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RE: Homer's ALL NEW Top 300 Films. 286, 285 - 25/4/2012 7:44:47 PM   
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I heard that Cars 3: Mater Goes to Lockup, is taking inspiration from Irreversible, so good match.

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RE: Homer's ALL NEW Top 300 Films. 286, 285 - 25/4/2012 7:58:56 PM   
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284. Tabu



I'm not convinced this has dropped 183 places, nor that I've watched 183 new films that would place so highly in the last 4 years. Nevertheless, here it is, last time's #99. (Independence Day, incidentally, does not appear in this list. Sadface.) One of Murnau's lesser known films Tabu takes place, almost entirely without intertitles, on a South Sea Island. It's a beautiful film, and really shows that silent cinema is really a beast in its own right: wordlessness is a special kind of communication, and Tabu gets so much across through visuals alone. Quietly spectacular.

283. Pan's Labyrinth



Ah, Guillermo del Toro. We so very nearly had his vision of Middle Earth. A visionary director, even a dull del Toro film is better than many. Pan's Labyrinth fuses the horrific with the fantastic, pitting a child's fantasy against the very real horrors of the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War. Fantasy is an escapist genre and it is easy to neglect the idea that there needs to be something from which to escape. The inventiveness of storytelling, the beauty of the film, the contrasting gore and death, and the childlike way it is all told combine beautifully to create a compelling and memorable film.


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RE: Homer's ALL NEW Top 300 Films. 286, 285 - 25/4/2012 8:18:12 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...


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RE: Homer's ALL NEW Top 300 Films. 286, 285 - 25/4/2012 8:30:13 PM   
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I love Pan's Labyrinth, it's possibly my favourite foreign-language film.

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RE: Homer's ALL NEW Top 300 Films. 286, 285 - 25/4/2012 8:35:15 PM   
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Pan's Labyrinth is superb.

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RE: Homer's ALL NEW Top 300 Films. 282, 281 - 26/4/2012 12:22:32 AM   
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282. Leon



These days Jean Reno is doing criminally little, Gary Oldman has become everyone's favourite animagus, and Natalie Portman has become "Academy Award Winner Natalie Portman, you know, her off Star Wars". But back in 1994, Jean Reno was the effortlessly cool French assassin, Gary Oldman was plying his trade as Hollywood's favourite bad guy (cf Lost in Space, Air Force One, etc) and Natalie Portman was a kid who struck gold.

Leon is a bizarre mix of great action sequences, orphans, and an oddly endearing friendship that errs just this side of questionable. After her family is murdered, Matilda (Portman) finds the nearest person she can to help her. This person just happens to be a socially-backward master assassin (Reno). Testing the waters of exactly what needs to happen - Leon is as uncertain as Matilda is - he grudgingly shows her how to become an assassin herself. On paper, one wonders how it works, but it does. Brilliantly well. Much rests on the chemistry between the leads, and the young Portman shows the potential that would come some years later.

281. Dark Star



Before The Thing, before Alien, there was Dark Star. Carpenter's student film was expanded into this micro-budget scifi comedy about a lonely crew on a ship, who roam the galaxy, apparently destroying things. Nods to 2001 A Space Odyssey - the talking bomb - are always welcome for me, and the humour is so deadpan, it can almost be missed. The essence of one sequence in this film would be further expanded into a feature, shorn of all comedy, and renamed Star Beast. After realising that was a very silly title, it was renamed Alien.

But the legacy of this film should not rest solely on the achievements yet to come of its key creative force. It's a brilliant piece of film-making in its own right. And if it looks rough around the edges, that's a budgetary consideration, and doesn't impact on the film itself. If anything, it adds to the charm of the film.


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RE: Homer's ALL NEW Top 300 Films. 286, 285 - 26/4/2012 5:46:55 AM   
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Cars. Fantastic! Nice to know not everyone hates it! I like the opening lines of the review

Irreversible's not bad, but I remember watching it and not really thinking it was all that troublesome. Around the same time I also saw Man Bites Dog and Baise Moi, both of which I found more disturbing.

Leon's good, Pan's Labyrinth I like but wish they didn't give the end away at the very beginning and Dark Star is the best thing Carpenter's ever done.

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RE: Homer's ALL NEW Top 300 Films. 286, 285 - 26/4/2012 8:35:48 AM   
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RE: Homer's ALL NEW Top 300 Films. 280, 279 - 26/4/2012 1:09:06 PM   
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280. South Park The Movie: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut



Back in 1999, when I was but a fresh, young 18 year old, I was a big fan of the latest, foul-mouthed, definitely-not-for-children (but really, it is, cos, y'know, kids love swearing) animation. The film is everything you want from this kind of humour, and more. It is the film that The Simpsons Movie wishes it could have been. It perfectly reflects the humour of the genesis series, while taking it to the next logical level. And adding songs. Amazing, piss-taking songs. Pastiche of "Oklahoma!" in "Uncle Fucker", a repeat of Cartman's classic Kyle's Mom's A Bitch (She's A Big Fat Bitch), and a loving medley homage to the music of Les Miserables, with La Resistance.

