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 Post subject: Best movies of the year...(so far)
PostPosted: June 16th, 2007, 11:42 pm 
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The year is almost half over and I thought it'd be interesting to see what movies have stuck with people so far. My list is short, but all good. (In order:)

Zodiac
Ratatouille
Knocked Up
Once
Death Proof
INLAND EMPIRE
Hot Fuzz
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film For Theaters

with honerable mentions to: Paris, je t'aime, Ocean's 13, Bug, and Paprika.


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 Post subject: Re: Best movies of the year...(so far)
PostPosted: June 19th, 2007, 11:03 am 
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I haven't been able to see as many movies as I would have liked so far this year, and that trend appears to be continuing, but my current top 3 are in your list...Zodiac, Hot Fuzz, Death Proof.

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 Post subject: Re: Best movies of the year...(so far)
PostPosted: June 19th, 2007, 4:00 pm 
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Also, I forgot "Syndromes and a Century" and "I'm a Cyborg, But That's Ok." I don't think either of them have come out in any signifigant way in this country yet, but they'll probably be on dvd at some point.

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I'd also add A MIghty Heart.


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 Post subject: Re: Best movies of the year...(so far)
PostPosted: July 23rd, 2007, 10:30 pm 
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1. Live Free or Die Hard
2. Live Free or Die Hard
3. Live Free or Die Hard
4. Live Free or Die Hard
5. Transformers
6. Transformers
7. Transformers
8. Transformers
9. Transformers
10. Transformers


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 Post subject: Re: Best movies of the year...(so far)
PostPosted: July 24th, 2007, 12:04 pm 
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Oh...satire?


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 Post subject: Re: Best movies of the year...(so far)
PostPosted: July 24th, 2007, 12:41 pm 
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all i've seen so far in order (german release dates):

1. zodiac
2. inland empire
3. the simpsons movie
4. death proof
5. dreamgirls
6. deja vu

dunno why i even bothered to get my lazy ass going to see the last two, which were basically cinematic disasters. i somehow managed to sit through "dreamgirls" because it looked nice, but afterwards i hated it. and "deja vu" should not be mentioned at all. nowhere.
"zodiac" was brilliant (the ending with donovan's 'hurdy gurdy man' was pricless), really brilliant. "inland empire" was great, but really fucked up. "death proof" was a fun ride.

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 Post subject: Re: Best movies of the year...(so far)
PostPosted: July 24th, 2007, 4:21 pm 
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Breach
Knocked Up
Zodiac


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 Post subject: Re: Best movies of the year...(so far)
PostPosted: July 24th, 2007, 5:42 pm 
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Was 'Knocked Up' really any good? I kind of (emphasis on 'kind of') liked 'The 40 Year Old Virgin' but the plot of this movie seems genuinely un- original. I guess I shouldn't judge before I see it.

Anyhow, Paul Feig was the real genius behind 'Freaks and Geeks' Where'd he go?

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 Post subject: Re: Best movies of the year...(so far)
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Besides his cameo in Knocked Up, Paul Feig has been directing (episodes of Arrested Development, Weeds, The Office, etc, plus the movie Unaccompanied Minors - which looked bad, but was based on an episode of This American Life, so I might check it out). He also has written a couple books: Kick Me, and Superstud: Or How I Became a 24-Year-Old Virgin.
As for Knocked Up, I wasn't totally enamored with the 40-Year-Old Virgin, but was quite pleasantly surprised with Knocked Up. Beneath all the jokes, it had a lot of the humanity and sincerity that I loved about Freaks and Geeks.


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 Post subject: Re: Best movies of the year...(so far)
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I've seen Knocked Up twice, and it held up quite well. I might even have enjoyed it more the second time.

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 Post subject: Re: Best movies of the year...(so far)
PostPosted: July 25th, 2007, 8:29 pm 
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I second your Breach, slint.

P.S., O-T, S.O.S.!

slint, will you please remind me the year and director of the Joan of Arc I promised to watch? I can't find it in my rental store, I need more information. The place is super-sub-categorized to a fault. Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Best movies of the year...(so far)
PostPosted: July 25th, 2007, 9:49 pm 
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This has been a pretty terrible year for film in my opinion. I really liked 'Grindhouse' though.

Tarantino is reliable. Everything he does is up to a consistant standard, which is why I respect him. His dialogue is pretty attrotious, and his characters are un- interesting, but he is a great action director, and really captures immediacy well in his scenes. I guess what it comes down to is I think he's a much better director than writer, but he's an extremely distinct writer if nothing else.

'Grindhouse' was cool. I liked Tarantino's film better than Romiro's, but they were both good.

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 Post subject: Re: Best movies of the year...(so far)
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Highwaters: it's The Passion of Joan of Arc, by Carl Dreyer. Early 1930s, I think. The Criterion DVD is the fantastic; watch it with the new music written for it (the dvd gives you the option of watching it silent or with the music - the director never specified that any particular music had to accompany it).


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 Post subject: Re: Best movies of the year...(so far)
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Margraet Yang wrote:
'Grindhouse' was cool. I liked Tarantino's film better than Romiro's, but they were both good.


romiro? seems like a weird mutant cross from robert de niro and george romero. the dude who directed "planet terror" is rodriguez, one of the worst directors working.
"death proof" was indeed pretty good.

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 Post subject: Re: Best movies of the year...(so far)
PostPosted: July 26th, 2007, 7:36 pm 
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Ha ha, yea I know it's Rodriguez. I don't know what made me think of Romiro. I really don't think he's bad. I've only seen the stuff he's done with Tarantino though.

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