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RE: Annual Poll - Forums Top 10 films of 2012 - 16/1/2013 9:51:59 PM   
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Is 18 good?

I'm guessing it's gone in lower than you'd hoped it would.



I can't get the film out of my head. The more I think about it, the higher I'm thinking it should be.



Finding out McDonagh once told Connery to fuck off is earning it points as well.

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RE: Annual Poll - Forums Top 10 films of 2012 - 16/1/2013 9:53:19 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: elab49

Is 18 good?

I'm guessing it's gone in lower than you'd hoped it would.



I can't get the film out of my head. The more I think about it, the higher I'm thinking it should be.



Finding out McDonagh once told Connery to fuck off is earning it points as well.



I was saying to Rick I think, that's how I felt afterwards as well - it was the one that I ended up wanting to revisit most urgently because the layers started getting clearer.


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RE: Annual Poll - Forums Top 10 films of 2012 - 16/1/2013 10:15:39 PM   
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Yeah, I think on rewatch it's going to shoot up. Like I say, I wasn't exactly disappointed in it to begin with, but things keep coming back to me. It's a real shame nobody from the film made the Oscar list.

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RE: Annual Poll - Forums Top 10 films of 2012 - 19/1/2013 2:56:43 PM   
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  1. Shame
  2. Moonrise Kingdom
  3. Young Adult
  4. This Must Be The Place
  5. The Master
  6. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  7. Brave
  8. Chronicle
  9. The Raid
  10. Avengers Assemble
  11. Tiny Furniture
  12. Seven Psychopaths
  13. Take This Waltz
  14. Jeff, Who Lives At Home
  15. The Cabin in the Woods
  16. 21 Jump Street
  17. The Myth of The American Sleepover
  18. Goon
  19. Pitch Perfect
  20. Argo
  21. Skyfall
  22. The Dark Knight Rises
  23. John Carter
  24. The Hunger Games
  25. The Muppets
  26. The Descendants
  27. Sinister
  28. Prometheus
  29. Dark Shadows
  30. The Dictator
  31. Silent House




  1. Shame
  2. Moonrise Kingdom
  3. Young Adult
  4. This Must Be The Place
  5. The Master
  6. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  7. Brave
  8. Chronicle
  9. Grabbers
  10. The Raid
  11. Avengers Assemble
  12. Tiny Furniture
  13. Seven Psychopaths
  14. Take This Waltz
  15. Jeff, Who Lives At Home
  16. The Cabin in the Woods
  17. 21 Jump Street
  18. The Myth of The American Sleepover
  19. Goon
  20. Pitch Perfect
  21. Argo
  22. Skyfall
  23. The Dark Knight Rises
  24. John Carter
  25. The Hunger Games
  26. The Muppets
  27. The Descendants
  28. Sinister
  29. Prometheus
  30. Dark Shadows
  31. The Dictator
  32. Silent House


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RE: Annual Poll - Forums Top 10 films of 2012 - 20/1/2013 3:39:59 PM   
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ORIGINAL: paul_ie86

  1. Shame
  2. Moonrise Kingdom
  3. Young Adult
  4. This Must Be The Place
  5. The Master
  6. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  7. Brave
  8. Chronicle
  9. Grabbers
  10. The Raid
  11. Avengers Assemble
  12. Tiny Furniture
  13. Seven Psychopaths
  14. Take This Waltz
  15. Jeff, Who Lives At Home
  16. The Cabin in the Woods
  17. 21 Jump Street
  18. The Myth of The American Sleepover
  19. Goon
  20. Pitch Perfect
  21. Argo
  22. Skyfall
  23. The Dark Knight Rises
  24. John Carter
  25. The Hunger Games
  26. The Muppets
  27. The Descendants
  28. Sinister
  29. Prometheus
  30. Dark Shadows
  31. The Dictator
  32. Silent House




  1. Shame
  2. Moonrise Kingdom
  3. Young Adult
  4. This Must Be The Place
  5. The Master
  6. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  7. Brave
  8. Chronicle
  9. Grabbers
  10. The Raid
  11. Avengers Assemble
  12. Tiny Furniture
  13. Seven Psychopaths
  14. Take This Waltz
  15. Jeff, Who Lives At Home
  16. The Cabin in the Woods
  17. 21 Jump Street
  18. The Myth of The American Sleepover
  19. Goon
  20. Pitch Perfect
  21. Argo
  22. Skyfall
  23. Seeking A Friend For The End of The World
  24. The Dark Knight Rises
  25. John Carter
  26. The Hunger Games
  27. The Muppets
  28. The Descendants
  29. Sinister
  30. Prometheus
  31. Dark Shadows
  32. The Dictator
  33. Silent House



