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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 15/12/2008 7:28:59 PM   
Venkman

 

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 19/12/2008 1:23:13 PM   
Gram123

 

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When's the edit function gonna get fixed?

Slow month so far, but have some days off over xmas so hopefully should see a handful more films.
I'll give these positions in my list later:

Hapkido  (Huang Feng, Hong Kong, 1972) - 7.0
Angela Mao, Sammo Hung and Carter Wong as three students of the titular martial art who set up their own school and have a major run in with rival Japanese. The action wasn't as flowing as the later films from Sammo Hung, but this is a good early role for him (he was 19 or 20 at the time) and a mostly enjoyable film.

Dragon Fist (uncut, original audio version)  (Lo Wei, Hong Kong, 1979) - 7.0
3rd view of the film, but first time I've seen it with the original Canto audio. Excellent action in Chan's pre-props days, and rendered more enjoyably by the virute of it not being comedic.

Assembly  (Feng Xiaogang, China, 2007) - 7.0
Chinese civil war film, which, like 9th Company and Days of Glory, has some impressive things about it, but feels slightly lacking overall.

Wing Chun  (Yuen Woo-ping, Hong Kong, 1994) - 6.5
Flawed comedy kung fu film. Unlike with Hapkido above, there's no actual Wing Chun-style kung in it. Still, decent action from Michelle Yeoh, Donnie Yen and Norman Chu, and a good role for Kingdom Yuen stopped this being mediocre.

Only Yesterday  (Takahata Isao, Japan, 1991) - 6.0
Non-fantastical Ghibli story. A nice film, with excellent animation (as ever), but it's not up there with my favourites from this studio.

The Little Norse Prince  (Takahata Isao, Japan, 1968) - 5.5
Early Toei animation from the people who would go on to start Studio Ghibli. Worth a watch, but I really didn't feel like I was in the film's target audience (i.e. a Japanese child in the late 60s).

50 First Dates  (Peter Segal, USA, 2004) - 5.0
Adam Sandler rom-com. This watchable guff was on Channel 5 last week - it's fair enough popcorn comedy and has a few chuckles, but is nothing special and I would never have bought it on dvd.



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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 19/12/2008 2:40:10 PM   
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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 19/12/2008 8:07:52 PM   
Ultimo Lee

 

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Red =1st View Thats pretty much all of them
* = Last Film
Films Of The Year 2008
1. Trading Places  US (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 US (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. Borat US (Larry Charles, 2006) 9/10 Dec
14. Finding Neverland USA (Marc Forster, 2004) 8/10 Jan
15. The Assassasination Of Richard Nixon USA (Niels Mueller, 2004) 8/10
  Mar
16. Requiem Germany (Hans-Christian Schmid, 2006) 8/10 Apr
17. Spirited Away Japan (Hayao Miyazaki, 2002) 8/10  Jan
18. Sideways US (Alexander Payne, 2004) 8/10 Mar
19. Planet Terror  US (Robert Rodriguez, 2007) 8/10 May

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

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

82. Death At A Funeral  UK (Frank Oz, 2007) 6/10 Mar
83. Candy Australia (Neil Armfield, 2006) 6/10 May
84. The Bow South Korea (Kim Ki-duk, 2005) 6/10 Dec
85. Nightwatch Russia (Timur Bekmambetov, 2005) 6/10  Jan
86. Christiane F. Germany (Uli Edel, 1981) 6/10 Oct
87. Open Hearts Denmark (Susanne Bier, 2002)  6/10 June
88. The Last Great Wilderness UK (David Mackenzie, 2002) 6/10 July
89. Romance And Cigarettes US (John Turturro, 2006) 6/10  Oct
90. The Match Factory Girl Finland (Aki Kaurismaki , 1990) 6/10 Nov
91. Over The Hedge US (Tim Johnson, Karey Kirkpatrick, 2006) 6/10 Sept
92. Madagascar US (Eric Darnell & Tom McGrath, 2005) 6/10 Sept
93. Lady Snowblood Japan (Toshiya Fujita, 1973) 6/10 Aug
94. Tenacious D: In The Pick Of Destiny US (Liam Lynch, 2006
) 6/10 Aug
95. Flushed Away UK (David Bowers & Sam Fell, 2006) 6/10  Oct
96. Carry On Cowboy UK (Gerald Thomas, 1966) 6/10 Mar
97. Millions  UK (Danny Boyle, 2004) 6/10 Apr
98. The Lady From Shanghai US (Orson Welles, 1948) 6/10 May
99. Batman Begins  US (Chirstopher Nolan 2005) 6/10 May
100. 30 Days Of Night US (David Slade, 2007) 6/10 Mar
101. Antz US (Eric Darnell & Tim Johnson, 1998) 6/10 Dec
102. Night At The Museum  US  (Shawn Levy, 2006) 6/10 July
103. El Topo Mex (Alejandro Jodorowsky, 1970) 6/10 Sept
104. La Tourneuse de Pages/ The Page Turner France (Denis Dercourt, 2006) 6/10  Dec
105. Hamlet Goes Business Finland (Aki Kaurismaki, 1987) 6/10
106. Be Kind Rewind  US  (Michel Gondry, 2008) 6/10 July
107. Close To Home Isr (Dalia Hager & Vidi Bilu, 2005) 6/10 Sept
108. Autumn Sonata Sweden (Ingmar Bergman, 1978) 6/10 Oct
109. Le Temps qui reste / Time To Leave France (Francois Ozon 2005) 6/10 Dec
110. Belleville Rendez-Vous France (Sylvain Chomet, 2003) 6/10 Jan
111. Deck The Halls US (John Whitesell, 2006) 6/10 Dec
112. Mischief Night  UK  (Penny Woolcock, 2006)  6/10 Mar
113. Crime And Punishment Fin (Aki Kaurismaki, 1983) 6/10 Sept
114. Feux Rouges / Red Lights France (Cedric Kahn, 2004) 6/10 Oct
115. Joe Kid US (John Sturges, 1972) 6/10 Dec
116. Jumanji US (Joe Johnston, 1995) 6/10  Dec
117. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang US (Shane Black, 2005) 6/10 Aug
118. Nattvardsgasterna /Winter Light Sweden (Ingmar Bergman, 1962) 6/10 Dec
119. Shanghai Dreams China (Wang Xiaoshuai, 2005)  6/10 June
120. At The Height Of Summer Taiwan (Tran Anh Hung, 2001) 6/10 Jan
121. Eastern Promises UK (David Cronenberg, 2007) 6/10 Apr
122. Summer With Monika Sweden (Ingmar Bergman, 1953) 6/10 July

