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Dec. 21st, 2006

08:03 pm - My favorite movies of 2006

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Movies I really enjoyed this year


Little Miss Sunshine
Nightwatch
Slither
Wordplay
The Devil Wears Prada
The Departed
Casino Royale

Movies I enjoyed, despite one or more serious flaws


Mission Impossible III
Over the Hedge
V for Vendetta
Cars
The Pursuit of Happyness
The Fountain
X-Men: The Last Stand

Movies I didn't like


Borat
Talledega Nights
Marie Antoinette
Silent Hill

Movies that I want to see


Jesus Camp
This Film Is Not Yet Rated
The Black Dahlia
Superman Returns
The Last King of Scotland
Stranger Than Fiction
Apocalypto
The Prestige
Pan's Labyrinthe
A Scanner Darkly
United 93
The Wicker Man
Ghost Rider (Yes, odds are, this will be stupid. I don't care.)

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From:polyanarch
Date:December 22nd, 2006 05:13 am (UTC)

I agree with Little Miss Sunshine

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Did you see Goodnight and Goodluck?
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From:crasch
Date:December 22nd, 2006 05:33 am (UTC)

Re: I agree with Little Miss Sunshine

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No, I haven't seen that one yet. What did you think?
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From:polyanarch
Date:December 22nd, 2006 05:36 am (UTC)

Re: I agree with Little Miss Sunshine

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It's on my "best of the year" list. But what do I know. I liked M. Night Shamalamadingdong's Lady in the Water.
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From:tinkerbell_mk
Date:December 22nd, 2006 01:34 pm (UTC)

Re: I agree with Little Miss Sunshine

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Did it come out this year? I could have sworn it was last year...
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From:herbaliser
Date:December 22nd, 2006 03:49 pm (UTC)

Re: I agree with Little Miss Sunshine

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Yes.
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From:tinkerbell_mk
Date:December 22nd, 2006 08:56 pm (UTC)

Re: I agree with Little Miss Sunshine

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Yes, it came out in 2005, okay cool, I thought I was loosing a year there for a second. =)
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From:tinkerbell_mk
Date:December 22nd, 2006 01:34 pm (UTC)
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I just saw The last King of Scotland and I was really impressed!
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From:crasch
Date:December 23rd, 2006 04:48 am (UTC)
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Cool, thanks for the recommendation.
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From:crasch
Date:December 23rd, 2006 04:49 am (UTC)
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Thanks! I've tried netflix, but found it didn't work for me. Sometimes, I just want a comedy and all I have is horror or drama (vice versa). So the netflix pic's would sit on the table while I went to Blockbuster.
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From:chutzpahgirl
Date:December 22nd, 2006 05:31 pm (UTC)
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I highly recommend "A Scanner Darkly." I loved "Borat." What did you not like about it?
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From:crasch
Date:December 23rd, 2006 12:13 am (UTC)
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Most of funny moments fell flat for me. I think I was also turned off by the mean-spiritedness. Borat tried to be funny by goading other people to behave angry or small (handing the Southern lady a bag of shit, breaking goods at the antique shop, etc.) By contrast, in "Little Miss Sunshine" we saw flawed, but basicly goodhearted characters trying to fulfill their dreams. Although they were often thwarted (thus providing the much of the humor), and they sometimes behaved badly due to their character flaws, I always got the sense that they really cared about each other. Whatever pain they caused each other was not deliberate.
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From:tinkerbell_mk
Date:December 22nd, 2006 08:57 pm (UTC)

Nightwatch

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Have you seen Daywatch yet?

I liked nightwatch a lot too, I saw Daywatch at the video store a couple months ago but I havn't watched it yet, I wonder if it's as good. (I'm kind of hoping it will still come to the theater here, even though it's been on DVD for months, but sometimes forgein films do that, right?)
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From:crasch
Date:December 22nd, 2006 11:38 pm (UTC)

Re: Nightwatch

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Ah, no, I haven't seen Daywatch. I didn't think it had been released in the U.S. yet. How do you think it compared to Nightwatch?
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From:white_lies
Date:December 23rd, 2006 04:19 am (UTC)
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Black Dahlia = huge waste of time/money
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From:crasch
Date:December 23rd, 2006 04:26 am (UTC)
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Thanks for the head's up!
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From:h_postmortemus
Date:December 25th, 2006 08:46 pm (UTC)
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Ghost Rider will not be stupid. Any more so than the comic book. The premise itself is pretty cool, yet also kind of dumb.

But let's face it, it stars Nicholas Cage. It can't completely suck. Then again I'm not a purist so I don't care if the story line is faithful to the comic book series as much as others might be.
(If the Rhyming Demon makes an appearance that would kick ass but I don't hope for that).

Oh, and have you checked out Peerflix yet?
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