Angela's Ashes 7/10
Den Osynlige 7/10
Die Musterknaben 2 7/10
3:10 to Yuma 7/10 (2007)
Hannibal 7/10
Feast 7/10
Alice in Wonderland 7/10 *
The Night of the Comet 7/10
Spirit 7/10
Hatchet 7/10
Dawn of The Dead 7/10 (Zack Snyder, 2004) *
Cape Fear 7/10 (Martin Scorsesse, 1991) *
Widow's Peak 7/10 (John Irvin, 1994)
The Mist 7/10



161 to 180



Cube 2: Hypercube 7/10
Galaxy of Terror 7/10 (Bruce D. Clark, 1981)
Irina Palm 7/10 (2007)
Let's go to prison 7/10
Miss Congeniality 7/10 **
Superbad 7/10 (Greg Mottola, 2007)
Girl interrupted 7/10
Confetti 7/10
Hey Arnold! The Movie 7/10
Tart 6?/10 (Christina Wayne, 2001)
X-men 6?/10 * (Bryan Singer)
The Dark knight 6?/10 (Nolan, 2008)
Saving private Ryan 6?/10 (Steven Spielberg, 1998)
Tarnation 6?/10 (Jonathan Caouette, 2003)
Spiderman 2 6?/10 (Sam Raimi, 2004)
Run Fatboy Run 6?/10 (2007)
Lik Wong 6?/10
Love in the time of Money 6?/10 (Peter Mattei, 2002)
Final Destination 2 6/10
Creep 6?/10



181 to 200



White Fang 6/10
Craig 6?/10 (2008)
Sweeney Todd 6?/10 (Tim Burton, 2007)
The Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings 6?/10 (Peter Jackson, 2001) *
Airplane II: the Sequel 6?/10
The Seeker 6?/10 (David L. Cunningham, 2007)
The Kovak Box 6?/10 (Daniel Monzón, 2006)
Twister 6/10 (Jan de Bont, 1996) *
Fun with Dick and Jane 6/10 *
A Fish in the Bathtub 6?/10 (Joan Micklin Silver, 1999)
Postal 6/10 (Uwe Boll, 2008)
Black Sheep 6/10
The Raspberry Reich 6/10
The Incredible Hulk 6/10
28 Days 6/10 (Betty Thomas, 2000)
Duplex 6/10 (Denny DeVito)
Jingle All the Way 6/10
21 6/10 (2008)
Shrek 6/10
The Deaths of Ian Stone 6/10



201 and ahead



A Night at the Roxbury 6/10
Garfield: A tail of two kitties 6/10
Open Season 6/10
Charlie's angels in full throttle 6/10
Madagascar 6/10 (Darnekk, McGrath, 2005)
Ever After 6/10(Anmdy tennant, 1998)
Men in Black 6/10
American Pie presents Beta House 6/10
Devil in the Mountain aka Sasquatch mountain 5?/10
Ghost Ship 5?/10 *
Spiderman 5?/10
2001 Maniacs 5?/10
Jeepers Creepers II 5?/10
Fatwa 5/10
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: the Beginning 5/10
Jungle George 5?/10
Le Consile de Pierre 5?/10
Prisoner 5?/10
Sex and the City 5?/10
Heist 5/10
The Sum of All Fears 5/10
Ben 10: Race Against time 5/10 (2007)
Home Alone 3 5/10
The Devil wears Prada 5/10
Happy Gilmore 5/10 (Dennis Dugan, 1996) *
Innerspace 5/10
Elizabethtown 5/10
Big Daddy 5/10
The Hot Girl 5/10
Mirrors 4?/10 (Alexandre Aja)
Asteroid 4?/10
Pulse 4?/10
10000 BC 4?/10
Pulse 4?/10
Friday the 13th VIII, Jason Takes Manhattan 4/10 *
Jurassic Park 2 4/10
Torque 4/10
XXX 4/10
Below 4/10
Stay Alive! 4/10
I Still know what you did last summer 3?/10
Today you Die 3?/10
Behind Enemy Lines II: Axis of Evil 3/10
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen 2?/10
Whisper 2?/10
The Secret 2/10

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La Campane del Infierno 9/10
The Edukators 8/10
War World Z 6/10
Inbred 5?/10
The Brass Teapot 7/10
Dettachment 6?/10
The Dead Inside 7?/10
The Haunted Mansion 5/10
Anatomie 2 6/10
Anatomie 6?/10

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 1/12/2008 2:25:03 AM   
Ultimo Lee

 

Posts: 1735
Joined: 17/7/2007
From: Manchester
Films Of The Year 2008
1. Trading Places  USA (John Landis, 1984) 10/10 Jan
2. Return Of The Jedi US (Richard Marquand, 1983) 10/10
Nov
3. Raiders Of The Lost Ark  US (Steven Spielberg, 1981) 10/10 May
4. There's Something About Mary US (Farrelly Brothers, 1998) 9/10 Nov
5. The Three Burials Of Melquiades Estrada USA (Tommy Lee Jones, 2005) 9/10 Feb
6. The Quiet Family South Korea (Kim Ji-Woon, 1998) 9/10 Sept
7. The Sea Inside  Spain (Alejandro Amenabar, 2004) 9/10 May
8. This Is England  UK  (Shane Meadows, 2006) 9/10 July
9. In Bruges  Ireland (Martin McDonagh, 2008) 9/10 Aug
10. Big Fish  US (Tim Burton, 2003) 9/10 May
11.
Little Miss Sunshine US (Jonathan Dayton/ Valerie Faris,
2006) 9/10 Sept
12. Borat UK/US (Larry Charles, 2006)  9/10 June

13. Finding Neverland USA (Marc Forster, 2004) 8/10 Jan
14. The Assassasination Of Richard Nixon USA (Niels Mueller, 2004) 8/10
  Mar
15. Requiem Germany (Hans-Christian Schmid, 2006) 8/10 Apr
16. Spirited Away Japan (Hayao Miyazaki, 2002) 8/10  Jan
17. Sideways US (Alexander Payne, 2004) 8/10 Mar
18. Planet Terror  US (Robert Rodriguez, 2007) 8/10 May

19. The 40 Year Old Virgin US (Judd Apatow, 2005) 8/10 Sept
20. Superbad US (Greg Mottola, 2007) 8/10  Oct
21. Beverly Hills Cop  US (Martin Brest,1984) 8/10 May
22. Blades Of Glory USA (Josh Gordon, 2007) 8/10 Feb
23. The Host South Korea (Bong Joon-ho, 2006)  8/10 June
24. Wild Strawberries Sweden (Ingmar Bergman, 1957) 8/10 July

