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Best year this century? Try best year since Jesus invented the eyeball!!! 0 0%
Spot on assessment Lance. I love you more than you'll ever know. 3 15.79%
Yeah, it looks pretty damn good, but you haven't quite convinced me yet. 5 26.32%
Best year this century? Try worst. Douchebag. 8 42.11%
Lance, you are a disgrace to humanity. I'd rather gargle my own excrement than watch any of those films you listed. 3 15.79%
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Old 08-04-2008, 06:32 PM   #76
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I'm sort of blinded right now by my anticipation of Quantum of Solace and Half-Blood Prince so I don't know a lot about the other good stuff that's to be coming out later this year.

Will someone kindly educate me? I know nothing.
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I'm sort of blinded right now by my anticipation of Quantum of Solace and Half-Blood Prince so I don't know a lot about the other good stuff that's to be coming out later this year.

Will someone kindly educate me? I know nothing.
I put this together a week or two ago of movies that interest me, hope it helps:

Pineapple Express* - August 6th
Tropic Thunder* - August 13th
Star Wars: The Clone Wars* - August 15th
Vicky Cristina Barcelona* - August 15th
Hamlet 2 - August 22nd (Limited)
Burn After Reading - September 12th
Righteous Kill - September 12th
Fanboys - September 19th
Ghost Town - September 19th
Taken - September 19th
Choke - September 26th (Limited)
Miracle at St. Anna - September 26th
How to Lose Friends & Alienate People - October 3rd
What Just Happened? - October 3rd (Limited)
Body of Lies - October 10th
City of Ember - October 10th
Changeling - October 24th (Limited)
Pride and Glory - October 24th
RocknRolla - October 31st
Zack and Miri Make a Porno - October 31st
Quantum of Solace* - November 7th
Australia - November 14th
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince* - November 21st
The Soloist - November 21st
The Road - November 26th
Youth in Revolt - December 5th (Limited)
The Day the Earth Stood Still - December 12th
Defiance - December 12th
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button* - December 19th
The Spirit - December 25th
Revolutionary Road - December 26th (Limited)
The Argentine - TBA 2008
Guerilla - TBA 2008

* - Most Anticipated

Lance, did your 2-dimensional ratings system ever work out for you?
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2007 certainly stacks up still. And the poll choices made me lol seeing them again. Good times.

I don't think this year will be quite as strong as last, but I'm feeling 2009 even more than I was feeling 2007. 2009 shall be the 1999 of this decade. Wrap your mind around that one.

As for my 2D ratings system, my friend and I never truly bothered to iron out the details, as we both just use my latest revised 10 point system. But every now and then we'll bust out the prototype for some healthy discussion of films that call for such a rating technique.
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I'm still trying to catch up on seeing the "better films" of '07... hopefully I'll be through in time for this year's fall season.

'09's definitely got a chance at being awesome, with a bunch of the ace directors in the mix, just have to wait and see, I guess.

You still using Flixster at all?
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I said in this thread 2002 was the best of the decade but damn 2001 had more classics than any year this decade. It is tough because 2002 had more good movies.

As for 2008, I think I'll end up remembering this year for all the blockbusters that missed for audiences. Cloverfield, Jumper, 10,000 BC, Narnia, The X-Files and others. Also I'll remember the hype and viral marketing so many movies had like Cloverfield, The Happening and The Dark Knight. I can't speak for foreign films this year but this was a drop from last year. The flood of adaptions, remakes and digging up old TV shows is a huge reason for that.

2009 has some things that should be awesome but some things that should never have been made like the MTV remake of Rocky Horror, Land of The Lost, Transformers 2, Star Trek, The Wolf Man, a supposed Hellraiser remake, The A-Team and Jurrasic Park 4.
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What's wrong with Star Trek, Wolf Man, and Land of the Lost?

The new Wes Anderson, Scorsese, Coppola, Mann, Woody, Cameron, Tarantino, Jonze, and Gilliam films, and the motherfucking Watchmen and Arrested Development movies will make up for that. Then you've got a new Sacha Baron Cohen comedy... an entertaining-looking Terminator film... then the usual mess of surprises and it'll be dandy.
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The Dancer Upstairs
The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys
In America
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
The Mothman Prophecies
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I don't want to be a jerk, but I'm having a hard time figuring out what's so great about these movies you listed from 2002.

