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the night watchman
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PostPosted: 02.05.2005 6:46 am    Post subject: Re: 10 of '04 Reply with quote

Watched Anderson's Life Aquatic and updated my 10:





Collateral

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

The Five Obstructions

Garden State

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

The Machinist

Open Water

The Saddest Music in the World

Shaun of the Dead

Spider-Man 2

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PostPosted: 02.06.2005 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In alphabetical order:



The Aviator

The Bourne Supremacy

Collateral

Hotel Rwanda

The Incredibles

Kill Bill Volume 2

Maria Full of Grace

The Motorcycle Diaries

Sideways

Spider-Man 2




I consider Hero to be 2002, but if I didn't, you can bet it'd be on this list. Which place it would take I have no idea.
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PostPosted: 02.06.2005 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark Dujsik wrote:
Danny Baldwin wrote:
See, Beltmann! Somebody else digs THE GIRL NEXT DOOR enough to put it on their list!




Yeah, I cry a little inside when I see it on people's worst of the year list.


And I cringe a little every time I think about the movie. Twisted Evil At least it's better than Eurotrip. A little.
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PostPosted: 02.07.2005 4:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

beltmann wrote:
Twisted Evil




Dude... creepy...
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PostPosted: 02.13.2005 3:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will post my list tonight! I have been sporadically working on it all day.
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PostPosted: 02.13.2005 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am DONE!
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PostPosted: 02.13.2005 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I am DONE!




Oh, my. Don't look, Beltmann! Danny calls The Girl Next Door a (gasp!) "masterpiece."



(Yeah, I liked it too, but come on.) Laughing



Good stuff, Danny. I agree with you on a lot, but disagree on just as much (I'll never understand your hate for Harold & Kumar... although I, too, could have done without the "BattleShits" scene).



I think I might catch Hotel Rwanda instead of The Aviator this week.
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PostPosted: 02.14.2005 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't seen Hotel Rwanda, but The Aviator is outstanding: an unexpectedly daring biography and one of Scorsese's finest films, in my opinion.



Your response to Medved's criticism of MDB is dead-on, Night Watchman; it's practically pointless to turn the last act into a political debate, since the movie never attempts to present one side or the other. It simply observes it from an emotional standpoint.
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PostPosted: 02.20.2005 5:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Michael B. Scrutchin wrote:
Danny Baldwin wrote:
I am DONE!




Oh, my. Don't look, Beltmann! Danny calls The Girl Next Door a (gasp!) "masterpiece."



I'll just cut-and-paste from last year's Screening Log:



"Terrific, funny performances by Hirsch and Olyphant, but Cuthbert is a blank canvas onto which teen boys can project their fantasies?even the movie seems to look past her in the final third. (Once she stops functioning as a sultry object, the screenplay loses interest in her.) The jokes are exasperatingly juvenile, especially those voiced by Hirsch?s two dorky buds. Yet the worst offense is the blatant hypocrisy at its core. Even though Hirsch tells Cuthbert that she?s ?better? than a life in porn, the movie gets nearly all of its comic mileage out of how cool, daring, and enterprising the porn industry appears to teenage boys. (Greenfield is like DeMille, utterly reveling in debauchery while simultaneously wagging a finger at it, except with DeMille you sensed that just maybe he believed it.) The seemingly ?sweet? tone only deepens the hypocrisy. This is a movie that sells execrable lies?about what?s cool and not cool, about the mainstreaming of porn, about the sordid hazards of the skin trade, about what qualifies as 'moral fiber'?to an audience of unsuspecting kids who think recognizing Ron Jeremy makes them studlier."



At least Mean Girls had the decency to use its raunch as satire, targeted at precisely the lascivious conditioning that GND revels in. That said, at least Danny watched GND in widescreen.



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PostPosted: 02.20.2005 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with that word-for-word, Beltmann.
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PostPosted: 02.20.2005 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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At least Mean Girls had the decency to use its raunch as satire, targeted at precisely the lascivious conditioning that GND revels in. That said, at least Danny watched GND in widescreen.


I'm going to take a photo for you to show you that only three of my 123 DVDs are in fullscreen. Of course, then you'll accuse me of doctoring it.
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PostPosted: 02.20.2005 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'm going to take a photo for you to show you that only three of my 123 DVDs are in fullscreen. Of course, then you'll accuse me of doctoring it.


No, I'll accuse you of cropping it.



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PostPosted: 02.21.2005 1:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

beltmann wrote:
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going to take a photo for you to show you that only three of DVDs are in fullscreen. Of course, then

me of


ll accuse you of croppi



Eric




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PostPosted: 02.27.2005 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am just passing through and enjoyed reading your lists. My favorite movie of the year, by a huge margin, was Life Aquatic. Im so sad its not a favorite of more people.
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PostPosted: 02.27.2005 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Racer wrote:
I am just passing through and enjoyed reading your lists. My favorite movie of the year, by a huge margin, was Life Aquatic. Im so sad its not a favorite of more people.




It's disappointing that it's not a bigger hit, but I understand why it would miss with a large number of people. The humor depends on the viewer really paying attention to both the dialogue and how it's delivered, the plot is unweildy, and the subtle tonal changes at the end probably threw many off.
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