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Old 01-06-10, 04:59 PM
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I'll echo the thought put forth earlier by Quake1028 in that I too need until sometime in May before I finally catch up with everything I want to see. That being said, as of right now, my Crohn's-friendly list is as follows:

1 - UP
2 - WATCHMEN
3 - INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS
4 - CITY OF LIFE AND DEATH (China)
5 - DRAG ME TO HELL
6 - LUCK BY CHANCE (India)
7 - CASTAWAY ON THE MOON (South Korea)
8 - RED RIDING - made-for-TV trilogy (U.K.)
9 - NAAN KADAVUL (India - Tamil)
10 - THE DAMNED UNITED (U.K.)
Old 01-06-10, 09:38 PM
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Re: Your 10 Best/Favorite of 2009

Originally Posted by hardercore View Post
Yeah, I intend to hit back to this thread early in the new year, give my take on the best performances etc too before the oscars get it all wrong.*

*this comment made on the basis there can be a collective 'right' opinion that the Academy is oblivious to.
So I figure, to follow up on this that I'd do my list now before it's so late that it's irrelevant. I've watched or re-watched my entire list and caught up with a few more I've wanted to see, and made a few changes. Still desperately want to see Tom Ford's A Single Man.

Top 10 Films of 2009
1. Inglourious Basterds
2. Up in the Air
3. Summer Hours (L'heure d'éte)
4. Fantastic Mr. Fox
5. A Serious Man
6. Up
7. Where The Wild Things Are
8. The White Ribbon (Das Weisse Band)
9. (500) Days of Summer
10. The Hurt Locker

Best Picture
Inglourious Basterds

Best Director
Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds

Best Actor
Michael Stuhlbarg, A Serious Man

Best Actress
Zooey Deschanel, (500) Days of Summer

Best Supporting Actor
Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds

Best Supporting Actress
Mélanie Laurent, Inglourious Basterds

Best Ensemble
Summer Hours (L'heure d'éte)

Best Original Screenplay
Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds

Best Adapted Screenplay
Dave Eggers & Spike Jonze, Where The Wild Things Are

Best Picture, Animated
Fantastic Mr. Fox

Best Picture, Foreign Language
Summer Hours (L'heure d'éte)

Best Music
Alexandre Desplat, Fantastic Mr. Fox

Best Film Editing
Alan Edward Bell, (500) Days of Summer

Best Cinematography
Christian Berger, The White Ribbon (Das Weisse Band)

Best Art Direction/Production Design
A Serious Man

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Old 01-06-10, 10:35 PM
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Re: Your 10 Best/Favorite of 2009

Originally Posted by hardercore View Post
So I figure, to follow up on this that I'd do my list now before it's so late that it's irrelevant.
I like how you did yours. I'm going to do the same. The one film that I haven't seen that will probably make my list is Fantastic Mr. Fox.

My Top 10 Films
1. The Hurt Locker
2. Up in the Air
3. A Serious Man
4. Fantastic Mr. Fox
5. In the Loop
6. Inglourious Basterds
7. District 9
8. Moon
9. The White Ribbon
10. (500) Days of Summer

Picture: The Hurt Locker
Director: Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker
Original Screenplay: A Serious Man
Adapted Screenplay: Up in the Air

Actor: George Clooney, Up in the Air
Actress: Carey Mulligan, An Education
Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds
Supporting Actress: Mo'Nique, Precious

Animated Film: Fantastic Mr. Fox
Foreign Film: The White Ribbon
Documentary: The Cove

Original Score: Up
Original Song: "All Is Love," Where the Wild Things Are

Cinematography: The White Ribbon
Editing: The Hurt Locker
Visual Effects: Avatar
Makeup: District 9
Art Direction: Inglourious Basterds
Costume Design: Bright Star
Sound Mixing: District 9
Sound Editing: The Hurt Locker

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Old 01-06-10, 11:08 PM
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Re: Your 10 Best/Favorite of 2009

- Summer Hours
- The Beaches of Agnes
- Tokyo Sonata
- Still Walking
- Mary and Max
- Star Trek
- Departures
- Coraline
- The Song of Sparrows
- The Hurt Locker
Old 01-07-10, 01:22 AM
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Re: Your 10 Best/Favorite of 2009

I liked these movies a great deal:

A Serious Man
Moon
The Hurt Locker
Fantastic Mr. Fox

And I liked these to a lesser extent:

Up
Drag Me to Hell
Zombieland
Adventureland

That's about all I liked from what I saw. I still have yet to see Avatar, and I have no interest in seeing Inglourious Basterds.
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Re: Your 10 Best/Favorite of 2009

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Old 01-17-10, 05:43 PM
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Re: Your 10 Best/Favorite of 2009

I'm honestly not sure how many films i've seen that were made this year.
The ones that stick out in order of my top favorites
District 9
Watchmen
9
Inglorious Basterds
Up
Franklyn(which i almost didn't watch because of the skip it review it got on here but I really enjoyed it, and I just noticed that it says that was 2008 as well but it lists feb 2009 as a release date so i'll keep it in the list).

I'll add more when I see more of last year's releases. I would add "Let the right one in" but i think that was 2008.

