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Top Ten Films of 2010

  1. #26

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    Originally Posted by what you're all truly thinking
    The thing is that we would have much prefered to watch a threeway between Cruise , Kidman and Sydney Pollack ...
    As well as a random shootout scene with that Russian dude that looks like Lynch ...
    Fixed ... yes ? ...

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  2. #27
    I actually haven't been too up-to-date on movies for this year. I think I only saw Due Date and Little Fockers in theater.
    So, I present.....
    BEARDEDHOPLITE'S
    OLD-ASS MOVIE AWARDS


    Best Old-Ass Movie - Casino - I must have watched it like eight times now. The hammer scene is truly awesome.
    Runner Up - Blade Runner

    Best Crime Movie - Snatch - Quirky and fast paced, plus it has Dennis Farina
    Runner up: Collateral
    BONUS: Most Disappointing Crime Flick - Miami Vice - A classic TV show and the director of Heat somehow managed to get me not to care at all for it, for shame....

    Best Sci-Fi - Blade Runner - Probably the most realized dystopia I have ever seen on film. Plus the fight (more like Harrison Ford getting the shit beat outta him) at the end
    Runner Up - None, BR was good enough for me.

    Best Animated: Princess Monoke - Classic, classic Miazaki. A film that cracks even my cynical shell
    Runner Up: None, didn't really see too many other animated (or anime) flicks this year

    Best Action - Resident Evil: Afterlife - Not a great movie, but a not a bad one either. Good for the 96 minutes it lasts
    Runner Up: Ronin

    Worst Old-Ass Movie - Dolan's Cadillac - I saw this way back in Ferbuary and it was bad, real bad. Like gaping plot holes never filled bad. Like sudden change of character bad. Like Worst Old-Ass Movie bad.
    Runner Up: Miami Vice - Just for being sooooooo disappointing.
    "That cat? Man, nobody talks about him. 'Cause it's like talkin' 'bout the black death" --Miami Vice

  3. #28
    Originally Posted by IMPYEMU
    I think it's blown way out of proportion and just becomes complete lunacy, I think it's a lousy excuse for the near half hour long argument that ensues.
    You've never been in a serious argument with a stubborn woman, have you?
    "You see it too? For me, it's always like this..."
    (Angela Orosco - Silent Hill 2)

  4. #29
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    He is a kid.
    He doesn't even know that all woman have cooties.

  5. #30
    Originally Posted by JackGordon
    You've never been in a serious argument with a stubborn woman, have you?
    Perhaps not, but I know enough that it isn't entertainment.

    I don't care whether or not it's a realistic type of argument, but it's a failure on the entertainment front.

    And that is why Cruise and Kidman's Domestic Dispute will never top Sellers and George C. Scott's completely unrealistic adventures.
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  6. #31

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    Originally Posted by BeardedHoplite
    So, I present.....
    BEARDEDHOPLITE'S
    OLD-ASS MOVIE AWARDS


    Most Disappointing Crime Flick - Miami Vice - A classic TV show and the director of Heat somehow managed to get me not to care at all for it, for shame....
    Awwwwwe maaaaan ...
    I knew us brothers were going to have different taste in games and movies ... but comman man , Miami Vice is one film that we all have to appreciate ! ...

    Anywya since you're one of us civilised folks you might actually have a decent reason not to like this movie , so what is it ? ...

    But don't tell me it's because you were expecting a sequel to Heat ...
    The marketings for Miami Vice did it all so wrong anywya , the film is a love story for christ sake ... ... ... ... yeah alright , doesn't sound quite exciting had they said it was a love story in the trailers ...

    Originally Posted by BeardedHoplite
    Best Animated: Princess Monoke - Classic, classic Miazaki. A film that cracks even my cynical shell
    Yeah reversely you might also want to tell me what was so damn good about this movie ...

    Originally Posted by BeardedHoplite
    Best Action - Resident Evil: Afterlife - Not a great movie, but a not a bad one either. Good for the 96 minutes it lasts
    Runner Up: Ronin
    The latest Resident Evil film had action scenes better than that of Ronin ? ...
    Damn , i wouldn't have expect it from a cash-in flick ...

    Originally Posted by BeardedHoplite
    Worst Old-Ass Movie -
    Runner Up: Miami Vice - Just for being sooooooo disappointing.
    AWE COMMON MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN ...


