Ten Best Films of 2006

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Postby Hollywood Z » Fri Aug 13, 2010 8:35 pm

1. The Departed
2. United 93
3. Children of Men
4. Pan's Labyrinth
5. Casino Royale
6. Letters from Iwo Jima
7. Little Children
8. Borat! Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
9. The Queen
10. The Illusionist
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Postby rudeboy » Fri Apr 09, 2010 4:18 pm

1. Letters from Iwo Jima (Clint Eastwood)
2. Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (Larry Charles)
3. The Departed (Martin Scorsese)
4. Half Nelson (Ryan Fleck)
5. Volver (Pedro Almodovar)
6. Pan’s Labyrinth (Guillermo del Toro)
7. The Queen (Stephen Frears)
8. Brick (Rian Johnson)
9. This is England (Shane Meadows)
10. Children of Men (Alfonso Cuaron)

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Postby Big Magilla » Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:40 am

Very funny.

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Postby Bog » Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:22 am

Big Magilla wrote:Ten Best Films of 2006

Children of Men (Alfonso Cuaron)
Pan's Labyrinth (Guillermo Del Toro)
The Departed (Martin Scorsese)
The Queen (Stephen Frears)
The Lives of Others (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck)
Flags of Our Fathers/Letters From Iwo Jima (Clint Eastwood)
Litle Miss Sunshine (Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris)
Notes on a Scandal (Richard Eyre)
Little Children (Todd Field)
Dreamgirls (Bill Condon)

I felt I had seen this list somewhere before...then I recalled it was January 20, 2007, and its 46 Oscar nominations...

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Postby Big Magilla » Sat Feb 13, 2010 7:33 pm

Ten Best Films of 2006

Children of Men (Alfonso Cuaron)
Pan's Labyrinth (Guillermo Del Toro)
The Departed (Martin Scorsese)
The Queen (Stephen Frears)
The Lives of Others (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck)
Flags of Our Fathers/Letters From Iwo Jima (Clint Eastwood)
Litle Miss Sunshine (Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris)
Notes on a Scandal (Richard Eyre)
Little Children (Todd Field)
Dreamgirls (Bill Condon)

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Postby Precious Doll » Sat Jun 03, 2006 5:24 am

I am not including films first released in the US this year that premeired in their country of origin prior to 2006.

No 4, 4.5 or 5 star films yet.....

3.5/5
The Hills Have Eyes (Alexandre Aja)
Neil Young: Heart of Gold (Jonathan Demme)
The Road to Guantanamo (Michael Winterbottom & Mat Whitecross)

3/5
American Dreamz (Paul Weitz)
V for Vendetta (James McTeigue)

2.5/5
The Benchwarmers (Dennis Dugan)
Failure to Launch (Tom Dey)
The Inside Man (Spike Lee)
Scary Movie 4 (David Zucker)

2/5
Big Momma’s House 2 (John Whitesell)
Date Movie (Jason Friedberg & Aaron Seltzer)
The King (James Marsh)
Last Holiday (Wayne Wang)
The Pink Panther (Shawn Levy)
Poseidon (Wolfgang Petersen)
RV (Barry Sonnenfeld)
Slither (James Gunn)
Tristan and Isolde (Kevin Reynolds)
Underworld 2: Evolution (Len Wiseman)

1.5/5
The Da Vinci Code (Ron Howard)
Firewall (Richard Loncraine)
Hostel (Ali Roth)
When a Stranger Calls (Simon West)

1/5
Basic Instinct 2 (Michael Caton-Jones)
Eight Below (Frank Marshall)
Imagine Me and You (Ol Parker)
X-Men 3: Last Stand (Brett Ratner)

½/5
Mission Impossible 3 (J J Abrams)
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Postby Sabin » Mon May 29, 2006 4:01 pm

As long as I'm stopping by...

- some quick notes: 'Brick' holds up marvelously on a second viewing and it's the kind of movie I just dig; 'L'Enfant' I prefered to 'The Son' but it's no 'La Promesse'; 'Slither' is just utterly delightful; I haven't liked Harvest in a few years now, but Demme's visual direction of Young feels like a glorious sermon, especially in his performance of Old Man; 'Inside Man' is a good time; 'Art School Confidential' is a massive bummer, like retread, a misanthrope wearing a humanist's clothing or the other way around, and either way as a fan of everything Zwigoff's done thus far...whoo! What a stinker; and even though it's nothing special, 'M:I-3' is going to look a helluva lot stronger as the summer goes on.