25. The Virgin Spring Sweden (Ingmar Bergman, 19608/10 Aug
26. Das Boot Germany (Wolfgang Peterson, 1981) 8/10 Apr
27. Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story US (Jake Kasdan, 2007)  8/10 Sept
28. Kenny Australia (Clayton Jacobson, 2006) 8/10 Apr
29. Forgetting Sarah Marshall US (Nicholas Stoller, 2008) 8/10 Sept
30. Spoorloos /The Vanishing Fra/Hol (George Sluizer, 1988) 8/10 Sept
31. The Fountain US (Darren Aronofsky, 2006) 8/10 Nov
32. Zatoichi  Japan  (Takeshi Kitano, 2003) 8/10 Jan
33. Severance UK (Christopher Smith, 2006) 8/10 Sept
34. Brewster's Millions USA (Walter Hill,  1985) 8/10 Mar
35. Team America: World Police US (Trey Parker, 2004) 7/10 Aug
36 After The Wedding Denmark (Susanne Bier, 2006) 7/10 July
37. Ariel Finland (Aki Kaurismaki, 1988) 7/10 Oct
38. Wild Card  Kor (Kim Yu-jin, 2003) 7/10 Apr
39. Dancer In The Dark  Den/US (Lars Von Trier, 2000) 7/10 Apr
40. King Of  New York US (Abel Ferrara, 1990) 7/10 Sept
41. All Of Me US (Carl Reiner, 1984) 7/10 Sept
42. Amelie France (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2001) 7/10 May
43. Look At Me  France (Agnes Jaoui, 2004) 7/10 Feb
44. Tropic Thunder US (Ben Stiller, 2008) 7/10 
Nov
45. Tropic Thunder US (Ben Stiller, 2008) 7/10 Nov 2nd**
46. The Simpsons Movie US (David Silverman, 2007) 7/10 Aug
47. Layer Cake UK  (Matthew Vaughn, 2004) 7/10 May
48. Shadows in Paradise Finland (Aki Kaurismaki, 1986) 7/10 Sept
49. A Bugs Life US (John Lasseter, 1998) 7/10 May
50. Green Fish South Korea (Lee Chang-dong, 1997)  7/10  June
51. Mon Meilleur Ami France (Patrice Leconte, 2006) 7/10 Sept
52. Calamari Union Finland (Aki Kaurismaki, 1985) 7/10  Oct
53. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory US (Tim Burton, 2005)  7/10 July
54. Eden Lake UK (James Watkins, 2008) 7/10 Nov
55. A Mighty Wind US (Christopher Guest, 2003) 7/10 Aug
56. Hard Candy  US  (David Slade, 2005) 7/10 July
57. The Descent  UK (Neil Marshall, 2005) 7/10 Jan
58. Angel-A  France (Luc Besson, 2005) 7/10 Mar
59. The Hidden Blade Japan (Yoji Yamada, 2004) 7/10 Mar
60. The Magician Sweden (Ingmar Bergman, 1959) 7/10 Oct
61. Corpse Bride US (Tim Burton & Mike Johnson, 2005) 7/10 Nov
62. Heading South France (Laurent Cantet, 2005) 6/10 Feb
63. Italian For Beginners Denmark (Lone Scherfig, 2000) 6/10 June
64. Boiling Point Japan (Takeshi Kitano, 1990) 6/10 Oct
65. Violent Cop  Japan   (Takeshi Kitano, 1989) 6/10 July
66. Lars and The Real Girl  US (Craig Gillespie, 2007) 6/10 Aug
67. Leningrad Cowboys Go America Finland (Aki Kaurismaki, 1988) 6/10 Nov
68. Tsotsi  South Africa (Gavin Hood, 2005) 6/10 Sept
69. Smiles Of A Summer Night Sweden (Ingmar Bergman, 1955) 6/10 Aug
70. The Matador  US (Richard Shepard, 2005) 6/10 Aug
71. The Cottage UK (Paul Andrew Williams, 2008) 6/10 Sept
72. Cronos   Mexico (Guillermo Del Toro, 1993) 6/10 Jan
73. Aimée & Jaguar  Germany (Max Faberbock, 1999) 6/10 Jan 
74. Kings And Queen  France (Arnaud Desplechin, 2003) 6/10 Jan
75. Esma's Secret Bosnia (Jasmila Zbanic, 2006) 6/10 Sept
76. Cool Runnings US (Jon Turteltaub, 1993) 6/10 Aug
77. A Hole In My Heart Sweden (Lukas Moodysson, 2004) 6/10 Mar
78. The Break Up  US (Peyton Reed, 2006) 6/10 Apr
79. Brokeback Moutain US (Ang Lee, 2005)  6/10  June

80. Death At A Funeral  UK (Frank Oz, 2007) 6/10 Mar
81. Candy Australia (Neil Armfield, 2006) 6/10 May
82. Nightwatch Russia (Timur Bekmambetov, 2005) 6/10  Jan
83. Christiane F. Germany (Uli Edel, 1981) 6/10 Oct
84. Open Hearts Denmark (Susanne Bier, 2002)  6/10 June
85. The Last Great Wilderness UK (David Mackenzie, 2002) 6/10 July
86. Romance And Cigarettes US (John Turturro, 2006) 6/10  Oct
87. The Match Factory Girl Finland (Aki Kaurismaki , 1990) 6/10 Nov
88. Over The Hedge US (Tim Johnson, Karey Kirkpatrick, 2006) 6/10 Sept
89. Madagascar US (Eric Darnell & Tom McGrath, 2005) 6/10 Sept
90. Lady Snowblood Japan (Toshiya Fujita, 1973) 6/10 Aug
91. Tenacious D: In The Pick Of Destiny US (Liam Lynch, 2006
) 6/10 Aug
92. Flushed Away UK (David Bowers & Sam Fell, 2006) 6/10  Oct
93. Carry On Cowboy UK (Gerald Thomas, 1966) 6/10 Mar
94. Millions  UK (Danny Boyle, 2004) 6/10 Apr
95. The Lady From Shanghai US (Orson Welles, 1948) 6/10 May
96. Batman Begins  US (Chirstopher Nolan 2005) 6/10 May
97. 30 Days Of Night US (David Slade, 2007) 6/10 Mar
98. Night At The Museum  US  (Shawn Levy, 2006) 6/10 July
99. El Topo Mex (Alejandro Jodorowsky, 1970) 6/10 Sept
100. Hamlet Goes Business Finland (Aki Kaurismaki, 1987) 6/10
101. Be Kind Rewind  US  (Michel Gondry, 2008) 6/10 July
102. Close To Home Isr (Dalia Hager & Vidi Bilu, 2005) 6/10 Sept
103. Autumn Sonata Sweden (Ingmar Bergman, 1978) 6/10 Oct
104. Belleville Rendez-Vous France (Sylvain Chomet, 2003) 6/10 Jan
105. Mischief Night  UK  (Penny Woolcock, 2006)  6/10 Mar
106. Crime And Punishment Fin (Aki Kaurismaki, 1983) 6/10 Sept
107. Feux Rouges / Red Lights France (Cedric Kahn, 2004) 6/10 Oct
108. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang US (Shane Black, 2005) 6/10 Aug
109. Shanghai Dreams China (Wang Xiaoshuai, 2005)  6/10 June
110. At The Height Of Summer Taiwan (Tran Anh Hung, 2001) 6/10 Jan
111. Eastern Promises UK (David Cronenberg, 2007) 6/10 Apr
112. Summer With Monika Sweden (Ingmar Bergman, 1953) 6/10 July