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Re: Your 10 Best/Favorite of 2009

I never posted this here, but better late than never:

10. Moon
9. Drag Me To Hell
8. Where The Wild Things Are
7. Avatar
6. The Hurt Locker
5. Star Trek
4. A Serious Man
3. Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans
2. District 9
1. Inglourious Basterds
Old 01-21-10, 06:34 AM
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Re: Your 10 Best/Favorite of 2009

1. inglourious basterds
2. adventureland
3. up in the air
4. the fantastic mr. fox
5. avatar
6. observe and report
7. moon
8. district nine
9. up
10. watchmen

honorable mentions: the hurt locker, star trek, (500) days of summer, where the wild things are

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Old 01-21-10, 09:21 AM
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Re: Your 10 Best/Favorite of 2009

1. Inglourious Basterds
2. Star Trek (heavily flawed though it is, it's just ridiculously entertaining)
3. The Hurt Locker
4. Up in the Air
5. The Fantastic Mr. Fox
6. A Serious Man
7. Moon
8. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
9. Up (Mixed feelings initially but it's grown on me. Still think it has a major identity crisis, but it's fun)
10. Away We Go

Also saw Orphan, GI Joe, District 9, Angels and Demons, Hangover, Bad Lieutenant POCNO, 500 Days of Summer, Observe and Report, Zombieland, Avatar, and a slew of others. Still have plenty to see.

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Re: Your 10 Best/Favorite of 2009

1. Inglorious Basterds
2. Watchmen
3. District 9
4. Avatar
5. Drag Me To Hell
6. Up In the Air
7. The Secret of Kells
8. The Road
9. Taken
10. Ponyo
Old 01-21-10, 10:55 AM
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Re: Your 10 Best/Favorite of 2009

Updated...

1. Inglourious Basterds
2. District 9
3. Up
4. Watchmen
5. Drag Me to Hell
6. The Hurt Locker
7. Avatar
8. Up in the Air
9. Star Trek
10. Terminator Salvation

Still need to see: A Serious Man, The Road, Fantastic Mr. Fox, 500 Days of Summer, Zombie Land
Old 01-21-10, 12:52 PM
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Re: Your 10 Best/Favorite of 2009

Drag Me to Hell
District 9
Star Trek
Inglourious Basterds
Avatar
The House of the Devil
Taken
Zombieland
(500) Days of Summer

There's still a few I'm looking very forward to I haven't seen, like Thirst, Antichrist, Moon, The Fantastic Mr. Fox, A Serious Man, Bad Lieutenant, and a few others. This is what I got so far.

Edit: I just realized I only put nine... ehhhhhhh.
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Re: Your 10 Best/Favorite of 2009

Moon
Up in the Air
Up


Too sick/tired to remember anything else, might update later.
Old 01-21-10, 03:50 PM
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Re: Your 10 Best/Favorite of 2009

Crap. Need to update my list again. Still seeing several 2009 movies.

1) The Hurt Locker / Inglorious Basterds (tie)

2) Avatar

3) (500) Days of Summer

4) Up / The Fantastic Mr. Fox (tie)

5) District 9

6) Sin Nombre

7) Star Trek

8) Zombieland

9) A Serious Man

10) The Class
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Re: Your 10 Best/Favorite of 2009

Ah, what the hell... I'll update my list, too, now that I've seen some entries late in the game.

Inglourious Basterds
District 9
Black Dynamite
Observe and Report
Funny People
Drag Me To Hell
Watchmen
The Hurt Locker
Star Trek
The House of the Devil

Hon mention: Avatar
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Re: Your 10 Best/Favorite of 2009

1. Red Cliff
2. Cape No. 7
3. Message
4. Kinta
5. Boys Over Flowers
6. Beyond The Realm Of Conscience
7. Lady Cop & Papa Crook
8. Shinjuku Incident
9. Poker King
10. City Of Life And Death


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Re: Your 10 Best/Favorite of 2009

Originally Posted by KillerCannibal View Post
Ah, what the hell... I'll update my list, too, now that I've seen some entries late in the game.

Inglourious Basterds
District 9
Black Dynamite
Observe and Report
Funny People
Drag Me To Hell
Watchmen
The Hurt Locker
Star Trek
The House of the Devil

Hon mention: Avatar
Sounds like you and Tarantino would get along. I get the feeling if he didn't purposefully exclude his own movie, Basterds would be in there somewhere, too, making an even 8/11 crossovers. Have you ever given thought to making a dialogue-driven hipster indie?

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Re: Your 10 Best/Favorite of 2009

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Sounds like you and Tarantino would get along. I get the feeling if he didn't purposefully exclude his own movie, Basterds would be in there somewhere, too, making an even 8/11 crossovers. Have you ever given thought to making a dialogue-driven hipster indie?
Now that you mention it... no, not really. But I do find it kinda funny that he didn't include Black Dynamite considering how well-known his love of all things blaxsploitation is.
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Re: Your 10 Best/Favorite of 2009

don't have a top 10 but after going thru everyone's list ,I will say that Inglourious Basterds is easily the most overrated film of 09.
I mean i liked it but it'll probably be in my top 14 or 15 not 1 or 2.
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don't have a top 10 but after going thru everyone's list ,I will say that Inglourious Basterds is easily the most overrated film of 09.
I mean i liked it but it'll probably be in my top 14 or 15 not 1 or 2.
So, what did you like best in '09, then?
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So, what did you like best in '09, then?
don't have a favorite though 09 was really kick ass for films.
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Re: Your 10 Best/Favorite of 2009

Originally Posted by davidlynchfan View Post
don't have a favorite though 09 was really kick ass for films.
Well, you don't have to give a favorite, per se; I'm just asking for a general idea of what you thought was great if IB was overrated.
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Re: Your 10 Best/Favorite of 2009

Originally Posted by KillerCannibal View Post
Well, you don't have to give a favorite, per se; I'm just asking for a general idea of what you thought was great if IB was overrated.
i really enjoyed Funny People, Observe and Report, Moon, Bruno just to name a few. I'm also a huge fan of the original Inglorious Bastards.
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Re: Your 10 Best/Favorite of 2009

Top 7

1. The Hurt Locker
2. Avatar
3. Inglorious Basterds
4. District 9
5. Adventureland
6. Coraline
7. Star Trek

Biggest disappointments:

Public Ennemies
Watchmen

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