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If you're a Kevin Smith fan, he's posted his top 10 films of 2006 on his blog. Some of my favorites from his list include The Departed, Clerks II, Inside Man, V for Vendetta, and Borat.
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Can't argue with his choices or yours. I think the biggest surprise for me was V for Vendetta which turned out to be much better than I thought it was and packed one heck of a message.
On the down side, it was depressing to look at the long list of major releases and realize how many turkeys I watched last year. RV anyone?
February 02, 2007 at 05:59 AM
I'm not a Kevin Smith fan, so I didn't see Clerks II (Clerks I was tedious enough) but I think it's weak he put his own movie in his top 10 list. If he was in charge of the AFI, would Jersey Girl be considered an all-time great? Blech.
Still, I was actually pretty happy with his choices, especially The Departed, Inside Man and United 93, and his honorable mentions included the under-rated MI-3 and the forgotten Thank You for Smoking.
Still, what is V for Vendetta doing in a top-10 list? If there were 1000 movies released last year, that pile of @#$% should be number 999.
Most over-rated movie of the year? Little Miss Sunshine. More hype than My Big Fat Greek Wedding with less laughs per minute.
OK, I will now accept my inevitable rebukes.
February 02, 2007 at 01:25 PM
"Most over-rated movie of the year? Little Miss Sunshine"
You got that right. There's some talk it may steal Best Picture this year despite the fact that the director wasn't nominated. What a sham that would be.
February 02, 2007 at 06:55 PM
"I'm not a Kevin Smith fan, so I didn't see Clerks II (Clerks I was tedious enough)"
"Still, I was actually pretty happy with his choices, especially The Departed, Inside Man and United 93,"
Departed was tedious, like all of Scorsese's movies. I mean, once you've seen one scumbag shot in the back of head, or stabbed with an ice pick, you've seen them all. All Scorsese does is repeat himself - f#ck, sh#t, f#gg#t, gunshot to the head, m#th#rf#ck#r, @$$-h013, c#cks#ck#r, ice pick to the brain. Repeat. Talk about over-rated and unoriginal. I'll take Clerks I or II anyday.
"and his honorable mentions included the under-rated MI-3 and the forgotten Thank You for Smoking."
MI-3 isn't under-rated. It's over-rated. Not as bad as John Woo. Not as Good as De Palma. Thank You For Smoking was forgettable, badly written, boring, and forgettable.
"what is V for Vendetta doing in a top-10 list? If there were 1000 movies released last year, that pile of @#$% should be number 999."
I couldn't agree more. That movie was boring and pretentious from the moment V opens his mouth. That scene where he uses uses all the V words in the dictionary? It sounded like a monologue by the moronic Architect in Matrix Reloaded. Another over-rated bore. Guess who wrote both movies. It just went from bad to worse. I was laughing when he mailed out ten million packages to every home in London. It only would have cost about $100 million and taken 10 years to achieve. But he manages to do it all in a few days. Amazing!
February 02, 2007 at 09:49 PM
I'm in the middle of watching the Departed and it's the lamest soundtrack. Here's a film about Boston and yet Marty has to load up his usual choices. Do we really need all those Stones tracks? Where's the music of Boston, J. Geils or the Pixies? Or The Modern Loves with "She Cracked?" The theme song of the film should have been The Cars' "Moving In Stereo." The least he should have had was "Dirty Water" by the Standells - since it is a song about Boston. But instead Marty picked songs that seemed like an audition to be a Clear Channel Classic rock station programmer.
February 04, 2007 at 09:48 AM
Are you an usher? In the middle of watching it? Tsk tsk... doesn't come out on DVD til the 13th
February 04, 2007 at 11:47 PM
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