    Edit:
    Originally Posted by IMPYEMU
    And that is why Cruise and Kidman's Domestic Dispute will never top Sellers and George C. Scott's completely unrealistic adventures.
    You spent eleven minutes just to make THAT EDIT ? ...

    Not to mention a blasphemous one ?!!! ...
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  7. #32
    Originally Posted by gnrgrievous

    awwwwwe maaaaan ...
    I knew us brothers were going to have different taste in games and movies ... But comman man , miami vice is one film that we all have to appreciate ! ...
    I dunno, man. I'm a big fan of the original TV show. Maybe because it was so different. The show was a look at Miami through the pastel-drenched glasses of two detectives. The movie was darker, grittier and while I understand the last few seasons of Miami Vice were grittier, I also heard the quality of said episodes was lower. It's just that something didn't really 'click', you know? That and I woulda preferred somebody else for Tubbs other than Jamie Foxx.

    The reason for it getting Worst is because, as a fan of the show, I expected it to be closer in line to the show. I know that the fashions wouldn't work now, but the general idea of a pastel-ized Miami is still cool.

    Originally Posted by gnrgrievous

    yeah reversely you might also want to tell me what was so damn good about this movie ...
    Just watch it, you see what I mean.


    Originally Posted by gnrgrievous

    the latest resident evil film had action scenes better than that of ronin ? ...
    Damn , i wouldn't have expect it from a cash-in flick ...
    I gave it to RE because it was a more recent movie, something that came out this year. Overall Ronin was the better film, although RE did have a couple of cool scenes involving coin buckshot.....
    "That cat? Man, nobody talks about him. 'Cause it's like talkin' 'bout the black death" --Miami Vice

  8. #33

    Cool

    - Ah well , guess we'll have to wait for another Vice City to satisfy our exquisite sense of entertainment ...

    - Jamie Foxx is all over the place isn't he ? ...

    - I Have watched Mononoke , perhaps three time in the past eight years , and i still don't understand what is it that was so praise worthy and lovable about it ...
    Studio Gibly had done Much better in my controversial opinion ...

    - Robert DeNiro as Lynch , a medicated psychopath , and Al Pacino as Kane , a flawed mercenary , and together , they make a thirteen oscar winning movie ! ...
    You heard it here first ...

    - Johnny Depp as Jenny and Jamie Foxx as Mister-not-appearing-in-this-film ...
    And Kevin Spacey making a unwanted cameo ...

    Damn i'm such a great casting director ...
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  9. #34
    So they've released the Academy Award Nominations, and not one of my top 3 favorite films was nominated for even ONE Award.

    Damnit.

    Anyway, I should talk about the Nominees.

    For Best Picture they're doing this 10 Nominee thing still:

    The Social Network, The King's Speech, Black Swan, 127 Hours, True Grit, The Kids Are All Right, Winter's Bone, Toy Story 3, Inception, & The Fighter.

    OK I'm going to go ahead with my breakdown of these nominees.

    For the first time ever, I think, I've seen ALL ten of the nominated movies in an effort to remain un-biased...

    True Grit was definitely my least favorite,

    Winter's Bone & 127 Hours are the two most underrated,

    The Social Network is most likely going to win best director and picture

    I need to watch it a 2nd time before I make my final verdict on whether or not it was my favorite of the year, it's currently tied with Winter's Bone and 127 Hours as my favorite Nominated Movie of the year.
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    Winter's Bone really that good?
    Been meaning to check that sucker out.
    I really don't think True Grit deserves a nomination for best picture.
    And where Christopher Nolan for "Best Achievement in Directing"
    What kind of ass-sucking bull is that?

  11. #36
    Originally Posted by ohitspatty
    Winter's Bone really that good?
    It's INCREDIBLE. It's so unique too, three things about that I found unique:

    1.) It's shot ENTIRELY on Location in Missouri, where the book it's based off of takes place.

    2.) It's certainly not what I would call a "Woman's movie", it's a Bleak, Gritty, and Nasty kind of Thriller, and it's directed by a Woman and Adapted by two women, I was impressed with the director of The Hurt Locker last year, despite me not particuliarly loving the movie I thought (Bigelow?) was an Ace Director for that movie. The point I'm making is that I'm glad we're finally getting more Female Director's stepping up to the plate making these Intensely Shot Suspense Kind of movies that are giving a lot of Popular Male Directors a run for their money.

