Year-End Top 10s

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Postby Sabin » Thu Dec 11, 2008 9:35 pm

I've only seen seven of them so far and only three of them are insultingly average so I guess it's a step up from other years.
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Postby Bog » Thu Dec 11, 2008 9:29 am

No list could be more Travers like than this crap...though I agree that sometimes the contest makes us overanalyze it a lot...more than this year's list picking literally the 10 films on the tip of every Oscar prognosticator's tongues.

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Postby Eric » Thu Dec 11, 2008 9:21 am

I would not have done well in the Travers contest this year. I would've had him down for stuff like Tropic Thunder for sure.

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Postby Big Magilla » Thu Dec 11, 2008 9:13 am

No contest this year from Sonic Youth, but here is Peter Travers' top ten:

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
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Postby MovieWes » Wed Dec 10, 2008 12:37 pm

rolotomasi99 wrote:i do not mean to be such a wet blanket.

Please don't use the phrase "wet blanket" anymore. It's offensive to people who are bed wetters. :p
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Postby Damien » Wed Dec 10, 2008 12:20 pm

criddic3 wrote:
rolotomasi99 wrote:
Sabin wrote:ROGER EBERT'S RETARDEDLY LONG LIST OF THE BEST FILMS OF 2008

when i was in middle school, any time my classmates did not like something they called it retarded. at some point during highschool, retarded was no longer the insult of choice. now if anyone did not like something, they would say "that's so gay." it has become so rampant, a series of tv ads were created (which won awards) discouraging people from using the insult "that's so gay".

i would like to ask that we do not use the word retarded to put down things we do not like. i know you are a good person sabin, and most likely would not want to insult people. i just hope for all of us on this board who have family members with developmental problems we can avoid having people use the "r word" as an insult.

thank you. :)

That's retarded.

criddic, don't be such a Medved. :p
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Postby criddic3 » Wed Dec 10, 2008 12:10 pm

rolotomasi99 wrote:
Sabin wrote:ROGER EBERT'S RETARDEDLY LONG LIST OF THE BEST FILMS OF 2008

when i was in middle school, any time my classmates did not like something they called it retarded. at some point during highschool, retarded was no longer the insult of choice. now if anyone did not like something, they would say "that's so gay." it has become so rampant, a series of tv ads were created (which won awards) discouraging people from using the insult "that's so gay".

i would like to ask that we do not use the word retarded to put down things we do not like. i know you are a good person sabin, and most likely would not want to insult people. i just hope for all of us on this board who have family members with developmental problems we can avoid having people use the "r word" as an insult.

thank you. :)

That's retarded.
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Postby rolotomasi99 » Tue Dec 09, 2008 10:36 am

to actually post something on this thread related to its topic, i have seen only three movies this year that i feel are even worthy of being on my top ten list.

MILK
WALL-E
THE DARK KNIGHT

i have not seen any of the recent or future oscar bait films.

the only film from earlier in this year that i missed which would probably make it on my top ten list is FROZEN RIVER. i am going to have quite a bit of film viewing to have any sort of decent top ten list.
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Postby rolotomasi99 » Tue Dec 09, 2008 10:32 am

Sabin wrote:As long as you promise to limit the number of emoticons you use to one per post. There's nothing wrong with what you're doing. I just want to see if you're physically capable.

oh my lord. i never used emoticons before, but then i got in trouble for making a joke that people took seriously. i was told to avoid confusion i had to use emoticons.

now people are acting as if i am sally hawkins' character from HAPPY-GO-LUCKY. :p
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Postby Zahveed » Tue Dec 09, 2008 10:19 am

If the word was used within the original definition it would still make sense and wouldn't be offensive.
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Postby Sabin » Mon Dec 08, 2008 9:44 pm

As long as you promise to limit the number of emoticons you use to one per post. There's nothing wrong with what you're doing. I just want to see if you're physically capable.



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Postby rolotomasi99 » Mon Dec 08, 2008 9:31 pm

Sabin wrote:I have a cousin with downs.

than you understand exactly where i am coming from.

i seem to recall having my ass handed to me for using the term "showtune queens" a couple years ago. as i remember, it involved flipp525 accusing me of being a homophobic breeder and saying he was more manly than i was and that he could beat me up. flipp525 and i are now good friends and even hijack certain threads talking about the various gay bars in our area. :D

i do not mean to be such a wet blanket. there are just so many blogs and discussion boards i frequent where horribly hateful words are just thrown around. i wanted oscarguy's discussion board to be the one place i do not have to feel uncomfortable. i promise not to complain about any more bad words. :;):




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Postby FilmFan720 » Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:19 am

flipp525 wrote:I'm still not over "cunt" being banned. I love that word.

Although isn't Medved a suitable substitution for that word too:)
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Postby rudeboy » Mon Dec 08, 2008 10:55 am

Sight & Sound's annual poll of various critics.

1. Hunger (Steve McQueen, UK)
2. There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson, USA)
3. WALL-E (Andrew Stanton, USA)
4. Gomorrah (Matteo Garrone, Italy)
5. A Christmas Tale (Arnaud Desplechin, France)
5. The Class (Laurent Cantet, France)
7. Of Time and the City (Terence Davies, UK)
8. Happy-Go-Lucky (Mike Leigh, UK)
9. The Headless Woman (Lucrecia Martel, Argentina/France/Italy/Spain)
9. Let the Right One In (Tomas Alfredson, Sweden)

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Postby flipp525 » Sun Dec 07, 2008 9:13 pm

I'm still not over "cunt" being banned. I love that word.
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