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9 hours ago, Bazjam said:

So it actually happened, The Departed beat Infernal Affairs. Fucks wrong with you people?

 

You're surprised that a western Scorsese film that won an oscar has been watched more than a east Asian film? Also they came out in different years, so how is one beating the other?

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11 minutes ago, Stigweard said:

 

You're surprised that a western Scorsese film that won an oscar has been watched more than a east Asian film? Also they came out in different years, so how is one beating the other?

It was trounced in terms of points received. Not really surprised, just a little dissapointed. Yes ones won an Oscar (so what), but the other is by far the better film, and this forum seems to have it's fair share of Asian cinema fans.

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18 minutes ago, Bazjam said:

It was trounced in terms of points received. Not really surprised, just a little dissapointed. Yes ones won an Oscar (so what), but the other is by far the better film, and this forum seems to have it's fair share of Asian cinema fans.

By winning an Oscar I meant its more than likely been sought out and seen by more people. IA is on my watchlist.

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2008 Results

 

Worldwide Box Office 

1. The Dark Knight                                                                         $997,000,000

2. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull          $786,636,033

3 Kung Fu Panda                                                                           $631,744,560

4 Hancock                                                                                      $624,386,746

5 Mamma Mia!                                                                              $609,841,637

 

Oscar: Slumdog Millionaire

BAFTA: Slumdog Millionaire

 

2nd Biggest film at the box office was Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. On the plus side, Harrison Ford rolled back the years and delivered a decent performance as Indy. On the negative side – everything else as Stephen Spielberg screws up Indy alongside Lucas with stupid CGI creatures, stupid shit with fridges, a bad Cate Blanchett performance, a bad Ray Winstone performance, Shia bloody LeBouf and aliens and everything looking like it was shot on green screen or on a set. Shit, shit, shit.

 

3rd at the box office is Dreamwork's Kung Fu Panda as Jack Black does animated Panda in a likable cartoon Kung Fu movie. Dreamworks also had 6th place with less good Madagascar 2. 4th at the box office was Hancock as Will Smith is a bad superhero in a film that fails to live up to its potential. 7th at the box office is James Bond: Quantum of Solace which was an extremely disappointing follow up to Casino Royale. Finally, at 10th was The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.

 

Danny Boyle sweeps the major Best Film and director awards with Slumdog Millionare with Dev Patel and Freida Pinto. Not bad year for Kate Winslet who won Best Actress at the BAFTA and Oscars for her performance in Stephen Daldry's The Reader alongside Ralph Fiennes. At the Golden Globes she won best Supporting Actress for The Reader and then Best Actress for Revolutionary Road alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by her then husband, Sam Mendes. In Milk, Sean Penn won Best actor at the Oscars, while Penlope Cruz bagged Best Supporting actress at the Oscars and Baftas for her performance in Woody Allen's Vicky Christie Barcelona.

 

Stallone returned and killed everyone in the super violent Rambo (4) and Will Poulter was Son of Rambow. Ryan Reynolds starred in rom-com Definitely Maybe with Isla Fisher. Jack Black and Mos Def made pirate videos in Be Kind Rewind.

 

Some real crap this year as Hayden Christensen, Sam Jackson and Jamie Bell star in sci-fi teleporting mess, Jumper directed. Sam Jackson was also in The Spirit which bombed. Eddie Murphy had a massive bomb in Meet Dave. Top of the dump has to  M. Night Shyamalan's The Happening which is dreadful with a terrible performance by Mark Wahlberg.

 

Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson and Eric Bana star in sexed up history flick, The Other Boleyn Girl. Christina Ricci was Penelope with James McAvoy who was also a hitman with Angelina Jolie in Wanted. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day starred Frances McDormand. Will Ferrell and Woody Harrelson do basketball in Semi-Pro. More Zombies in Diary of the Dead and another Saw 5.

Neil Marshall presents Doomsday with Bob Hoskins. Michael Hankeke puts Noami Watts through Funny Games in a remake of his own movie. The Cohen's give us Burn After Reading with George Clooney and Frances McDormand.