113. The Consequences Of Love Italy (Paolo Sorrentino, 2004) 6/10 Sept
114. R-Point South Korea  (Kong Su-chang, 2004) 6/10  Jan
115. REC Spain (Jaume Balaguero & Paco Plaza, 2007) 5/10 Oct
116. REC Spain (Jaume Balaguero & Paco Plaza, 2007)  5/10 Nov 2nd**
117. Lemming France Dominik Moll  2005 5/10 Nov
118. The Pornographers Japan (Shohei Imamura, 1966) 5/10 Oct
119. Robots US (Chris Wedge & Carlos Saldanha, 2005)  5/10 Nov
120. Le Fils / The Son Belgium (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, 2002) 5/10 Oct
121. L'Enfant Bel (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, 2005) 5/10 Sept
122. Le Serpent Fra (Eric Barbier, 2006) 5/10 Nov
123. Evolution US (Ivan Reitman, 2001) 5/10 Aug
124. Barking Dogs Never Bite South Korea (Bong Joon-ho, 2000) 5/10 Oct
125. Yesterday Once More HK (Johnnie To, 2004) 5/10 Aug
126. Bande A Part France (Jean-Luc Godard, 1964) 5/10 Aug
127. The Bothersome Man  Norway (Jens Lien, 2006)  5/10 July
128. 3 Iron  South Korea   (Kim Ki-Duk, 2004) 5/10 July
129. La Nouvelle Eve France (Catherine Corsini, 1999) 5/10 Feb
130. Summer Interlude Sweden (Ingmar Bergman, 1951) 5/10 Aug
131. Katzelmacher Germany (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1969) 5/10
132. Kamikaze Girls Japan  (Tetsuya Nakashima, 2004) 5/10  July
133. 2046  HK (Wong Kar Wai, 2004) 5/10 May
134. Around The World In 80 Days US (Frank Coraci, 2004) 5/10 Aug
135. No Blood, No Tears South Korea (Ryoo Seung-wan, 2002) 5/10 Nov
136. Say Yes South Korea (Kim Sung-hong, 2001) 5/10 Apr
137. Bruce Almighty  USA (Tom Shadyac, 2003) 5/10 Jan
138. From The Life Of Marionettes Ger (Ingmar Bergman, 1980) 5/10 Nov
139. And Starring Pancho Villla As Himself US (Bruce Beresford, 2003) 5/10 Nov
140. Cloverfield  US  (Matt Reeves, 2008) 5/10 July
141. The Calamari Wrestler  Japan (Minoru Kawasaki, 2004) 5/10
May
142. Fateless Hungary  (Lajos Koltai, 2005) 5/10 Feb
143. Half Baked US (Tamra Davis, 1998) 4/10 Nov
144. A Scene At The Sea Japan (Takeshi Kitano, 1991) 4/10  Oct
145. La Stanza del Figlio /The Sons Room Italy (Nanni Moretti, 2001) 4/10 Oct
146. The Perfect Catch US (Farrelly Brothers, 2005) 4/10 Sept
147. Darjeeling Limited US (Wes Anderson, 2007) 4/10 July
148. I  Vitelloni  Italy (Federico Fellini, 1953) 4/10 Mar
149. 10,000 BC US  (Roland Emmerich, 2008)  4/10 July

150. PTU Hong Kong (Johnnie To, 2003) 4/10 Mar

151. The Honeymooners US (John Schultz, 2005)
4/10 Sept
152. Dasepo Naughty Girls South Korea (Lee Je-yong, 2006) 3/10  Oct
153. Death Proof  US (Quentin Tarantino, 2007) 3/10 May
154. Crash  US (Paul Haggis, 2005) 3/10 Mar
155. The Closet Thailand (2005)  3/10 June
156. Acacia  Kor (Park Ki-Hyeong, 2003) 3/10 Apr
157. Calvaire  Italy (Fabrice Du Welz, 2004) 2/10 Jan
158. Smokin Aces US (Joe Carnahan, 2006) 2/10 Nov
159. The Seventh Continent Austria (Michael Haneke, 1989) 2/10 Oct
160. KM 31 Mex (Rigoberto Castaneda, 2006) 2/10 Sept
161. Eloge De L'Amour/In Praise of Love France (Jean-Luc Godard, 2001) 1/10 Feb

Jan: 14 Feb: 7 Mar: 13 Apr: 10 May:14 June: 8 July: 16 Aug:17 Sep: 24 Oct: 20 Nov: 18

Total: 161

English Language: 77
Foreign Language: 84

First View: 146
Repeat View: 15

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Post #: 976
RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 1/12/2008 10:24:58 AM   
Gimli The Dwarf


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44. We Dive At Dawn (1st view, 1943, Asquith) - 4/5*
What would British WWII films be like without John Mills? He seemed to have been in every one ever made! In Which We Serve, This Happy Breed, The Way To The Stars, Dunkirk, Ice Cold In Alex, The Colditz Story, So Well Remembered, King Rat, Tunes Of Glory, I Was Monty’s Double and this fine submarine drama. He plays the captain of the Sea Tiger, a sub charged with the mission of sinking a German battleship. A lot of the scenarios seemed familiar from many other such submarine films (U-571 in particular) but this is one of the very best of the genre, and pretty much all of the characters seem human rather than caricatures. Being made in 1943, the ending was really never in doubt, but it’s a great ride getting there.


59. The Proposition (2nd view, 2005, Hillcoat) - 4/5
Not seen this since the cinema, and I probably like it a little bit more second time round. Rarely has a film ever made a time or a place seem so inhospitable. You wouldn’t want to live in Australian outback in the 1880s. Not afraid to show some blood and guts, good performances from all the cast (ray Winstone especially) and an unnerving score. A winner.


233. Fool's Parade (1st view, 1971, McLaglen) - 3/5*This 1971 film sees James Stewart as Mattie Appleyard, a man released from jail in depression-Era American after serving 40 years. His attempts to receive pay he earned for working in prison are hampered by prison captain Doc Council (George Kennedy) who wants to see Mattie and two fellow released convicts killed. Stewart is always watchable and this is the case here even though it’s far from being one of his best performances, and Kennedy plays one of the most repulsive and unlikeable villains I’ve ever seen.

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So, sir, we let him have it right up! And I have to report, sir, he did not like it, sir.

Fellow scientists, poindexters, geeks.

Yeah, Mr. White! Yeah, science!

Much more better!

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Post #: 977
RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 3/12/2008 1:03:28 PM   
impqueen


Posts: 7474
Joined: 24/7/2006

So November was pretty weak in film watching terms I only got around to watching 12 but that is the price I have to pay for working extra hours for cash to buy things and pay the bills. It wasn’t a vintage month but there were a few surprises I thoroughly enjoyed Serenity (2005) having not watched it for a long while but I think I’ll leave it for at least another 12 months, the plank of wood that was Anakin (NOOOOOOOOOOOO!) Skywalker was oddly affecting in the superb and low key Shattered Glass (2003). The “lovely” Grave of Fireflies (1988) managed to once again depress the hell out of me and the sumptuous Sleeping Beauty (1959) had me mourning/longing for the old days of Disney (it by far has the best villain in Maleficent, though the Queen in Snow White gives her a run) and watching Robert Donat always cheers me up and he didn’t disappoint in The Count of Monte Cristo (1934) though I think the one with Jesus is still awfully entertaining.

