Text Size

Movies, Music, TV, Books, Pop Culture

The Best and Worst Movies of the Decade

Title is self explanatory. Discuss Hollywood, films, TV, and anything else from the entertainment world here.

Moderators: peeker643, swerb, mitch

The Best and Worst Movies of the Decade

Unread postby Bill the Butcher » Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:07 pm

Great list.

But yeah, you're right. I am extremely shocked with your #21 pick on the 25 Worst Movies of the Decade. I've officially labeled you insane. And not because I think it's the greatest movie ever, but because it certainly isn't one of the worst of the decade.

However, your label is temporary. I have thrown it onto my Netflix queue so I can rewatch it. I may change my mind. But don't count on it.

And if I were to make my own Worst Movies of the Decade list, Alexander would've been #1. Just terrible.
4thQtrGlory wrote:If we got all that, i would hang a browns flag from my boner for 2 weeks straight...
User avatar
Bill the Butcher
 
Posts: 2308
Joined: Thu Apr 03, 2008 2:18 pm
Location: The Five Points
Favorite Player: Federer
Least Favorite Player: Anything Boston

Re: The Best and Worst Movies of the Decade

Unread postby Triple-S » Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:20 pm

13. Driven (2001) - Found this Sly Stallone/Burt Reynolds movie while surfing channels one boring post-football Sunday. Should have just watched infomercials.




Damn depressing too. I always thought that making a movie on Indy Cars or Nascar would be easy to make in looking cool and having a half-decent story line. Nope. Paul Page (who you can hear at 2:40) is a badass announcer (youtube clips on him doing the Indy 500 in the mid-90's and the guy comes off as the Brent Musburger of Motorsports) and deserve/d to be in a better movie than this crap. Just a terrible, terrible movie.

Also, why no hate for "The Final Destination" movies? Another crappy film with death scenes that defy laws of physics.
Swerb wrote:Go start a blog if you want to tell the world your incomprehendible ramblings.


Cerebral_DownTime wrote:I have a big arm and can throw the ball pretty damn far...... maybe even over those moutains. The Browns should sign me, i'll let you all in locker room to drink beer. Then we can all go out the parking lot to watch me do motorcycle stunts.
User avatar
Triple-S
All-time leader in moral victories
 
Posts: 6380
Joined: Sat Aug 16, 2008 6:26 pm
Location: Kent-Green, Ohio
Favorite Player: Yuengling
Least Favorite Player: Nati Light.

Re: The Best and Worst Movies of the Decade

Unread postby Guest » Sat Jan 02, 2010 12:00 am

Triple-S wrote:
Also, why no hate for "The Final Destination" movies? Another crappy film with death scenes that defy laws of physics.


Never watched any of them, so they couldn't make the list even though I know they sucked.

Hell, you could easily make a Bottom 100 list just out of stupid slasher flicks, Eddie Murphy movies, movies produced by McMahaon and the WWE, and all those "satire" movies like Epic Movie, Meet the Spartans, Disaster Movie, etc.

But that would be too easy.
Guest
 

Re: The Best and Worst Movies of the Decade

Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Sat Jan 02, 2010 8:30 am

Mitch wrote:
Triple-S wrote:
Also, why no hate for "The Final Destination" movies? Another crappy film with death scenes that defy laws of physics.


Never watched any of them, so they couldn't make the list even though I know they sucked.

Hell, you could easily make a Bottom 100 list just out of stupid slasher flicks, Eddie Murphy movies, movies produced by McMahaon and the WWE, and all those "satire" movies like Epic Movie, Meet the Spartans, Disaster Movie, etc.

But that would be too easy.



I thought the first one was great

the rest are horrific
"There is but one thing of real value: to cultivate truth and justice and to live without anger in the midst of lying and unjust men"

-Marcus Aurelius
User avatar
British_Pharaoh
Tony Sipp IS HERE!
 
Posts: 9247
Joined: Fri Oct 13, 2006 9:31 pm
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Favorite Player: Brantley // Irving
Least Favorite Player: Alexei Ramirez

Re: The Best and Worst Movies of the Decade

Unread postby swerb » Sat Jan 02, 2010 9:36 am

Great freaking column Mitch
"It's like dating a woman who hates you so much she will never break up with you, even if you burn down the house every single autumn." ~ Chuck Klosterman on Browns fans relationship with the Browns

http://www.twitter.com/theclevelandfan
User avatar
swerb
JoBu's bee-yotch
 
Posts: 17919
Joined: Thu Jan 19, 2006 5:04 pm
Location: Twinsburg, OH
Favorite Player: Mango Hab
Least Favorite Player: Bob LaMonte

Re: The Best and Worst Movies of the Decade

Unread postby justmebd » Sat Jan 02, 2010 11:11 am

Great Column Mitch. And you are insane, but that's okay.

The Only pick of yours I truly went "Whaaaattttt!!!" for was Slumdog Millionaire. I couldn't stomach more than 10 minutes of that movie, one of the very few I just shut off and gave up on. (The other was Final Fantasy, and Brighton Beach Memoirs would've been on that list, but I was twelve and stuck at the theater with my mother, so I couldn't leave).

