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Old 05-15-08, 09:02 PM
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Originally Posted by johnnysd
Are you serious? I think that last is terrific for movies. And Star Trk II is arguably the best genre/sci-fi movie ever made.
I love Star Trek II, but I feel that year also gave us Blade Runner, The Road Warrior and The Thing which all are superior genre films -- and most would agree with me on that.

This year is shaping up to be pretty bad. The only films I have liked so far have mostly all been genre films (The Signal, Cloverfield, Doomsday, Speed Racer, and Iron Man).

But whoever said 2002, they might be on the money. Looking at the top 100 money makers that year, these are the only ones I liked:

Spider-man
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Catch Me If You Can
Minority Report
The Bourne Identity
Panic Room
Road to Perdition
Jackass: The Movie
About a Boy
Orange County
Undercover Brother

You know a year is complete shit when someone states that Jackass, Orange County and Undercover Brother are three of the highlights of that year.

On a sidenote, it did give us the remake of Solaris which may be one of the most underrated films of the decade.
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2001. Only movies I can really admit loving:

The Royal Tenenbaums
Mulholland Dr.
Memento
Training Day
Wet Hot American Summer
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Originally Posted by Seantn
http://www.aintitcool.com/node/1631

Here ya go

It's really long, so here's a few snippets...

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The first time I cried in the film was when Billy Bob Thornton says, "For the last twenty years the U.S. Government has wondered why to fund us, let's give them an answer today." (or something real close to that) That got me because it was such a sad statement on the situation. That this asteroid was coming to take us all, and it's because we weren't funding the searches, because we weren't looking to the skies, but to our own petty problems here on earth, too preoccupied with blowjobs in corner offices than to look into the sky and see that it was falling.

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The performances in the film capture me, each and everyone of them. Like OUT OF SIGHT was for the crime lovestory, this is for the action/adventure/sci-fi/love story. The dialogue I felt was snappy and sharp, the score was perfect. Trevor Rabin gave these men, these simple men that could never put a sunset into words, and he gave them a soul, he gave them the nobility they didn't know they had themselves.

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I can't understand not loving this film, it's just not in me to grasp it.

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I'll see the film again on Wednesday, I'll stand in line for hours, I'll take my sister and I'll see her tremble and cry, a reflection of myself and many others. Not everyone will love it, but for those of us that do, don't doubt the motivations, it's not because we're paid, it's not because we went to DisneyWorld, it's because we loved the movie. And it's because of that that I won't talk of the Aerosmith concerts or my brushes with the famous, that's not what you'll get for your $8, and it won't be what I get for my $8 bucks either. But the comments I made for this movie are whole and real.

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That's some embarrassing cringe-worthy shit right there.

Thanks for the link Seantn.
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I thought 2000 was weak, at least relative to other years. In addition to crap (IMHO) like Charlie's Angels, Mission to Mars, Me, Myself, and Irene, Coyote Ugly, and Disney's The Kid, even some of the ones that are well-liked I found overrated (Gladiator, Almost Famous, and Unbreakable which I did not care for at all). The blockbusters like Mission: Impossible 2 and The Perfect Storm weren't that good, and I wasn't too crazy about X-Men. The only ones I can think of that really stood out were Traffic, Requiem for a Dream, and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.

I realize that box office is no indicator of quality, but The Grinch was the top grosser that year, for Christ's sake.
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Originally Posted by johnnysd
. And Star Trk II is arguably the best genre/sci-fi movie ever made.
It's up there, I wouldn't call it the best though. It is certainly better than Star Trek V: The Final Frontier(s), though.
Old 05-16-08, 12:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Drexl
I thought 2000 was weak.
Wow. You're right looking at this.

It's kind of a surprise that year brought me two of my favorite films of all time (Almost Famous and Battle Royale).
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1952 sucked pretty bad.

The only standouts that year, IMO:

Singin in the Rain
Ikiru
Othello (w/ Orson Welles)
Pat and Mike
High Noon
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Originally Posted by Shannon Nutt
1992 was a pretty lousy year for movies. Even the 5 Best Picture nominees were only so-so flicks:

Unforgiven
Scent of a Woman
A Few Good Men
The Crying Game
Howard's End


The top 5 box-office draws (domestic) weren't much to rave about either:

Aladdin
Home Alone 2
Batman Returns
Lethal Weapon 3
A Few Good Men
I can't imagine any other nominee list/top 5 combo surpassing this one as worst ever.

I haven't looked at the other movies for that year yet, but 1992 wins my vote so far.
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Originally Posted by johnnysd
Are you serious? I think that last is terrific for movies. And Star Trk II is arguably the best genre/sci-fi movie ever made.
I like Star Trek II. But that it is a good movie was only a happy accident. It's a sequel to a movie based on a 1960s television show. Imagine what your reaction would be if a studio were to announce "Lost In Space II". Then imagine that it was one one of the best movies of 2009. What would that say about the maturity and creativity displayed in that year's slate of movies?
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Originally Posted by printerati
Flame me all you want, but Close Encounters might be the only good thing to come out of 1977.
SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, SMOKEY & THE BANDIT, STAR WARS, SPY WHO LOVED ME, THE DEEP just to name few Mega-blockbuster movies.
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1987 had three classic misfires:

Superman IV, Jaws the Revenge, and Ishtar
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Originally Posted by Matthew Chmiel
I love Star Trek II, but I feel that year also gave us Blade Runner, The Road Warrior and The Thing which all are superior genre films -- and most would agree with me on that.

This year is shaping up to be pretty bad. The only films I have liked so far have mostly all been genre films (The Signal, Cloverfield, Doomsday, Speed Racer, and Iron Man).

But whoever said 2002, they might be on the money. Looking at the top 100 money makers that year, these are the only ones I liked:

Spider-man
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Catch Me If You Can
Minority Report
The Bourne Identity
Panic Room
Road to Perdition
Jackass: The Movie
About a Boy
Orange County
Undercover Brother

You know a year is complete shit when someone states that Jackass, Orange County and Undercover Brother are three of the highlights of that year.

On a sidenote, it did give us the remake of Solaris which may be one of the most underrated films of the decade.
2002?

Adaptation
The 25th Hour
City of God
In America
The Pianist
Punch Drunk Love

I'm starting look at 2006 as a bad year. Yeah, it had Casino Royale, Children of Men, The Departed, Pan's Labyrinth and United 93 but not much else.
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^2006 also had the Fountain, Borat, The Proposition (technically a 2005 release but it came out in the US in '06), A Scanner Darkly, Fast Food Nation, The Prestge, The Panted Veil, Down in the Valley, The Illusionst, Inside Man, V for Vendetta (!!!!) and my No. 1 flm of the year, Perfume: The Story of a murderer.
I think 2006 was a very strong year personally.
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Originally Posted by chris_sc77
^2006 also had the Fountain, Borat, The Proposition (technically a 2005 release but it came out in the US in '06), A Scanner Darkly, Fast Food Nation, The Prestge, The Panted Veil, Down in the Valley, The Illusionst, Inside Man, V for Vendetta (!!!!) and my No. 1 flm of the year, Perfume: The Story of a murderer.
I think 2006 was a very strong year personally.
Yeah, that's true I liked a lot of those films but not enough for it to standout. I'm agreeing with 1992. That one looks pretty bad.

Edit -> Checked '92 my favs from that year have to be Hard Boiled, Reservoir Dogs and Malcolm X. That's about all.

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