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Postby Cinemanolis » Sun Oct 12, 2008 4:50 am

5*
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4 ½
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4*
Chansons D’Amour
In Bruges
The Visitor

3 ½ *
Edge of Love
Hallam Foe
I’ve Loved You for So Long

3 *
Alexandra
Brideshead Revisited
Cassandra’s Dream
Dark Knight
Edge of Heaven
Graine et Le Mullet
Happy Go Lucky
Mamma Mia
Tell No One
Wall-e
Witnesses

2 ½ *
The Band's Visit
Climates
The Girl In the Park
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Iron Man
My Blueberry Nights
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
The Other Boleyn Girl
Stop Loss
the Trap

2**

And When Did You Last See Your Father?
Be Kind Rewind
Charlie Bartlett
Fireflies In the Garden
Funny Games U.S
I Could Never Be Your Woman
Leatherheads
Sex and the City
Savage Grace
Then She Found Me
Two Days In Paris
You, the Living

1 ½ *
Bonneville
Cloverfield

1*
Before the Rains
Maid of Honor
Son of Rambow
Wanted

½
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Postby rain Bard » Sun Oct 12, 2008 3:14 am

Haven't done this here in years, but what the heck. feature-length films only, scores tentative, eligibility haphazard (basically, if
I saw it this year, even at a festival, and I don't believe I could have last year or earlier, it's listed):

****:

Baghead

***+:

Secret Sunshine
Eat, For This is My Body
Momma's Man
Flight of the Red Balloon
Derek
Be Kind Rewind
Ballast
the Secret of the Grain
Man on Wire
the Edge of Heaven

***:

My Winnipeg
the Women of Brukman
Nerakhoon
U2-3D
Happy-Go-Lucky
Dong
4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days
a Gentle Breeze in the Village

**+:

Timecrimes
Still Life
Blue Eyelids
casting a glance
Around the Bay
Wall-E
the Romance of Astrea and Celadon
Burn After Reading
Paranormal Activity
the Unseeable
the Dark Knight
Seven Intellectuals in Bamboo Forest, Part 4
Paper Cannot Wrap Up Embers
Medicine For Melancholy
In the City of Sylvia

**:

Ashes of Time Redux
Happiness
You, the Living
Encounters at the End of the World
the Man From London
Funny Games
Tropic Thunder
Billy the Kid
Big Man Japan
In Bruges
Alone in Four Walls
Kung Fu Panda
the Machine Girl
Iron Man

*+:

Recycle
fear(s) of the dark
the Happening
Downloading Nancy
a Girl Cut in Two
the Trap
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Reprise
Durakova: Village of Fools

*:

Choke
Wonderful Town
Be Like Others
Absurdistan
Finding Kraftland

+:

Huling Balyan Ng Buhi
10+4
American Teen
Half-Life
Yasukuni
Tokyo Loop

no possibility of star rating:

X-Files: I Want to Believe




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Postby OscarGuy » Sun Oct 12, 2008 12:46 am

Here's my list, FWIW (They are in alphabetical order under each star grouping, not in an order of preference).

****

Blindness

*** 1/2

Dark Knight
Iron Man
Wall-E

***

Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
Eagle Eye
Get Smart
Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Kung Fu Panda
Tropic Thunder

** 1/2

Cloverfield
Incredible Hulk
Speed Racer
Superhero Movie

**

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Meet the Spartans

* 1/2

Disaster Movie
Hancock

1/2 *

April Fool's Day
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Postby Penelope » Sun Oct 12, 2008 12:19 am

Mine's pretty slim as well:

****
None

***1/2
None

***
1. In Bruges
2. Iron Man
3. Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
4. Mamma Mia!
5. Tropic Thunder
6. Miss Pettigrew Lives For a Day
7. Burn After Reading
8. Definitely, Maybe

**1/2
9. Brideshead Revisted
10. The Duchess
11. Les Chansons d'Amour (Love Songs)

**
12. Hamlet 2
13. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
14. The Women
15. The House Bunny
16. The Dark Knight

*1/2
17. Nights in Rodanthe

*
18. Vantage Point
19. Vicky Cristina Barcelona
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Postby Zahveed » Sat Oct 11, 2008 11:49 pm

I haven't seen many movies, for various reasons, so I'm not listing them as a top ten.


****
The Dark Knight
Wall-E

***1/2
Tropic Thunder

***
Iron Man
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Charlie Bartlett
Kung Fu Panda
Be Kind Rewind

**1/2
The Incredible Hulk
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Cloverfield
Speed Racer

**
Hancock
Semi-pro
The Bank Job

*
The Happening
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Postby Eric » Sat Oct 11, 2008 8:29 pm

Really haven't seen much, but ...