185. War of the Worlds (Spielberg, 2005) (Third View)
This film was the biggest surprise, in that I think I have resented it (if one can resent a film) I love the source material and the Richard Burton/Jeff Wayne interpretation and as such have in the past watched with a mighty frown HOWEVER I had a desire to watch it again and I think the fact locating a copy was stupidly difficult (mothers copy is missing…) it became a sort of challenge. I still think Dakota Fanning needs to screech less but and I did tear apart the “logic” of the alien’s coming in via lightening and having had the prior knowledge/foresight to put awesome tri-pods into the earth thousands/millions of years before anyone turned up…Anyway it’s still a spectacle of a film and a fun, entertaining and thrilling one at that also some of the shots (mainly of the tripods on hillsides and such) are just stunning in their conception, oh and Tom Cruise was good too.     


240. Speakeasy (Murphy, 2002) (First View)
247. Mrs Doubtfire (Columbus, 1993) (? View) 
312. Men in Black II (Sonnenfeld, 2002) (Second View)

November Films:
143. Serenity (Whedon, 2005)
149. Sleeping Beauty (Geronimi, 1959)
150. Grave of the Fireflies/ Hotaru no haka (Takahata, 1988)
164. Shattered Glass (Ray, 2003)
185. War of the Worlds (Spielberg, 2005)
187. The Count of Monte Cristo (Lee, 1934)

206. Muppets Take Manhattan (Oz, 1984)
240. Speakeasy (Murphy, 2002)
259. Mystery Alaska (Roach, 1999)
274. Mrs Doubtfire (Columbus, 1993)
287. Lost in Yonkers (Coolidge, 1993)
312. Men in Black II (Sonnenfeld, 2002)



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Post #: 978
RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 6/12/2008 5:36:31 PM   
Marvel_79


Posts: 1110
Joined: 15/12/2005
quote:

ORIGINAL: Marvel_79

All films watched this year so far... Running total 175
Those films in blue are the ones I regard as truely great (9 or 10 out of 10)

Rocky 10/10
Changeling 10/10
The Departed 10/10

The Dark Knight 10/10
The Shawshank Redemption 10/10
Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back 10/10
Full Metal Jacket 10/10
American History X 10/10
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 10/10
True Romance 10/10
The Fugitive 10/10
Se7en 10/10
Star Wars IV: A New Hope 10/10
Memento 10/10
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 10/10
Gladiator 10/10
Jaws 10/10
Chopper 10/10

The Untouchables 10/10
Carlito's Way 10/10
Groundhog Day 10/10
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 10/10
The Crow 10/10
Ghost Dog Way of the Samurai 10/10
Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles 10/10
Raiders of the Lost Ark 10/10
Payback 10/10
Mary Poppins 10/10
Metallica: Some Kind of Monster 9/10
Million Dollar Baby 9/10
Batman Begins 9/10

Beauty and the Beast 9/10
The Last King of Scotland 9/10
Point Break 9/10
A Time to Kill 9/10
The Prestige 9/10
Air Force One 9/10

Dumbo 9/10
X-Men 2 9/10
Zodiac 9/10
Scream 9/10
Casino Royale 9/10
The Bourne Ultimatum 9/10
Jerry MacGuire 9/10
Mystic River 9/10
La Haine 9/10
10 Things I hate about you 9/10
How to Lose a Guy in 10 days 9/10
Starship Troopers 9/10
The Princess Bride 9/10
Toy Story 9/10
Toy Story 2 9/10
Stardust 8/10
Wanted 8/10
The Bourne Identity 8/10
Iron Man 8/10
In Bruges 8/10
X-Men 8/10
On the waterfront 8/10
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 8/10
The Last Samurai 8/10
American Gangster (Extended Edition) 8/10
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 8/10
Knocked Up 8/10
Hellboy 8/10
Hellboy II: The Golden Army 8/10
Meet the Parents 8/10
Disturbia 8/10
Midnight Run 8/10
Crank 8/10
Young Guns 8/10
Disney's Jungle Book 8/10
X-Men: The Last Stand 8/10
The Patriot 8/10
This is Spinal Tap 8/10
Final Destination 8/10
Shoot Em Up 8/10
Dan In Real Life 8/10
Fatal Attraction 8/10
Disney's Peter Pan 8/10
Taken 8/10
Beetlejuice 8/10
Juno 8/10
There's something about Mary 8/10
What Women Want 8/10
Infernal Affairs III 8/10
In Her Shoes 8/10
Quantum of Solace 7.5/10
The Incredible Hulk 7/10
Derailed 7/10
John Q 7/10
The Bourne Supremacy 7/10
The Kingdom 7/10
Enchanted 7/10
Scream 2 7/10
Mickey Blue Eyes 7/10
The Abyss 7/10
Analyze This 7/10
Scream 3 7/10
Ocean's Thirteen 7/10
Lord of the Rings: Return of the King 7/10
Mama Mia 7/10
WALL-E 7/10
Charlie Wilson's War 7/10
The X-Files: I Want to Believe 7/10
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford 7/10
Street Kings 7/10
Universal Soldier 7/10
Definitely, Maybe 7/10
The Fast and the Furious 7/10
Dr Seuss' Horton Hears a Who 7/10
Shaft (1971) 7/10
Transformers 7/10
In the Valley of Elah 7/10
Mad Dog and Glory 7/10
300 7/10
Die Hard 4.0 7/10
Road House 7/10
US Marshalls 7/10
Doc Hollywood 7/10
Meet the Fockers 7/10
Just Like Heaven 7/10
The Game 7/10
The Cable Guy 7/10
The Italian Job (1969) 7/10
The Negotiator 7/10
Click 7/10
Frequency 7/10
27 Dresses 7/10
The Bank Job 7/10
What  Happens in Vegas 7/10
Disney's Hercules 7/10
Forgetting Sarah Marshall 7/10
Hancock 6.5/10
Deep Blue Sea 6/10
Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring 6/10
Righteous Kill 6/10
Awakenings 6/10
Life of Brian 6/10
Sex and the City 6/10
Kung Fu Panda 6/10
Fantastic Four Rise of the Silver Surfer 6/10
Jumper 6/10
The Chronicles of Narnia - Prince Caspian 6/10
Last Action Hero 6/10
Analyze That 6/10
Firewall 6/10
Cheaper by the Dozen 6/10
Calendar Girls 6/10
National Treasure: Book of Secrets 6/10
Hocus Pocus 6/10
The Forbidden Kingdom 5.5/10
Eagle Eye 5/10
Star Wars - The Clone Wars 5/10
Tropic Thunder 5/10
Picture Perfect 5/10
Igor 5/10
Showtime 5/10
Ladder 49 5/10
Adventures in Babysitting 5/10
Vantage Point 5/10
My Best Friends Wedding 5/10
Look Who's Talking 5/10
The Heartbreak Kid 5/10
Entrapment 5/10
Under Suspicion 5/10
Essex Boys 5/10
RockNRolla 4/10
Disney's Pocahontas 4/10
The Mummy Returns 4/10
The Mummy 4/10
PS I Love You 4/10
Fool's Gold 4/10
Look Who's Talking Too 4/10
Made of Honour 4/10
While you were sleeping 4/10 
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor 3/10
Only You 3/10
The Sweetest Thing 2/10
The Happening 2/10
Be Kind Rewind 1/10

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 8/12/2008 9:02:48 AM   
Marvel_79


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Apologies for the multi-posting, but the forum doesn't seem to be giving me the edit option at the moment and quoting is the only way it allows me to update my list.

