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Old September 18 2009, 06:38 AM   #182
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Re: Movies Seen in 2009

Best new movies I've seen this year

1. Adventureland
2. Inglourious Basterds
3. I Love You, Man
4. Watchmen
5. Star Trek

Worst New Movies I've Seen This Year

1. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (it had some good moments, but was often insultingly dumb)
2. Drag Me To Hell (More disappointing than downright bad)


Best old movies I've seen for the first time this year

1. "Innerspace" (1987)
2. "The Man Who Would Be King" (1975)
3. "48 Hrs." (1982)
4. "Lethal Weapon 2" (1989)
5. "Sullivan's Travels" (1941)
6. "American Splendor" (2003)
7. "The Dirty Dozen" (1967)
8. "The Last Picture Show" (1971)
9. "The Dead Zone" (1983)
10. "Lilies of the Field" (1963)

Worst old movies I've seen for the first time this year

1. "Plan 9 from Outer Space" (1956) - I love Ed Wood...the movie and the person, and I feel sorry for him and respect what he's trying to do here, but let's be honest, this movie is painful to watch. It's like a retarded version of the original classic "The Day the Earth Stood Still". Poor Ed, so passionate about movies, so talentless at making them.

2. "8 1/2" (1963) - Boring and makes no sense. The scene with the whips was fun. That's all.

3. "Thunderball" (1965) - The worst Bond movie I've ever seen after "Die Another Day".

4. "The Life of Brian" (1979) - Terribly unfunny disappointment after the brilliance of "Monty Python and the Holy Grail". 'Dickus' scene was the only highlight.

5. "The Barefoot Contessa" (1954) - The first movie starring Humphrey Bogart that I haven't enjoyed. The guy is supercool, but he couldn't save this bore.

6. "Bicycle Thieves" (1944) - Overwrought melodrama. Way overrated. Nice melancholy mood and ending, but mostly a drag.

7. "Commando" (1985) - Had a few awesome one-liners, but not as good as Arnold's other action movies and I got sick of all the shooting at the end.

8. "The Conversation" (1974) - The most boring Coppola movie since "Apocalypse Now". I can't believe he made this crap in between two amazing Godfather movies.

9. "Straw Dogs" (1971) - It's hard to be very impressed with a movie in which the most interesting part (and one of the only interesting parts) is a rape.

10. "Ikiru" (1952) - Another very disappointingly inert so-called classic. Gorgeously shot ending, though.
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