123. The Consequences Of Love Italy (Paolo Sorrentino, 2004) 6/10 Sept
124. R-Point South Korea  (Kong Su-chang, 2004) 6/10  Jan
125. REC Spain (Jaume Balaguero & Paco Plaza, 2007) 5/10 Oct
126. REC Spain (Jaume Balaguero & Paco Plaza, 2007)  5/10 Nov 2nd**
127. Lemming France Dominik Moll  2005 5/10 Nov
128. The Pornographers Japan (Shohei Imamura, 1966) 5/10 Oct
129. Robots US (Chris Wedge & Carlos Saldanha, 2005)  5/10 Nov
130. Le Fils / The Son Belgium (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, 2002) 5/10 Oct
131. Stardust UK (Matthew Vaughn, 2007) 5/10 Dec
132. L'Enfant Bel (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, 2005) 5/10 Sept
133. Le Serpent Fra (Eric Barbier, 2006) 5/10 Nov
134. Evolution US (Ivan Reitman, 2001) 5/10 Aug
135. Barking Dogs Never Bite South Korea (Bong Joon-ho, 2000) 5/10 Oct
136. Yesterday Once More HK (Johnnie To, 2004) 5/10 Aug
137. Bande A Part France (Jean-Luc Godard, 1964) 5/10 Aug
138. The Bothersome Man  Norway (Jens Lien, 2006)  5/10 July
139. 3 Iron  South Korea   (Kim Ki-Duk, 2004) 5/10 July
140. La Nouvelle Eve France (Catherine Corsini, 1999) 5/10 Feb
141. Summer Interlude Sweden (Ingmar Bergman, 1951) 5/10 Aug
142. Katzelmacher Germany (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1969) 5/10 Oct
143. Ils / Them France (David Moreau & Xavier Palud, 2006) 5/10  Dec
144. Shrek The Third US (Chris Miller & Raman Hui, 2007) 5/10 Dec
145. Kamikaze Girls Japan  (Tetsuya Nakashima, 2004) 5/10  July
146. 2046  HK (Wong Kar Wai, 2004) 5/10 May
147. Around The World In 80 Days US (Frank Coraci, 2004) 5/10 Aug
148. No Blood, No Tears South Korea (Ryoo Seung-wan, 2002) 5/10 Nov
149. Say Yes South Korea (Kim Sung-hong, 2001) 5/10 Apr
150. Bruce Almighty  USA (Tom Shadyac, 2003) 5/10 Jan
151. Who’s Harry Crumb US (Paul Flaherty, 1989) 5/10 Dec
152. From The Life Of Marionettes Ger (Ingmar Bergman, 1980) 5/10 Nov
153. And Starring Pancho Villla As Himself US (Bruce Beresford, 2003) 5/10 Nov
154. Cloverfield  US  (Matt Reeves, 2008) 5/10 July
155. The Waterboy US (Frank Coraci, 1998) 5/10 Dec
156. Happy Gilmour US (Dennis Dugan, 1996) 5/10 Dec
157. The Calamari Wrestler  Japan (Minoru Kawasaki, 2004) 5/10 May
158. Fateless Hungary  (Lajos Koltai, 2005) 5/10 Feb
159. Mulholland Drive US (David Lynch, 2001) 4/10 Dec
160. Half Baked US (Tamra Davis, 1998) 4/10 Nov
161. A Scene At The Sea Japan (Takeshi Kitano, 1991) 4/10  Oct
162. La Stanza del Figlio /The Sons Room Italy (Nanni Moretti, 2001) 4/10 Oct
163. The Perfect Catch US (Farrelly Brothers, 2005) 4/10 Sept
164. Darjeeling Limited US (Wes Anderson, 2007) 4/10 July
165. I  Vitelloni  Italy (Federico Fellini, 1953) 4/10 Mar
166. 10,000 BC US  (Roland Emmerich, 2008)  4/10 July

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

168. The Honeymooners US (John Schultz, 2005)
4/10 Sept
169. Dasepo Naughty Girls South Korea (Lee Je-yong, 2006) 3/10  Oct
170. Death Proof  US (Quentin Tarantino, 2007) 3/10 May
171. Crash  US (Paul Haggis, 2005) 3/10 Mar
172. The Closet Thailand (2005)  3/10 June
173. Acacia  Kor (Park Ki-Hyeong, 2003) 3/10 Apr
174. Calvaire  Italy (Fabrice Du Welz, 2004) 2/10 Jan
175. Smokin Aces US (Joe Carnahan, 2006) 2/10 Nov
176. The Seventh Continent Austria (Michael Haneke, 1989) 2/10 Oct
177. KM 31 Mex (Rigoberto Castaneda, 2006) 2/10 Sept
178. 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 Dec 17

Total: 178

English Language: 88
Foreign Language: 90

First View: 158
Repeat View: 20


December so Far
13. Borat US (Larry Charles, 2006) 9/10 Dec
70. 36 Quai des Orfevres France (Olivier Marchal, 2004) 6/10 Dec
84. The Bow South Korea (Kim Ki-duk, 2005) 6/10 Dec
101. Antz US (Eric Darnell & Tim Johnson, 1998) 6/10 Dec
104. La Tourneuse de Pages/ The Page Turner France (Denis Dercourt, 2006) 6/10  Dec
109. Le Temps qui reste / Time To Leave France (Francois Ozon 2005) 6/10 Dec
111. Deck The Halls US (John Whitesell, 2006) 6/10 Dec
115. Joe Kid US (John Sturges, 1972) 6/10 Dec
116. Jumanji US (Joe Johnston, 1995) 6/10  Dec
118. Nattvardsgasterna /Winter Light Sweden (Ingmar Bergman, 1962) 6/10 Dec
131. Stardust UK (Matthew Vaughn, 2007) 5/10 Dec
143. Ils / Them France (David Moreau & Xavier Palud, 2006) 5/10  Dec
144. Shrek The Third US (Chris Miller & Raman Hui, 2007) 5/10 Dec
151. Who’s Harry Crumb US (Paul Flaherty, 1989) 5/10 Dec
155. The Waterboy US (Frank Coraci, 1998) 5/10 Dec
156. Happy Gilmour US (Dennis Dugan, 1996) 5/10 Dec
159. Mulholland Drive US (David Lynch, 2001) 4/10 Dec


My aim is still to reach 200 for the year. 22 to go and one year during the 2 weeks of christmas i managed 30 so looking good.




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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 20/12/2008 8:52:22 AM   
Gimli The Dwarf


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All I want for Christmas is the edit function back!

54. Changeling (1st view, 2008, Eastwood) – 4/5*
Maybe I’ve been watching the wrong films, but there haven’t been very many memorable female performances this year. Angelina Jolie more than makes up for it though in this. She’s excellent, and is backed by a fine cast, Clint Eastwood has been on a roll these last 5 years, and this is probably the best of an fine bunch.

