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« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2009, 01:58:14 PM »

1. Iron Man - Amazing adaptation, loved it overall.

2. Changeling - Angelina Jolie has never acted in a better capacity, and the characterisation was spectacular.

3. Wall-E - A wonderfully adorable film, and probably my favourite thing Pixar has ever done.
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« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2009, 04:49:25 PM »

Iron Man had too much dialogue, and only like one or two scenes of action. No way does it deserve MOTY 2008!!

As for my favourite Movie of 2008.....

Not WALL-E....

Not The Dark Knight....

But it is.....

VEXILLE. Fucking brilliant, watch it now!!!

Worst Movie of 2008: Vantage Point. A bucket of shit, that one.
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« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2009, 04:20:27 AM »

2008 was the year of the Indian Films.

Slumdog Millionaire was great, but my favorite has to be Jodhaa Akbar. It's an amazing, epic story about the emperor of Hindustan Jalaludin Akbar, and his life as well as his love interest, who happens to be Hindi while he follows Islam.

edit: And I know this sounds kind of like a random movie but trust me, you should go watch it if you love Epic films. It's 3.5 hours long and enjoyable most of the way through.
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« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2009, 09:46:05 AM »

The film's a little flawed in that it does paint Akbar as a Muslim proper. He was after all, a synergistic believer considering his own faith of Din-i-Ilahi, something the movie only barely touches upon.
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« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2009, 11:18:29 AM »

Back when I saw TDK in the theater I would have said that. But after seeing Iron Man, and watching TDK again on dvd, I realized I liked IM more. So thats my #1. TDK #2
Wall-E was great, but some of the latter scenes bring it down a notch. #3
I wish I saw more movies so I could have a proper list.
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« Reply #20 on: January 14, 2009, 01:54:42 PM »

The film's a little flawed in that it does paint Akbar as a Muslim proper. He was after all, a synergistic believer considering his own faith of Din-i-Ilahi, something the movie only barely touches upon.

It's pretty historically inaccurate but its still a really enjoyable film. I mean it's got everything. Battle scenes, Romance, Singing, love triangles, etc
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« Reply #21 on: January 24, 2009, 06:11:59 AM »

VEXILLE. Fucking brilliant, watch it now!!!
No.

Mine's The Dark Knight.
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« Reply #22 on: January 24, 2009, 08:41:43 PM »

I can't think of a GOOD movie from o-eh that I've seen! But I nominate Indy 4 for turd of the year. Fridge Logic ftl.
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« Reply #23 on: February 04, 2009, 04:59:54 PM »

So for faves of '08, anyone here giving a toot about the Oscars this month?  Anyone throwing a hissy fit that The Dark Knight wasn't nominated for best film or best director?  Anyone have any personal favorites they'd like to see win?  Anyone here think the academy has no taste and/or doesn't care?

As I said earlier, my favorite movie of '08 was Slumdog but it swept the Golden Globes so I don't see it winning many Oscars, despite all its nominations.  However, I would like to see it win Oscars for music because the music is fantastic and my family are longtime fans of A.R. Rahman. 

Then again, even if Slumdog doesn't win, Rahman's already getting tapped by Hollywood to potentially score American films and I think even Anil Kapoor may be getting tapped by Hollywood for roles.  That dude's so much fun in interviews.   
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« Reply #24 on: February 04, 2009, 05:04:01 PM »

I don't care about the oscars anymore because they are all hags that don't know what they are doing. They nominated The Reader for best picture but not Reservation Road, The Wrestler, or The Dark Knight. All of those were much more praised by critics and fans. The Reader has a measly 58 on metacritic whereas The Dark Knight has an 82. I know metacritic doesn't count for everything but it shows critics had mixed reactions to The Reader, whereas The Dark Knight got universal acclaim. If Return of the King can get nominated for best picture (and win for that matter), why can't The Dark Knight?

The Dark Knight is still nominated for 8 oscars, but the ones that matter it didn't get nominated for (minus Heath of course).
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« Reply #25 on: February 06, 2009, 12:06:43 PM »

Rag on me all you want, Speed Racer snags my vote. As much as I liked the biggies like The Dark Knight, Speed Racer was the most fun I've ever had in the theaters.
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« Reply #26 on: February 06, 2009, 12:17:11 PM »

I gave up on watching the Oscars years ago.
I really don't think DK deserves it, so I'm not bothered by its absence for best pic noms.
I'd like to see Kate get her statue, but that's only really because I have a thing for her.
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« Reply #27 on: February 06, 2009, 06:13:55 PM »

I think a lot of us gave up on award shows years ago.  Hell, I'm one of the masses who gave up on the Grammys when Metallica lost to f'n Jethro Tull in the inaugural metal category back in '88.  And even the dinky little Game of the Year awards we do at RPGFan have people crying foul. 

But as I have said in other threads, it's always fun to yell at the TV.  It's fun to yell at the TV that the award-pickers are clueless or, in the case of peoples' choice awards, that the people out there are clueless sheep. 
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« Reply #28 on: February 07, 2009, 12:12:18 PM »

2008 was the year of the Indian Films.

Slumdog Millionaire was great, but my favorite has to be Jodhaa Akbar. It's an amazing, epic story about the emperor of Hindustan Jalaludin Akbar, and his life as well as his love interest, who happens to be Hindi while he follows Islam.

edit: And I know this sounds kind of like a random movie but trust me, you should go watch it if you love Epic films. It's 3.5 hours long and enjoyable most of the way through.

LOVED Jodhaa Akbar. Absolutely stunning film and unashamedly epic. Glad that there's another person who got to see this one.
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« Reply #29 on: March 26, 2009, 02:42:49 AM »

WALL-E by far for me; haven't been so moved in a long time.

As far as I know I completely agree with you, if I remember something else that was better I'll update. Wall-E had more emotion in just expressions than most human actors can portray; pixar FTW!
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