 

Sean Pegg was told to Run Fatboy Run and shown How to Lose Friends and alienate people. Owen Wilson was Drillbit Taylor. George Clooney directs and stars in Leatherheads. Keanu Reeves and Forest Whitaker, were Street Kings and Keanu also starred in poor remake The Day The Earth Stood Still.

 

Morgan Spurlock's latest documentary asked Where in the World Is Osama bin Laden? Kal Penn & John Jo starred in Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay. Patrick Dempsey was Made of Honour. Ewan McGregor and Hugh Jackman indulged in some Deception.

 

Steve Carell and Anne Hathaway tried to Get Smart. Mike Myers had a disaster with the The Love Guru. They fight and bite and fight and bite and bite, Its Sex and City: The Movie. Brendan Fraser took a Journey to the Center of the Earth and dealt with The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. Mulder and Scully were back in The X-Files: I Want to Believe. Kevin Costner was in Swing Vote. Seth Rogen and James Franco rode the Pineapple Express.

 

Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated movie. Jason Statham was in a Death Race. Steve Coogan made Hamlet 2. Nicholas Cage found Bangkok Dangerous while Vin Diesel went to Babylon A.D. The Cohen's give us Burn After Reading with George Clooney and Frances McDormand.

 

Meg Ryan and Annette Bening were The Women. Viggo Mortensen and Ed Harris face off in Western, Appaloosa. Keira Knightley was The Duchess. Ricky Gervais went to Ghost Town. John Cusack was animated Igor. Sam Jackson travelled to Lakeview Terrace. Shia LaBeouf was in Eagle Eye. Michael Cera and Kat Dennings in Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist. Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo suffer Blindness.

 

Guy Ritchie directs Gerard Butler in RocknRolla. Ridley Scott directs Russell Crowe and Leonardo DiCaprio in spy flick, Body of Lies. Sally Hawkins was Happy-Go-Lucky and bagged some awards. Mark Wahlberg is Max Payne as rubbish videogame adaptations continue.

 

Oliver Stone directs Josh Brolin in W, the story of George Bush Jnr. Robert De Niro asks What Just Happened while Angelina Jolie dealt with Changeling. Edward Norton and Colin Farrell were cops in Pride and Glory. Kevin Smith directs Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks in Zack and Miri Make a Porno. Paul Rudd and Sean William Scott star in the very funny Role Models. John Travolta was Bolt with Miley Cyrus.

 

It begins as Kristen Stewarts and Robert Pattinson star in Twilight. Baz Lurhman makes Australia the musical with Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman. Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon had Four Christmases. Jason Statham was the Transporter 3

Ray Stevenson starred in Punisher: War Zone and Ed Norton was The Incredible Hulk in what was technically the second MCU film. Noel Clarke grew up in Adulthood. Frank Langella and Martin Sheen clash in Frost/Nixon. Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman faced Doubt. Will Smith and Rosario Dawson were in Seven Pounds.

 

Matthew Broderick stars as a mouse in The Tale of Despereaux. Jim Carrey was a Yes Man and Horton Hears a Who while Adam Sandler told some Bedtime Stories and also starred in Don't Mess with the Zohan. David Fincher directs Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett in reverse time person flick The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson in dog film, Marley & Me. Brian Singer directs Tom Cruise and Kenneth Branagh to kill Hitler in Valkyrie. Ari Folman directs award winning animation, Waltz with Bashir.

 

1 Point

 

Steve McQueen makes his directorial debut directing Michael Fassbender in IRA prisoner drama, Hunger.

 

Phyllida Lloyd  does Abba with Meryl Streep, Colin Firth and Timothy Dalton in Mamma Mia.

 

James Marsh directs the documentary of Philippe Petit's 1974 high-wire walk between the Twin Tower in Man on Wire

 

Jonathan Demme directs Anne Hathway in drama, Rachel Getting Married which saw Hathaway nominated for numerous Best Actress awards.

 

Roger Donaldson directs Jason Statham and Saffron Burrows into committing The Bank Job.