62. Miss Potter (1st view, 2006, Noonan) – 4/5*
One of those films that I’m certain I like more than I should do. I’m sure that if I looked at it objectively I’d realise it’s a bit crap, but doing so would be a disservice to how much I loved watching it. For pretty much all of it’s running time I had a big silly grin on my face. Maybe it’s because I remember reading the Peter Rabbit books when I was younger and visiting various places in the Lake District that are mentioned in the film, or maybe it’s because I liked the drawings coming to life and jumping round the pages on screen. Who knows? One of the very few times when Renee Zelwegger hasn’t annoyed me (though I can think of about a dozen people who could have played the role), this is a hugely enjoyable.

80. The Virgin Spring/ Jungfrukällan (1st view, 1960, Bergman) – 4/5*
The second Ingmar Bergman film I’ve seen, the first being Persona. It’s based on a medieval ballad, and in turn formed the basis for Wes Craven’s Last House On The Left. This is a classier affair though, as Max Von Sydow takes revenge on the men who raped and killed his daughter. It’s quite a cold and impersonal film, and the religious angle is hammered home at times, but it’s deeply engrossing, the black and white cinematography looks astounding and the grief-ridden von Sydow is superb.

137. Nashville (2nd view, 1975, Altman) – 4/5
I first saw this about 6 years ago and didn’t like it at all. A rewatch and it’s more rewarding. The stories of two dozen characters overlap during a 5-day music festival in Robert Altman’s film. There are no real leads or huge stars, just a bunch of fine actors doing what they do best. Lily Tomlin and Ronee Blakley were both rightly Oscar-nominated, and the final half hour when all the stories and characters converge is mesmerising. Almost Altman’s best (Gosford Park is better I reckon)

248. Leatherheads (1st view, 2008, Clooney) – 3/5*
George Clooney’s third outing as director also sees him take the lead role of Dodge Connelly, a professional football player in 1925. As captain of the ailing Duluth Bulldogs, he hires college star and war hero Carter Rutherford (John Krasinski) to help the team, but doesn’t count on reporter Lexie Littleton (Renee Zellweger) trying to discredit Rutherford’s war record. A semi-screwball comedy, some of the dialogue zings back and forth like the classic comedies from the 40s, and Clooney takes on both his duties with ease. As is so often the case though, Zellweger lets the side down and the story runs out of near in the final third.

286. Atlantic City (1st view, 1980, Malle) – 3/5*
I’ve heard good things about director Louis Malle, so I can only hope that some of his earlier French films are better than this one. It’s far from bad but never grips, despite two wonderful turns from Burt Lancaster and Susan Sarandon. Rarely have they been better, and they deserved a better film for their performances.

299. Smart People (1st view, 2008, Murro) – 3/5
A film filled with deeply unlikeable characters that we are supposed to empathise with, this comedy drama never knows which side of the line it wants to stay on. Ellen Page is basically acting as if she were in Juno II, the often underrated Dennis Quaid mopes about behind a wonderful beard and Sarah Jessica Parker remains, as ever, very forgettable. Thankfully, Thomas Hayden Church is on hand to lighten the tone and, surprisingly, make this fairly watchable.

320. Rambo (1st view, 2008, Stallone) – 2/5*
Sylvester Stallone returns to John Rambo after a 20 year absence. Stallone has said that the film and its high level of violence (236 kills) is meant to help highlight the plight of people in Burma. A worthy cause perhaps, but it doesn’t stop the film from being naff. (This film is, apparently, 13th on the list of films with a high body count. The extended version of Return Of The King takes the top spot, with over 830!)


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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 20/12/2008 11:10:54 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Gimli The Dwarf


286. Atlantic City (1st view, 1980, Malle) – 3/5*
I've heard good things about director Louis Malle, so I can only hope that some of his earlier French films are better than this one. It's far from bad but never grips, despite two wonderful turns from Burt Lancaster and Susan Sarandon. Rarely have they been better, and they deserved a better film for their performances.




I haven't seen Atlantic City but there are a few of his early films that I would rate highly.  If you want to make amends with Malle try Le Feu Follet, Lacombe Lucien or Au Revoir les Enfants.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 20/12/2008 4:27:19 PM   
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185: Muppet Christmas Carol (Henson, 1992)




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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 20/12/2008 7:57:58 PM   
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1. Niko and the way to the Stars
2. Madagascar 2
3. Alvin and the Chipmunks

Home

1. The Dark Knight
2. Open Season 2
3. Terkel in Trouble

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 20/12/2008 11:08:46 PM   
Venkman

 

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latest entries:

No Country for Old Men- 5/5 December
Gremlins - 3/5- December

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 23/12/2008 1:11:01 AM   
Venkman

 

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Home Alone- 4/5- December
Home Alone 2 Lost in New York- 4/5- December

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 23/12/2008 11:38:40 AM   
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A few to add if we ever get the edit function back!!!!

Been on a bit of a Christmas trip the past few weeks, which is pretty usual for me at this time of year...

Scrooged 8/10 - Classic Bill Murray
The Nightmare Before Christmas 4/10 - Too much on the screen at one time for my liking (I was very tired and a little drunk!)
Home Alone 8/10 - As a kid I wanted to be Kevin as an adult he's a little annoying but this still has be laughing out loud when the Wet Bandits get beat up
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York 8/10 - No points for originality a carbon copy of the first, yet it knows it and plays to it and the hits are harder and more tear inducing so great fun
Miracle on 34th Street 7/10 - Slushy, but the most perfectly cast Santa ever and feels good to watch with the Christmas lights on
Gremlins 9/10 - This is what 80's movie making is all about, naff gadgets, check, Christmas, check, Judge Reinhold, Corey Feldman, Check check, Sci-Fi/Monsters, Check
Twilight 7/10 - Decent vampire film, aimed at teen audience but not bad for adults




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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 23/12/2008 12:58:45 PM   
Gram123

 

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Slow month so far, but have some days off over xmas so hopefully should see a handful more films.
I'll give these positions in my list later:

Kagemusha  (Kurosawa Akira, Japan, 1980) - 8.5
Excellent jidaigeki, beautifully shot, and a good performance from Nakadai Tatsuya. The three hour run time zipped along quicker than I'd have expected. Not quite as good as the likes of Ran, Seven Samurai, Yojimbo IMO, but still very good.

A Dirty Carnival  (Yu Ha, South Korea, 2006) - 7.5
Gangster film from the director of Once Upon a Time in High School. Well executed, brutal in parts. Like a grubbier version of A Bittersweet Life. 

Finding Neverland  (Marc Forster, USA, 2004) - 5.5
Oh, you know, it's Christmas, so you end up watching things you normally wouldn't just cos they're on telly, or the missus wants to watch them. Fine for what it is, a family-friendly semi-fantastical weepy.