    3.) With the exception of two or three actors, the majority of the movie uses locals as the Cast, and they're all perfectly believable characters that give believable performances, y'know why? Because they're LOCALS, they live and talk just like the characters are supposed to talk, unique.

    I know I'm going on here, but I really did like the movie. I thought the acting was top notch, the story simple albeit yet very well handled, and I'm sure you Pat, with a Cinematographer's Eye, will notice the Amazing Camera Work.

    2 Million Dollar Budget, Cast of Mostly Local Actors, Shot Entirely On Location, Directed by a Female Director, Nominated for 4 Academy Awards.

    Movie Magic right there.


    Originally Posted by ohitspatty
    I really don't think True Grit deserves a nomination for best picture.
    You & me both, it all comes down to this expansion of the number of nominees from (5?) to 10. Of course the so-called "Best" movies will be there, but I don't think they'll ever have a full ten movies that are all equally worthy of the nomination, it's filler. Personal Opinions of the film Inception aside, Inception would NEVER have recieved a Nomination, had the number of nominees NOT been 10.

    Originally Posted by ohitspatty
    And where Christopher Nolan for "Best Achievement in Directing"
    What kind of ass-sucking bull is that?
    I guess while they upped the list of Best Picture Nominees they didn't up the director's list, so you see how the Academy's Natural Neglect for movies like Inception would result in Nolan not being nominated because of the list not being expanded.

    As a sidenote, while I have my own gripes with the actors Nolan uses for his movies and his writing, he is a DAMN FINE Director. He knows how to shoot action sequences, damn.
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    If that's the case, I'm going to see King's Speech and Winter's Bone this weekend.
    I'm in a treat.
    Haven't seen a great movie in theaters for awhile.
    (well since Black Swan actually lol)

  13. #38
    Speaking of Oscar nominations, is anyone else very surprised that Inception isn't up for editing? That seems like the biggest oversight to me.
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  14. #39

    Cool

    Toy Story 3 wins best picture ...

    You heard it here first ...
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  15. #40
    Originally Posted by gnrGrievous
    Toy Story 3 wins best picture ...

    You heard it here first ...
    Really?

    I mean, it was a very good closing to the Trilogy, but I don't understand the massive amounts of praise for it.

    It's not better than other Pixar works, when the Hell are we getting a sequel to The Incredibles?

    At least they're working on a Sequel to Monster's Inc, thank God.
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  16. #41

    Cool

    Originally Posted by IMPYEMU
    Really?

    I mean, it was a very good closing to the Trilogy, but I don't understand the massive amounts of praise for it.
    Hollywood likes this kind of celebration , closing an era and all ...
    When the first two Toy Stories came out there wasn't a category for Best Animated Feature yet ...
    So ... maybe this year they'll give both Animated and Picture of the year ...

    What was that bible-saying about how goodness and great fame always comes eventually for the most beloved ? ...

    Originally Posted by IMPYEMU
    when the Hell are we getting a sequel to The Incredibles?
    Oh they made a videogame instead , Rise of the Underminer , one of my favorite games on the PS2 ...
    Grievous-approved-quality , and all ...

    But damn , imagine they made a sandbox game set in The Incredibles' universe ! ...

    Originally Posted by IMPYEMU
    At least they're working on a Sequel to Monster's Inc, thank God.
    PRAISE THEE HOLY wait , which one is coming is coming out first ? the sequel to Cars or Monster's Inc ? ...

    And they should made a spiritual sequel to A bug's life ... A man's life ! ...

    A complete , beginning to end , serious drama ! no floating balloons or talking mouse , just human tragedy ... and naturally IN 3D !!! ...
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  17. #42

    Smile

    Personal opinions beside, I'm 99.9% sure that Toy Story 3 won't win Best Picture this year, but hey, for all I know it could be this year's Crash.

    I did play the game, I don't think I beat it though, was a long time ago.