I thought you had Green Street Hooligans about 10 slots too low. Great Effin Film.

Oceans 11 and HGTTG are not guilty pleasures, they're AWESOME!!

Wayne's World 2 is a guilty pleasure. (I love that movie, don't ask me why. Christopher Walken cracks me up in that movie, and Dell, the British Roadie, has to be one of my favorite supporting characters EVER).

As for worst movies, you've obviously never seen "Happyness." Don't watch it. You'll hate yourself afterward. It has this really great, really funny opening scene, and then the rest of the movie is a complete train wreck of attempts at being arty and edgy that just make you want to vomit and then turn yourself into the police for probably breaking a few laws.
User avatar
justmebd
 
Posts: 1546
Joined: Mon Nov 24, 2008 12:27 pm
Location: Youngstown, OH
Favorite Player: Gary Gygax
Least Favorite Player: Heinz Field Occupant

Re: The Best and Worst Movies of the Decade

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Sat Jan 02, 2010 6:55 pm

Dude............ O' Brother Where Art Thou, in the 80's? That movie got robbed by the vastly overrated Gladiator, and it's still not getting any respect.

Still a awesome column though.
"Our name is Legion, for we are many."
User avatar
Cerebral_DownTime
Go f#%k yourself
 
Posts: 14422
Joined: Mon Nov 05, 2007 3:31 am
Location: Galloway Ohio
Favorite Player: Fenrir
Least Favorite Player: Walt Flannigan's dog

Re: The Best and Worst Movies of the Decade

Unread postby jb » Sat Jan 02, 2010 7:44 pm

Thanks Mitch! A public service and a huge help npow that the weather has turned to crap. You also saved me from some major mistakes.

My only beef is Moulan Rouge as a guilty pleasure. Horrific. Dude.

Hey - quick question - what is your opinion of M Knights first three flix?
jb
 
Posts: 17730
Joined: Thu Feb 02, 2006 7:08 pm
Location: Defend Youngstown
Favorite Player: Daddy Rich / Carwa$h
Least Favorite Player: Hines Ward

Re: The Best and Worst Movies of the Decade

Unread postby Guest » Sun Jan 03, 2010 12:51 am

JB wrote:Thanks Mitch! A public service and a huge help npow that the weather has turned to crap. You also saved me from some major mistakes.

My only beef is Moulan Rouge as a guilty pleasure. Horrific. Dude.

Hey - quick question - what is your opinion of M Knights first three flix?


I will assume your "first three" starts with "Sixth Sense", and not a couple of Indies that no one saw.

Loved "Sixth Sense".

Liked "Unbreakable" a lot.

Thought "Signs" was pretty good until the weird ending.

Strange thing with that cat. Started mainstream with a great movie, and every movie since has been worse than the last one.
Guest
 

Re: The Best and Worst Movies of the Decade

Unread postby jack_tors » Sun Jan 03, 2010 1:28 pm

Great list Mitch, especially enjoyed the worst movies and the guilty pleasures. You are spot on with the worst movies, only change I would make is to move Smoking Aces up (this movie was god awful and I wanted to punch my friend for saying it was awesome) and Poseidon down some (this movie was semi enjoyable in the Imax theater where I saw it).

As for the pleasures, you nailed it.. I havent seen them all but Oceans, Taken, Italian Job are damn good.. Plus Love Actually is a very underrated movie. Good actors, good story, overall a very enjoyable film ( and it scores monster points with the ladies).
“Baseball is like church. Many attend but few understand.”- Wes Westrum

"The future is like a Japanese game show, we have no idea whats going on." - Tracy Jordan

"Gentlemen, Chicolini here may talk like an idiot and look like an idiot, but don't let that fool you. He really is an idiot."
-Rufus T. Firefly
User avatar
jack_tors
 
Posts: 1608
Joined: Sun Oct 21, 2007 11:26 pm
Location: Reminderville, Oh
Favorite Player: Mike Modano
Least Favorite Player: LeChoke James

Re: The Best and Worst Movies of the Decade

Unread postby jfiling » Sun Jan 03, 2010 1:46 pm

The best of list is only missing City of God, which I'm guessing you haven't seen yet.
jfiling
Old School Writer
 
Posts: 3875
Joined: Fri Dec 15, 2006 7:14 pm
Location: Akron, Ohio
Favorite Player: Silky Johnston
Least Favorite Player: Buck Nasty

Re: The Best and Worst Movies of the Decade

Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Sun Jan 03, 2010 1:48 pm

jfiling wrote:The best of list is only missing City of God, which I'm guessing you haven't seen yet.

What he said and also 'Das Experiment' the second best German film after Downfall, with some of the same actors


missing in the worst was 'The Eye'
Jessica Alba shower scene didn't really make up for it

also i would have expected 'Teeth' to be on there
I heard that was ludicrous
"There is but one thing of real value: to cultivate truth and justice and to live without anger in the midst of lying and unjust men"

-Marcus Aurelius
User avatar
British_Pharaoh
Tony Sipp IS HERE!
 