Oliver Twist  (Roman Polanski, UK, 2005) - 5.0
I've read and enjoyed a fair bit of Dickens though I never really enjoy the tv and film adaptations. This was more Dickensian in feel than the musical, but still, only average.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 23/12/2008 1:01:10 PM   
Gram123

 

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Slow month so far, but have some days off over xmas so hopefully should see a handful more films.
I'll give these positions in my list later:


Ha, I copied and pasted from my previous post to ensure I got the right formatting. But I forgot to remove the intro sentence, and can't edit, so it appears like I've gone mad, saying the same thing in consecutive messages....

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 24/12/2008 7:05:34 AM   
Gimli The Dwarf


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Many thanks, Chris, I'll check them out as soon as I can.


16. The Nightmare Before Christmas (9th view, 1993, Selick) – 5/5
About 20 minutes into the film, during the “What’s This?” song I realised that my face was aching due to the fact I’d had the biggest, stupidest grin plastered on it for the last 20 minutes. Later on, during Jack’s Obsession, a shiver went down my spine and I looked down at my arm and realised I had goosebumps. Such things don’t happen all that often, but generally, they only occur during the very best films. Anything that can gain such spontaneous responses, makes me feel this way, has to be good, and it’s this reason why this film is so high, and also the reason why I could watch something that is traditionally far more more worthy of acclaim, a recognised masterpiece, and it would be many, many places lower. Superb songs and music from the master Danny Elfman (blessed with a fine singing voice as well), a wonderful story, brilliantly inventive characters and a film in which every frame is filled with something worth looking out for. I never used to like it all that much bit in recent years it’s grown on my tremendously. A gem – 5/5


48. The Polar Express (2nd view, 2004, Zemeckis) – 4/5
I know that this film comes on for a lot of stick. The characters look fake and there’s too much sentiment, not enough story. No doubt all valid complaints, but three years after I first saw this film I still think that it is quite excellent. It’s heart is in the right place, and there’s not really any more manipulation of emotion than in countless other films, christmas or not. The animation, for the most part, looks astounding. There are some sublime visual sequences that I really don’t think could have been achieved any other way, and Alan Silvestri delivers a charming score (The Polar express Suite is an absolute winner). I imagine this is far too highly placed for many but I really do like it.

254. Frankie and Johnny (1st view, 1966, de Cordova) – 3/5*
I’ve never seen an Elvis Presley film before, and I had expected something quite terrible. I ended up being pleasantly surprised. It’s far from being great or original but moves along at its own leisurely pace and Elvis belts out a few good tunes. The riverboat setting makes for a relaxing atmosphere and the always watchable Harry Morgan gives good support.


292.The Cottage (1st view, 2008, Williams) – 3/5*
Bickering brothers Andy Serkis and Reece Shearsmith kidnap Jennifer Ellison and take her to a remote farm, only to be hunted down and attacked by an insane farmer. Its ridiculously over-the-top violence and none-stop bad language (mostly from the screechy Ellison) do get tiresome quite quickly, but there are a few genuine scares and laughs to be had.



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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 24/12/2008 1:19:40 PM   
Kadaj


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5.0

The Godfather Part II (Coppola, 1974)
Raging Bull (Scorsese, 1980)
Rome, Open City (Rossellini, 1945)
Heat (Mann, 1995)
Goodfellas (Scorsese, 1990)
Beauty and the Beast (Trousdale, Wise, 1991)
The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (Jackson, 2001)
The Gold Rush (Chaplin, 1932)
Fight Club (Fincher, 1999)

The Godfather (Coppola, 1972)
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Leone, 1966)
The Incredibles (Bird, 2004)
Early Summer (Ozu, 1951)

Russian Ark (Sokurov, 2002)
The Hidden Fortress (Kurosawa, 1958)
An Autumn Afternoon (Ozu, 1962)

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Jackson, 2002)
Taxi Driver (Scorsese, 1976)
Yojimbo (Kurosawa, 1961)
 
4.5
 
The Thin Red Line (Malik, 1998)
Goldfinger (Hamilton, 1964)
Touch of Evil (Welles, 1957)
Wall-E (Stanton, 2008)
Aliens (Cameron, 1986)
Monsters Inc (Docter, 2001)
Modern Times (Chaplin, 1936)
Tokyo Story (Ozu, 1953)
L.A Confidential (Hanson, 1997)

Late Spring (Ozu, 1949)
Throne of Blood (Kurosawa, 1957)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Jackson, 2003)

Stand by Me (Reiner, 1986)
No Country For Old Men (Coen, 2007)

Citizen Kane (Welles, 1941)
The Big Lebowski (Coen, 1998)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (Spielberg, 1989)
Singin' in the Rain (Donen, Kelly, 1952)

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (Kershner, 1980)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (Disney, 1939)

Babe (Noonan, 1995)
Rear Window (Hitchcock, 1954)

Chinatown (Polanski, 1974)
The Bicycle Thieves (De Sica, 1948)
This Is England (Meadows, 2006)

Pather Panchali (Ray, 1955)
Casino (Scorsese, 1995)
 
4.0
 
Elephant (Van Sant, 2003)

Swingers (Liman, 1996)
The Life of Oharu (Mizoguchi, 1952)
The Mask of Zorro (Campbell, 1998)
The Man Who Wasn't There (Coen, 2001)
The Silence of the Lambs (1991, Demme)
The Dark Knight (Nolan, 2008)
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (Spielberg, 1982)
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (Lucas, 1977)

Un Chien Andalou (Bunuel, 1922)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (Spielberg, 1985)
Ratatouille (Bird, 2007)
Pulp Fiction (Tarantino, 1994)
Rebel Without A Cause (Ray, 1955)
Aladdin (Clements, Musker, 1992)
The Matrix (Wachowski, 1999)
Last of the Mohicans (Mann, 1992)

Speed (de Bont, 1995)

Die Hard (McTiernan, 1988)
 
3.5

Etre et Avoir (Philibert, 2002)

The Departed (Scorsese, 2006)
Jurassic Park (Spielberg, 1993)
Wanted (Bekmambetov, 2008)
Pinocchio (Disney, 1940)
Atonement (Wright, 2007)
Point Break (Bigelow, 1991)
Young Mr. Lincoln (Ford, 1939)
There Will Be Blood (Anderson, 2008)

Sunset Boulevard (Wilder, 1950)
Ossessione (Visconti, 1943)
Closer (Nichols, 2004)
Batman Begins (Nolan, 2005)
X-Men 2 (Singer 2003)
Lethal Weapon (Donner, 1987)
O' Brother Where Art Thou? (Coen., 2000)
Cloverfield (Reeves, 2008)
Borat (Charles, 2006)
Casino Royale (Campbell, 2006) 
Sunshine (Boyle, 2007)