New addition - The Wizard of Oz 9/10 - A great achievement for it's time, the colour is fantastic and the characters engaging even as an adult I find this favourite of childhood a great way to escape

quote:

ORIGINAL: Marvel_79

quote:

ORIGINAL: Marvel_79

All films watched this year so far... Running total 175
Those films in blue are the ones I regard as truely great (9 or 10 out of 10)

Rocky 10/10
Changeling 10/10
The Departed 10/10

The Dark Knight 10/10
The Shawshank Redemption 10/10
Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back 10/10
Full Metal Jacket 10/10
American History X 10/10
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 10/10
True Romance 10/10
The Fugitive 10/10
Se7en 10/10
Star Wars IV: A New Hope 10/10
Memento 10/10
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 10/10
Gladiator 10/10
Jaws 10/10
Chopper 10/10

The Untouchables 10/10
Carlito's Way 10/10
Groundhog Day 10/10
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 10/10
The Crow 10/10
Ghost Dog Way of the Samurai 10/10
Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles 10/10
Raiders of the Lost Ark 10/10
Payback 10/10
Mary Poppins 10/10
Metallica: Some Kind of Monster 9/10
Million Dollar Baby 9/10
Batman Begins 9/10

Beauty and the Beast 9/10
The Last King of Scotland 9/10
Point Break 9/10
A Time to Kill 9/10
The Prestige 9/10
Air Force One 9/10

Dumbo 9/10
X-Men 2 9/10
Zodiac 9/10
Scream 9/10
Casino Royale 9/10
The Bourne Ultimatum 9/10
Jerry MacGuire 9/10
Mystic River 9/10
La Haine 9/10
10 Things I hate about you 9/10
How to Lose a Guy in 10 days 9/10
Starship Troopers 9/10
The Princess Bride 9/10
Toy Story 9/10
Toy Story 2 9/10
The Wizard of Oz 9/10
Stardust 8/10
Wanted 8/10
The Bourne Identity 8/10
Iron Man 8/10
In Bruges 8/10
X-Men 8/10
On the waterfront 8/10
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 8/10
The Last Samurai 8/10
American Gangster (Extended Edition) 8/10
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 8/10
Knocked Up 8/10
Hellboy 8/10
Hellboy II: The Golden Army 8/10
Meet the Parents 8/10
Disturbia 8/10
Midnight Run 8/10
Crank 8/10
Young Guns 8/10
Disney's Jungle Book 8/10
X-Men: The Last Stand 8/10
The Patriot 8/10
This is Spinal Tap 8/10
Final Destination 8/10
Shoot Em Up 8/10
Dan In Real Life 8/10
Fatal Attraction 8/10
Disney's Peter Pan 8/10
Taken 8/10
Beetlejuice 8/10
Juno 8/10
There's something about Mary 8/10
What Women Want 8/10
Infernal Affairs III 8/10
In Her Shoes 8/10
Quantum of Solace 7.5/10
The Incredible Hulk 7/10
Derailed 7/10
John Q 7/10
The Bourne Supremacy 7/10
The Kingdom 7/10
Enchanted 7/10
Scream 2 7/10
Mickey Blue Eyes 7/10
The Abyss 7/10
Analyze This 7/10
Scream 3 7/10
Ocean's Thirteen 7/10
Lord of the Rings: Return of the King 7/10
Mama Mia 7/10
WALL-E 7/10
Charlie Wilson's War 7/10
The X-Files: I Want to Believe 7/10
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford 7/10
Street Kings 7/10
Universal Soldier 7/10
Definitely, Maybe 7/10
The Fast and the Furious 7/10
Dr Seuss' Horton Hears a Who 7/10
Shaft (1971) 7/10
Transformers 7/10
In the Valley of Elah 7/10
Mad Dog and Glory 7/10
300 7/10
Die Hard 4.0 7/10
Road House 7/10
US Marshalls 7/10
Doc Hollywood 7/10
Meet the Fockers 7/10
Just Like Heaven 7/10
The Game 7/10
The Cable Guy 7/10
The Italian Job (1969) 7/10
The Negotiator 7/10
Click 7/10
Frequency 7/10
27 Dresses 7/10
The Bank Job 7/10
What  Happens in Vegas 7/10
Disney's Hercules 7/10
Forgetting Sarah Marshall 7/10
Hancock 6.5/10
Deep Blue Sea 6/10
Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring 6/10
Righteous Kill 6/10
Awakenings 6/10
Life of Brian 6/10
Sex and the City 6/10
Kung Fu Panda 6/10
Fantastic Four Rise of the Silver Surfer 6/10
Jumper 6/10
The Chronicles of Narnia - Prince Caspian 6/10
Last Action Hero 6/10
Analyze That 6/10
Firewall 6/10
Cheaper by the Dozen 6/10
Calendar Girls 6/10
National Treasure: Book of Secrets 6/10
Hocus Pocus 6/10
The Forbidden Kingdom 5.5/10
Eagle Eye 5/10
Star Wars - The Clone Wars 5/10
Tropic Thunder 5/10
Picture Perfect 5/10
Igor 5/10
Showtime 5/10
Ladder 49 5/10
Adventures in Babysitting 5/10
Vantage Point 5/10
My Best Friends Wedding 5/10
Look Who's Talking 5/10
The Heartbreak Kid 5/10
Entrapment 5/10
Under Suspicion 5/10
Essex Boys 5/10
RockNRolla 4/10
Disney's Pocahontas 4/10
The Mummy Returns 4/10
The Mummy 4/10
PS I Love You 4/10
Fool's Gold 4/10
Look Who's Talking Too 4/10
Made of Honour 4/10
While you were sleeping 4/10 
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor 3/10
Only You 3/10
The Sweetest Thing 2/10
The Happening 2/10
Be Kind Rewind 1/10


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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 10/12/2008 7:37:16 AM   
Gimli The Dwarf


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Not being able to edit my main list is a right pain!


Anyway, the list for December goes here, and their placement in the main list.


December

1. Cloverfield (2nd view, 2008, Reeves) - 5/5
2. In Bruges (2nd view, 2008, McDonagh) - 4/5
3. Brute Force (1st view, 1947, Dassin) - 4/5*
4. The Majestic (2nd view, 2001, Darabont) - 4/5
5. The Edge Of Love (1st view, 2008, Maybury) - 4/5*
6. Gambit (2nd view, 1966, Neame) - 3/5* 
7. Be Kind Rewind (1st view, 2008, Gondry) - 3/5*


32. Cloverfield (2nd view, 2008, Reeves) - 5/5
Saw this at the cinema and it was a simply mesmerising experience that literally blew me away. On the small screen it’s not quite the same, but it’s lost none of the excitement. The concept works magnificently and the whole thing is an edge of your seat thrill ride. Bloody fantastic piece of music at the end credits as well.


52. In Bruges (2nd view, 2008, McDonagh) - 4/5
A rewatch of this shows that it’s lost none of its offbeat charm. Frequently hilarious, the laughs are well balanced with a dramatic storyline, and the whole thing ends up being strangely moving. Colin Farrell has never been better; Brendan Gleason reminds us once again of how good an actor he is (and make us wonder why he rarely gets parts as good as this) and Ralph Fiennes as a cockney mob boss needs to be seen to be believed. Superb.

