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Patrick presents Patrick's Top 100 movies from 2008(#23) 
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Post Re: Patrick presents Patrick's Top 100 movies...from 2008(#73)
ed_metal_head wrote:
We should petition JB to include a vomit-face smiley. I'd use it here. Not that Cloverfield is a bad movie. Or a good one. I wouldn't know. I spent most of my time in the theater fighting the effects of nausea. Do not want.

The one film my wife threw up in...twice. She wasn't even pregnant at the time. Rare...I know.


Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:50 pm
Post Re: Patrick presents Patrick's Top 100 movies...from 2008(#73)
ram1312 wrote:
ed_metal_head wrote:
We should petition JB to include a vomit-face smiley. I'd use it here. Not that Cloverfield is a bad movie. Or a good one. I wouldn't know. I spent most of my time in the theater fighting the effects of nausea. Do not want.

The one film my wife threw up in...twice. She wasn't even pregnant at the time. Rare...I know.


Clearly, she is a woman of fine taste.


Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:03 pm
Post Re: Patrick presents Patrick's Top 100 movies...from 2008(#73)
#73 Run Lola Run

It may be excessive and it may be a bit frustrating but this movie is like the equivalent of a sugar rush with some bran flakes. It has three scenarios, all caused by the slightest difference of choices or movement. There's almost a giddy joy in seeing how everything works out if you slipped at one point, just missed an important time...didn't scream loud or close enough. This might make you think next time you're in a rush.

Awesome Moment 1: Screaming makes gambling much easier
Awesome Moment 2: "The ball is round, a game lasts 90 minutes, everything else is pure theory. Off we go! "
Awesome Moment 3: Lola thinking of the people who she can try to get money off of


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Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:17 pm
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^ Don't forget the soundtrack. I'm no techno fan, but I make an exception here. Great use of music to drive the story.


Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:45 pm
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#72 Enemy of the State

What happens when Tony Scott wants to make a movie about invasion of privacy? Explosions happen as a man descends into a hell of government intrusion where even the one man who helps wants nothing to do with him. What makes this movie is the chemistry between Will Smith and Gene Hackman as they argue and Will Smith accidentally ruining Gene Hackman's plan by making a phone call...which leads to an explosion. You gotta love it.

Awesome Moment 1: The ending shootout
Awesome Moment 2: Will Smith escaping from a hotel
Awesome Moment 3: Jason Lee's chase scene


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Sun Mar 04, 2012 2:07 pm
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#71 JFK

Is this movie based on some sort of fact? Who gives a crap, just look at all the cinematic techniques used in this. Different film stocks, colored filters, archived footage...and so much more. It's the only film that Olive Stone's excessive directorial flourishes work to make a movie into a true classic. Sure, you may or may not believe it, but JUST LOOK AT IT!

Awesome Moment 1: The Zapruder footage
Awesome Moment 2: Donald Sutherland challenge Kevin Costner to follow the why's and who's
Awesome Moment 3: The death of the Magic Bullet theory


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Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:22 am
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#70 From Dusk 'til Dawn

The movie starts and some old cop comes into a convenience store and starts monologuing with the clerk. He goes to the bathroom and suddenly, George Clooney and Quentin Taratino appear with female hostages, almost out of nowhere. Then Clooney says "I will turn this place into the fucking Wild Bunch." and you know right there this movie is going to be awesome. For the first half, this movie oozes with coolness as Clooney and Taratino make their rules to a hostage, kidnap Harvey Keitel and Juliette Lewis and make their way to Mexico into a club. Suddenly, this movie pulls the rug right out of you as vampires appear...yeah, those types of vampires. This movie still drips coolness out the pores but now with a vengeance. I love this movie and everything about it, but not the sequels even though the second one is full of sex and violence making it difficult for me to dislike it.

Awesome Moment 1: George Clooney's discovery of the female hostage and what Taratino did to her. Gotta love Clooney's head motions here.
Awesome Moment 2: "No thanks, I had a wife."
Awesome Moment 3: Salma Hayek's dance


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Sun Mar 18, 2012 5:33 pm
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#69 Castle in the Sky


Miyazaki's best work...at least the ones that I've seen. For all the beautiful scenes like Spirited Away or Kiki's Delivery Service has Castle blows them all away. I seriously think that any frame, any drawing, any detail could be framed into a museum...and not anime museums but real ones. Of course, there's more to this than really beautiful art work. It has characters you care about in some really awesome action scenes. I still have a ways to go to finish up Miyazaki's filmography but I don't think anything is going to top this.