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (Lucas, 2005)
Goldeneye (Campbell, 1995)
Rocky Balboa (Stallone, 2006)

Trois couleurs: Bleu (Kieslowski, 1993)
Grindhouse (Rodriguez, Tarantino, Zombie, Wright, Roth)
Mr and Mrs Smith (Liman, 2005)
School of Rock (Linklater, 2004)

Superman Returns (Singer, 2006)

The Silence of the Lambs (Demme, 1992)
Titanic (Cameron, 1997)
The Mist (Darabont, 2007)
Superbad (Mottola, 2007)
Ocean's Eleven (Soderburgh, 2001)
The Orphanage (Bayona, 2007)
Bitter Rice (De Santis, 1949)
Fargo (Coen 1996)
Son of Rambow (Jennings, 2008)
Ikiru (Kurosawa, 1952)
Intolerable Cruelty (Coen, 2003)

The Spy Who Loved Me (Gilbert, 1976)

3.0

The World Is Not Enough (Apted, 1999)

Top Gun (Scott, 1986)
Iron Man (Favreau, 2008)
Saw (Wan, 2004)
The Birds (Hitchcock, 1963)

Tomorrow Never Dies (Spottiswoode, 1997)
Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (Marquand, 1983)
War of the Worlds (Spielberg, 2005)
The Passion of the Christ (Gibson, 2003)
The Sixth Sense (Shyamalan, 1999)

Last Action Hero (McTiernan, 1993)
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (Radomski, Timm, 1993)

Eastern Promises (Cronenberg, 2007)
The Rock (Bay, 1996)

The Godfather Part III (Coppola, 1990)
Paisa (Rossellini, 1946)
Quantum of Solace (Forster, 2008)
Face/Off (Woo, 1997)
The Aristocats (Reitherman, 1970)
30 Days of Night (Slade, 2007)
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (Adamson, 2008)
Jules et Jim (Truffaut, 1962)
The Good Girl (Arteta, 2002)
The Incredible Hulk (Letterier, 2008)
The Bucket List (Reiner, 2008)
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Burton, 2007)

Alien 3 (Fincher, 1993)
 
2.5

Blood Diamond (Zwick, 2006)
Tomorrow Never Dies (Spottiswoode, 1997)

Raising Arizona (Coen, 1987)
Apt Pupil (Singer, 1998)
Predator (McTiernan, 1987)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Cuaron, 2004)
Dawn of the Dead Original (Romero, 1978)
Kill Bill Vol. 1 (Tarantino, 2003)
Rambo (Stallone, 2008)
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Spielberg, 2008)
Robocop (Verhoeven, 1987)
Hancock (Berg, 2008)
Beowulf (Zemeckis, 2007)
Transformers (Bay, 2007)

Dawn of the Dead Remake (Snyder, 2004)
The Ladykillers (Coen, 2004)
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (Lucas, 1999)

Stromboli (Rossellini, 1950)
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (Columbus, 1992)

2
 
Jumper (Liman, 2008) 
The Day After Tomorrow (Emmerich, 2004)

The Day the Earth Stood Still (Derrickson, 2008) 
Cliffhanger (Harlin, 1993)
Thunderball (Young, 1965)

 
1.5


I Am Legend (Lawrence, 2007)
Signs (Shyamalan, 2002)

Die Hard 4.0 (Wiseman, 2007)
Kill Bill Vol. 2 (Tarantino, 2004)
The Mask (Russell, 1994)
27 Dresses (Fletcher, 2008)
Speed Racer (Wachowski, 2008)
Batman Forever (Schumacher, 1995)
Con Air (West, 1997)
Home Alone 3 (Gosnell, 1997)
 
1.0

Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (Strauss, 2007) 

0

 
King Kong vs Godzilla (Honda, 1962)

The Sandlot 2 (Evans, 2005)
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Trilogies:
 
1. The Lord of the Rings (5.0)
The Fellowship of the Ring (5.0), The Two Towers (5.0), The Return of the King (4.5)
 
2. 'Noriko' Collection (4.5)
Late Spring (4.5), Early Summer (5.0), Tokyo Story (4.5)
 
3.The Godfather (4.5)
Part I (5.0), Part II (5.0), Part III (3.0) 

4. Dollars – 4.5
5. Cavalry – 4.5
6. Indiana Jones - 4.0
8. Star Wars OT – 4.0

9. Lethal Weapon 4.0
10. Alien – 4.0
11. Rocky – 3.5
12. Shrek – 3.5
13. Jurassic Park – 3.0
14. Die Hard – 3.0
15. Scream – 3.0
16. Star Wars Prequels – 3.0
17. The Matrix – 2.5
18. Saw – 2.5
19. Harry Potter – 2.5
20. Rambo – 2.0
21. Batman – 2.0
22. Rush Hour – 2.0
23. X-Men – 2.0
24. The Mummy – 2.0
25. Beverly Hills Cop – 2.0
26. Pirates of the Caribbean – 2.0

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 24/12/2008 8:50:19 PM   
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Ghostbusters - 5/5- December
It's A Wonderful Life- 5/5- December
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory- 4/5- December
The Santa Claus- 3/5- December

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 27/12/2008 6:44:44 AM   
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Features

4. Muppet Christmas Carol (40th+ view, 1991, Henson) - 5/5
The best Muppet film, the best Michael Caine film, the best version of A Christmas Carol, the best Christmas film, the best film that uincludes singing vegetables and padlocks. It makes me laugh, it makes me cry, it raises my spirit and warms my heart. Superb in every way. Too high? Quite probably but I don't care. Placing it lower would be cold and mechanical, the head ruling over the heart and going against everything feel– 5/5

Shorts
1. A Matter Of Loaf and Death (1st view, 2008, Park) - 5/5*
Not quite as good as The Wrong Trousers (though I loved the nod towards of Feathers Graw) this was one of the best half hours I’ve seen in years. Fast-paced and furiously funny, littered with gags, a gem – 5/5