76. Brute Force (1st view, 1947, Dassin) - 4/5*
Burt Lancaster’s second film sees him play Joe Collins, an inmate at Westgate Prison, whose main adversary is the sadistic head guard, Captain Munsey, played by Hume Cronyn. The film sees Lancaster and his cellmates hatch an escape attempt, and though similar situations have been seen in countless films since, the acting on display and the level of violence (it did seem to be quite brutal for a film made in 1947) make sure that this stays both fresh and memorable. The only real downside are the four flashbacks as we see how various prisoners ended up on the wrong side of the law. Small quibble though.


85. The Majestic (2nd view, 2001, Darabont) - 4/5
In 50’s Los Angles, screenwriter Peter Appleton (Jim Carrey) is accused of being a communist and is blacklisted. Drunk, he drives his car off the road and wakes up in the town of Lawson, where he is embraced as Luke Trimble, a soldier who disappeared 9 years earlier in WWII. The 4th film from Frank Darabont, this doesn’t live up to the reputation of his prison films The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile, but it’s still an honest and worthy effort, and Carrey gives his second best performance. It has a kind of Frank Capra feel to it, and that can never be a bad thing.

151. The Edge Of Love (1st view, 2008, Maybury) - 4/5*
I often wonder why actors are drawn to projects that seem similar to recent outings. In 2007 Keira Knightley was in Atonement, a drama set in WWII in which the man she’s romantically involved in goes off to fight in the war. This 2008 film sees Knightley in a drama set during WWII in which the man she’s romantically involved with goes off to fight in the war. That’s really as far as similarities go though, as this is more a love square story between Knightley (not bad at all, even if the Welsh accent takes getting use to), Sienna Miller (crap), Cillian Murphy (very good) and, as poet Dylan Thomas, Matthew Rhys (also very good). It’s a somewhat slight story, but it’s enough to keep it interesting

222. Gambit (2nd view, 1966, Neame) - 3/5* 
This con film from 1966 sees Michael Caine and Shirley MacLaine set about stealing a priceless antique from the world’s wealthiest man, Mr Shahbandar (Herbert Lom). The first 25 minutes or so sees the con in action, everything going perfectly, until it’s revealed that this is only how Caine envisages things playing out. Needles to say, thing don’t go quite so smoothly when the plan takes place. There’s a nice chemistry between the two leads, and Lom also creates a highly likeable character, but there’s litle to stay in the memory once he films has finished

274. Be Kind Rewind (1st view, 2008, Gondry) - 3/5*
Mos Def and Jack Black create quick, ultra-low budget versions of famous films after all the video tapes are erased in their rental store. A neat idea that that the film unfortunately fails to live up to. The film is best when we see these, often very funny, recreations (Ghostbusters, 2001, King Kong), but the rest of the film is bogged down in a subplot regarding the history of the local community (It’s mentioned that one of the films they recreate is Gummo. I’d love to see that, it sure as hell couldn’t be any worse than the proper one!)


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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 11/12/2008 10:13:30 AM   
Marvel_79


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ARGH!!! Why can't we edit anymore!!!

Adding Gone Baby Gone 8/10 - Great wrestle with the emotions movie, ruined slightly by the mumbling dialogue at times


All films watched this year so far... Running total 176
Those films in blue are the ones I regard as truely great (9 or 10 out of 10)

Rocky 10/10
Changeling 10/10
The Departed 10/10

The Dark Knight 10/10
The Shawshank Redemption 10/10
Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back 10/10
Full Metal Jacket 10/10
American History X 10/10
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 10/10
True Romance 10/10
The Fugitive 10/10
Se7en 10/10
Star Wars IV: A New Hope 10/10
Memento 10/10
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 10/10
Gladiator 10/10
Jaws 10/10
Chopper 10/10

The Untouchables 10/10
Carlito's Way 10/10
Groundhog Day 10/10
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 10/10
The Crow 10/10
Ghost Dog Way of the Samurai 10/10
Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles 10/10
Raiders of the Lost Ark 10/10
Payback 10/10
Mary Poppins 10/10
Metallica: Some Kind of Monster 9/10
Million Dollar Baby 9/10
Batman Begins 9/10

Beauty and the Beast 9/10
The Last King of Scotland 9/10
Point Break 9/10
A Time to Kill 9/10
The Prestige 9/10
Air Force One 9/10

Dumbo 9/10
X-Men 2 9/10
Zodiac 9/10
Scream 9/10
Casino Royale 9/10
The Bourne Ultimatum 9/10
Jerry MacGuire 9/10
Mystic River 9/10
La Haine 9/10
10 Things I hate about you 9/10
How to Lose a Guy in 10 days 9/10
Starship Troopers 9/10
The Princess Bride 9/10
Toy Story 9/10
Toy Story 2 9/10
The Wizard of Oz 9/10
Stardust 8/10
Gone Baby Gone 8/10
Wanted 8/10
The Bourne Identity 8/10
Iron Man 8/10
In Bruges 8/10
X-Men 8/10
On the waterfront 8/10
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 8/10
The Last Samurai 8/10
American Gangster (Extended Edition) 8/10
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 8/10
Knocked Up 8/10
Hellboy 8/10
Hellboy II: The Golden Army 8/10
Meet the Parents 8/10
Disturbia 8/10
Midnight Run 8/10
Crank 8/10
Young Guns 8/10
Disney's Jungle Book 8/10
X-Men: The Last Stand 8/10
The Patriot 8/10
This is Spinal Tap 8/10
Final Destination 8/10
Shoot Em Up 8/10
Dan In Real Life 8/10
Fatal Attraction 8/10
Disney's Peter Pan 8/10
Taken 8/10
Beetlejuice 8/10
Juno 8/10
There's something about Mary 8/10
What Women Want 8/10
Infernal Affairs III 8/10
In Her Shoes 8/10
Quantum of Solace 7.5/10
The Incredible Hulk 7/10
Derailed 7/10
John Q 7/10
The Bourne Supremacy 7/10
The Kingdom 7/10
Enchanted 7/10
Scream 2 7/10
Mickey Blue Eyes 7/10
The Abyss 7/10
Analyze This 7/10
Scream 3 7/10
Ocean's Thirteen 7/10
Lord of the Rings: Return of the King 7/10
Mama Mia 7/10
WALL-E 7/10
Charlie Wilson's War 7/10
The X-Files: I Want to Believe 7/10
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford 7/10
Street Kings 7/10
Universal Soldier 7/10
Definitely, Maybe 7/10
The Fast and the Furious 7/10
Dr Seuss' Horton Hears a Who 7/10
Shaft (1971) 7/10
Transformers 7/10
In the Valley of Elah 7/10
Mad Dog and Glory 7/10
300 7/10
Die Hard 4.0 7/10
Road House 7/10
US Marshalls 7/10
Doc Hollywood 7/10
Meet the Fockers 7/10
Just Like Heaven 7/10
The Game 7/10
The Cable Guy 7/10
The Italian Job (1969) 7/10
The Negotiator 7/10
Click 7/10
Frequency 7/10
27 Dresses 7/10
The Bank Job 7/10
What  Happens in Vegas 7/10
Disney's Hercules 7/10
Forgetting Sarah Marshall 7/10
Hancock 6.5/10
Deep Blue Sea 6/10
Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring 6/10
Righteous Kill 6/10
Awakenings 6/10
Life of Brian 6/10
Sex and the City 6/10
Kung Fu Panda 6/10
Fantastic Four Rise of the Silver Surfer 6/10
Jumper 6/10
The Chronicles of Narnia - Prince Caspian 6/10
Last Action Hero 6/10
Analyze That 6/10
Firewall 6/10
Cheaper by the Dozen 6/10
Calendar Girls 6/10
National Treasure: Book of Secrets 6/10
Hocus Pocus 6/10
The Forbidden Kingdom 5.5/10
Eagle Eye 5/10
Star Wars - The Clone Wars 5/10
Tropic Thunder 5/10
Picture Perfect 5/10
Igor 5/10
Showtime 5/10
Ladder 49 5/10
Adventures in Babysitting 5/10
Vantage Point 5/10
My Best Friends Wedding 5/10
Look Who's Talking 5/10
The Heartbreak Kid 5/10
Entrapment 5/10
Under Suspicion 5/10
Essex Boys 5/10
RockNRolla 4/10
Disney's Pocahontas 4/10
The Mummy Returns 4/10
The Mummy 4/10
PS I Love You 4/10
Fool's Gold 4/10
Look Who's Talking Too 4/10
Made of Honour 4/10
While you were sleeping 4/10 
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor 3/10
Only You 3/10
The Sweetest Thing 2/10
The Happening 2/10
Be Kind Rewind 1/10

