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The year is ending and JB put up his Top 10: what's yours? 
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Trevor wrote:
I ranked my top 10 sci-fi films, but I guess I should put together an overall list as well.
I'll update my list as I see a few more films.

1. Inglourious Basterds ****
2. District 9 ****
3. Fantastic Mr. Fox ****
4. Avatar ****
5. (500) Days of Summer ****
6. In The Loop ***1/2
7. Up in the Air ***1/2
8. The Hurt Locker ***1/2
9. Coraline ***1/2
10. Adventureland ***1/2



Trevor, I really like your site. Very cool. Is this Wordpress?
Rob


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Robert Holloway wrote:
12 - Russian remake of 12 Angry Men


Hmmmm you though Mikhalkov's film was that good? I found it overlong--the flashbacks were really unnecessary--and with some radical character shifts (the evil guy suddenly decides he'll vote not guilty) that detracted from the film

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JamesKunz wrote:
Robert Holloway wrote:
12 - Russian remake of 12 Angry Men


Hmmmm you though Mikhalkov's film was that good? I found it overlong--the flashbacks were really unnecessary--and with some radical character shifts (the evil guy suddenly decides he'll vote not guilty) that detracted from the film


Hi James

I remember watching this. the disc arrived from Netflix and I groaned when I saw the running length. nearly 160 mins later I was really impressed with a foreign language remake of a film with a plot that I knew well.

It's not a great film, but it's gripping and very well made. A major surprise for me.

80% on RT as well.

Your criticisms are good ones. However, length becomes an issue if you're not involved. For me that was not the case.

Rob


Sat Jan 23, 2010 12:13 pm
Post Re: The year is ending and JB put up his Top 10: what's yours?
Robert Holloway wrote:
Trevor wrote:
I ranked my top 10 sci-fi films, but I guess I should put together an overall list as well.
I'll update my list as I see a few more films.

1. Inglourious Basterds ****
2. District 9 ****
3. Fantastic Mr. Fox ****
4. Avatar ****
5. (500) Days of Summer ****
6. In The Loop ***1/2
7. Up in the Air ***1/2
8. The Hurt Locker ***1/2
9. Coraline ***1/2
10. Adventureland ***1/2



Trevor, I really like your site. Very cool. Is this Wordpress?
Rob

Drupal actually.

That reminds me, it's time to update this top 10 after seeing a few more films.

1. Inglourious Basterds ****
2. District 9 ****
3. Fantastic Mr. Fox ****
4. In The Loop ***1/2
5. Avatar ****
6. A Serious Man ***1/2
7. (500) Days of Summer ****
8. Up in the Air ***1/2
9. The Hurt Locker ***1/2
10. Adventureland ***1/2


Sat Jan 23, 2010 4:48 pm
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Robert Holloway wrote:
Trevor, I really like your site. Very cool.
Rob


Ditto. I originally didn't realise that the site was all you. Good stuff.

In some totally unrelated news, I now have a mailing address and telephone number for Trevor. For 5 bucks I'll share the info.


Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:52 pm
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ed_metal_head wrote:
Robert Holloway wrote:
Trevor, I really like your site. Very cool.
Rob


Ditto. I originally didn't realise that the site was all you. Good stuff.

In some totally unrelated news, I now have a mailing address and telephone number for Trevor. For 5 bucks I'll share the info.


Thanks for the encouragement guys.

And that address is out of date. Assuming that is from a whois on my domain registrations. Wonder if I can take my address off that anyway, hmm.


Tue Jan 26, 2010 6:39 pm
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Trevor wrote:
Thanks for the encouragement guys.

And that address is out of date. Assuming that is from a whois on my domain registrations. Wonder if I can take my address off that anyway, hmm.


I think that depends on what you put it in when you bought the domain name. But I don't think that you can take it off after the fact.


Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:42 pm
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Patrick wrote:
Trevor wrote:
Thanks for the encouragement guys.

And that address is out of date. Assuming that is from a whois on my domain registrations. Wonder if I can take my address off that anyway, hmm.


I think that depends on what you put it in when you bought the domain name. But I don't think that you can take it off after the fact.


Yeah, found where I can change it. Don't know if I can enter nothing though.


Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:57 am
Post Re: The year is ending and JB put up his Top 10: what's yours?
Trevor wrote:
Patrick wrote:
Trevor wrote:
Thanks for the encouragement guys.

And that address is out of date. Assuming that is from a whois on my domain registrations. Wonder if I can take my address off that anyway, hmm.


I think that depends on what you put it in when you bought the domain name. But I don't think that you can take it off after the fact.


Yeah, found where I can change it. Don't know if I can enter nothing though.


It also depends if the some of the relevant information is a required field or not. I'm sure your name is always going to be on there but maybe not the address.


Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:49 am
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With a few left to see(Precious, Crazy Heart, I'm sure more.....)

