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Re: Fantaverse Top 100 Movies of the New Millennium (2000-)

Postby Shrykespeare » April 20th, 2017, 8:46 pm

transformers2 wrote:Shryke: While I don't share your love of modern animation, there was still a lot of stuff on your list that I love. Any list that features plenty of QT, action/sci-fi and MOTHERFUCKIN ACCEPTED is cool in my book. Overall I saw 79 (!) of the films on your list and we had 16 overlaps.


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Re: Fantaverse Top 100 Movies of the New Millennium (2000-)

Postby BanksIsDaFuture » April 20th, 2017, 11:33 pm

Chien

Great list, it's full of movies I've wanted to see for years, or movies I really like already. We had 12 overlaps, but I think that's due to the foreign nature of your list. I've seen 30 films from your list (30%), and if I'd started at 100, we'd have more overlaps, like Eternal Sunshine, Drive, or Prisoners. If anything, I've really got to watch In The Mood For Love very soon.

Added to my Watch list, among others: In The Mood For Love, JSA, The Great Beauty, Spirited Away

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Another great list, full of American classics - you definitely love your dramas, as I don't see a single horror/comedy on there (though I guess you could argue for Black Swan or Star Trek). We had 8 overlaps, but again there are a ton there that have been on my to-watch list for years - I'm not great on catching up, especially with dramas. However, I've seen 23 films from your list (46%), and some would've made my list had it started at 100, like Hard Candy or Mystic River. WALL-E is a fantastic Pixar film and the silent film portion is perhaps the best microcosm of what Pixar can do.

Added to my Watch list, among others: The Master, Mud, Amy, Waltz With Bashir

Shryke

Tons of quality animation, sprinkled with some of my favorite comedies (Bruce Almighty) and guilt pleasures (Music & Lyrics). We had 12 overlaps, think that's due to me liking a lot of your films, but not loving them. I anticipate I've seen the highest percentage of your list out of everyone, at 76 films (whopping 76%!). Your #1 - The Dark Knight - I obviously love, and I struggled with not having it as my #1 as well. It's easily heads and shoulder above every other comic book film ever made, though I will admit that Logan may have come the closest....

Added to my Watch list, among others: The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Charlie Wilson's War, How To Train Your Dragon 2

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A strong, and very diverse, list - it's got everything from sophomoric comedy (Step Brothers), to highly rated thrillers (No Country For Old Men), to martial arts flicks (The Raid), to weird Mel Gibson dramas in ancient languages (Apocalypto).We had 15 overlaps, though there's a lot that would've made my 100 cut, like Ex Machina, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Requiem for a Dream, or Mad Max: Fury Road. I've seen 71 films from your list (71%), which is a lot more than I thought at first glance. I also think you're the only other person to list In Bruges, which makes me very happy. I have not any of the 3 films that make up your #1, and I really don't care to - the epic fantasy genre has never interested me, though I can respect how beloved and held in high esteem the Lord of the Rings films are.

Added to my Watch list, among others: Memories of Murder, The Terminal, Amores Peros, The Hunt
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Re: Fantaverse Top 100 Movies of the New Millennium (2000-)