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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 27/12/2008 10:08:32 AM   
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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.No Country For Old Men (Coen Brothers, 2008) -  
05.Wall - E (Andrew Stanton, 2008) -
06.Pan's Labyrinth (Guillermo Del Toro, 2006) -
07.The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford  (Andrew Dominik, 2007) -
08.There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007) -
09.Mamma Mia! The Movie (Phyllida Lloyd, 2008) -
10.The Towering Inferno (John Guillermin & Irwin Allen, 1974) -
11.North by Northwest (Alfred Hitchcock, 1959) -
12.Midnight Run (Martin Brest, 1988) -
13.The Sand Pebbles (Robert Wise, 1966) -
14.Ratatouille (Brad Bird, 2007) -
15.Iron Man (Jon Faverau, 2008) -
16.Aliens Extended Edition (James Cameron, 1986) -
17.Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Guillermo Del Toro, 2008) -
18.Alien Extended Edition (Sir Ridley Scott, 1979) -
19.Predator (John McTiernan, 1987) -
20.Zodiac (David Fincher, 2007) -
21.Terminator 2: Judgement Day (James Cameron, 1991) -
22.The Aviator (Martin Scorsese, 2004) -
23.Blood Diamond (Edward Zwick, 2007) -
24.Kung Fu Panda (Mark Osborne & John Stevenson, 2008) -
25.Letters From Iwo Jima (Clint Eastwood, 2007) -
26.Flags of Our Fathers (Clint Eastwood, 2006) -
27.Pride and Prejudice (Joe Wright, 2005) -
28.Cloverfield (Matt Reeves ,2008) -
29.Bourne Ultimatum (Paul Greengrass, 2007) -
30.The 3 Burials of Melaquidas Estrada (Tommy Lee Jones, 2005) -
31.Australia (Baz Lurhmann, 2008) -
32.The Last Of The Mohicans (Michael Mann ,1992) -
33.Superman Returns (Bryan Singer, 2006) -
34.Insomnia (Christopher Nolan, 2000) -
35.The Running Man (Paul Glaser, 1987) -  
36.Friday Night Lights (Peter Berg, 2004) -
37.Son Of Rambow (Garth Jennings, 2008) -
38.Little Miss Sunshine (Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris, 2006) -

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

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

92.Tigerland (Joel Schumacher, 2001) -
93.Angel Heart (Alan Parker, 1987) -
94.Matchpoint (Woody Allen, 2006) -
95.Constantine (Francis Lawerence, 2005) -
96.Harry Potter 3(Alfonso Cuaron, 2004) -
97.Battle Royale (Kinji Fukasaku, 2000) -
98.Just Friends (Roger Kumble, 2005) -
99.Madagascar Escape 2 Africa (Eric Darnell & Tom McGrath, 2008)-
100.The Incredible Hulk (Louis Leterrier, 2008) -
101.Hidden (Michael Haneke, 2005) -
102.Hancock (Peter Berg, 2008) -
103.Hellboy (Guillermo Del Toro, 2004) -
104.Chaplin (Richard Attenborough, 1992) -
105.Star Wars: The Clone Wars (David Filoni, 2008) -
106.Elizabethtown (Cameron Crowe, 2005) -
107.Three Days Of The Condor (Sydney Pollack, 1975) -
108.Bat 21 (Peter Markle, 1988) -
109.Guilty by Suspicion (Irwin Winkler, 1990) -
110.Solaris (Steven Soderbergh, 2002) -
111.A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints (Dito Montiel, 2006) -
112.21 (Robert Luketic, 2008) -
113.Sahara (Breck Eisner, 2005) -
114.Rambo  (Sylvester Stallone, 2008) -
115.John Q (Nick Cassavettes, 2002) -
116.Aliens III (David Fincher, 1992) -
117.Cinderella Man (Ron Howard, 2005) -
118.Risky Business (Paul Brickman, 1983) -
119.Million Dollar Baby (Clint Eastwood,2004) -

120.10,000 BC (Roland Emmerich, 2008) -
121.Jumper (Doug Liman, 2008) -
122.Kingdom of Heaven (Sir Ridley Scott, 2005) -
123.The Life of David Gale (Alan Parker, 2003) -

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

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

133.Mercury Rising (Harold Becker, 1998) -
134.The Negotiator (F.Gary Gray, 1998) - 
135.The Happening (M.Night Shymalan, 2008) -

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

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 27/12/2008 11:31:34 AM   
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I have been kicking myself for not making a list like this. Well, a new year is coming, and I'll definitely be making one then.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 27/12/2008 12:42:07 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Dantes Inferno

I have been kicking myself for not making a list like this. Well, a new year is coming, and I'll definitely be making one then.


Let my list slip second half of this year but like doing this and reading the other lists.Going to try to keep up next year.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 27/12/2008 12:48:53 PM   
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I considered doing that, but ultimately I didn't.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 27/12/2008 4:12:42 PM   
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Full lists for November and December (so far) I'll post the full list at the end of the year.
 
November

Le Doulos (1963, Jean-Pierre Melville)
Le Deuxième Souffle
(1966, Jean-Pierre Melville)
Thieves’ Highway
(1949, Jules Dassin)
Stroszek
(1977, Werner Herzog)
Kapurush
(1965, Satyajit Ray)
Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle
(1974, Werner Herzog)
Nayak
(1966, Satyajit Ray)
Grizzly Man
(2005, Werner Herzog)
Heaven Can Wait
(1943, Ernst Lubitsch)
Bob le Flambeur
(1955, Jean-Pierre Melville)
Le Silence de la Mer
(1949, Jean-Pierre Melville)
Babel
(2006, Alejandro González Iñárritu)
Se, Jie
(2007, Ang Lee)
Funny Games U.S.
(2008, Michael Haneke)
This is England
(2006, Shane Meadows)
Being There
(1979, Hal Ashby)
Herz aus Glas
(1976, Werner Herzog)
Auch Zwerge Haben Klein Angefangen
(1970, Werner Herzog)
Fata Morgana
(1970, Werner Herzog)
28 Days Later
(2002, Danny Boyle)
The Desert Fox
(1951, Henry Hathaway)
Age of Consent
(1969, Michael Powell)
Sands of Iwo Jima
(1949, Alan Dwan)
The Eagle Has Landed
(1976, John Sturges)
Papillion
(1973, Franklin J Schaffner)
Kelly’s Heroes
(1970, Brian G Hutton)
The Pleasure Garden
(1925, Alfred Hitchcock)
Reach for the Sky
(1956, Lewis Gilbert)
Münchhausen
(1943, Josef von Báky)
Tora! Tora! Tora!
(1970, Richard Fleischer, Kinji Fukasaku & Toshio Masuda)

December

L’Armée des ombres
(1969, Jean-Pierre Melville)
Le Samouraï
(1967, Jean-Pierre Melville)
Le Cercle Rouge
(1970, Jean-Pierre Melville)
Mahapurush
(1965, Satyajit Ray)
Tasogare Seibei
(2002, Yôji Yamada)
The River
(1951, Jean Renoir)
Mongol
(2007, Sergei Bodrov)
Nosferatu, eine Symphonie der Grauens
(1922, F W Murnau)
Hotel du Nord
(1938, Marcel Carné)
In the Valley of Elah
(2007, Paul Haggis)
Wonder Boys
(2000, Curtis Hanson)
The Right Stuff
(1983, Philip Kaufman)
Quantum of Solace
(2008, Marc Forster)
The Driver
(1978, Walter Hill)
We Own the Night
(2007, James Gray)
The Bank Job
(2008, Roger Donaldson)


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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 27/12/2008 5:38:18 PM   
Beetlejuice!


