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Danny, I have seen the trilogy, and I prefer White for some reason (don't ask, because I don't have an answer). Red is a great film, though. :) I would imagine the Matrix duo of films out this year will do quite well in the awards, if they have any similarity to the quality of the previous film, and of course, they do! Have you read much about them yet? Things are going to be interesting.... BTW, Leon: The Professional is indeed by Luc Besson, but really an American film as is the Big Blue, 5th Element, and partially the Joan of Arc bio-pic, The Messenger (which had a amazing photography and was absolutely misguided)... Again, those silly French! ;) Speaking of French, and classic is the word here, don't forget Diabolique, and maybe the best movie ever The Wages of Fear (which I forgot in my list earlier... I was thinking about Besson's films, sorry). The Wages of Fear is amazing cinema, and was remade (sadly, and wrongly) in the late 70s as a movie called Sorcerer (!)... don't ask, because I don't know where the name change came from. That said, check out the Criterion DVD of Wages... it is awe inspiring, and it will have you pointing your toes straight out in fear. Awesome.
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How about the worst films of the year?

My vote goes to Star Wars. Man they messed that one up, but it made a trillion dollar so what do I know.


Oh shoot, I use the word "worst" and violated the posting agreement

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I can't be bargained with, I can't be reasoned with, I don't feel pity or remorse or fear and I will not stop EVER until I have ridden them all.

Hey, hey, hey now... Just because Star Wars was the worst film most of us here seem to have seen doesn't neam it was the worst... I mean, it was a huge improvement over Episode I (The-Film-Which-Must-Not-Be-Named), and a lot of crappy movies are made every year...

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Tell me any of the Star Wars movies that are actually great.

Individually they aren't great but as a whole they are amazing.

As for other movies this year, the Trekkie in me liked Nemesis ;)

Punch Drunk Love was amazing I didn't "get" Chicago or Gangs of New York.

I loved Catch Me If You Can

Some of the other ones were ok.

Two Towers was the quickest 3 hours I have ever sat through and was amazing as long as you didn't try to compare everything to the book.

Harry Potter brought the story to life in an amazing way.

Spiderman is possibly the greatest Superhero Movie of all time.

Sum of All Fears was the worst adaptation of a Tom Clancy novel ever which says volumes because the other three were awful adaptations. As a huge Clancy fan I was left wondering ho the hell Jack Ryan became 20 years younger along with volumes of other things.

I don't normally like "artsy" movies so take it for whats its worth.

I still say we have no real great movies in the past year. Give me a Saving Private Ryan or a Castaway or a Schindler's List movies that the academy blocks out for the mst part but I love.

BTW I have yet to see a Scorcese film I like.


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Star Wars: A New Hope is Great. That is my personal opinoin, but, there it is. I like almost every single thing about that movie.

You're a Trekkie, too? Please, stop demeaning yourself: Ever since the mid nineties, we've been known as "Trekkers."

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Donny, I couldn't really tell you much about 2003 at the moment since I'm still pretty caught up with what came out in 2002, but I'm pretty excited about The Matrix films, ROTK, Kill Bill, and Jersey Girl.

Nice comments Rob. I'll look for the ones I haven't seen yet and I completely agree about The Messenger. White was my second favorite.

Indiana Jones, Star Wars wasn't even near the bottom half of my list from 2002. It was a masterpiece compared to The Master of Disguise, Fear Dot Com, Clockstoppers, Rollerball, Slackers, Halloween, The New Guy, and Swimfan. I've avoided the Murphy trio and Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever or those might be down there as well. Still need to see just how bad Madonna's Swept Away and Pinocchio is though, lol. If you labeled Star Wars most disappointing, I might agree (but I thought Insomnia and 8 Mile were moreso).

-Danny

LOL

I am a "Trekkar" only when it comes to the original movies, well besides the first one and 6 and Next Gen, Voyager, and Enterprise.

Best movie was The Voyage Home.

I am really digging the "darkness" of the last two movies.

Is it just me or is the whole Data thing in Nemesis a lot like Spock giving his mind to McCoy in The Wrath of Kahn?

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Da Poodle

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I think you hit it right on the head with the Data thing Magnum Force. (No Pun Intended)

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Brent, you're right on the money about The Sum of All Fears. Changing Lanes was the much better Affleck flick. Haven't seen Harry Potter yet. I love the original SW trilogy. They may not be the most intelligent movies ever made, but they're the definition of "cool" and "fun" at the movies. I didn't think Saving Private Ryan or Castaway were "all that". Schindler's List won the much-deserved Best Picture the year it opened. I think that's the last time I agreed with them besides American Beauty. I like the artsy stuff more than the ones you mentioned more often than not. I do love movies of epic proportion though.

SF(GA), there's a funny little documentary from 1999 I believe called "Trekkies". You might want to see it. ;)

-Danny, who has only seen Generations and First Contact and liked them both
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Well, if most of you like epic films, then you must agree, to a point at least, that if it weren't for Saving Private Ryan coming out the same year (and being another war movie), the Thin Red Line was in most ways superior. I don't think I have ever seen a prettier war film, and that would include the amazing cinematography of Apocolypse Now (not redux, which proved that directors cuts don't always "cut" it).