A bizarre love storyline between Satan and Saddam Hussein, a superb acceleration to war against Canada of all people, and some of the finest swearing set to film, South Park is a phenomenal film and, significantly after 13 years, still holds up.

279. Shaun of the Dead



Whether one is a zombie film aficionado or not, Shaun of the Dead is endlessly enjoyable. While it riffs on the classic zombie film beats, while also subverting them, it also works as a film in its own right, not solely as a referential beast. The key here is characterisation. You feel for Shaun and his friends and family so that, when the comedy bleeds slowly into outright horror, it is affecting, and rightly so. Comedy horrors often excel at the former but skimp on the latter. This manages both, and is a rightly a classic because of it.



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RE: Homer's ALL NEW Top 300 Films. 280, 279 - 26/4/2012 1:11:20 PM   
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Two great choices there.

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RE: Homer's ALL NEW Top 300 Films. 278, 277 - 26/4/2012 1:25:36 PM   
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278. Serenity



With Cabin in the Woods and Avengers Assemble currently in the cinemas, has Joss Whedon finally made the leap from cult favourite to more widely-known personage? From script-doctoring (with questionable results, frogs and lightning come to mind) to early hits Buffy and Angel, Whedon carved out a niche in slyly knowing characters who embrace their inner geek, and know fine well what they're doing. With Firefly the problems have been well-documented but, needless to say, fans who were on board from the start were unhappy. So, in 2005, Whedon wrapped up the hanging story left by the early cancellation of the series with a feature film. A film that works in its own right but, naturally, delivers so much more with knowledge of the series that precedes it.

Serenity follows the crew of the Firefly class spaceship, um, Serenity, as they dodge authorities on their less-than-legal missions, which involved transporting A CRAZY GIRL across space. Whedon's trademark wit and sharp dialogue is much in evidence, and he manages to bring humour and thrills together wonderfully. Watch this, but watch Firefly first.

277. Lilo and Stitch



One that slipped under the radar, Lilo and Stitch is a genuinely great story. A simple tale of an escaped alien experiment who masquerades as the pet of a young Hawaiian girl who lives with her older sister, and who then has to hide from intergalactic forces as they come to Earth to find him, You know, that old nugget. But the relationship between Stitch - crazy blue alien with a mean temperament and a natural curiosity - and Lilo - Elvis-loving orphan - is exceptionally endearing. It is the core of the film, and everything is better because of how well it works. If you've missed it, grab your nearest nephew or niece and give it a spin.

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RE: Homer's ALL NEW Top 300 Films. 278, 277 - 26/4/2012 1:27:53 PM   
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I like Lilo and Stitch. Stitch trashing cities is just so Calvin and Hobbes.


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RE: Homer's ALL NEW Top 300 Films. 278, 277 - 26/4/2012 1:40:44 PM   
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Some great choices so far Homer. Irreversible, Pan's Labyrinth, Dark Star, Leon and The Straight Story are all top quality. Cars and Flight Of The Navigator are terrible though. Navigator was a childhood favourite of mine but can't stand it nowadays. Nice to see Star Trek 6 there too. Such an underrated film.

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RE: Homer's ALL NEW Top 300 Films. 286, 285 - 26/4/2012 1:42:27 PM   
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Pan's Labyrinth - Amazing, my favourite Del Toro film by quite a bit (not watched Devil's Backbone yet)

Leon - Meh. I don't hate it or anything I'm ambivalent towards it.

South Park - Not as good as Team America but very funny nonetheless

Shaun of the Dead - Terrific. This would probably get into my top 25

Serenity - Very good. I watched it before seeing Firefly. I'm due for a rewatch of both series and film I think.

Lilo & Stitch - Alright. Lilo's sister's legs are incredibly distracting though. Her thighs have been drawn wider than her shoulders.

Cars - I really like this but I disagree with the review, The Incredibles is clearly the worst film Pixar made BC2.

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RE: Homer's ALL NEW Top 300 Films. 286, 285 - 26/4/2012 1:50:11 PM   
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Cars - I really like this but I disagree with the review, The Incredibles is clearly the worst film Pixar made BC2.




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RE: Homer's ALL NEW Top 300 Films. 286, 285 - 26/4/2012 1:52:26 PM   
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Cars - I really like this but I disagree with the review, The Incredibles is clearly the worst film Pixar made BC2.





I think it's incredibly dull and would never watch it of my own accord again. Not only was it the worst Pixar film pre Cars 2 but it was also their first poor film full stop IMO.

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RE: Homer's ALL NEW Top 300 Films. 286, 285 - 26/4/2012 2:11:39 PM   
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Before I came on this forum I always assumed that The Incredibles was universally loved. It seems a lot of forumites here don't love it. For me only Wall-E, Monsters Inc, and Toy Story are better. Haven't seen Up! yet though.

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RE: Homer's ALL NEW Top 300 Films. 286, 285 - 26/4/2012 2:16:59 PM   
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Up! is amazing, probably my favourite Pixar along with Wall-E and Toy Story 2. I'm actually being a bit harsh calling The Incredibles a poor film although it's definitely sub-par IMO.