I'm curious which films in particular from 2001 you think make it a better year yourself.
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I don't want to be a jerk, but I'm having a hard time figuring out what's so great about these movies you listed from 2002.

I'm curious which films in particular from 2001 you think make it a better year yourself.
You're a jerk whether you want to be one or not. JERK.
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That's true.

Unfortunately it doesn't make that list of films suck any less.

I might as well be a full jerk now that I've already been accused in this thread. How liberating.
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What's wrong with Star Trek, Wolf Man, and Land of the Lost?

The new Wes Anderson, Scorsese, Coppola, Mann, Woody, Cameron, Tarantino, Jonze, and Gilliam films, and the motherfucking Watchmen and Arrested Development movies will make up for that. Then you've got a new Sacha Baron Cohen comedy... an entertaining-looking Terminator film... then the usual mess of surprises and it'll be dandy.
Star Trek: I hate the concept of early Kirk and Spock. I don't like casting. I'm really worried about it not having the ideas of Star Trek in mind and being faithful to the universe. Though part of that comes from hearing all the horror stories about the Nemesis director. It might be good but it has such potential to suck.

The Wolf Man: I don't see the point of remaking this film when there are already so many werewolf movies.

Land Of The Lost: I also don't see the point in making stupid remakes of old TV series.

2009 might surprise me but I can't get past the crap when just looking at the next year on paper.
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Righteous Kill is going to righteously suck. I feel bad for anyone paying to see it with expectations any greater than that.
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Star Trek: I hate the concept of early Kirk and Spock. I don't like casting. I'm really worried about it not having the ideas of Star Trek in mind and being faithful to the universe. Though part of that comes from hearing all the horror stories about the Nemesis director. It might be good but it has such potential to suck.

The Wolf Man: I don't see the point of remaking this film when there are already so many werewolf movies.

Land Of The Lost: I also don't see the point in making stupid remakes of old TV series.

2009 might surprise me but I can't get past the crap when just looking at the next year on paper.
If Star Trek rocks, then everyone's happy... if it tanks, then there's 40 years worth of material to draw back on. It's a win-win situation.

Have you seen who's attached to Wolf Man? Cast-wise and Rick motherfucking Baker-wise?

Land of the Lost looks like a silly vehicle for Will Ferrell, who I'm a fan of. I don't know anything about the old show, but it sounds goofy enough for me.

Everything has the potential to be great "on paper" or suck... look at most of our predictions from the beginning of this thread and how they turned out. We're talking about films none of us have seen yet anyway.
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I don't want to be a jerk, but I'm having a hard time figuring out what's so great about these movies you listed from 2002.

I'm curious which films in particular from 2001 you think make it a better year yourself.
Looking at the 2002 list now they don't all hold up that well.

The great films from 2001:

Foreign films

Amelie
Talk To Her
Sex and Lucia
Fat Girl
Intimacy

US:

Donnie Darko
Fellowship of The Ring
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You can add The Man Who Wasn't There and Mulholland Dr to that list of U.S. films, thank you.
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If Star Trek rocks, then everyone's happy... if it tanks, then there's 40 years worth of material to draw back on. It's a win-win situation.

Have you seen who's attached to Wolf Man? Cast-wise and Rick motherfucking Baker-wise?

Land of the Lost looks like a silly vehicle for Will Ferrell, who I'm a fan of. I don't know anything about the old show, but it sounds goofy enough for me.

Everything has the potential to be great "on paper" or suck... look at most of our predictions from the beginning of this thread and how they turned out. We're talking about films none of us have seen yet anyway.
I just hate seeing such an amazing franchise get dragged through the mud. Though it could never be worse than Nemesis. The horror stories about the director are the thing of nightmares.

The Wolf Man with who is involved reminds me of Peter Jackson's King Kong. While it may be a nice update, it isn't really needed.

I just don't know about these kind of remakes. Who knows though.

True. Though it is hard to imagine getting something good out of some of the really bad movie ideas.
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