I just watched Pumpkin tonight, and although it was interesting (to say the least), it suffered from 2 director syndrome. The tone of the film was off, and therefore didn't know if it was a black comedy or a drama. Too bad, because the premise was unique, for once.
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Frankly I thought The Thin Red Line sucked, a lot of star power and a lot of potential but there it ended. It seemed to drag on with no real full of life characters.

Where as Private Ryan drew me in, The Think red Line made me fall asleep and just become cynical.

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Da Poodle

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And Saving Private Ryan had no Star power...

What!?! How can you not like "The Undiscovered Country?" That was my favorite of the original (With "The Voyage Home" being a very close second. I'm just a few years too young to truly appreciate it, though).

I didn't like "Insurrection" (what darkness?), but I sure loved "Nemesis." Yeah, I think you've got something about B-4 getting all of Data's memories. As I was ticking off all the great things about that movie while leaving the theater, high on my list was "It had a great death scene which, in the finest tradition of Star Trek characters, looks like it will not actually be the end of the character."

Koastre King: I knwo about the movie. I've never seen it, though I really want to. However, I am still a Trekker.

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Private Ryan has star power that actually delivers unlike Red Line.

Tom Hanks is such an amazing and vesatile actor.

And Undiscovered Country is the worst Star Trek Movie ever.

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Da Poodle

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Brent, Brent, Brent.... *sigh* (Gator Moment!).... to each his own. The Thin Red Line was a mood piece. So you didn't like it.... too bad. Saving Private Ryan was a very good movie, but I use movie in the truest, and most obvious sense of the word. It didn't challenge anyone in the slightest. Granted, I cried right along with the rest of the audience at the "salute" at the end of the movie, regardless of how completely TRITE that was. It captured us because Spielberg is a gifted director who is very very good at manipulation. He understands the craft, and boy is he good at it. The Thin Red Line left us to ponder the greater meaning of life, war, property, love, and death. Have you ever seen "Wings of Desire?" The Thin Red Line was a war version of that. Very introspective. Beautiful, provocative, and enigmatic. It isn't for everyone, and sadly it wasn't for you, but I guarantee you all those actors who worked for wage, and many unbilled at that, didn't think they were part of a bad idea. They thought that this film might offer perspective, and act as a visual poem, which Terrence Malick thought as well. Watch his previous film, Days of Heaven. Simply gorgeous and sublime.

BTW, I love your honesty Brent. Slam it in dude!:)
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Rob, I found quite the oppiste. Red Line seemed trite to me.

Too introspective, and entirely too cynical. While I agree the cinemetogrpahy was great and the cast was superb, none of them really shined like they could have.

Look at Private Ryan, Tom Hanks and Matt Damon were not what made that movie. The supporting cast was great. Each of them was alive and vibrant and you felt a personal connction with them. Honestly how bad did you wanna scream at the guy carrying the ammo?

Red Line had none of that, the personal connection was gone, you basically could care less what happened to them. And once again it provided an entirely too cynical version of war.

On the other hand Full Metal Jacket is as cynical as they come and still sends shivers down my spine.
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Undiscovered Country the worst Star Trek movie ever?

I normally wouldn't do this to a fellow Trekker, but it's just too wierd, so here goes: Are you sure you're thinking of the right one?

I ask this because everyone I know who's seen the Star Trek movies (Trekkers and non-trekkers) are unanimous that Star Trek V: The Final Frontier is not only the worst Star Trek movie, but also a good candiddate for worst movie, period. Final Frontier is the one that starts out at Yosemite, cuts to Spock's long-lost half brother brainwashing the crew (though Spock and McCoy are srtangely immune), and then hikacking the Enterprise and going off to the center of the Galaxy to meet a creature he thinks is God, but turns out to be some wierd non-coporeal prisoner trying to escape. And that's a positive review. Throw in virtually no special effects, way too corny interaction between Kirk/Spock/McCoy, and an incredible ani-climax, I almost vowed never to watch Star Trek again after seeing that.

Star Trek IV: The Undiscovered Country, on the other hand, is the one with unexpected diaster, diplomacy, assinastion, mystery, a Klingon Bird-of-Prey that can fire while cloaked, conspiracy, one of the coolest space battles ever, and more plot twists than you can shake a stick at. And it all makes sense in the end.

If I am totally wrong, please accept my apologies. Chalk it up to my bad taste in movies.

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Doh you are right I meant Final Frontier. But Undiscovered Country still sucked just slightly less then Final Frontier. The series should have stopped with 4 as they really couldn't have got any better.
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Da Poodle

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Crazy. Now this BLOWS away "What has happened to coasterbuzz?" And we thoiught 19 pages of SFGAm Riddle was long.
Has anyone seen the prequil Red Dragon? How was it? I loved Silence of the Lambs but I thought that Hannibal was rather boring except for a few gory parts.

I rented Frailty yesterday. I don't really remember ever hearing much about that movie but it was pretty good and kinda twisted.

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Well now that the Tom Foolery has subsided and you've got it out of your system, it's time for this one to end. On to better things...

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