 

Kanji Nakajima directs Mitsuhiro Oikawa in Japanese sci-fi flick, The Clone Returns Home

 

Nuri Bilge Ceylan directs Ebru Ceylan in Three Monkeys which won Ceylan Best Director at Cannes.

 

Nacho Vigalondo writes, directs and stars in the very clever Spanish time travel flick Timecrimes which is well worth checking out.

 

2 Points

 

Matt Reeves directs super secret, found footage monster movie, Cloverfield which launched an unlikely sort of franchise.

 

Daniel Craig & Liev Schreiber fight the Nazis in Edward Zwick 's Defiance.

 

Nicholas Stoller directs and Jason Segel writes and stars in comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall with Kristen Bell and Russell Brand.

 

Matteo Garrone adapts Italian crime drama, Gomorrah with Roberto Saviano.

 

Clint Eastwood drects himself and Bee Vang in car, gang and culture drama, Gran Torino

 

Terence Davies directs Liverpool collage documentary Of Time and City which Mark Kermode called his favourite film in the last ten years.

 

Forum favourite, Speed Racer is written and directed by the Wachowskis in an adaptation of the anime of the same name.

 

3 Points

 

Adam Mckay lets Will Ferrell and John C Reilly run amok in Step Brothers in a very silly comedy.

 

Kunio Katō directs animated short The House of Small Cubes which won an Oscar.

 

Ben Stiller writes, directs and stars in war/Hollywood comedy Tropic Thunder with Jack Black and memorable turns by Robert Downey Jnr and Tom Cruise.

 

Kelly Reichardt directs Michelle Williams in drama, Wendy and Lucy

 

4 Points

 

Guillermo del Toro  directs Ron Perlman and Selma Blair in Hellboy 2: The Golden Army in another comic book sequel that surpasses its origin story original.

 

6 Points

 

Tomas Alfredson adapts Swedish vampire tale Let The Right One In with Kåre Hedebrant and Lina Leandersson.

 

Kim Jee-woon directs Korean Western, The Good, The Bad and The Weird with Song Kang-ho and Lee Byung-hun.

 

10 Points

 

Darren Aronofsky directs a great performance from Mickey Rourke in The Wrestler with Marisa Tomei.

 

11 Points

 

Charlie Kaufman makes his directorial debut with Philli Syemour Hoffman and Samantha Morton in surrealistic theatre drama, Synecdoche, New York.

 

14 Points

 

The MCU begins as Marvel Studios put out there first film as Jonathan Favreau directs Robert Downey Jr in Iron Man. A well received box office hit (8th at the box office) for, at the time, a relatively obscure comic character that would begin a series of films that would dominate cinema for the next 10 years and counting. Its a really good origin movie enhanced by Downey Jr's great performance as Tony Stark. If Favreau had gone with an unknown in the lead as originally planned or lost the battle with Marvel to cast Downey Jr when he settled on him then maybe we would have just ended up with some moderately successful Marvel films and not the juggernaut it became.

 

3rd Place

24 Points

In Bruges

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Martin McDonagh writes and directs the fantastic crime drama, In Bruges as Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson  kill time in Belgium in a brilliantly funny, very black crime comedy alongside Ralph Fiennes. It is great and Farrell won a Golden Globe.

 

2nd Place

25 Points

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Wall-E

Andrew Stanton directs Pixar's stunning Sci fi flick, Wall-E which is up there as one of their very best films. The first third is effectively an amazing, visually stunning silent movie before it goes to a more traditional, but still very good story telling, cute robots and a very harsh lesson on consumerism.

 

1st Place

44 Points

The Dark Knight

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A massive win for the bat as Christopher Nolan delivers an explosive sequel to Batman Begins with The Dark Knight as Christian Bale is joined by Aaron Eckhart and an amazing Heath Ledger performance as the Joker. It destroyed everything at the box office in 2008, is full of great set pieces and left everyone who criticised Heath Ledger's casting looking foolish. Sadly the actor had died before the film was released.

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On 24/11/2019 at 11:42, Ork1927 said:

1st Place

31 Points

Hot Fuzz

 

 

Great thread but wow, this might be the most wrong the forum's ever been.