Honorable mentions: Adventureland, Zombieland, Up, A Serious Man, The Brothers Bloom, The Road, 500 Days of Summer
10. Two Lovers
9. Still Walking
8. Goodbye Solo
7. The Fantastic Mr. Fox
6. Up in the Air
5. Moon
4. Inglorious Basterds
3. In the Loop
2. The Hurt Locker
1. An Education


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bob harris wrote:
10. Two Lovers
9. Still Walking
8. Goodbye Solo
7. The Fantastic Mr. Fox
6. Up in the Air
5. Moon
4. Inglorious Basterds
3. In the Loop
2. The Hurt Locker
1. An Education


I like a lot of your list, but could you or somebody else explain to me what was so good about The Fantastic Mr. Fox? I mean, even when it was good (the first half) I can't imagine putting it on any sort of "Best" list

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JamesKunz wrote:
bob harris wrote:
10. Two Lovers
9. Still Walking
8. Goodbye Solo
7. The Fantastic Mr. Fox
6. Up in the Air
5. Moon
4. Inglorious Basterds
3. In the Loop
2. The Hurt Locker
1. An Education


I like a lot of your list, but could you or somebody else explain to me what was so good about The Fantastic Mr. Fox? I mean, even when it was good (the first half) I can't imagine putting it on any sort of "Best" list


James,
I can see that you may have not thought it was as good as I did. I just loved how Anderson(who I'm admittedly a fan of) was able to apply his quirky sensibility to a totally different genre all while adapting a known book. It's one of those films I would've been obsessed with if I saw it as a kid. I just had a great experience watching it. Much like Where the Wild Things Are, it's either you're cup of tea or not and for those it is, they probably like it a hell of a lot.


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Post Re: The year is ending and JB put up his Top 10: what's yours?
bob harris wrote:
James,
I can see that you may have not thought it was as good as I did. I just loved how Anderson(who I'm admittedly a fan of) was able to apply his quirky sensibility to a totally different genre all while adapting a known book. It's one of those films I would've been obsessed with if I saw it as a kid. I just had a great experience watching it. Much like Where the Wild Things Are, it's either you're cup of tea or not and for those it is, they probably like it a hell of a lot.


Whereas if I had seen it when I was a kid, I would have spent the entire time telling anyone who was arround "Wahhhh they changed parts of the book and that's STUPID!"

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bob harris wrote:
James,
I can see that you may have not thought it was as good as I did. I just loved how Anderson(who I'm admittedly a fan of) was able to apply his quirky sensibility to a totally different genre all while adapting a known book. It's one of those films I would've been obsessed with if I saw it as a kid. I just had a great experience watching it. Much like Where the Wild Things Are, it's either you're cup of tea or not and for those it is, they probably like it a hell of a lot.


Whereas if I had seen it when I was a kid, I would have spent the entire time telling anyone who was arround "Wahhhh they changed parts of the book and that's STUPID!"


Hahahaha! True. Too each his own i guess.


Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:04 pm
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JamesKunz wrote:
bob harris wrote:
James,
I can see that you may have not thought it was as good as I did. I just loved how Anderson(who I'm admittedly a fan of) was able to apply his quirky sensibility to a totally different genre all while adapting a known book. It's one of those films I would've been obsessed with if I saw it as a kid. I just had a great experience watching it. Much like Where the Wild Things Are, it's either you're cup of tea or not and for those it is, they probably like it a hell of a lot.


Whereas if I had seen it when I was a kid, I would have spent the entire time telling anyone who was arround "Wahhhh they changed parts of the book and that's STUPID!"


Heh, Fantastic Mr. Fox was not a kids movie. I guess that makes it a failure?

I thought Fantastic Mr. Fox had a charm that was unique and totally smile-inducing. I guess I'm a Wes Anderson man, but if I wasn't laughing at the going-ons, I was smiling a big one.

Mr. Fox: A Titanium Card?
[whistles]
Mr. Fox: How did you qualify for this?
Kylie: I pay my bills on time.

Plus, the score's awesome.


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But....Meryl Streep, bless her heart, is apparently a terrible voice actor (it would seem there's got to be one thing, acting-wise, that she can't do) and the movie lost focus once it abandoned the source novel and reused the same jokes over and over again (the vacant-eyed expression on a character's face was funny maybe the first 3 or 4 times) and may have been good (though it was **1/2 to me) but I can't imagine anyone thinking it was worth Top 10ing, if I may make that a verb

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Wes Anderson = acquired taste


Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:01 am
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H.I. McDonough wrote:
Wes Anderson = acquired taste


True that. I really like The Royal Tenenbaums and The Darjeeling Limited, but I really didn't like Rushmore, there was not a single character in Rushmore I liked or wished to spend time with on the screen, even if it was just to laugh at how much we don't like them; the kid was just creepy and so was Bill Murray's character.


Mon Feb 01, 2010 8:57 pm
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My top 10 of 2009:

10. Paranormal Activity
9. Adventureland
8. In the Loop
7. Up
6. District 9
5. Up in the Air
4. Avatar
3. Where the Wild Things Are
2. Inglourious Basterds
1. The Hurt Locker


Tue Feb 02, 2010 6:26 pm
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I'm going to cheat and do 20.

20. A Prophet (HM)
19. A Single Man
18. District 9
17. Star Trek
16. The Cove
15. Me and Orson Welles
14. The Hurt Locker
13. Antichrist
12. A Serious Man
11. Mary and Max
10. The White Ribbon
9. Fantastic Mr. Fox
8. Avatar
7. Moon
6. In the Loop
5. The Messenger
4. Inglourious Basterds
3. Goodbye Solo
2. Paranormal Activity
1. 35 Shots of Rum


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