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Old 12-24-08, 07:43 PM
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AFI Best 10 Movies of 2008

AFI AWARDS 2008


AFI MOVIES OF THE YEAR-OFFICIAL SELECTIONS

THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON

THE DARK KNIGHT

FROST/NIXON

FROZEN RIVER

GRAN TORINO

IRON MAN

MILK

WALL•E

WENDY AND LUCY

THE WRESTLER

Gran Torino's inclusion is a surprise!
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They played it safe and listed them alphabetically.
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Love Dark Knight and looking forward to Torino.

Iron Man, though? Movie of the YEAR? I love the movie, but don't think it's an awards-type flick.
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt
They played it safe and listed them alphabetically.
They always do that - a list of the 10 movies that they thought were best, but unranked within the group.

http://www.afi.com/tvevents/afiawards

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Nice to see the easy-to-overlook Frozen River continue to get some attention. By all accounts, Melissa Leo deserves some awards season love but she will almost certainly not get much, partially because this film came and went many months ago.
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Can't believe Snow angels isn't on the list but Frost/Nixon, Wall-e, and Iron Man are on it.
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Originally Posted by DarkestPhoenix
Love Dark Knight and looking forward to Torino.

Iron Man, though? Movie of the YEAR? I love the movie, but don't think it's an awards-type flick.
The AFI is great in that it's an organisation that will gladly list films that aren't really awards fare, if they really think they're the best films of the year. Knocked Up, for example, made the cut last year.
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I'm glad to see Iron Man get a nod. It deserves it.
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Originally Posted by chris_sc77
Can't believe Snow angels isn't on the list but Frost/Nixon, Wall-e, and Iron Man are on it.
Technically... Snow Angels (2007)
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Iron Man is the better movie overall. But Dark Night has one of best actings in any movie this year.
But again, thinking about the better movie overall there are at least a couple of movies better than both of them this year.
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i'm going to ignore any list that does not include SHOTGUN STORIES.
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The fact that "Wendy and Lucy" and "Gran Torino" are on it make it irrelevant to me.

They forgot "In Bruges" but it's OK, like I said they're irrelevant.
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Originally Posted by LickTheABCs
They forgot "In Bruges" but it's OK, like I said they're irrelevant.
Um, it's the AFI. AMERICAN Film Institute.
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Originally Posted by LickTheABCs
They forgot "In Bruges" but it's OK, like I said they're irrelevant.
Yeah, those fuckers forgot Slumdog Millionaire too!
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Originally Posted by LickTheABCs
They forgot "In Bruges" but it's OK, like I said they're irrelevant.
I know!! Also, where the FUCK is Le Voyage du Ballon Rouge?!?!?!?!!
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Re: AFI Best 10 Movies of 2008

I don't know how Slumdog Millionaire wan not listed its great. So was In Bruges. I'd remove Iron man anf Wall E from that list and put them in.
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Re: AFI Best 10 Movies of 2008

It's a predictable list, pretty much like everything the AFI has done over the past 20 or so years.
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Re: AFI Best 10 Movies of 2008

Originally Posted by Ash Ketchum
It's a predictable list, pretty much like everything the AFI has done over the past 20 or so years.

I agree totally, plus it just goes to show you how bad things have got when they include 3 big budget kid's movies among the best 10 films of 2008.
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Re: AFI Best 10 Movies of 2008

Originally Posted by Ronnie Dobbs
I don't know how Slumdog Millionaire wan not listed its great. So was In Bruges. I'd remove Iron man anf Wall E from that list and put them in.
You bump a 3 month old thread to bring up 2 movies that didn't make the list that aren't even eligible?

Both Slumdog and In Bruges are terrific and would be in my top 5 for 2008. Both are also not American films, making them ineligible for this list.
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Re: AFI Best 10 Movies of 2008

Don't you love how people don't understand what an AMERICAN Film Institute might list as AMERICAN? ...*sigh*
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Re: AFI Best 10 Movies of 2008

To be fair, just because its the American Film Institute doesn't mean they just have to list American films. It could just as easily mean that it is based in America with all American members and they could be rating any film released in America.
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Re: AFI Best 10 Movies of 2008

Originally Posted by chris_sc77
Can't believe Snow angels isn't on the list but Frost/Nixon, Wall-e, and Iron Man are on it.

That's because ANYONE (yes, even you!) can become a voting member of AFI. It's a popularity contest with some editorial control to make sure mass voting for THE LOVE GURU doesn't embarass them.

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Re: AFI Best 10 Movies of 2008

American or not, AFI got it right.
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Re: AFI Best 10 Movies of 2008

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AFI AWARDS 2008


AFI MOVIES OF THE YEAR-OFFICIAL SELECTIONS

THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON

THE DARK KNIGHT

FROST/NIXON

FROZEN RIVER

GRAN TORINO

IRON MAN

MILK

WALL•E

WENDY AND LUCY

THE WRESTLER

Gran Torino's inclusion is a surprise!
Any list with Benjamin Button on it as Best Movie of any year, is seriously lacking.
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Re: AFI Best 10 Movies of 2008

It's in alphabetical order.

Does anyone read the replies before posting?

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