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28 minutes ago, Ork1927 said:

Although gents - one of you only voted for one of them and the other didn't vote for either of them ;-)

 

Although it did only score 28 :P

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1 hour ago, Ork1927 said:

Although gents - one of you only voted for one of them and the other didn't vote for either of them ;-)

 

:lol: brilliant.

 

2008 1st to 3rd came out exactly as I voted 8-)

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2009 Results

 

Worldwide Box Office

 

1 Avatar                                                           $2,749,064,328

2 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince  $934,416,487

3 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs               $886,686,817

4 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen      $836,303,693

5 2012                                                              $769,679,473

 

Oscar: The Hurt Locker

BAFTA: The Hurt Locker

 

The year with the most picks and a good year for animation and sci-fi, but feels like a weaker year overall.

 

2nd at the box office is Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince and with that half decent film out the way, the rest of the top ten without any votes is very grim; 3rd is another bloody Ice Age films with Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (I didn't realise how popular these were) and 4th is Transformer: Revenge of the Fallen as the Transformers begins having terrible sequels. Next is terrible disaster movie, 2012

 

Then at 7th we get the second Twilight film. Things pick up a bit at 8 with Guy Richie's take on Sherlock Holmes with Robert Downey Jr (which won him a Golden Globe) and collapse again at 9 with Ron Howard and Tom Hanks Dan Brown book sequel: Angels & Demons. At 10 is Todd Phillips directing The Hangover with Bradley Cooper and Zak Galifianakis which was a smash hit comedy that came out of nowhere, and, despite some dubious scenes was very very funny and won the Golden Globe.

 

The BAFTA and Oscar winning of 2009 was bomb disposal thriller, The Hurt Locker with Katherine Bigelow picking up Best Director at both as well. Lone Scherfig directs a Nick Hornby script as Carey Mulligan scoops a BAFTA in An Education. Sandra Bullock wins Best Actress at the Oscars for The Blind Side directed John Lee Hancock.. Jason Reitman directs the rather great Up in the Air with George Clooney and Anna Kendrick that won a lot of adapted screenplay awards. Clint Eastwood tells the story of Mandela and the South African rugby team in Invictus. Scott Cooper directs Jeff Bridges to the Best Actor Oscar in Crazy Heart. Lee Daniels directs Mo'Nique to all the Best supporting actress awards in Precious.

 

Kevin James was Paul Blart: Mall Cop. Brendan Fraser was in Inkheart. Kate Beckinsale returns in Underworld: Rise of the Lycans. Steve Martin was in Pink Panther 2. Liam Neeson became an action star as he killed everyone in Paris in Taken.

Tom Tykwer directs Clive Owen and Naomi Watts in The International. Harrison Ford was Crossing Over; Niels Arden Oplev directs Noomi Rapace in book adaptation, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Kristin Kruek was in Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li. Nicholas Cage was Knowing.

 

Dwayne Johnson had a Race to Witch Mountain while John Cena went Twelve Rounds. Clive Owen and Julia Roberts carried out some Duplicity. Paul Rudd and Jason Segel said I Love You, Man. Vernon and Letterman directs Reese Witherspoon and Hugh Laurie in animation, Monsters and Aliens.

 

Greg Mottola directs Jesse Eisenberg and Ryan Reynolds in coming of age, funfair pic, Adventureland: one of two funfair related 'land' films that Eisenberg would star in. Rupert Wyatt directs Brian Cox and Joseph Fiennes in The Escapist. Justin Lin directs Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and the gang in Fast and Furious which became a surprise hit and laid the groundwork for the franchise to blow up. James Wong directs Justin Chatwin & James Marsters in Dragonball Evolution.

 

Seth Rogen had to Observe and Report. Jason Statham and Amy Smart return in Crank: High Voltage. Kevin Macdonald directs Russell Crowe and Ben Affleck in an adpatation of the BBC TV Series, State of Play. Channing Tatum and Terrence Howard were Fighting. Joe Wright directs Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey Jr in The Soloist.

