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Old 12-18-2006, 09:08 AM   #31
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But I live in the sticks burbs and it never played at my theater or anywhere close enough. I could go into the city just to see a movie but I never do unless it's free or someone else is paying I guess I'll have to wait for the DVD

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Old 12-18-2006, 09:11 AM   #32
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The Departed
Superman Returns
Stranger Than Fiction
Talladega Nights
United 93
World Trade Center
Blood Diamond
Tenacious D
Clerks 2

Did Not Like: Thank You For Smoking, Miami Vice

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Old 12-18-2006, 09:30 AM   #33
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1. Pirates2
2. X-Men3
3. V For Vendetta
4. The Da Vinci Code
5. Casino Royale
6. Monster House
7. Hoodwinked
8. Stormbreaker(kids made me)

Going to see Eragon, & Deja Vu later this week, virtually certain Deja Vu will be close to the top of the list judging by the trailers I've seen.
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Old 12-18-2006, 09:39 AM   #34
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I was torn about World Trade Center too

I never saw Stranger Than Fiction or The Fountain, wanted to see both
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I'll give you my top two;

Casino Royale
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Old 12-18-2006, 12:23 PM   #36
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7. Hoodwinked
A very underrated and very good movie.
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Old 12-18-2006, 01:39 PM   #37
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Originally posted by meegannie

I really wanted to see that, but it was only in the cinemas for about ten minutes, and I was ill.
yeah, even here, in Mexico, it was like 2 weeks in the cinemas

it's a beautiful story, it's like Harry Potter meets Kill Bill or something, haha
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No particular order:

United 93
Casino Royale
The Departed
The Illusionist
The Prestige
Little Miss Sunshine
The Queen
V For Vendetta
Miami Vice
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Old 12-19-2006, 01:02 PM   #39
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2006: Films that I enjoyed and would recommend (theatrically released or DVD release):

The New World
The Best Of Youth (Marco Tullio Giordana)
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
Sophie Scholl: The Final Days
Tsotsi (Gavin Hood)
Dear Frankie
A History Of Violence
The Squid & The Whale

2006: Films that I am looking forward to see:

Little Miss Sunshine (Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris)
Half Nelson
Children Of Men (Alfonso Cuaron)
Old Joy
Bubble (Stephen Soderbergh)
L’Enfant (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne)
Volver (Pedro Almodovar)
Don’t Come Knockin’ (Wim Wenders)
Three Times (Hou Hsiao-hsien)
Cafe Lumiere (Hou Hsiao-Hsien)

2006: Films that I discovered:

The Straight Story
Secrets & Lies
Big Night
You Can Count on Me
Tender Mercies
Trip To Bountiful
Before Sunset
Italian For Beginners
The Man On The Train
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hmmm ... no particular order, and most of the films i want to see i haven't yet (january is when i watch movies), but here's some i thought were great:

Jesus Camp
Little Miss Sunshine
The Departed
Superman Returns (a bit less than the sum of it's parts, but very nostalgic and his rescuing of the airplane in the beginning was the most thrilling 15 minutes of cinema all year)

can't wait to see: Dreamgirls, Volver, Little Children, The Queen, Letters from Iwo Jima, Half Nelson, Babel ... gosh, going to be a busy January
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Old 12-19-2006, 07:19 PM   #41
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OK - my top ten (on planes and just due to being bored I've seen shitloads this year.)

1. Superman Returns - phenomenally entertaining. Storyline is weak, but it has everything you want in a popcorn movie - excellent effects, great stunts - and it's ace to have Supes back!

2. Casino Royale - just brilliant.

3. World Trade Centre (Center) - I will rate this one above United 93 simply because United 93 (while by far the far superior film) was an emotionally devastating film, whereas Oliver Stone's subdued, yet respectful take on what happened at Ground Zero affected me more - the crushed hope, the ultimate immense tragedy distilled to the tale of two people - I felt a bit manipulated, but still walked away with a better sense of the enormity of it all in regards to the people there. I can't quite word what I'm trying to say...

4. United 93

5. An Inconvenient Truth - well made, well presented, not 100% convinced it's as dire as Al wants me to believe it is...

6. Memoirs Of A Geisha - no where near as good as the book, but still a beautifully made movie. Gong Li and Michelle Yeoh are brilliant.

7. Little Miss Sunshine - just related to it so much.

8. Rent - (didn't get release here in Oz until March 2006) regardless of how Chris Columbus' hatchet job played out, you can't deny the power of Jon Larson's music. And Rosario as a drug addled stripper - H-O-T!

9. The Devil Wears Prada - I cant place her name - but the girl who played Miranda's other assistant (not Anen Hathaway) is brilliant. And Meryl of course.

10. Pirates Of The Carribean - Dead Man's Chest - just top fun. Stupid as all hell, but fun.
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(don't know if they're from 2006
but I saw them this year)

New World
Inside Man
The Proposition
Lady in the Water
V for Vendetta

need to see:
children of men
half nelson
a scanner darkly
for your consideration
little miss sunshine
little children

worst :
Nacho Libre

(movies i got dragged to see
and of course sucked: )

that adam sandler one w/ control
saw 3
ricky bobby (nascar one)
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Old 12-19-2006, 10:58 PM   #43
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Well, I just watched Little Miss Sunshine, and I must say, it's a wonderful film. Not sure what it was exactly. Parts of it were out-of-this-world-hilarious, and others were absolutely heartbreaking. Overall, it leaves you with the impression that you just saw something truely special. It still needs some time to fully digest, but I'd reccoment this movie to anyone with a family! Haha.
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I'll have to redo my Top 10 again.

1. V for Vendetta
2. The Prestige
3. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
4. Casino Royale
5. The Illusionist
6. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
7. Nacho Libre
8. Snakes on a Plane
9. Little Miss Sunshine
10. Thank You for Smoking

I saw the last 2 in the past week and loved them.
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Old 12-20-2006, 11:27 PM   #45
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Best I watched :

Pirates 2
Da Vinci Code
X-men 3

Need to see yet :

Cassino Royale

Desesperaly need to see ..... :


Biggest Disappointment :

Superman Returns

Hell even X-men 3 with things that really pissed me and disappointed , was IMO much better

With things like Spidey 3 , 300 and even Transformers , I'm sure 2007 will be a much better movies year

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