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Post by W on Sat Dec 20, 2008 10:02 am


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Re: Moviefone's 50 Best Films of the Year

Post by undeadmonkey on Sat Dec 20, 2008 11:24 am

Here's the list to make it easier to talk about

50. 'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull'
49. 'Burn After Reading'
48. 'Mamma Mia!'
47. 'The Bank Job'
46. 'Bolt'
45. 'Son of Rambow'
44. 'W.'
43. 'Quantum of Solace'
42. 'Defiance'
41. 'The Duchess'
40. 'Appaloosa'
39. 'Wanted'
38. 'Zack and Miri Make a Porno'
37. 'Boy A'
36. 'Religulous'
35. 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall'
34. 'American Teen'
33. 'Planet B-Boy'
32. 'Horton Hears a Who!'
31. 'Rachel Getting Married'
30. 'Dear Zachary'
29. 'Let the Right One In'
28. 'Pineapple Express'
27. 'The Wackness'
26. '4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days'
25. 'Gran Torino'
24. 'Happy Go Lucky'
23. 'Taxi to the Dark Side'
22. 'Shine a Light'
21. 'Revolutionary Road'
20. 'Kung Fu Panda'
19. 'In Bruges'
18. 'Doubt'
17. 'JCVD'
16. 'Role Models'
15. 'Surfwise'
14. 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona'
13. 'The Counterfeiters'
12. 'The Reader'
11. 'The Visitor'
10. 'Tropic Thunder'
9. 'Milk'
8. 'Man on Wire'
7. 'WALL-E'
6. 'Frost/Nixon'
5. 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button'
4. 'The Wrestler'
3. 'The Dark Knight'
2. 'Slumdog Millionaire'
1. 'Iron Man'
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Re: Moviefone's 50 Best Films of the Year

Post by Buscemi on Sat Dec 20, 2008 11:30 am

Iron Man over The Dark Knight? Either that's a surprise or Marvel bribed the site.

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Post by Mannix2121 on Sat Dec 20, 2008 11:46 am

Umm...yeah...So is this list in order or is it just "50 great movies that have come out in 2008?"
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Re: Moviefone's 50 Best Films of the Year

Post by undeadmonkey on Sat Dec 20, 2008 12:17 pm

its in order, i know.
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Re: Moviefone's 50 Best Films of the Year

Post by JackO on Sat Dec 20, 2008 12:55 pm

I'm surprised Indy 4 made a top anything list. Nostalgia has it's benefits.
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Re: Moviefone's 50 Best Films of the Year

Post by Buscemi on Sat Dec 20, 2008 1:08 pm

Wow, The Reader is that good?

And Hamlet 2 should have made it over Tropic Thunder. It's funnier and plus, it didn't have the cop-out ending that the Thunder had.

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Re: Moviefone's 50 Best Films of the Year

Post by transformers2 on Sat Dec 20, 2008 11:29 pm

Very surprising list to say the least. I really want to see The Wrestler every time i see the trailer i want to see it more. Surprised Tropic Thunder was that high on the list.
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Re: Moviefone's 50 Best Films of the Year

Post by Mannix2121 on Sun Dec 21, 2008 7:33 am

I did see Let the Right One In last week, have to say it was pretty damn good, so I'm happy that it made the list even though it is a Swedish film. Unfortunately, I hear rumors they are making an "Americanized" version Rolling Eyes
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Re: Moviefone's 50 Best Films of the Year

Post by Buscemi on Mon Dec 22, 2008 8:20 am

The remake is happening. It's currently scheduled for January 2010 and Overture Films is releasing it.

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Re: Moviefone's 50 Best Films of the Year

Post by A_Roode on Tue Dec 23, 2008 4:06 am

The remake was probably inevitable but at least I feel some encouragement that it's coming from Overture who've been pretty solid with their last few ventures. On the other hand, one of the defences for doing remakes is that they'll be available for a wider audience to see. Does Overture, Arthouse Specialist, strike anyone as the distributor to make this film available to a wider audience? I mean, what's the point if you'll barely be able to exceed the box office gross of the first film?!
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Re: Moviefone's 50 Best Films of the Year

Post by Buscemi on Tue Dec 23, 2008 6:11 am

So far Overture's highest grossing release is Righteous Kill with $40 million. And since they've got Cloverfield's director doing the remake and a Martin Luther King weekend release date, they should get a decent gross from it. Plus people will be wanting a real vampire movie since the Twilight movies broke so many vampire rules and they have limited gore.

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Re: Moviefone's 50 Best Films of the Year

Post by mfrendo on Tue Dec 23, 2008 12:47 pm

Just counted...I've seen 20 movies on this list (though many haven't even hit my city yet...).
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Re: Moviefone's 50 Best Films of the Year

Post by Buscemi on Tue Dec 23, 2008 1:09 pm

I've seen 29, give or take. I may be seeing Happy-Go-Lucky, Milk and Benjamin Button in the next few days.

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Re: Moviefone's 50 Best Films of the Year

Post by undeadmonkey on Tue Dec 23, 2008 10:36 pm

So i've only seen twelve.

Have seen:

50. 'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull'
43. 'Quantum of Solace'
39. 'Wanted'
35. 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall'
34. 'American Teen'
32. 'Horton Hears a Who!'
27. 'The Wackness'
20. 'Kung Fu Panda'
15. 'Surfwise'
7. 'WALL-E'
3. 'The Dark Knight'
1. 'Iron Man'

will see for sure, just haven't had a chance to:

42. 'Defiance'
41. 'The Duchess'
40. 'Appaloosa'
37. 'Boy A'
31. 'Rachel Getting Married'
25. 'Gran Torino'
18. 'Doubt'
14. 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona'
12. 'The Reader'
11. 'The Visitor'
5. 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button'
2. 'Slumdog Millionaire'

want to see and probably will see:

49. 'Burn After Reading'
46. 'Bolt'
45. 'Son of Rambow'
44. 'W.'
24. 'Happy Go Lucky'
21. 'Revolutionary Road'
19. 'In Bruges'
13. 'The Counterfeiters'


might see, but wont go out of my way to see:

48. 'Mamma Mia!'
47. 'The Bank Job'
38. 'Zack and Miri Make a Porno'
33. 'Planet B-Boy'
6. 'Frost/Nixon'
4. 'The Wrestler'

have no interest to see, but might:

36. 'Religulous'
30. 'Dear Zachary'
29. 'Let the Right One In'
28. 'Pineapple Express'
26. '4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days'
23. 'Taxi to the Dark Side'
22. 'Shine a Light'
17. 'JCVD'
16. 'Role Models'
10. 'Tropic Thunder'
9. 'Milk'
8. 'Man on Wire'
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Re: Moviefone's 50 Best Films of the Year

Post by Buscemi on Tue Dec 23, 2008 10:41 pm

You should give Religulous, Shine A Light and Man On Wire a shot. Religulous was an entertaining take on religion (it's not pro or anti-religion but does make you think), Shine A Light was a good companion piece to The Last Waltz and it looked great on IMAX and Man On Wire is my Number 2 film so far this year.

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Re: Moviefone's 50 Best Films of the Year

Post by becs on Tue Dec 23, 2008 11:34 pm

Man even with my current film drought I've seen 18 of the movies on the list, most I want to see aren't out yet or have just come out (??) the others are ones I have litter or no interest in - Planet B-Boy? JCVD? Meh.
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