 

Gavin Hood directs X-Men Origins: Wolverine as we get a second terrible Xmen movie in a row with added messing up Deadpool. James Corden and Matthew Horne are Lesbian Vampire Killers as someone thought that was a good idea.

Rian Johnson directs Rachel Weisz and Adrien Brody in The Brothers Bloom. Its the future set Terminator film everyone always wanted except it wasn't very good as Joseph McGinty directs Christian Bale in Terminator Salvation. Shawn Levy gives us a sequel with Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian. Will Ferrell and Anna Friel were in the Land of the Lost. Eddie Murphy tries to Imagine That.

 

Tony Scott directs Denzel Washington and John Travolta in a remake of The Taking of Pelham 123. Anne Fletcher directs Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds in The Proposal. Harold Ramis takes Jack Black and Michael Cera to Year One. Michael Mann directs Johnny Depp and Christian Bale in Public Enemies.

 

Judd Apatow directs Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen in Funny People which was more boring than funny. Stephen Sommers directs Channing Tatum and Christopher Eccleston in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. Gerard Butler and Katherine Heigl were in The Ugly Truth.

Amy Adams and Meryl Streep are Julia and Julia in Nora Ephron's final film. Timothy Olyphant goes on A Perfect Getaway. Jeremy Piven was in The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard. Robert Schwentke directs Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams in The Time Traveler's Wife. Bobcat Goldthwait directs Robin Williams in jet black comedy, World's Greatest Dad.

 

David R Ellis delivers The Final Destination. Rob Zombie gives us Halloween 2. We get a Saw 6. Oren Peli directs found footage, jump scare-orama Paranormal Activity. We get remakes of Friday the 13th, Night of the Demons and The Last House on the left.

Shane Acker directs Elijah Wood in animation 9, while Rob Marshall directs Daniel Day Lewis in musical Nine. Peter Jackson directs Saoirse Ronan in The Lovely Bones. Walt Disney gave us The Princess and the Frog.

 

Terry Gilliam directs The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus with Heath Ledger and Christopher Plummer in Ledger's final role following his tragic death the previous year. Plummer also starred in The Last Station with James McAvoy. Debbie Isitt directs Martin Freeman, Pam Ferris and cute kids in Nativity. Richard Linklater directs Zac Efron and Claire Danes in Me and Orson Welles. Efron was also 17 Again with Matthew Perry. John Travolta and Robin Williams were Old Dogs. Larry Charles directs Sacha Baron Cohen in trolling America again with Bruno.

Steven Soderbergh directs Matt Damon and Scott Bakula in The Informant!

 

Karyn Kusama directs Megan Fox in Jennifer's Body. Anne Fontaine directs Audrey Tautou in Coco Before Chanel. Kevin Tancharoen remakes Fame. Bruce Willis was in Surrogates. Michael Moore directed Capitalism: A Love Story. Ricky Gervais directs and stars in The Invention of Lying with Jennifer Garner. Drew Barrymore directs herself and Ellen Page in Whip It.

 

Nicolas Winding Refn directs Tom Hardy as Bronson. Vince Vaughan and Kristen Bell go on a Couples Retreat. Tom Hooper directs Michael Sheen as Brian Clough in the rather good, The Damned United. Gerard Butler was a Law Abiding Citizen and a Gamer. Richard Kelly asks Cameron Diaz if she wants the washer/dryer or to open The Box, the box, the box. Robert Zemeckis directs Jim Carrey in animated, A Christmas Carol.

 

Richard Curtis directs not very good comedy, The Boat That Rocked with Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Bill Nighy. Ewan McGregor and George Clooney were The Men Who Stare at Goats. Emily Blunt was The Young Victoria. Werner Herzog directs Nicolas Cage and Val Kilmer in Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans. Jim Sheridan directs Jake Gyllenhaal and Natalie Portman in Brothers.


1 Point

 

Chaos Reigns as Lars von Trier gives us Antichrist with Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg.

