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McBain
Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 6:32 pm Reply with quote
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Syd wrote:


I'd forgotten Yi Yi was a 2000 film. That's certainly in my top 10.


Yeah, Yi Yi is great stuff.

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McBain
Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 6:34 pm Reply with quote
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Upon subsequent viewings, my admiration of "In Bruges" has grown considerably.

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In Bruges is truly a good film. I am at a loss when it comes to these things. The whole #'ing whatnots. I loved Yi Yi, too. Le Temps qui reste would be in my upper eschelon. Absolutely fell for Almost Famous. Such a hard exercise, IMO.
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Marc
Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 8:47 pm Reply with quote
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Everybody putting together their lists?

I think we should expand this to include tv, music and books.
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McBain
Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 9:01 pm Reply with quote
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My TV list is:

1. The Wire

The end.

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Marc
Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 9:26 pm Reply with quote
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A quick tv list:

MAD MEN
24
BATTLESTAR GALACTICA
THE MIGHTY BOOSH
SONS OF ANARCHY
DEADWOOD


more to come...
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McBain
Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 9:50 pm Reply with quote
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Marc wrote:
A quick tv list:

MAD MEN
24
BATTLESTAR GALACTICA
THE MIGHTY BOOSH
SONS OF ANARCHY
DEADWOOD


more to come...


I love Mad Men, BSG, and Deadwood.

The Shield, Dexter, Breaking Bad, Gilmore Girls, Big Love, United States of Tara, Top Chef, Lost, How I Met Your Mother, Real Estate Intervention, The Sopranos, The Office, 30 Rock, Arrested Development, Friday Night Lights, Veronica Mars, Firefly, Dollhouse, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Six Feet Under, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Farscape, True Blood, Deadliest Catch, Mythbusters, Planet Earth, Generation Kill, The Corner, Bizarre Foods, No Reservations, Pardon The Interruption, Bullshit!, Good Eats,

Honorable Mention territory: Dead Like Me, The Middleman, Nip/Tuck, Modern Family, Family Guy, Futurama, Dirty Jobs, House Hunters International, Trading Spaces, Hell's Kitchen, South Park

I may think of more...

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I think I'd go with Planet Earth as the best of those. It was a stunning achievement.

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Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 11:36 pm Reply with quote
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McBain wrote:
My TV list is:

1. The Wire

The end.
Exactly.

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McBain
Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 11:51 pm Reply with quote
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Kill Bill, Inglourious Basterds, American Psycho, Rules of Attraction, Memento, Unbreakable, The Departed, The Aviator, The Dark Knight, Iron Man, Star Trek, Yi Yi, In Bruges, Idiocracy, Mulholland Dr., Oldboy, Brokeback Mountain, Hellboy, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Y Tu Mama Tambien, Children of Men, City of God, Adaptation, Ratatouille, The Incredibles, No Country For Old Men, There Will Be Blood, Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi, The Royal Tenenbaums, Before Sunset, Eternal Sunshine for the Spotless Mind, Rachel Getting Married, Gran Turino, Training Day, Dogville, Manderlay, Dancer in the Dark, The Wrestler, Knocked Up, Sideways, The Lookout, Donnie Darko, Juno, Funny Games, The Lord of the Rings... I could go on...


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Earl
Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 11:54 pm Reply with quote
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Marc wrote:
Everybody putting together their lists?

I think we should expand this to include tv, music and books.


I'll devote more time to it over the Christmas weekend.

The link you posted earlier was helpful as a reminder of titles that might fall through the memory cracks.

Also, another idea for people is to (re)visit the Archive Section right here at Third Eye where one can browse Blanche Awards nominees and winners going back to 2004.

And don't forget the Third Eye's Top 100 Films thread. Some may want to check their own lists to see if they included anything from this decade.

Speaking of which, I know that Kontroll was on my list from the Top-100 forum and it will definitely make my Best of Decade list. It might even be #1. I hope to see it on others' lists as well.

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McBain
Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 1:02 am Reply with quote
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Bad Santa, Anchorman, Persepolis, Battle Royale, 20th Century Boys, Koizora, Syriana, 28 Weeks Later, The Bourne Movies, Borat, Casino Royale.

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Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 6:24 am Reply with quote
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McBain wrote:
Bad Santa, Anchorman, Persepolis, Battle Royale, 20th Century Boys, Koizora, Syriana, 28 Weeks Later, The Bourne Movies, Borat, Casino Royale.


Loves The Wire, loves Syriana. Figures.

28 Weeks Later was ten times better than 28 Days Later. It had more emotional resonance and it was much scarier. And Robert Carlyle gave a marvelous performance.
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billyweeds
Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 8:22 am Reply with quote
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I thought I was making my peace with A.O. Scott of the NYTimes, but now that he's chosen A.I. as the second-best movie of the decade, I don't know that I can ever take him seriously again. IMO it's one of the ten worst. Even Scott's television colleague Michael Phillips, who has been supportive of most of Scott's picks, was hard-pressed not to engage in very vocal harshness against this choice.
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marantzo
Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 8:59 am Reply with quote
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Mcbain, you have a number of movies that I loved that I was surprised to see on your list and a few that I hated.

Ones that I loved (and I don't think would be on many other lists):

Momento, The Aviator, The Incredibles, Iron Man, Hellboy, The Wrestler, Knocked Up, The Lookout
. Ones that would be more popular picks:
No Country for Old Men, In Bruges, Mulholland Dr., Sideways.

What I hated: Rachel Getting Married.

What I just didn't like: Kill Bill #2, The Dark Night (that was the one where Ledger was the Joker, wasn't it?), Training Day, Lord of the Rings.

The others, I either didn't see or didn't think were great.

In the animated category, a category that I think has been the richest category of the decade, I loved Up, Wall E, Chicken Run, Monsters Inc., Shrek, Spirited Away, Finding Nemo, Corpse Bride, Meet the Robinsons, Surf's Up, Kung Fu Panda.

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