**** / ***½
Nothing.

***
Flight of the Red Balloon (Hou Hsiao-hsien)
Viva (Anna Biller)
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (Cristian Mungiu)

**½
Razzle Dazzle: The Lost World (Ken Jacobs)
The Memory Thief (Gil Kofman)

**
Man On Wire (James Marsh)
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Steven Spielberg)
Burn After Reading (Joel & Ethan Coen)
The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan)


Smiley Face (Gregg Araki)
Choose Connor (Luke Eberl)
Vicky Cristina Barcelona (Woody Allen)

*
My Mexican Shivah (Alejandro Springall)
The Favor (Eva Aridjis)

½
Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild (Todd Stephens)


Nothing.




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Postby anonymous1980 » Sat Oct 11, 2008 2:01 pm

****
WALL-E (Andrew Stanton)
Milk (Gus Van Sant)
The Band's Visit (Eran Kolirin)

***½
Slumdog Millionaire (Danny Boyle)
The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan)
Reprise (Joaquim Trier)
Gran Torino (Clint Eastwood)
Rachel Getting Married (Jonathan Demme)
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (David Fincher)
Appaloosa (Ed Harris)
Hellboy 2: The Golden Army (Guillermo Del Toro)
Burn After Reading (Joel Coen/Ethan Coen)

***
Sparrow (Johnnie To)
Kung Fu Panda (Mark Osborne/John Stevenson)
Tropic Thunder (Ben Stiller)
Iron Man (Jon Favreau)
Changeling (Clint Eastwood)
Serbis (At Your Service) (Brilliante Mendoza)
Revolutionary Road (Sam Mendes)
The Spiderwick Chronicles (Mark S. Waters)

**½
Doubt (John Patrick Shanley)
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (Andrew Adamson)
Australia (Baz Luhrmann)
Vicky Cristina Barcelona (Woody Allen)
Bolt (Byron Howard/Chris Williams)
Quantum of Solace (Marc Forster)
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Steven Spielberg)
Cloverfield (Matt Reeves)
Horton Hears a Who (Jimmy Hayward/Steve Martino)

**
The Incredible Hulk (Louis Letterier)
Wanted (Timur Bakmemnatov)
The Reader (Stephen Daldry)
Speed Racer (Andy Wachowski/Larry Wachowski)
RocknRolla (Guy Ritchie)
Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D (Eric Brevig)


None yet

*
None yet

½
10,000 B.C. (Roland Emmerich)




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Postby Sabin » Sat Oct 11, 2008 1:27 pm

Sonic is gone, isn't he?

This year has been so insane I haven't made myself patron of the new Kimberly Pierce, Errol Morris, Ben Stiller, the first David Gordon Green, among others based on dissenting views; like that would've stopped me a year ago. I've only seen 26 pictures. I plan on remedying that this month. The most recent addition is 'Chop Shop'. I've yet to see Bahrani's 'Man Push Cart' but that's at the top of my To See list. Just when I think I've outgrown De Sica's neorealism, this film comes along.

Will be astonished if my Top Two changes and kinda thrilled.

****
1. WALL*E (dir. Andrew Stanton)
2. Reprise (dir. Joachim Trier)
3. Chop Shop (dir. Ramin Bahrani)

***1/2
4. Paranoid Park (dir. Gus Van Sant)
5. The Dark Knight (dir. Christopher Nolan)
6. Burn After Reading (dir. Joel & Ethan Coen)
7. The Band's Visit (dir. Eran Kolirin)
8. Iron Man (dir. Jon Favreau)
9. In Bruges (dir. Martin McDonagh)

***
10. Shotgun Stories (dir. Jeff Nichols)
11. Son of Rambow (dir. Garth Jennings)
12. The Incredible Hulk (dir. Louis Leterrier) (more like ***1/2 for everything up to the big fight at the end, and then a rapid plummet)
13. Hellboy 2: The Golden Army (dir. Guillermo Del Toro)
14. Be Kind, Rewind (dir. Michel Gondry)

**1/2
15. Cloverfield (dir. Matt Reeves)
16. Roman de Gare (dir. Claude Lelouch)
17. Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (dir. Peter Sollett)
18. 21 (dir. Robert Luketic)
19. Hancock (dir. Peter Berg)

**
20. The Fall (dir. Tarsem)
21. My Blueberry Nights (dir. Wong Kar-wai)
22. Baby Mama (dir. Michael McCullens)

*1/2
23. Vicky Christina Barcelona (dir. Woody Allen)
24. Pineapple Express (dir. David Gordon Green)
25. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (dir. Steven Spielberg)

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