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marantzo
Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 9:03 am Reply with quote
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Oh yeah, I hated Bad Santa and didn't like Anchorman.
marantzo
Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 9:05 am Reply with quote
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A I, one of the ten best? #2 even? I don't think so. I didn't dislike t though.
McBain
Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:47 pm Reply with quote
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I would add A.I. to my list. Also, a movie I did not expect to be nearly as good as it was: "Body of Lies"

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Syd
Posted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 11:00 am Reply with quote
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It looks like the city has finally plowed the main roads enough that I can go driving this afternoon and see Sherlock Holmes and Up in the Air (yes!). I think I can safely skip the Alvin and the Chipmunks squeakquel. The temperature's supposed to get up in the forties, too. More snow scheduled for Tuesday, but nothing like on Christmas Eve.

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Syd
Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 11:40 pm Reply with quote
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Now that I've seen The Room, I can make this list with some confidence
1 Minority Report
2 Whale Rider
3 Yi Yi
4 In America
5 Hero
6 Chop Shop
7 Goodbye Solo
8 Up in the Air
9 Spirited Away
10 The Station Agent

Some Honorable Mentions:
Almost Famous, Bridge to Terebithia, Capote, Finding Neverland, Grizzly Man, Juno, Million Dollar Baby, Millions, No Country for Old Men, Perhaps Love, Persepolis, Sita Sings the Blues, Talk to Her, The Departed, The Incredibles, Wall-E, Waltz with Bashir, Wonder Boys

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marantzo
Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 7:34 am Reply with quote
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Syd, of the ones I've seen that you picked, there isn't one that I had me react with a "not that one" thought. The only one that come even close is Hero which I was a little disappointed in, though many of the scenes were gorgeous.

Whale Rider, The Station Agent, Bridge to Terebithia, The Incredibles...movies I don`t think would be picked by many. I loved them.
inlareviewer
Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 2:44 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 05 Jul 2004 Posts: 1896 Location: Lawrence, KS
Since a letter writer to the employer raised this question, it's been nagging at my cerebral cortex: Does not the final year that makes a decade, i.e., the 10th one, need to conclude before a decade actually achieves completion?

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Marc
Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 3:08 pm Reply with quote
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No.
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inlareviewer
Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 3:37 pm Reply with quote
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Well, all right then.

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Syd
Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 4:00 pm Reply with quote
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I'd say the 201st decade AD ends at the end of next year, but the aughties, 00s, pre-teens or whatever you want to call them end tonight.

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chillywilly
Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:44 pm Reply with quote
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Marc wrote:
ALMOST FAMOUS (2000) captures the exhilaration of young love - love for rock and roll and love for that first rock chick that comes into your life. The movie is the semi autobiographical story of director Cameron Crowe's teen years writing for Rolling Stone and touring with rock bands. The movie opens with a young boy flipping through his older sister's record collection. As the iconic album covers appear on the screen, waves of nostalgia flowed through me. Each cover tapped into my memory bank. From Hendrix to Dylan, to The Doors and Janis, these images represented pivotal musical and cultural moments in my life. This was music when music meant something. For me, Almost Famous is that rare rock and roll movie that gets it right. It's a lovely film with a bigass rock and roll heart.

Kate Hudson as Penny Lane is every teenage boy's rock and roll dreamgirl.

This is on my top 9 list of movies (which I will post out here soon). Love this movie a lot. Great review/summary.

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chillywilly
Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:52 pm Reply with quote
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marantzo wrote:
Oh yeah, I hated Bad Santa and didn't like Anchorman.

I hated Anchorman but loved Bad Santa.

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whiskeypriest
Posted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:38 am Reply with quote
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Roger Ebert has his Top 20 of the decade out. His No. 1 is... uh... not mine. Gary please note #10.

http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/2009/12/the_best_films_of_the_decade.html

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Syd
Posted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:50 am Reply with quote
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whiskeypriest wrote:
Roger Ebert has his Top 20 of the decade out. His No. 1 is... uh... not mine. Gary please note #10.

http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/2009/12/the_best_films_of_the_decade.html


Our lists had one film in common (Chop Shop), but we had several honorable mentions in common. And 25th Hour should have been one of my honorable mentions.

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Ghulam
Posted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 12:02 pm Reply with quote
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My List:

(1) 4 months, 3 weeks and 2 days.

(2) Y Tu Mamá También.

(3) Three Monkeys.
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