***1/2
1. Brick
2. L'Enfant
3. Slither (this one is F-U-N)
4. Neil Young: Heart of Gold

***
5. Inside Man

**1/2
6. Thank You for Smoking
7. Mission: Impossible - 3

**
8. X3: The Last Stand
9. Art School Confidential

*1/2
10. The Da Vinci Code

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11. Nightwatch




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Postby Penelope » Sun May 28, 2006 1:12 am

Here's what I've got thus far. I think I enjoyed X-Men 3 a great deal more than Sabin (it's better than the first one, on par with the second one); the nice, if certainly not perfect, surprise is the Amanda Bynes teen comedy She's The Man, an update of Twelth Night.

1. V for Vendetta -- ***
2. Inside Man -- ***
3. Something New -- ***
4. X-Men: The Last Stand -- ***
5. She’s The Man -- ** ½
6. Thank You For Smoking -- ** ½
7. Eight Below -- ** ½
8. The DaVinci Code -- ** ½
9. Failure to Launch -- **
10. Poseidon -- **
11. Stick It -- * ½
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Postby Sonic Youth » Sat May 27, 2006 7:25 pm

Hi, guys. I'm going to have very limited access for the next month or so. Whenever I'm able to wrestle a laptop from a passing old lady, I only a few minutes to use it before the cops chase me. I must post wisely.

I've seen only four movies this year, and I missed United 93 entirely. And I liked the major studio action thrillers more than the adult films, egad. As I said before, I really dug V for Vendetta, and to my shock and horror, Mission Impossible 3 was a lot more engaging than the first two. Inside Man is decent if you don't think about it too hard afterwards. And Thank You for Smoking is crap, but Rob Lowe - yeah, that Rob Lowe! - gives a smashing comic performance. Blows that ham Aaron Eckhart off the screen.

Soo....

1. V for Vendetta
2. Mission Impossible 3
3. Inside Man
4. Thank You for Smoking


Pretty depressing, inn'it?
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Postby The Original BJ » Sat Mar 25, 2006 12:28 am

I don't think I even posted all the way through 2005, although by the end of the year, awards season sort of took over and . . .

I'm hoping 2006 is a much better year than 2005, but this start ain't so great . . .

****

***1/2
Art School Confidential
Friends With Money
United 93 (it's probably more like ***, but the box office has me feeling generous)

***
C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America
Water

**1/2
Sophie Scholl: The Final Days

**
Manderlay
Thank You for Smoking
Tsotsi
V for Vendetta

*1/2

*

1/2

ZERO

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Postby OscarGuy » Fri Mar 24, 2006 5:47 pm

****

*** 1/2
V for Vendetta

***

** 1/2
The Pink Panther

**

* 1/2

*
Doogal

1/2 *

0

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Postby Eric » Fri Mar 24, 2006 2:11 pm

Well, I've got eight down. 92 to go.

[color=blue]**** (PRO)


***½ (PRO)
Dave Chappelle's Block Party (Michel Gondry)

*** (pro)

**½ (pro)
The Ister (David Barison & Daniel Ross)

** (mixed)
V for Vendetta (James McTeigue)

*½ (mixed into con)

* (con)
L'Enfant (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne) -- never suspected this would be the Palme d'Or winner that rubbed me all wrong...
Thank You for Smoking (Jason Reitman)
That Man: Peter Berlin (Jim Tushinski)
Hostel (Eli Roth)

½ (CON)
A Good Woman (Mike Barker)

Zero (CON)[/color]

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Postby criddic3 » Thu Mar 23, 2006 11:35 pm

* * * *

* * * ½

* * *

* * ½
V for Vendetta

* ½

*

NO STARS


Total: 1
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Postby Sonic Youth » Mon Feb 27, 2006 12:49 am

Sorry I took so long to start this, guys. I usually put up the thread in mid-February when I've seen one or two 2006 releases. But it's almost March and I still haven't seen any yet. No reason to delay this any longer. Start compiling now! And may this be a great year for everyone.
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