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Old 07-02-2007, 01:08 PM   #16
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I love how people still can't handle other people criticizing someone's opinion. What did we all expect when this list was posted? Everyone to just look at it and say "Hmm, oh yes, I can see how this is a nice collection of a bunch of random people's opinions rolled into one nice little list, " and move on? The point was to discuss it. I thought there were going to be a lot more movies on here that I didn't like. There aren't that many. I was surprised.

And yes, I do think the LOTR films are pretty average.
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Right back at you. I don't care if you hate Forrest Gump. In fact, I'd just about expect you to hate it. I was commenting on the other people's opinions on Forrest Gump. Including Queen Bee. Notice how I said commenting. I wasn't taken aback. I wasn't crying. I was commenting on it. I'd point out your own hypocrisy in your post, but I'd rather let you find it on your own. Like a scavenger hunt!

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I mean, I thought the LOTR movies were well done, but I wouldn't say all three of them are the best of all time!
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Old 07-02-2007, 01:41 PM   #18
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I love how some of the very people in this thread completely forgot about this not being "THE BEST MOVIES EVER" and instead being your favorite movies ever. Makes you wonder what kind of criteria they used in making their own lists.

I'm personally overly surprised at the Forrest Gump hate. Aside from it being a story about Forrest, it was almost like a history lesson/nostalgia machine. I wouldn't know who Captain Kangaroo was if it weren't for Forrest Gump. Or a lot of other pop cultural things for that matter.
The Watergate scene

I'd also like to mention that Miami Beach has their very own "Bubba Gump Shrimp Factory" that's really a restaurant. Very cool.
There's a Bubba Gump in Orlando, too

I like Forrest Gump, but I don't like it as much as everyone else seems to I guess. It's definitely a good movie, I guess I'm a little bitter that it won Best Picture over Pulp Fiction or Shawshank, but I'm a nerd like that.

And if you can't see LOTR or Star Wars topping a list of FAVORITE MOVIES, then you should seek professional help.
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I'd pick Shawshank over Gump anyday.

The Oscars are a huge joke anyway. Any organization that would give Tommy Lee Jones a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for U.S. Marshals over Ralph Fiennes' performance as Amon Goeth loses all credibility to me.
Tommy Lee Jones can only play one character: The angry old cop.
At least he plays it well, but Ralph >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Tommy

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Pla, I wasn't speaking directly at you with that post, but yours was part of that. But I apologize, because I initially misread your post on page one. I noticed that after I already made my last post, but I didn't really care enough what you would think to edit it.

As for the LOTR films, yeah, they are pretty average, as far as award-winning films go. I mean, they aren't completely middle-of-the-road summer blockbuster average, but when I say they were well-made, I mean I can appreciate the technical accomplishments of the films, as well as the impressive production planning that went into filming them. I do however, feel Jackson is a mediocre-at-best director, and those films have enormous problems with them that all stem from his inability to direct such films. King Kong (2005) is the perfect showcase for that.

And for the record, I don't hate Forrest Gump. I never said that. But it's definitely not one of my favorites, and I'm still a little pissed that it won best picture in 1994.
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I'd pick Shawshank over Gump anyday.

The Oscars are a huge joke anyway. Any organization that would give Tommy Lee Jones a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for U.S. Marshals over Ralph Fiennes' performance as Amon Goeth loses all credibility to me.
Tommy Lee Jones can only play one character: The angry old cop.
At least he plays it well, but Ralph >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Tommy
Completely. Muriel's Wedding had a nom over Ed Wood?

Forrest Gump over Pulp Fiction / Shawshank? Pulp Fiction is only widely recognized as one of the most influential films of the late 20th century. Some call it the Tarantino generation for God's sakes. Shawshank is just fucking awesome, it gets better with age.

Shakespeare in Love over Saving Private Ryan? Words cannot describe my level of contempt for that.

Annie Hall over Star Wars? This I can partly understand because Annie Hall is one of the best romantic comedies ever, but Star Wars is one of the most important movies ever made.

Chariots of Fire over Raiders of the Lost Ark? Typical.

Children of Men NOT WINNING A SINGLE AWARD. Not even Best Cinemetography? I don't think they watched the same movie.

Soon it will be Crash over Brokeback, but whatever.

You're 100% right about Tommy Lee Jones over Ralph Fiennes.

But this isn't about the Oscars, it's about our collective taste in movies, and I really do like most of that list. I might even check out About a Boy.
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Worst snub of recent years is still Adrian "The Nose" Brody for the Pianist over Daniel Day "Jesus Hath Returned as an Actor" Lewis for Gangs of New York.
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Or the fact Kate Winslet hasn't won anything yet.
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Worst snub of recent years is still Adrian "The Nose" Brody for the Pianist over Daniel Day "Jesus Hath Returned as an Actor" Lewis for Gangs of New York.
I'm just glad Jack Nicholson didn't win that year. He was supposed to be the favorite. So, when Adrian Brody won, it was a nice surprise.

But yeah, the Oscars in general are a joke. Hey, we should start a thread on that! I've got a bone to pick with Denzel Washington (as much as i love him) winning for Training Day! There were way better performances that year!
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I'm just glad Jack Nicholson didn't win that year. He was supposed to be the favorite. So, when Adrian Brody won, it was a nice surprise.

But yeah, the Oscars in general are a joke. Hey, we should start a thread on that! I've got a bone to pick with Denzel Washington (as much as i love him) winning for Training Day! There were way better performances that year!
Sean Penn in I Am Sam. That also caused him to get the sympathy vote over Bill Murray's best role ever in Lost in Translation. I want to get on the Academy and vote for people who deserve to win.
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The Oscars lost all credibility when Titanic was nominated. When it won they became nothing more than a waste of time and just another place for the rich and self important mediocrity to pat themselves on the back.
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Or the fact Kate Winslet hasn't won anything yet.
That is one of the greatest crimes of the last twenty years. Kate Winslet is one if not the greatest actress of our generation.
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Sean Penn in I Am Sam. That also caused him to get the sympathy vote over Bill Murray's best role ever in Lost in Translation. I want to get on the Academy and vote for people who deserve to win.
Yep, it's always about the sympathy vote. People never seem to win when they're supposed to. Denzel was way better when he was nominated for The Hurricane, but I can't remember who won that year.
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That is one of the greatest crimes of the last twenty years. Kate Winslet is one if not the greatest actress of our generation.
I agree. I think she's in line for the next sympathy vote. Then again, she may end up like Peter O'Toole. 0/8.
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Yep, it's always about the sympathy vote. People never seem to win when they're supposed to.
Like Martin Scorsese last year.
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