    Still, I'd like an actual Film Sequel to The Incredibles. It has a universe that could totally allow for another sequel. I mean, Scarface would never get a sequel, or a good one at least. It's the kind of story you can't make a sequel to, in movie form, which is why I enjoyed Scarface: The World Is Yours immensely.

    The sequel to Cars, I think. Why I don't know, Monster's Inc was a much more critically acclaimed movie (Cars has the lowest rating of any Pixar film on Rottentomatoes with a 74%)

    A Bug's Life may be my favorite Pixar film. It was the first Pixar film I saw in theatres, I think, as a youngin'.

    I remember when Hopper got eaten by the bird it was one of the scariest parts of any movie I'd seen at the time.

    I love the Humour in the movie, the drama and the action of it, the scene where the Grasshopers show up in the beggining is one of the few scenes in a Pixar movie where the Villains actually seem threatening.

    Still, even though It's not a better movie in my opinion, I think the most threatening Villain (OK he's not really the "villain" more like a temporary threat) scene in any Pixar movie is when Bruce smells Dori's blood and his eyes turn Black in Finding Nemo, not the whole chase scene that follows just that one moment where he first turns psycho, even today I say "Shit that's pretty fucking terrifying".

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  18. #43

    Wink

    I think i must be the only stupid bastard who prefered Dreamwork's Shark Tales than Finding Nemo ...

    I don't know , Finding Nemo was just an 'annoying' film , or maybe i wasn't in the right mood when i saw it ... all five times that i saw it ...

    Anywya , high five plus extre man hug for considering A Bug's Life as your favorite Pixar film ...
    We're pretty much alone here ...



    The reason why Cars wasn't so well received is because ... well ... you're making a story that would normally concern humans , but using cars instead of the humans ...
    I don't know , maybe had it been set in a world where humans Do exist , but telling the story of living cars , instead of a world made Only of living cars ... maybe it would have been something ...
    But then it might have resembled Toy Story a bit too much , so , no ...

    It needed bikers , that's what , BIKERS ! ...

    Oh i don't know , now that i think about it it's a bit of a madness to make a sequel to Cars now that Paul Newman is gone ...
    Unless they're going to pull a Marlon Brando and use previously never before heard voice overs ...

    PS: Most badass villain is still Emperor Zurg ...
    He is like Lynch , but thrown into a chemical vat , and resurrected into a Star Wars villain , and given a triple shotgun ...
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  19. #44
    Don't know about best film of 2010 but here's my worst: Paranormal Activity 2.
    "You see it too? For me, it's always like this..."
    (Angela Orosco - Silent Hill 2)

  20. #45
    Ugh, Shark Tales...

    Really? I mean don't get me wrong there's plenty of things to be found annoying in Finding Nemo, but Shark Tales?


    Mobster sharks, shrimp making scarface jokes, sharks pretending to be dolphins, will smith's wise-cracking

    The only characters I liked were the Jamaican Jellyfish and their Blowfish Boss.

    EDIT: But to stay on Topic, I think if there was one really likeable thing about True Grit was Steinfeld's performance, very good for 16-17 year old, why the lead character gets nominated for best supporting actress is beyond retarded, stupid academy not giving adolescents proper awards.

    And I'm the only one that thought that Christoph Waltz deserved an Award for best Actor instead of Supporting? I mean he's in Inglorious Basterds longer than Brad Pitt who got top billing and he's still considered supporting?

    And yet Anthony Hopkins who was in Silence for no more than 16 minutes won the award for best actor, the hell...



    Here's a question for everyone, how does your favorite film of 2010 compare to your favorite film of 2009?

    And you still havn't told us your favorite movie of this year, Grievous, unless you really saw none...
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  21. #46

    Thumbs Down

    Originally Posted by IMPYEMU
    their Blowfish Boss.
    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH !!!! ...

    YOU MUST DIE ! ...



    Big ass EDIT:
    Originally Posted by IMPYEMU
    best supporting actress
    Best actress and supporting actress categories has always been beyond my comprehension in the Oscars ...

    Originally Posted by IMPYEMU
    And I'm the only one that thought that Christoph Waltz deserved an Award for best Actor instead of Supporting? I mean he's in Inglorious Basterds longer than Brad Pitt who got top billing and he's still considered supporting?
    Warner probably only marketed him as Supporting actor , but yeah , he should have got best actor (just like in Canne) , in fact , anyone instead of Jeff Bridges taking a oscar For That Film is fine by me ...

