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« on: 02 Mar 2006, 17:00 »

I threw up my top 10 of 2005 at http://www.kirbo.thejefffiles.com

Thoughts on mine, post your own.
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« Reply #1 on: 02 Mar 2006, 17:16 »

Sorry to nit-pick, but:

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I decided to bone up on my Capote. Turns out he was one of the most influential and respected novelists of the 19th century


You're around 100 years out of whack there . . .
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« Reply #2 on: 02 Mar 2006, 17:55 »

Holy crap, good catch. Chalk that up to writing while tired.
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« Reply #3 on: 03 Mar 2006, 09:16 »

Good call on Good Night and Good Luck, its a top quality film.
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« Reply #4 on: 03 Mar 2006, 09:41 »

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Good call on Good Night and Good Luck, its a top quality film.


Thank you. I'm looking forward to the DVD, it's a must own.
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« Reply #5 on: 03 Mar 2006, 12:16 »

The only movies I can remember seeing this last year were Star Wars, and Pride and Predjudice.  Guess I really don't get out much to the theater anymore.

(Or was Star Wars very tail end of 2004?  I honestly can't recall anymore)
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« Reply #6 on: 03 Mar 2006, 12:32 »

Star Wars was 2005, summertime.
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« Reply #7 on: 03 Mar 2006, 18:26 »

See, I don't even remember going to the theater.  Most the movies i can recall seeing for the first time this past year were older.  (Boondock Saints, Pulp Fiction, Snatch, among others.)  It sucks when you see a movie you really like way after it actually came out because you can't talk to people about it.

Strangely, I'm reminded of a Jim Gaffigan joke.
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« Reply #8 on: 03 Mar 2006, 18:51 »

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See, I don't even remember going to the theater.  Most the movies i can recall seeing for the first time this past year were older.  (Boondock Saints, Pulp Fiction, Snatch, among others.)  It sucks when you see a movie you really like way after it actually came out because you can't talk to people about it.

Strangely, I'm reminded of a Jim Gaffigan joke.


I will gladly talk about any of those any time. I own/love them all.
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« Reply #9 on: 06 Mar 2006, 19:59 »

1) Sin City:
The casting was spot on, especially since not all of them were obvious choices (Who knew Clive Owen could be so badass?), the look of the film was fantastic, and it totally improved on the style that Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow failed miserably at using. And I have a huge amount of respect for Robert Rodriguez for telling the DGA to stick it when they said Frank Miller couldn't co-direct. He obviously wanted a great deal to stay true to the comics. I'd go so far as to say I haven't seen a movie stay this true to the source material since Greed.

2) Good Night, and Good Luck.:
I got a press screening pass to see this from my Film Appreciation class instructor, cause I was way into the whole McCarthyism era at the time (2 research papers on the subject later I'm a little burnt out on the subject). I was completely enthralled by the movie from the second Strathairn as Murrow opened his mouth to the closing credits. Strathairn did a fantastic job as Murrow, as did Clooney as Friendly.

3) Crash:
Like with Good Night and Good Luck, I was totally enthralled by this movie. The speech by Ludacris' character, and the twist after it, was what really caught my attention. The only reason this isn't the #2 movie is because a couple times I stopped and thought "man, that's a huge coincidence" more than I should have. Still a fantastic movie, with a great scene between Ludacris and Terrence Howard, and a surprisingly moving scene at the end with Don Cheadle's character.

4) Batman Begins:
I'd been following the progress of this movie ever since Christopher Nolan was named as the director, and got more and more anxious for it to come out with every detail that came out. I was actually expecting this movie to be better than Sin City before I saw either of them. Nevertheless, a great movie, one of the best comic book movies I've seen.

5) 40 Year Old Virgin:
Ok, some of why this movie is here is because of how utterly awful it could have been. Like Not Another Teen Movie awful. Instead it ended up being the funniest movie this year, and they made characters that I actually liked. And the ending is classic.

6) Oldboy:
Yeah, yeah, it's technically a 2003 movie, but it came out stateside in 2005. The movie goes on as a straightforward revenge movie, and then with one little line, you realise that it's not the revenge movie you thought it was. That aside, it blends being an action movie and a dramatic movie really well, and THAT is hard to do.

7) The War Within:
More people should have seen this movie. Unfortunately, it got a nothing release. What makes this movie great is Hassan, the main character. He is easly the deepest and most complex villain I've seen in a good long while. The entire movie up until the ending, he's built up as truly believing that he's doing the right thing, and that makes the ending all the more tragic.

8 ) Walk the Line:
I <3 Johnny Cash. I thought that they had dubbed Pheonix's singing when I saw the movie, and was shocked as shit when I found out he did his own singing. They found a good balance between too many music numbers and not enough, which gave the movie a really good pace, I was actually surprised (and a little bummed out) when it ended, cause I didn't think it'd been 2 hours yet.

9) Serenity:
Ok, I'm a Firefly nerd, but I still think it's a damn good movie. The dialogue is great, the villain is really cool ("I don't murder children." "I do, when I have to.") and you can get through the movie without having seen the series. Yes, some of the stuff has a LOT more weight if you watch Firefly first, but having seen it with someone who didn't watch Firefly, I can attest that it's enjoyable whether you've seen it or not (it's just more enjoyable if you have).