 

‎Sacha Gervasi directs a reverse Spinal Tap with a real life documentary about a forgotten Rock group that people assumed was a mockumentary in Anvil: The Story of Anvil

 

James Cameron directs the box office record destroyer, Avatar as Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana and Sigourney Weaver do blue alien 3D sci fi stuff. It shattered Titanic's box office record and until this year remained the biggest grossing film of all time (without adjusting for inflation). The argument continues to rage if its any good or has any cultural impact. In terms of this poll, it gets a single point in what is one of the weaker overall years of the decade. Personally, I saw it when it came out, was under-whelmed and have had no desire to watch it again.

 

Ruben Fleischer directs Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg and Emma Stone in the very funny horror comedy, Zombieland.

 

Lord and Miller directs Bill Hader, Anna Faris and Mr T. in funny, food weather animation, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

 

Andrea Arnold directs Katie Jarvis and Michael Fassbender in drama,Fish Tank which won the Grand Jury prize at Cannes and Best British film at the BAFTAs.

 

Hayao Miyazaki directs his latest Studio Ghibli film with goldfish tale, Ponyo.

 

Jacques Audiard directs french prison flick, Une Prohete which won awards at Cannes and the BAFTAs.

 

2 Points

 

Tom Ford directs Colin Firth to a Best Actor BAFTA alongside Julianne Moore in A Single Man.

 

Yorgos Lanthimos directs Greek drama, Dogtooth starring Christos Stergioglou.

 

Wes Anderson adapts and animates Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr. Fox with George Clooney and Meryl Streep.

 

Jean-Pierre Jeunet directs arms trade satire, MicMacs starring Dany Boon.

 

R.J. Cutler directs documentary, The September Issue looking at Vogue magazine.

 

Zack Snyder does a decent job in adapting Alan Moore's classic comic series, Watchman with Patrick Wilson, Billy Crudup and Jackie Earle Haley.

 

3 Points

 

Henry Selick directs a stop motion adaptation of Neil Gaiman's Coraline with voices by Dakota Fanning and Teri Hatcher.

 

Sam Raimi directs Alison Lohman and Justin Long in a return to his horror comedy roots with Drag Me to Hell.

 

Juan José Campanella directs Argentinian drama, El secreto de sus ojos (The secret in their eyes) with Ricardo Darín and Soledad Villamil.

 

Takeshi Koike makes his directorial debut with sci-fi racing anime, Redline.

 

Park Chan-wook directs erotic horror, Thirst starring Song Kang-ho and Kim Ok-bin.

 

4 Points

 

Lu Chuan writes and directs The City of Life and Death, which was a box iffce smash in China dealing with the Japanese invasion of Nanking in 1937.

 

Joe Penhall directs Viggo Mortensen and Kodi Smit-McPhee in this bleak adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's bleak end of the world novel, The Road.

 

5 Points

 

Marc Webb lets Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel have (500) Days of Summer in this sort of anti-rom-com.

 

The Cohen's direct Michael Stuhlbarg and Richard Kind in A Serious Man which picked up an Oscar nomination for Best Picture.

 

Adam Elliot does stop-motion animation in comedy, Mary and Max voiced by Toni Collette and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

 

6 Points

 

Scott Sanders directs a blaxplotation comedy in Black Dynamite with Michael Jai White and Tommy Davidson.

 

Armando Iannucci does The Thick of It stateside as Tom Hollander, James Gandolfini, and Anna Chlumsky are In The Loop in a very funny political comedy.

 

A Star Trek reboot didn't sound like a good idea, but J.J Abrams pulls it off, in part to some really good performances by Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Karl Urban. Leonard Nimoy returns as Spock to create an alternate time-line and left fans looking forward to the sequel (which I doubt will be getting any points)

 

8 Points

 

Michael Haneke directs German film, The White Ribbon with Ulrich Tukur and Susanne Lothar which won the Palme d'Or at Cannes.

 

Christopher Smith writes and directs mind twisting thriller, Triangle with Melissa George. Marlonharewood says “wonderful mystery that can be interpreted in a variety of different ways.  Needs to be watched multiple times”

 

Spike Jonze directs Paul Dano, Forest Whitaker and Catherine Keener in this live action/animation mash-up adaptation of Where the Wild Things Are. Bazjam says “always leaves me in floods of tears by the end. A beautiful ode to the passing of childhood”

 

14 Points

 

Neill Blomkamp makes his directorial debut with surprise sci-fi, found footage hit with South African flick, District Nine with Sharlto Copley and Jason Cope. The film nabbed a lot of Award nominations.

