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RE: Homer's ALL NEW Top 300 Films - 24/4/2012 11:22:43 PM   
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My husband is the only person I know who loves those ugly looking dogs. Sooo much better than that dreadful remake.


Bull Terrier? They're gorgeous.


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RE: Homer's ALL NEW Top 300 Films - 24/4/2012 11:25:32 PM   
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Ah, seen one

Jean's a cracker too, one of my favourite French films. I do kinda prefer the sequel though.

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RE: Homer's ALL NEW Top 300 Films - 24/4/2012 11:27:34 PM   
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Is it because of the aforementioned nudey bits? 



Any excuse, really...


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RE: Homer's ALL NEW Top 300 Films - 24/4/2012 11:29:22 PM   
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No. Certainly not. Maybe.

I thought it was the better film too, but only just. The town hall meeting in particular is a great scene.

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RE: Homer's ALL NEW Top 300 Films - 24/4/2012 11:58:49 PM   
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A 200-ish places drop for The Ice Storm, Harsh.

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RE: Homer's ALL NEW Top 300 Films - 25/4/2012 12:01:07 AM   
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There is a fair amount of harshness to come too. Four years will do that. Combination of changing tastes and additional films viewed in that time.


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RE: Homer's ALL NEW Top 300 Films - 25/4/2012 12:06:09 AM   
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My husband is the only person I know who loves those ugly looking dogs. Sooo much better than that dreadful remake.


Bull Terrier? They're gorgeous.



http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/gallery/2012/apr/24/drake-relays-beautiful-bulldogs-contest#/?picture=389104193&index=9

You'll probably also love the link he sent me today - his other faves. Also ugly


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RE: Homer's ALL NEW Top 300 Films - 25/4/2012 12:09:01 AM   
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RE: Homer's ALL NEW Top 300 Films - 25/4/2012 12:09:08 AM   
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Bulldogs are awesome, and one day I will own one. But I will never, ever do THAT to them.

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RE: Homer's ALL NEW Top 300 Films - 25/4/2012 12:10:08 AM   
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Bulldogs are awesome, and one day I will own one. But I will never, ever do THAT to them.


Last court case finally convinced you it's wrong?

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RE: Homer's ALL NEW Top 300 Films - 25/4/2012 12:32:36 AM   
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Bulldogs are awesome, and one day I will own one. But I will never, ever do THAT to them.


Last court case finally convinced you it's wrong?


Yes, despite your mother's protestations to the contrary.


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RE: Homer's ALL NEW Top 300 Films - 25/4/2012 12:35:56 AM   
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Bulldogs are awesome, and one day I will own one. But I will never, ever do THAT to them.


Last court case finally convinced you it's wrong?


Yes, despite your mother's protestations to the contrary.



That's mommy, any kink any hole any time.

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RE: Homer's ALL NEW Top 300 Films - 25/4/2012 7:32:17 AM   
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Condorman! Yay! Homer, will you marry me?

But your response to elab makes me curious,. I fear I may not like certain omissions.


All the others films range from good to great, but bot seen White Ribbon. Shame that Jean de Florette it so low, but great to see the The Incredible Journey in a list.

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RE: Homer's ALL NEW Top 300 Films - 25/4/2012 8:41:16 AM   
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The Sting - great fun, but I also prefer BC&TSK

The Straight Story - fantastic, Farnsworth is incredible

The White Ribbon - watched it yesterday. It was good.


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RE: Homer's ALL NEW Top 300 Films - 290, 289 - 25/4/2012 12:48:14 PM   
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290. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (NOT THE FINCHER ONE)
 
 
Many thought this flawed, overlong, etc. I thought it was phenomenal. The sequel was dire, and I never saw the third one. The remake. Well, I didn't like the remake very much.

This one, however, was brilliant. Hard, unrelenting, grim, and with a nice bit of mystery that admittedly wouldn't stop Frost from munching on a BLT very long. It's not about the mystery per se, but about the people. And, as with anything that is what keeps the interest high. The people here are fascinatingly dysfunctional. A disgraced journalist, an abused, damaged girl. A family desperately trying to ignore each other and their Nazi-tainted past. This is a film which deserved more attention and more respect than a poor sequel and a pointless remake.
289. Flight of the Navigator
 
 
For a family entertainment film, there is something desperately sad about Flight of the Navigator, if you sit back and look at it from a distance. A boy argues with his brother, is abandoned, falls into a hole and is forgotten about for 10 years. He wakes up, and is terrified when his home is no longer his, is taken to a military base, and escapes on a spaceship. OK, that last bit is quite cool, but to that point, you have this bewildered child who has lost his entire family, as well as ten years.

