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Tchocky
01-07-2009, 08:07 PM
I've only included the movies I saw and that have a chance of winning an Oscar and/or Golden Globe.

westside
01-07-2009, 08:27 PM
Dark Knight for sure.

I also loved Iron Man and Tropic Thunder

Feņa14
01-07-2009, 08:41 PM
The only one i've seen from that list is Slumdog Millionaire, was really good.

counter_puncher
01-07-2009, 11:28 PM
I havn't seen Slumdog Millionaire, but I've read Q&A and that was really really good.

lovecr717
01-08-2009, 01:09 AM
I don't get the fuss about The Dark Knight. It would be a total piece of **** without Heath Ledger. Even though he was in there, but the storyline was still meaningless.

My picks are journey to the center of the earth and definitely maybe

Tempest344
01-08-2009, 04:08 AM
Dark Knight was good
I also liked Iron Man
and Burn after reading too

crazysoccer00
01-08-2009, 04:44 AM
My picks are journey to the center of the earth and definitely maybe

That just automatically disqualifies you from discussing movies

mikeler
01-08-2009, 05:00 AM
My vote would be for Iron Man.

mozzer
01-08-2009, 07:32 AM
The dark knight was pretty epic yet creepy too :)

SempreSami
01-08-2009, 08:07 AM
The Dark Knight for sure, I'd been anticipating it ever since seeing the first promotional image of Bale in the new batsuit.

Buuurnz
01-08-2009, 11:36 PM
I think one of the best movies of 2008 was " The Kite Runner"! Go check it out if u haven't yet!

slice bh compliment
01-08-2009, 11:42 PM
1. Burn After Reading. Those Coen brothers make fun of everything....and well. Not just a typical crime-gone-wrong flick. Genius. Idiocracy for the grownups.
2. Slumdog Millionaire

Dedans Penthouse
01-09-2009, 07:31 AM
Citizen Kane II - Starring Orson Welles and Samuel L. Jackson

NickC
01-09-2009, 07:40 AM
Citizen Kane II - Starring Orson Welles and Samuel L. Jackson

2 things:

1. Rosebud is gone, so how do they make a second movie?
2. Didn't Welles die years ago?

dave333
01-09-2009, 01:41 PM
The Dark Knight.

You should have put Wall E up there; it is one of the few animated films that is in the running for best picture. Fantastic film.

persondudething
01-09-2009, 02:10 PM
The Dark Knight.

You should have put Wall E up there; it is one of the few animated films that is in the running for best picture. Fantastic film.

pixar is amazing. everything that they put out is just in a class of its own.

Ballinbob
01-09-2009, 02:13 PM
pineapple express!!!

vmosrafa08
01-09-2009, 04:50 PM
Hmm the choices aren't that good. From this list I guess The Dark Knight.

Tchocky
01-09-2009, 08:42 PM
"Slumdog Millionaire" was the big winner yesterday at the Critics' Choice Awards. I had a difficult enjoying this movie because this ****** behind me was talking on his phone.

jman
01-09-2009, 09:04 PM
The Dark Knight for sure!!

But I'd like to also mention 'Taken' starring Liam Nielson as a great action/thriller film.

mikeler
01-10-2009, 04:13 AM
"Slumdog Millionaire" was the big winner yesterday at the Critics' Choice Awards. I had a difficult enjoying this movie because this ****** behind me was talking on his phone.


I'm going to see this movie today.

CanadianChic
01-10-2009, 04:57 AM
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Oddly, I was not disappointed at all in Twilight and I think those negative critics were off the mark on Valkerie.

MarrratSafin
01-10-2009, 05:16 AM
Dark Knight. Absolutely awesome.

ThA_Azn_DeViL
01-10-2009, 05:19 AM
One more for The Dark Knight, the other movies don't really compare. Sorry, my opinion :)

oscar_2424
01-10-2009, 05:35 AM
Hellboy II just for this scene :)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7XCbfuZDRM&feature=related

SempreSami
01-10-2009, 06:22 AM
I think one of the best movies of 2008 was " The Kite Runner"! Go check it out if u haven't yet!