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Not long now folks to finalise your lists.

Here's my latest entries over the past few weeks...

#13 - Brazil - Its downright hilarious and Terry Gilliam at his most creative.

#19 - The Nightmare Before Christmas - A re-watch for the essential Christmas film

#23 - The Godfather Part II - Without doubt the finest ensemble cast in any film ever.

#33 - Mirror - A highly unusual but stunning piece of work from Tarkovsky

#40 - Toy Story 2 - A simply brilliant family film that improves on the original.

#87 - Face/Off - Wild, silly fun with Cage and Travolta relishing their OTT roles.

#88 - Terminator 2: Judgment Day - Classic action packed sci-fi with effects that still look great.

#91 - Schindler's List - A very respectable film if a hard watch.

#94 - Pom Poko - An unusual animation that is great fun because a little off the rails before the end.




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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 27/12/2008 5:49:04 PM   
Epiphany Demon


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ORIGINAL: Dantes Inferno

I have been kicking myself for not making a list like this. Well, a new year is coming, and I'll definitely be making one then.


I will be doing the same.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 27/12/2008 6:02:49 PM   
Rinc


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I've loved doing it this year but i'm a bit annoyed with myself because a couple of times i've let it slip and i've probably forgotten about films i've watched. My target at the beginning of the year was 200 films and i'm on 194 with 4 days to go. I have however, watched a few films twice so i've actually watched over 200 but i want it to be 200 individual films. The best thing about making the list is putting the films in order and gradually by making a 2009 list and combining them i'll be able to compile a favourite film list.

I'll post my final list in a few days.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 29/12/2008 11:27:35 PM   
DCMaximo


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A lack of the editing option has really hurt my updating of this list in the last month, but overall I'm pretty pleased with this years list. Nice to see both the first film (The Great McGinty at #63) and the last film (Starter For 10 at #92) that I saw this year making the list. Looking forward to next years already

1. JFK (1991, Oliver Stone) 10/10
2. Turner And Hooch (1989, Roger Spottiswoode) 10/10
3. Back To The Future (1985, Robert Zemeckis) 10/10
4. Arsenic And Old Lace (1944, Frank Capra) 10/10
5. Mulholland Drive (2001, David Lynch) 10/10
6. The Big Lebowski (1998, Joel Coen) 10/10
7. North By Northwest (1959, Alfred Hitchcock) 10/10
8. American Psycho (2000, Mary Harron) 10/10
9. Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939, Frank Capra) 10/10
10. Ghostbusters (1984, Ivan Reitman) 10/10

11. Some Like It Hot (1959, Billy Wilder) 10/10
12. The Adventures Of Robin Hood (1938, Michael Curtiz & William Keighley) 10/10
13. A Matter Of Life And Death (1946, Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger) 10/10
14. The Dirty Dozen (1967, Robert Aldrich) 9/10
15. Ninotchka (1939, Ernst Lubitsch) 9/10
16. Goodfellas (1990, Martin Scorsese) 9/10
17. The Wizard Of Oz (1939, Victor Fleming) 9/10
18. White Heat (1949, Raoul Walsh) 9/10
19. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988, Robert Zemeckis) 9/10
20. Miller's Crossing (1990, Joel Coen) 9/10

21. Birdman Of Alcatraz (1962, John Frankenheimer) 9/10
22. The Baxter (2005, Michael Showalter) 9/10
23. Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982, Carl Reiner) 9/10
24. The Squid And The Whale (2005, Noah Baumbach) 9/10
25. Lethal Weapon (1987, Richard Donner) 9/10
26. The Sting (1973, George Roy Hill) 9/10
27. Stagecoach (1939, John Ford) 9/10
28. Back To The Future Part III (1990, Robert Zemeckis) 9/10
29. Thunderbolt And Lightfoot (1974, Michael Cimino) 9/10
30. The Wild Bunch (1969, Sam Peckinpah) 9/10

31. The Parallax View (1974, Alan J. Pakula) 9/10
32. Superman: The Movie (1978, Richard Donner) 9/10
33. No Country For Old Men (2007, Ethan & Joel Coen) 9/10
34. After The Thin Man (1936, W.S. Van Dyke) 9/10
35. Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969, George Roy Hill) 9/10
36. Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom (1984, Steven Spielberg) 9/10
37. Capturing The Friedmans (2003, Andrew Jarecki) 9/10
38. The 39 Steps (1935, Alfred Hitchcock) 9/10
39. Brighton Rock (1947, John Boulting) 9/10
40. Touch Of Evil (1958, Orson Welles) 9/10

41. Serpico (1973, Sidney Lumet) 9/10
42. The Strange Love Of Martha Ivers (1946, Lewis Milestone) 9/10
43. Doc Hollywood (1991, Michael Caton-Jones) 9/10
44. Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade (1989, Steven Spielberg) 9/10
45. Hail The Conquering Hero (1944, Preston Sturges) 9/10
47. The Last Boy Scout (1991, Tony Scott) 9/10
48. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001, Wes Anderson) 9/10
49. Shaun Of The Dead (2004, Edgar Wright) 9/10
50. The Goonies (1986, Richard Donner) 9/10

51. Shooting Dogs (2005, Michael Caton-Jones) 9/10
52. Howl's Moving Castle (2004, Hayao Miyazaki) 9/10
53. A Bittersweet Life (2005, Ji-Woon Kim) 9/10
54. The Player (1992, Robert Altman) 9/10
55. Die Hard (1988, John McTiernan) 9/10
56. How Green Was My Valley (1941, John Ford) 9/10
57. Ragtime (1981, Milos Forman) 9/10
58. The Escapist (2008, Rupert Wyatt) 9/10
59. Foreign Correspondent (1940, Alfred Hitchcock) 9/10
60. Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves (1991, Kevin Reynolds) 9/10

61. Changeling (2008, Clint Eastwood) 9/10
62. There Will Be Blood (2007, Paul Thomas Anderson) 9/10
63. The Great McGinty (1940, Preston Sturges) 9/10
64. Licence To Kill (1989, John Glen) 9/10
65. Road To Perdition (2002, Sam Mendes) 9/10
66. Swing Time (1936, George Stevens) 9/10
67. Adam's Rib (1945, George Cukor) 9/10
68. It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963, Stanley Kramer) 9/10
69. To Kill A Mockingbird (1962, Robert Mulligan) 9/10
70. Cloverfield (2008, Matt Reeves) 9/10