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RE: Annual Poll - Forums Top 10 films of 2012 - 20/1/2013 3:45:30 PM   
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Yeah, I think on rewatch it's going to shoot up. Like I say, I wasn't exactly disappointed in it to begin with, but things keep coming back to me. It's a real shame nobody from the film made the Oscar list.


Really? Who in your opinion merited a nom?

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RE: Annual Poll - Forums Top 10 films of 2012 - 20/1/2013 3:53:38 PM   
rawlinson

 

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quote:

ORIGINAL: rawlinson

Yeah, I think on rewatch it's going to shoot up. Like I say, I wasn't exactly disappointed in it to begin with, but things keep coming back to me. It's a real shame nobody from the film made the Oscar list.


Really? Who in your opinion merited a nom?


McDonagh for the screenplay for a start. From the cast, Walken, if only for the delivery of "They don't like to be called fags anymore, I think they prefer homos"or the foul-mouthed, uncouth scumbag. Rockwell wouldn't have been a bad call either.

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RE: Annual Poll - Forums Top 10 films of 2012 - 20/1/2013 6:01:34 PM   
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I agree with all three. Some really impressive performances in the film. I'm hoping to see Late Quartet next month, but it's been rare recently for directors to remember to treat Walken like the very good actor he is.


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ORIGINAL: Deviation] LIKE AMERICA'S SWEETHEARTS TOO. IT MADE ME LAUGH A LOT AND THOUGHT IT WAS WITTY. ALSO I FEEL SLOWLY DYING INSIDE. I KEEP AGREEING WITH ELAB.


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RE: Annual Poll - Forums Top 10 films of 2012 - 20/1/2013 6:09:02 PM   
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Guys and few ladies, sorry for joining late and I haven't seen the rest of the thread, but is it a problem if I put some 2011 films due to release dates and dvd releases? I've also got the problem that some 2012 films got the release here, well, yesterday (like The Master).

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I really wish I could go down to see Privates

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RE: Annual Poll - Forums Top 10 films of 2012 - 20/1/2013 6:25:08 PM   
elab49


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It's UK dates I'm afraid Dev. You can use films that haven't been out in the UK as there's some leeway there (it's the same with PA) - but if it was a 2011 UK release it's not eligible.

Which kind of sucks for Malta (soz)

But a list of what fits would be very welcome. You can eg include The Master since it was 2012 for UK even though it wasn't that for you


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RE: Annual Poll - Forums Top 10 films of 2012 - 20/1/2013 7:06:29 PM   
Deviation


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OH GOD

Give me some time and I'll compile a list of 20. The 2011 being left out thing better not be a piece of rawlinson-pettiness to exclude A Separation.

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There are certainly times where calling a person a cunt is not only reasonable, it is a gross understatement.

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I really wish I could go down to see Privates

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RE: Annual Poll - Forums Top 10 films of 2012 - 20/1/2013 7:17:43 PM   
elab49


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ORIGINAL: Deviation

OH GOD

Give me some time and I'll compile a list of 20. The 2011 being left out thing better not be a piece of rawlinson-pettiness to exclude A Separation.


Nope, just the normal rules for this poll. We need a time benchmark and that's what we use. But as I said - if something came out where you are that hadn't reached here, often that could be included, and PA's included a few films that haven't had UK releases.


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RE: Annual Poll - Forums Top 10 films of 2012 - 20/1/2013 7:40:00 PM   
rawlinson

 

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ORIGINAL: Deviation

OH GOD

Give me some time and I'll compile a list of 20. The 2011 being left out thing better not be a piece of rawlinson-pettiness to exclude A Separation.



I'm nothing to do with this poll. And I'd be happier excluding The Dark Knight Rises, more people would cry that way.

Elab put this on the first page, might help, it has a list of all the films released in the UK in 2012.

http://www.filmdates.co.uk/films/year/2012/

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RE: Annual Poll - Forums Top 10 films of 2012 - 20/1/2013 7:50:34 PM   
Deviation


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If it makes you feel better, John Cater and Mirror Mirror have a better chance of being on my list then The Dark Knight Rises.