Posts: 9247
Joined: Fri Oct 13, 2006 9:31 pm
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Favorite Player: Brantley // Irving
Least Favorite Player: Alexei Ramirez

Re: The Best and Worst Movies of the Decade

Unread postby aoxo1 » Sun Jan 03, 2010 1:51 pm

My Name is Bruce.
I know more about pizza than you. Much more in fact. - Cerebral_DownTime
User avatar
aoxo1
 
Posts: 2934
Joined: Fri Dec 26, 2008 12:23 pm
Favorite Player: Hover Jetski
Least Favorite Player: Eric Wright

Re: The Best and Worst Movies of the Decade

Unread postby Erie Warrior » Sun Jan 03, 2010 2:09 pm

Loved the props for 25th Hour. Great movie not many have seen.
This natural coozy comes free with every Miller Time
Image
User avatar
Erie Warrior
Goose Slayer
 
Posts: 6537
Joined: Tue Sep 11, 2007 5:50 pm
Location: Hampton, VA
Favorite Player: 1995 Indians
Least Favorite Player: Global Warming

Re: The Best and Worst Movies of the Decade

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:26 pm

Erie Warrior wrote:Loved the props for 25th Hour. Great movie not many have seen.


Yep. So is Green Street Hooligans.
"Our name is Legion, for we are many."
User avatar
Cerebral_DownTime
Go f#%k yourself
 
Posts: 14422
Joined: Mon Nov 05, 2007 3:31 am
Location: Galloway Ohio
Favorite Player: Fenrir
Least Favorite Player: Walt Flannigan's dog

Re: The Best and Worst Movies of the Decade

Unread postby mrburns » Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:34 pm

Bravo. Very comprehensive, and very impressive.

Any time a list is involved, especially one with this many options, there are minor quibbles. I have only one major beef: Kill Bill belongs on this list. I know Tarantino can be very polarizing, but there weren't 100 better movies. C'mon man!

That said, really outstanding stuff. Loved seeing The Departed so high. I got in a heated argument New Year's Eve because I listed The Departed as my top movie of the decade.
User avatar
mrburns
 
Posts: 915
Joined: Wed Sep 05, 2007 3:55 pm
Location: Erie, PA
Favorite Player: Rusty Branyan
Least Favorite Player: Rapist QBs

Re: The Best and Worst Movies of the Decade

Unread postby motherscratcher » Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:02 pm

Loved the list. I liked it enough that I'm just going to pretend that The Bucket List isn't on it. A list like this is a very difficult thing to do.
According to my sources CDT farts in the tub and bites the bubbles.
User avatar
motherscratcher
Little Larry Sellers
 
Posts: 7748
Joined: Fri Aug 28, 2009 9:14 pm
Location: La La Land
Favorite Player: Ernie Camacho
Least Favorite Player: Jose Mesa

Re: The Best and Worst Movies of the Decade

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Tue Jan 05, 2010 3:09 am

Mr. Burns wrote:That said, really outstanding stuff. Loved seeing The Departed so high. I got in a heated argument New Year's Eve because I listed The Departed as my top movie of the decade.


I'd agree with this. That movie was a masterpiece. Scorsese is such a good director, he makes me look forward to watching DiCaprio act. The last 45 minutes is like a runaway train.

Cannot wait for Shutter Island.
"Our name is Legion, for we are many."
User avatar
Cerebral_DownTime
Go f#%k yourself
 
Posts: 14422
Joined: Mon Nov 05, 2007 3:31 am
Location: Galloway Ohio
Favorite Player: Fenrir
Least Favorite Player: Walt Flannigan's dog

Re: The Best and Worst Movies of the Decade

Unread postby waborat » Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:20 pm

Great reading as usual Mitch, as I always look forward to your lists (as does my NetFlix queue)...

I'll throw in my 2 pennies:

-Couldn't agree more with your 2 best of the decade
-Nice to see some big love for Iwo Jima, 25th Hour and Hotel Rwanda (this would be in my top 10)
-I'm shocked that you have Bank Job & Million Dollar Baby in the bottom 5 though
-Little surprised that you think there were 100 better films then any of the following: American Gangster, Kill Bill, Watchmen, Wrestler, Blood Diamond, Walk the Line, Aviator, Last Samurai, Gangs Of NY, Unfaithful, Training Day, Frailty
-I'm glad to say that I've only seen 3 on your "Worst List"
-Watched half of the "Guilties" and liked em all (including, gulp, Moulin Rouge)

Now please move #6 & 8 out of the top 10 and that next Starbucks is on me
User avatar
waborat
 
Posts: 4096
Joined: Thu Oct 25, 2007 5:04 pm
Location: Concord
Favorite Player: Megyn Kelly
Least Favorite Player: Single digit temps

Re: The Best and Worst Movies of the Decade

Unread postby Guest » Tue Jan 05, 2010 1:58 pm

waborat wrote:Great reading as usual Mitch, as I always look forward to your lists (as does my NetFlix queue)...

