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  • Brian
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    Originally posted by tafnut
    OK, I'm back with the worst Tied at Second Worst:
    I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (walked out on)

    Walked out on--that must have been bad. Normally, I can block out the garbage and focus on what's good. In this case, that would have been Jessica Biel--!

    I'm a big Spidey movie fan, but #3 screwed up, IMHO, by 1.) Trying to do too much, villain-wise (even the Batman flicks were smart enough to never have more than two bad guys per spiel); and 2.) The saga veered away from what made Spider-man and Marvel Comics in general great: the story-telling method of the Lee-Kirby-Ditko-Thomas, etc. era. Spidey #3 embraced stuff from the late eighties and nineties (Venom, Hobgoblin, skateboard/extreme sports patterned action stunts, villain redemption as human beings [Sandman]--sometimes a villain needs to just be a villain!). I just don't think it worked.

    Plus Toby Maguire was sporting a few extra chins, if you get my drift.


    Hopefully #4 will return to the late sixties/early seventies comics style of story-telling. Same with the Fantastic Four--can any comics fan really picture a Jack Kirby-drawn Thing being peacefully led from an Army detention cell? No way; we're talking walls coming down!

    [On the plus side, tafnut, the post-production word on the second of the second series Batman movies (Batman Year One for Frank Miller fans) is thumbs up as far as continuing the tone and feel of the first one.]

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  • marknhj
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    Just saw a superb movie, "The Rape of Europa". A documentary about the art looting that took place in WWll. Very highly recommended.

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  • tafnut
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    Re: Your 2007 Top 10 Movie List

    Originally posted by RMc
    I thought that they had tried to teach culture and taste at Stanfurd, but apparently they focus on something else.....:wink:
    I went to SU from 1969 - 1973. Culture and taste were anathema to the counter-culture there. It was about following one's OWN bliss. The greatest thing I can say about Stanford is that, despite being radically anti-Establishment, and specifically anti-Military/Industrial Complex, not one person ever hassled me about being in ROTC there. It was clearly seen as 'my choice' and even though very few shared my sentiments (liberal though they were), everyone honored my choices. That was VERY cool.
    So no, event tho I ain't got no Kultur or Taste, I sho do knows what I likes.

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  • EPelle
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    Just got done watching Mr. Leland Gaunt run the town of Castle Rock amuck in the Stephen King-based movie "Needful Things." It:s an older movie, but watched it again for the first time in about 10 years. Ever used the excuse, "The devil made me do it?"

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  • Pego
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    Originally posted by Jnathletics
    Since I only saw two movies this year, here is my top 2. :P

    Mr. Bean's Holiday
    Ratatouille

    I might add Alvin and the chipmunks this weekend though.
    It shouldn't be hard to guess the age of your child(ren) . :wink:

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  • RMc
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    Re: Your 2007 Top 10 Movie List

    Originally posted by tafnut
    We started this before, but now you can list them officially. Saw over 100 (!!!) films this year. My faves are . . . (drumroll) . . .

    1. Live Free or Die Hard - everything blowed up extra real good
    2. Transformers - best special effects I've ever seen, but at heart, a comedy
    3. Bourne Ultimatum - They get better every time out

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    I wondered if this was tafnut's list or my 13 year old son's....
    :lol:

    I thought that they had tried to teach culture and taste at Stanfurd, but apparently they focus on something else.....
    :wink:

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  • Jnathletics
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    Since I only saw two movies this year, here is my top 2. :P

    Mr. Bean's Holiday
    Ratatouille

    I might add Alvin and the chipmunks this weekend though.

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  • tafnut
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    Originally posted by mojo
    And a Die Hard movie as number one? :shock:
    It's guy thing - you wouldn't understand!

    Originally posted by marknhj
    The interest being, can it possibly confirm tafnut as the worst movie reviewer of the year in the context of movies I enjoy? The odds look good........
    Akchewly . . . the one city newspaper here decided in its infinite wisdom (sic) to reassign THE local movie reviewer, a good friend who was GREAT, to 'other things', so now random people say that actually go by MY review in the Friday 'People's Critic' column of the paper (you may recall, it's limited to 75 words). So THERE, Markie! :twisted:

    edit - STOP THE PRESSES - we just went to see a new movie called Juno and LOVED it. It has to move all the way up to #5, knocking Denzel and Russell out!! :shock:

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  • marknhj
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    Just remembered I saw Transformers recently on a plane somewhere between Singapore and Sydney. Silly nonsense and I fell asleep.

    Also discovered I've had Spiderman 3 from blockbuster.com sitting here unwatched for three weeks. I'll watch it with interest soon. The interest being, can it possibly confirm tafnut as the worst movie reviewer of the year in the context of movies I enjoy? The odds look good........

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  • mojo
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    Originally posted by tafnut
    Originally posted by marknhj
    I've seen three of tafnut's top six on DVD. I'd rate them individually as: 1) laughably bad 2) complete rubbish 3) not bad/average.....
    Considering what Brits think is funny, I'll take that as a high compliment! And as far as NCFOM . . . that easily made my Bottom 5 list . . . which I now have to run off and compile!
    British humour is the best!

    I only saw one movie on your top ten list (Knocked Up- okay but would not make a top ten list) but I would rather have a root canal than watch any of the others.
    And a Die Hard movie as number one? :shock:

    I can't wait to see Atonement.

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  • Per Andersen
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    Originally posted by Cooter Brown
    Everything pales in comparison to No Country for Old Men.
    I agree, that was my no 1
    Also liked "The Wind that Shakes the Barley"
    3:10 to Yuma
    Eastern Promises
    Rescue Dawn

    The only other move I went to see was "The Mist". Big mistake!

    Can't wait to see Paul Thomas Anderson's "There will be Blood"

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  • tafnut
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    OK, I'm back with the worst, of which there are 2 tied for second and then The Worst. But first the Honorable Mentions:

    No Country For Old Men
    Game Plan
    Good Luck Chuck
    Shoot 'em Up
    Peaceful Warrior
    Alpha Dog
    Because I Said So


    Tied at Second Worst:
    Peaceful Warrior - unintelligible
    I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (walked out on)

    And the Worst, by far:
    Balls of Fury - 'nuff said

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  • tafnut
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    Originally posted by marknhj
    I've seen three of tafnut's top six on DVD. I'd rate them individually as: 1) laughably bad 2) complete rubbish 3) not bad/average.....
    Considering what Brits think is funny, I'll take that as a high compliment! And as far as NCFOM . . . that easily made my Bottom 5 list . . . which I now have to run off and compile!

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  • marknhj
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    I've been twice this year; the documentary about the Apollo program and the Brit Flick, Death at a Funeral. Both were very enjoyable. This was a slow year, normally I'd see about 6-8 and then only ones I may forget about when they show up on DVD.

    I've seen three of tafnut's top six on DVD. I'd rate them individually as: 1) laughably bad 2) complete rubbish 3) not bad/average.....

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  • gm
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    I'm with JRM here... can't really remember going into a theater in a couple years. I might have once, but can't be sure.

    You are truly a movie maven, taf!

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