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There are certainly times where calling a person a cunt is not only reasonable, it is a gross understatement.

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I really wish I could go down to see Privates

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RE: Annual Poll - Forums Top 10 films of 2012 - 20/1/2013 8:15:36 PM   
Deviation


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So, I did not find A Separation, I hate this poll.

Anyways...

1 The Master
2.TABU
3.Moonrise Kingdom
4. Berberian Sound Studio
5. Silver Linings Playbook
6. The Raid
7. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
8. Life of Pi
9. Argo
10. Holy Motors
11. The Cabin in the Woods
12. Martha Marcy May Marlene
13. Dredd
14. Killing Them Softly
15. Prometheus
16. In Darkness
17. Looper
18. The Hunger Games
19. Paranorman
20. Frankenweenie

There you go.

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I really wish I could go down to see Privates

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RE: Annual Poll - Forums Top 10 films of 2012 - 20/1/2013 8:28:34 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Deviation

So, I did not find A Separation, I hate this poll.



It was in last years list


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RE: Annual Poll - Forums Top 10 films of 2012 - 23/1/2013 9:24:20 PM   
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1. Killing Them Softly
2. The Descendants
3. Excision
4. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
5. The Dark Knight Rises
6. Keyhole
7. The Avengers
8. Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie
9. Indie Game: The Movie


1. Killing Them Softly
2. The Descendants
3. Excision
4. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
5. The Dark Knight Rises
6. Silver Linings Playbook
7. Keyhole
8. The Avengers
9. Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie
10. Indie Game: The Movie

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RE: Annual Poll - Forums Top 10 films of 2012 - 24/1/2013 7:50:47 PM   
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Just remind me when is the deadline for this?

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RE: Annual Poll - Forums Top 10 films of 2012 - 24/1/2013 8:30:02 PM   
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End of this month.

About Elly is due out Monday


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RE: Annual Poll - Forums Top 10 films of 2012 - 24/1/2013 8:39:26 PM   
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Thanks. Think about Elly would be in my top twenty some where.

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RE: Annual Poll - Forums Top 10 films of 2012 - 24/1/2013 10:39:51 PM   
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01. Moonrise Kingdom
02. Beasts of the Southern Wild
03. Safety Not Guaranteed
04. The Muppets
05. Take This Waltz
06. Seven Psychopaths
07. Avengers Assemble
08. Frankenweenie
09. The Cabin in the Woods
10. Brave
11. The Raid: Redemption
12. Dredd
13. The Dark Knight Rises
14. Skyfall
15. Hunger Games
16. The Pirates! In an Adventure With Scientists
17. Grabbers
18. The Hobbit
19. 21 Jump Street
20. ParaNorman
21. Lawless
22. The Amazing Spider-Man
23. Madagascar 3
24. Lockout
25. Dragon Eyes


01. Moonrise Kingdom
02. Silver Linings Playbook
03. Beasts of the Southern Wild
04. Safety Not Guaranteed
05. The Muppets
06. Take This Waltz
07. Seven Psychopaths
08. Avengers Assemble
09. Frankenweenie
10. The Cabin in the Woods
11. Brave
12. Martha Marcy May Marlene
13. The Raid: Redemption
14. Dredd
15. The Dark Knight Rises
16. Skyfall
17. Hunger Games
18. The Pirates! In an Adventure With Scientists
19. Grabbers
20. The Hobbit
21. 21 Jump Street
22. ParaNorman
23. Lawless
24. The Amazing Spider-Man
25. Madagascar 3


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RE: Annual Poll - Forums Top 10 films of 2012 - 24/1/2013 10:44:44 PM   
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Wow. You really liked Brave.

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RE: Annual Poll - Forums Top 10 films of 2012 - 24/1/2013 10:56:26 PM   
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Wow. You really liked Brave.


I did according to my list for 2012. I thought I'd scored it 4 stars but apparently I gave it 4.5 (it's the last 4.5 in the list with MMMM being the first of the 4 star films). I'm probably going to reshuffle the list by the deadline though because I watched both Brave and Martha Marcy... today and, well, there's no way in hell Brave is a better film than MMMM.