Awesome Moment 1: The establishing shots when everyone reaches The Castle
Awesome Moment 2: The first scene
Awesome Moment 3: "I can't see you clearly yet, goblin, but you sound like Pazu. And if my old eyes don't deceive me, that's a she-goblin with you."


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Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:15 am
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#68 Who Framed Roger Rabbit


Innovative and a blast to watch, those are two descriptors that any movie wants blaring on its posters, video covers and ads. Usually most movies that blare these are out-of-context or made by quote-whores...but not Roger Rabbit. Take away the entertainment value (I'll come back to it in a second) and you have two types of lessons being taught: a film lesson in combining animation with live-action and a cartoon history lesson where virtually every Warner Bros. and Disney character appears in this. But only a fool would take away the entertainment value as the movie is a mad combination of noir and slapstick cartoon comedy. I will even go as far as to call this movie genius in it's techniques and construction I cannot say enough good things about this.

Awesome Moment 1: The opening cartoon
Awesome Moment 2: Eddie Valient's trip to Toon Town
Awesome Moment 3: What Judge Doom really is


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Post Re: Patrick presents Patrick's Top 100 movies...from 2008(#68)
I'm a big fan of Roger Rabbit. Fine pick, I say.

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Post Re: Patrick presents Patrick's Top 100 movies...from 2008(#70)
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#69 Castle in the Sky


Miyazaki's best work...at least the ones that I've seen. For all the beautiful scenes like Spirited Away or Kiki's Delivery Service has Castle blows them all away. I seriously think that any frame, any drawing, any detail could be framed into a museum...and not anime museums but real ones. Of course, there's more to this than really beautiful art work. It has characters you care about in some really awesome action scenes. I still have a ways to go to finish up Miyazaki's filmography but I don't think anything is going to top this.

Awesome Moment 1: The establishing shots when everyone reaches The Castle
Awesome Moment 2: The first scene
Awesome Moment 3: "I can't see you clearly yet, goblin, but you sound like Pazu. And if my old eyes don't deceive me, that's a she-goblin with you."


This is fairly shocking. I thought your next Miyazaki would be Princess Mononoke or something else. Mind you, I really like Castle in the Sky. Just never expected to hear that it's your favourite of his movies.


Fri Apr 06, 2012 5:47 pm
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#67 The Shining

Think of the masters of horror movies like Craven, Carpenter or Cronenburg. You wouldn't think of Stanley Kubrick because most of his films aren't explicitly horror but most of his movies do have a horror element. Paths of Glory was the horror of short-sighted military judgments. Strangelove was the horror of nuclear war. Clockwork Orange was the horror of manipulating a person. Full Metal Jacket was the horrors of army life. But The Shining was a different type of horror. It was actually an obvious horror movie with the sense of dread and whatnot. But even when the horror is in the forefront it still is pretty scary. Kubrick knows when to unleash the horrors of the hotel and when to prep us for the scare but it never comes which is infinitely creepier. And I saw this on TV...I'm too scared to watch this uncensored that's how scared this made me and that's the ultimate compliment to any horror film.

Awesome Moment 1: Jack Nicholson getting a drink in the hotel bar
Awesome Moment 2: HEEERRRRE'S JOHHHNNNNYYYY
Awesome Moment 3: Room 237


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Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:57 am
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#66 The Manchurian Candidate (1962)


I'm getting the nervous/exciting shivers just thinking of what to say about this. This movie flips between political-horror, thriller and even comedy but it all plays these genres equally well. Hell, even the shot composition is genius like when Laurence Harvey kills the Senator and his daughter. Harvey only does four basic poses but he plays it so robotic, so calculated that one is almost tempted to review the scene frame-by-frame. This broke most of the rules on screen violence and brutality. There's brain matter, head shots and even a karate fight that destroys most of the furniture. And who said the 60's where ruled by hippies. As for the remake....good try, but every little idiosyncrasy's that I like were eliminated so rent it.

Awesome Moment 1: Sinatra vs. Silva...so sudden and random but so awesome
Awesome Moment 2: The ending
Awesome Moment 3: Angela Lansbury explaining her evil plan


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Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:02 pm
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#65 Se7en


The year was 1992, David Fincher made his movie debut with Alien 3. We all know what happened but beneath the studio interference and the generic nature of the movie...the was some near-brilliant moments. Fast-forward three years and David Fincher unleashes Se7en...a movie filled with brilliant moments. A movie with a world where it's always cloudy and/or rainy. The only time there is a clear, sunny day comes the powerful ending where there's even more pain and suffering. It truly is one of the greatest depressing movies ever...truly breathtaking.