10) The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
I actually got into an argument with someone over this movie. They couldn't stand how far from the book the movie strayed. But that's just what I liked about the movie. If you pay attention to the whole Hitchhiker's universe, NONE of the variations of the story are the same. The book, the record album, the radio show, the BBC mini-series, none of them are exactly the same, and it'd be a disservice to make this movie the same. That's what makes it such a good movie; it's not just an adaptation of the book. Plus, having Alan Rickman be the voice of Marvin was genius.[/i]
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« Reply #10 on: 07 Mar 2006, 06:34 »

Nice List.

For the Oldboy being 2003 thing, Crash was released in 2004, so no biggie there.
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« Reply #11 on: 09 Mar 2006, 11:34 »

Quote from: Narr
See, I don't even remember going to the theater.  Most the movies i can recall seeing for the first time this past year were older.  (Boondock Saints, Pulp Fiction, Snatch, among others.)  It sucks when you see a movie you really like way after it actually came out because you can't talk to people about it.

Strangely, I'm reminded of a Jim Gaffigan joke.


Snatch is probably my all-time favorite movie, so I'm always up for chatting about it.

As for my top 10 of '05, it'd probably go something like this:

1. The 40-Year Old Virgin
2. Sin City
3. Batman Begins
4. Star Wars Episode3: Revenge of the Sith
5. Wedding Crashers
6. Kung Fu Hustle (although made before '05, it was released theatrically in America last year, so I think it counts)
7. Fantastic Four (I know, I know, not a popular choice, but I did find it pretty enjoyable)
8. Coach Carter
9. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe (decent, not as good as the book; the true pleasure of reading it wasn't the story, but the way that Adams told it.  It's just not something that can really translate to the screen.)
10. Land of the Dead
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« Reply #12 on: 09 Mar 2006, 12:12 »

Land of the Dead was my favorite comedy of 2005...wait...second. I forgot about The Aristocrats.
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« Reply #13 on: 09 Mar 2006, 12:50 »

and i enjoyed fantastic 4.....but i am a marvel comics geek...

that said...
i HATED hulk and daredevil...
fucking affleck is no matt murdock.
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« Reply #14 on: 09 Mar 2006, 12:53 »

Sorry Sailor, I corrected your post

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« Reply #15 on: 09 Mar 2006, 15:24 »

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and i enjoyed fantastic 4.....but i am a marvel comics geek...

that said...
i HATED hulk and daredevil...
fucking affleck is no matt murdock.


I'm with you there; Hulk was tedious, and felt like it was made with no consideration paid to the comic whatsoever.  Daredevil was just saddled with some bad acting by Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, and an overall weak presentation.  Of course, Elektra was worse than both, tied with The Pacifier for the worst movie of '05 in my mind.  Everything about Elektra was bad, almost offensive.  Needless to say, I did not go to that film willingly, and I did not pay.
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« Reply #16 on: 09 Mar 2006, 15:39 »

I don't even think I saw 10 movies, but here are some I enjoyed (in order):

Batman Begins
Star Wars: Return of the Sith
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
King Kong
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
HP4

I saw Narnia, but I fell asleep during the movie.  I gave it the benefit of the doubt though, because I saw it right after I took finals.
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« Reply #17 on: 09 Mar 2006, 18:40 »

Narnia is slightly below Hitchhiker's on my list. It's actually tied with Ice Harvest (which I mostly liked because I'm a huge noir fan).


As for Affleck, I'll admit he has problems not sucking when the director isn't Kevin Smith (who's one of the couple directors who has the uncanny ability to make people I don't like not suck)
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« Reply #18 on: 11 Mar 2006, 21:02 »

The Hulk was genius and I'll defend it to my dying day. Ang Lee made a masterful psychodrama. Anyone who has read the Hulk comic during its Bruce Jones run knows that what makes the Hulk interesting is the fact that Banner doesn't WANT the Hulk. Banner is the interesting character in the comic and he was in the movie.
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« Reply #19 on: 12 Mar 2006, 17:20 »

I can't remember which movies I saw that were made in 2005.  For all I pay attention to that sort of thing, the X-Files, 24, Firefly, Miami Vice, and Straw Dogs were all made in 2005.  No, wait, the last one was made in 2006.  I'm thinking of Bring Me The Head of Alfredo Garcia.
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« Reply #20 on: 14 Mar 2006, 13:58 »

honorable mention to this movie that came out last August:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=MtO2EZuiyQ0
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« Reply #21 on: 14 Mar 2006, 15:59 »

i have no concept of time and can't make decisions so here's some movies that may or may not have been released in 05 in no particular order.

