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Wordman
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Fri Dec-16-11 01:37 AM

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"Am I the only one seriously disappointed in movies this year?"


  

          

On some "I can't think of a year that was worse" vibe?
I'm going over my list of films this year, and the movies are just BAD.
I don't mean on some "I didn't like it, therefore it wasn't good."
I mean on some "How do you have 4 gladiator movies in 1 year and none of them deliver?"
There were definitely good movies out this year, don't get me wrong, but the overall quality was just not there.
Spare me the general PTP snarky cynicism, just let me know if anyone agrees with me.


"Your current frequencies of understanding outweigh that which has been given for you to understand." Saul Williams

  

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nothing can top 2009 in worst movie years
Dec 16th 2011
1
RE: Public Enemies
Dec 16th 2011
4
2009 was weak, but at least it was interesting
Dec 18th 2011
8
I disagree.
Dec 16th 2011
2
not only am I not seeing the depth
Dec 18th 2011
9
Wrong.
Dec 16th 2011
3
I was trying to think of a flick that made me feel something
Dec 18th 2011
5
^^^^^^^Explains it perfectly.
Dec 18th 2011
6
I was pissed cause I wasted IMAX money on Sucker Punch.
Dec 18th 2011
10
      Shame on the studio that let that out
Dec 18th 2011
11
           ^^^Real talk
Dec 18th 2011
12
I really loved my top four movies
Dec 18th 2011
7
its aight
Dec 19th 2011
13
let me know what you think of them
Dec 19th 2011
17
Weird. This is one of my favorite years in a minute.
Dec 19th 2011
14
That's just it... even the artsy fartsy shit was good.
Dec 19th 2011
15
^^^^
Dec 19th 2011
16

hardware
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Fri Dec-16-11 08:28 AM

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1. "nothing can top 2009 in worst movie years"
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thats my metric

2011 was way better

  

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maternalbliss
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Fri Dec-16-11 03:57 PM

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4. "RE: Public Enemies"
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I recently watched it again and that movie still sucks, lol.

  

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Wordman
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Sun Dec-18-11 03:22 PM

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8. "2009 was weak, but at least it was interesting"
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There was a good number of smart movies that audiences didn't connect with - IN THE LOOP, STATE OF PLAY, A SINGLE MAN.
The action movies were better - TAKEN, DISTRICT 9, SHERLOCK HOLMES.
The "interesting but don't work for whatever reason" movies were in huge abundance - JENNIFER'S BODY, ME & ORSON WELLES, THE LOVELY BONES, THE ROAD, BAD LIEUTENANT, BROKEN EMBRACES, WATCHMEN, DUPLICITY, THE LIMITS OF CONTROL, THE INFORMANT
By mid August, you could go the theatre and see the best work by a C student or lazy work by an A student.
And 2009 had two of the funniest movies of the last ten years: HANGOVER and BLACK DYNAMITE.
2009's batting average is much higher than 2011's.


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Frank Longo
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Fri Dec-16-11 08:34 AM

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2. "I disagree."
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There aren't any No Country For Old Men/Children of Men instant classics, but the depth of movies that are no worse than a B in my book is pretty impressive.

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Wordman
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Sun Dec-18-11 03:24 PM

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9. "not only am I not seeing the depth"
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I'm not seeing many movies I'm going to come back to.
Not even that many on some "I'm in the middle of doing laundry - I got 20 minutes to kill - Oh snap this movie is on - I'll just be late getting my clothes."


"Your current frequencies of understanding outweigh that which has been given for you to understand." Saul Williams

  

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BarTek
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Fri Dec-16-11 10:06 AM

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3. "Wrong. "
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There have been tons of great films this year.

let's play ping pong ■

  

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KingMonte
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Sun Dec-18-11 07:30 AM

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5. "I was trying to think of a flick that made me feel something"
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...and was coming up short.
There were plenty of fine movies: a few of the superhero movies, Fast Five was better than expected...

But I didn't get choked up, pissed off, grab my sides laughing - nothing that stuck to the ribs.

I also recently thought that like my interest in modern music, maybe my interest in movies is also waning? Because people seem to be loving movies that I mostly shrug at.

