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Top Ten of 2006 (2006)

Cast: Us!

Director(s): Me!

Language: English

Genre: Not Selected / Unknown

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Alright, we have been talking about doing this sort of thing for a while: let's give our top tens of the year.

I propose two lists: one for movies released in 2006; and perhaps one for movies you have seen in 2006, be they older films or current ones...

 

Jefferygn wrote on January 22, 2007, 8:16 am
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This was provoked by me saying that Children of Men is in my top 5 for the year... so I thought I had better step up to the plate and back up that statement. Unfortunately, there are still a few '06 movies I haven't seen yet that may make the list; I am thinking specifically of Letters from Iwo Jima, The Good Shepard, and Notes from a Scandal.

Anyhow, to start the ball rolling, I will through a list out there for starters...

#1 United 93
#2 The Queen
#3 Children of Men
#4 Blood Diamond
#5 Catch a Fire
#6 Manufactured Landscapes
#7 The Departed
#8 Babel
#9 Who Killed the Electric Car
#10 Borat

Notables: The Last King of Scotland, Apocalypto, Flags of Our Fathers, An Inconvenient Truth, Miami Vice...

Still want to see: Letters from Iwo Jima, The Good Shepard, The Road to Guantanamo...

Jefferygn wrote on January 22, 2007, 9:02 am
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Whoops! That should be "throw" a list out there...
Papamikey wrote on January 22, 2007, 9:12 am
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Ummmm, hmmm....I'll throw out a list if IF I can recall 10 movies I saw this year. It'll definately have to be a mix of new and used, 'cuz I DEFINATELY didn't see 10 NEW movies this year...
motleymitch wrote on January 22, 2007, 10:47 am
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Yeah, I'm with Mikey here....Jeffy you went and saw every single 'critic's choice' POT movie showing at the Bytown, whereas I have seen very few theater films, and more rentals. Moreover, the theater films I HAVE seen were usually of the 'Snakes On A Plane' variety.
So, here's a partial list, in no particular order.
I'll add more to the list as I remember them...

1. Pan's Labyrinth (the most recent I've seen, still fresh in the mind).
2. Borat (Definitely the funniest, probably the best too.)
3. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
4. Slither (great PLONT)
5. Snakes On A Plane (The PLONT version of 'United 93') and to a lesser degree, 'Snakes On A Train'!
6. An Inconvenient Truth (still liked it better than 'Electric Car')
7. Thank You For Smoking
8. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (saw it this year though it's from 2005, this would definitely rank higher on the list)
9. The Descent! (almost forgot about this one! In the top 5 for sure)
10. Metal: A Headbanger's Journey

Wow, 10 films after all! But as I said this is no particular order, so here's a few more...

11. Serenity (from 2005, saw it this year)
12. Jackass Number 2
13. A Mighty Wind ("Wha' Happened?")
14. X-Men 3
15. Ilsa, She-Devil of the SS
16. Manos, The Hands Of Fate!

...and my projected Best Film of 2007...
The Simpsons Movie! (July 27, 2007)

I still intend to see a number of the films Jeffy posted above, but just don't have the time. I'm sure they'll get around to making my Best of 2009 list.....

motleymitch wrote on January 22, 2007, 10:50 am
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You can add 'Casino Royale' and 'Superman Returns' to the biggest disappointments list.
Papamikey wrote on January 22, 2007, 12:39 pm
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Hokay....

Time to take a stab at this:

1) Happy Feet
2) X-Men 3
3) Ice-Age 2 : The Meltdown
4) Nanny McPhee
5) Snakes on a Plane
6) Pirates of the Carribean : Dead Man's Chest
7) World of Warcraft
8) Ummmm, The Amazing Race...?
9) The Works' Blues Burger
10) The Goddess at Chahaya Malaysia

Sigh...I need to get out more.

Papa Mikey!
8)
motleymitch wrote on January 22, 2007, 1:19 pm
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THE GODDESS!! 37 stars!

Deril wrote on January 22, 2007, 8:34 pm
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I can't believe it but I actually saw well over 10 movies this year in theatres (thanks mostly to MItch).

IN ORDER....