That being said though it would only drop one position anyway. I think it's a cracking film. Not up there with Pixar's best but it's easily 2nd tier, putting it alongside the likes of Ratatouille and Monsters Inc for me.

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RE: Annual Poll - Forums Top 10 films of 2012 - 24/1/2013 11:03:30 PM   
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I quite like Brave, but yeah, no way above MMMM. Although I do hate calling it MMMM, always makes me start singing the Crash Test Dummies.

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RE: Annual Poll - Forums Top 10 films of 2012 - 24/1/2013 11:04:46 PM   
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I posted before I saw your edit, it's interesting the way the tiers work differently with Pixar for everyone. Monsters would be top tier for me, just below Wall-E and Up. Sign of a strong studio, I think.

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RE: Annual Poll - Forums Top 10 films of 2012 - 24/1/2013 11:05:17 PM   
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I quite like Brave, but yeah, no way above MMMM. Although I do hate calling it MMMM, always makes me start singing the Crash Test Dummies.


Once, there was this kid who...

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RE: Annual Poll - Forums Top 10 films of 2012 - 24/1/2013 11:08:34 PM   
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I posted before I saw your edit, it's interesting the way the tiers work differently with Pixar for everyone. Monsters would be top tier for me, just below Wall-E and Up. Sign of a strong studio, I think.


Indeed. For me they've got three tiers with the third containing The Incredibles and Cars 2. I think top tier would have Wall-E, the three Toy Story's, Finding Nemo and probably Up. Everything else goes into the 2nd tier. There's not another studio that comes to my mind that has a 2nd tier of work that strong (I really like Cars and A Bug's Life).

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RE: Annual Poll - Forums Top 10 films of 2012 - 24/1/2013 11:17:10 PM   
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I posted before I saw your edit, it's interesting the way the tiers work differently with Pixar for everyone. Monsters would be top tier for me, just below Wall-E and Up. Sign of a strong studio, I think.


Indeed. For me they've got three tiers with the third containing The Incredibles and Cars 2. I think top tier would have Wall-E, the three Toy Story's, Finding Nemo and probably Up. Everything else goes into the 2nd tier. There's not another studio that comes to my mind that has a 2nd tier of work that strong (I really like Cars and A Bug's Life).


I'd say Ghibli, but everything is top tier with them.

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RE: Annual Poll - Forums Top 10 films of 2012 - 24/1/2013 11:31:19 PM   
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1. Killing Them Softly
2. The Descendants
3. Excision
4. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
5. The Dark Knight Rises
6. Silver Linings Playbook
7. Keyhole
8. The Avengers
9. Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie
10. Indie Game: The Movie


1. Killer Joe
2. Killing Them Softly
3. The Descendants
4. Excision
5. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
6. Safety Not Guaranteed
7. The Dark Knight Rises
8. Silver Linings Playbook
9. Keyhole
10. The Avengers

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RE: Annual Poll - Forums Top 10 films of 2012 - 25/1/2013 10:06:49 AM   
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I didn't like it that much, particularly Wilson whose sole joke was I'm FAT!!!!!! and then some kind of singing that was more a shouty thing and very unimpressive. But then, fat is the go-to joke nowadays I suppose.

It's what it felt like. Look - fat girl in pool with blokes. Look - fat girl throws herself about to look ridiculous BUT it's cool because she's the one doing it. Look - fat girls calls herself names and references others wrt to that. She kind of made me cringe - one of those fat kids at school that gets desperately funny because they feel it's how to join in. Very sad.

'course if that had been part of the narrative it might have been interesting.


I finally watched the film, and I'd have to disagree completely with that. The defining character trait isn't that she's fat, it's that she's completely unrestrained, the character who says what she thinks others will be thinking. I didn't see many jokes at all based about her weight, just her willingness to be outspoken. Even calling herself Fat Amy isn't making a joke based on her weight, it's based on her acknowledgement that there will be people (Especially in that environment) who will think of her only in that sense. I mean the fat girl in pool thing, that's not even a joke in the film. It's a quick shot of what she's doing when the band is put back together. You're not meant to laugh at her then, it's just her being comfortable with herself, there's not even an attempt at a joke in that scene. If she had been turned into a crying on the inside character I think it would have been awful, a complete betrayal of the character.

The most objectionable part of Pitch Perfect was the high regard it held for the fucking Breakfast Club.

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