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#1 Posted on 31.1.06 1027.22
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I'm a little behind and totally forgot that these were out (and you can also tell I missed the actual TV as well) but seeing the Oscars/Razzies threads reminded me that I didn't put out the annual BESTS and WORSTS from these two yokels - I mean, fine judges of cinema.

More on BEST: http://tvplex.go.com/buenavista/ebertandroeper/060130.html
More on WORST: http://tvplex.go.com/buenavista/ebertandroeper/060116.html

EBERT BEST
10. Millions
9. Yes
8. King Kong (really?)
7. Nine Lives
6. Me and You and Everyone We Know
5. Brokeback Mountain
4. Junebug
3. Munich
2. Syriana
1. Crash

ROEPER BEST
10. The 40-Year-Old Virgin
9. Walk the Line
8. A History of Violence
7. Brokeback Mountain
6. Capote
5. Nine Lives
4. Munich
3. Crash
2. The New World
1. Syriana

ROEPER WORST
10. The Legend of Zorro
9. Bewitched
8. Guess Who?
7. The Man
6. Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous
5. Stealth
4. The Longest Yard
3. Monster-In-Law
2. Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo
1. The Dukes of Hazzard

EBERT WORST
10. Fantastic Four
9. Elektra
8. Undead
7. Constantine
6. Doom
5. Son of the Mask
4. D.E.B.S.
3. Dirty Love
2. The Dukes of Hazzard
1. Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo

I've seen.....zero of these. Oh well

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#2 Posted on 31.1.06 1114.18
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The worsts are all pretty accurate. The only 'best' choices I really disagree with are Munich (would've been a lot better if 30 minutes shorter) and King Kong, which was good but not great. Ebert's list has gotten less relevant since he basically admitted that after #1, a lot of his movies are pretty interchangable with the #11-25 picks.
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#3 Posted on 31.1.06 1122.10
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The Legend of Zorro was one of the most disappointing sequels I've ever seen. Not only did they go for SFX on the cheap, but they needlessly changed the heroine from a hot-blooded tomboy to a hearth-bound marm. They gutted that character for cheap conflict. Only Banderas's charm gives the film any interest.
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#4 Posted on 31.1.06 1215.59
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I disagree on "Fantastic Four". While it didn't measure up to other recent superhero movies, I certainly wouldn't call it bad. I thought Chris Evans gave a fun performance and Jessica Alba gave a ...well, ..hot performance. Maybe a sequel would be better with more action and less origin/backstory stuff.
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#5 Posted on 31.1.06 1344.26
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"The Longest Yard" as one of the worst ?

I totally disagree there.
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#6 Posted on 31.1.06 1403.05
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    Originally posted by Kevintripod
    "The Longest Yard" as one of the worst ?

    I totally disagree there.


Guess I feel bad. Of all the movies on the best and worst list, I only saw two - Longest Yard and Fantastic Four. I saw a few other movies (Narnia, Star Wars, Batman, End of the Spear, and a couple I am sure I am forgetting. Certainly none of the chick-flick fare that is always being nominated for awards.

Longest Yard must have been terrible. I saw it twice (the second for free, but whatever). Batman - well, more than twice. (Does anyone know when it comes out?) And I also dug the FF. And Katie Holmes - worst Actress? Not if you saw the final scene in Batman. Yum.

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#7 Posted on 31.1.06 1500.41
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    Originally posted by AWArulz
    Batman - well, more than twice. (Does anyone know when it comes out?)


Over three months ago.

Yikes.
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#8 Posted on 31.1.06 1507.46
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Really? I missed that? Shows how much I care about the videos in general. I JUST found out the other day that they finally released the first three star wars movies on DVD.

Good - I needed to spend some money, maybe it's down off the $20 plus dollar initial offerings.

Thanks.

(I did know FF was out... - I saw that at Wallyworld - wonder why I didn't see Batman - maybe cause it's not as brightly colored)
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#9 Posted on 31.1.06 2032.24
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    Originally posted by Kevintripod
    "The Longest Yard" as one of the worst ?

