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What's the best movie you've seen this year?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Mizzougrad96, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Right now, it would be between Changeling, Gran Torino and Dark Knight for me.

    I have not seen Benjamin Button yet.
  2. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Benjamin Button, by twenty lengths.
  3. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I'm sure I'm forgetting a couple, but these are the movies I've seen this year...

    Changeling - A
    Gran Torino - A
    Body of Lies - B
    Seven Pounds - C
    Slumdog Millionaire - A-
    Four Christmases - B-
    The Dark Knight - A
    Iron Man - A
    The Wrestler - B+
    Religulous - B
    Charlie Bartlett - B
    Quantum of Solace - C
    Role Models - A-
    Baby Mama - C
    Frost/Nixon - A
    Milk - A
    Stepbrothers - B
    Tropic Thunder - A
    Pineapple Express - B+
    Burn After Reading - C
    Kung Fu Panda - B+
    Indiana Jones IV - C-
    Hancock - B
    Sex and the City - B-
    The Incredible Hulk - B+
    Don't Mess with the Zohan - B-
    Wanted - A-
    Eagle Eye - B
    21 - B+
    Cloverfield - C
    27 Dresses - B-
    Forgetting Sarah Marshall - A-
    Rambo - C+
    Lakeview Terrace - C
    Harold and Kumar 2 - C
    Semi-Pro - C
    Love Guru - F
    Zack and Miri Make a Porno - B-
    The Bank Job - A
    Definitely, Maybe - B+
  4. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    The worst movie I've seen this year is The Love Guru.
  5. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Haven't seen it, but given what I've heard, among the major releases, it's right down there.
  6. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Of your list, I'd probably put Dark Knight second, though I hate
    to put a comic book movie that high. Haven't seen Frost/Nixon, yet, but plan to. Seeing The Spirit, tomorrow.
  7. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    It's amazingly unfunny. I don't think I so much as smirked once.
  8. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    As the credits rolled, I heard bitching about how long and slow BB was, from more than one exiting party. Just shook my head, and rolled my eyes. For a movie of this scope and ambition, you know it's not going to start with a bang, especially given the director and producers . . . give it 20 minutes, or so . . . but, good God, it makes up for it.
  9. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I can't wait to see it. But the length is the only reason I haven't.

    The two biggest locks at the Oscars should be Ledger for Best Supporting Actor and Angelina Jolie for Best Actress for Changeling.

    After seeing Changeling last night, I'm stunned it didn't get more attention when it came out.
  10. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    I haven't gotten so pumped over a movie in a decade. No shit.
  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Fincher is the best director working.
  12. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    I saw it last night. l liked it the first time I saw it...when it was called Forrest Gump.

    "Instead of having him be retarded, we'll have him get younger. And he can even come home and say "Mama?" in a horrible southern accent when he's looking for her. And he'll chase a girl all through his life."

    I realize the story is older than Gump. I get that. But the narration was evocative of Titanic. And the way the movie was shot was so reminiscent of Gump. Sorry. It was ALL I could think of.
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