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« on: December 19, 2009, 03:58:05 AM »

Ok, heres my top 5 films I enjoyed the most this year.

The Wrestler

Gran Torino

A Serious Man

District 9

Star Trek

Honourable mentions to Moon and Anvil which I thought were both great movies.

Obvioussly some of these saw the light of day in the US in  '08.
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« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2009, 06:31:39 AM »

My own five  ;) :

- 1) Revolutionary Road ("Noces Rebelles" in French)

- 2) District 9

- 3) Gran Torino

- 4) Watchmen

- 5) This Is It  (not really a film, a documentary , for the ones who like Michael Jackson of course ...)


 I am about to see "Avatar", "A Christmas Carol", "Welcome to Zombieland" but maybe not before the New Year Eve ! :)
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« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2009, 09:00:34 AM »

I can't really do a top five since there's still a lot I haven't seen but I will just a give quick run down of some of my favourite:

Star Trek
Inglorious Basterds
The Hangover
District 9
Anvil: The Story of Anvil
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« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2009, 09:58:28 AM »

I don't have a top 5 but I did very much enjoy Gran Torino and Star Trek this year.  They did not disappoint.  I didn't see Up or Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs until we got them on dvd.  I did enjoy them, but they weren't spectacular.  I got around to seeing The Wrestler recently and thought that was a good movie, too.  I liked the documentaries on Anvil (that one surprised me) and Michael Jackson.  My wife picked up Revolutionary Road but I still haven't seen it.  Something tells me I'm going to like A Christmas Carol with Jim Carrey.  I just watched his Yes Man again and laughed out loud at a handful of scenes.
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« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2009, 12:46:58 PM »

Not in any order but these would be my choices;

Gran Torino ( Release date here in Apr 2009)
This is it
Inglorious Bastards
The Changeling (Release date here in Jan 2009)
Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince
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« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2009, 08:57:04 PM »

  So far for the year my favorites are Moon, Zombieland, Watchmen, and Pirate Radio.  Inglourious Basterds and Funny People deserve honorable mentions.  My favorite small market movie of 2009 is Dead Snow.

  There are still alot of '09 flicks that I need to check out.  I had higher hopes for Extract; still pretty good though.
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« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2009, 07:13:11 AM »

Yes, Conan! I forgot about Funny People. I loved it quite a lot even though it becomes very uneven after George (Sandler) goes to visit his ex-girlfriend/wife. Even though Eric Bana holds his own and keeps it tolerable it just felt like a different movie completely when that stuff begins to happen. But everything before that is great. Jason Schwartzman is great with his semi-ego and the "Yo, Teach!" tv show.  ;D

"I mean I hate it when people recognize me."
"Oh you hate that, eh? You hate it?"

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And the first scene with that European doctor. I was balling when they threw out a Die Hard reference.

Some people didn't like this movie but I think it's because they either expected it to be a typical pee and poo joke Adam Sandler movie or something like the 40 Year Old Virgin since Judd Apatow directed that too. But it's along the lines of Knocked Up where it has a bit of maturity to it and its dealing with a real, serious problem. Either way, it's a great "trilogy of life" from Apatow.
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« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2009, 08:02:22 AM »

Another film I enjoyed this year for it's originality and vibrancy (and strangly seemed to completely forget) was

Slumdog Millionaire.
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« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2009, 11:00:13 AM »

My top 5 for movies released in 2009 in Denmark.

Gran Torino

Inglorious Bastards

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District 9

Star Trek

honorable mentionings:

Zombieland, Watchmen, Men who hates women, The girl who played with fire, Let the right one in.

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« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2009, 12:19:30 PM »

Gran Torino
Up
Inglorous Basterds
Il y a longtemps que je t'aime (2007, here released in '09)
Louise-Michel

Also:
Coraline, Easy Virtue, Broken Embraces

Ugly ones:
Baarìa, Angels & Demons, Whiteout, He's Just Not That Into You

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« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2009, 01:09:22 PM »

The Wrestler( Santa brought ma a dvd of it this morning)
Gran Torino
Paranormal Activity
Drag Me To Hell
2012 ( I love this fun movie)

Santa also brought me a copy of The Anvil Story. I cannot wait to watch it!
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« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2009, 12:05:49 PM »

I only got top 4  ;)

Gran Torino
The Wrestler
Inglorious Basterds
The Hangover
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« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2010, 05:29:28 PM »

Gomorrah*
Moon
Inglourious Basterds
A Serious Man
Sin Nombre
Up in the Air
Goodbye Solo
The Road
The Hurt Locker
Whatever Works

*Released in the U.S. in 2009
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