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#41 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.06
My personal top 10 would not be complete without Garden State, Napolean Dynamite, Million Dollar Baby, Kill Bill Vol. 2, Hero, Life Aquatic, The Incredibles, Hotel Rwanda and Spider Man 2. If I had to choose the best movie of the year, it would be Garden State. That movie just blew me away. A close second would be the Incredibles and then Napolean Dynamite, which was the funniest movie I have seen in a long time.

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#42 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.00
    Originally posted by JayJayDean
      Originally posted by vsp
      MY worst film of the year? Easy one -- The Bourne Supremacy.

    AHHHHH! I loved THAT movie, too! Is that really "the worst movie you had high expectations for", because it was pretty damn entertaining.

If I could have _seen what was going on_, I might have been entertained by it. Instead, I lasted through about 45 minutes of handheld camera-work filmed by epileptics during an earthquake, then headed to the lobby, trying hard not to throw up. I came back for another try, lasted five more minutes, and left for good. (Of the two people I went with, one was nauseous but not quite as bad as I was, and both came out with headaches.)

I've seen middle-school films filmed with Super 8 handhelds with better cinematography. To release a major motion picture in that kind of execrable state is simply unforgivable.

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Since: 2.1.02
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#43 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.80
The tip-top of the year:

Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
The Incredibles
Spider-Man 2
House Of Flying Daggers
Super Size Me
Infernal Affairs
Shaun Of The Dead
The Life And Death Of Peter Sellers
The Aviator
Kill Bill: Volume II
Garden State
The Motorcycle Diaries
The Twilight Samurai

I had a kinda love/hate relationship with Supremacy. There was some really nice stuff in it and it had a great French Connection approach to the style and subject matter, but man did some of the camerawork leave my head pounding. Unofrtunately my girlfriend loved loved loved it so we saw twice in three days, which kinds left me soured on it as a whole.

"I think the worst film I saw all year would have to be "Anchorman", which left me not even really wanting to see it again for the jokes."

Anchorman's definitely one of those movies which you totally groove with or which doesn't sit right with you at all. I fall into the former category-the sheer random bizarreness has me rolling-but I can see why others were left nonplussed by it.

"The ones to take off the top 10 lists are House of Flying Daggers and Hero (art films with subtitles)."


Once upon a time in China, some believe, around the year one double-ought three, head priest of the White Lotus Clan, Pai Mei was walking down the road, contemplating whatever it is that a man of Pai Mei's infinite power contemplates - which is another way of saying "who knows" - when a Shaolin monk appeared, traveling in the opposite direction. As the monk and the priest crossed paths, Pai Mei, in a practically unfathomable display of generosity, gave the monk the slightest of nods. The nod was not returned. Now was it the intention of the Shaolin monk to insult Pai Mei or did he just fail to see the generous social gesture? The motives of the monk remain unknown. What is known, are the consequences. The next morning Pai Mei appeared at the Shaolin Temple and demanded of the Temple's head abbot that he offer Pai Mei his neck to repay the insult. The Abbot at first tried to console Pai Mei, only to find Pai Mei was inconsolable. So began the massacre of the Shaolin Temple and all 60 of the monks inside at the fists of the White Lotus. And so began the legend of Pai Mei's five point palm exploding heart technique.

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#44 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.06
I had a tough time with Anchorman because I think I expected too much from it due to Will Ferrell. Perhaps if I had tempered my enthusiasm going in I would not have been too disappointed. However, in the trinity of Ferrell movies, I would put Anchorman behind Elf (2) and Old School (1).

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Since: 26.1.03
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#45 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.72
I absolutely LOVED Anchorman, and have watched it with different people 3 or 4 times since I bought it last Tuesday. I laugh my ass off every time, even at the same stuff.

Then again, I didn't care for "Spiderman 2" and have no desire to see "Napolean Dynamite", so maybe my movie tastes are a bit off.

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#46 Posted on
The humor used in Anchorman is the kind that usually appeals to me, but I just felt the first half moved so slowly, that by the time things did finally pick up and the war between the two anchors became the focus, it took me awhile to get back into it. I like the humor, and found the movie amusing, but I didn't think it was the falling-down-laughing spectacle that so many others seemed to.

Now, on the other hand, I thought Dodgeball was never slow, almost always worked, and had me on the floor. Different strokes, I guess.

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#47 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.46
IMO, the problem with Anchorman is superior "dumb comedies" were released shortly before and after... both Dodgeball and Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle leave it in the dust.

And I really liked the Girl Next Door, personally.

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#48 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.54
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#49 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.02
    Originally posted by Big Bad
    Hey CRZ, I thought you said no list threads!
By the way, most of you seem to have grasped that I started this thread with the intention that we would use this thread ot discuss Ebert & Roeper's lists, and not just post our own lists without any further comment.

Simply posting our own lists would tend to make us look like morons who have been rather constantly begging to get banned, once and for all, because apparently that's all we seem to understand.

I realise the above paragraph will sail right over the head of its intended target. (Hint: it's not Big Bad)

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