The way it is presented is more child-friendly however, and once we get onto the ship itself, and meet Max (that laugh) things are much happier. A great Sunday afternoon, rainy day movie, Flight of the Navigator is another film from a simpler time. Also, it stars a young Sarah Jessica Parker, but don't let that put you off.

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RE: Homer's ALL NEW Top 300 Films - 290, 289 - 25/4/2012 12:55:36 PM   
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See, I can understand people have a love for Flight of the Navigator (especially Max) but I don't get the recent reappearance of love for Explorers, which no-one liked even when it came out!

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RE: Homer's ALL NEW Top 300 Films - 290, 289 - 25/4/2012 1:02:57 PM   
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See, I can understand people have a love for Flight of the Navigator (especially Max) but I don't get the recent reappearance of love for Explorers, which no-one liked even when it came out!




I didn’t love TGWTDT but I much prefer the original and did enjoy watching it, though was distracted a tad by some sneaky possums. I think both adaptations suffer because of the source.

Flight of the Navigator is brilliant family entertainment and a staple from my childhood and I would have it over ET any day of the week. I agree though it’s deceptively harsh at times, the whole scene when he goes back home, it’s also SJP finest moment in cinema “New Coke, Classic Coke, Cherry Coke, Diet Coke or caffeine-free Coke?”


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RE: Homer's ALL NEW Top 300 Films - 288, 287 - 25/4/2012 1:09:39 PM   
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Sometimes the titles of these little pairings seem connected, even if the films themselves decidedly are not...
 
288. Star Trek VI The Undiscovered Country
 
 
The final true outing for the original cast, The Undiscovered Country benefits from "real" Klingons, lots of Shakespeare references (at least two), and Christopher Plummer. After the curiosity of V: The Final Frontier (which I do unashamedly like), VI brings us back into high quality territory, with the crew of the Enterprise as they deal with a group of Klingons headed by Plummer. It's a fine swansong for the crew (Generations? Shh) and a fitting end to the first generation of a scifi behemoth.
287. Hidden
 
 
The first Haneke I watched, I was absolutely gripped throughout. Revealing little, nuances speaking volumes, claustrophobic, and oppressive, it is a masterstroke of film-making. Unfortunately my knowledge of obscure French history failed me, and the ending was completely lost on me, leading to an unbelievable hissy fit on my behalf, and a feverish look on wikipedia, grumbling about how rubbish it was. That gripe aside - and I got over the sulk quickly to realise that the film, once knowledge of the events is assumed, is actually bloody good - this is an astonishing film, and well worth seeking out.

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RE: Homer's ALL NEW Top 300 Films - 288, 287 - 25/4/2012 1:23:06 PM   
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Two superb films for different reasons, Hidden is a brilliantly constructed thriller.

Undiscovered Country made my Favourite 100 its bloody fantastic entertainment.


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RE: Homer's ALL NEW Top 300 Films - 288, 287 - 25/4/2012 1:23:37 PM   
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You are setting up so many fascinating double bills here 

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RE: Homer's ALL NEW Top 300 Films - 288, 287 - 25/4/2012 1:30:37 PM   
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Hidden is absolutely brilliant, love it.

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RE: Homer's ALL NEW Top 300 Films. 300-291 now up! - 25/4/2012 1:32:39 PM   
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The Sting - When it's good it's great. It does drag in places though.
Thelma & Louise - I've seen this but that was about 15 years ago so I couldn't tell you what I thought of it.
The Secret of Kells - Brilliant
Escape to Witch Mountain - Same as Thelma & Louise
The Ice Storm - Great

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RE: Homer's ALL NEW Top 300 Films. 300-291 now up! - 25/4/2012 1:40:01 PM   
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Dragon Tattoo is amazing, but I do like the sequels and the remake. Trek and Hidden are fine too, but the latter's ending also stumped me. Navigator seemed to always be on TV when I was younger, I grew tired of it over the years and haven't watched in over a decade.



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RE: Homer's ALL NEW Top 300 Films. 300-291 now up! - 25/4/2012 1:41:31 PM   
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It's been turning up in a few places lately I've noticed - I keep catching bits and pieces of it. 