I'll throw in my 2 pennies:

-Couldn't agree more with your 2 best of the decade
-Nice to see some big love for Iwo Jima, 25th Hour and Hotel Rwanda (this would be in my top 10)
-I'm shocked that you have Bank Job & Million Dollar Baby in the bottom 5 though
-Little surprised that you think there were 100 better films then any of the following: American Gangster, Kill Bill, Watchmen, Wrestler, Blood Diamond, Walk the Line, Aviator, Last Samurai, Gangs Of NY, Unfaithful, Training Day, Frailty
-I'm glad to say that I've only seen 3 on your "Worst List"
-Watched half of the "Guilties" and liked em all (including, gulp, Moulin Rouge)

Now please move #6 & 8 out of the top 10 and that next Starbucks is on me


Move "Childen of Men" and "Juno" out of the Top 10???? NFW. (That's the advantage of it being MY list :cheers: )

For some of the others...

American Gangster - Not in the top 100 because they had too many falsehoods in a "true" story. Cinderella Man got knocked down for that same reason, but it was only one lie...the villification of Max Baer.

Kill Bill - Very good...but flawed enough to not make it.

Watchmen - Very good, but not better, IMHO than the others I have there.

Wrestler - Bored me to tears. Rourke was great, but just wasn't that impressed with the movie.

Blood Diamond - See my review...I liked Leo and the concept, and then the movie went to pot in the end as a weird action/thriller where they were busy shooting all the little boys they were soooo concerned about in the first half of the film.

Walk the Line & Aviator - not a huge fan of biographies, as they always end up in the format of "and this happened...and then that happened...and then something else". Most also play too loose with the facts, which really pisses me off. Both of these movies were good, not great.

Last Samurai & Gangs of NY - Case could be made for top 100...but not quite in my book, even though I enjoyed both of them.

Training Day - Good action flick...ridiculous plot.

Unfaithful & Frailty - yuck. And that Diane Ladd is sooo old and skanky :hide:
Guest
 

Re: The Best and Worst Movies of the Decade

Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Tue Jan 05, 2010 2:04 pm

Mitch wrote:

Training Day - Good action flick...ridiculous plot.


I love Training Day

got in on DVD for 4 quid

One of Denzel's best roles, played brilliantly
"There is but one thing of real value: to cultivate truth and justice and to live without anger in the midst of lying and unjust men"

-Marcus Aurelius
User avatar
British_Pharaoh
Tony Sipp IS HERE!
 
Posts: 9247
Joined: Fri Oct 13, 2006 9:31 pm
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Favorite Player: Brantley // Irving
Least Favorite Player: Alexei Ramirez

Re: The Best and Worst Movies of the Decade

Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:08 pm

Let's begin kicking ourselves



truly one of the best opening scenes of the decade as well
"There is but one thing of real value: to cultivate truth and justice and to live without anger in the midst of lying and unjust men"

-Marcus Aurelius
User avatar
British_Pharaoh
Tony Sipp IS HERE!
 
Posts: 9247
Joined: Fri Oct 13, 2006 9:31 pm
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Favorite Player: Brantley // Irving
Least Favorite Player: Alexei Ramirez

Re: The Best and Worst Movies of the Decade

Unread postby hermanfontenot » Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:27 pm

British_Pharaoh wrote:I love Training Day

got in on DVD for 4 quid

One of Denzel's best roles, played brilliantly


Training Day was only watchable because of Denzel. He carried that movie like LeBron carried the 2005-06 Cavaliers.
User avatar
hermanfontenot
History Buff
 
Posts: 4117
Joined: Wed Feb 14, 2007 10:52 am
Location: NE Ohio
Favorite Player: Big Z
Least Favorite Player: Jose Mesa

Re: The Best and Worst Movies of the Decade

Unread postby waborat » Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:30 pm

British_Pharaoh wrote:Let's begin kicking ourselves



truly one of the best opening scenes of the decade as well



Hey BP, we've just finished the '00s on this side of the pond ;-) ;) :wink:
User avatar
waborat
 
Posts: 4096
Joined: Thu Oct 25, 2007 5:04 pm
Location: Concord
Favorite Player: Megyn Kelly
Least Favorite Player: Single digit temps

Re: The Best and Worst Movies of the Decade

Unread postby waborat » Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:42 pm

HermanFontenot wrote:
British_Pharaoh wrote:I love Training Day

got in on DVD for 4 quid

One of Denzel's best roles, played brilliantly


Training Day was only watchable because of Denzel. He carried that movie like LeBron carried the 2005-06 Cavaliers.


You can say that about a lot of movies though Herm...

DDL in There Will Be Blood, Penn in Milk, Hanks in Gump, etc...

