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#1 Old 12-30-2004, 06:52 PM
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1. Eternal Sunshine Of the Spotless Mind

2. Kill Bill 2

3. The Butterfly Effect (although it was almost a Donnie Darko rip-off, I enjoyed it thoroughly)

4. Napoleon Dynamite

5. Farenheit 9/11 (whether it was a lie and poop-filled sack or a beautiful piece of truth, it was very well put together and enjoyable)
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I agree with your 1, 2, and 5. I have yet to see Napoleon Dynamite, maybe tomorrow. Wow, my mind is dry. I need more posts to agree with
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I'm going out on a limb. Before Sunset. I just watched it again. It's great! I mean, it explores love and relationships perfectly in the space of about 50 minutes. Sure it's partly a gimmick for us saps... But I think it was OK! Not a waste of my $4.52 Blockbuster charge.
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1. Farenheit 9/11 for sure. It revealed a lot of truth whether people want to believe it or not.
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freakin' Garden State, man. YES.

i agree totally on kill bill, eternal sunshine, and napoleon dynamite. i just saw series of unfortunate events and really liked it...
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Just off the top of my head (in no particular order):



Eternal Sunshine Of the Spotless Mind

Million Dollar Baby

The Five Obstructions

Primer

The Corporation

Maria Full of Grace

The Incredibles

Sideways

Kill Bill - Vol. 2

Collateral

Hero

Super Size Me

Shawn of the Dead
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I haven't seen all the contenders but



1. Hero

2. The Five Obstructions
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freakin' Garden State, man. YES.

i agree totally on kill bill, eternal sunshine, and napoleon dynamite. i just saw series of unfortunate events and really liked it...



I still need to see Garden State.
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I need to see garden state too :/



I haven't really seen a lot of movies this year, but I thought Finding Neverland was very good. I liked the non-fairytale ending aspect.
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Saved! was the best movie of 2004 and probably one of the most over-looked movies ever.



Also, I think the butterfly effect was 2003, I could be wrong though.
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ooo Garden State was good.



So was "Saved!" A bit sappy, but hey, good good.



Epski ~ I reeeeeeally want to see "maria full of grace"
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skunkpumpkin: It's available on video now



I haven't seen "Saved!" - Want to very much



Saw "Garden State" - better than expected (was expecting over-hyped, but it was very, very good, just not one of the best, IMHO)



Also felt "Super Size Me" was entertaining, but not one of the best.



I thought "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster" was very nearly a great film, as long as I'm remembering docs...
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1. Eternal Sunshine Of the Spotless Mind

2. Kill Bill 2

3. The Butterfly Effect (although it was almost a Donnie Darko rip-off, I enjoyed it thoroughly)

4. Napoleon Dynamite

5. Farenheit 9/11 (whether it was a lie and poop-filled sack or a beautiful piece of truth, it was very well put together and enjoyable)



agree with all but number 3. I thought that The Butterfly Effect was the worst piece of sh7t I had seen in a long time. I thought it was horrible. But then again, I saw the alternate version.



I would add Garden State, Collateral, and..maybe Ray. and that's about all I watched, I think.



ETA: Saved! was great. Macualy Culkin was so awesome in that movie. As in Party Monster, too.

"What are you supposed to be??"

"I'm a rollerskate, can't you tell?"

It's a lovely movie.
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Another for Eternal Sunshine...it's currently at the top of my (continually mutating) "Best of 2004" list.



Charity...I also liked Before Sunset, but I don't think it's everyone's cup of tea.



Garden State was great in some ways. Natalie P's performance was beautiful I thought (despite some snarky reviews). It made me laugh out loud several times. Overall, it seemed a bit flat in parts, and I was not impressed with Zach Braff's performance.



Other faves (some already mentioned):

Maria Full of Grace

Sideways

Control Room

Finding Neverland (competing for the #1 slot, lol)

Hotel Rwanda

Mean Creek

The Five Obstructions

Since Otar Left

Shaun of the Dead



I'm sure I'm forgetting some. Despite this summer's plethora of crappy movies, there have been quite a few gems to be found.



And, Collateral? Blech blech blech.

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I am going with Fahrenheit 911.
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Fahrenheit 911 and Eternal Sunshine.
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I still have to see some. Shaun of the Dead and I Heart Huckabees (It sounds great, but i'm waiting until it comes out on DVD) will be next.
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I really liked Eternal Sunshine

I really hated the Butterfly Effect

I also really disliked Napoleon Dynamite(plot???)

Garden State was ok.

I would add Hero, but 2004 was just it's US release. It was realeased already overseas 2 years ago.

Kill Bill II was pretty good.

Collateral was pretty good too.
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Ah yes, i almost forgot about The Corporation and the Control Room too. Great films that provided great insight. I do like fiction too, but nothing comes to mind this year.
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Somehow I left out "The Bourne Supremacy." If only all Hollywood movies were this good. Great sequel, too.
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#21 Old 01-01-2005, 07:40 AM
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Kill Bill 2 is the kind of movie that would make me cry.



I hated Collateral. Hated it!



The Bourne Supremacy = A+

Metallica - Some Kind of Monster = very illuminating look at addicitions and the music making process

Farenheit 9-11 = Wonderful expose. I only wish more people had seen it
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Eternal Sunshine, Garden State, and Closer were definitely my favorites.
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I actually liked Lemony Snickets. Definitely original.



And I coveted Violet's dress. I like that style!



I'm like girly/techno/japanese funk/....a very strange mix.



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"Raptor Island" - a Sci-Fi Channel original!!!



I also have to chuckle at all of the Farenheit 911 fans.
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Shaun of the Dead and another vote for Eternal Sunshine.
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Sonata ( i know boris!)

napoleon dynamite.

Garden State.

coffee/cigarettes

suicide club

Oceans eleven 12 rocked.... Syke (hee hee comeback word of the year)

kill bill 2 i liked! luckily i saw kill bill vol 1 only the day before...i'd have been pissed to have to wait so long.

jeez i havent seen very many movies i wanted to at all this year :/

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Jiatsu Circle...aka The Suicide Club...boy that one freaked me, Avacado! Shudder.



Especially the beginning with that little ditty and the warning "do not step over the yellow line" and the girls all smiling. All 54 or so, and then "and a one, and a two and a..."



And here comes the subway.



Shudder.



Or when that nurse was at the window, like opening it for fresh air, talking to that security guard..."oh...have a good night!" so casually and then...ugh. She just jumps all happy and carefree.



The Japanese sure have a way to really chill you...



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I thought Series of Unfortunate events was quite good too. Dunno about best of the year though. I really enjoyed the style they picked for the movie.



I also really enjoyed Bourne Supremacy...forgot that one on my list.
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Coffee and Cigarettes had some really, truly great segments, but some were downright stupid. The latter keep me from putting that film at the top. Just the same, I think everyone should rent it, just for the great segements. You can always skip to the next one with DVD!
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