Postby Shrykespeare » April 21st, 2017, 12:02 am

TRANNY'S LIST



100. Accepted
99. Warrior
98. Dawn of the Dead
97. Super 8
96. Creed
95. Source Code
94. Me, Myself and Irene
93. Remember the Titans
92. Furious 7
91. Zombieland
90. Smokin' Aces
89. Zoolander
88. Harold & Kumar go to White Castle
87. The Town
86. Blue Jasmine
85. V for Vendetta
84. Dope
83. Layer Cake
82. Short Term 12
81. Crank
80. The Expendables 2
79. The Dark Knight Rises
78. Wanted
77. Million Dollar Baby
76. Rambo
75. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
74. Meet the Parents
73. Pain & Gain
72. True Grit
71. The Hateful Eight
70. Ocean's Eleven
69. End of Watch
68. Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
67. 3:10 to Yuma
66. Batman Begins
65. The Nice Guys
64. Nightcrawler
63. The Wrestler
62. The Spectacular Now
61. 21 Jump Street
60. Planet Terror
59. Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
58. The Fighter
57. Zach and Miri Make a Porno
56. POTC: Curse of the Black Pearl
55. Room
54. District 9
53. Best in Show
52. Clerks 2
51. Borat
50. The Room
49. American Hustle
48. Fast Five
47. Friday Night Lights
46. Pootie Tang
45. Gran Torino
44. Team America: World Police
43. Inception
42. The Rundown
41. 22 Jump Street
40. Straight Outta Compton
39. Lucky Number Slevin
38. Black Swan
37. Gone Baby Gone
36. The Hurt Locker
35. Shaun of the Dead
34. City of God
33. The Hangover
32. 300
31. Grandma's Boy
30. Star Trek
29. Manchester by the Sea
28. Wet Hot American Summer
27. Silver Linings Playbook
26. 50/50
25. Whiplash
24. Step Brothers
23. Kick-Ass
22. This is the End
21. Fruitvale Station
20. No Country For Old Men
19. American Psycho
18. Hot Rod
17. Inglourious Basterds
16. Gone Girl
15. Hustle & Flow
14. 28 Days Later
13. Anchorman: Legend of Ron Burgundy
12. Snatch
11. Gladiator
10. Knocked Up
9. Training day
8. Donnie Darko
7. Superbad
6. Django Unchained
5. memento
4. Kill Bill Vol. 1
3. The 40-Year-Old Virgin
2. The Departed
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Re: Fantaverse Top 100 Movies of the New Millennium (2000-)

Postby Shrykespeare » April 21st, 2017, 12:06 am

I have spent a couple hours compiling our COLLECTIVE Top 100. How do you want me to present it? One at a time, or all at once?

Also - I've had to break LOTR into three movies, same with Kill Bill because two or more people listed them as separate films.


As it stands right now, a film has to appear on at least three lists to make the Top 100.
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Re: Fantaverse Top 100 Movies of the New Millennium (2000-)

Postby Ron Burgundy » April 21st, 2017, 2:57 am

Why not 10 at a time or even 20?
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Re: Fantaverse Top 100 Movies of the New Millennium (2000-)

Postby transformers2 » April 21st, 2017, 8:27 am

I think 10 at a time would be good
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Re: Fantaverse Top 100 Movies of the New Millennium (2000-)

Postby W » April 21st, 2017, 9:37 am

Don't you need everyone's #1 before you start posting the cumulative list?
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Re: Fantaverse Top 100 Movies of the New Millennium (2000-)

Postby Shrykespeare » April 21st, 2017, 11:21 am

W wrote:Don't you need everyone's #1 before you start posting the cumulative list?


Of course. I'm just doing most of the formulating now. I have no doubt the remaining #1s will change the order, but at least now I have 95% of the work done.

I will start posting 10 at a time once the final #1 is done. Between that, the Year Long Draft and the Quarterly Draft (yeah, that one too), I'm gonna be busy! Oh, and I have write a column next week...

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Re: Fantaverse Top 100 Movies of the New Millennium (2000-)

Postby transformers2 » April 21st, 2017, 4:55 pm

tranny's #1

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The Adventure of Pluto Nash is a rollicking, side-splitting sci-fi comedy with a career-defining performance from Eddie Murphy as Pluto Nash, the moon's most prolific nightclub owner. It's a shame that the group of elitist pricks that masquerade as film critics in the present day are too stuck-up to recognize this intergalactic laugh riot as the life-affirming masterpiece that it truly is. Bless you Ron Underwood, Neil Cuthbert and Warner Brothers Pictures for bringing this slice of pure cinematic enchantment into the world.





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Sin City (2005): The 2014 sequel which no one outside of a handful of my friends and I liked made the cut earlier (#75), so the far superior original is kind of obligated to top my list. Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's big-screen adaptation of Miller's celebrated graphic novel series is probably the most memorable filmwatching experience of my lifetime. My dad rented me the DVD from Blockbuster shortly after it came out and every second of it blew my 13-year old mind. At that point of my life, I had never seen anything like it. None of the characters were traditional heroes, the visual pallet was very distinct and the gory shootouts were way more brutal than any of the sanitized PG-13 action movies I'd seen before that. The feeling of wonder I felt when I first saw Sin City hasn't faded over time. Every time I watch it, I'm still overwhelmed by how intoxicating its world of sex, corruption and crime is. Sin City is a thoroughly badass, brilliantly-crafted piece of noir that solidified my love of cinema as an artform and for that reason, it's my favorite movie of the 2000's.
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Re: Fantaverse Top 100 Movies of the New Millennium (2000-)

Postby Shrykespeare » April 21st, 2017, 7:56 pm

Tranny, I LOVE much of your list, and we had a lot in common, which makes me feel cooler given that you're now 25 and I'm ... nearly double that. Ahem.