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RE: Homer's ALL NEW Top 300 Films - 288, 287 - 25/4/2012 1:56:45 PM   
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You are setting up so many fascinating double bills here 


Wait til the next one...

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RE: Homer's ALL NEW Top 300 Films - 288, 287 - 25/4/2012 2:07:01 PM   
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Agree with the sentiments (Homer's that is) about Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (especially the sequel), though haven't seen the Fincher version yet.

I always thought I'd seen Undiscovered Country, but now I'm not so sure. Will have to remedy that.

Great list so far. I really should get around to doing one myself, I have various beginning of ones all over the place.

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RE: Homer's ALL NEW Top 300 Films - 288, 287 - 25/4/2012 2:28:01 PM   
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I LOVE the original GwtDT: Rapace is a goddess. It also gets better and better with repeat viewings.

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RE: Homer's ALL NEW Top 300 Films. 300-291 now up! - 25/4/2012 2:30:37 PM   
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I'm not one of these sorts who can churn out a new top list every year (I'm looking at you, TRM and Rhubarb).


Actually not done one this year, what with moving house and everything I just haven't gotten around to it. Probably healthy to take a year out.

Really good to see your list though, I know we watch a bunch of films together, so I obviously know what you like in general its still great to see you a) write a few words about which ones you liked b) see just how much you liked some of the films, or how some of the films over the past few years have aged for you.

onto the ones on the list that I have seen

The Sting - Is brilliantly entertaining, but TRM is much bigger fan of it than me. I'm also in the Butch and Sundance camp.
Thelma and Louise - It has nagging issues I've talked about before ("Hey I nearly got raped last night, oh its ok Brad Pitt is here and he's hot enough for me to forget about that!") but it is enjoyable.
The Straight Story - Is great, not watched it in years tho.
The White Ribbon - Great as well. Spent ages not getting into it but was captivated by the end.
TGWTDT - I think the first one is alright, but flawed in all the ways people talk about - needlessly violent/rapey, too long, too unfocused, and yeah the follow up killed any good will I might have had toward it. I feel roughly the same about Fincher's version.
Star Trek 6 - I do like it, though its not as thrilling for me as some of the other Treks. Also I like Generations, so sue me.
Caché - I remember liking but remember very little of, need to rewatch.

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RE: Homer's ALL NEW Top 300 Films. 300-291 now up! - 25/4/2012 3:44:31 PM   
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TGWTDT - not much of a fan, preferred the remake.

Flight of the Navigator - loved it as a kid, no idea how it holds up now.

Hidden - the best Haneke that I've seen.


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RE: Homer's ALL NEW Top 300 Films. 286, 285 - 25/4/2012 7:21:42 PM   
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elab's suggestion that these pairs work as bizarro double bills means that this pairing is a particularly horrifying prospect for her...

286. Cars



So sue me, I like this film. I also think that I'm one film selection away from Gimli actually buying me a ring. Sweet Jesus I hope s\he is a girl. Cars is a film that is almost universally derided as being the worst Pixar film, but I disagree. A Bug's Life is. The problems, as perceived, comes from the contrast between the childish style of animation that stretches belief more than the other Pixar films - how exactly does this world function? - and the rather more mature consideration given to the themes within the film. Living life in a more relaxed manner, appreciating life itself. These are not things that children generally consider, and the entire film works as a paeon to a time that probably never actually was; an idealised vision of 1950s America as told through the medium of classic cars. The themes never really get a chance to shine in general conversation because it is easy to dismiss the film with pithy one liners about how glossy and soulless it is when actually it has buckets of soul, and pathos, and heart. And Paul Newman. And any film with Paul Newman cannot be bad, by law.

285. Irreversible



I have only seen this film once and, I have to be honest, will probably never see it again. But that is not a condemnation of the quality of the film, but of the content therein. This is a sickeningly twisted film that does not glorify violence or rape, but instead depicts it in an unreal, heightened manner that somehow makes it so terrifyingly real. Often when a film depicts rape, one might have a tendency to momentarily look away for the act itself, in justifiable disgust. This is not possible here.

Irreversible is a film that is an experience as much as a film. Gasper Noe may have jumped the shark with Enter The Void - a truly psychedelic experience that suffers from ultimately just being dull - but here, he shows how brutal the camera can be in a way that is unforgettable, however you might like to forget. It is not a film I would necessarily describe as "unmissable" because it is not for everyone. Nevertheless, it is a film that, like that one party guest at the end of the night, will stay long after you wish it had left.


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