Take any of them out of the flick and I'm turning the channel to Seinfeld reruns
User avatar
waborat
 
Posts: 4096
Joined: Thu Oct 25, 2007 5:04 pm
Location: Concord
Favorite Player: Megyn Kelly
Least Favorite Player: Single digit temps

Re: The Best and Worst Movies of the Decade

Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:16 pm

waborat wrote:
British_Pharaoh wrote:Let's begin kicking ourselves



truly one of the best opening scenes of the decade as well



Hey BP, we've just finished the '00s on this side of the pond ;-) ;) :wink:

Oh

is it really THAT old now?
"There is but one thing of real value: to cultivate truth and justice and to live without anger in the midst of lying and unjust men"

-Marcus Aurelius
User avatar
British_Pharaoh
Tony Sipp IS HERE!
 
Posts: 9247
Joined: Fri Oct 13, 2006 9:31 pm
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Favorite Player: Brantley // Irving
Least Favorite Player: Alexei Ramirez

Re: The Best and Worst Movies of the Decade

Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:17 pm

Woah 96???


reeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaalllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllyyyyyyyyyyyy?????
"There is but one thing of real value: to cultivate truth and justice and to live without anger in the midst of lying and unjust men"

-Marcus Aurelius
User avatar
British_Pharaoh
Tony Sipp IS HERE!
 
Posts: 9247
Joined: Fri Oct 13, 2006 9:31 pm
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Favorite Player: Brantley // Irving
Least Favorite Player: Alexei Ramirez

Re: The Best and Worst Movies of the Decade

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:21 pm

waborat wrote:
HermanFontenot wrote:
British_Pharaoh wrote:I love Training Day

got in on DVD for 4 quid

One of Denzel's best roles, played brilliantly


Training Day was only watchable because of Denzel. He carried that movie like LeBron carried the 2005-06 Cavaliers.


You can say that about a lot of movies though Herm...

DDL in There Will Be Blood, Penn in Milk, Hanks in Gump, etc...

Take any of them out of the flick and I'm turning the channel to Seinfeld reruns


I think the plots of those movies are a wee bit better written than Training Day. Ethan Hawke played what had to be dumbest cop on the planet. How many crimes was he gonna allow Denzel to commit?
"Our name is Legion, for we are many."
User avatar
Cerebral_DownTime
Go f#%k yourself
 
Posts: 14422
Joined: Mon Nov 05, 2007 3:31 am
Location: Galloway Ohio
Favorite Player: Fenrir
Least Favorite Player: Walt Flannigan's dog

Re: The Best and Worst Movies of the Decade

Unread postby waborat » Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:42 pm

Cerebral_DownTime wrote:
waborat wrote:
HermanFontenot wrote:
British_Pharaoh wrote:I love Training Day

got in on DVD for 4 quid

One of Denzel's best roles, played brilliantly


Training Day was only watchable because of Denzel. He carried that movie like LeBron carried the 2005-06 Cavaliers.


You can say that about a lot of movies though Herm...

DDL in There Will Be Blood, Penn in Milk, Hanks in Gump, etc...

Take any of them out of the flick and I'm turning the channel to Seinfeld reruns


I think the plots of those movies are a wee bit better written than Training Day. Ethan Hawke played what had to be dumbest cop on the planet. How many crimes was he gonna allow Denzel to commit?


Better written? Probably

More entertaining? Nah

BTW, unfortunately heard of too many naive EH's from my blue buddies (although yes, not to THAT extreme)
User avatar
waborat
 
Posts: 4096
Joined: Thu Oct 25, 2007 5:04 pm
Location: Concord
Favorite Player: Megyn Kelly
Least Favorite Player: Single digit temps

Re: The Best and Worst Movies of the Decade

Unread postby Erie Warrior » Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:23 pm

British_Pharaoh wrote: got in on DVD for 4 quid

ImageImageImageImage

You got ripped off, 4 of those bad boys are worth way more than a crappy cop movie. Frailty was awesome.
This natural coozy comes free with every Miller Time
Image
User avatar
Erie Warrior
Goose Slayer
 
Posts: 6537
Joined: Tue Sep 11, 2007 5:50 pm
Location: Hampton, VA
Favorite Player: 1995 Indians
Least Favorite Player: Global Warming

Re: The Best and Worst Movies of the Decade

Unread postby hermanfontenot » Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:32 pm

waborat wrote:You can say that about a lot of movies though Herm.


True.

But I give Denzel extra credit because he's done this before- lifted a movie above the sum of its parts.

Man on Fire, for example.
User avatar
hermanfontenot
History Buff
 
Posts: 4117
Joined: Wed Feb 14, 2007 10:52 am
Location: NE Ohio
Favorite Player: Big Z
Least Favorite Player: Jose Mesa

Re: The Best and Worst Movies of the Decade

Unread postby Guest » Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:52 pm

HermanFontenot wrote:
waborat wrote:You can say that about a lot of movies though Herm.


True.

But I give Denzel extra credit because he's done this before- lifted a movie above the sum of its parts.

Man on Fire, for example.


I'm thinking the same thing about "The Book of Eli" next week.