    My god , how dare they do that to Mickey Rourke ...
    The academy is pissing on him ! ...

    Originally Posted by IMPYEMU
    And yet Anthony Hopkins who was in Silence for no more than 16 minutes won the award for best actor, the hell...
    I thought that was Stanley Kubrick ? ...

    Originally Posted by IMPYEMU
    Here's a question for everyone, how does your favorite film of 2010 compare to your favorite film of 2009?
    Whoops , sounds like i have to watch some more pirate films ...



    Originally Posted by IMPYEMU
    And you still havn't told us your favorite movie of this year, Grievous, unless you really saw none...
    Well i've been busing watching four movies per day on TV , and they don't show the new ones from this year , which as far as i know , isn't a bad thing ...

    I mean even after reading through you brothers' comments on the films this year i'm really not seeing a flow of decent movies ...
    Only a couple of ones here and there ...

    And the academy still wants to hand out ten nominees for best picture awe my god ...

    Well you tell me , is it really necessary ? have the quality of films in the past two years really been THAT GREAT that only five nominees isn't enough ? ...
    To me the standards have really , really fallen ...

    Meanwhile Patty is still sitting there watching artsy nude pictures instead of making the unofficial Kane & Lynch movie ...
    I was expecting you to make a clean sweep at Canne this year , damn ! ...
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  22. #47
    See Grievous, that's how bad Shark Tales was, it made me think thoughts I did not want to think in the first place.

    I don't even remember Rene, was she the Romantic Interest? Eh.

    Not exactly my area of expertise either.

    Bastards.

    Hmm?

    I'd reccomend any one of the top 3 on my list here, but if you're looking for only the highest reccomendation then watch Let Me In, which was just release on DVD yesterday.

    To anwser my own question, my favorite film of 2009 was Inglorious Basterds, which I think is Tarantino's Magnum Opus, his Best, his Masterpiece as hinted at by Pitt in the final shot of the movie.

    Yes, that means better than Pulp Fiction, I have absolutely no doubt in my mind.

    Now, to compare Inglorious Basterds to Let Me In...

    I still have to see a couple more movies and re-watch a couple, including Let Me In, but I'm pretty sure Let Me In is still my favorite movie of last yeat.

    In comparison, I'd have to say no. Let Me In, masterpiece though it may be, was not better than Inglorious Basterds, IB was just...like seeing Christ or something, only in the movies, it was the first and only Tarantino movie I'd seen in theatres and my God...

    Blown Away does not describe how I felt by the end of the movie.

    It's a shame though, that I'll never get to experience it for the first time ever again
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  23. #48
    I CHANGED MY MIND ! ! !

    After re-watching both The Social Network and Let Me In I realized I've made a horrible mistake.

    The Social Network is the best movie of 2010, no, seriously, it is.

    I don't undersatdn how I didn't realize it the first time, was I bored, tired? Was I upset? Not paying attention enough?

    Was it because I hadn't read the Mezrich Novel and gained a better understanding of the events in the film?

    Was Grievous somehow responsible??


    No matter what way, IMPYEMU Declareth David Fincher's The Social Network as both his personal favorite and the absolute best film of the year Two-Thousand and Ten (2010).

    For once I'm going to have the satisfaction of watching my favorite movie of the year actually win the oscar for best picture, ho!
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  24. #49

    Question

    No doubt The Social Network must have its reasons to be so well received , though tell me , was Fincher really needed to make such a ... unspecial looking drama ? ...
    I mean the transitions between his early works to Zodiac to The Curious Case and now this ... kind of brutal ain't it ? ...
    (the soundtrack is another story , it's downright shameful ...)

    Man i don't know , in the meantime The King's Speech looks overrated ...
    Perhaps indeed a good film , but really That Good ? and look at all them BAFTA go ...
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  25. #50
    The King's Speech is actually quite good. The acting and dialogue are spot on. It's just a shame that it has such a ridiculously generic plot. If you care about minor plot structure spoilers, do not read.



    Also I still couldn't care less about The Social Network. It does not look like a good movie to me, no matter what anyone says to the contrary. Also I don't understand all the buzz around the soundtrack, it seemed fairly standard to me.
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