That came out in 2007, though it was fairly close (December).

Chris De Tone
01-10-2009, 06:30 AM
From Sweden, "Let The Right One In"...trust me and watch it. Not every good movie is an overblown Hollywood special effects cash cow.

phoenicks
01-10-2009, 06:37 AM
DArk knight is simply untouchable, other movies, hardly come close, in fact dark knight is several classes above the rest of the movies in 2008.

scraps234
01-11-2009, 10:22 AM
i am iron man but i voted the dark knight...

HydroYang
01-11-2009, 10:29 AM
Dark Knight - Possibly the best fil ever made..

quest01
01-11-2009, 11:25 AM
The Dark Knight is the best movie of 2008. It's funny how critics and audiences rarely agree in which movies they feel are the best.

NickC
01-11-2009, 11:30 AM
Dark Knight - Possibly the best fil ever made..

What's a "fil"?

And no, not the best film ever made. One of the best, if not the best Superhero film of all time? Yes. One of the best overall films ever made? Not a chance in hell.

dantespark33
01-11-2009, 11:33 AM
Wall-e was freaking amazing, not as good as The Dark Knight but it would be a good second, it should definitely be up there

abenguyen
01-11-2009, 12:04 PM
the dark knight for sure hands down best movie of the year and on the top 10 list of GOAT duh... ;)

topspin
01-11-2009, 07:53 PM
Wall-e was the best movie and beats Dark Knight by miles. It is just such a sweet story.

I was going to start a new thread about this since recently watched Dark Knight and just shook my head at the predictability and use of the same ol formula. I had high expectations after all the critical acclaim not to mention the feedback from friends at work (including one guy who said he was stunned and left with his jaw open at the end; ugh). I am glad I didn't pay to watch this at the theatre. It is absolutely high on my list of worst movies and most disappointing. I can't believe people fell for this hype.

T1000
01-12-2009, 04:14 PM
Gran Torino easily
then Walle, tropic thunder, and iron man

J-man
01-12-2009, 04:56 PM
Slumdog Millionaire and Gran Torino. Honestly these were the best movies of 2008.

Aldi Patron
01-12-2009, 05:00 PM
I think The Wrestler was probably my favorite. Micky Rourke's performance was amazing, and Darren Aronofsky makes some incredibly good movies. It's a shame his Batman project fell through.

Ballinbob
01-12-2009, 05:05 PM
superbad,pineapple express,harold and kumar??

Nobody liked those lol?

J-man
01-12-2009, 05:38 PM
superbad,pineapple express,harold and kumar??

Nobody liked those lol?Superbad was 07. There's a difference between liking a movie and it being the best movie (in this case the best of 2008 )

Ballinbob
01-12-2009, 05:50 PM
^^I guess your right. I guess I have a bad taste for movies then if I rank the dark knight right along with Harold and Kumar/pineapple express lol. I just like comedies more than action movies

kevsaenz
01-12-2009, 05:53 PM
of the six movies i've seen on that list i would say Frost/Nixon was my favorite.

J-man
01-12-2009, 06:04 PM
^^I guess your right. I guess I have a bad taste for movies then if I rank the dark knight right along with Harold and Kumar/pineapple express lol. I just like comedies more than action moviesIts cool I mean it is your personal opinion. I think we're about the same age (15 I think) and if i asked most of my friends their favorite movie they would have said the same thing (Dark Knight, Pineapple Express ect ect ect.....).

I didn't get to see many comdies this year other than Step Brothers and I thought that sucked I was really disappointed. Dark Knight was really good, though I'm not crazy about it. Only saw it once unlike most people.

Ballinbob
01-13-2009, 02:00 PM
yeah im 15 too. I heard stepbrothers was a good movie lol, guess i'll have to see for myself. And your right about the DarkKnight...I saw it once, but I know this guy who went and saw it everyday for 3 weeks straight. Guy was addicted to the movie, he absolutely loved it. Its a good movie for sure, but seeing it everyday for 3 weeks...??

Feņa14
01-13-2009, 08:07 PM
pineapple express!!!

