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Old 12-21-05, 03:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Perkinsun Dzees
I thought "Crash" was purdy good myself, but then I like most Cronenberg movies. But still, wouldn't "A History of Violence" have been a more suitable choice. I mean, "Crash" is how old? Still, I gotta give Ebert props for going out on a limb with this one.
Very clever.
Old 12-26-05, 11:11 AM
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Anyone know Roeper's Top Ten list or any other mainsteam critic?
Old 12-26-05, 11:53 AM
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Originally Posted by movieking
Anyone know Roeper's Top Ten list or any other mainsteam critic?
The Top 10 of 2005 episode is this weekend.

I've seen "King Kong" and would like to see "Millions" soon. "Munich" and "Syriana" are one's I'd like to see eventually. The rest... not my cup of tea.

However, Mr. Ebert's list is his opinion, take it as you will (and some of you have taken it a bit too far ).

I wonder what Roeper's Top 10 of 2005 is going to be?
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Originally Posted by movieking
Anyone know Roeper's Top Ten list or any other mainsteam critic?
Richard Roeper (Chicago Sun-Times)
01. Syriana
02. The New World
03. Crash
04. Munich
05. Nine Lives
06. Capote
07. Brokeback Mountain
08. A History of Violence
09. Walk the Line
10. The 40-Year-Old Virgin

and the rest... http://www.criticstop10.net/
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I'll never understand why some people get their panties so tightly knit in a wad any time Ebert says anything they don't agree with. "HE GAVE TWO STARS TO GLADIATOR? HE'S LOST IT!!!" etc. etc.

He's just one man with his own opinions, people... sheesh...
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Originally Posted by slop101
I'm gonna come out and say that Crash was an absolute pile of shit, and that I thought Ebert would've been too smart to get suckered in by it... I guess not.

This guy says it best:

Crash is filled with smug Afterschool Special nonsense. One should not walk out of a movie about racial tolerance with an overwhelming urge to commit genocide, but I left my screening of Crash just about ready to end all of humanity.

What makes Crash most insidious is that it’s well made and well acted. It fools you into thinking that it’s worth a damn, but it’s really a wholesale rip-off of Magnolia soldered onto a Very Special Episode of Diff’rent Strokes. At least in Magnolia the coincidences that brought the characters together were part of the point of the movie – here they’re just a distracting series of plot contrivances engineered by a writer/director so full of himself that there’s no room left for dessert. Characters don’t behave like people or even stereotypes – they simply move across the screen like chess pawns, doing whatever the simplistic themes of the film require.

I call foul on every critic who fell for this film. I call foul on people like Roger Ebert, who have put it at the top of their ten best lists for the year. I call foul on any group that gives this film an award. This is a false movie. This is a movie made up only of manipulation and simplicity, a movie designed to pat you on the head and never truly challenge you with a new or original thought or concept. It’s the White Man’s guilt movie of the year, assuring us that everybody is just as bad as we are, and then giving us a greasy prostate massage of utter falsity. The fact that America’s movie theaters weren’t burned to the ground during the scene when the Saintly Hispanic daughter of the Saintly and Misunderstood Hispanic locksmith was “shot” proves only that the movie-going public is corrupt and depraved.
COMPLETELY agree, and this is worth bumping.
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Posted on the eighth of this month on ebert's site: In defense of the year's 'worst movie'
Old 01-10-06, 04:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Mopower
Wow besides Munich and King Kong it's a bunch of movies I wouldn't watch. And more than likely my local theater wouldn't even show.
Why wouldn't you watch them?
Reading through this thread...I'd still like to see a response to this. So, bump.

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Worst of '05 (Ebert):

10. Fantastic 4
9. Elektra
8. Undead
7. Constantine
6. Doom
5. Son of the Mask
3. Dirty Love
2. Dukes of Hazzard
1. Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo
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hey I liked D.E.B.S - I thought it was goofy fun kind of flick.
Old 01-13-06, 11:12 PM
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7. Nine Lives
I'm really looking forward to seeing this. Garcia isn't the best writer, but he's arguably the best director working in television, and I'm eager to see his latest anthology film. I just wish it would have hit a couple more screens so I didn't have to wait for the DVD.

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I totally agree with Deuce Bigalow as worst of the year. I enjoyed the first movie as a cheesy guilty pleasure, but this one was just horrendous.

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