Sin City
I Walk The Line
Ong-Bak
The Jacket
Harry Potter
The Lords Of Dogtown
Batman Begins
The Cave (strictly for the Lovecraftian memories it inspired)
Domino
War of the Worlds
Saw II
Chronicles of Narnia

thats my list and i'm sticking to it. yes it's 12 movies long instead of 10 but i don't care. it's not really a "top ten" anyway cause its not in order or anything. some of those might not even be from '05  8-P
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« Reply #22 on: 14 Mar 2006, 20:59 »

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i have no concept of time and can't make decisions so here's some movies that may or may not have been released in 05 in no particular order.

Sin City
I Walk The Line
Ong-Bak
The Jacket
Harry Potter
The Lords Of Dogtown
Batman Begins
The Cave (strictly for the Lovecraftian memories it inspired)
Domino
War of the Worlds
Saw II
Chronicles of Narnia

thats my list and i'm sticking to it. yes it's 12 movies long instead of 10 but i don't care. it's not really a "top ten" anyway cause its not in order or anything. some of those might not even be from '05  8-P


So there are more than ten movies, they aren't in any order of preference whatsoever, and some of them aren't from 2005?  Heh, way to stay on topic, man ;)
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« Reply #23 on: 15 Mar 2006, 16:28 »

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i have no concept of time and can't make decisions so here's some movies that may or may not have been released in 05 in no particular order.

Sin City
I Walk The Line
Ong-Bak
The Jacket
Harry Potter
The Lords Of Dogtown
Batman Begins
The Cave (strictly for the Lovecraftian memories it inspired)
Domino
War of the Worlds
Saw II
Chronicles of Narnia

thats my list and i'm sticking to it. yes it's 12 movies long instead of 10 but i don't care. it's not really a "top ten" anyway cause its not in order or anything. some of those might not even be from '05  8-P


So there are more than ten movies, they aren't in any order of preference whatsoever, and some of them aren't from 2005?  Heh, way to stay on topic, man ;)



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« Reply #24 on: 10 Apr 2006, 19:00 »

didn't see many new films in 2005 but i liked,

Ghost In The Shell 2: Innocence
Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story
Sin City

can't think of any more! theres too much in my dad's dvd collection to work through for free before i can be bothered going to the cinema
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« Reply #25 on: 10 Apr 2006, 20:33 »

All I know is that Capote was the best movie of 2005.

YES RLY!
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« Reply #26 on: 10 Apr 2006, 21:53 »

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All I know is that Capote was the best movie of 2005.

YES RLY!


Out of curiousity, what all did you see last year?
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« Reply #27 on: 11 Apr 2006, 18:45 »

Capote, Crash, Walk the Line, Batman Begins, Sin City, Corpse Bride, History of Violence, Chronicles of Narnia, War of the Worlds, King Kong, Star Wars Episode III....that's all I can remember seeing right now. I was pretty busy.
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« Reply #28 on: 15 Apr 2006, 17:24 »

Capote was good....but not 'Best of' good. PSH was amazing, but one performance does not a great movie make.
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« Reply #29 on: 16 Apr 2006, 11:39 »

So you're going to ignore the beautiful filming, great script, and the captivating story of a man torn apart by his own guilt and shame? Oh, and the music. The MUSIC.
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« Reply #30 on: 16 Apr 2006, 19:10 »

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So you're going to ignore the beautiful filming, great script, and the captivating story of a man torn apart by his own guilt and shame? Oh, and the music. The MUSIC.


I think what he was saying was that the only thing he thought was "Best Of" good was Hoffman's performance, but that said performance isn't enough to make it a "Best Of" movie. Correct me if I'm wrong, though
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« Reply #31 on: 17 Apr 2006, 07:36 »

Old Boy (if that was 2005, I think it was 04)
Sideways (ditto)
Sin City
Downfall
Grizzly Man (see it!)
Munich
Crash
A History Of Violence (oh shut up, it's damn good film)
Wallace & Gromit
2046
Good Night & Good Luck
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« Reply #32 on: 17 Apr 2006, 07:45 »

Is Grizzly Man about that guy who lived with bears until he got eaten?!?

I heard about that, I think I might rent it out or something...
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« Reply #33 on: 17 Apr 2006, 10:41 »

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Is Grizzly Man about that guy who lived with bears until he got eaten?!?


Not quite, but you're close- you won't regret renting it.
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« Reply #34 on: 17 Apr 2006, 10:59 »

What is it about then?!?

Also what is the film I'm thinking of?!?
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« Reply #35 on: 17 Apr 2006, 12:39 »

oh it's the film you're thinking of, don't worry. rent it, enjoy it, be disturbed.
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« Reply #36 on: 18 Apr 2006, 16:01 »

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So you're going to ignore the beautiful filming, great script, and the captivating story of a man torn apart by his own guilt and shame? Oh, and the music. The MUSIC.


I think what he was saying was that the only thing he thought was "Best Of" good was Hoffman's performance, but that said performance isn't enough to make it a "Best Of" movie. Correct me if I'm wrong, though


I know what he said, I'm just saying that Hoffman's performance wasn't the only "Best of" thing about the movie. The entire movie was built beautifully, especially when you take into account that it involved a lot of feature film first-timers. It was just a beautiful film on all accounts, IMO. A lot of the movies I watched felt shallow after Capote.
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