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Old 05-29-09, 01:20 PM
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Best film of 2009 so far?

For me, Watchmen hands down. Gran Torino technically shouldn't count, but it didn't open near me until January, so thats also up there. I have a feeling most of you are going to say Star Trek, which I liked, but wasn't blown away by. Watchmen was outstanding to me.
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Re: Best film of 2009 so far?

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/movie-talk/...em-thread.html

and if thats not enough for you, you should've at least made this a poll.
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Re: Best film of 2009 so far?

Transformers 2 will eventually & undoubtedly top my list, but thusfar...

Terminator: Salvation
Friday the 13th

Haven't seen ST yet
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Re: Best film of 2009 so far?

"Sin Nombre" and "Star Trek" are the two best films I've seen so far in 2009.
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Re: Best film of 2009 so far?

Thus far, Watchmen is my favorite.
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Re: Best film of 2009 so far?

Originally Posted by riotinmyskull View Post
http://forum.dvdtalk.com/movie-talk/...em-thread.html

and if thats not enough for you, you should've at least made this a poll.
No offense, but the guy asked a specific question. I don't see how he can get everyones pick for Best Film from that thread. I mean if you have 3 different movies rated as 5 stars or whatever, how is he supposed to know which one you would choose as the Best Film of 2009?

Of the movies i've seen so far, I would give the edge to Gran Torino over Star Trek.

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Re: Best film of 2009 so far?

The Best film of 2009 so far is The Brothers Bloom. Watch it if you haven't already.
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Re: Best film of 2009 so far?

Star Trek followed by Taken.

Neither had the greatest story but they were very well made and very entertaining.

On the other hand, Watchmen had a more intriguing story, but I didn't care for the execution. I wanted a movie, instead I got a re-enactment of the graphic novel panels.
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Re: Best film of 2009 so far?

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The Best film of 2009 so far is The Brothers Bloom. Watch it if you haven't already.
Total agreement. I haven't had so much fun at a movie in a long time. I even went and bought this poster the other day:

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Time Out New York hated 'Brothers Bloom' out of six stars, they gave it one... of course I find they are very hard to please.

2009 films that have five stars 'excellence' from me:

- Summer Hours
- Star Trek
- Departures
- Up
- Coraline
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without a doubt 'Dance Flick"
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Re: Best film of 2009 so far?

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Time Out New York hated 'Brothers Bloom' out of six stars, they gave it one... of course I find they are very hard to please.
Then that critic missed the mark.
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Reviews for Bloom have been decidedly mixed (movie is sitting @ 60% on rt, so 39 say don't see it, 58 say do.)
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Then that critic missed the mark.
ironically, I was in the extreme minority that hated 'Brick', a film so drooled over by the critics
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Originally Posted by DonnachaOne View Post
The Best film of 2009 so far is The Brothers Bloom. Watch it if you haven't already.
I loved that movie. But I do think it went on for about 15-20 minutes too long. I highly highly recommend it though. And would give it a 9/10 (I said 8.5/10 before....but upped it).
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Best so far?

A toss-up between CHANDNI CHOWK TO CHINA and CRANK: HIGH VOLTAGE. Out of ten trips to theaters so far in 2009, those are the only ones I'd recommend.
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Re: Best film of 2009 so far?

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Reviews for Bloom have been decidedly mixed (movie is sitting @ 60% on rt, so 39 say don't see it, 58 say do.)
Well, I can't argue that opinions certainly vary, but I'd argue that you shouldn't go by an average of what the critics say - just put your trust in those whose opinions are a close match for yours, and above all, make up your own mind. You're still not going to agree with them all the time anyway.

Also, the aggregate is admittedly flawed because it removes the reviews of context. A lot of critics might rate Star Trek highly because they think it's a great summer movie - which it is - but may rank it very differently when compared to some end-of-year awards bait. The Brothers Bloom is a tricky film to pigeonhole, but one that's fun to enjoy, respect, analyze and appreciate.

I would hope that some of those 39% would let the film grow on them, and that the film's audience grows in years to come. Critics are funny beasts, after all. Some of them praised movies as self-evidently stupid as Terminator Salvation, incontrovertibly the worst film of the year.
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Re: Best film of 2009 so far?

Why are people bringing up reviews in the first place? This is an opinion thread. Who cares if a critic doesn't like the movie I like? The point is that I liked it.
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I intend to see it, was just noting that it does have a variety of opinions out for it. Of course, there is no pleasing some people out there.

I was not a fan of Brick but think Bloom looks like a fun time at the movies, I hope it finds its way down here in a reasonable amount of time.
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Re: Best film of 2009 so far?

Watchmen. Easily.
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Re: Best film of 2009 so far?

I don't know what "best" is, that's quantifiable & objective, can't be debated.

But my favorite movie so far is still Adventureland, which doesn't seem to be very popular here. Although, there is a ton I haven't seen yet.

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