Could be meh based on the script...but when you've got Denzel AND Gary Oldman...I think it's going to be worth watching.
Guest
 

Re: The Best and Worst Movies of the Decade

Unread postby Doc » Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:39 am

I don't think it deserves it's own thread, but it probably places in my top 100 for the decade...Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs.

Picked it up on BluRay today, and I'm blown away. Looks amazing and it's pretty darn funny for a cartoon. I thought Up was going to run away with my cartoon of the year, but Cloudy is pretty close. While it may lack compared to Up's (and Pixar movies in general) storyline, it more than makes up with 90 minutes of stunning visuals and non stop entertainment. I picked it up on a whim and wasn't disappointed.
Doc
 
Posts: 726
Joined: Fri Jul 04, 2008 7:42 pm
Favorite Player: Matthew Dellavedova
Least Favorite Player: Chris Bosh

Re: The Best and Worst Movies of the Decade

Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:45 am

Erie Warrior wrote:
British_Pharaoh wrote: got in on DVD for 4 quid

ImageImageImageImage

You got ripped off, 4 of those bad boys are worth way more than a crappy cop movie. Frailty was awesome.



5/10

very good for a first try Erie
:D
"There is but one thing of real value: to cultivate truth and justice and to live without anger in the midst of lying and unjust men"

-Marcus Aurelius
User avatar
British_Pharaoh
Tony Sipp IS HERE!
 
Posts: 9247
Joined: Fri Oct 13, 2006 9:31 pm
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Favorite Player: Brantley // Irving
Least Favorite Player: Alexei Ramirez

Re: The Best and Worst Movies of the Decade

Unread postby mistero » Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:30 am

Did I misread that, Pearl Harbor on the bad list? Sure the love triangle plot and Ben Affleck were a total drag on the film but the war scenes especially of the attack itself more than make up for it. And Kate Beckensale??? En fuego!

Shame on you sir.
In Chud We Trust
User avatar
mistero
 
Posts: 951
Joined: Thu Jan 19, 2006 10:19 pm
Location: North Ridgeville Ohio
Favorite Player: Miller High Life
Least Favorite Player: Natural Light

Re: The Best and Worst Movies of the Decade

Unread postby jb » Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:34 am

mistero wrote:Did I misread that, Pearl Harbor on the bad list? Sure the love triangle plot and Ben Affleck were a total drag on the film but the war scenes especially of the attack itself more than make up for it. And Kate Beckensale??? En fuego!

Shame on you sir.



Mysterio, I never thought a WW2 movie could be pure boredom; until this POS came out.

Yeah, K8 B is a hottie, but that flick was an upper decker. Has Affleck ever bneen ion anything ever good?

He 's as wooden as Chris Bale. Hayden Christiansen even laughs at their lack of range.
jb
 
Posts: 17730
Joined: Thu Feb 02, 2006 7:08 pm
Location: Defend Youngstown
Favorite Player: Daddy Rich / Carwa$h
Least Favorite Player: Hines Ward

Re: The Best and Worst Movies of the Decade

Unread postby Guest » Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:22 am

JB wrote:
mistero wrote:Did I misread that, Pearl Harbor on the bad list? Sure the love triangle plot and Ben Affleck were a total drag on the film but the war scenes especially of the attack itself more than make up for it. And Kate Beckensale??? En fuego!

Shame on you sir.



Mysterio, I never thought a WW2 movie could be pure boredom; until this POS came out.

Yeah, K8 B is a hottie, but that flick was an upper decker. Has Affleck ever bneen ion anything ever good?

He 's as wooden as Chris Bale. Hayden Christiansen even laughs at their lack of range.


Benjy is ahwight when he plays a rip-off of his real life...ie a spoiled, wooden, pretty boy (see also; "State of Play", "Changing Lanes", and "Hollywoodland".

Now that I think of it...how in the hell did I overlook "Daredevil" when it came to my Worst List?

Josh Hartnett has simply sucked in everything he's done other than "Lucky Number Slevin". (He sucked in "Blackhawk Down", but he wasn't onscreen enough so that you would have noticed).
Guest
 

Re: The Best and Worst Movies of the Decade

Unread postby Triple-S » Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:57 pm

Pearl Harbor's CGI and the attack scenes were done really well.

The problem is, they should have just simply ripped off the whole script of "Tora, Tora, Tora" and just went from there. It would have been a much better movie, instead of the lame sappy love story we were all presented with.
Swerb wrote:Go start a blog if you want to tell the world your incomprehendible ramblings.


Cerebral_DownTime wrote:I have a big arm and can throw the ball pretty damn far...... maybe even over those moutains. The Browns should sign me, i'll let you all in locker room to drink beer. Then we can all go out the parking lot to watch me do motorcycle stunts.
User avatar
Triple-S
All-time leader in moral victories
 
Posts: 6380
Joined: Sat Aug 16, 2008 6:26 pm
Location: Kent-Green, Ohio
Favorite Player: Yuengling
Least Favorite Player: Nati Light.