As for Sin City, I can't fault you for that at all. I loved the original film, which was ... truly ... an original. Never has a graphic novel come to life in such stark detail. Everyone from Willis and Owen on down played their parts to the hilt. (do NOT mess with Devon Aoki.)

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Re: Fantaverse Top 100 Movies of the New Millennium (2000-)

Postby Shrykespeare » April 21st, 2017, 9:47 pm

Surfer's up next, and since it's already the 22nd where he is, I'll post this now.


SURFER'S LIST

100. We Need to Talk About Kevin
99. Inglourious Basterds
98. The Royal Tenenbaums
97. Sin City
96. Tyrannosaur
95. Room
94. Force Majeure
93. Enemy
92. Road to Perdition
91. In the Loop
90. The Mist
89. Departures
88. The Duke of Burgundy
87. Sunshine
86. 2046
85. City of God
84. Blue is the Warmest Colour
83. Let the Right One In
82. Hellboy
81. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
80. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
79. 2 Days in Paris
78. Ex Machina
77. Inception
76. The Secret in their Eyes
75. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter … and Spring
74. Primer
73. Looper
72. Thank You for Smoking
71. The Guest
70. This is England
69. Children of Men
68. The Incredibles
67. Far From Heaven
66. Submarine
65. POTC: The Curse of the Black Pearl
64. Inside Llewyn Davis
63. American Psycho
62. Ratatouille
61. The Social Network
60. Spirited Away
59. Moon
58. The Wailing
57. Super 8
56. Guardians of the Galaxy
55. No Country for Old Men
54. Timecrimes
53. Wall-E
52. Amores Perros
51. Batman Begins
50. The LEGO Movie
49. Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance
48. District 9
47. Persepolis
46. Kill Bill I & II
45. Carol
44. Under the Skin
43. Her
42. Belleville Rendez-vous
41. Spider-Man
40. Boyhood
39. Fantastic Mr. Fox
38. Volver
37. Coraline
36. Toy Story 3
35. Dead Man's Shoes
34. The Hunt
33. Mother
32. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
31. The Lord of the Rings (trilogy)
30. Zodiac
29. Monsters, Inc.
28. Requiem For a Dream
27. Kill List
26. Hot Fuzz
25. Inside Out
24. Shaun of the Dead
23. Drag Me to Hell
22. Prisoners
21. The Host
20. High Fidelity
19. A Serious Man
18. Donnie Darko
17. Up
16. Memories of Murder
15. Nightcrawler
14. Arrival
13. The Devil's Backbone
12. Amelie
11. Brick
10. Oldboy
9. In the Mood For Love
8. Memento
7. Mulholland Dr.
6. Black Swan
5. The Dark Knight2
4. 28 Days Later
3. It Follows
2. Incendies
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Re: Fantaverse Top 100 Movies of the New Millennium (2000-)

Postby silversurfer19 » April 22nd, 2017, 2:43 am

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Pan's Labyrinth

I have always been fascinated by fairy tales. From reading the works of the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Anderson as a child, to watching films varying from the classic Disney animations to Labyrinth, Mirrormask, The Princess Bride and Edward Scissorhands. The concept of escaping reality into this magical realm filled with strange and wonderful creatures that equally wowed and frightened me, this was a basis that founded my intrigue in the genre.

During the early part of the 21st Century, this led me to Guillermo Del Toro and Pan's Labyrinth. Early on in the movie, the central character, a young girl named Ofelia, is told to grow up and stop being obsessed with mythology and the idea of fairy tales. This struck a chord with me as it is something I have never been able to shake, nor would I want it to. I feel this is something that has also been true for Del Toro.

He is a director who I have long held an affiliation with due to his own obsession with the fairy tale world. From his early work on Cronos to his work with Blade, Hellboy and Pacific Rim, Del Toro has held a keen interest with monsters, but on both Pan's Labyrinth and The Devil's Backbone, movies which I feel work as a kind of sister-brother relationship, he takes this concept of escaping to another world filled with magic and strange creatures onto a new and much more profound and effective level. Whereas The Devil's Backbone used the idea of a ghost story to reveal the horrors of man during the early part of the Spanish Civil War, Pan's Labyrinth takes the concept of a fairy tale, which, despite filled with fauns, fairy's, giant toads and child eating monsters with eyes in their hands, acts as a safe haven for the horrors of humanity at the culmination of the war.