Awesome Moment 1: Sloth
Awesome Moment 2: Wrath
Awesome Moment 3: John Doe's apartment


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Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:08 am
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#64 Toy Story


When I saw this in theaters, this blew my mind. I knew a world had opened up with CGI-animation and I wanted to inhale every detail of this world. When the VHS tape came out, I don't know how many times I watched it. I only stopped when my mom told me I was wearing out the tape and the vcr would eat it. I'll be honest, it's been years since I've seen this but I still remember it with a vividness that's almost scary. I still remember all the times I laughed, when I was scared and everything. But there's one thing that's for certain, it was the start of Pixar's domination of the animation world.

Awesome Moment 1: Woody's reveal to Sid
Awesome Moment 2: How you truly fall...with style
Awesome Moment 3: "You...are...a...TOY!"


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Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:57 am
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#63 Superman

Very few comic book movies could be great ones....this is one of them. A movie that literally spared no expense in production. We almost believed a man did fly. We were there when Superman had his 12 year lessons with Marlon Brando. This feels so spot-on to the Superman mythos that it's almost makes me want to tear up in admiration. And you can't say anything about Superman without mentioning Christopher Reeve. He is the glue that held the movie together and that is why there will never be a Superman quite like him.

Awesome Moment 1: "Do you know why the number two hundred is so vitally descriptive to both you and me? It's your weight and my I.Q. "
Awesome Moment 2: Marlon Brando's training to Superman which lasts 12 years
Awesome Moment 3: Superman solving his problems the super way...by turning back time by turning back the Earth


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Sun May 06, 2012 9:35 am
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#62 The Iron Giant

This is, without a doubt, Vin Diesel's best movie. Yes, he was in it....yes, I'm serious, he was the Giant. I first saw this on Cartoon Network's 24 hour marathon of this. I saw about 10, maybe 12 hours of it, that's how much I loved it. At it's core, it's a boy and his pet movies that are designed to tug at the heartstrings and boy, by the end, does it ever. And the animation....an awesome throwback to 50's Disney with the Giant being made in CGI. It truly is an underrated classic.

Awesome Moment 1: Hogarth teaching the Giant to talk
Awesome Moment 2: "Superman."
Awesome Moment 3: "Launch the rockets now!"


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Sun May 13, 2012 8:45 am
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Great, great pick Pats. My kids and I love that movie.

I once used the cannonball scene, surround sound speakers, and the volume up to "11" to wake up my younger brother who happened to doze off on the couch.


Tue May 15, 2012 12:25 pm
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#61 Planet of the Apes(1968)

Before the almost-good remake...before the sequels...there was the original Planet of the Apes. It starts off calm as a crew prepares to hibernate for a couple thousand years going at light-speed for about 10 minutes but suddenly it's balls-to-wall survival as the ship crashes in a lake and one crew member is dead. What awaits the survivors is nothing they could ever imagined...a planet where apes evolved from men to be the overlords! On a final note, without Charlton Heston, this movie would still be an amazingly-paced, skillfully directed satire/action movie but with him at his most pompous is a 60's classic.

Awesome Moment 1: Heston's crazy man laugh around the beginning
Awesome Moment 2: "Get your hands off me, you damn dirty ape!"
Awesome Moment 3: "A planet where apes evolved from men?"


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Sun May 20, 2012 9:16 am
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Sorry guys, kinda slipped my about posting yesterday so here's the next entry

#60 Toy Story 2


You know why I think the Toy Story movies and Cars(which, unfortunately isn't on the list but should've been) are the best of the Pixar movies? They created such awesome worlds that someone could get lost in like Andy's House, Radiator Springs or in this case, the toy store among other places. Like the first Toy Story, this is even more mind-blowing to the powers of CGI animation and what they could do. The old Woody's round-up TV show, for example, was not puppets...it was CGI models made up to look like puppets and that's one example. Of course, who am I to take away the fun factor of this movie. It's a high-water mark for Pixar and try as they might, I don't think it will be topped (but Wall-E did top them, too bad I haven't seen it when I made the list cause it's top 10 material).

Awesome Moment 1: Rex being used as a battering ram
Awesome Moment 2: Tour Guide Barbie
Awesome Moment 3: The opening scene/fakeout


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