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Old January 6 2009, 11:43 AM   #16
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Re: Your Top 10 Films of 2008

1. The Dark Knight
2. Cloverfield
3. Valkyrie
4. Quantum of Solace
5. Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull
6. Wall*E
7. Speed Racer
8. Max Payne
9. The Spirit
10. The Day The Earth Stood Still
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Old January 6 2009, 01:16 PM   #17
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Re: Your Top 10 Films of 2008

1. Iron Man
2. The Dark Knight
3. Kara no Kyoukai: Tsukaku Zanryu
4. Max Payne
5. The Imcredible Hulk
6. Hancock
7. Quantum of Solace
8. X-Files: I want to believe
9. Rightious Kill
10. Speed Racer
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Old January 6 2009, 03:24 PM   #18
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Re: Your Top 10 Films of 2008

No particular order

1. Tropic Thunder
2. Get Smart
3. How to Lose Friends and Alienate People
4. Vantage Point
5. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
6. Street Kings
7. Iron Man
8, Yes Man
9, The Day the Earth Stood Still
10. Indiana Jones IV

That was hard...from the list from the link above I'd seen less then 15 movies. I thought I saw more then that this year.
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Old January 6 2009, 09:26 PM   #19
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Re: Your Top 10 Films of 2008

Hmmm...I definitely haven't seen 10 movies last year, but these are the decent ones I did see in descending order.

1) Let the Right One In
2) My Name is Bruce
3) Religulous
4) The X-Files
5) Cloverfield

There's a bunch I intend to see at some point...
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Old January 6 2009, 09:28 PM   #20
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Re: Your Top 10 Films of 2008

I saw Frost/Nixon last night, which blew me away. I have to change my rankings now...

1. The Dark Knight
2. In Bruges
3. Man on Wire
4. Frost/Nixon
5. Valkyrie
6. Milk
7. Quantum of Solace

Frost/Nixon is Ron Howard's crowning achievement. Brilliant, brilliant work.
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Old January 7 2009, 01:37 AM   #21
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Re: Your Top 10 Films of 2008

The Dark Knight
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Get Smart

And I will list Quantum of Solace and The Day the Earth Stood Still when I see them (once the DVD's are released).

Does The Clone Wars count as a movie?

Also, what was the name of that movie where Kevin Costner had to decide the presidential election? Haven't seen that yet, but plan to once the DVD is out.
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Old January 7 2009, 01:44 AM   #22
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Re: Your Top 10 Films of 2008

I don't think I even saw 10 movies in 08...but here's a partial list:

1. The Dark Knight
2. Iron Man
3. Bolt
4. Kung Fu Panda
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Old January 7 2009, 08:08 AM   #23
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Re: Your Top 10 Films of 2008

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Does The Clone Wars count as a movie?
Yeah, but why would it count as one of the ten best of the year? Was it the scene where the droid army couldn't keep numbers straight, the introduction of Capote the Hutt, or when Anakin & Asoka snuck past enemy lines by hidin' under a box?

Also, what was the name of that movie where Kevin Costner had to decide the presidential election? Haven't seen that yet, but plan to once the DVD is out.
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Old January 7 2009, 04:06 PM   #24
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Re: Your Top 10 Films of 2008

I must just like movies alot. I saw pretty much anything that had
a large release and then some. I can never get enough theatre time.
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Old January 7 2009, 04:20 PM   #25
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Re: Your Top 10 Films of 2008

Here's my top ten:

The Dark Knight
Transsiberian
Standard Operating Procedure
In Bruges
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Hellboy 2: The Golden Army
Cloverfield
Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog
The Bank Job
Iron Man

There are others that probably would be there had I seen them (Wall-E seems to be on a lot of top ten lists, and I'm pretty sure I will like Charlie Kaufman's Synecdoche, New York).
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Old January 7 2009, 06:49 PM   #26
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Re: Your Top 10 Films of 2008

I only saw 10 movies this year. Since I cannot recommend them all, I offer a Top 5:

1. Wall-E
2. Bolt
3. Star Wars: The Clone Wars
4. The Dark Knight
5. Iron Man

Honorable Mention: The Forbidden Kingdom
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Old January 7 2009, 07:46 PM   #27
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I finally saw The Curious Case of Benjamin Button last night. I don't think it's a serious Best Picture contender--the pace is too slow at the beginning, and it never really justifies the framing sequence which further pads out the running time. Still, it was a good film (just not a great one) and I'd recommend it, even if it's the weakest Fincher work I've seen (Alien 3, Se7en, Fight Club, Zodiac).
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Old January 7 2009, 08:44 PM   #28
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Re: Your Top 10 Films of 2008

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Does The Clone Wars count as a movie?
Yeah, but why would it count as one of the ten best of the year? Was it the scene where the droid army couldn't keep numbers straight, the introduction of Capote the Hutt, or when Anakin & Asoka snuck past enemy lines by hidin' under a box?

Also, what was the name of that movie where Kevin Costner had to decide the presidential election? Haven't seen that yet, but plan to once the DVD is out.
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It doesn't really. I just listed it because I haven't seen 10 2008 movies, only those four.

And for the Swing Vote title, thanks.
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Old January 7 2009, 08:45 PM   #29
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Re: Your Top 10 Films of 2008

1. The Dark Knight -- Add my voice to the chorus
2. W. -- Extremely underrated, and this comes from a Republican
3. Slumdog Millionaire -- A movie that just makes you feel good
4. Burn After Reading -- The Coen Bros. always deliver
5. Vicky Christina Barcelona -- Great performances all-around
6. Lakeview Terrace -- Also underrated; a powerful look at racism
7. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button -- Not Fincher's masterpiece... but, man, did Cate Blanchette look beautiful
8. Iron Man -- Enjoyable, but growing more overrated by the day
9. Zack and Miri Make a Porno -- Best comedy in a year full of disappointing ones
10. Cloverfield -- Refreshing take on the monster movie genre

I post this list with the caveat that any of these films could get knocked off once I see The Wrestler, Let The Right One In, In Bruges, and The Bank Job.
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Old January 8 2009, 12:47 AM   #30
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...Let The Right One In...
Awesome, awesome flick. Beautifully shot, really well written, great acting from the young leads. Great denouement.
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