I used to do some theatre and debate, and am presently a political science major at CU Boulder. I'm vehemently liberal and will argue with you. I've vehemently atheist and will argue with you. Do not take it personally, it's not so much I dislike you or even your opinion as much as I love a good debate (arguments are emotionally involved) and appreciate people who can defend what they believe. Also, I'm a nerd. I will freely admit this, and I'm cool with that because every male that I have had any interest in being friends with for the last 15 years has been a nerd, and most of the girls, too.
All Time Favorite Movies:
In no order: The Big Lebowski, Barton Fink, Psycho, Rushmore, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, There Will Be Blood, Raging Bull, Zombi, Grindhouse, Knocked Up, Clockwork Orange, Dr Strangelove, Oldboy, Amelie, Delicatessen, Once Upon a Time in the West, Suspiria, The Hustler, The Wrestler, Revolutionary Road, Frost/Nixon, Lion King, Goofy Movie, Magnolia, American Psycho, Die Hard, Battle Royale, The 400 Blows, Blue Velvet, Easy Rider, Shawshank Redemption, Black Christmas (1974), Troll 2, Man Bites Dog, Once Upon a Time in the West, Children of Men, Good the Bad the Ugly, Shaun of the Dead, Spiderman 2, X-Men 2, The Monster Squad, Batman Begins, No Country For Old Men, There Will Be Blood, Apocalypse Now, Network, Wall-E, Dark Knight, Glengarry Glen Ross, Let the Right One In, [REC], Cool Hand Luke, Story of Ricky, Knocked Up, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Let the Right One In, 80s slashers, many more...
All Time Worst Movies:
I don't think I need to say the movie Movies, but also 300, Batman and Robin, Dumb and Dumberer, Rob Zombie's shit, probably most horror, action and romantic movies that are released (there are a lot of good ones also!), especially DTV, movies that feel manufactured to win an Oscar (Benjamin Button springs to mind...) aren't on my WORST movie list, but they are some of my biggest pet peeves, as are remakes that don't do anything different or are unneeded (Psycho remake, Quarantine, etc)
Favorite Actors or Actresses:
Paul Newman, Jack Nicholson, Daniel Day-Lewis, Audrey Hepburn, Morgan Freeman, Kate Winslet, Christopher Walken, Laura Linney, Amy Adams, Cate Blanchett, Sir Ian McKellan, Natalie Portman, Ricky Gervais, Simon Pegg, the Apatow crew, the cast of the Wire, Kristin Bell
Just look at my favorite movies list and take directors from (most) of those.
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I liked your comment on the movie No Country for Old Men. Like everyone else, the ending blew me out of my expected conclusion, and left me feeling disappointed. After reading your comment it made more sense to me; Jones was the main charter, but the car accident still was totally unexpected. P.S. that Psycho remake was the Pits
Although I have not seen Arrested Development, I still think that Malcolm in the Middle had the most dysfunctional family I've seen in a sitcom and I feel like MITM is more underrated than Arrested Development. I'm pretty sure it has all its seasons on DVD.
I didn't add Up because, while it was one of my favorite films of the summer, I think Fantastic Mr. Fox replaces Up as the best animated feature of 2009. I also think Up is schizophrenic with its tone- the first 10 minutes are PERFECT- Brilliant storytelling, and beautifully emotional. Then Up goes to family comedy territory, then switches back to the drama of Carl, then cute dogs with collars, and you know what I mean?
I 'Liked" Dark Knight. I just never thought that it was a "Masterpiece", "Perfect", or a "Classic". And that's how I feel about Avatar as well, that it not a "Masterpiece", "Perfect", or a "Classic". But even with my complaints about Dark Knight, I never hated the film as much as people are hating Avatar .
Other than "Effects" and "Editing", I don't think Avatar is worthy of Oscars.
I never said that I wanted the Joker to disappear, I simply don't believe that anyone can do the part better than Heath. I know that it will happen eventually, and I will hope that it's good, but it will never be good in my mind.
I found piece of shit movies like The Wraith, Mega-Force, Krull, and others 'enjoyable', but not 'good' movies. I guess it's possible to see how my using the term 'Enjoyable movie' could be taken as something flippant and dismissive, but that's not what I was wanting it to be.
Was it a 'good' movie? Yes it was. Was it a very enjoyable movie worth paying to see? Abso-fucking-lutely. But, I stop short of the 'greatest' title.