71. Fitzcarraldo (1982, Werner Herzog) 9/10
72. Sullivan's Travels (1941, Preston Sturges) 8/10
73. Fort Apache (1948, John Ford) 8/10
74. The Palm Beach Story (1942, Preston Sturges) 8/10
75. She Wore A Yellow Ribbon (1949, John Ford) 8/10
76. Bull Durham (1988, Ron Shelton) 8/10
77. L.A. Story (1991, Mick Jackson) 8/10
78. Woman Of The Year (1942, George Stevens) 8/10
79. Back To The Future Part Two (1989, Robert Zemeckis) 8/10
80. Top Hat (1935, Mark Sandrich) 8/10

81. Destination Tokyo (1943, Delmar Daves) 8/10
82. D.O.A. (1950, Rudolph Maté) 8/10
83. The Stranger (1946, Orson Welles) 8/10
84. Silverado (1985, Lawrence Kasdan) 8/10
85. It Happened One Night (1934, Frank Capra) 8/10
86. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974, Tobe Hooper) 8/10
87. Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972, Robert Fuest) 8/10
88. Monsters, Inc (2001, Pete Docter & David Silverman) 8/10
89. The Darjeeling Limited (2008, Wes Anderson) 8/10
90. Only Angels Have Wings (1939, Howard Hawks) 8/10

91. House On Haunted Hill (1959, William Castle) 8/10
92. Starter For 10 (2006, Tom Vaughan) 8/10
93. To Catch A Thief (1955, Alfred Hitchcock) 8/10
94. Factotum (2005, Bent Hamer) 8/10
95. Dick Tracy (1990, Warren Beatty) 8/10
96. Murder, My Sweet (1944, Edward Dmytryk) 8/10
97. The Comancheros (1962, Michael Curtiz) 8/10
98. South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999, Trey Parker) 8/10
99. My Best Fiend (1999, Warner Herzog) 8/10
100. Somewhere In The Night (1946, Joseph L. Mankiewicz) 8/10


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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 29/12/2008 11:33:18 PM   
DCMaximo


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Sugar, just noticed I haven't got a #46. Just move everything from #47 up one place, then stick A Mighty Wind on the end as #100 to be complete.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 30/12/2008 8:47:30 AM   
Gram123

 

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Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me  (David Lynch, USA, 1992) - 7.0 
It's been about 15 years since I last saw this, and at that time, I hadn't seen any of the series. Frankly, it freaked me out at the time. Watching the film now, having finally seen the first season and most of the second of TP, it's a less of a headfuck, but is still dark and discomfiting.

The Incredible Hulk  (Louis Leterrier, USA, 2008) - 6.5
People seem to prefer either this or Ang Lee's Hulk. I fall into the latter camp, though this was still a decent enough popcorn movie. I'd have been happier, I think, if this had been a true sequel to Lee's film. It sounds as though this version of the Hulk will next appear in the Avengers movie in a couple of years time, with a proper sequel thereafter.

Madagascar  (Eric Darnell & Tom McGrath, USA, 2005) - 5.5
Watched this DreamWorks animation recently. Not the greatest, but enjoyable enough xmas fodder. Chris Rock's a bit annoying, the penguins are good...

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 31/12/2008 6:08:13 AM   
Gimli The Dwarf


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Last entries for the year!

117. Indiana Jones & The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull (2008) Spielberg) - 4/5*
I still think the basic premise just isn’t right for an Indy film, which means that the last 15 minutes just takes the biscuit, but other than that (and Ray Winstone, who served no purpose as all) this is still great fun and not the arrival anti-christ that some would have you believe. The best thing about it is Ford, who is just perfect slipping back into the role, but it’s a whirligig of fun and nothing to be ashamed of. e role, but it’s a whirligig of fun and nothing to be

279. Buffalo Bill and The Indian’s Or Sitting Bull’s History Lesson (1976) – 4/5*Paul Newman plays Buffalo Bill, in charge of his Wild West Show and in love with his legendary, though fabricated, status. He hires Sitting Bull, only to be dismayed that he’s not savage but a quiet and noble man. Robert Altman’s follow-up to Nashville once again sees a large ensemble cast take on a multitude of stories but it’s less successful. Still, Newman is on fine form and there’s good support from the likes of Burt Lancaster and Geraldine Chaplin.
 
 
346. Scrooged (2nd view, 1988, Donner) – 2/5
With the exception of The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic and, depending on my mood, Groundhog Day, I really don’t like Bill Murray. He annoys me. He can barely act and he isn’t funny, so why he’s so loved is a mystery. His presence then doesn’t help this film, which I gave another try after first seeing it about 6 years ago. I can’t believe that the man who made The Omen, Lethal Weapon and Superman directed this. More than a bit useless.
 
 
Repost and update of my December list (Humbug towards lack of edit button!)
 
1. Muppet Christmas Carol (40th+ view, 1991, Henson) - 5/5 
2. A Matter Of Loaf and Death (1st view, 2008, Park) - 5/5* 
3. The Nightmare Before Christmas (9th view, 1993, Selick) – 5/5
4. Cloverfield (2nd view, 2008, Reeves) - 5/5
5. The Polar Express (2nd view, 2004, Zemeckis) – 4/5
6. In Bruges (2nd view, 2008, McDonagh) - 4/5
7. Changeling (1st view, 2008, Eastwood) – 4/5*
8. Indiana Jones and The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull (2008) – 4.5
9. Miss Potter (1st view, 2006, Noonan) – 4/5*
10. Brute Force (1st view, 1947, Dassin) - 4/5*
11. The Virgin Spring/ Jungfrukällan (1st view, 1960, Bergman) – 4/5*
12. The Majestic (2nd view, 2001, Darabont) - 4/5
13. Bad Santa (2nd view,2004, Zwigoff) – 4/5
14. Nashville (2nd view, 1975, Altman) – 4/5
15. The Edge Of Love (1st view, 2008, Maybury) - 4/5*
16. Gambit (2nd view, 1966, Neame) - 3/5* 
17. Leatherheads (1st view, 2008, Clooney) – 3/5*
18. Frankie and Johnny (1st view, 1966, de Cordova) – 3/5*
19. Buffalo Bill and The Indian’s Or Sitting Bull’s History Lesson (1976) – 4/5*
20. Be Kind Rewind (1st view, 2008, Gondry) - 3/5*
21. Atlantic City (1st view, 1980, Malle) – 3/5*
22.The Cottage (1st view, 2008, Williams) – 3/5
23. Smart People (1st view, 2008, Murro) – 3/5*
24. Scrooged (1988) – 2/5
25. Rambo (1st view, 2008, Stallone) – 2/5*
26. Warriow king/Tum Yum Goong (1st view, 2005, Pinkaew) – 2/5*



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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 31/12/2008 6:22:11 AM   
Gimli The Dwarf


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Roll on 2009!


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Yeah, Mr. White! Yeah, science!

Much more better!

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