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 11/12/2008 10:29:29 AM   
Gram123

 

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quote:

ORIGINAL: Gimli The Dwarf
32. Cloverfield (2nd view, 2008, Reeves) - 5/5
Saw this at the cinema and it was a simply mesmerising experience that literally blew me away.


Nice use of the word "literally" - so, you got blown out of the cinema, as if by a strong wind?


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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 11/12/2008 9:34:27 PM   
umer_ejaz

 

Posts: 1272
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The 100 films I've watched in 2008

01.The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan, 2008) -
02.Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958) -
03.The Great Escape (John Sturges,1963) -
04.The Prestige (Christopher Nolan, 2006) -
05.No Country For Old Men (Coen Brothers, 2008) -  
06.Wall - E (Andrew Stanton, 2008) -
07.Pan's Labyrinth (Guillermo Del Toro, 2006) -
08.The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford  (Andrew Dominik, 2007) -
09.There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007) -
10.Mamma Mia! The Movie (Phyllida Lloyd, 2008) -
11.The Towering Inferno (John Guillermin & Irwin Allen, 1974) -
12.North by Northwest (Alfred Hitchcock, 1959) -
13.Midnight Run (Martin Brest, 1988) -
14.The Sand Pebbles (Robert Wise, 1966) -
15.Ratatouille (Brad Bird, 2007) -
16.Iron Man (Jon Faverau, 2008) -
17.Aliens Extended Edition (James Cameron, 1986) -
18.Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Guillermo Del Toro, 2008) -
19.Alien Extended Edition (Sir Ridley Scott, 1979) -
20.Predator (John McTiernan, 1987) -
21.Zodiac (David Fincher, 2007) -
22.Terminator 2: Judgement Day (James Cameron, 1991) -
23.The Aviator (Martin Scorsese, 2004) -
24.Blood Diamond (Edward Zwick, 2007) -
25.Kung Fu Panda (Mark Osborne & John Stevenson, 2008) -
26.Letters From Iwo Jima (Clint Eastwood, 2007) -
27.Flags of Our Fathers (Clint Eastwood, 2006) -
28.Pride and Prejudice (Joe Wright, 2005) -
29.Cloverfield (Matt Reeves ,2008) -
30.Bourne Ultimatum (Paul Greengrass, 2007) -
31.The 3 Burials of Melaquidas Estrada (Tommy Lee Jones, 2005) -
32.The Last Of The Mohicans (Michael Mann ,1992) -
34.Superman Returns (Bryan Singer, 2006) -
35.Insomnia (Christopher Nolan, 2000) -
36.The Running Man (Paul Glaser, 1987) -  
37.Friday Night Lights (Peter Berg, 2004) -
38.Son Of Rambow (Garth Jennings, 2008) -
39.Little Miss Sunshine (Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris, 2006) -

40.Juno (Jason Reitman, 2008) -
41.Pride and Glory (Gavin O'Connor, 2008) -
42.Eagle Eye (D.J. Caruso, 2008) -
43.Downfall (Oliver Hirschbiegel,2005) -
44.Fargo (Coen Brothers, 1996) -
45.Rescue Dawn (Werner Herzog, 2007) -
46.Blade Runner (Directors Cut) (Sir Ridley Scott, 1992) -
47.RocknRolla (Guy Ritchie, 2008) -
48.Bullitt (Peter Yates, 1968) -
49.The Mist (Frank Darabont, 2008) -
50.Color of Money (Martin Scorsese, 1986) -
51.27 Dresses (Anne Fletcher, 2008) -
52.Good, Morning Vietnam (Barry Levinson, 1987) -
53.Papillon (Franklin J. Schaffner, 1973) -
54.Deja Vu (Tony Scott, 2006) -
55.Definitely, Maybe (Adam Brooks, 2008) -
56.Half Nelson (Ryan Fleck, 2006) -
57.Burn After Reading (Coen Brothers, 2008) -
58.The Strangers (Bryan Bertino, 2008) -
59.The Thomas Crown Affair (Norman Jewison, 1968) -
60.Gone Baby Gone (Ben Affleck, 2008) -
61.Tropic Thunder (Ben Stiller, 2008) -
62.Charlie Bartlett (Jon Poll, 2008) -
63.Quantum of Soalce (Marc Forster, 2008) -
64.Miami Vice (Michael Mann, 2006) -
65.Indiana Jones and The Kingom Of The Crystal Skull (Steven Spielberg, 2008) -
66.Enemy of The State (Tony Scott, 1998) -
67.Wanted (Timur Bekmambetov, 2008) -
68.I Am Legend (Francis Lawerence, 2007) -
69.Crash (Paul Haggis, 2005) -
70.Street Kings (David Ayer, 2008) -
71.Mean Streets (Martin Scorsese, 1973) -
72.V for Vendetta (James McTiegue, 2005) -
73.Rambo:First Blood (Ted Kotcheff, 1982) -
74.American Beauty (Sam Mendes, 1999) -
75.Apocalypto (Mel Gibson, 2007) -
76.The Bucket List (Rob Reiner, 2008) -
77.The French Connection (William Friedkin, 1971) -
78.Tears of the Sun (Antoine Fuqua, 2003) -
79.300 (Zack Snyder, 2007) -  
80.Clear and Present Danger (Philip Noyce, 1994) -
81.Eraser (Charles Rusell, 1996) -
82.Aliens III - Extended edition(David Fincher, 1992) -
83.American Psycho (Mary Harron, 2000) -
84.The Abyss (James Cameron, 1989) -
85.Total Recall (Paul Verhoeven, 1990) -
86.Lakeview Terrace (Neil LaBute, 2008) -
87.Rules of Engagement (Wiliam Friedkin, 2000) -
88.Man who wasn't there (Coen Brothers, 2001) -
89.O,Brother where art thou? (Coen Brothers, 2000) -
90.Monster House - (Gil Kenan, 2006) -
91.The Phantom of The Opera (Joel Schumacher, 2004) -
92.Kill Bill Vol 2 (Quentin Tarantino,2004) -

93.Sex and The City (Michael Patrick King, 2008) -
94.The English Patient (Anthony Minghella, 1995) -

