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 So the last post listed here is from February?!  Wow.

We'll I don't know if anyone is keeping up with this com anymore but I thought I would post about the movie I saw tonight.  M. Night Shyamalan's "The Happening" came out on Friday staring Mark Wahlberg and Zooey Deschanel.  I'll probably talk about spoilers so if you haven't seen it yet just keep on keepin' on.

What did you think??   

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Name: Tanya
Age: 20

Top Ten Movies (in no particular order):
1.The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, (1994)
2.The Warriors, (1979)
3.Harold and Maude, (1971)
4.Pumpkin, (2002)
5.Crime and Punishment in Suburbia, (2000)
6.The Last Dragon, (1985)
7.Gidget, (1959)
8.The Philadelphia Story, (1940)
9.Do The Right Thing, (1989)
10.Freeway, (1996)


Name: Lexie
Age: 19

Top Ten Movies:
1.Cabaret, (1972)
2.Withnail & I, (1987)
3.Some Like It Hot, (1959)
4.Blade Runner, (1982)
5.Dom Durakov, (2002)
6.Breaker Morant, (1980)
7.Richard III, (1995)
8.Le Grand Bleu, (1988)
9.The Caine Mutiny, (1954)
10.Ten Canoes, (2005)
Name: Molly
Age: 18

Top Ten Movies:

1. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, (2003) Director: Peter Weir
2. Good Will Hunting, (1997) Director: Gus Van Sant
3. Diarios de Motocicleta, (2004) (Argentina) Director: Walter Salles
4. October Sky, (1999) Director: Joe Johnston
5. The Patriot, (2000) Director: Roland Emmerich
6. A League of Their Own, (1992) Director: Penny Marshall
7. That Thing You Do!, (1996) Director: Tom Hanks
8. Sense and Sensibility, (1995) Director: Ang Lee
9. Fight Club, (1999) Director: David Fincher
10. Saving Private Ryan, (1998) Director: Steven Spielberg

Best Picture!

So, with the Oscars coming up, I made sure to see all five of the Best Picture films.

Here are my thoughts, without spoilers.

AtonementCollapse )

JunoCollapse )

Michael ClaytonCollapse )

No Country For Old MenCollapse )

There Will Be BloodCollapse )

Coming of Age movies

I took this idea from a weekly podcast on movies I listen to (Filmspotting) - every week they have a Top 5 X Movies to coordinate with the movie they're reviewing that week. This week's was "coming of age" movies, and since I was putting a list together anyway, I thought I might as well post it here.

Besides the obvious, the uniting theme in all these movies is a sense of disillusionment.

5. Good Bye Lenin! (2003)
4. Artemisia (1997)
3. Tagebuch einer Verlorenen (1929) (Diary of a Lost Girl)
2. Les roseaux sauvages (1993) (Wild Reeds)
1. Roman Holiday (1953)

Anyone want to put together their own list/talk about these movies?


Jan. 25th, 2008

Name: Bubs
Age: 33

Top Ten Movies:

Andrei Rublev (1969) (Russia) Director: Andrei Tarkovsky
The Navigator (1988) (New Zealand) Director: Vincent Ward
A Room with a View (1985) Director: James Ivory
Vertigo (1958) Director: Alfred Hitchcock
12 Monkeys (1996) Director: Terry Gilliam
Lawrence of Arabia (1962) Director: David Lean
A Clockwork Orange (1971) Director: Stanley Kubrick
Beauty and the Beast (1991) (Yes, the Disney movie)
Magnolia (1999) Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
The Dawn Patrol (1938) Director: Edmund Goulding

Brenda's Cineholic Application

Name: Brenda
Age: 25 *sob*

Top Ten Movies:
1. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) [J.R.R. Tolkien | Peter Jackson]
2. Matrix (1999) [Bullet Time Technology]
3. Chocolat (2000) [Chocolates! I have a rather personal and extensive relationship with chocolates ;D]
4. The Shawshank Redemption (1994) [Stephen King]
5. Remember the Titans (2000) [Racism]
6. Pulp Fiction (1994) [Ezekiel 25:17]
7. Dazed and Confused (1993) [No conflicts]
8. Moulin Rouge (2001) [Costume galore]
9. Edward Scissorhands (1990) [Modern fairy tale]
10. Dead Poet's Society (1989) [Carpe Diem]

Optional Recommendations: (Current theatrical releases only)
1. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) [Tim Burton + Johnny Depp]
2. Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007) [Cate Blanchett]


Name: Mike
Age: 25

Top Ten Movies:
o1. Dial M for Murder, 1954, Hitchcock (director)
o2. Murder by Death, 1976, Robert Moore (director)
o3. Fight Club, 1999, Chuck Palahniuk (novel)
o4. Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels, 1998, Guy Ritchie (writer/director)
o5. History of the World Part I, 1981, Mel Brooks (writer/director)
o6. A Christmas Story, 1983, Jean Shepherd (novel)
o7. The Time Machine, 196o, H.G. Wells (novel)
o8. Legally Blonde, 2oo1, Amanda Brown (novel)
o9. The Wizard of Oz, 1939, L. Frank Baum (novel)
1o. Memento, 2ooo, Jonathan Nolan (short story)

Optional Recommendations: (Current theatrical releases only)
o1. Juno, 2oo7, Diablo Cody (writer)
o2. Lions for Lambs, 2oo7, Robert Redford (director)