Pan's Labyrinth is a masterpiece of modern cinema. It equally enthralls and terrifies, wowing you with its visuals and horrifying you with the actions of the characters. It introduced me to an important moment in Spain's history, which seems to have been lost from our history curriculum as it coincided at the same time as the Second World War. Yet how Del Toro tackles Fascism and the detrimental impact it had on Spain is an effective piece of storytelling. Oscillating between the fighting of the Resistance and Franco's army to Ofelia's quest to open a portal back into a magical kingdom of peace and harmony, the two worlds eventually clash together into sobering and emotional climax, and one which left me devastated and numb.

On occasion cinema has an ability to arrest me in such a manner, and Del Toro's masterpiece is a movie which has continued to have such an effect on the numerous times I have since rewatched it. It proved to me that fairy tales still have such an ability to transport me to mysterious worlds filled with magic and the power they still hold over me. And long may it continue.

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Re: Fantaverse Top 100 Movies of the New Millennium (2000-)

Postby numbersix » April 22nd, 2017, 7:04 am

Right, firstly Tranny...

Damn, I should have known it was going to be Sin City. Considering the sequel (which I watched on TV last week, and absolutely hated as it was a weak retread of the same material) made your list! But yeah, I remember being blown away by the original's trailer, and even more impressed when I watched it - I'd never seen something so stylised and so violent as well. It really created an atmosphere that freaked me out. I'm not sure the film has stuck with me, but it was certainly an impressive experience.

I found your list to be a mixed affair, like I imagine you found mine. I've seen 74 of your films, which isn't bad. A lot of the comedies and action films aren't things I normally go see. Plenty of stuff I have seen and didn't resonate, like Straight Outta Compton, Gran Torino, 3:10 to Yuma, Ocean's 11 etc. But we did have 11 films on both our lists. And we're the onyl two that saw the brilliance in The Wrestler, which I personally think is stronger than Black Swan. And some nice surprises, like Room, Manchester by the Sea, and of course The Room, which is such a bizarre experience I'm not sure I can even consider it a movie, despite seeing it 3 times! Of the ones I haven't seen, I'm going to look for 22 Jump Street (I really enjoyed the first), Step Brothers (John C Reilly is a comic genius), and The Nice Guys.
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Re: Fantaverse Top 100 Movies of the New Millennium (2000-)

Postby Shrykespeare » April 22nd, 2017, 12:38 pm

Surfer - I've seen only 28 movies from your list, but FIFTEEN of them were also on my list, so... I guess that means something.

Pan's Labyrinth is an excellent choice. I saw it in one of those expensive movie theaters with the reclining chairs and the food/drink service, and I didn't even care that it was in Spanish... in fact, it may be the first (and only) film I've ever paid to see in a theater that didn't have a word of English in it. That also means something.

Visually magnificent, it is a story that stays with you forever. Ivana Baquero was amazing beyond her years as the main character in a film she probably wasn't old enough to watch at the time due to its scenes of brutality and scariness, but Del Toro's creatures and effects are the real star. They don't overshadow the story, though, like they did in Hellboy 2, which makes this a worthy inclusion on any list. (It just barely missed mine.)

Glad we share a love of quality Pixar films, that's for sure.
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Re: Fantaverse Top 100 Movies of the New Millennium (2000-)

Postby numbersix » April 22nd, 2017, 1:58 pm

Surf, well I'm not one bit surprised about your list, and the amount of crossover we shared. 41 in total, which is amazing, and 9 from your Top 10, with Black Swan being the only one not on my list. You included some amazing Brit cinema, such as Dead Man's Shoes, The Duke of Burgundy and In the Loop. And I've seen 98 of your films, which means I'll really have to watch Spring Summer Fall Winter and Far From Heaven.

And what a #1. Such a magnificent film. It almost made my Top 100 of all time when we did it a few years ago, and the only reason it's not higher on this list is because I've yet to see it again, despite owning the Special Edition DVD. I will certainly do so soon. One of the best films ever to draw a line from fantasy into reality and make a theme about how the imaginary world is important for making decisions in the real world. And all bound by magical creature design and intense drama. I was right in my guess - it was an arthouse breakout, one that probably wouldn't happen again. In fact, just look at how A Monster Calls fared in the US! What a great list overall.
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