Re: The Best and Worst Movies of the Decade

Unread postby mistero » Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:35 pm

Was Affleck in Goonies? Nevermind.

How about Dogma and Mall Rats? Any credit for them gems?


Image

Come on Mitch!
In Chud We Trust
User avatar
mistero
 
Posts: 951
Joined: Thu Jan 19, 2006 10:19 pm
Location: North Ridgeville Ohio
Favorite Player: Miller High Life
Least Favorite Player: Natural Light

Re: The Best and Worst Movies of the Decade

Unread postby Larvell Blanks » Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:44 pm

mistero wrote:Was Affleck in Goonies? Nevermind.

How about Dogma and Mall Rats? Any credit for them gems?


Image

Come on Mitch!


I gave him a pass for this role alone
Image
Galley Boys are slop on top of a so-so burger and a bun you coulde get from a Covneninet food mart generic pack. They the Antoine Joubert of burgers; soft, sloppy, oozing grease and cheap sauce and extremely overrated by a biased fan base. Proof that if you throw enough cheap sauce shit on a burger you still can't overcome the lame burger. -JB
User avatar
Larvell Blanks
 
Posts: 2575
Joined: Thu Sep 13, 2007 10:15 am
Location: Medina, Ohio
Favorite Player: Foots Walker
Least Favorite Player: un named sources

Re: The Best and Worst Movies of the Decade

Unread postby hermanfontenot » Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:03 pm

I think it's hilarious that they shoehorned a love triangle into a movie about Pearl Harbor. Dude, it's Pearl Fucking Harbor!!! That's not enough of a story?
User avatar
hermanfontenot
History Buff
 
Posts: 4117
Joined: Wed Feb 14, 2007 10:52 am
Location: NE Ohio
Favorite Player: Big Z
Least Favorite Player: Jose Mesa

Re: The Best and Worst Movies of the Decade

Unread postby Ziner » Wed Jan 06, 2010 4:03 pm

Mitch, hope you dont lead me wrong. Just adjusted the netflix queue of movies I have yet to catch. Coming up is Closer, Munich, Letters of Iwo Jima, and Michael Clayton. Im just going to work my way down the list of anything I find remotely exciting and then circle back for the ones that I dont.
In the end, we're all "only for a limited time," you guys.
User avatar
Ziner
Tot-Lovin' Hippy
 
Posts: 7063
Joined: Thu Jan 03, 2008 4:04 pm
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Favorite Player: Tater Tots
Least Favorite Player: Yam Fries

Re: The Best and Worst Movies of the Decade

Unread postby mistero » Wed Jan 06, 2010 4:28 pm

Make sure you have a box of kleenex ready when you pop Closer into the DVD player, just saying.
In Chud We Trust
User avatar
mistero
 
Posts: 951
Joined: Thu Jan 19, 2006 10:19 pm
Location: North Ridgeville Ohio
Favorite Player: Miller High Life
Least Favorite Player: Natural Light

Re: The Best and Worst Movies of the Decade

Unread postby peeker643 » Wed Jan 06, 2010 4:54 pm

mistero wrote:Make sure you have a box of kleenex ready when you pop Closer into the DVD player, just saying.


I assume for crying and sniffling? No other reason, right? ;-) ;) :wink:

Pup watches a lot of movies with kleenex at hand and he never seems sad.

Just wondering.
"Great minds think alike. The opposite is also true."

"None of us is as dumb as all of us."


I'm on Twitter at http://twitter.com/peeker643
User avatar
peeker643
Duly Noted
 
Posts: 22795
Joined: Tue Jun 26, 2007 1:33 pm
Favorite Player: Smokey Rowe
Least Favorite Player: Dingle Stetson

Re: The Best and Worst Movies of the Decade

Unread postby Guest » Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:36 pm

Ziner wrote:Mitch, hope you dont lead me wrong. Just adjusted the netflix queue of movies I have yet to catch. Coming up is Closer, Munich, Letters of Iwo Jima, and Michael Clayton. Im just going to work my way down the list of anything I find remotely exciting and then circle back for the ones that I dont.


I'd say the Kleenex would most be necessary for Munich...especially the scene where they depict the final executions of the Israeli hostages. (That would be for the sniffling part...not the drooling over Natalie Portman as a stripper part).

You've got four somber movies there, Ziner...just don't come out of them wanting to put Dr. Khevorkian on speed dial.

I'll try to give a couple of comparisons to give you some indication of whether you'll like any of these.

Munich. If you really liked Schindler's List, you'll not regret renting this.

Closer. Fascinating movie about four very interesting characters who aren't that likable. Nowhere near as much of a downer as "Leaving Las Vegas", but an intense character study. Don't know if you saw "Revolutionary Road", but there are a lot of similarities...not in plot, but in how people are looked at in the film.

Letters From Iwo Jima. Fans of Blackhawk Down or We Were Soldiers will love this. So much better than "Flags of our Fathers". I'm about 100% sure you'll love this one.