 

3rd Place

19 Points

Up

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It is Pixar again as Pete Docter directs Ed Asner and Christopher Plummer in flying house, talking dog tale, Up. Notable for an early heartbreaking montage. As Boothjan puts it “if you didn't have a lump in your throat after the opening chapter, you're a heartless bastard”

 

2nd Place

22 Points

Inglorious Basterds

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Christoph Waltz wins all the Best Supporting actor awards as Quentin Tarantino does his version of WW2 in Inglorious Basterds with Diane Kruger, Brad Pitt and Michael Fasbender and a lot of dead Nazis.

 

1st Place

24 Points

Moon 

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Duncan Jones makes his directorial debut with Moon as Sam Rockwell excels in this sci-fi almost single hander. Benny says “now probably justifiable to call a cult sci-fi classic, it's a moody and atmospheric piece that is best watched with as little information as possible”

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FINAL RESULTS

 

2000

1st Place - 34 Points:  MEMENTO

2nd Place - 23 Points:  GLADIATOR

3rd Place -  16 Points:  BATTLE ROYALE

2001

1st Place - 42 Points: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING

2nd Place - 28 Points:  MULHOLLAND DRIVE

3rd Place -  10 Points:  SPIRITED AWAY

2002

1st Place - 28 Points:  THE TWO TOWERS

2nd Place - 22 Points:  CITY OF GOD

3rd Place -  15 Points:  MINORITY REPORT

2003

1st Place - 32 Points:  THE RETURN OF THE KING

2nd Place - 23 Points:  KILL BILL: VOL 1

3rd Place -  21 Points:  OLD BOY

2004

1st Place - 26 Points:  SHAUN OF THE DEAD

2nd Place - 24 Points:  ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND

3rd Place -  13 Points:  THE INCREDIBLES

2005

1st Place - 29 Points:  BATMAN BEGINS

2nd Place - 16 Points:  SERENITY

3rd Place -  12 Points:  KISS KISS BANG BANG

2006

1st Place - 36 Points:  CHILDREN OF MEN

2nd Place - 21 Points:  THE PRESTIGE

3rd Place -  19 Points:  PAN'S LABYRINTH

2007

1st Place - 31 Points:  HOT FUZZ

2nd Place - 26 Points:  THERE WILL BE BLOOD

3rd Place -  24 Points:  NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN

2008

1st Place - 44 Points:  THE DARK KNIGHT

2nd Place - 25 Points:  WALL-E

3rd Place -  24 Points:  IN BRUGES

2009

1st Place - 24 Points:  MOON

2nd Place - 22 Points:  INGLORIOUS BASTERDS

3rd Place -  19 Points:  UP

 

Stats incoming

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Stats

 

Highest scoring winning film:

The Dark Knight (2008) - 44 Points

 

Lowest scoring winning film: 

Moon (2009) - 24 Points

 

Highest scoring 3rd place film:

No Country for Old Men (2007) and In Bruges (2008) - 24 Points

 

Lowest scoring 3rd place film:

Spirited Away (2001) - 10 points

 

Total number of films with votes:

306 from 3:10 to Yuma to Zoolander

 

Year with most picks

2004 - 38 different films

 

Year with least picks

2001 - 24 different films

 

Winning Films by Director

3 - Christopher Nolan*

3 - Peter Jackson**

2 - Edgar Wright

1 - Alfonso Cuarón

1 - Duncan Jones

*Nolan also directed a 2nd place pick

**Jackson also appeared as an actor in one of the other winning films.

 

Winning Films by Actor 

4 - Cate Blanchett 

3 - Michael Caine

3 - Most of LOTR trilogy cast

 

Top 30 Stats

5 Foreign Language films

4 Animated films

3 Films set partially in Space

3 Super-hero films

 

 

 

 

 

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