#1 - Snakes On A Plane !!! (BEST MOVIE OF 2006)
#2 - Borat
#3 - X-Men 3
#4 - Talladega Nights
#5 - Casino Royale (LOVED IT !!)
#6 - Pirates 2
#7 - Jackass #2
#8 - Beerfest (although I rented it, it was a 2006 release)
#9 - Slither
#10 - I'll give this one to the Manos fest in Ottawa w/ works burgers w/ 3 cheese poutine w/ gummies !!!!

Other movies I saw for 2006 but which weren't great were

Devil wears prada - not bad actually, but not quite a top ten lister. Davinci Code which was average, book is FAR better. Superman which sucked balls.
motleymitch wrote on January 31, 2007, 1:49 am
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I have to add 'Children of Men' and 'The Queen' to my 'best of' list. Been thinking about both films all week now.....
Jeffy, that 'making of' link you posted for 'CoM' was pretty cool....

Jefferygn wrote on January 31, 2007, 8:28 am
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Saw letters from Iwo Jima last night; will post later. Pretty good movie, probably even four stars, but not on the Top 10. Reasoning? Simple. I have seen the movie before. About 12 years ago, the Germans made a movie called Stalingrad, which showed the battle of Stalingrad from the perspective of the German soldiers, which, surprise, surprise, showed them to be people too... i.e., regular German soldiers were regular folk, just like the other side. Fair enough. Well, that is the point of Letters from Iwo Jima. So.... good movie? Yes. Very good. But, unlike many of my Top 10 for the year, it was not something completely original.

And this where I come to my main point.

My top three for the year, United 93, The Queen, and Children of Men provided me with something I have never seen before, and nor am I likely to see again. All three of these films are completely original, even if two of them are based on real life events. And as a result, I would love it if instead of a Top 10 list, we had a top 15. That way, I would put my top three where they are, and then leave 5 empty spots, and start the list again at 8. This is how much above the rest these three films were.

So, as they say: FYMASMD!
Jefferygn wrote on January 31, 2007, 8:39 am
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Of course by the rationale of originality, then Borat and Manufactured Landscapes would also fit that bill...
Papamikey wrote on January 31, 2007, 9:04 am
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If you had a top fifteen then you could remove 8, then put the 3 where the 6 carried the 2 to power of e?

Where do you put the ln(x) functions?

Sorry, didn't quite catch all that...'course it could be 'cuz I'm hopped up on "Benelyn Cold and Flu All-n-One Syrup" (grooovy, my hand makes "vapour trails" when I wave it fast...man)

Question to you: I haven't recalled a year when you where SO stoked about the >3 movies you've seen that year. Would it be fair to say that 2006 was THE best year in film?

If not, why?

If so, why?

Why?

Beuller?

Papa "Candy Man" McMikey

Papamikey wrote on January 31, 2007, 9:04 am
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If you had a top fifteen then you could remove 8, then put the 3 where the 6 carried the 2 to power of e?

Where do you put the ln(x) functions?

Sorry, didn't quite catch all that...'course it could be 'cuz I'm hopped up on "Benelyn Cold and Flu All-n-One Syrup" (grooovy, my hand makes "vapour trails" when I wave it fast...man)

Question to you: I haven't recalled a year when you where SO stoked about the >3 movies you've seen that year. Would it be fair to say that 2006 was THE best year in film?

If not, why?

If so, why?

Why?

Beuller?

Papa "Candy Man" McMikey

Jefferygn wrote on January 31, 2007, 10:21 am
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I dunno if it was the *best* year in film, but it was an excellent year for certain!

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motleymitch wrote on January 31, 2007, 12:32 pm
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The best year in film is arguably 1995, when the world bore witness to a loveable character on a journey, a QUEST if you will, to steer a metaphorically titanic ship clear of all metaphorical icebergs, to bed the metaphorical Kate Winslet and be king of his world, to rise above the class struggle and fight for his right to survive among elitists while the metaphorical captain went down with the ship and the metaphorical band played on. A hero, whose heart will go on. Yes, 1995 introduced to us possibly the greatest cinematic treasure the world has ever seen....
I speak of course, of.....

motleymitch wrote on February 2, 2007, 2:26 am
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Add 'Little Miss Sunshine' to my best of 2006, top 5 for sure.

motleymitch wrote on February 16, 2007, 2:06 am
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You can add 'The Departed' to my best of list too.
"MATT DAAAAMON!!!"

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