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Postby Sabin » Sat Apr 18, 2009 10:12 pm

1994 was an awesome year!

The year with (aside from five pretty awesome Best Picture nominees) Bullets Over Broadway, Ed Wood, Heavenly Creatures, Hoop Dreams, The Last Seduction, Natural Born Killers, Nobody's Fool, Red, Spanking the Monkey, and Speed?

...and if you want to get technical, Chungking Express, Exotica, & Wild Reeds, goddammit!
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Postby Big Magilla » Sat Apr 18, 2009 9:53 pm

--Sabin wrote:Would you say then, Magilla, that this is one of the best lineups in ages?

No, it wasn't a very good year. The last two times I agreed completely with Oscar's lineup, 1994 and 1984 before that, were also overall disappointing years. I think the Academy picked the best of very slim pickings.




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Postby Sabin » Sat Apr 18, 2009 9:47 pm

(BTW -

1. WALL*E (dir. Andrew Stanton)
2. Reprise (dir. Joachim Trier)
3. Let the Right One In (dir. Tomas Alfredson)
4. Synecdoche, New York (dir. Charlie Kaufman)
5. Chop Shop (dir. Ramin Bahrani)
6. Paranoid Park (dir. Gus Van Sant)
7. The Dark Knight (dir. Christopher Nolan)
8. Milk (dir. Gus Van Sant)
9. Happy-Go-Lucky (dir. Mike Leigh)
10. Burn After Reading (dir. Joel & Ethan Coen)

No.'s 9 & 10 are completely interchangeable with A Christmas Tale, Rachel Getting Married, and The Wrestler among others.)




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Postby Sabin » Sat Apr 18, 2009 9:09 pm

Would you say then, Magilla, that this is one of the best lineups in ages?
"If you are marching with white nationalists, you are by definition not a very nice person. If Malala Yousafzai had taken part in that rally, you'd have to say 'Okay, I guess Malala sucks now.'" ~ John Oliver

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Postby Big Magilla » Sat Apr 18, 2009 7:51 pm

Considering this is the first time since 1994 that I've agreed with all of Oscar's best picture choices I'm sure it won't be long before we have another falling out.

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Postby Bog » Sat Apr 18, 2009 7:07 pm

--Big Magilla wrote:I thought I already posted this, but...

Ten Best Films of 2008

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (David Fincher)
Slumdog Millionaire (Danny Boyle)
Milk (Gus Van Sant)
Doubt (John Patrick Shanley)
The Reader (Stephen Daldry)
Frost/Nixon (Ron Howard)

Memories....eager to post that again?

Oscar has come a long way for you since Crash's "upset" victory

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Postby Precious Doll » Sat Apr 18, 2009 5:17 pm

I haven't posted mine yet either.

1. My Winnipeg (Guy Maddin)
2. Il Divo (Paolo Sorrentino)
3. Wendy and Lucy (Kelly Reichardt)
4. Let’s Talk About the Rain (Agnes Jaoui)
5. Milk (Gus van Sant)
6. Chris and Don: A Love Story (Tina Mascara & Guido Santi)
7. Otto; or, Up with Dead People (Bruce LaBruce)
8. Battle for Haditha (Nick Broomfield)
9. Stranded: I’ve Come from a Plane That Crashed in the Mountain (Gonzalo Arijon)
10. Wrangler: Anatomy of an Icon (Jeffrey Schwarz)
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Postby Big Magilla » Sat Apr 18, 2009 1:28 pm

Ten Best Films of 2008

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (David Fincher)
Slumdog Millionaire (Danny Boyle)
Milk (Gus Van Sant)
Doubt (John Patrick Shanley)
The Reader (Stephen Daldry)
Frost/Nixon (Ron Howard)
WALL-E (Andrew Stanton)
Tell No One (Guillaume Canet)
The Wrestler (Darren Aronofsky)
The Visitor (Tom McCarthy)

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Postby Heksagon » Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:12 pm

I might as well post my own current list:


****

none yet

***½

none yet

***

1. Changeling
2. Gomorra
3. Slumdog Millionaire
4. Milk
5. The Counterfeiters

**½

6. Frost/Nixon
7. The Wrestler
8. Il divo

**

9. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
10. The Dark Knight
11. WALL-E
12. Revolutionary Road
13. Man on Wire
14. Defiance



15. Margot at the Wedding
16. Burn After Reading
17. Mongol
18. Tropic Thunder

*

19. In Bruges
20. Iron Man
21. Kung Fu Panda
22. The Reader
23. The Duchess
24. Frozen River

½

25. Paranoid Park
26. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

no stars

27. Be Kind Rewind

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Postby Sabin » Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:03 pm

I love it. It's so funny.
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Postby Zahveed » Fri Feb 06, 2009 3:25 pm

Sabin wrote:
ONE STAR BUT ALSO KINDA THE BEST MOVIE OF THE YEAR
53. The Happening (dir. M. Night Shyamalan)

Have we already discussed why this rates in such a way?

I'm intrigued, but I think it might be the worst movie in years and years.

'Cause it's funny. It's so incredibly funny. I mean, it deserves every Razzie in the book but it's such an incredibly entertaining disaster. I'm halfway tempted to put it on my Top Ten List.

It really does borderline on parody. It makes a better Disaster Movie than Disaster Movie probably did.
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Postby Sabin » Fri Feb 06, 2009 3:21 pm

ONE STAR BUT ALSO KINDA THE BEST MOVIE OF THE YEAR
53. The Happening (dir. M. Night Shyamalan)

Have we already discussed why this rates in such a way?

I'm intrigued, but I think it might be the worst movie in years and years.

'Cause it's funny. It's so incredibly funny. I mean, it deserves every Razzie in the book but it's such an incredibly entertaining disaster. I'm halfway tempted to put it on my Top Ten List.
"If you are marching with white nationalists, you are by definition not a very nice person. If Malala Yousafzai had taken part in that rally, you'd have to say 'Okay, I guess Malala sucks now.'" ~ John Oliver

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Postby Jim20 » Fri Feb 06, 2009 12:03 pm

1. The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan)
2. The Wrestler (Darren Aronofsky)
3. Rachel Getting Married (Jonathan Demme)
4. In Bruges (Martin McDonagh)
5. Slumdog Millionaire (Danny Boyle)
6. The Visitor (Thomas McCarthy)
7. Frost/Nixon (Ron Howard
8. Wall-E (Andrew Stanton)
9. Che (Steven Soderbergh)
10. Gran Torino (Clint Eastwood)

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Postby Bog » Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:26 am

Sabin wrote:ONE STAR BUT ALSO KINDA THE BEST MOVIE OF THE YEAR
53. The Happening (dir. M. Night Shyamalan)

Have we already discussed why this rates in such a way?

I'm intrigued, but I think it might be the worst movie in years and years

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Postby Sabin » Fri Feb 06, 2009 12:11 am

I wish I could stop drinking.
"If you are marching with white nationalists, you are by definition not a very nice person. If Malala Yousafzai had taken part in that rally, you'd have to say 'Okay, I guess Malala sucks now.'" ~ John Oliver


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