Michael Clayton. Another character study, with a mystery thrown in. If there are any of these four that will cause you to write obscene things about me once you see it, this would be my guess (but I won't walk away from my recommendation...and Clooney does NOT play Clooney here...he's pretty much a loser still trying to trade in off his looks and charm, and not doing it very well).
Guest
 

Re: The Best and Worst Movies of the Decade

Unread postby Guest » Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:39 pm

mistero wrote:Was Affleck in Goonies? Nevermind.

How about Dogma and Mall Rats? Any credit for them gems?


Image

Come on Mitch!


Yeah...should have included any Kevin Smith movie in the "doesn't suck" category.
Guest
 

Re: The Best and Worst Movies of the Decade

Unread postby swerb » Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:39 pm

Peeker643 wrote:
mistero wrote:Make sure you have a box of kleenex ready when you pop Closer into the DVD player, just saying.


I assume for crying and sniffling? No other reason, right? ;-) ;) :wink:

Pup watches a lot of movies with kleenex at hand and he never seems sad.

Just wondering.

:lmfao:
"It's like dating a woman who hates you so much she will never break up with you, even if you burn down the house every single autumn." ~ Chuck Klosterman on Browns fans relationship with the Browns

http://www.twitter.com/theclevelandfan
User avatar
swerb
JoBu's bee-yotch
 
Posts: 17919
Joined: Thu Jan 19, 2006 5:04 pm
Location: Twinsburg, OH
Favorite Player: Mango Hab
Least Favorite Player: Bob LaMonte

Re: The Best and Worst Movies of the Decade

Unread postby swerb » Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:40 pm

Ziner wrote:Mitch, hope you dont lead me wrong. Just adjusted the netflix queue of movies I have yet to catch. Coming up is Closer, Munich, Letters of Iwo Jima, and Michael Clayton. Im just going to work my way down the list of anything I find remotely exciting and then circle back for the ones that I dont.

Dude, those are four excellent flicks. Enjoy.
"It's like dating a woman who hates you so much she will never break up with you, even if you burn down the house every single autumn." ~ Chuck Klosterman on Browns fans relationship with the Browns

http://www.twitter.com/theclevelandfan
User avatar
swerb
JoBu's bee-yotch
 
Posts: 17919
Joined: Thu Jan 19, 2006 5:04 pm
Location: Twinsburg, OH
Favorite Player: Mango Hab
Least Favorite Player: Bob LaMonte

Re: The Best and Worst Movies of the Decade

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:49 pm

HermanFontenot wrote:I think it's hilarious that they shoehorned a love triangle into a movie about Pearl Harbor. Dude, it's Pearl Fucking Harbor!!! That's not enough of a story?


C'mon.... You know kids these days, they have no attention spans for useless crap like actual "History". I blame the pot.
"Our name is Legion, for we are many."
User avatar
Cerebral_DownTime
Go f#%k yourself
 
Posts: 14422
Joined: Mon Nov 05, 2007 3:31 am
Location: Galloway Ohio
Favorite Player: Fenrir
Least Favorite Player: Walt Flannigan's dog

Re: The Best and Worst Movies of the Decade

Unread postby Ziner » Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:50 pm

Mitch wrote:Munich. If you really liked Schindler's List, you'll not regret renting this.


As much as someone can "like" Schindler's List I "liked" it. Found it more fascinating and interesting than enjoyment, but I think that is pretty much how that works.

Closer. Fascinating movie about four very interesting characters who aren't that likable. Nowhere near as much of a downer as "Leaving Las Vegas", but an intense character study. Don't know if you saw "Revolutionary Road", but there are a lot of similarities...not in plot, but in how people are looked at in the film.


Wasnt a huge fan of Revolutionary Road, found it pretty bad actually, however it was the plot that I didnt like more than the people.

Letters From Iwo Jima. Fans of Blackhawk Down or We Were Soldiers will love this. So much better than "Flags of our Fathers". I'm about 100% sure you'll love this one.


I am pretty confident I will like this one too. I think the reason I havent caught it yet is most of the movies I have watched for the last few years have been with the girlfriend (now wife) she doesnt like movies like this, but tough shit for her. I watched the Holiday twice with her this holiday season so she owes me.

Michael Clayton. Another character study, with a mystery thrown in. If there are any of these four that will cause you to write obscene things about me once you see it, this would be my guess (but I won't walk away from my recommendation...and Clooney does NOT play Clooney here...he's pretty much a loser still trying to trade in off his looks and charm, and not doing it very well).


I like Clooney, after watching the netflix preview it seems like one I will like.
In the end, we're all "only for a limited time," you guys.
User avatar
Ziner
Tot-Lovin' Hippy
 
Posts: 7063
Joined: Thu Jan 03, 2008 4:04 pm
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Favorite Player: Tater Tots
Least Favorite Player: Yam Fries

Next

Return to Movies, Music, TV, Books, Pop Culture

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests

Who is online

In total there are 0 users online :: 0 registered, 0 hidden and 0 guests (based on users active over the past 5 minutes)
Most users ever online was 181 on Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:50 pm

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests