The Peter Travers Top Ten List contest - 2009

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Postby Sonic Youth » Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:29 pm

Magilla, you only have nine films on your list.
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Postby rudeboy » Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:07 pm

Ha! Last time I went completely blind on this I came equal first - so competition's over, guys!



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Postby Sonic Youth » Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:31 am

rudeboy wrote:Alrighty then. As always, I haven't glanced at any of his reviews so pure guesswork...

1. Avatar
2. The Hurt Locker
3. Up in the Air
4. Precious
5. Where the Wild Things Are
6. An Education
7. The Fantastic Mr Fox
8. A Serious Man
9. (500) Days of Summer
10. The Informant!

LOL! Rudeboy, with the exception of "Avatar" (which hasn't been reviewed yet) all ten films received three-and-a-half or four star ratings.
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Postby Hustler » Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:49 am

1. Up in the Air
2. An Education
3. Precious
4. Bright Star
5. The Messenger
6. A Single Man
7. Inglorious Basterds
8. A Serious Man
9. The Hurt Locker
10. Nine

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Postby rudeboy » Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:41 am

Alrighty then. As always, I haven't glanced at any of his reviews so pure guesswork...

1. Avatar
2. The Hurt Locker
3. Up in the Air
4. Precious
5. Where the Wild Things Are
6. An Education
7. The Fantastic Mr Fox
8. A Serious Man
9. (500) Days of Summer
10. The Informant!

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Postby Sonic Youth » Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:05 am

This is it? No Eric, no DWS, no OriginalBJ, no Damien? No rudeboy, Okri, Franz Ferdinand, hustler, dylanfan? The Trav'stache is very disappointed.

For that matter, no me, either. I'm going submit a ballot by this evening. If anyone else wants to play, submit your ballot sooner rather than later. It won't be much longer before the list is published.
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Postby anonymous1980 » Sun Dec 06, 2009 10:30 pm

I'll give it a go. This is fun.

01. Up in the Air
02. Up
03. Where The Wild Things Are
04. An Education
05. A Serious Man
06. The Hurt Locker
07. (500) Days of Summer
08. Avatar
09. The Cove
10. Broken Embraces

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Postby rain Bard » Thu Dec 03, 2009 5:06 pm

PS I didn't see your ballot before making the same pick for a tie, Sabin.

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Postby rain Bard » Thu Dec 03, 2009 5:04 pm

Avatar
the Hurt Locker
Invictus
Up in the Air
Precious
an Education
a Serious Man
Up & the Fantastic Mr. Fox (tie)
This Is It
the Informant!

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Postby Sabin » Thu Dec 03, 2009 4:33 pm

Just a little interesting look back of how many Best Picture nominees rank into his top ten list.
2008 - 3BPs
2007 - 3BPs
2006 - 5BPs
2005 - 5BPs
2004 - 4BPs
2003 - 4BPs
2002 - 3BPs
2001 - (should be excluded for doing a Top20) - 5BPs
2000 - 3BPs

Man, if there were only FIVE Best Picture nominees this year, I think we might have a system. Exclude 2001 and this year, we will have four Best Picture nominees in his Top Ten.

1. Up in the Air
2. The Hurt Locker (if he could somehow make a tie between these two with demon logic, he will)
3. A Serious Man
4. Where the Wild Things Are
5. Fantastic Mr. Fox AND Up
6. Precious
7. An Education
8. (500) Days of Summer
9. Inglourious Basterds -- EVEN THOUGH HE GAVE IT THREE STARS!
10. The Hangover
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Postby FilmFan720 » Thu Dec 03, 2009 4:06 pm

1. Invictus
2. Precious
3. The Lovely Bones
4. Up
5. Up in the Air
6. (500) Days of Summer
7. The Road
8. Broken Embraces
9. Passing Strange and Anvil: The Story of Anvil
10. Capitalism: A Love Story
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Postby Zahveed » Thu Dec 03, 2009 12:28 pm

1. The Lovely Bones
2. Nine
3. Broken Embraces
4. The Hurt Locker
5. Precious
6. District 9
7. Inglourious Basterds
8. A Serious Man
9. Up in the Air
10. (500) Days of Summer
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Postby Big Magilla » Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:38 pm

OK, here goes nothing:

1. Where the Wild Things Are
2. Up in the Air
3. Fantastic Mr. Fox
4. An Education
5. Precious
6. The Hurt Locker
7. The Messenger
8. The Road
9. A Serious Man
10. A Single Man




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Postby Sonic Youth » Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:26 pm

Twenty years of Travers:

2008
1 Milk
2 Slumdog Millionaire
3 The Dark Knight
4 Frost/Nixon
5 Wall-E
6 Revolutionary Road
7 The Visitor
8 Doubt
9 Rachel Getting Married
10 Man on Wire

2007
1 No Country for Old Men
2 Atonement
3 Into the Wild
4 Eastern Promises
5 Sweeney Todd
6 American Gangster
7 There Will Be Blood
8 Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
9 I'm Not There
10 Knocked Up
(tie) Juno

2006
1 The Departed
2 Dreamgirls
3 (tie) Letters from Iwo Jima
(tie) Flags of our Fathers
4 Volver
5 Babel
6 United 93
7 The Queen
8 Borat
9 Little Miss Sunshine
10 A Prairie Home Companion

2005-1989
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Postby MovieWes » Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:15 pm

Sonic Youth wrote: It's completely arbitrary, although I don't think a three star film has ever appeared on his list.

No, but two movies that he gave two and a half stars to appeared on his list in 2001: A.I. Artificial Intelligence and Moulin Rouge!.
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