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Old 12-29-08, 06:39 PM
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1. Young @ Heart
2. Slumdog Millionaire

Burn After Reading
The Dark Knight
In Bruges
John Rambo
Let The Right One In
Rachel Getting Married
The Visitor
The Witnesses

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Still to see and may change the list: Doubt, The Wrestler, Hunger and Gomorra
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Old 12-30-08, 08:50 AM
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1. Young @ Heart
2. Slumdog Millionaire

Burn After Reading
The Dark Knight
In Bruges
John Rambo
Let The Right One In
Rachel Getting Married
The Visitor
The Witnesses

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Still to see and may change the list: Doubt, The Wrestler, Hunger and Gomorra
wasn't that a great doc! have you seen them "live"? I missed the movie theatrically, but saw the group live in October (fun, fun, fun) and just recently rented the movie from Netflix.
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wasn't that a great doc! have you seen them "live"? I missed the movie theatrically, but saw the group live in October (fun, fun, fun) and just recently rented the movie from Netflix.
A great documentary. Took me by surprise. I really wasn't expecting it to be that deep. I cried about three times.

I haven't seen them live, but that would be awesome no doubt. Glad you got to experience it!
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Old 12-30-08, 04:48 PM
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Excluding docs, because that makes this shit even harder:

EDIT: I'll just rank all my movies, but unlike Donnacha, won't use those lovely images. The top 15 were the films that affected me the most, although much of the next set of films were really good as well.

1. Slumdog Millionaire
2. The Dark Knight
3. The Wrestler
4. Rachel Getting Married
5. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
6. Wall*E
7. Synecdoche, New York
8. Happy-Go-Lucky
9. Let the Right One In
10. Frozen River
11. In Bruges (FSM and Z&M were funnier, but this was so pitch-black and off the wall that it stuck with me)
12. Revolutionary Road
13. Chop Shop
14. Milk
15. Zack & Miri Make a Porno (funniest film of the decade to me, even if the elements don't tie in as well as they do for FSM and In Bruges)

16. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
17. Frost/Nixon
18. The Fall
19. The Band’s Visit
20. Wendy & Lucy
21. Iron Man
22. Hellboy II: The Golden Army
23. Burn After Reading
24. Gran Torino
25. Shotgun Stories

26. Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist
27. Tropic Thunder
28. W.
29. The Duchess
30. Rambo
31. Role Models
32. Ghost Town
33. Pineapple Express
34. RocknRolla
35. Body of Lies

36. Flash of Genius
37. Charlie Bartlett
38. Miracle at St. Anna
39. How to Lose Friends and Alienate Peole
40. Eagle Eye
41. Lakeview Terrace
42. Quantum of Solace
43. Be Kind Rewind
44. War, Inc.
45. Soul Men

46. Beverly Hills Chihuahua
47. Semi Pro
48. Cloverfield
49. The Other Boleyn Girl
50. Blindness
51. Righteous Kill
52. Max Payne
53. Twilight
54. Wanted
55. My Best Friend’s Girl

56. Australia
57. Star Wars: The Clone Wars
58. Speed Racer
59. College
60. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skill
61. Babylon A.D.
62. An American Carol
63. Fireproof
64. The Happening

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Old 12-30-08, 05:48 PM
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Best Films of 2008 - in no order
Iron Man
Wall-E
Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead
Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Gemmorrah (Italy)
You, the Living (Sweden)
Vier Minuten (Germany)
Kung Fu Panda
Lust, Caution (China)
Mad Detective (Hong Kong)
Water Lilies (Belgium)
Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Juno
Gone Baby Gone
Il Divo (Italy)
Helllboy II: Golden Army
Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Maria Larssons eviga ögonblick (Sweden)
My Brother is an Only Child (Italian)
Flammen & Citronen (Denmark)
Quiet Chaos (Italy)
In Bruges (UK)
Bank Job (UK)