    I totally disagree there.


I can still hear Chris Berman's screaming from the climactic final game ringing in my ears.

I actually agree with most of their lists (although they need more love for Capote), as this was a pretty unspectacular year for movies for the most part; I consider Ebert's astounding review/destruction of Deuce Bigelow: European Gigolo (rogerebert.suntimes.com) to be one of my movie highlights of 2005.
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#10 Posted on 31.1.13 2104.08
It's remarkable looking back that A History of Violence only got up to 8th on one person's list and wasn't in the top 10 of the other one.

And I've always disagreed with the general perception that Crash is one of the worst Best Picture winners of all-time. Ebert & Roeper seem to agree with that statement, at least if 2005's lists are any indication.
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#11 Posted on 31.1.06 2114.01
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Fantastic Four and Longest Yard on the worst list and not the horrible remake of "The Fog"?
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#12 Posted on 31.1.06 2201.39
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    Originally posted by LennyAaronRoxx
    the horrible remake of "The Fog

Just rented this over the weekend and it was horrible.The original kept me up at night as a kid.This one strengthend my resolve to not see anymore horror remakes.Gee when will they think of remaking any of the "Evil Deads".
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#13 Posted on 1.2.06 0839.48
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They already are remaking The Evil Dead. (us.imdb.com)
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#14 Posted on 1.2.06 0857.59
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I must have missed it the first time around but I can not beleive Ebert listed Constantine as one of the worst movies of the year. Certainly, there had to be plenty of worse movies than this.
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#15 Posted on 1.2.06 1130.29
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Interesting that Ebert has four comic-book movies on his worst list, and leaves out "Batman Begins" on his best list (they did give that one a good review, right?) ...

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#16 Posted on 1.2.06 1321.38
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That Evil Dead story's died a death since it was first announced over a year ago. What with Raimi being busy with Spider-Man 3 I can't see it being made for the 2006 date listed on there, if at all.

And I can't understand Ebert naming Crash as best movie of the year. Well-acted, sure, but it was cynically manipulative of the audience's emotions and said nothing about racism other than "it exists". It's nowhere near the worst movie of 2005 like some have said, but it's incredibly shallow and weak compared to Munich, Syriana, Me And You, Brokeback Mountain, A History Of Violence and even Jarhead, which doesn't get a look-in on either list.
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#17 Posted on 1.2.06 1346.06
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    Originally posted by Alessandro
    Interesting that Ebert has four comic-book movies on his worst list, and leaves out "Batman Begins" on his best list (they did give that one a good review, right?) ...




Ebert gave it four stars. Click Here (rogerebert.suntimes.com)
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#18 Posted on 2.2.06 1449.17
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    Originally posted by Allessandro
    Interesting that Ebert has four comic-book movies on his worst list, and leaves out "Batman Begins" on his best list.


I think Ebert has quit putting comic book films on his 'best of...' lists ever sense he gave that GLOWING review to RETURN OF THE SWAMP THING.

If there was ever a moment when you thought "Hey, do they ever get paid to give good reviews?", then that was it.

    Originally posted by oldschoolhero
    That Evil Dead story's died a death since it was first announced over a year ago. What with Raimi being busy with Spider-Man 3 I can't see it being made for the 2006 date listed on there, if at all.


Raimi's only producing the remake. It's still getting done, but it's pushed back due to the 'market glut' of remakes. Expect it around Fall 2007.

    Originally posted by Alpha Dog
    ...this was a pretty unspectacular year for movies for the most part...


I agree.
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#19 Posted on 2.2.06 1800.20
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    Originally posted by Matt Tracker
      Originally posted by Alessandro
      Interesting that Ebert has four comic-book movies on his worst list, and leaves out "Batman Begins" on his best list (they did give that one a good review, right?) ...




    Ebert gave it four stars. Click Here (rogerebert.suntimes.com)


Not to mention the fact that he gave it an honorable mention on his "Best Of" list a few weeks ago.
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