I look forward to loving a movie soon though, because I am long overdue.

I have a 400 year old chip on my shoulder.

  

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Wordman
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Sun Dec-18-11 03:03 PM

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6. "^^^^^^^Explains it perfectly."
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So I'm not the only one.
Word.


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bwood
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Sun Dec-18-11 03:39 PM

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10. "I was pissed cause I wasted IMAX money on Sucker Punch."
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They should call that movie Sucker. Seriously fuck Zack Snyder. And the pics leaking from the Superman set ain't helping either...

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Wordman
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11. "Shame on the studio that let that out"
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You gotta know, DURING PRODUCTION, that SUCKER PUNCH ain't working.


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bwood
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12. "^^^Real talk"
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Warner Bros fucked up big time.

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will_5198
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Sun Dec-18-11 03:09 PM

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7. "I really loved my top four movies"
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as much as any from 2009-10. but the movies after that are interchangeably meh -- and I really don't have a strong desire to watch them again. I've still got five or six I really want to see, but the mid-tier is very mediocre this year.

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astralblak
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Mon Dec-19-11 03:08 AM

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13. "its aight"
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only movie that really grabbed me was 13 Assassins. that shit is a 4/4.5 to me... maybe add Devil's Double, but most of my top 10 borders on the 3.5 area. i mean i haven't seen most of the indy shit or big dramas this year: Martha Mary Magdalene, Melencholia, Shame, Money Ball, The Descendents, Ides of Marcg, Girlfriend, We Need to Talk About Kevin, but than again most of those have had mixed or only good not great reviews. since i'm off for two weeks I'll more than likely catch near all of them and i'll get back to you

  

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Wordman
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Mon Dec-19-11 04:42 PM

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17. "let me know what you think of them"
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>only movie that really grabbed me was 13 Assassins. that shit
>is a 4/4.5 to me... maybe add Devil's Double, but most of my
>top 10 borders on the 3.5 area. i mean i haven't seen most of
>the indy shit or big dramas this year: Martha Mary Magdalene,
>Melencholia, Shame, Money Ball, The Descendents, Ides of
>Marcg, Girlfriend, We Need to Talk About Kevin, but than again
>most of those have had mixed or only good not great reviews.
>since i'm off for two weeks I'll more than likely catch near
>all of them and i'll get back to you

Because these are the movies that are supposed to save the year.


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Orbit_Established
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Mon Dec-19-11 06:32 AM

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14. "Weird. This is one of my favorite years in a minute. "
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Mon Dec-19-11 06:33 AM by Orbit_Established

  

          



All these 'No Country for Old Men' bullshit
years sucked worse

'Warrior, 'J Edgar' and 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes'
doo doo on most years best imo

X-Men shit was jonathan blaze

Even shit like 'Real Steel' was fantastic

The animated flicks were great...'Huge' was the
shiznit

The Muppet shit was great

Not sure WTF y'all niggas is watching


Oh I get it....not enough ARTSY FARTSY shit in
2011


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Frank Longo
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Mon Dec-19-11 06:48 AM

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15. "That's just it... even the artsy fartsy shit was good."
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A few of my favorite movies this year were artsy fartsy: Melancholia, Margin Call, We Need To Talk About Kevin, 3/4s of Tree of Life. The people who sip of frappamochachinos should have had plenty to enjoy this year.

And you're right, those who like mainstream shit had plenty of stuff to enjoy too. M:I-4, Tintin, Hugo, Rango, Captain America, Super 8, and (you're right) Real Steel are all really enjoyable.

I'm not sure what people think is missing.

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16. "^^^^"
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Mon Dec-19-11 12:51 PM by TheRealBillyOcean

          

I'm good off of "Warrior" alone.

But I also dug the shit out of "Rise of the Planet of the Apes", "X-Men", "Fast Five", "The Devil's Double", "Contagion".

I am more than pleased with this year.

The year was light on comedies though. A lot of shit just ain't funny. Funniest shit I saw was either "Bridesmaids" or that fantasy joint with Portman and Franco.

"Horrible Bosses" was tight too.

Damn, and I almost forgot about "Drive" and "Ides of March".

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