Worst - just found them disappointing or just plain terrible.
The Dark Knight
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
James Bond: Quantum of Solace
The Incredible Hulk
The Mist (2007)
Funny Games
10,000 B.C.
SPEED RACER
Mamma Mia!
Sex and the City
The Happening
Smart People
Australia
Leatherheads
Bucket List
Righteous Kill
88 Minutes
Cloverfield
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Old 12-31-08, 05:00 PM
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I have only seen 17 from 2008 so far, here's how they're stacking up:

1) Cloverfield
2) Radio Days (라듸오 데이즈)
3) The Dark Knight
4) Iron Man
5) Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
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Here's mine, from the merciless crap of the year (heretofore known as Indiana Jones 4) to the utterly fantastic. The pictures aren't intended to patronize, I just think it's more interesting to look at than a boring-looking list.


50. Indiana Jones & the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
49. Run Fat Boy Run
48. The Happening
47. Diary Of The Dead
46. The Strangers
45. Doomsday
44. You Don't mess With The Zohan
43. Donkey Punch
42. Batman: Gotham Knight

41. The Incredible Hulk
40. Get Smart
39. Hancock
38. Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired
37. Body of Lies
36. The Bank Job
35. Wanted
34. Sex and the City



33. Charlie Bartlett


32. Be Kind Rewind


31. London to Brighton


30. Frost/Nixon


29. Man On Wire


28. Rambo


27. Pineapple Express


26. [REC]
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Old 01-01-09, 03:01 AM
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25. Vicky Cristina Barcelona


24. 007: Quantum of Solace


23. Hellboy II: The Golden Army


22. Burn After Reading


21. Zack & Miri Make a Porno


20. Tropic Thunder


19. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button


18. Cloverfield


17. The Fall


16. Funny Games


15. Revolutionary Road


14. Doubt


13. Gran Torino


12. Iron Man


11. Milk


10. Hunger


9. Happy-Go-Lucky


8. In Bruges


7. The Wrestler


6. Forgetting Sarah Marshall


5. Let The Right One In


4. In Search of a Midnight Kiss


3. WALL•E


2. The Dark Knight


1. SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE


The Brothers Bloom, were it still a 2008 release, would have gone in right behind WALL•E above In Search of a Midnight Kiss.
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Old 01-01-09, 07:21 AM
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Shit, I think 2008 was probably my favorite year for movies, maybe even knocking off the top contender, 1995. The end of the year really did it for me.

1. The Wrestler removed the bad taste in my mouth that Million Dollar Baby and Rocky Balboa left behind. I never had an interest in pro wrestling, and I never, ever, EVER thought i'd be cheering for a pro wrestler. This alone makes it the best movie of the year for me, probably of the last 10 years, because it made me care about a character that i've had absolutely no interest in my whole life.

2. Slumdog Millionare was probably the best movie i've seen that blended "old" and "new" storytelling styles so seamlessly. A movie that is so incredibly modern but will never be dated. An instant classic, Danny Boyle really knows how to make a good movie.

3. The Dark Knight was a great movie that just happened to star Batman. That's something other comic book movies should really take into consideration.

4. Gran Torino was the biggest surprise of the year for me. For a man who made his name making cowboy movies, he totally deconstructs and vilifies that mentality here. Not at all what i was expecting going into the theater, and a pleasant surprise.

5. If The Dark Knight is a great movie that just happened to star Batman, then Iron Man is truly the full potential of a movie told with a comic book style. Very conventional, but extremely well executed. Robert Downey Jr. also did something amazing here: he made a boring character likable and interesting.

6. Wall-E. I love this movie. It had so much heart, and Wall-E reminded me of my dog.

7. Milk. No one knows who this guy is, but everyone knows what the Twinky Defense is. To me, that is the ultimate injustice.

lastly,

Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Charlie Bartlett

The Visitor

The Fall

I'm probably forgetting a ton more.
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Here's mine, from the merciless crap of the year (heretofore known as Indiana Jones 4) to the utterly fantastic. The pictures aren't intended to patronize, I just think it's more interesting to look at than a boring-looking list.
Love the pictures.

Did you not see Rock N Rolla? Or did you think it was really, really, bad?
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Old 01-01-09, 04:23 PM
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Haven't seen a lot of the critically acclaimed movies this year, but I'd definitely say that the best movie I saw this year was The Wrestler. I could be biased because I'm a wrestling fan, or maybe it's because it's just a heartfelt, brutally honest tale of discovery and finding your place in the world. Maybe.
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Love the pictures.

Did you not see Rock N Rolla? Or did you think it was really, really, bad?
Didn't see that, or Changeling, or The Visitor, or so many others... resolution is to see more flicks in cinemas. I did pretty well this last week, I think.
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Old 01-01-09, 06:31 PM
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==Wall E
==The Fall
==Dark Knight
==Slumdog Millionaire
==In Search of a Midnight Kiss
==The Wrestler
==Cloverfield
==Iron Man
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Old 01-01-09, 08:22 PM
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In no particular order...

The Dark Knight
The Wrestler
Zack and Miri Make A Porno
Pineapple Express
Cloverfield
Jack Brooks Monster Slayer
Funny Games
Tropic Thunder
The Strangers
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
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Old 01-01-09, 09:42 PM
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There are still a couple movies I want to see that dropped in 08', but I don't think my list will change.

Top 5 Of 2008:
1) Let The Right One In
2) The Dark Knight
3) Cloverfield
4) Iron Man
5) Repo! The Genetic Opera

Honorable Mention ("Almost Made Top 5"): "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"

Fun Movies That Didn't Make The List: "Wanted", "Hellboy II: The Golden Army"
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Old 01-01-09, 10:52 PM
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Top 25, reverse numerical:

25. Quantum of Solace
24. Cloverfield
23. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
22. Changeling
21. Tropic Thunder
20. Body of Lies
19. The Bank Job
18. Iron Man
17. Paranoid Park
16. Gran Torino
15. Let The Right One In
14. Gomorra
13. The Visitor
12. Vicky Cristina Barcelona
11. Burn After Reading





















Overall, as a year for film, I'd give 2008 3.25 stars or a grade of B+.
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Old 01-01-09, 11:53 PM
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My liked and disliked films of 2008 so far..

Liked : (alphabetical order)

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Bank Job, The
Blindness
Burn After Reading
Dark Knight, The
Frost/Nixon
Garden Party
Gran Torino
Lakeview Terrace
Midnight Meat Train, The
Milk
Strangers, The
Transsiberian
Wendy and Lucy

Disliked : (alphabetical order)

Cassandras Dream
Eden Lake
Henry Poole Is Here
My Best Friends Girl
Pineapple Express
Revolutionary Road
Vicky Cristina Barcelona
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I consider myself qualified now...

10. Slumdog Millionaire -- Don't believe the hype! Yes, it's a good film but not a great one. Even though a lot critics and DVDTalkers are praising this film, I only checked this out because I read "Paper Planes" by MIA was in it. Overall, it was good.

9. Redbelt -- In the screenwriting world, David Mamet is a god. Okay, not really but he should be treated as one. This film was an A+ B-movie. If that makes any sense at all.

8. Rock N Rolla -- Guy Ritchie is one of my favorite directors. He makes the kind of movies I would love to make. I felt this one was right up there with Snatch, perhaps even better.

7. Milk -- I feel that this movie should be required viewing for every registered voter out there. Sean Penn was brilliant, the greatest I've ever seen him.

6. Wall E -- This movie connected with me. Watching it, I felt like it was the work of a master artist. It's almost like an art film that disguises itself as a kids movie. Pixar's best work.

5. Revolutionary Road -- Wow. I didn't know what to expect with this movie. I read some mixed reviews but I put my faith in DiCaprio who really has never disappointed me. Mendes once again, makes my jaw drop with his shots. The score beautiful. DiCaprio still manages to impress in new ways. Kate Winslet, you deserve your Oscar.

4. In Bruges -- This movie had the best dialogue of any movie this year. As an aspiring screenwriter, that goes a long way for me. Martin McDonough, you are the man. I will seek out every movie you write or direct for the rest of your career.

3. The Dark Knight -- After watching this for the 9th or 10th time, I've decided I love this movie. It may have flaws (which I pointed out in another thread) but it doesn't matter. This is a truly great movie and why I love movies.

2. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button -- I read the screenplay about a year ago, so I thought I knew what to expect. David Fincher elevated this film from the script in ways I never could've imagined.

1. The Wrestler -- I loved this movie. Growing up my friends were really big into wrestling, so guilty by association I was into wrestling. This movie truly captured the essence of the show. I haven't seen Mickey Rourke's older movies, I've only witnessed his comeback, so without prejudice -- he is the best actor of the year.
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My top ten of the year-
1. The Dark Knight
2. Milk
3. The Wrestler
4. Wall*E
5. Che *The Roadshow Edition*
6. Synecdoche, New York
7. Snow Angels
8. Encounters at the End of the World
9. Frost/Nixon
10. Gonzo: The Life & Work of Hunter S. Thompson

Runners up-
Tropic Thunder
Religulous
In Bruges
Iron Man
Slumdog Millionaire
Grand Torino
Happy-Go-Lucky
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
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Revolutionary Road

Disappointing-
Quantum of Solace: Or lets just rip off the Bourne films.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: I agree with everything that Roger Ebert has to say about this film.
Rachel Getting Married: I pretty much agree with what was said in EW that it's the love it or hate it film of the year. I didn't hate it but I didn't love it as much as everyone else did.

Underrated-
Speed Racer
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
The Fall
Funny Games
Role Models

The Worst-
The Happening
88 Minutes
American Teen
The Ruins
Babylon A.D.
The Women
Australia
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Jumper
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I'm still anxious to see a few films that will probably top my list, but here are my "A" films so far.

In Bruges
The Dark Knight
Frost/Nixon
Slumdog Millionaire
Doubt
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
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My Top 10 (in a rough order from 1 to 10)

The Wrestler
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (tie)
The Dark Knight (tie)
Frost/Nixon
Slumdog Millionaire
Wall-E
In Bruges
Iron Man
Tropic Thunder
Redbelt

Honourable Mention to: (rounding out a top 20)
Gran Torino
Changeling
The Visitor
Burn After Reading
Speed Racer
Pineapple Express
Kung Fu Panda
Young People Fucking
Zach and Miri Make a Porno
Role Models
The Bank Job

I still need to see Doubt, The Reader, Revolutionary Road so this list is subject to change.

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Old 01-02-09, 01:27 PM
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In no particular order. These were just movies I've seen not necessarily ones I've seen in theaters.

Paprika
American Gangster
The Darjeeling Limited
Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Ironman
Wall·E
The Dark Knight
The Fall
Michael Clayton
Kung Fu Panda

Edit to add: I know many of these didn't come out last year, but I was just listing ones I saw last year regardless of when they came out.

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^ I think a bunch of those aren't from 2008 Mano.
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My Top Ten In No Particular Order

The Dark Knight
Iron Man
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Kung Fu Panda
Tropic Thunder
The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
Wall*E
Slumdog Millionaire
Cloverfield

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1 The Dark Knight
2 Wall-E
3 Snow Angels
4 The Dark Knight
5 Wall-E
6 Snow Angels
7 The Dark Knight
8 Wall-E
9 Snow Angels
10 The Dark Knight

Everything else that I have seen so far has been pretty forgettable.










Dude American Gangster & Michael Clayton are from 2007
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