Great film! "You just got killed by a Daewoo Lanos, motherf*$%3^!" hahaha

CanadianChic
01-18-2009, 04:44 AM
Pineapple Express bored me although I did manage to stay awake for it as my movie boyfriend was in it. ;)

I just saw The Hunting Party and although it was released in 2007, the fact that I watched it in 2009 qualifies it as an acceptable hat to toss in the ring (my own logical rationalization). Here is the trailer for those who haven't seen it yet - I highly recommend it.

http://www.thehuntingpartymovie.com/index2.html

Click on 'videos' to view trailer.

bluegrasser
01-18-2009, 05:15 AM
Saw " GRAND TORINO" last night and what a great flick - the Hmong co/star went to high school with my son. Clint should get an Oscar for his performance.

mary fierce
01-18-2009, 05:18 AM
GT is indeed a fine film. Have to be careful when people ask me about it because disclosing too much ruins it.

Viper
01-18-2009, 09:02 AM
Definitely Frost/Nixon

super_forehand
01-18-2009, 09:11 AM
slumdog millionaire for me. dark knight was a good movie, but thats about it, it wasn't an insightful movie that could help shape peoples perspectives of something, which is generally what I look for in a movie. Great entertainment, but of no value other then fun.

Probably why I liked frost/nixon as well, its amazing how many people my age have no clue what nixon did/said and what watergate was all about. the movie at least probably made some people curious and go google at home.

in batman, theres none of that, people might be enticed to go home and google batmobile lol. anyways, thats just my opinion and one of my criterias for judging movies.

BullDogTennis
01-18-2009, 02:27 PM
dark knight easy!

J-man
01-18-2009, 02:42 PM
yeah im 15 too. I heard stepbrothers was a good movie lol, guess i'll have to see for myself. And your right about the DarkKnight...I saw it once, but I know this guy who went and saw it everyday for 3 weeks straight. Guy was addicted to the movie, he absolutely loved it. Its a good movie for sure, but seeing it everyday for 3 weeks...??Thats pretty crazy.

On a side note I saw the wrestler and thought that mickey rourke was really good in it, didn't care for the movie a whole bunch. Like I said before gran Torino is a great movie but I don't think clint should get an oscar for it. IMO this wasn't a stand out year for best actors and actress.

tkauffm
01-18-2009, 06:29 PM
Did anybody else see "In Bruges"? It was with Colin Farrell and Ralph Fiennes. That was a great film, not the best of 08 but a good one none the less. Also starring Ralph Fiennes, "The Reader" with Kate Winslet was a terrific story as well. Gran Torino was really good too.

For animated films, Wall E was great, but I thought Kung Fu Panda was ofter overlooked. Like Wall E, it was fun and entertaining for kids and adults and had great animation/storyline.

For comedies I was really surprised that Tropic Thunder was soooo critically lauded. Yes, Robert Downey Jr. is hilarious in this film, but other than that it wasn't too great imo. Conversely, I was also surprised that Pineapple Express got a mixed bag of reviews. Maybe I'm just biased but I think all of Judd Apatow movies have been quality comedies

djokster
01-18-2009, 06:34 PM
I thought slumdog millionaire was really good...

it did well at the golden globes also...

J-man
01-18-2009, 07:11 PM
Did anybody else see "In Bruges"? It was with Colin Farrell and Ralph Fiennes. That was a great film, not the best of 08 but a good one none the less. Also starring Ralph Fiennes, "The Reader" with Kate Winslet was a terrific story as well. Gran Torino was really good too.

For animated films, Wall E was great, but I thought Kung Fu Panda was ofter overlooked. Like Wall E, it was fun and entertaining for kids and adults and had great animation/storyline.

For comedies I was really surprised that Tropic Thunder was soooo critically lauded. Yes, Robert Downey Jr. is hilarious in this film, but other than that it wasn't too great imo. Conversely, I was also surprised that Pineapple Express got a mixed bag of reviews. Maybe I'm just biased but I think all of Judd Apatow movies have been quality comediesYes I saw In Bruges last year. It was really funny and I liked seeing Colin with his Irish accent and sarcastic sense of humor.