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RE: Homer's ALL NEW Top 300 Films. 286, 285 - 26/4/2012 2:18:19 PM   
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I'm not quite as bad as Harry, but I don't rate it all that highly. Very little of it amuses me - first watch only Jackson's costume disappearing to the dry cleaner brought a smile to my face and some of Edna Mode. 

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RE: Homer's ALL NEW Top 300 Films. 286, 285 - 26/4/2012 2:18:55 PM   
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284. Tabu



I'm not convinced this has dropped 183 places, nor that I've watched 183 new films that would place so highly in the last 4 years. Nevertheless, here it is, last time's #99. (Independence Day, incidentally, does not appear in this list. Sadface.) One of Murnau's lesser known films Tabu takes place, almost entirely without intertitles, on a South Sea Island. It's a beautiful film, and really shows that silent cinema is really a beast in its own right: wordlessness is a special kind of communication, and Tabu gets so much across through visuals alone. Quietly spectacular.

Sounds fantastic. I've got it to watch from LoveFilm this weekend. I was supposed to watch it on Tuesday, but they sent me a Matt Damon film on Bluray by mistake.


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RE: Homer's ALL NEW Top 300 Films. 286, 285 - 26/4/2012 2:20:24 PM   
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Up! is amazing, probably my favourite Pixar along with Wall-E and Toy Story 2.

... and Monsters, Inc.?

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RE: Homer's ALL NEW Top 300 Films. 286, 285 - 26/4/2012 2:25:15 PM   
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Up! is amazing, probably my favourite Pixar along with Wall-E and Toy Story 2.

... and Monsters, Inc.?


Monsters Inc is top tier Pixar along with Finding Nemo and the other 2 Toy Story films IMO but if I was to choose only 3 Pixar films I could watch again it'd be the 3 in the above post.

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first watch only Jackson's costume disappearing to the dry cleaner brought a smile to my face and some of Edna Mode


Yeah, take out those 2 characters and there's not a lot left to like.

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RE: Homer's ALL NEW Top 300 Films. 286, 285 - 26/4/2012 3:45:53 PM   
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I've watched Shaun of the Dead countless times and it's never lost anything. Performances are spot on, the script is layered in a really clever way and the balance between horror, comedy and pathos is perfect - it really feels like Wright thought this might be the only film he'll ever make so he made sure not one second of it is wasted, out of place or below par.

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RE: Homer's ALL NEW Top 300 Films. 286, 285 - 26/4/2012 4:28:03 PM   
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I've watched Shaun of the Dead countless times and it's never lost anything. Performances are spot on, the script is layered in a really clever way and the balance between horror, comedy and pathos is perfect - it really feels like Wright thought this might be the only film he'll ever make so he made sure not one second of it is wasted, out of place or below par.


Agreed.

I think the scene where they plan out the day's eating and drinking arrangements, inadvertently plotting exactly how the film is going to pan out is absolute genius.

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RE: Homer's ALL NEW Top 300 Films. 286, 285 - 26/4/2012 4:41:49 PM   
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RE: Homer's ALL NEW Top 300 Films. 286, 285 - 26/4/2012 6:25:21 PM   
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Pans Labyrinth - Good, yeah.
Leon - Good
South Park - Brilliant
Shaun of the Dead - good.
Serenity - Watched this right after finishing Firefly, it didn't measure up to the series at all for me.

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RE: Homer's ALL NEW Top 300 Films. 286, 285 - 26/4/2012 6:39:49 PM   
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276. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer



I often say that there are few films that out and out scare me. I followed Bart Simpson's advice and have dutifully become desensitised. Henry, however, is a brutal little film that is more horrifying than almost any other film I've seen. There is not an excess of gore, or blood (though there is violence). Nor are there any demons, or zombies, or other supernatural beings. Instead, there is Michael Rooker portraying a man who travels the country killing people. He has no reason, no method, no deep psychological scarring to explain his motives. There is no backstory to his monstrosity, nor explanation to what caused him to do the things he does. He just does it. And that makes my blood run cold. There is no way to reason with him, there is no humanity at play. He just kills people. It is a searing film, low budget, brutal, and deeply disturbing.

275. Kiki's Delivery Service



Another classic Homer double bill, what better to cleanse the palette after the brutality of Henry, than with an adorable feature from Ghibli. It is testament to the dual role witches play in our cultural consciousness that a being so long associated with evil is here given a far more positive bent, as Kiki a young witch embarks upon a trial of independence which, as any good student knows, must be supported by part-time employment. It's a charming piece from the master of Japanese animation, Hayao Miyazaki. It's not his strongest film - I feel I'm giving hints to films yet to come, if it weren't so obvious anyway - but it's one that seems to be oft-overlooked.


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RE: Homer's ALL NEW Top 300 Films. 276, 275 - 26/4/2012 6:54:17 PM   
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Michael Rooker should've won an oscar for that performance. Amazing film.

Good choice with Kiki.

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RE: Homer's ALL NEW Top 300 Films. 276, 275 - 26/4/2012 6:54:39 PM   
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Oh yeah - that's got to feature in the final double bill top 3. 

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