95.Tigerland (Joel Schumacher, 2001) -
96.Angel Heart (Alan Parker, 1987) -
97.Matchpoint (Woody Allen, 2006) -
98.Constantine (Francis Lawerence, 2005) -
99.Harry Potter 3(Alfonso Cuaron, 2004) -
100.Battle Royale (Kinji Fukasaku, 2000) -

101.Just Friends (Roger Kumble, 2005) -
102.Body of Lies (Sir Ridley Scott, 2008) -
103.The Incredible Hulk (Louis Leterrier, 2008) -
104.Hancock (Peter Berg, 2008) -
105.Hellboy (Guillermo Del Toro, 2004) -
106.Chaplin (Richard Attenborough, 1992) -
107.Star Wars: The Clone Wars (David Filoni, 2008) -
108.Elizabethtown (Cameron Crowe, 2005) -
109.Three Days Of The Condor (Sydney Pollack, 1975) -
110.Bat 21 (Peter Markle, 1988) -
111.Guilty by Suspicion (Irwin Winkler, 1990) -
112.Solaris (Steven Soderbergh, 2002) -
113.A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints (Dito Montiel, 2006) -
114.21 (Robert Luketic, 2008) -
115.Sahara (Breck Eisner, 2005) -
116.Rambo  (Sylvester Stallone, 2008) -
117.John Q (Nick Cassavettes, 2002) -
118.Aliens III (David Fincher, 1992) -
119.Cinderella Man (Ron Howard, 2005) -
120.Risky Business (Paul Brickman, 1983) -
121.Million Dollar Baby (Clint Eastwood,2004) -

122.10,000 BC (Roland Emmerich, 2008) -
123.Jumper (Doug Liman, 2008) -
124.The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants (Ken Kwapis, 2004) -
125.Kingdom of Heaven (Sir Ridley Scott, 2005) -
126.The Life of David Gale (Alan Parker, 2003) -

127.Almost Famous (Cameron Crowe ,2000) -
128.Failure To Launch (Tom Dey, 2006) -
129.P.S. I Love You (Richard LaGravenese, 2008) -

130.Ned Kelly (Gregor Jordan ,2003) -
131.Spiderman III (Sam Raimi, 2007) -
132.Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (Gore Vorebinski, 2007) -
133.The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (Andrew Adamson, 2008) -
134.Go (Doug Liman ,1999) -
135.Ladder 49 (Jay Russell, 2004) -

136.Mercury Rising (Harold Becker, 1998) -
137.The Negotiator (F.Gary Gray, 1998) - 
138.The Happening (M.Night Shymalan, 2008) -

139.National Treasure: Book Of Secrets (Jon Turtelturb, 2008) -
140.Fool's Gold (Andy Tennant, 2008) -
141.The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (Rob Cohen, 2008) -
142.Hostel (Eli Roth, 2005) -
143.Never Back Down (Jeff Wadlow, 2008) -  

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 11/12/2008 10:59:31 PM   
Venkman

 

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I need to remind myself of the movies I've watched recently so I can put them in as soon as the edit feature is back:

Star Wars Episode 1 - 4/5- December
William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (1996) - 3/5- December
Hearts of Darkness - 4/5- November
The Sixth Sense- 4/5- December
Tideland- 2/5- December

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 14/12/2008 8:15:34 AM   
Gimli The Dwarf


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126. Bad Santa (2nd view, 2003, Zwigoff) - 4/5
Billy Bob Thornton gives one of his best performances (perhaps only bettered by his turns in Sling Blade and The Man Who Wasn’t There) as the foul-mouthed and alcoholic Willie Stokes, a safe cracker who works as a department store Santa in order to rob the shop. There’s plenty of deliciously funny banter and visual humour, which helps to make up for the fact that pretty much everyone in this film is deeply unlikeable.

323. Warrior King/Tom-Yum-Goong (1st view, 2005, Pinkaew) - 2/5*
Back in 1988, the group Morris Minor and the Majors released their single Stutter Rap. The B-side to this was entitled Another Boring B-Side, and one of the lines in this song goes like this - “Very, very, very, very, very, very boring”. These lyrics sum of this film perfectly. Bad guys steal Tony Jaa’s elephants. Tony Jaa beats the bad guys up. He punches them in the face and kicks them in the stomach and elbows them on the head and knees them in crotch and throws them out of windows and chucks them off balconies and pushes them out of doors and drags them off motorcycles and snaps their arms and breaks their legs and so on. And just as it goes past the point of monotony he goes and does it all over again. And again. And again, And again. And again. And again. And again. With all the acting talent of Orlando Bloom’s left eyebrow, Jaa grunts and snarls and snorts his way through the film and by the end of it all I just wish he’d let the bad guys finish him off.

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Fellow scientists, poindexters, geeks.

Yeah, Mr. White! Yeah, science!

Much more better!

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 14/12/2008 8:52:11 AM   
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323. Warrior King/Tom-Yum-Goong (1st view, 2005, Pinkaew) - 2/5*
Back in 1988, the group Morris Minor and the Majors released their single Stutter Rap. The B-side to this was entitled Another Boring B-Side, and one of the lines in this song goes like this - "Very, very, very, very, very, very boring”. These lyrics sum of this film perfectly. Bad guys steal Tony Jaa's elephants. Tony Jaa beats the bad guys up. He punches them in the face and kicks them in the stomach and elbows them on the head and knees them in crotch and throws them out of windows and chucks them off balconies and pushes them out of doors and drags them off motorcycles and snaps their arms and breaks their legs and so on. And just as it goes past the point of monotony he goes and does it all over again. And again. And again, And again. And again. And again. And again. With all the acting talent of Orlando Bloom's left eyebrow, Jaa grunts and snarls and snorts his way through the film and by the end of it all I just wish he'd let the bad guys finish him off.


Of all the things you could call Tom yum goong, the last thing I would accept is 'boring'. I'm stunned that you could consider any of the fight scenes, when they bristle with a kind of early 1990s action film energy we haven't had in age - the fight against the various vehicles in the warehouse, or the boat chase, or that tracking shot up the stairs, or when Jaa takes on the three wrestlers, these scenes are all brilliantly fun and exciting. Sure, everything in between is rather meh, but I will not stand for anyone calling the action sequences boring, particularly with that choreography and that sound design.




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Stop being mean to Deviation

No.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 14/12/2008 11:12:05 AM   
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Well choreographed it may be, but there's only so many variations of one weedy-looking fella taking out hordes of baddies you can watch before boredom seeps in. By the time he's cracked his 153rd skull, "same old, same old" may not be the intention, but it's the reaction.




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So, sir, we let him have it right up! And I have to report, sir, he did not like it, sir.

Fellow scientists, poindexters, geeks.

Yeah, Mr. White! Yeah, science!

Much more better!

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 14/12/2008 9:01:31 PM   
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I don't want to jinx it, but I'm so glad Gimli's nearly got through the whole year without watching a Pirates of the Carribean film. Gimli, a very Merry Christmas to you.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 15/12/2008 4:42:04 AM   
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And a very Merry Christmas to you, Kadaj!

(There's still time though)


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So, sir, we let him have it right up! And I have to report, sir, he did not like it, sir.

Fellow scientists, poindexters, geeks.

Yeah, Mr. White! Yeah, science!

Much more better!

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